Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77
Hibbert, frontman of Toots & the Maytals, had been in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Kingston since earlier this month. Hibbert even recorded an album of American hits, “Toots In Memphis,” which came out in 1988. Grammy nominations for Hibbert included best reggae album of 2012 for “Reggae Got Soul” and best reggae album of 2007 for “Light Your Light.” Hibbert was ranked No. Married to his wife, Doreen, for nearly 40 years, Hibbert had eight children, including the reggae performers Junior Hibbert and Leba Hibbert. Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert ("Toots" was a childhood nickname) was born in May Pen, Parish of Clarendon.
Celebrities remember, pay tribute to John Prine, who died from COVID-19 complications
It’s hard to believe that one of folk and country music’s greatest legends, John Prine, died earlier this week from complications due to COVID-19. “Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine,” Springsteen tweeted. We send our love and prayers to his family.”Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine. — Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) April 8, 2020Raitt, who sings “Angel From Montgomery,” a song penned by Prine, tweeted, “Words can’t even come close. https://t.co/VPpBn4UJLV — Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) April 8, 2020My heart hurts learning that John Prine has passed away.
Bonnie Raitt on loss, success and life on the road
The daughter of a famous Broadway star, Bonnie Raitt has made her career singing the blues. Over 45 years, Raitt has racked up 10 Grammys, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and been named to Rolling Stone's lists of all-time top 100 singers and guitarists. Anthony Mason spoke with the true American original at the Gibson Showroom in New York.cbsnews.com
Bonnie Raitt: You don't go into rock and roll to get a lot of sleep
In this preview of an interview to air on "Sunday Morning," the multiple-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter talks to Tracy Smith about her start in the music business, and how she sold her parents on the idea of a music career as a gateway to social activism.cbsnews.com