Every 12 years, on the banks of India’s holy River Ganges outside Allahabad, a city of more than 10 million people springs up. Picture the whole of New York landing on the doorstep, followed by all of Philadelphia.
Levon Helm, the drummer who sang rock classics such as “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” for The Band, the critically acclaimed group that once backed Bob Dylan and counted George Harrison and Eric Clapton among its fans, has died. He was 71.
Queen , the British rock band that penned “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is said to be leaving EMI Music after almost four decades, as the label’s investors vote on providing more cash to prevent creditors from seizing control.