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” [.
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
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
REISSUE ROUNDUP 3: THE BEATLES, ERIC CLAPTON, FRANK SINATRA, THE WHO, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL AND HUMBLE PIE It's time to wrap up these Reissue Roundups with the latest high end batch from the Universal family of labels. The Be... Read Post