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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2003 file photo, Gerry Marsden holds his MBE. Gerry Marsden, the British singer and lead singer of Gerry and the Pacemakers, who was instrumental in turning a song from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel” into one of the great anthems in the world of football, has died. He was 78. (Matthew Fearn/PA via AP, File)

'You'll Never Walk Alone:' Singer Gerry Marsden dies at 78

Jan. 3, 2021 5:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 1960s British group Gerry and the Pacemakers that had such hits as “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and the song that became the anthem of Liverpool Football Club, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” has died. He was 78. His family said that...

Mariah Carey performs during her holiday special

A record 39 holiday songs dominate Billboard Hot 100 chart

Dec. 29, 2020 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39 holiday songs have dominated this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart, including nine holiday tunes in the Top 10. Mariah Carey's ubiquitous hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You," leads the pack at No. 1 — marking the tune's fifth time at...

People queue in line to wait for coronavirus testing while maintaining social distancing at Seoul Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Koreans line up for virus tests as cases surge

Dec. 18, 2020 10:59 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Long lines are snaking from coronavirus testing sites in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Saturday as the country reports 1,053 more confirmed cases, the fourth straight day over 1,000. Thousands are taking advantage of free tests being offered temporarily in the capital area. The...

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New this week: 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' and Paul McCartney

Dec. 14, 2020 4:47 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was always going to be an event picture, even on Netflix, where it will be...

This cover image released by Capitol Records shows “McCartney III,” by Paul McCartney. (Capitol via AP)

Music Review: Paul McCartney is fab on 'McCartney III'

Dec. 14, 2020 11:20 AM EST

Paul McCartney, “McCartney III" (Capitol Records) Add Paul McCartney to the list of artists who have been busy making inspired music while grounded due to the pandemic. “McCartney III,” recorded at his home studio earlier this year doesn’t quite match the power and weight of fellow...

Photos, flowers, and candles have been left at Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to remember John Lennon, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The rock star and former Beatle was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by a fan on Dec. 8, 1980. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death

Dec. 8, 2020 4:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building. In Central Park's Strawberry Fields section, which is steps from where he was shot and is dedicated to...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. Universal Music Publishing Group is buying legendary singer Bob Dylan’s entire catalog of songs. The company said Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, that the deal covers 600 song copyrights including “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” and “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” “Tangled Up In Blue.

The Dylan catalog, a 60-year rock 'n' roll odyssey, is sold

Dec. 7, 2020 4:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — To many music lovers, Bob Dylan's songbook is priceless. Well, now he's put a price on it. The Nobel Prize-winning songwriter has sold publishing rights to his catalog of more than 600 songs, one of the greatest treasures in popular music, to the Universal Music Publishing Group, it was...

Today in History

Dec. 5, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2020. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first Black president, died at age 95. On this date: In 1791, composer...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The pop star scored multiple Grammy nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

Nov. 24, 2020 8:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she...

FILE - The Weeknd performs on day three at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug 4, 2018. The Weeknd, who was nominated for eight American Music Awards, was completely shut out of the Grammys, earning zero nominations despite having a No. 1 album. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out

Nov. 24, 2020 5:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve things worth noting about Tuesday's nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards, from snubbed singers to posthumous nominees to famous folks competing for awards. ___ SNUBBED SINGERS The Weeknd sings about being a “star boy" but the Grammys' response to his latest album? Bye boy....