ALBUMS: Tony Allen Leaves Behind a Lasting Legacy

Tony Allen (Image: Blue Note) Tony Oladipo Allen, who died last year, was a legend of the drum kit, a musician that was never content to confine his playing to a single style. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1940 and was a rule breaker right out of the gate. He never played African drums or percussion. Instead, he was fascinated by American jazz, and spent many hours absorbing

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With a Superb New Album, Tom Jones Intertwines Music With Memories

On the cusp of 81, the Welsh pop icon still knocks ’em dead as Surrounded By Time sees him tackling tunes by Dylan, Macca, the Stones and more

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The duel between these blues rock classics helped bring 1965 to a landing with a bang

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“The Lure of Irresponsibility”: Willie Nelson’s Honeysuckle Rose Turns 40

Loosely based on the 1939 film Intermezzo, the Red Headed Stranger’s hit Hollywood turn introduced him to a new generation of music fans

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So Long, Simon & Garfunkel: ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ at 50

The duo’s final official studio LP together remains pop’s fondest farewell

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