GENEVA, Switzerland — Sir Roger Moore, the suave Englishman that portrayed James Bond in seven feature films has died in Switzerland “after a short but brave battle with cancer”, announced his family.
Remembering the Swiss concerts of Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave
GENEVA – Nothing screams grunge as Seattle in the U.S., and nothing could be further away from it than the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Yet, the two have met many a times in the shores of Lake Geneva and produced some gut wrenching performances, including some by Chris Cornell, 52, whose death on 17 May sent shock waves among…
Sister Sledge reminds different is good
This is not an alternative fact, or a cleverly timed WikiLeaks allegation, this is a story as it happened to me. Sister (Joni) Sledge has died. Why is that important? One, because she was much too young to die, and yet another in a trend of much-too-early deaths in recent months. And two, because her…
Al Jarreau retires from touring, cancels Montreux Jazz Academy participation in Switzerland
Story updated to reflect Jarreau’s passing. GENEVA — Jazz legend and Montreux Jazz Festival regular Al Jarreau, 76, has died only days after announcing his retirement from touring and resigning from a mentorship at the Montreux Jazz Academy. Jarreau’s career span of over 50-years included 16 concerts in Switzerland’s most famous music festival. Just three days before his…
Swiss memories of a Prince-ly artist
GENEVA – Synthpop, Minneapolis Sound, R&B, new wave and pop are but a few of the genres that the late music icon, Prince, successfully interpreted. His death, less than two months before his 58th birthday, has left his fans sad and heart-broken. RIP to @prince…a true artist in every sense of the word. Gone…
David Bowie’s glam connection to the Lake Geneva, Switzerland area
GENEVA – Synthpop may have originated elsewhere, but one of its stars made the Swiss Riviera, home. At least for a while. Glam rock’s poster child, David Bowie, passed away today at age 69; and while life on the limelight was elsewhere, Lake Geneva was certainly important.
B.B. King’s sweet blues with Switzerland
GENEVA, Switzerland – The blues is blue this week with the passing on 14 May of one of its legends: the great B.B. King, who also happened to have performed in Switzerland more than 20 times in a 33-year span.
Iconic Swiss Photographer Who Captured Picasso, Che Guevara Dies
GENEVA, Switzerland – The world of photojournalism is mourning the death of one of its greatest, iconic Swiss photographer René Burri, 81, who died in Zurich this week.