Tag: rock

Singer Jerry Lee Lewis Dies at 87

Singer Jerry Lee Lewis died Friday morning at 87. Lewis died at his Mississippi home, south of Memphis, Tennessee, representative Zach Farnum said in a release. The news came two days after the publication of an erroneous TMZ report of his death, later retracted. For a brief time, in 1958, he was a contender to…


2,700 Year-Old Rock Carvings Discovered in Iraq’s Mosul

BAGHDAD—Archaeologists in northern Iraq last week unearthed 2,700-year-old rock carvings featuring war scenes and trees from the Assyrian Empire, an archaeologist said Wednesday. The carvings on marble slabs were discovered by a team of experts in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, who have been working to restore the site of the ancient Mashki Gate, which was…


Gary Brooker, Frontman of Rock Band Procol Harum, Dies at 76

LONDON—Gary Brooker, the Procol Harum frontman who sang one of the 1960s’ most enduring hits, “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” has died. He was 76. The English rock band said Brooker died at his home on Saturday. He had been receiving treatment for cancer. A statement posted on the band’s official website said: “With the…


Wall of Rock Falls on Boaters in Brazilian Lake; 5 Die

BRASILIA, Brazil—A towering slab of rock broke from a cliff and toppled onto pleasure boaters drifting near a waterfall on a Brazilian lake on Saturday and officials said at least five people died. Minas Gerais Fire Department Commander Edgard Estevo told a news conference that in addition to the dead, as many as 20 people…


Missing Moon Rock From Apollo 17 Mission Back in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La.—Louisiana has recovered a missing lunar rock gifted to the state to commemorate the last manned U.S. mission to the moon after it turned up in the hands of a man who recycles wooden plaques. The rock from the 1972 Apollo 17 landing was in the possession of the Louisiana State Museum on…


Tawny Kitaen, Star of ’80s Rock Music Videos, Dies at 59

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music videos during the heyday of MTV and starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1984 comedy “Bachelor Party,” has died. She was 59. The Orange County coroner’s office said she died at her home in Newport Beach on Friday. The cause of death…