4 items by Christina Cramer

  • Live Report: Culture Club

    Live Report: Culture Club | ARTICLE

    When Virgin Records released the single "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" in the pseudo-progressive early Eighties, it was cloaked in a plain white wrapper. Apparently, company conservatives were afraid that Boy George's sexual ambiguity might "frighten" record buyers. "We've...

    August 18, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Chris Farley Dead At 33

    Chris Farley Dead At 33 | ARTICLE

    Chris Farley, the actor who rose to fame playing off-kilter but lovable characters on "Saturday Night Live," was found dead in Chicago on Thursday. He was 33. The cause of death was not immediately known, although Chicago Fire Department...

    December 19, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Music World Says Goodbye To Nicolette Larson

    Music World Says Goodbye To Nicolette Larson | ARTICLE

    Recording artist Nicolette Larson, best known for her 1970s cover of Neil Young's "Lotta Love," died Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 45. Larson died of complications from cerebral edema -- a swelling of the brain -- at the UCLA Medical...

    December 18, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Radiohead Strike Gold

    Radiohead Strike Gold | ARTICLE

    NME called it "age-defining...one of the most startling albums ever made," and this week Radiohead's critically acclaimed OK Computer posted record sales to match its superlative reviews. OK Computer, which was certified gold this week, is the most...

    October 28, 1997 12:00 AM ET