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This Week in Rock History: Jim Morrison Dies, the Beatles Hit the Big Screen

July 5, 2011

This week in rock history, the Beatles hit the silver screen, Ozzy Osbourne married Sharon, Prince conquered the charts with "When Doves Cry," and Jim Morrison and Barry White passed away. July 6, 1964: The Beatles' first film, A Hard Day's Night, premieres...


Barry White Dies

July 7, 2003

R&B legend Barry White, whose deep voice was a calling card during his thirty-year career, died of kidney failure on July 4th in Los Angeles; he was fifty-eight. Born in Galveston, Texas, on September 12, 1944, White got his start singing, playing...


Barry White Suffers Stroke

May 19, 2003

According to his daughter, singer Barry White is in good spirits as he continues his recovery from a stroke that affected his speech and the right side of his body. The fifty-eight-year-old soul icon suffered the stroke earlier this month while waiting...