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Chuck Berry was the true king of rock ‘n’ roll

Berry’s songwriting, guitar playing and legendary dance moves inspired scores of celebrated musicians and music lovers alike. Nick Krewen Music, Sun., March 19, 2017 The true king of rock ’n’ roll has died. Post 1955, you can list any number of stratospheric acts that followed Chuck Berry — Elvis . . . the Beatles . . . the Rolling Stones . . . the Beach Boys — and as much…

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Emm Gryner joins David Bowie tribute in New York

“I think he would actually enjoy this show,” says the Ontario musician of Bowie, who died a year ago Tuesday. Nick Krewen Music, Mon.,  Jan. 9, 2017 Canadian singer and songwriter Emm Gryner has crossed the border this week to pay tribute to an old friend on the anniversary of his death. The Sarnia native is travelling to New York City to participate with other band alumni on Tuesday in…


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Pop music superstar Prince dead at 57

NOTE: I did not author this article, but am including it because some of my review was included in this obit published in the Toronto Star.  Pop music superstar Prince dead at 57 | Toronto Star Prince, who created such pop classics as Little Red Corvette and When Doves Cry, died at his Minnesota home. The singer is being remembered as one of the most popular, inventive and influential recording artists of…


Meeting Pope Was Highlight: B.B. King

MEETING POPE WAS HIGHLIGHT: B.B. KING Gets 1st gold album in 48 years, Blues Brothers 2000 coming up      NICK KREWEN THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR, Wednesday, January 21, 1998 TORONTO — The undisputed King Of The Blues calls meeting Pope John Paul II “the highlight of my life,” but says he didn’t offer him any lessons after giving him a replica of his prized guitar Lucille. “No, I did not,”…


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Portrait of The Artist (Prince) As A Newly Free Man

Versions of this article for Southam News appeared in several Southam newspapers including The Windsor Star on November 20, 1996 PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A NEWLY FREE MAN   NICK KREWEN CHANHASSEN, Minnesota. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince  knows how to make a lasting impression. As the door to the conference room in his palatial Paisley Park Studios swings open, the man whose legal name is the unpronounceable…