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Ringo Starr rings in 72nd birthday

NASHVILLE, July 8 (UPI) -- Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 72nd birthday with a star-studded concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Guitarists gather for Les Paul tribute

Guitarists gather for Les Paul tribute

CLEVELAND, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A wealth of notable guitar players will gather in Cleveland this weekend to pay tribute to pioneering player and inventor Les Paul.

Rocker starts jazz imprint

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Veteran rock guitarist Steve Vai has added a jazz label to his musical endeavors.

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Spin readers cast their ballots in the Spin Readers Poll 2002; results will be published in the February issue, on newsstands Jan. 14.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

England's legendary Yardbirds is putting the finishing touches on its first new studio recording since "Little Games" in 1968. The new Yardbirds album, "Birdland," will be released April 22 on Favored Nations Recordings.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today inMusic: a lookl back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late jazz great "Dizzy" Gillespie, who was born in 1917; Del Vikings lead singer Norman Wright in 1937 (age 65); Manfred Mann, whose real name is Michael Leibowitz, in 1940 (age 62); guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T and MG
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 19-25.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

GRAMMY AWARDS The 44th Annual Grammy Awards turned out to be a big night Wednesday for the neo-soul of Alicia Keys and the old-time sound of bluegrass ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

GRAMMY AWARDS The 44th Annual Grammy Awards turned out to be a big night Wednesday for the neo-soul of Alicia Keys and the old-time sound of bluegrass ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Winners at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were presented Wednesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies televised by CBS.

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

MICHAEL JACKSON Michael Jackson has opted out of this week's Grammys. The announcement, made by a spokesman for the international media, seems strange ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Steve Lukather
Rock guitarist Steve Lukather performs at the Les Paul and Friends 90th birthday celebration in Universal City, California February 7, 2006. Les Paul was unable to attend the celebration as he was in the hospital with a case of pneumonia. (UPI Photo/Michael Tweed)
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Steve "Luke" Lukather (born October 21, 1957) is an American Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer best known for his work with the rock band Toto. Lukather has also released several solo albums and, as a studio session guitarist, has arranged, composed, and recorded on over 1000 albums. While his work with Toto is predominantly based on pop rock music, Lukather's solo work spans many genres including rock, prog, jazz and funk.

Notable session keyboardist David Paich and session drummer Jeff Porcaro were high school friends with Lukather. They asked Lukather to join in forming their band, Toto, in 1976 when Lukather was nineteen years old. He was a member of Toto from that time until the band's disbandment in 2008. Lukather's guitar talent and his association with Paich and Porcaro, already established session musicians, allowed him to secure a great deal of session work in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a prolific songwriter, writing or co-writing many songs for Toto and other artists. His career to present has encompassed hundreds of performances and album appearances with Toto and other famous musicians. Lukather has been nominated for 12 Grammy awards, and has won five times.

Lukather is a voting member of NARAS.

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