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Fred Parris, “In the Still of the Night” Songwriter and Five Satins Frontman, Dies at 85

Fred Parris, frontman for The Five Satins, the doo-wop group whose smash 1956 ballad “In the Still of the Night” became an enduring standard and was prominently used in movies including Dirty Dancing and The Irishman, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 85. “I never expected it to have so much of an impact,” Parris told […]

Walter Yetnikoff, Former CBS Records President and Industry Titan, Dies at 87

Walter Yetnikoff, CBS Records’ kingpin from 1975 to 1990, as famous for guiding the megastar careers of Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Billy Joel as for his profane, sometimes uproarious feuds with Paul Simon, David Geffen and the entirety of Warner Bros. Records, died on Sunday at age 87. He would […]

George Beasley, Radio Pioneer Who Built a Broadcasting Powerhouse, Dies at 89

George Beasley, a former high school principal who grew up in the Virginia tobacco fields before buying a Benson, N.C., radio station in 1961 and expanding it into one of the five biggest radio groups in the country, has died at 89. “I was part of a small group of radio pioneers who were bringing […]

Taylor Swift’s Mom Says She Didn’t Want Alleged Groping to Define Daughter’s Life on Day 3 of Trial

"We absolutely wanted to keep it private, but we didn't want him to get away with it," Andrea Swift said.

Taylor Swift Appears in Court for Cross Examinations on Day 2 of Groping Trial

But all attention was on the former Denver country DJ who allegedly grabbed the superstar singer's bottom at a 2013 meet-and-greet.