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'Al Di La' Singer Jerry Vale Dies

Jerry Vale, Singer of '50s and '60s Hits, Dies at 83

Originally posted 05/19/2014 06:45AM

Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. He was 83.

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VIDEO: James Taylor Flubs National Anthem During World Series

James Taylor Flubs National Anthem During World Series: Watch the Video

Originally posted 10/25/2013 12:00PM

Soulful music legend James Taylor could probably soothe plenty of folks simply by vocalizing the phone book.

But the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer got off to a bumpy public start Thursday night when he took on the national anthem while opening Game 2 of the World Series at Boston's Fenway Park.

Instead of launching into "The Star Spangled Banner," Taylor inadvertently started singing the lyrics to "America the Beautiful" before getting back on track and belting out the national anthem.

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