Before I became a full-time television critic for The Times in August 2011, I was a sort of multipurpose freelance critic, reviewing television, theater, film and the occasional book once I’d completed my day job as an editor at the paper. What I learned as a freelancer still holds true now that ...
Girish Kumar Bhargava (pronounced BAR-gah-vuh) was born on Aug. 17, 1941, in Delhi, India. His father, Jagat, was a lawyer and judge, and his mother, Shanti, was a homemaker. After graduating from the Birla Institute of Technology with a degree in engineering, he took a job at All India Radio, and then, at age 24, was offered an internship at the German television broadcaster ZDF. Two years later he came to the United States for a job at CBS.
But his power and knowledge did not make him immune from scrutiny. In 1963 he became the focus of a corruption investigation, one that for a time threatened to envelop Johnson, by then the vice president, and even President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963 took some steam out of the investigation — once Johnson became president, there was little inclination to pursue him — but Mr. Baker was convicted in 1967 of tax evasion, conspiracy to defraud the government and theft.
“He helped make me the artist I am,” Mr. John wrote on Twitter after the death, calling Mr. Buckmaster “a revolutionary arranger” who “took my songs and made them soar.” He went on to do the same for a vast and varied list of artists over the next 47 years, working with rockers like Guns N’ Roses (the “Chinese Democracy” album, 2008), mainstream bands like Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” for which Mr. Buckmaster won a Grammy in 2002), musical theater stars like Idina Menzel (her 2016 album,...
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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