Joan Baez

  1. Paul Colby, Owner and Promoter Behind Landmark Greenwich Vill. Venue the Bitter End, Dies at 96

    February 18, 2014 9:57 PM EST Even though it's been a good two decades since Paul Colby was actively involved in the running of The Bitter End, one of Greenwich Village's premiere music and comedy showcases, he was still a presence in the room -- and not just because ...

  2. Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

    March 28, 2012 8:37 PM EDT Country legend Earl Scruggs died in a Nashville hospital on Wednesday. He was 88. According to The Associated Press, his son Gary said the musician died of natural causes. The banjo player was a bluegrass icon who brought his distinct three-finger ...

  3. Phil Ochs Documentary, 'There But For Fortune,' Marches Across U.S.

    March 03, 2011 3:36 PM EST A documentary on '60s folksinger Phil Ochs that had a schedule of eight cities in January has expanded its run to 70 playdates and may eventually be booked into 100 theaters. For a film that took 20 years to come together despite the interest ...

  4. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Set For Pete Seeger's 90th Concert

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May ...

  5. American Folk Legend Odetta Dies At 77

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died. She was 77. Odetta died Tuesday (Dec. 2) of heart disease at Lenox Hill Hospital, said her manager of 12 years, Doug ...

  6. Montreal Concert Producer Sam Gesser Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Montreal concert producer Sam Gesser, best known for bringing names like Janis Joplin, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger to the city, died yesterday of cancer. He was 78. Harry Belafonte once described Gesser as the best impresario in North America, his c ...

  7. Borman VP Foraker Dies

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Borman Entertainment VP Joni Foraker died March 9 after a long battle with cancer. She was 48. Foraker, who headed the Nashville office of the Los Angeles-based management firm, is survived by her husband Brian and son Jackson. Her 30-year career ...

  8. Death Permeates Lifetime Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music greats such as Joan Baez, the Doors and the Grateful Dead won lifetime Grammy achievement awards yesterday (Feb. 10), although many of those honored did not live long enough to receive them. "The thing about a lifetime achievement award ...

  9. Doors, Dead To Receive Grammys

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Influential rock bands The Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Callas, organizers said Tuesday. Other honorees incl ...