The name “Young” is spelled out in large letters formed from votive candles outside Fero’s Bar & Grill — part of the growing memorial for bar owner Young Fero and the four others killed during what police believe was a robbery. The five victims are remembered as wonderful, fun and sweet people.
Jerry Krantz, the longtime owner of landmark Denver jazz club El Chapultepec, died this morning. He was 77.
In its heyday, El Chapultepec welcomed music legends such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as visiting rock stars like Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Bono. Krantz’s insistence on free, live, straight-ahead jazz every night of the week helped the ‘Pec — as insiders affectionately call it — stand out on the corner of 20th and Market streets in Lower Downtown.
Donna Summer, the “Queen of Disco,” died this morning at 63 after a battle with breast cancer.
Dick Clark, the television host who helped bring rock ‘n’ roll into the mainstream on “American Bandstand,” has died. He was 82.
Spokesman Paul Shefrin says Clark died but did not provide further details. Clark had continued performing even after he suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk.