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Good Vibrations pianist is gone to rest

Scanning Mike Melvoin‘s arranger and accompanist credits in his L. A. Times obituary, you discover he must have been Hollywood’s first-choice pianist for half a century. Beach Boys apart, just count the hits: Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life,” Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable” the Jackson 5?s “ABC,” and “Pet Sounds” Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” John Lennon’s “Stand By Me” [.
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The other Frank has died

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (4 years ago)

Frank Foster, the saxophonist who did arrangements for Sinatra and doubled with flautist Frank Wess in a number called Two Franks, is gone at 82. His best-known number was Shiny Stockings. Hear it here. Obit here. More than anyone, ... Read Post

Beach Boys feeling good vibrations ahead of Grammy performance

Entertainment : The Marquee Blog (3 years ago)

There are plenty of good vibrations surrounding The Beach Boys as they gear up for a reunion performance at the Grammys on Sunday. The group hasn't performed together live in more than two decades, but Mike Love and Brian Wilson tol... Read Post

Mike Melvoin Dead: Acclaimed Session Musician Dies of Cancer at 74

Entertainment / Music : (3 years ago)

Frederick M. Brown, Getty Mike Melvoin, an acclaimed composer and pianist who worked with popular artists ranging from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, died Wednesday in Burbank, Calif. from cancer.... Read Post

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