Anniversary of Jim Croce’s Untimely Death

Sept. 20, 2017 (O&F) – Today marks the 44th anniversary of Jim Croce’s death in a plane crash in Louisiana in 1973. Five others, including Croce’s guitarist Maury Muehleisen, were killed in the crash, which took place during Croce’s ‘Life and Times' tour.

Two months prior to the crash, Croce had reached #1 on the Billboard singles chart for the first time with the song “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” The song was said to have been inspired by one of Croce’s rather tough army buddies who had a knack for getting into trouble.

Following his death, Croce had three more Top 10 hits, “I Got a Name” (#10), “Time in a Bottle” (#1) and “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song” (#9). Croce’s memory is kept alive by his window Ingrid and fans who are pushing for Croce to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can find more on that project at the Facebook page Induct Jim Croce in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Neil Diamond performs the title track to his 1977 album ‘I’m Glad You’re Here with Me Tonight,” written by Bob Gaudio and Judy Parker Gaudio. Parker, who also co-wrote the Four Seasons “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night),” passed away today at the age of 79.

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Songwriter Judy Parker Gaudio has Died

Sept. 19, 2017 -- Judy Parker Gaudio (age 79), writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband ‪Bob Gaudio confirmed. Among her most well-known songs are "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" and "Who Loves You," which were recorded by ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Judy Parker was introduced to ‪Bob Gaudio, a founding member of The Four Seasons, in 1973 at the Motown Studios in Los Angeles, while Bob was recording a ‪Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross duet. They dated for 8 years and were married on April 5,1981. In their 45 years together, they co-wrote a number of top 5 songs for ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Some of those were prominently featured in the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which became the 12th longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Born and raised in Michigan, Judy was one of seven children and the daughter of an Army Colonel; she also attended Michigan State University. Before her songwriting career began, Judy pursued a career in acting and modeling, including four years working in Rome, Italy. This young Michigander adopted the Italian language and culture quite quickly.

When she moved back to the U.S. in the late 1960's, Judy secured featured roles in a number of television shows, including Batman, Bonanza, and My Three Sons. Additionally, her work in commercials included United Airlines, and a wide variety of hair products such as Breck, Halo, Prell and Lilt Home Permanent.

Of all her successes, a significant moment came for Judy when she co-wrote, with her husband, the title song for ‪Neil Diamond's 1977 NBC TV special, "Glad You're Here with Me Tonight."

Judy was an incredibly entertaining storyteller with a wicked sense of humor. Songwriting, interior decorating, and family were her loves, along with the Sunday New York Times' crossword puzzle. A woman of strong faith and philanthropic spirit, she gave generously to Samaritan's Purse and Wounded Warrior Project. Judy and Bob made homes at the San Remo on Central Park West and Montauk, NY, however, they always maintained their primary residence in Nashville, TN.

Judy Parker Gaudio passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN ‪at 4:55 pm on her birthday. It was, ironically, within 10 minutes of her time of birth. Now, is that style or what?

Judy was preceded in death by parents, Dorothy and Wilbur Small, sister Janice McKinley, and brother, Bill Small.

She is survived by a cast of thousands.

SOURCE Four Seasons Partnership

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Songwriter Judy Parker Gaudio has Died

Sept. 19, 2017 -- Judy Parker Gaudio (age 79), writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband ‪Bob Gaudio confirmed. Among her most well-known songs are December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) and Who Loves You, which were recorded by ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Judy Parker was introduced to ‪Bob Gaudio, a founding member of The Four Seasons, in 1973 at the Motown Studios in Los Angeles, while Bob was recording a ‪Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross duet. They dated for 8 years and were married on April 5,1981. In their 45 years together, they co-wrote a number of top 5 songs for ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Some of those were prominently featured in the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which became the 12th longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Born and raised in Michigan, Judy was one of seven children and the daughter of an Army Colonel; she also attended Michigan State University. Before her songwriting career began, Judy pursued a career in acting and modeling, including four years working in Rome, Italy. This young Michigander adopted the Italian language and culture quite quickly. 

When she moved back to the U.S. in the late 1960s, Judy secured featured roles in a number of television shows, including Batman, Bonanza, and My Three Sons. Additionally, her work in commercials included United Airlines, and a wide variety of hair products such as Breck, Halo, Prell and Lilt Home Permanent. 

Of all her successes, a significant moment came for Judy when she co-wrote, with her husband, the title song for ‪Neil Diamonds 1977 NBC TV special, Glad Youre Here with Me Tonight.

Judy was an incredibly entertaining storyteller with a wicked sense of humor. Songwriting, interior decorating, and family were her loves, along with the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle. A woman of strong faith and philanthropic spirit, she gave generously to Samaritans Purse and Wounded Warrior Project. Judy and Bob made homes at the San Remo on Central Park West and Montauk, NY, however, they always maintained their primary residence in Nashville, TN. 

Judy Parker Gaudio passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN ‪at 4:55 pm on her birthday. It was, ironically, within 10 minutes of her time of birth. Now, is that style or what?

Judy was preceded in death by parents, Dorothy and Wilbur Small, sister Janice McKinley, and brother, Bill Small. 

She is survived by a cast of thousands.

SOURCE Four Seasons Partnership

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Ringo Starr Releases New Album

Sept. 15, 2017 (O&F) – Ringo Starr's 19th studio album, ‘Give More Love,’ has been released. The new set contains 10 songs, primarily written and recorded with the famous members of Starr’s touring All-Starr Band. Featured artists include Toto’s Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Joe Walsh, the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, noted songwriter Glen Ballard and former Beatles’ bandmate Paul McCartney.

The collection also includes four bonus tracks, re-recordings of some of Starr’s past songs, including 1972”s “Back Off Boogaloo” and 1973’s “Photograph,” performed with the Kentucky based indie-folk group Vandaveer.

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Ringo Starr Releases New Album

Sept. 15, 2017 (O&F) – Ringo Starrs 19th studio album, ‘Give More Love,’ has been released.  The new set contains 10 songs, primarily written and recorded with the famous members of Starr’s touring All-Starr Band.  Featured artists include Toto’s Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Joe Walsh, the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, noted songwriter Glen Ballard and former Beatles’ bandmate Paul McCartney.

The collection also includes four bonus tracks, re-recordings of some of Starr’s past songs, including 1972”s “Back Off Boogaloo” and 1973’s “Photograph,” performed with the Kentucky based indie-folk group Vandaveer.

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‘Documenting Popular Music’ in the Top 10 Again

Our interview with Rusty Young has helped put ‘Documenting Popular Music’ into the Top 10 again in the Music category of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.

Listeners really seemed to be drawn to the stories Young told about songs on his new album, ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ (Blue Élan Records). In particular, the inspiration for the song “My Friend,” an ode to Poco bandmates and other musicians, was of great interest. The stories personalized the album, including the story about the song “Honey Bee,” a tribute to his grandfather, who was a musician, and he grandmother, who played piano for silent movies.

If you haven’t heard this episode, yet, you can find it on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

Additional episodes of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ include spotlights on Dan Fogelberg, David Bowie and John Lennon as well as an in-depth feature on country/pop music from the early 1980s.

And we are currently working on a new episode that will take a look at Gordon Lightfoot with an interview with noted author Nicholas Jennings, who has written the definitive biography about the legendary Canadian singer.

Also in the works for ‘Documenting Popular Music’ is a feature on how one of Barry Manilow’s most beloved songs became a hit; a look at TV theme songs that became pop hits in the 1970s; and the careers of the individual members of The Monkees after the group broke up.

Thanks for listening, and tell a friend who also loves the classics!

#rustyyoung #pocorocks #pocoband #danfogelberg #davidbowie #johnlennon #gordonlightfoot #monkees #countrymusic #countrypop #barrymanilow #eaglesband #1970smusic #1980smusic #classicrock #popularmusic #documentary #documentingpopularmusic
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‘Documenting Popular Music’ in the Top 10 Again

Our interview with Rusty Young has helped put ‘Documenting Popular Music’ into the Top 10 again in the Music category of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.

Listeners really seemed to be drawn to the stories Young told about songs on his new album, ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ (Blue Élan Records). In particular, the inspiration for the song “My Friend,” an ode to Poco bandmates and other musicians, was of great interest.  The stories personalized the album, including the story about the song “Honey Bee,” a tribute to his grandfather, who was a musician, and he grandmother, who played piano for silent movies.

If you haven’t heard this episode, yet, you can find it on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.  

Additional episodes of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ include spotlights on Dan Fogelberg, David Bowie and John Lennon as well as an in-depth feature on country/pop music from the early 1980s.

And we are currently working on a new episode that will take a look at Gordon Lightfoot with an interview with noted author Nicholas Jennings, who has written the definitive biography about the legendary Canadian singer.

Also in the works for ‘Documenting Popular Music’ is a feature on how one of Barry Manilow’s most beloved songs became a hit; a look at TV theme songs that became pop hits in the 1970s; and the careers of the individual members of The Monkees after the group broke up.

Thanks for listening, and tell a friend who also loves the classics!

#rustyyoung #pocorocks #pocoband #danfogelberg #davidbowie #johnlennon #gordonlightfoot #monkees #countrymusic #countrypop #barrymanilow #eaglesband #1970smusic #1980smusic #classicrock #popularmusic #documentary #documentingpopularmusic

Rusty Young is Promoting His New Album with a Live Appearances

Sept. 16, 2017 (O&F) – Rusty Young, the leader of the group Poco, is touring to promote his new album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun.’ It is Young’s first solo album in a 50+ year career, and critics and fans are praising the album and Young’s skill as a songwriter.

Concert Dates:

09/21/2017
San Juan Capistrano, CA -
The Coach House
With Special Guest Chelsea Williams

09/27/2017
St. Louis, MO -
Vintage Vinyl Performance & Signing
Solo Rusty Event

10/13/2017
Rocky Mount, VA -
Harvester Performance Center

10/14/2017
Alexandra, VA -
The Birchmere Music Hall

10/21/2017
Cary, NC -
Cary's Booth Amphitheater

10/25/2017
Chicago, IL -
City Winery Chicago

10/27/2017
Steelville, MO -
Wildwood Springs Lodge

10/28/2017
Steelville, MO -
Wildwood Springs Lodge

10/29/2017
Kansas City, MO -
Knuckleheads

11/04/2017
Bay Shore, NY -
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

11/08/2017
Denver, CO -
The Soiled Dove

11/09/2017
Tucson, AZ -
The Fox Theatre

11/10/2017
Agoura Hills, CA -
The Canyon Club & Special Events Center
Poco Feat. Rusty Young

11/11/2017
Oakland, CA -
Yoshi's Oakland

12/15/2017
Godfrey, IL -
Olin Theatre

01/20/2018
Saratoga, CA -
The Carriage House Theater at Montalvo Art Center

03/03/2018
Ft. Lauderdale / Jamaica / Grand Cayman -
Rock N Romance Cruise

04/27/2018
Bremerton, WA -
Admiral Theatre

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You can hear the O&F Studio’s interview with Young on the radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

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Rusty Young is Promoting His New Album with a Live Appearances

Sept. 16, 2017 (O&F) – Rusty Young, the leader of the group Poco, is touring to promote his new album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun.’ It is Young’s first solo album in a 50+ year career, and critics and fans are praising the album and Young’s skill as a songwriter.

Concert Dates:

09/21/2017
San Juan Capistrano, CA - 
The Coach House
With Special Guest Chelsea Williams

09/27/2017
St. Louis, MO - 
Vintage Vinyl Performance & Signing
Solo Rusty Event

10/13/2017
Rocky Mount, VA - 
Harvester Performance Center

10/14/2017
Alexandra, VA - 
The Birchmere Music Hall

10/21/2017
Cary, NC - 
Carys Booth Amphitheater

10/25/2017
Chicago, IL - 
City Winery Chicago 

10/27/2017
Steelville, MO - 
Wildwood Springs Lodge

10/28/2017
Steelville, MO - 
Wildwood Springs Lodge

10/29/2017
Kansas City, MO - 
Knuckleheads

11/04/2017
Bay Shore, NY - 
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

11/08/2017
Denver, CO - 
The Soiled Dove

11/09/2017
Tucson, AZ - 
The Fox Theatre

11/10/2017
Agoura Hills, CA - 
The Canyon Club & Special Events Center
Poco Feat. Rusty Young

11/11/2017
Oakland, CA - 
Yoshis Oakland 

12/15/2017
Godfrey, IL - 
Olin Theatre

01/20/2018
Saratoga, CA - 
The Carriage House Theater at Montalvo Art Center

03/03/2018
Ft. Lauderdale / Jamaica / Grand Cayman - 
Rock N Romance Cruise

04/27/2018
Bremerton, WA - 
Admiral Theatre

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You can hear the O&F Studio’s interview with Young on the radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

#rustyyoung #pocorocks #pocoband #poco #1970smusic #1980smusic #acousticrock #newmusic #2017concerts #livemusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic

Steve Miller’s 'Ultimate Hits' Collection Released

Sept 15, 2017 -- Music legend Steve Miller has produced and personally directed the curation and creative process for two new, career-spanning Steve Miller Band ‘Ultimate Hits’ collections. The collection is available as a 1CD and digital edition, which features 22 essential Steve Miller Band tracks and three previously unreleased rarities. ‘Ultimate Hits’ is also available as an expanded 2CD and digital deluxe edition with 40 tracks, including the acclaimed band's top hits, live tracks, and eight previously unreleased recordings from the studio and the stage. On October 27, both editions will be released on 180-gram vinyl in 2LP and 4LP deluxe packages, which are available for preorder.

Both editions feature Steve Miller Band's biggest worldwide chart-toppers, including "Take The Money And Run," "Rock'n Me," "Jet Airliner," "The Joker," "Abracadabra," "Jungle Love," and "Fly Like An Eagle." The 1CD and digital edition adds two previously unreleased live recordings, "Living In The USA" and "Space Cowboy," as well as a never-before-released Steve Miller solo recording of "Seasons." The 2CD and digital deluxe edition also features those rarities, plus five more previously unreleased studio and live recordings, including a demo for "Take The Money And Run." Ultimate Hits' stunning cover art was designed and photographed by StormStudios in collaboration with Miller.

It was recently announced that Steve Miller has brought his entire catalogue of recorded music to Capitol, where he originally began his recording career in 1967. Miller has opened his vault/warehouse of music, footage, photos, memorabilia, artwork, handwritten notes, journals, and more to Capitol/UMe to include in his upcoming releases. Steve Miller Band's new Ultimate Hits collections, produced by Miller, launch the initiative.

"Selecting material to include in these two collections and revisiting the creation of these recordings I'm reminded of how I learned to make multi-track recordings from Les Paul and play lead guitar from T Bone Walker. I've been blessed to work with so many wonderful musicians and engineers and friends over the years. Mostly I want to thank you our fans who come out to our shows and listen to our records. I hope you enjoy this as much I did putting this together for you." -- Steve Miller

Running through Miller's distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados - not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford - so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

One of the world's most commercially successful and acclaimed artist/bands in the history of popular music, Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. The Steve Miller Band released two LPs on Capitol Records in 1968: Children of the Future, and Sailor,which included "Living In The USA," which became a staple on the new rock radio format. Next came Brave New World, the band's third album including the hit "Space Cowboy," and "My Dark Hour," which Miller recorded in London with fellow label-mate, Paul McCartney, who is credited as Paul Ramon.

After the band's next few albums, Your Saving Grace (1969), Rock Love (1971), Recall The Beginning (1972), and Number 5 (1970), Miller made some changes to the band, went to Los Angeles and produced his own record in 19 days. That album was The Joker. The title track became a Number One worldwide smash hit. Miller had crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. His next two albums, Fly Like an Eagle (1976) and Book of Dreams (1977), both went multiplatinum, and the hits they generated are among the most recognizable songs in pop music history.

Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: "Take The Money And Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like An Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and "Swingtown," to name a few. In 1978, Capitol released Greatest Hits 1974–78, which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. Miller's had a worldwide hit with "Abracadabra," the title track of his 1982 album and in 1986, a #1 Billboard Rock Album Track with "I Want To Make The World Turn Around." To this day, his songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio. Their hooks are the very definition of indelible.

In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And, as always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or exploring the blue highways of American music, he is playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence. At this stage of his life, in 2017, Miller feels more fulfilled than ever. He recently moved to New York, where he is on the Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center and on the Board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Musical Instrument Department. And, of course, he continues to record and is currently on tour.
stevemillerband.com

STEVE MILLER BAND: ULTIMATE HITS [1CD; Digital; 2LP]

1. Harmony Of The Spheres 2
2. Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul
3. Take The Money And Run
4. Rock'n Me
5. The Stake
6. Threshold
7. Jet Airliner
8. The Joker
9. Abracadabra
10. Jungle Love
11. Swingtown
12. Dance, Dance, Dance
13. Serenade From The Stars
14. Space Intro
15. Fly Like An Eagle
16. Wild Mountain Honey
17. Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased)
18. Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased)
19. Seasons (Previously Unreleased)
20. I Want To Make The World Turn Around
21. Winter Time
22. The Window

STEVE MILLER BAND: ULTIMATE HITS (DELUXE EDITION) [2CD, Digital; 4LP]

CD 1
1. Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul
2. Gangster Of Love (Live – Previously Unreleased)
3. The Joker
4. Baby's Callin' Me Home (Previously Unreleased)
5. My Dark Hour
6. Little Girl
7. Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased)
8. Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased)
9. Seasons (Previously Unreleased)
10. Journey From Eden
11. Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma
12. Going To Mexico
13. Kow Kow Calculator (Live – Previously Unreleased)
14. Come On In My Kitchen (Live)
15. Sugar Babe (Live)
16. The Lovin' Cup (Live)
17. Dance, Dance, Dance
18. Take The Money And Run
19. Rock'n Me
20. Space Intro
21. Fly Like An Eagle

CD 2
1. Wild Mountain Honey
2. The Window
3. Take The Money And Run (Demo) (Previously Unreleased)
4. In The Midnight Hour (Previously Unreleased)
5. Jungle Love
6. Threshold
7. Jet Airliner
8. The Stake
9. Swingtown
10. Serenade From The Stars
11. True Fine Love
12. Heart Like A Wheel
13. Abracadabra
14. I Want To Make The World Turn Around
15. Italian X Rays
16. Don't Cha Know
17. Cry Cry Cry
18. Stranger Blues
19. Behind The Barn

SOURCE Capitol/UMe

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, 'Documenting Popular Music,' is availalbe on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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Steve Miller’s Ultimate Hits Collection Released

Sept 15, 2017 -- Music legend Steve Miller has produced and personally directed the curation and creative process for two new, career-spanning Steve Miller Band ‘Ultimate Hits’ collections.  The collection is available as a 1CD and digital edition, which features 22 essential Steve Miller Band tracks and three previously unreleased rarities.  ‘Ultimate Hits’ is also available as an expanded 2CD and digital deluxe edition with 40 tracks, including the acclaimed bands top hits, live tracks, and eight previously unreleased recordings from the studio and the stage. On October 27, both editions will be released on 180-gram vinyl in 2LP and 4LP deluxe packages, which are available for preorder.

Both editions feature Steve Miller Bands biggest worldwide chart-toppers, including Take The Money And Run, Rockn Me, Jet Airliner, The Joker, Abracadabra, Jungle Love, and Fly Like An Eagle.  The 1CD and digital edition adds two previously unreleased live recordings, Living In The USA and Space Cowboy, as well as a never-before-released Steve Miller solo recording of Seasons. The 2CD and digital deluxe edition also features those rarities, plus five more previously unreleased studio and live recordings, including a demo for Take The Money And Run. Ultimate Hits stunning cover art was designed and photographed by StormStudios in collaboration with Miller.

It was recently announced that Steve Miller has brought his entire catalogue of recorded music to Capitol, where he originally began his recording career in 1967. Miller has opened his vault/warehouse of music, footage, photos, memorabilia, artwork, handwritten notes, journals, and more to Capitol/UMe to include in his upcoming releases. Steve Miller Bands new Ultimate Hits collections, produced by Miller, launch the initiative. 

Selecting material to include in these two collections and revisiting the creation of these recordings Im reminded of how I learned to make multi-track recordings from Les Paul and play lead guitar from T Bone Walker. Ive been blessed to work with so many wonderful musicians and engineers and friends over the years.  Mostly I want to thank you our fans who come out to our shows and listen to our records. I hope you enjoy this as much I did putting this together for you. -- Steve Miller

Running through Millers distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados - not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford - so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield. 

One of the worlds most commercially successful and acclaimed artist/bands in the history of popular music, Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late 60s. The Steve Miller Band released two LPs on Capitol Records in 1968: Children of the Future, and Sailor,which included Living In The USA, which became a staple on the new rock radio format. Next came Brave New World, the bands third album including the hit Space Cowboy, and My Dark Hour, which Miller recorded in London with fellow label-mate, Paul McCartney, who is credited as Paul Ramon.

After the bands next few albums, Your Saving Grace (1969), Rock Love (1971), Recall The Beginning (1972), and Number 5 (1970), Miller made some changes to the band, went to Los Angeles and produced his own record in 19 days. That album was The Joker. The title track became a Number One worldwide smash hit. Miller had crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. His next two albums, Fly Like an Eagle (1976) and Book of Dreams (1977), both went multiplatinum, and the hits they generated are among the most recognizable songs in pop music history.

Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: Take The Money And Run, Rockn Me, Fly Like An Eagle, Jet Airliner, Jungle Love, and Swingtown, to name a few. In 1978, Capitol released Greatest Hits 1974–78, which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. Millers had a worldwide hit with Abracadabra, the title track of his 1982 album and in 1986, a #1 Billboard Rock Album Track with I Want To Make The World Turn Around. To this day, his songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio. Their hooks are the very definition of indelible. 

In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And, as always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or exploring the blue highways of American music, he is playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence. At this stage of his life, in 2017, Miller feels more fulfilled than ever. He recently moved to New York, where he is on the Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center and on the Board of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Musical Instrument Department. And, of course, he continues to record and is currently on tour. 
stevemillerband.com

STEVE MILLER BAND:  ULTIMATE HITS [1CD; Digital; 2LP]

1. Harmony Of The Spheres 2 
2. Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul 
3. Take The Money And Run 
4. Rockn Me 
5. The Stake 
6. Threshold 
7. Jet Airliner 
8. The Joker 
9. Abracadabra 
10. Jungle Love 
11. Swingtown 
12. Dance, Dance, Dance 
13. Serenade From The Stars 
14. Space Intro 
15. Fly Like An Eagle 
16. Wild Mountain Honey 
17. Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
18. Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
19. Seasons (Previously Unreleased) 
20. I Want To Make The World Turn Around 
21. Winter Time 
22. The Window

STEVE MILLER BAND:  ULTIMATE HITS (DELUXE EDITION) [2CD, Digital; 4LP]

CD 1
1. Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul 
2. Gangster Of Love (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
3. The Joker 
4. Babys Callin Me Home (Previously Unreleased) 
5. My Dark Hour 
6. Little Girl 
7. Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
8. Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
9. Seasons (Previously Unreleased) 
10. Journey From Eden 
11. Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma 
12. Going To Mexico 
13. Kow Kow Calculator (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
14. Come On In My Kitchen (Live) 
15. Sugar Babe (Live) 
16. The Lovin Cup (Live) 
17. Dance, Dance, Dance 
18. Take The Money And Run 
19. Rockn Me 
20. Space Intro 
21. Fly Like An Eagle

CD 2
1. Wild Mountain Honey 
2. The Window 
3. Take The Money And Run (Demo) (Previously Unreleased) 
4. In The Midnight Hour (Previously Unreleased) 
5. Jungle Love 
6. Threshold 
7. Jet Airliner 
8. The Stake 
9. Swingtown 
10. Serenade From The Stars 
11. True Fine Love 
12. Heart Like A Wheel 
13. Abracadabra 
14. I Want To Make The World Turn Around 
15. Italian X Rays 
16. Dont Cha Know 
17. Cry Cry Cry 
18. Stranger Blues 
19. Behind The Barn

SOURCE Capitol/UMe

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The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.  

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The Leader of Poco Talks in-depth about His First Solo Album and Joyfully Reminisces about the Past

Rusty Young talks to ‘Documenting Popular Music’ about his new album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun.’ After more than 50 years in music Young has recorded his first solo album, which not only gives you a peek into his life, but also into his emotions, as the “Crazy Love” singer/songwriter is unabashedly sentimental.

In the interview, Young discusses the stories behind the songs, and when he gets to the track “My Friend” it becomes an historic, musical trip down memory lane. He happily talks about former Poco bandmates Randy Meisner, Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Timothy B. Schmit, as well as others such as Gregg Allman, Gram Parsons, JD Souther, Don Henley and Glenn Frey.

You can listen to the program is available as a podcast on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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New Album and New Interview with Poco’s Rusty Young

Sept. 12, 2017 (O&F) -- Rusty Young’s New Album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ will be released this Friday, September 15. But before that, we’ve got an interview with Rusty and an inside look at the album on tomorrow’s (September 13) episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music.’

As the leader of the band Poco, Young has accomplished many things in his musical life; however, surprisingly, recording a solo album was not one of them. That oversight has been corrected through a deal with Blue Élan Records, which has a performer-friendly reputation of letting artists such as Young write and record the kinds of music that made them famous.

After listening to ‘Waitin’ for the Sun,’ it would be fair and accurate to use the old cliché of “it was worth the wait.” However, it might be more honest to say it's so satisfying that you wish he would have done this years ago, but you also realize the stories and emotions the songs convey were not complete until now.

The album is good and full of the sentimental feelings that seem to come naturally to Young. His love for his family, friends, bandmates – and a good up-tempo tune – come through, and several members of Poco (past and present) are featured on the album.

The songs “My Friend” “Sara’s Song” and the title track are particular standouts on the personal journey this album creates.

Young’s album will be available through a variety of sites, including iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/album/waitin-for-the-sun/id1254013446)

Or from Blue Élan Records (www.blueelan.com/rusty-young-store)

Meanwhile, ‘Documenting Popular Music’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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New Album and New Interview with Poco’s Rusty Young

Sept. 12, 2017 (O&F) -- Rusty Young’s New Album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ will be released this Friday, September 15.  But before that, we’ve got an interview with Rusty and an inside look at the album on tomorrow’s (September 13) episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music.’

As the leader of the band Poco, Young has accomplished many things in his musical life; however, surprisingly, recording a solo album was not one of them.  That oversight has been corrected through a deal with Blue Élan Records, which has a performer-friendly reputation of letting artists such as Young write and record the kinds of music that made them famous.

After listening to ‘Waitin’ for the Sun,’ it would be fair and accurate to use the old cliché of “it was worth the wait.”  However, it might be more honest to say its so satisfying that you wish he would have done this years ago, but you also realize the stories and emotions the songs convey were not complete until now.

The album is good and full of the sentimental feelings that seem to come naturally to Young.  His love for his family, friends, bandmates – and a good up-tempo tune – come through, and several members of Poco (past and present) are featured on the album.

The songs “My Friend” “Sara’s Song” and the title track are particular standouts on the personal journey this album creates.

Young’s album will be available through a variety of sites, including iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/waitin-for-the-sun/id1254013446)

Or from Blue Élan Records (http://www.blueelan.com/rusty-young-store)

Meanwhile, ‘Documenting Popular Music’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#RustyYoung #Poco #classicrock #accousticrock #newmusic #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #クラシックロック #ポコ

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Country Singers Don Williams and Troy Gentry have Died

Sept. 8, 2017 (O&F) – The country singer nicknamed the ‘Gentle Giant,’ Don Williams, has died at the age of 78, according to his publicist Kirt Webster, who said the singer had been ill.

Williams, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, had 17 #1 country hits before retiring in 2016. He also made it onto Top 40 radio in 1980 with his only crossover hit, “I Believe in You,” which reached #24 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Friday was particularly hard for the country music community as news of Williams death came at about the same time as word that Troy Gentry, half of the Kentucky duo Montgomery Gentry, had died in a helicopter crash at the age of 50.

The duo’s official website released the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00 pm today in Medford, New Jersey. The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50 years old.

Details of the crash are unknown.

Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”

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Country Singers Don Williams and Troy Gentry have Died

Sept. 8, 2017 (O&F) – The country singer nicknamed the ‘Gentle Giant,’ Don Williams, has died at the age of 78, according to his publicist Kirt Webster, who said the singer had been ill.

Williams, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, had 17 #1 country hits before retiring in 2016.  He also made it onto Top 40 radio in 1980 with his only crossover hit, “I Believe in You,” which reached #24 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Friday was particularly hard for the country music community as news of Williams death came at about the same time as word that Troy Gentry, half of the Kentucky duo Montgomery Gentry, had died in a helicopter crash at the age of 50.

The duo’s official website released the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00 pm today in Medford, New Jersey.  The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford.  Troy Gentry was 50 years old.

Details of the crash are unknown.

Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”

#DonWilliams #TroyGentry #MontgomeryGentry #CountryMusi Gental

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Melissa Manchester Releases Two Albums Today

Sept. 8, 2017 (O&F) – More than 40 years after debuting on the pop chart with her first hit single, “Midnight Blue,” Melissa Manchester is currently having one of the busiest years of her career. Not only is she releasing a new studio album today, a second album featuring the complete collection of her singles from the 1970s and 1980s is also being released today.

The new album is ‘The Fellas,’ which has Manchester paying tribute to male singers from the past with new recordings of classic songs made famous by crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin. Manchester says the album is the long overdue follow up to her 1989 album ‘Tribute,’ in which she paid omega to female singers that influenced her. ‘The Fellas’ features a duet on the song “For Me and My Gal” with long-time friend Barry Manilow, who went through the studio musician days with Manchester in the early parts of their respective careers.

Meanwhile, the singles collection, ‘Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles,’ features 43 tracks on two CDs that make up all of Manchester’s singles released on Arista Records during her time at the label.

Included in the set are classic hits such as “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (1978), “Pretty Girls” (1979), “You Should Hear How He Talks About You” (1982) and “Thief of Hearts” (1984).

Additionally, Manchester is also embarking on a limited tour to promote the new album and details of that tour can be found on her website, www.MelissaManchester.com

The Fellas:
1. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
2. Chances Are
3. They Say It’s Wonderful
4. For Me and My Gal (with Barry Manilow)
5. Love is Just Around the Corner
6. Smile
7. Night and Day
8. How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles

CD 1

1. Midnight Blue (Arista single AS-0116, 5/75)
2. I Got Eyes (Arista single AS-0116, 5/75)
3. Just Too Many People (Arista single AS-0146, 8/75)
4. The Lady’s Not Home (Arista single AS-0146, 8/75)
5. Just You and I (Arista single AS-0168, 1/76)
6. My Sweet Thing (Arista single AS-0168, 1/76)
7. Better Days (Arista single AS-0183, 4/76)
8. Sing Sing Sing (Arista single AS-0183, 4/76)
9. Rescue Me (Arista single AS-0196, 7/76)
10. Happy Endings (Arista single AS-0196, 7/76)
11. Monkey See, Monkey Do (Arista single AS-0218, 12/76)
12. So’s My Old Man (Arista single AS-0218, 12/76)
13. Be Somebody (Arista single AS-0237, 1977)
14. Dirty Work (Arista single AS-0237, 1977)
15. I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arista single AS-0267, 9/77)
16. No One’s Ever Seen This Side of Me (Arista single AS-0267, 9/77)
17. Don’t Cry Out Loud (Arista single AS-0373, 11/78)
18. We Had This Time (Arista single AS-0373, 11/78)
19. Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love) (Arista single AS-0405, 4/79)
20. Such a Morning (Arista single AS-0405, 4/79)
21. Pretty Girls (Arista single AS-0456, 9/79)
22. Fire in the Morning (Arista single AS-0485, 2/80)

CD 2

1. It’s All in the Sky Above (Arista single AS-0456, 9/79)
2. Lights of Dawn (Arista single AS-0485, 2/80)
3. If This Is Love (Arista single AS-0551, 8/80)
4. Talk (Arista single AS-0551, 8/80)
5. Without You (Arista single AS-0579, 1980)
6. Boys in the Back Room (Arista single AS-0579, 1980)
7. Lovers After All – with Peabo Bryson (Arista single AS-0587, 2/81)
8. Happier Than I’ve Ever Been (Arista single AS-0587, 2/81)
9. Race to the End (Theme from Chariots of Fire) (Arista single AS-0657, 2/82)
10. Long Goodbyes (Arista single AS-0657, 2/82)
11. You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Arista single AS-0676, 5/82)
12. Hey Ricky (You’re a Lowdown Heel) (Arista single AS-1028, 1982)
13. Come in from the Rain (Arista single AS-1028, 1982)
14. Nice Girls (Arista single AS-1045, 1/83)
15. My Boyfriend’s Back (Arista single AS 1-9014, 6/83)
16. Looking for the Perfect Ahh (Arista single AS 1-9014, 6/83)
17. No One Can Love You More Than Me (Arista single AS 1-9087, 9/83)
18. White Rose (Arista single AS 1-9087, 9/83)
19. I Don’t Care What People Say (Arista single AS 1-9162, 3/84)
20. Emergency (Arista single AS 1-9162, 3/84)
21. You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Special Extended Version) (Bonus Track) (Arista 12-inch single SP 141, 1982)

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The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a vareity of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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Melissa Manchester Releases Two Albums Today

Sept. 8, 2017 (O&F) – More than 40 years after debuting on the pop chart with her first hit single, “Midnight Blue,” Melissa Manchester is currently having one of the busiest years of her career.  Not only is she releasing a new studio album today, a second album featuring the complete collection of her singles from the 1970s and 1980s is also being released today.

The new album is ‘The Fellas,’ which has Manchester paying tribute to male singers from the past with new recordings of classic songs made famous by crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin.  Manchester says the album is the long overdue follow up to her 1989 album ‘Tribute,’ in which she paid omega to female singers that influenced her.  ‘The Fellas’ features a duet on the song “For Me and My Gal” with long-time friend Barry Manilow, who went through the studio musician days with Manchester in the early parts of their respective careers.

Meanwhile, the singles collection, ‘Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles,’ features 43 tracks on two CDs that make up all of Manchester’s singles released on Arista Records during her time at the label.

Included in the set are classic hits such as “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (1978), “Pretty Girls” (1979), “You Should Hear How He Talks About You” (1982) and “Thief of Hearts” (1984).

Additionally, Manchester is also embarking on a limited tour to promote the new album and details of that tour can be found on her website, www.MelissaManchester.com

The Fellas: 
1. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
2. Chances Are
3. They Say It’s Wonderful
4. For Me and My Gal (with Barry Manilow)
5. Love is Just Around the Corner
6. Smile
7. Night and Day
8. How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles

CD 1 

1. Midnight Blue (Arista single AS-0116, 5/75)
2. I Got Eyes (Arista single AS-0116, 5/75)
3. Just Too Many People (Arista single AS-0146, 8/75)
4. The Lady’s Not Home (Arista single AS-0146, 8/75)
5. Just You and I (Arista single AS-0168, 1/76)
6. My Sweet Thing  (Arista single AS-0168, 1/76)
7. Better Days  (Arista single AS-0183, 4/76)
8. Sing Sing Sing (Arista single AS-0183, 4/76)
9. Rescue Me (Arista single AS-0196, 7/76)
10. Happy Endings (Arista single AS-0196, 7/76)
11. Monkey See, Monkey Do (Arista single AS-0218, 12/76)
12. So’s My Old Man (Arista single AS-0218, 12/76)
13. Be Somebody (Arista single AS-0237, 1977)
14. Dirty Work (Arista single AS-0237, 1977)
15. I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arista single AS-0267, 9/77)
16. No One’s Ever Seen This Side of Me (Arista single AS-0267, 9/77)
17. Don’t Cry Out Loud (Arista single AS-0373, 11/78)
18. We Had This Time (Arista single AS-0373, 11/78)
19. Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love) (Arista single AS-0405, 4/79)
20. Such a Morning (Arista single AS-0405, 4/79)
21. Pretty Girls (Arista single AS-0456, 9/79)
22. Fire in the Morning (Arista single AS-0485, 2/80)

CD 2 

1. It’s All in the Sky Above (Arista single AS-0456, 9/79)
2. Lights of Dawn (Arista single AS-0485, 2/80)
3. If This Is Love (Arista single AS-0551, 8/80)
4. Talk (Arista single AS-0551, 8/80)
5. Without You (Arista single AS-0579, 1980)
6. Boys in the Back Room (Arista single AS-0579, 1980)
7. Lovers After All – with Peabo Bryson (Arista single AS-0587, 2/81)
8. Happier Than I’ve Ever Been (Arista single AS-0587, 2/81)
9. Race to the End (Theme from Chariots of Fire) (Arista single AS-0657, 2/82)
10. Long Goodbyes (Arista single AS-0657, 2/82)
11. You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Arista single AS-0676, 5/82)
12. Hey Ricky (You’re a Lowdown Heel) (Arista single AS-1028, 1982)
13. Come in from the Rain (Arista single AS-1028, 1982)
14. Nice Girls (Arista single AS-1045, 1/83)
15. My Boyfriend’s Back (Arista single AS 1-9014, 6/83)
16. Looking for the Perfect Ahh  (Arista single AS 1-9014, 6/83)
17. No One Can Love You More Than Me  (Arista single AS 1-9087, 9/83)
18. White Rose (Arista single AS 1-9087, 9/83)
19. I Don’t Care What People Say (Arista single AS 1-9162, 3/84)
20. Emergency (Arista single AS 1-9162, 3/84)
21. You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Special Extended Version) (Bonus Track) (Arista 12-inch single SP 141, 1982)

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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series Documenting Popular Music is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a vareity of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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New George Michael Single Featuring Nile Rodgers Released

Set. 7, 2017 -- Sony Music announces today the release of “Fantasy,” a single by the late George Michael featuring Nile Rodgers. First recorded by the superstar in the late '80s, the track was intended to be featured on George Michael's second solo album, the multi-platinum, ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1,’ but was left off. It was subsequently a B-side of the U.S. release of the single, “Freedom! '90” and on the UK version of the single “Waiting For That Day” in 1990. But as one of his favorite tracks, George always intended for “Fantasy” to be a single in its own right.

George went on to perform “Fantasy” live during his hugely successful 'Cover To Cover' tour in 1991 and rewarded his loyal fans with the track on free cassettes placed on every seat in the venues he played during the tour. George also later performed “Fantasy” during his '25 Live Tour' over a decade later.

In early 2016, George selected “Fantasy” as the single to launch the highly anticipated reissue of ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1/MTV Unplugged.’ He contacted hitmaker Nile Rodgers to update the track for the project and the result is an up-tempo track with Nile's signature production and George's iconic voice and songwriting.

On October 20th, Sony Music will re-release George's groundbreaking second solo album, ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1/MTV Unplugged.’ Originally released in 1990, ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1,’ outsold Faith in the UK. The album was produced, arranged and almost entirely written by George himself and features hits like “Freedom '90,” “Waiting, Praying For Time” and more. The MTV Unplugged performance was recorded in London in 1996 and features career defining songs from George's Wham! period right through to Older. George's glittering career spanned four decades and he has sold 120 million albums.

‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 | MTV Unplugged’ will be available October 20th as 2CD Edition, Deluxe Box Set and Vinyl.

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Set For Release on September 29 on CD And Digital (and on October 27 on Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl)

Sept. 6, 2017 -- On September 29, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Michael Jackson SCREAM, a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including “Ghosts, Torture,” “Thriller,” and “Dirty Diana.” Additionally, SCREAM includes a newly created bonus track, "Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous", a high-energy five-song mashup from the acclaimed remixer The White Panda who created a seamless new musical experience.

Starting today, fans will be able to access the "Blood on The Dance Floor X Dangerous" mash-up of "Blood on the Dance Floor", "Dangerous," "This Place Hotel," "Leave Me Alone," and "Is It Scary". The mash-up by The White Panda premieres exclusively on Shazam.

The track will also be offered as an instant grat track when you pre-order SCREAM digitally and will be available on all streaming platforms.

The choice of tracks for SCREAM reflects The King of Pop's affection for this time of the year and its themes of costumes and disguise, darkness and light, character transformations and surprise. The album will be available in two physical formats, CD and glow-in-dark vinyl (available October 27) each containing a poster unique to the format. Fittingly, the poster and cover art conceal the first ever AR (augmented reality) experience created for a Michael Jackson project.

Each track on SCREAM is remarkable in its own way. For example, "Dirty Diana," was the fifth consecutive No. 1 song from the album Bad which shattered records for consecutive chart topping singles off a single album; "Thriller", penned by Rod Temperton, was the seventh of an unprecedented seven Top 10 singles from Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time; and the Top 5 hit "Scream" is the only duet between Michael Jackson and his sister Janet Jackson. Also included are fan favorites from The Jacksons' albums - "Torture" and "This Place Hotel" (the first single to be written, composed, and arranged solely by Michael); and, making its first appearance on a Michael Jackson album, "Somebody's Watching Me," the international 1985 hit by Rockwell featuring an iconic hook sung by Michael.

Fans are invited to Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations this fall. These celebrations will take place in six major cities around the world: Paris, London, Sydney, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. The events will include screenings of Michael's seven short films from the SCREAM album including the full-length 40 minute Michael Jackson's Ghosts, rarely seen following its initial screening at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. An after party will follow. More information on the Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations will be announced in the coming days.

OFFICIAL SCREAM TRACKLISTING:

1. This Place Hotel
2. Thriller
3. Blood On The Dance Floor
4. Somebody's Watching Me
5. Dirty Diana
6. Torture
7. Leave Me Alone
8. Scream
9. Dangerous
10. Unbreakable
11. Xscape
12. Threatened
13. Ghosts

Bonus Track: Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Set For Release on September 29 on CD And Digital (and on October 27 on Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl)

Sept. 6, 2017 -- On September 29, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Michael Jackson SCREAM, a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including “Ghosts, Torture,” “Thriller,” and “Dirty Diana.”  Additionally, SCREAM includes a newly created bonus track, Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous, a high-energy five-song mashup from the acclaimed remixer The White Panda who created a seamless new musical experience. 

Starting today, fans will be able to access the Blood on The Dance Floor X Dangerous mash-up of Blood on the Dance Floor, Dangerous, This Place Hotel, Leave Me Alone, and Is It Scary.  The mash-up by The White Panda premieres exclusively on Shazam.

The track will also be offered as an instant grat track when you pre-order SCREAM digitally and will be available on all streaming platforms.

The choice of tracks for SCREAM reflects The King of Pops affection for this time of the year and its themes of costumes and disguise, darkness and light, character transformations and surprise.  The album will be available in two physical formats, CD and glow-in-dark vinyl (available October 27) each containing a poster unique to the format.  Fittingly, the poster and cover art conceal the first ever AR (augmented reality) experience created for a Michael Jackson project.

Each track on SCREAM is remarkable in its own way.   For example, Dirty Diana, was the fifth consecutive No. 1 song from the album Bad which shattered records for consecutive chart topping singles off a single album; Thriller, penned by Rod Temperton, was the seventh of an unprecedented seven Top 10 singles from Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time; and the Top 5 hit Scream is the only duet between Michael Jackson and his sister Janet Jackson.  Also included are fan favorites from The Jacksons albums -  Torture and This Place Hotel (the first single to be written, composed, and arranged solely by Michael); and, making its first appearance on a Michael Jackson album, Somebodys Watching Me, the international 1985 hit by Rockwell featuring an iconic hook sung by Michael.

Fans are invited to Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations this fall. These celebrations will take place in six major cities around the world: Paris, London, Sydney, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. The events will include screenings of Michaels seven short films from the SCREAM album including the full-length 40 minute Michael Jacksons Ghosts, rarely seen following its initial screening at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.  An after party will follow.  More information on the Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations will be announced in the coming days. 

OFFICIAL SCREAM TRACKLISTING:

1. This Place Hotel 
2. Thriller 
3. Blood On The Dance Floor 
4. Somebodys Watching Me 
5. Dirty Diana 
6. Torture 
7. Leave Me Alone 
8. Scream 
9. Dangerous 
10. Unbreakable 
11. Xscape 
12. Threatened 
13. Ghosts

Bonus Track:  Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Has Died at the Age of 67

Sept. 3, 2017 (O&F) – Walter Becker, co-founder of the jazz/pop/rock duo Steely Dan has died, according to his official website, which announced the news today. No cause of death or other information was released.

Becker and partner Donald Fagen made up one of the most unique and innovative acts to come out of the 1970s. Their skills and musicianship were hailed by critics and the duo's peers, who viewed Becker and Fagen as elite musicians and songwriters. The pair was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Fagen released a statement saying he intends to keep their music alive as long as he can with the Steely Dan band.

In the early 70s, the duo was first a hit on FM radio stations with a sound that didn’t exactly fit with the Top 40 songs of the day. However, record sales began making it clear fans loved the sound, and eventually the group’s songs were heard on numerous pop and rock radio stations.

Their early hits included “Do It Again,” (#6, 1972) “Reeling in the Years” (#11, 1973) and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” (#4, 1974).
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By the early 1980s, the band had collected 10 Top 40 hits and nine top-selling albums, seven of which were certified platinum. The 1977 album ‘Aja,’ considered a modern-day masterpiece by some critics, was certified multi-platinum and became the biggest selling album of Steely Dan’s career.

Fagen and Becker worked with numerous studio musicians, who unofficially made up the group, and actor/comedian Chevy Chase was the group’s drummer for a short time when Steely Dan was still being formed.

Steely Dan Albums to Reach the Top 20

Aja #3, 1977
Two Against Nature #6, 2000
Pretzel Logic #8, 1974
Gaucho #9, 1980
Everything Must Go #9, 2003
Katy Lied #13, 1975
The Royal Scam #15, 1976
Can’t Buy a Thrill #17, 1972
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Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Has Died at the Age of 67

Sept. 3, 2017 (O&F) – Walter Becker, co-founder of the jazz/pop/rock duo Steely Dan has died, according to his official website, which announced the news today.  No cause of death or other information was released.

Becker and partner Donald Fagen made up one of the most unique and innovative acts to come out of the 1970s.  Their skills and musicianship were hailed by critics and the duos peers, who viewed Becker and Fagen as elite musicians and songwriters.  The pair was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Fagen released a statement saying he intends to keep their music alive as long as he can with the Steely Dan band.

In the early 70s, the duo was first a hit on FM radio stations with a sound that didn’t exactly fit with the Top 40 songs of the day.  However, record sales began making it clear fans loved the sound, and eventually the group’s songs were heard on numerous pop and rock radio stations.

Their early hits included “Do It Again,” (#6, 1972) “Reeling in the Years” (#11, 1973) and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” (#4, 1974).
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By the early 1980s, the band had collected 10 Top 40 hits and nine top-selling albums, seven of which were certified platinum.  The 1977 album ‘Aja,’ considered a modern-day masterpiece by some critics, was certified multi-platinum and became the biggest selling album of Steely Dan’s career.

Fagen and Becker worked with numerous studio musicians, who unofficially made up the group, and actor/comedian Chevy Chase was the group’s drummer for a short time when Steely Dan was still being formed.

Steely Dan Albums to Reach the Top 20

Aja #3, 1977
Two Against Nature #6, 2000
Pretzel Logic #8, 1974
Gaucho #9, 1980
Everything Must Go #9, 2003
Katy Lied #13, 1975
The Royal Scam #15, 1976
Can’t Buy a Thrill #17, 1972
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#steelydan #jazz #rock #70smusic #80smusic #rip #rockandrollhalloffame #musician #walterbecker #donaldfagen #chevychase #aja #スティルダン

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Stanley Clarke Recording with Jazz Artist Bob Holz

Aug. 23, 2017 -- Jazz fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz will begin recording with bassist Stanley Clarke in September for Holz's album due out Spring of 2018.
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"This collaboration with the jazz star and Return to Forever bassist/composer, Stanley Clarke will involve the recording of new compositions I wrote that will take from my roots in jazz, classical, blues and rock music," says Holz.

Joining Holz and Clarke will be former Mahavishnu Orchestra bassist Ralphe Armstrong who currently plays in Holz's touring band, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward featuring Chet Catallo and Ralphe Armstrong. "My compositions have plenty of room for interplay between electric bass and acoustic bass," adds Holz.
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"I'm really honored to record with Stanley Clarke as his music has been a strong influence on me," added Holz.

Clarke has written the music for over 70 major motion pictures in addition to his successful solo career and long tenure as a member of Return To Forever with Chick Corea, Al Di Meola and Lenny White.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Roy Holland Productions
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Stanley Clarke Recording with Jazz Artist Bob Holz

Aug. 23, 2017 -- Jazz fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz will begin recording with bassist Stanley Clarke in September for Holzs album due out Spring of 2018.
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This collaboration with the jazz star and Return to Forever bassist/composer, Stanley Clarke will involve the recording of new compositions I wrote that will take from my roots in jazz, classical, blues and rock music, says Holz.

Joining Holz and Clarke will be former Mahavishnu Orchestra bassist Ralphe Armstrong who currently plays in Holzs touring band, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward featuring Chet Catallo and Ralphe Armstrong. My compositions have plenty of room for interplay between electric bass and acoustic bass, adds Holz.
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Im really honored to record with Stanley Clarke as his music has been a strong influence on me, added Holz.

Clarke has written the music for over 70 major motion pictures in addition to his successful solo career and long tenure as a member of Return To Forever with Chick Corea, Al Di Meola and Lenny White.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Roy Holland Productions
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◇ The O&F Studios radio documentary series, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes (link in bio).◇
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The Music of ABBA is Coming Back in 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'

Aug. 22, 2017 -- Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.

With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018.

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker.

ABBA's Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Universal Pictures

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, 'Documenting Popular Music,' is available on iTunes (link in bio).
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The Music of ABBA is Coming Back in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Aug. 22, 2017 -- Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.

With the films original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018.

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker.

ABBAs Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Universal Pictures

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes (link in bio).
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#ABBA #tomhanks #mamamia #70smusic #popmusic #top40 #documentingpopularmusic #popularmusic #oandfstudios

Leader of the Band: Remembering Dan Fogelberg with Stories and Insights from His Record Producer

Dan Fogelberg’s talent was apparent from an early age, and by the time he was 19, he had a recording contract with a major record label. The man who would produce this young talent was Norbert Putnam, who was only about nine years Fogelberg’s senior. Together, these two worked on three of Fogelberg’s albums, which would turn out to be some of the most important records in his career.

In an exclusive interview for the radio documentary series 'Documenting Popular Music,' veteran journalist Robert Neil speaks with Putnam about creating the album ‘Home Free,’ ‘Nether Lands’ and ‘Phoenix.’ Included are stories about recording some of Fogelberg’s most famous songs, including “Longer,” “Dancing Shoes,” Netherlands,” “Wishing on the Moon," "The River" and others.

In this presentation you’ll also learn how the man who wrote musical scores for ‘The Outer Limits,' a sci-fi television show, was instrumental in one of Fogelberg’s albums. Just as important – if not more – was a 14-year-old girl, who let her important father know Fogelberg was a rising star.

The late Fogelberg, who died in 2007, was one of the most talented musicians Putnam says he’d ever recorded, and he is currently working to produce a new tribute album that will feature numerous stars singing Fogelberg’s songs.

The tribute album is just one of several projects focusing on Fogelberg this year, and his widow Jean Fogelberg is hoping those efforts, along with a petition of nearly 50,000 signatures, will help get Dan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (More info on this can be found on the Facebook page Induct Dan Fogelberg in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.)

Our thanks to Norbert Putnam for the hours and stories he shared, and to the very busy Jean Fogelberg, who put us in touch with Putnam.

You can read more stories about Putnam’s amazing career in his memoir, ‘Music Lessons Vol. 1,’ in which he recounts his days playing with Elvis Presley, helping create Jimmy Buffet’s biggest hit and working with a long list of artists on some of their best known songs and albums. (More info on the book can be found at www.musiclessonsbynorbertputnam.com.)

This episode of 'Documenting Popular Music' is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) as well as other outlets.

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The King is Gone, Yet the King Lives On

Aug. 16, 2017 (O&F) – Forty-years ago today, the world was shaken with the news that ELVIS PRESLEY had died at the age of 42. The King of Rock and Roll was such a powerful figure that many refused to believe he was really gone. Based on his continued popularity in current culture, those non-believers may have a point.

In the past three years, RCA Records has released seven new Elvis albums, including three that have reached the Top 100 on Billboard’s popular album charts. The most recent album on that list is 2016’s ‘The Wonder of You,’ a collection of selected Presley songs remixed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which peaked at #47 and went platinum. Meanwhile, 2015’s ‘If I Can Dream,’ also remixed with the Philharmonic, peaked at #21 and went multi-platinum.

Additionally, Elvis has had five albums reach the Top 20 since his death, including the greatest hits packages ‘Elvis: 30 #1 Hits’ which – fittingly – reached #1 in 2002 while being certified multi-platinum, and ‘2nd to None,’ which reached #3 in 2003 and went platinum.

Meanwhile, millions of devoted followers make the pilgrimage to Presley’s Graceland home every year, and this year it is costing those fans $28.75 to walk past the icon’s grave during what has become an annual candlelight vigil to mark his death.

Long live the King!

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The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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The King is Gone, Yet the King Lives On

Aug. 16, 2017 (O&F) – Forty-years ago today, the world was shaken with the news that ELVIS PRESLEY had died at the age of 42.  The King of Rock and Roll was such a powerful figure that many refused to believe he was really gone.  Based on his continued popularity in current culture, those non-believers may have a point.

In the past three years, RCA Records has released seven new Elvis albums, including three that have reached the Top 100 on Billboard’s popular album charts.  The most recent album on that list is 2016’s ‘The Wonder of You,’ a collection of selected Presley songs remixed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which peaked at #47 and went platinum.  Meanwhile, 2015’s ‘If I Can Dream,’ also remixed with the Philharmonic, peaked at #21 and went multi-platinum.

Additionally, Elvis has had five albums reach the Top 20 since his death, including the greatest hits packages ‘Elvis:  30 #1 Hits’ which – fittingly – reached #1 in 2002 while being certified multi-platinum, and ‘2nd to None,’ which reached #3 in 2003 and went platinum.

Meanwhile, millions of devoted followers make the pilgrimage to Presley’s Graceland home every year, and this year it is costing those fans $28.75 to walk past the icon’s grave during what has become an annual candlelight vigil to mark his death.

Long live the King!

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The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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Documenting Popular Music Examines the
Country/Pop Music Phenomenon of the Early '80s

In the late 70s, a music trend began to that shape as Top 40 radio stations started playing more and more songs by artists that had usually been proprietary to county stations. By the early 80s, a legitimate country/pop phenomenon was under way, and numerous country songs and performers were receiving mainstream acceptance.

The radio documentary series 'Documenting Popular Music' takes a look at the trend and highlights some of the prominent artists involved in the movement as well as the reasons behind the trend.

Included in this presentation are thoughts from Professor Jocelyn Neal, from the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who has written several books on popular music, including ‘Country Music: A Cultural and Stylistic History.’

Some of the artist covered in this feature include Kenny Rogers, Juice Newton, Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson, Eddie Rabbitt, Emmylou Harris and the movie Urban Cowboy.

'Documenting Popular Music is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) and other outlets.

#urbancowboymoviehistory #urbancowboy #countrymusic #80smusic #kennyrogers #juicenewton #ronniemilsap #emmylouharris #dollyparton #ronniemilsap #willienelson #eddierabbitt #popularmusic #popmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Dan Fogelberg

Aug. 13, 17 (O&F) – Today, on what would have been his 66th birthday, singer/songwriter/musician Dan Fogelberg will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Also being inducted is Fogelberg’s friend Joe Walsh, the guitarist for the Eagles and the man who produced Fogelberg’s second album, ‘Souvenirs.’

A sold-out concert will take place at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater in Denver to celebrate the inductions, and the lineup of performers includes Garth Brooks, Amy Grant & Vince Gill, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Todd Park Mohr, Richie Furay, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Michael Martin Murphey and other guests. Additionally, Walsh will perform with a reunited Barnstorm, one of his first bands.

Although Fogelberg was from Peoria, Ill., he later moved to Colorado, which he said he found to be peaceful and inspirational.

Meanwhile, the O&F Studios’ radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,' will have a special episode on Fogelberg’s career and efforts to get him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The episode will feature an exclusive interview with Norbert Putnam, the man who produced Fogelberg’s first album, ‘Home Free’ (1972) as well as two others, ‘Nether Lands,’ (1977) and ‘Phoenix’ (1979).

In the interview Putnam talks about Fogelberg’s innate musical ability and about recording songs such as “Longer,” “The River,” “Nether Lands,” “Dancing Shoes” and “Wishing on the Moon.”

This episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ will be available by the end of the coming week and can be found at a variety of outlets, including iTunes, Google Play Music and Top Podcast.

#danfogelberg #joewalsh #1970smusic #1980smusic #musician #rockandrollhalloffame #garthbrooks, #amygrant #vincegill
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Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Dan Fogelberg

Aug. 13, 17 (O&F) – Today, on what would have been his 66th birthday, singer/songwriter/musician Dan Fogelberg will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.  Also being inducted is Fogelberg’s friend Joe Walsh, the guitarist for the Eagles and the man who produced Fogelberg’s second album, ‘Souvenirs.’ 

A sold-out concert will take place at Fiddlers Green Amphitheater in Denver to celebrate the inductions, and the lineup of performers includes Garth Brooks, Amy Grant & Vince Gill, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Todd Park Mohr, Richie Furay, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Michael Martin Murphey and other guests.  Additionally, Walsh will perform with a reunited Barnstorm, one of his first bands.

Although Fogelberg was from Peoria, Ill., he later moved to Colorado, which he said he found to be peaceful and inspirational.

Meanwhile, the O&F Studios’ radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music, will have a special episode on Fogelberg’s career and efforts to get him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The episode will feature an exclusive interview with Norbert Putnam, the man who produced Fogelberg’s first album, ‘Home Free’ (1972) as well as two others, ‘Nether Lands,’ (1977) and ‘Phoenix’ (1979).

In the interview Putnam talks about Fogelberg’s innate musical ability and about recording songs such as “Longer,” “The River,” “Nether Lands,” “Dancing Shoes” and “Wishing on the Moon.”

This episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ will be available by the end of the coming week and can be found at a variety of outlets, including iTunes, Google Play Music and Top Podcast.

#danfogelberg #joewalsh #1970smusic #1980smusic #musician #rockandrollhalloffame #garthbrooks, #amygrant #vincegill

Fundraising Campaign Opens to Preserve Woodstock Site and History

Aug. 11, 2017 -- In celebration of the 48th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – the not-for-profit cultural center and museum located at the fabled festival's historic site – has announced a CrowdRise fundraising campaign to support new preservation and interpretation efforts.

On the weekend of August 15-17 in 1969, half-a-million people gathered on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, N.Y. for the Woodstock festival, a three-day event that has come to represent a generation, and the power of peace, love and music. This watershed moment in American history continues to be a beacon of hope for people of all generations, and its historic site attracts visitors from around the globe.

As the 50th Anniversary approaches, Bethel Woods continues to carry on that spirit, while preserving and interpreting its historic site. The organization has embarked on a series of historic preservation projects that will enhance the visitor experience, restore and open to the public new areas of the festival site, and introduce immersive technologies that will immerse guests in the site's history.

In support of these projects, Bethel Woods launched an online campaign via Crowdrise, to raise the funds needed for the Bindy Bazaar Trails Project, which will restore the forested trails of the festival's marketplace, providing access to walking trails including reproductions of the iconic signage that proclaimed the "High Way," "Groovy Way," and "Gentle Path" in the woods.

In the spirit of community that permeated Woodstock, Bethel Woods is raising the funds needed for this project via the online fundraising platform, Crowdrise with a goal of $25,000 - seeking individual donations starting at just $10. To be a part of preserving this important piece of our cultural heritage, visit crowdrise.com/preservingwoodstock.

Bethel Woods' CEO Darlene Fedun said, "At its heart Woodstock was about the peaceful community that grew out of quite difficult circumstances, working together and sharing what they had with each other – and so is this fundraiser. This is a true example of how each of us, when united as a community, can make a much greater positive impact together, and through this fundraiser can contribute to preserving a treasured piece of history for future generations."

Recently, the Woodstock site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, formally acknowledging the significance of its heritage and setting in motion continued preservation efforts. Located 90 miles from New York City, Bethel Woods also features an 800-acre campus including a Pavilion amphitheater with a capacity of 15,000, an intimate indoor performance space, arts and humanities programs for all ages, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods.

Visit bethelwoodscenter.org for more information and to plan your visit.

SOURCE Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

The O&F Studios' podcast, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2.

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Fundraising Campaign Opens to Preserve Woodstock Site and History

Aug. 11, 2017 -- In celebration of the 48th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – the not-for-profit cultural center and museum located at the fabled festivals historic site – has announced a CrowdRise fundraising campaign to support new preservation and interpretation efforts.

On the weekend of August 15-17 in 1969, half-a-million people gathered on Max Yasgurs farm in Bethel, N.Y. for the Woodstock festival, a three-day event that has come to represent a generation, and the power of peace, love and music. This watershed moment in American history continues to be a beacon of hope for people of all generations, and its historic site attracts visitors from around the globe.

As the 50th Anniversary approaches, Bethel Woods continues to carry on that spirit, while preserving and interpreting its historic site. The organization has embarked on a series of historic preservation projects that will enhance the visitor experience, restore and open to the public new areas of the festival site, and introduce immersive technologies that will immerse guests in the sites history. 

In support of these projects, Bethel Woods launched an online campaign via Crowdrise, to raise the funds needed for the Bindy Bazaar Trails Project, which will restore the forested trails of the festivals marketplace, providing access to walking trails including reproductions of the iconic signage that proclaimed the High Way, Groovy Way, and Gentle Path in the woods.
 
In the spirit of community that permeated Woodstock, Bethel Woods is raising the funds needed for this project via the online fundraising platform, Crowdrise with a goal of $25,000 - seeking individual donations starting at just $10. To be a part of preserving this important piece of our cultural heritage, visit crowdrise.com/preservingwoodstock.

Bethel Woods CEO Darlene Fedun said, At its heart Woodstock was about the peaceful community that grew out of quite difficult circumstances, working together and sharing what they had with each other – and so is this fundraiser. This is a true example of how each of us, when united as a community, can make a much greater positive impact together, and through this fundraiser can contribute to preserving a treasured piece of history for future generations.

Recently, the Woodstock site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, formally acknowledging the significance of its heritage and setting in motion continued preservation efforts. Located 90 miles from New York City, Bethel Woods also features an 800-acre campus including a Pavilion amphitheater with a capacity of 15,000, an intimate indoor performance space, arts and humanities programs for all ages, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods.

Visit bethelwoodscenter.org for more information and to plan your visit.

SOURCE Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

The O&F Studios podcast, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2.

#woodstock #1960smusic #concerts #classicrock #fundraising

Denver has Back to Back #1 Albums and Singles (#OTD1974)

Aug. 10, 2017 (O&F) – The late John Denver’s career was at its peak in the early 1970s, and back to back #1 singles and #1 albums highlighted his chart success. In late 1973, his ‘Greatest Hits’ album became his first #1 record on the Billboard chart, and the single released from the album, “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” became his first #1 song on the Hot 100 singles chart.

He followed those achievements in 1974 with the #1 single “Annie’s Song,” from the album ‘Back Home Again,’ which hit #1 on the album chart on this date (#OTD) in 1974. Denver also had a #1 single in 1975 with a live version of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.” The original studio version of the song had first appeared on the ‘Back Home Again’ album

Denver’s next studio album, 1975’s ‘Windsong,’ also went to #1, and it featured the chart topping single “I’m Sorry,” which carried the #2 hit “Calypso” as its B-side.

NOTE: As a tribute to Denver, John Fogerty recorded a cover version of the title track to “Back Home Again” for his 2009 album ‘The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again.’

Meanwhile, Barry Manilow created an artificial duet with Denver on the song “Sunshine on My Shoulders” for Manilow’s 2014 album ‘My Dream Duets.’

John Denver Singles to Reach the Top 20:

“Annie’s Song” 1974, #1
“Sunshine on My Shoulders” 1974, #1
“I’m Sorry” 1975, #1
“Thank God I’m a Country Boy” 1975, #1
“Calypso” 1975, #2
“Take Me Home, Country Roads” 1971, #2
“Back Home Again” 1974 #5
“Rocky Mountain High” 1972, #9
“Sweet Surrender” 1974, #13
“Fly Away” 1975, #13 (background vocals by Olivia Newton-John)

John Denver Albums to Reach the Top 20:

‘John Denver’s Greatest Hits’ 1973, #1
‘Back Home Again’ 1974, #1
‘Windsong’ 1975, #1
‘An Evening with John Denver’ 1975, #2
‘Rocky Mountain High’ 1972, #4
‘John Denver’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2’ 1977, #6
‘Spirit’ 1976, #7
‘Rocky Mountain Christmas’ 1975, #14
‘Poems, Prayers & Promises’ 1971, #15
‘Farwell Andromeda’ 1973, #16

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The O&F Studios’ podcast, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) and other outlets as well as at documentingpopularmusic.libsyn.com.

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Alzheimer's Association Mourns Death of Music Legend Glen Campbell

Aug. 9, 2017 -- The Alzheimer's Association is saddened by the death of country music legend Glen Campbell. He and his family bravely revealed his Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2011, and embarked on a final "Goodbye Tour" that was documented in the award-winning documentary "I'll Be Me." Since that time, Campbell and his family continued to advocate on behalf of the cause, including sharing their story on Capitol Hill and speaking out on behalf of the millions of families in the U.S. facing the disease.

"The Alzheimer's Association extends sincere condolences to Glen Campbell's family, friends and fans. Glen was a courageous advocate on behalf of Alzheimer's, not only bravely sharing his diagnosis with the world, but continuing to bring joy to his fans through his music while facing the disease so publicly," said Harry Johns, president and CEO, Alzheimer's Association. "Glen and his family helped to bring Alzheimer's out of the shadows and into the spotlight with openness and honesty that has rallied people to take action on behalf of the cause. In this spirit, we will continue to work aggressively to pursue greater awareness, provide support to families, and accelerate research to slow, stop and ultimately cure Alzheimer's disease."

According to the Alzheimer's Association 2017 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer's disease is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only cause among the top ten that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. An estimated 5.5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, with more than 15 million friends and family providing unpaid care. These numbers will escalate rapidly in the coming years and by 2050, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease may nearly triple.

SOURCE Alzheimer's Association

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Alzheimers Association Mourns Death of Music Legend Glen Campbell

Aug. 9, 2017 -- The Alzheimers Association is saddened by the death of country music legend Glen Campbell.  He and his family bravely revealed his Alzheimers diagnosis in 2011, and embarked on a final Goodbye Tour that was documented in the award-winning documentary Ill Be Me. Since that time, Campbell and his family continued to advocate on behalf of the cause, including sharing their story on Capitol Hill and speaking out on behalf of the millions of families in the U.S. facing the disease.

The Alzheimers Association extends sincere condolences to Glen Campbells family, friends and fans. Glen was a courageous advocate on behalf of Alzheimers, not only bravely sharing his diagnosis with the world, but continuing to bring joy to his fans through his music while facing the disease so publicly, said Harry Johns, president and CEO, Alzheimers Association. Glen and his family helped to bring Alzheimers out of the shadows and into the spotlight with openness and honesty that has rallied people to take action on behalf of the cause. In this spirit, we will continue to work aggressively to pursue greater awareness, provide support to families, and accelerate research to slow, stop and ultimately cure Alzheimers disease.

According to the Alzheimers Association 2017 Alzheimers Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimers disease is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only cause among the top ten that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. An estimated 5.5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimers disease, with more than 15 million friends and family providing unpaid care. These numbers will escalate rapidly in the coming years and by 2050, the number of people with Alzheimers disease may nearly triple.

SOURCE Alzheimers Association

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Glen Campbell – The Studio Musician who Became a Star

Aug. 8, 2017 – Glen Campbell started his music career as a session musician, and with all the success that later came, his ability to masterfully play guitar was something that endeared him to fellow musicians.

He also had a knack for finding catchy songs and turning them into hits. He claimed there was a certain amount of luck involved, but his friendships with noted songwriters didn’t hurt.

His pal Jimmy Webb, for example, wrote three of Campbell’s biggest hits, “Wichita Lineman" (#3, 1968) “Galveston” (#4, 1969) and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” (#26, 1967).

Meanwhile, after guesting on Campbell’s variety TV show, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,’ Neil Diamond gave Campbell the song “Sunflower,” which became a #1 Adult Contemporary hit in 1977.

Campbell is remembered as one of the most successful country/pop artists of all time with more than 50 Top 40 singles on Billboard’s Country chart and 20 Top 40 hits on the Hot 100 chart.

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Glen Campbell Has Died

Aug. 8, 2017 (O&F) – Glen Campbell, the singer that conquered the country and pop charts in the 1960s and 1970s has died. He was 81.

The official cause of death has not been announced, but Campbell had been battling Alzheimer’s disease, which he revealed to the public in 2011. His medical condition was covered in the 2014 documentary ‘I’ll Be Me.’

Campbell, whose biggest hits included “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Southern Nights,” and “Wichita Lineman,” also hosted his own TV show, ‘The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,’ from 1968 to 1972, and he appeared in the movies ‘True Grit,’ ‘Norwood,’ and ‘Strange Homecoming.’

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Glen Campbell Has Died

Aug. 8, 2017 (O&F) – Glen Campbell, the singer that conquered the country and pop charts in the 1960s and 1970s has died.  He was 81.

The official cause of death has not been announced, but Campbell had been battling Alzheimer’s disease, which he revealed to the public in 2011.  His medical condition was covered in the 2014 documentary ‘I’ll Be Me.’

Campbell, whose biggest hits included “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Southern Nights,” and “Wichita Lineman,” also hosted his own TV show, ‘The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,’ from 1968 to 1972, and he appeared in the movies ‘True Grit,’ ‘Norwood,’ and ‘Strange Homecoming.’

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‘Documenting Popular Music’ is in the Top 10 again among iTunes Music podcasts! Thanks for your support.

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‘Documenting Popular Music’ is in the Top 10 again among iTunes Music podcasts!    Thanks for your support.

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Congratulations to Herb Alpert. His new album, Music Volume 1, has just hit #1.

Listen to our review of the album on the Documenting Popular Music podcast, available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) or www.documentingpopularmusic.libsyn.com.

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Congratulations to Herb Alpert. His new album, Music Volume 1, has just hit #1.

Listen to our review of the album on the Documenting Popular Music podcast, available on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) or www.documentingpopularmusic.libsyn.com.

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Def Leppard’s Hysteria Turns 30, Gets Deluxe Rerelease

Aug. 7, 2017 -- Legendary British rock 'n' roll icons Def Leppard celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album 'Hysteria,' one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with the release of 'Hysteria (Remastered 2017).'

The remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe—Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1 CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, & limited edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks, and additionally the audio for "In The Round In Your Face (Live)" on CD for the first time.

Said frontman Joe Elliott, "It's hard to believe that it's been thirty years since the release of Hysteria… In some respects it really does seem like only yesterday. So, to mark this milestone, we wanted to do something very special for our fans and give them the definitive version of the album, one that incorporates all of the memories and milestones that we caught on tape and some of the madness that we got up to on the road. We hope it means as much to you as it does to us."

Added Phil Collen, "I look back at the whole Hysteria experience with excitement along with fond and tragic memories. It was our commercial zenith thanks to Mutt Lange's insistence that we create an artistic hybrid between hard rock and pop top 40 music using every genre available as an inspiration. It was a rock album that would garner seven hit singles. Mission accomplished."

Essential listening for fans across the board, Hysteria indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time. As the group's second consecutive RIAA Diamond-certified record (10 million sales in the U.S.), it would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide and 12 million in the U.S. Moreover, the record staked a spot in the U.S. Top 40 for 96 weeks matched only by Born in the U.S.A. Rolling Stone touted it on the prestigious 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, and a poll in Q placed it among the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time. Dominating multiple charts, it captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and U.K. album charts, bolstered by immortal Top-5 anthems such as "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Animal," "Love Bites," "Hysteria," "Rocket" and "Armageddon It."

Hysteria left an indelible mark on rock 'n' roll. Powered by stadium-filling drums, rapturous guitars, and unshakable choruses, the record saw Def Leppard rightfully claim their place among rock's divinities forever. As a result, its influence now reverberates through three generations of artists to follow. It also historically marked their third straight collaboration with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange.

Among the new versions, the Super Deluxe Edition boasts 5-CD/2-DVDs including four books—Story Of; a Ross Halfin photo book; Discography; Hysteria Tour Program and Tour Poster. The Deluxe Version features 3 CDs, the Vanilla Version is 1-CD, and the Vinyl Version is 2 Black LPs. In addition, there will be a limited-edition, 2-LP Colored Vinyl available via D2C channels for the first time.

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The band is currently on a sold-out concert tour of North America. For more information and dates, please go to www.defleppard.com
Def Leppard "Hysteria (remastered 2017)" Super Deluxe Edition tracklisting:

CD
DISC ONE – Track List Source
Women Hysteria
Rocket Hysteria
Animal Hysteria
Love Bites Hysteria
Pour Some Sugar On Me Hysteria
Armageddon It Hysteria
Gods Of War Hysteria
Don't Shoot Shotgun Hysteria
Run Riot Hysteria
Hysteria Hysteria
Excitable Hysteria
Love And Affection Hysteria

CD
DISC TWO – Track List
Tear It Down B-Side
I Wanna Be Your Hero Retro- Active
Ride Into The Sun Retro- Active
Ring Of Fire B-Side
Women Radio Edit
Rocket (Lunar Mix) Radio Edit
Love Bites Radio Edit
Hysteria Radio Edit
Pour Some Sugar on Me Radio Edit
Armageddon It Radio Edit
Release Me Stumpus Maximus
Classic Album - Hysteria BBC Radio Documentary

CD
DISC THREE – Track List
Rocket (The Lunar Mix - Extended Version) B-Side
Armageddon It (The Nuclear Mix) 12" Single
Animal Extended Version
Pour Some Sugar On Me Extended Version
Excitable (The Orgasmic Mix) B-Side
Rocket (Lunar Mix) B-Side
Rock Of Ages (Live) B-Side
Love And Affection (Live) B-Side
Billy's Got A Gun (Live) B-Side

CD
DISC FOUR – Track List
Stagefright In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Women In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Too Late For Love In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Hysteria In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Gods Of War In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Die Hard The Hunter In The Round In Your Face (Live)

DISC FIVE – Track List
Bringin' On The Heartbreak In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Foolin' In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Armageddon It In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Animal In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Pour Some Sugar On Me In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Phil Solo In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Rock Of Ages In The Round In Your Face (Live)
Photograph In The Round In Your Face (Live)

DVD
DISC ONE – Video List
Rocket TOTP
Pour Some Sugar On Me TOTP
Animal TOTP
Pour Some Sugar On Me Brit Awards
Women Promo Video
Animal Promo Video
Pour Some Sugar on Me Promo Video
Pour Some Sugar on Me US Version Live
Hysteria Promo Video
Love Bites Promo Video
Rocket Promo Video
Armageddon It (Live) Promo Video


DVD
DISC TWO – Video List
Introduction Classic Albums
Animal Classic Albums
Hysteria Classic Albums
Rocket Classic Albums
Love Bites Classic Albums
Pour Some Sugar On Me Classic Albums

BONUS MATERIAL
Initial Recordings Of Animal Classic Albums
Rick Gets Hysterical Classic Albums
Hysteria (Acoustic Performance) Classic Albums
Drumming - Return To The Status Quo Classic Albums
The Album According To Joe Classic Albums
Sugar Stripped Down Classic Albums
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Acoustic Performance) Classic Albums
Guitars, Guitars, Guitars Classic Albums
Windmill II And The Gods Of War Classic Albums
Mutt's Vocals In The Mix Classic Albums
The Album Is Finally Released Classic Albums

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Patti LaBelle to be Honored at Upcoming BMI Awards

Aug. 4, 2017 -- Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), has announced that Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades.

The event will be held Thursday, August 31st at The Woodruff Arts Center's Symphony Hall in Atlanta and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill and BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton.

"Patti's work as an entertainer and her involvement in humanitarian efforts have touched the lives of many people," said Brewton. "Her music transcends genres and generations paving the way for aspiring songwriters to follow in her footsteps. She is the epitome of an icon, and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor than Patti LaBelle."

The private event will also salute the songwriters, producers, publishers and administrators of the past year's most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs in the United States from BMI's repertoire of more than 12 million musical works. The BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer and Publisher of the Year will be named during the ceremony.

In addition, BMI's Social Star competition honoring the songwriter with the most engaged social media audience will be returning for the sixth year. Beginning August 14th, fans will be able to vote for their favorite contestant across BMI's Instagram and Twitter accounts. The songwriter with the most Instagram likes and use of their specialized Twitter hashtag will claim the prize. Previous winners have included Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, Zendaya, SoMo and Joey Bada$$.

Ms. LaBelle joins an elite group of recipients who have received BMI's Icon Award for their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." Previous recipients include Nile Rodgers, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, James Brown, Al Green and Snoop Dogg among others.

A best-selling author, entrepreneur, humanitarian, TV personality and legendary entertainer, Patti LaBelle is no stranger to success. With more than 50 million records sold worldwide and more than 50 years in show business, LaBelle has enjoyed one of the most celebrated careers in contemporary music. The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer has been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame, the Songwriters' Hall of Fame and in 2005, the World Music Awards recognized her years in the music business with the Legend Award.

Her love for music developed while singing in the church choir as a child. She went on to score multiple hits with Patti LaBelle and the BlueBelles and later Labelle, including the iconic song "Lady Marmalade," before embarking on a solo career in 1977.
Throughout her career, LaBelle has scored a string of successful singles and albums and received numerous awards.

Some fan favorites include "If Only You Knew" (1984), "New Attitude" (1984) and the number-one single "On My Own," a duet with Michael McDonald from the platinum-selling album The Winner in You in 1986. She received a GRAMMY for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1992 for Burnin', followed by a second GRAMMY win in 1999 in the Traditional R&B Performance category for Live! One Night Only.

Her most recent album, Bel Hommage, a collection of jazz standards, was released in May of this year. In addition, she released her sixth book and fourth cookbook, Desserts LaBelle, in April.

Beyond her work in the arts, Patti LaBelle's humanitarian efforts are another one of her passions. Through the years, she has advocated for adoption, foster care, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and many other important causes.

SOURCE Broadcast Music, Inc.

-The O&F Studio's podcast, 'Documenting Popular Music,' is availalbe on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) and other outlets, or at documentingpopularmusic.libsyn.com-

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Patti LaBelle to be Honored at Upcoming BMI Awards

Aug. 4, 2017 -- Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), has announced that Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades.

The event will be held Thursday, August 31st at The Woodruff Arts Centers Symphony Hall in Atlanta and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike ONeill and BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton.

Pattis work as an entertainer and her involvement in humanitarian efforts have touched the lives of many people, said Brewton. Her music transcends genres and generations paving the way for aspiring songwriters to follow in her footsteps.  She is the epitome of an icon, and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor than Patti LaBelle.

The private event will also salute the songwriters, producers, publishers and administrators of the past years most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs in the United States from BMIs repertoire of more than 12 million musical works. The BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer and Publisher of the Year will be named during the ceremony. 

In addition, BMIs Social Star competition honoring the songwriter with the most engaged social media audience will be returning for the sixth year. Beginning August 14th, fans will be able to vote for their favorite contestant across BMIs Instagram and Twitter accounts. The songwriter with the most Instagram likes and use of their specialized Twitter hashtag will claim the prize. Previous winners have included Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, Zendaya, SoMo and Joey Bada$$. 

Ms. LaBelle joins an elite group of recipients who have received BMIs Icon Award for their unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. Previous recipients include Nile Rodgers, Kenneth Babyface Edmonds, James Brown, Al Green and Snoop Dogg among others.   

A best-selling author, entrepreneur, humanitarian, TV personality and legendary entertainer, Patti LaBelle is no stranger to success.  With more than 50 million records sold worldwide and more than 50 years in show business, LaBelle has enjoyed one of the most celebrated careers in contemporary music.  The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer has been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 2005, the World Music Awards recognized her years in the music business with the Legend Award. 

Her love for music developed while singing in the church choir as a child. She went on to score multiple hits with Patti LaBelle and the BlueBelles and later Labelle, including the iconic song Lady Marmalade, before embarking on a solo career in 1977. 
Throughout her career, LaBelle has scored a string of successful singles and albums and received numerous awards.

Some fan favorites include If Only You Knew (1984), New Attitude (1984) and the number-one single On My Own, a duet with Michael McDonald from the platinum-selling album The Winner in You in 1986. She received a GRAMMY for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1992 for Burnin, followed by a second GRAMMY win in 1999 in the Traditional R&B Performance category for Live! One Night Only.

Her most recent album, Bel Hommage, a collection of jazz standards, was released in May of this year. In addition, she released her sixth book and fourth cookbook, Desserts LaBelle, in April. 

Beyond her work in the arts, Patti LaBelles humanitarian efforts are another one of her passions.  Through the years, she has advocated for adoption, foster care, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and many other important causes. 

SOURCE Broadcast Music, Inc.

-The O&F Studios podcast, Documenting Popular Music, is availalbe on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) and other outlets, or at http://documentingpopularmusic.libsyn.com-

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The Jacksons, Oleta Adams, Jody Watley and others to be Celebrated at ‘Black Music Honors'
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Aug. 3, 2017 -- Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley, at Black Music Honors. The live television special taping will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.

The Jacksons are set to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award, Grammy Award-winner Donnie McClurkin will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award; the R&B group Guy, creators of the New Jack Swing sound, will be given the R&B Soul Music Icon Award; Grammy nominated-singer Oleta Adams is receiving the Legends Award, Grammy Award-winner Jody Watley will be recognized with the Crossover Music Icon Award and Grammy nominated rapper Slick Rick will be presented with the Hip Hop/Rap Music Icon Award.

The Black Music Honors will include a special performance by The Jacksons. SWV, Karen Clark Sheard, Avery Sunshine, Dave Hollister, Jonathan Butler, Kid 'N Play, Latrice Crawford, Leela James, Marvin Winans, Da Brat, and Sevyn Streeter are also slated to perform.

CCP honors legendary African American artists who have made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide.

Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley, and singer, actress LeToya Luckett, will co-host the show set to air on broadcast syndication, Sept. 2-30, 2017 and on Bounce TV, October 10.

Proceeds from tickets sales will benefit the National Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in Nashville, TN, 2019.

Tickets can be purchased at patron.tpac.org/events/detail/black-music-honors-2017-tpac
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Aug. 3, 2017 -- Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley, at Black Music Honors. The live television special taping will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.

The Jacksons are set to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award, Grammy Award-winner Donnie McClurkin will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award; the R&B group Guy, creators of the New Jack Swing sound, will be given the R&B Soul Music Icon Award; Grammy nominated-singer Oleta Adams is receiving the Legends Award, Grammy Award-winner Jody Watley will be recognized with the Crossover Music Icon Award and Grammy nominated rapper Slick Rick will be presented with the Hip Hop/Rap Music Icon Award.

The Black Music Honors will include a special performance by The Jacksons. SWV, Karen Clark Sheard, Avery Sunshine, Dave Hollister, Jonathan Butler, Kid N Play, Latrice Crawford, Leela James, Marvin Winans, Da Brat, and Sevyn Streeter are also slated to perform.

CCP honors legendary African American artists who have made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide.

Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley, and singer, actress LeToya Luckett, will co-host the show set to air on broadcast syndication, Sept. 2-30, 2017 and on Bounce TV, October 10.

Proceeds from tickets sales will benefit the National Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in Nashville, TN, 2019.

Tickets can be purchased at https://patron.tpac.org/events/detail/black-music-honors-2017-tpac
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SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Central City Productions
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New Music – A Review of Herb Alpert’s New Album, Music Vol. 1

Aug. 1, 2017 (O&F) -- A living legend is back with his sixth album in the past seven years. Herb Alpert, the famed trumpeter and former record company executive, works with producer Jochem van der Saag on the new album 'Music Vol. 1.' The combination of these two talents is masterful and satisfying, and it produces a collection that will please several generations of fans.

The album features primarily cover songs with new treatments that emphasize rhythms and backbeats, and this review not only takes a look at the new album, but also offers a peek at Alpert’s phenomenal success in the music industry. It was 55 years ago this year, for example, that Alpert and his Tijuana Brass began conquering the charts with his first hit album and single, 'The Lonely Bull.'

'Music Vol. 1' features unique renditions on some familiar classics such as The Beatles “Michelle,” John Lennon's “Imagine,” and Nate King Cole’s “Unforgettable” as well as a new version of Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours.” Alpert also brings back one the TJB’s early hits, “Flamingo,” the album’s first single.

Alpert received a Grammy nomination for the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for his 2016 work, 'Human Nature.' In many ways, 'Music Vol. 1' is a superior collection, and should not only receive a 2017 nomination, which would be his 25th, but he can be considered a strong early favorite.

The 'Documenting Music' podcast is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) and a variety of other outlets.

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Quincy Jones Wins Lawsuit against the Michael Jackson Estate

July 27, 2017 -- In a breach of contract and royalty dispute, legendary music producer Quincy Jones has secured a $9.4 million jury verdict against MJJ Productions, the production company of the late music icon Michael Jackson.

The lawsuit, litigated by Jones’ legal representatives, led by attorney McKool Smith, centered on allegations that MJJ Productions, which is controlled by Michael Jackson's estate, failed to pay Jones royalties for the soundtrack to "This Is It" – a documentary that was released just months after Jackson's death – and Jackson's Cirque du Soleil productions, which both feature several musical hits produced by Jones.

The verdict follows a two-week jury trial before Judge Michael L. Stern in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles. After deliberating for more than two days, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Jones.
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"The jury worked tirelessly to listen to all of the evidence and weigh the facts of the case," said McKool. "As we have maintained throughout trial, based on contractual obligations and a long standing agreement with Mr. Jackson himself, Quincy Jones is clearly entitled to his fair share of royalties based on his significant contributions to many of Michael Jackson's most iconic pieces of work. We are very pleased with the jury's decision."
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The case is Quincy Jones et al. v. MJJ Productions Inc. et al., case number BC525803, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

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Quincy Jones Wins Lawsuit against the Michael Jackson Estate

July 27, 2017 -- In a breach of contract and royalty dispute, legendary music producer Quincy Jones has secured a $9.4 million jury verdict against MJJ Productions, the production company of the late music icon Michael Jackson.

The lawsuit, litigated by Jones’ legal representatives, led by attorney McKool Smith, centered on allegations that MJJ Productions, which is controlled by Michael Jacksons estate, failed to pay Jones royalties for the soundtrack to This Is It – a documentary that was released just months after Jacksons death – and Jacksons Cirque du Soleil productions, which both feature several musical hits produced by Jones.

The verdict follows a two-week jury trial before Judge Michael L. Stern in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles. After deliberating for more than two days, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Jones.
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The jury worked tirelessly to listen to all of the evidence and weigh the facts of the case, said McKool. As we have maintained throughout trial, based on contractual obligations and a long standing agreement with Mr. Jackson himself, Quincy Jones is clearly entitled to his fair share of royalties based on his significant contributions to many of Michael Jacksons most iconic pieces of work. We are very pleased with the jurys decision.
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The case is Quincy Jones et al. v. MJJ Productions Inc. et al., case number BC525803, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

SOURCE McKool Smith
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Fairport Convention to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Lavish 7CD Box Set Tomorrow

July 27, 2017 -- Seminal British folk rock band Fairport Convention's 50th anniversary will be celebrated on July 28 with two exciting releases via A&M/UMe – a lavish 7CD box set chronicling their extraordinary first decade entitled, Come All Ye – The First Ten Years, and a 180-gram vinyl reissue of their influential classic album, Liege & Lief.

Compiled by Andrew Batt, the curator behind the musical stage show, "The Lady – A Tribute To Sandy Denny," which toured the UK in 2012, Come All Ye – The First Ten Years, celebrates Fairport Convention's influential first decade as a band, beginning with their eponymous debut for Polydor in 1968, through all of their seminal albums for Island Records and finishing with tracks from their two albums for Vertigo, The Bonny Bunch of Roses and Tipplers Tales.

The extensive collection features 121 tracks, including more than 50 unreleased and hard to find tracks spanning the most momentous period of the band's half-century history. In addition to key songs from all of their classic albums, the seven CDs are rife with single B-sides, demos, outtakes, BBC Radio Sessions, live recordings from many of their television appearances and their rare contribution to the BBC documentary, "The Man They Couldn't Hang" (1971). The box is rounded out with two superb live albums, an unreleased concert recorded at London's Fairfield Halls in 1973 and the band's American debut at The Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1974. The set comes complete with liner notes by respected English writer, Patrick Humphries, author of many highly-regarded books including, "Nick Drake – The Biography" (Bloomsbury 1998), "Richard Thompson – The Biography" (Music Sales Ltd 1997) and "The Many Lives of Tom Waites" (Omnibus Press 1989).

Fairport Convention's breakout record, Liege & Lief, is widely considered to be the definitive electric, British folk album and arguably the first ever. Remarkably, it was the third LP the band released in 1969, all produced by Joe Boyd. Six of the eight songs are radically modernized versions of traditional folk tunes. Recorded less than six months after the motorway crash which killed the group's original drummer Martin Lamble, Liege & Lief was the only album recorded by the short-lived Fairport Convention line-up of Sandy Denny – Vocals, Richard Thompson – Guitar, Simon Nicol – Guitar, Ashley Hutchings – Bass, Dave Mattacks –Drums and Dave Swarbrick – Violin and Viola. By the time Liege & Lief was released in December 1969 both Denny and Hutchings had left the group.

The album is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, unique and inspiring arrangements and Denny's peerless and revelatory singing. The impact and influence of Liege & Lief still resonates to this day.

Formed in London in 1967, Fairport Convention are the hardy perennials of the British Folk scene and are credited with inventing the genre known as folk rock. Over the years they have enjoyed a shifting line-up, which has helped to launch the successful solo careers of founder members Richard Thompson, Judy Dyble, Ashely Hutchings and Simon Nicol and subsequently the careers of Sandy Denny, Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg.

The group continues to perform and record, much to the delight of their devoted fans. Since 1979 the band has been hosting its very own yearly festival, Cropredy, held on the end of the village of Cropredy. Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2017, taking place August 10-12, promises to be very special as it marks the band's golden anniversary. As is traditional, Fairport Convention will play on Thursday with a short welcoming set by the band's semi-acoustic lineup to open the festival and they will close out the sold-out festivities on Saturday with a marathon performance celebrating their 50 years.

The much-anticipated set will feature all current members – consisting of founding member Simon Nicol (lead vocal, guitars), along with Dave Pegg (backing vocals, bass guitar), Ric Sanders (violin), Chris Leslie (lead vocal, fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin) and Gerry Conway (percussion and drums) – joined by most living former members and a variety of guests to commemorate half a century of musicmaking.

COME ALL YE – THE FIRST TEN YEARS
TRACK LISTING
DISC ONE
1: Time Will Show The Wiser (3:05) from Fairport Convention
2: Decameron (3:42) from Fairport Convention
3: Jack O' Diamonds (3:30) from Fairport Convention
4: One Sure Thing (2:53) from Fairport Convention
5: I Don't Know Where I Stand (3:38) from John Peel's Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
6: You Never Wanted Me (3:15) from John Peel's Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
7: Fotheringay (3:04) from What We Did On Our Holidays
8: I'll Keep It With Mine (5:53) from What We Did On Our Holidays
9: Mr Lacey (Sandy on Vocals) (2:55) from the Sandy Denny box set
10: Eastern Rain (Sandy on Vocals) (3:48) – Previously Unreleased
11: Nottamun Town – A Capella version (1:48) – Previously Unreleased
12: Meet On The Ledge (2:50) from What We Did On Our Holidays
13: Throwaway Street Puzzle (3:27) – B Side on What We Did On Our Holidays remastered
14: Reno Nevada (2:23) from the David Symonds radio show 6/1/1969
15: Suzanne (5:25) from John Peel's Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
16: A Sailors Wife (without Swarb) (11:23) from the Sandy Denny box set
17: Genesis Hall (3:35) from Unhalfbricking
18: Autopsy – Alt Take (4:33) – Previously Unreleased
19: Who Knows Where The Time Goes? – Alt Take (5:19) – Previously Unreleased

DISC TWO
1: Dear Landlord (4:08) from Unhalfbricking
2: Si Tu Doir Partir (2:25) from John Peel's Top Gear programme 6/4/1969
3: Percy's Song (5:28) from John Peel's Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
4: Ballad of Easy Rider (4:54) – Guitar Vocal
5: The Deserter – Rehearsal version (4:40) - Previously Unreleased
6: Come All Ye – Alt Take (5:27) from the Sandy Denny box set
7: Reynardine (4:31) from Liege and Lief
8: Matty Groves – Alt Take (7:43) from the Sandy Denny box set
9: Farewell Farewell (2:38) from Liege and Lief
10: Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood – Take 1 edit (6:42) from Liege & Lief Deluxe Edition
11: Tam Lin (7:46) from John Peel's Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
12: Sir Patrick Spens (3:44) from John Peel's Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
13: The Lark In The Morning medley (4:12) from John Peel's Top Gear 27/9/1969
14: Bonny Bunch Of Roses (10:48) – Full House Outtake

DISC THREE
1: Walk Awhile (3:51) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
2: Dirty Linen (3:55) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
3: Sloth (12:17) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
4: Journeyman's Grace (4:47) – Live on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
5: Sir B.McKenzie (4:29) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
6: Flatback Caper – Live 1970 (5:57) - Previously Unreleased
7: Doctor of Physick – Live 1970 (3:52) - Previously Unreleased
8: Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman (5:34) from Guitar, Vocal
9: Bonnie Black Hare – Alt Take (3:04) - Previously Unreleased
10: Lord Marlborough (3:24) from Angel Delight
11: Banks of the Sweet Primroses (4:11) from Angel Delight
12: Breakfast In Mayfair (3:07) from Babbacombe Lee
13: Little Did I Think (1:52) from "The Man They Could Not Hang" - Previously Unreleased
14: John Lee (1:48) from "The Man They Could Not Hang" - Previously Unreleased
15: Cell Song (4:27) from "The Man They Could Not Hang" - Previously Unreleased
16: Time Is Near (2:49) from "The Man They Could Not Hang" - Previously Unreleased
17: Dream Song (4:14) from "The Man They Could Not Hang" - Previously Unreleased
18: Farewell To A Poor Man's Son (5:16) from "The Man They Could Not Hang"

DISC FOUR
1: Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller – Live at the LA Troubadour (3:55) from Guitar, Vocal
2: That'll Be The Day (2:02) from The Bunch
3: Think It Over – Sandy Denny rehearsal version (2:31) - Previously Unreleased
4: Maverick Child (4:03) - Previously Unreleased
5: Sad Song aka As Long As It Is Mine (5:06) - Previously Unreleased
6: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John (3:05) - Previously Unreleased
7: Rattle Trap (2:05) - Previously Unreleased
8: Sheep In The Meadow (4:10) - Previously Unreleased
9: Rosie (3:34) - Previously Unreleased
10: Country Judy Jane (2:36) - Previously Unreleased
11: Me With You (3:23) - Previously Unreleased
12: My Girl (4:05) - Previously Unreleased
13: To Althea from Prison (2:25) - Previously Unreleased
14: Knights Of The Road (3:52) from Rosie
15: The Plainsman (3:19) from Rosie
16: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John from "The Old Grey Whistle Test" (3:44) - Previously Unreleased
17: Brilliancy medley from "The Old Grey Whistle Test" (3:55) - Previously Unreleased
18: Polly On The Shore (4:53) from Nine
19: Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) without orchestra (2:49) - Previously Unreleased
20: Possibly Parsons Green (3:41) – OZ 7" single mix - Previously Unreleased
21: Bring Em Down (5:55) from Nine

DISC FIVE
1: Sloth – Live in Sydney (11:31) from Live Convention
2: John The Gun (5:05) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
3: Down In The Flood (3:27) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
4: Rising For The Moon (4:18) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
5: After Halloween (2:54) Byfield Demo – Alt Take - Previously Unreleased
6: Restless (3:59) from Rising For The Moon
7: White Dress (3:24) Live on LWT from Rising for the Moon deluxe edition
8: Stranger To Himself (2:52) from Rising For The Moon
9: Dawn – Alt version (4:09) from the Sandy Denny box set
10: One More Chance – Alt Take (7:52) - Previously Unreleased
11: All Along The Watchtower – Live in Oslo in 1975 (4:22)
12: When First Into This Country (2:28) from Gottle O' Geer
13: Sandy's Song aka Take Away The Load (3:34) from Gottle O' Geer
14: Royal Seleccion No 13 (4:24) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 - Previously Unreleased
15: Adieu Adieu (2:35) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 - Previously Unreleased
16: Reynard The Fox (2:59) from Tipplers Tales
17: Poor Ditching Boy (3:46) from In Concert – STV 1976 - Previously Unreleased
18: Flowers Of The Forest (3:50) from In Concert – STV 1976 - Previously Unreleased

DISC SIX – Live at Fairfield Hall 16/12/1973
1: Polly On The Shore (5:12) - Previously Unreleased
2: Furs and Feathers (5:11) - Previously Unreleased
3: Tokyo (3:09) - Previously Unreleased
4: Cell Song (5:05) - Previously Unreleased
5: The Claw (3:01) - Previously Unreleased
6: Far From Me (Old Broken Bottle ) (3:47) - Previously Unreleased
7: Brilliancy medley / Cherokee Shuffle (4:14) - Previously Unreleased
8: Days of 49 (6:20) - Previously Unreleased
9: Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) (3:07) - Previously Unreleased
10: Dirty Linen (4:33) - Previously Unreleased
11: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John (6:34) - Previously Unreleased
12: Possibly Parsons Green (3:39) - Previously Unreleased
13: Sir B. McKenzie (6:21) - Previously Unreleased
14: Down In The Flood – Full version (3:45) - Previously Unreleased
15: Something You've Got- Full version (3:00) - Previously Unreleased

DISC SEVEN – Live at the LA Troubadour 1/2/1974
1: Down In The Flood (3:13)
2: The Ballad Of Ned Kelly (3:59)
3: Solo (5:34)
4: It'll Take A Long Time (5:35)
5: She Moves Through The Fair (4:15)
6: The Hens March Through The Midden & The Four Poster Bed (3:17)
7: The Hexamshire Lass (2:44)
8: Knockin' On Heaven's Door (4:33)
9: Six Days On The Road (3:44)
10: Like An Old Fashioned Waltz (4:20)
11: John The Gun (5:10)
12: Down Where The Drunkards Roll – Alt Take (4:30) - Previously Unreleased
13: Crazy Lady Blues (4:02)
14: Who Knows Where The Time Goes (6:54)
15: Matty Groves (7:05)
16: That'll Be The Day (3:23)

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Fairport Convention to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Lavish 7CD Box Set Tomorrow

July 27, 2017 -- Seminal British folk rock band Fairport Conventions 50th anniversary will be celebrated on July 28 with two exciting releases via A&M/UMe – a lavish 7CD box set chronicling their extraordinary first decade entitled, Come All Ye – The First Ten Years, and a 180-gram vinyl reissue of their influential classic album, Liege & Lief.

Compiled by Andrew Batt, the curator behind the musical stage show, The Lady – A Tribute To Sandy Denny, which toured the UK in 2012, Come All Ye – The First Ten Years, celebrates Fairport Conventions influential first decade as a band, beginning with their eponymous debut for Polydor in 1968, through all of their seminal albums for Island Records and finishing with tracks from their two albums for Vertigo, The Bonny Bunch of Roses and Tipplers Tales. 

The extensive collection features 121 tracks, including more than 50 unreleased and hard to find tracks spanning the most momentous period of the bands half-century history. In addition to key songs from all of their classic albums, the seven CDs are rife with single B-sides, demos, outtakes, BBC Radio Sessions, live recordings from many of their television appearances and their rare contribution to the BBC documentary, The Man They Couldnt Hang (1971). The box is rounded out with two superb live albums, an unreleased concert recorded at Londons Fairfield Halls in 1973 and the bands American debut at The Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1974. The set comes complete with liner notes by respected English writer, Patrick Humphries, author of many highly-regarded books including, Nick Drake – The Biography (Bloomsbury 1998), Richard Thompson – The Biography (Music Sales Ltd 1997) and The Many Lives of Tom Waites (Omnibus Press 1989).

Fairport Conventions breakout record, Liege & Lief, is widely considered to be the definitive electric, British folk album and arguably the first ever. Remarkably, it was the third LP the band released in 1969, all produced by Joe Boyd. Six of the eight songs are radically modernized versions of traditional folk tunes. Recorded less than six months after the motorway crash which killed the groups original drummer Martin Lamble, Liege & Lief was the only album recorded by the short-lived Fairport Convention line-up of Sandy Denny – Vocals, Richard Thompson – Guitar, Simon Nicol – Guitar, Ashley Hutchings – Bass, Dave Mattacks –Drums and Dave Swarbrick – Violin and Viola. By the time Liege & Lief was released in December 1969 both Denny and Hutchings had left the group.

The album is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, unique and inspiring arrangements and Dennys peerless and revelatory singing. The impact and influence of Liege & Lief still resonates to this day.

Formed in London in 1967, Fairport Convention are the hardy perennials of the British Folk scene and are credited with inventing the genre known as folk rock. Over the years they have enjoyed a shifting line-up, which has helped to launch the successful solo careers of founder members Richard Thompson, Judy Dyble, Ashely Hutchings and Simon Nicol and subsequently the careers of Sandy Denny, Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg.

The group continues to perform and record, much to the delight of their devoted fans. Since 1979 the band has been hosting its very own yearly festival, Cropredy, held on the end of the village of Cropredy. Fairports Cropredy Convention 2017, taking place August 10-12, promises to be very special as it marks the bands golden anniversary. As is traditional, Fairport Convention will play on Thursday with a short welcoming set by the bands semi-acoustic lineup to open the festival and they will close out the sold-out festivities on Saturday with a marathon performance celebrating their 50 years.

The much-anticipated set will feature all current members – consisting of founding member Simon Nicol (lead vocal, guitars), along with Dave Pegg (backing vocals, bass guitar), Ric Sanders (violin), Chris Leslie (lead vocal, fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin) and Gerry Conway (percussion and drums) – joined by most living former members and a variety of guests to commemorate half a century of musicmaking.

COME ALL YE – THE FIRST TEN YEARS
TRACK LISTING
DISC ONE
1: Time Will Show The Wiser (3:05) from Fairport Convention
2: Decameron (3:42) from Fairport Convention
3: Jack O Diamonds (3:30) from Fairport Convention
4: One Sure Thing (2:53) from Fairport Convention
5: I Dont Know Where I Stand (3:38) from John Peels Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
6: You Never Wanted Me (3:15) from John Peels Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
7: Fotheringay (3:04) from What We Did On Our Holidays
8: Ill Keep It With Mine (5:53) from What We Did On Our Holidays
9: Mr Lacey (Sandy on Vocals) (2:55) from the Sandy Denny box set
10: Eastern Rain (Sandy on Vocals) (3:48) – Previously Unreleased
11: Nottamun Town – A Capella version (1:48) – Previously Unreleased
12: Meet On The Ledge (2:50) from What We Did On Our Holidays
13: Throwaway Street Puzzle (3:27) – B Side on What We Did On Our Holidays remastered
14: Reno Nevada (2:23) from the David Symonds radio show 6/1/1969
15: Suzanne (5:25) from John Peels Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
16: A Sailors Wife (without Swarb) (11:23) from the Sandy Denny box set
17: Genesis Hall (3:35) from Unhalfbricking
18: Autopsy – Alt Take (4:33) – Previously Unreleased
19: Who Knows Where The Time Goes? – Alt Take (5:19) – Previously Unreleased

DISC TWO
1: Dear Landlord (4:08) from Unhalfbricking
2: Si Tu Doir Partir (2:25) from John Peels Top Gear programme 6/4/1969
3: Percys Song (5:28) from John Peels Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
4: Ballad of Easy Rider (4:54) – Guitar Vocal
5: The Deserter – Rehearsal version (4:40) - Previously Unreleased
6: Come All Ye – Alt Take (5:27) from the Sandy Denny box set
7: Reynardine (4:31) from Liege and Lief
8: Matty Groves – Alt Take (7:43) from the Sandy Denny box set
9: Farewell Farewell (2:38) from Liege and Lief
10: Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood – Take 1 edit (6:42) from Liege & Lief Deluxe Edition
11: Tam Lin (7:46) from John Peels Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
12: Sir Patrick Spens (3:44) from John Peels Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
13: The Lark In The Morning medley (4:12) from John Peels Top Gear 27/9/1969
14: Bonny Bunch Of Roses (10:48) – Full House Outtake

DISC THREE
1: Walk Awhile (3:51) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
2: Dirty Linen (3:55) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
3: Sloth (12:17) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
4: Journeymans Grace (4:47) – Live on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
5: Sir B.McKenzie (4:29) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 - Previously Unreleased
6: Flatback Caper – Live 1970 (5:57) - Previously Unreleased
7: Doctor of Physick – Live 1970 (3:52) - Previously Unreleased
8: Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman (5:34) from Guitar, Vocal
9: Bonnie Black Hare – Alt Take (3:04) - Previously Unreleased
10: Lord Marlborough (3:24) from Angel Delight
11: Banks of the Sweet Primroses (4:11) from Angel Delight
12: Breakfast In Mayfair (3:07) from Babbacombe Lee
13: Little Did I Think (1:52) from The Man They Could Not Hang - Previously Unreleased
14: John Lee (1:48) from The Man They Could Not Hang - Previously Unreleased
15: Cell Song (4:27) from The Man They Could Not Hang - Previously Unreleased
16: Time Is Near (2:49) from The Man They Could Not Hang - Previously Unreleased
17: Dream Song (4:14) from The Man They Could Not Hang - Previously Unreleased
18: Farewell To A Poor Mans Son (5:16) from The Man They Could Not Hang

DISC FOUR
1: Sweet Little Rock n Roller – Live at the LA Troubadour (3:55) from Guitar, Vocal
2: Thatll Be The Day (2:02) from The Bunch
3: Think It Over – Sandy Denny rehearsal version (2:31) - Previously Unreleased
4: Maverick Child (4:03) - Previously Unreleased
5: Sad Song aka As Long As It Is Mine (5:06) - Previously Unreleased
6: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John (3:05) - Previously Unreleased
7: Rattle Trap (2:05) - Previously Unreleased
8: Sheep In The Meadow (4:10) - Previously Unreleased
9: Rosie (3:34) - Previously Unreleased
10: Country Judy Jane (2:36) - Previously Unreleased
11: Me With You (3:23) - Previously Unreleased
12: My Girl (4:05) - Previously Unreleased
13: To Althea from Prison (2:25) - Previously Unreleased
14: Knights Of The Road (3:52) from Rosie
15: The Plainsman (3:19) from Rosie
16: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John from The Old Grey Whistle Test (3:44) - Previously Unreleased
17: Brilliancy medley from The Old Grey Whistle Test (3:55) - Previously Unreleased
18: Polly On The Shore (4:53) from Nine
19: Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) without orchestra (2:49) - Previously Unreleased
20: Possibly Parsons Green (3:41) – OZ 7 single mix - Previously Unreleased
21: Bring Em Down (5:55) from Nine

DISC FIVE
1: Sloth – Live in Sydney (11:31) from Live Convention
2: John The Gun (5:05) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
3: Down In The Flood (3:27) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
4: Rising For The Moon (4:18) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
5: After Halloween (2:54) Byfield Demo – Alt Take - Previously Unreleased
6: Restless (3:59) from Rising For The Moon
7: White Dress (3:24) Live on LWT from Rising for the Moon deluxe edition
8: Stranger To Himself (2:52) from Rising For The Moon
9: Dawn – Alt version (4:09) from the Sandy Denny box set
10: One More Chance – Alt Take (7:52)  - Previously Unreleased
11: All Along The Watchtower – Live in Oslo in 1975 (4:22)
12: When First Into This Country (2:28) from Gottle O Geer
13: Sandys Song aka Take Away The Load (3:34) from Gottle O Geer
14: Royal Seleccion No 13 (4:24) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 - Previously Unreleased
15: Adieu Adieu (2:35) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 - Previously Unreleased
16: Reynard The Fox (2:59) from Tipplers Tales
17: Poor Ditching Boy (3:46) from In Concert – STV 1976 - Previously Unreleased
18: Flowers Of The Forest (3:50) from In Concert – STV 1976 - Previously Unreleased

DISC SIX – Live at Fairfield Hall 16/12/1973
1: Polly On The Shore (5:12) - Previously Unreleased
2: Furs and Feathers (5:11) - Previously Unreleased
3: Tokyo (3:09) - Previously Unreleased
4: Cell Song (5:05) - Previously Unreleased
5: The Claw (3:01) - Previously Unreleased
6: Far From Me (Old Broken Bottle ) (3:47) - Previously Unreleased
7: Brilliancy medley / Cherokee Shuffle (4:14) - Previously Unreleased
8: Days of 49 (6:20) - Previously Unreleased
9: Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) (3:07) - Previously Unreleased
10: Dirty Linen (4:33) - Previously Unreleased
11: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John (6:34) - Previously Unreleased
12: Possibly Parsons Green (3:39) - Previously Unreleased
13: Sir B. McKenzie (6:21) - Previously Unreleased
14: Down In The Flood – Full version (3:45) - Previously Unreleased
15: Something Youve Got- Full version (3:00) - Previously Unreleased

DISC SEVEN – Live at the LA Troubadour 1/2/1974
1: Down In The Flood (3:13)
2: The Ballad Of Ned Kelly (3:59)
3: Solo (5:34)
4: Itll Take A Long Time (5:35)
5: She Moves Through The Fair (4:15)
6: The Hens March Through The Midden & The Four Poster Bed (3:17)
7: The Hexamshire Lass (2:44)
8: Knockin On Heavens Door (4:33)
9: Six Days On The Road (3:44)
10: Like An Old Fashioned Waltz (4:20)
11: John The Gun (5:10)
12: Down Where The Drunkards Roll – Alt Take (4:30) - Previously Unreleased
13: Crazy Lady Blues (4:02)
14: Who Knows Where The Time Goes (6:54)
15: Matty Groves (7:05)
16: Thatll Be The Day (3:23)

SOURCE UMe

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Meanwhile, other episodes in the podcast series are currently available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

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Joel Rock and Rolls to #1 for the First Time (#OTD1980)

July 26, 2017 (O&F) – Billy Joel’s admiration for The Beatles has been well documented, and it was only fitting that when he achieved his first #1 single that he did it by replacing Paul McCartney in the top spot. On this date (#OTD) in 1980, Joel was in the second and final week at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” which had ended a three-week run at #1 for Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Coming Up.”

Joel would go on to have two more #1 hits – “Tell Her about It” in 1983 and “We Didn’t Start the Fire” in 1989.

The singer, who hasn’t released a new rock album since 1993’s ‘The River of Dreams,’ is currently on tour and will perform at Target Field in Minneapolis this Friday, July 28.

Billy Joel Tour Dates for the Remainder of 2017:

July 28 – Target Field, Minneapolis
Aug. 11 – Wrigley Field, Chicago
Aug. 21 – Madison Square Garden, New York
Aug. 30 – Fenway Park, Boston
Sept. 9 – Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Sept. 21 – Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Sept. 30 – Madison Square Garden, New York
Oct. 20 – Madison Square Garden, New York
Nov. 3 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Nov. 18 – Madison Square Garden, New York
Nov. 29 – Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
Dec. 8 – Moda Center, Portland, OR
Dec. 20 – Madison Square Garden, New York

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Joel Rock and Rolls to #1 for the First Time (#OTD1980)

July 26, 2017 (O&F) – Billy Joel’s admiration for The Beatles has been well documented, and it was only fitting that when he achieved his first #1 single that he did it by replacing Paul McCartney in the top spot.  On this date (#OTD) in 1980, Joel was in the second and final week at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” which had ended a three-week run at #1 for Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Coming Up.”

Joel would go on to have two more #1 hits – “Tell Her about It” in 1983 and “We Didn’t Start the Fire” in 1989.

The singer, who hasn’t released a new rock album since 1993’s ‘The River of Dreams,’ is currently on tour and will perform at Target Field in Minneapolis this Friday, July 28.

Billy Joel Tour Dates for the Remainder of 2017:

July 28 – Target Field, Minneapolis
Aug. 11 – Wrigley Field, Chicago
Aug. 21 – Madison Square Garden, New York
Aug. 30 – Fenway Park, Boston
Sept. 9 – Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Sept. 21 – Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Sept. 30 – Madison Square Garden, New York
Oct. 20 – Madison Square Garden, New York
Nov. 3 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Nov. 18 – Madison Square Garden, New York
Nov. 29 – Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
Dec. 8 – Moda Center, Portland, OR
Dec. 20 – Madison Square Garden, New York

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Barbara Sinatra Passes Away at 90

July 25, 2017 -- Barbara Sinatra, the humanitarian, founder of the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children, former model and wife of the late Frank Sinatra passed away today in Rancho Mirage, California, she was 90 years old.

Mrs. Sinatra died of natural causes, according to a family spokesman. She died comfortably surrounded by family and friends at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced within a few days. Mrs. Sinatra is survived by her son Robert Oliver Marx; his wife Hillary Roberts; and her grand-daughter Carina Blakeley Marx.

Born Barbara Blakeley in Bosworth, Missouri, her father Willis owned Blakeley's General Store on Bosworth's Main Street. At age 18 her family moved to Long Beach, California and shortly thereafter Barbara married Robert Oliver and began her modeling career. Following a divorce to Oliver, Barbara married Zeppo Marx in 1959 in Las Vegas and they settled in Palm Springs. Barbara became Frank Sinatra's fourth and last wife in a private ceremony at the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage in July of 1976.

Barbara and Frank Sinatra travelled the world for 26 years together until his death in 1998. After moving to Palm Springs in the late 1950's, Barbara began an illustrious journey as an activist especially for children. Barbara Sinatra was not a woman who just lent her name to a cause or event. In 1985, with the support of her husband, Frank, she began a concentrated effort to raise funds for the establishment of a state-of-the-art facility to provide services and counseling for children suffering the effects of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. The nonprofit Barbara Sinatra Children's Center on the campus of Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA would also focus on prevention, community education and breaking the generational cycle of abuse.

She devoted much time and energy to the Children's Center that bears her name and to speaking out on the need for abuse victims to have access to counseling. Barbara was an avid and tireless fundraiser and child advocate, and, as the Center's Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, intimately involved in the organization's operations. In her many travels, she served as keynote speaker and appeared before groups and organizations of all sizes on behalf of abused children in England, Australia, Canada, Italy, and throughout the United States. Barbara Sinatra also served on the Board of Trustees of the Princess Grace Foundation.

Through Barbara Sinatra's efforts, more than 20,000 children through age 18 have received beneficial therapy at the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children, making it possible for them to cope with traumas associated with abuse. In 2016, the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center Foundation, which she helped fund, developed a series of animated videos entitled "The Protect Yourself Rules" for children in grades K-6. These videos are distributed to teachers, school counselors, after-school programs and parents, free of charge. After only 11 months, the program has been shown to over 700,000 children throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.
In 2011, Barbara Sinatra co-wrote with Wendy Holdener, Lady Blue Eyes…My Life with Frank. The book covers Barbara's humble beginnings to her life with her iconic husband and her philanthropic efforts including the Children's Center.

Barbara was a beloved community leader in the Palm Springs area for over 50 years and also maintained homes in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California. The family requests that memorial gifts be directed to the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270.

SOURCE Barbara Sinatra Children's Center Foundation

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Barbara Sinatra Passes Away at 90

July 25, 2017 -- Barbara Sinatra, the humanitarian, founder of the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children, former model and wife of the late Frank Sinatra passed away today in Rancho Mirage, California, she was 90 years old.

Mrs. Sinatra died of natural causes, according to a family spokesman. She died comfortably surrounded by family and friends at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced within a few days. Mrs. Sinatra is survived by her son Robert Oliver Marx; his wife Hillary Roberts; and her grand-daughter Carina Blakeley Marx.

Born Barbara Blakeley in Bosworth, Missouri, her father Willis owned Blakeleys General Store on Bosworths Main Street. At age 18 her family moved to Long Beach, California and shortly thereafter Barbara married Robert Oliver and began her modeling career. Following a divorce to Oliver, Barbara married Zeppo Marx in 1959 in Las Vegas and they settled in Palm Springs. Barbara became Frank Sinatras fourth and last wife in a private ceremony at the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage in July of 1976. 

Barbara and Frank Sinatra travelled the world for 26 years together until his death in 1998.  After moving to Palm Springs in the late 1950s, Barbara began an illustrious journey as an activist especially for children. Barbara Sinatra was not a woman who just lent her name to a cause or event. In 1985, with the support of her husband, Frank, she began a concentrated effort to raise funds for the establishment of a state-of-the-art facility to provide services and counseling for children suffering the effects of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. The nonprofit Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center on the campus of Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA would also focus on prevention, community education and breaking the generational cycle of abuse. 

She devoted much time and energy to the Childrens Center that bears her name and to speaking out on the need for abuse victims to have access to counseling.  Barbara was an avid and tireless fundraiser and child advocate, and, as the Centers Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, intimately involved in the organizations operations. In her many travels, she served as keynote speaker and appeared before groups and organizations of all sizes on behalf of abused children in England, Australia, Canada, Italy, and throughout the United States. Barbara Sinatra also served on the Board of Trustees of the Princess Grace Foundation.

Through Barbara Sinatras efforts, more than 20,000 children through age 18 have received beneficial therapy at the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children, making it possible for them to cope with traumas associated with abuse. In 2016, the Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center Foundation, which she helped fund, developed a series of animated videos entitled The Protect Yourself Rules for children in grades K-6.  These videos are distributed to teachers, school counselors, after-school programs and parents, free of charge.  After only 11 months, the program has been shown to over 700,000 children throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.
In 2011, Barbara Sinatra co-wrote with Wendy Holdener, Lady Blue Eyes…My Life with Frank. The book covers Barbaras humble beginnings to her life with her iconic husband and her philanthropic efforts including the Childrens Center. 

Barbara was a beloved community leader in the Palm Springs area for over 50 years and also maintained homes in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California.  The family requests that memorial gifts be directed to the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270.

SOURCE Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center Foundation

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Judas Priest Announce New Mobile Game

July 24, 2017 -- Legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that "Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla," a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store.

The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs "Halls of Valhalla," "Breaking the Law", "Turbo Lover", "Electric Eye", and "Painkiller" and "You've Got Another Thing Coming."

Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 'Battle Cry' album available to players exclusively within the game.

Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill "stem meters" to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.

"When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience," said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game.

"For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog."

"Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla" is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.

"Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla.....? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla...?"

Have a blast and enjoy!
Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott

Video trailer for game here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ6bjtdH5s4

SOURCE Sony Music Entertainment

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Billy Joel Goes Track by Track with the Beatles’ Original U.S. Studio Albums on SiriusXM

July 21, 2017 -- SiriusXM announced today that Billy Joel will host various guest DJ sessions on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel. Joel will comment on songs from every one of The Beatles' original U.S. studio albums.

While sitting at the piano playing snippets of classic Beatles songs, Joel will reflect on every American Beatles LP. The guest DJ sessions will be scheduled in chronological order, starting with 1964's Meet The Beatles. On the first installment, Billy will share his memories of first discovering The Beatles and play cuts from their first two U.S. Capitol released albums.

"Revisiting The Beatles' album collection through the eyes of a musical icon is a rare treat, and we are honored to do this with Billy. This series will feel like you're sitting down with Billy at home listening to tracks on every Beatles album together, and hearing Billy's rendition of pieces of some songs. The Beatles in the hands and words of Billy Joel is truly something special for our listeners," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM.

"Just like you, I love The Beatles. I still think that they were the best band that ever was. And I'm going to go through their albums and talk about some of the songs that have stayed with me the rest of my life," said Billy Joel.

Billy Joel's first guest DJ session will premiere on Friday, July 21 at 5:00 pm ET and PT on The Beatles Channel via satellite on channel 18 and through the SiriusXM Radio app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at www.siriusxm.com.

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Rare Rolling Stones Photos on the Auction Block

July 20, 2017 -- Barnebys.com, the leading online search service for arts, antiques and collectibles, is bringing iconic photography of music legends, the Rolling Stones, to art collectors and music lovers alike.

Images of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the band members -- on stage and at play -- are now available at reasonable prices, including rare photography of the band by the heralded celebrity photographer Terry O'Neill.

With major auctions of rock and pop music collectibles hosted by London and New York auction houses, these photos, along with signed guitars, programs, rare albums and autographs from the Rolling Stones and other artists, will be available through Barnebys.com through July 28th.

Among the Rolling Stones items currently available for auction:
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"I Can't Get No Satisfaction" original RIAA white matte gold 45 record award. Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

Signed "Bridges to Babylon" Album. Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Original Vintage Concert Tour Pins. Estimate: $300 - $500

8 x 10 black and white original photograph. Estimate: $75 - $125

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Barnebys.com
Photo Credit: Terry O'Neill
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Rare Rolling Stones Photos on the Auction Block

July 20, 2017 -- Barnebys.com, the leading online search service for arts, antiques and collectibles, is bringing iconic photography of music legends, the Rolling Stones, to art collectors and music lovers alike.

Images of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the band members -- on stage and at play -- are now available at reasonable prices, including rare photography of the band by the heralded celebrity photographer Terry ONeill.

With major auctions of rock and pop music collectibles hosted by London and New York auction houses, these photos, along with signed guitars, programs, rare albums and autographs from the Rolling Stones and other artists, will be available through Barnebys.com through July 28th.

Among the Rolling Stones items currently available for auction:
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I Cant Get No Satisfaction original RIAA white matte gold 45 record award.  Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

Signed Bridges to Babylon Album. Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Original Vintage Concert Tour Pins.  Estimate: $300 - $500

8 x 10 black and white original photograph.  Estimate: $75 - $125

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Barnebys.com
Photo Credit:  Terry ONeill
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For those of you who had trouble finding or downloading the David Bowie episode of 'Documenting Popular Music,' iTunes has fixed the technical problems that were occurring. You should be able to listen to the show now. If you encounter any problems, please let us know.

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

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For those of you who had trouble finding or downloading the David Bowie episode of Documenting Popular Music, iTunes has fixed the technical problems that were occurring.  You should be able to listen to the show now.  If you encounter any problems, please let us know.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

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New Album from Billy Ocean Coming this Friday

July 18, 2017 -- Legacy Recordings will release ‘Billy Ocean - Here You Are: The Music of My Life’ on Friday, July 21.

The collection is a single-disc curtailed from the 2-disc set of the same title released in the UK in 2016 that brought together 10 new performances alongside five of Ocean’s classic hits that made him one of the UK's most popular recording artists of the 1980s.

A thematic collection features Ocean’s new composition, "Here You Are," and the album's first UK single, "A Simple Game" as well as Ocean's powerfully heartfelt interpretations of standards and classics including "A Simple Game," Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," "No Woman No Cry," "Cry Me A River," "Having a Party," "It Was a Very Good Year," "These Foolish Things," "Judge Not" and "Love Train."

An ideal introduction to the artist and an essential addition to any Billy Ocean library, Here You Are: The Music of My Life includes five classic tracks, the original recordings that established the singer-songwriter-performer as a signature sound of 80s pop radio, each of them reaching Top 5 or better on the American charts. These include Billy's #1 smashes "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)," "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car," and "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" as well as his Top 5 hits "Suddenly" and "There Will Be Sad Songs (to Make You Cry)."

The release of the album coincides with Ocean's first set of US tour dates in 20 years.

Billy Ocean is a Grammy award winning artist with sales of more than 30 million records worldwide. He hit the #1 spot across three continents in the 1970s and 1980s. His signature hit, "Caribbean Queen" stormed to #1 on both the US singles chart and US R&B chart, and is one of Billy's six US Top 10 singles. With Top 10 albums the world over, Billy was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s and reached the #1 slot in the US with three of his singles.

In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, "Caribbean Queen", and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist. In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music. In 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards. On 29 July 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented to him by Paul McCartney.

Billy Ocean - Here You Are: The Music of My Life
tracklist

Influence and Inspiration - The New Recordings
01 Here You Are
02 A Simple Game
03 A Change is Gonna Come
04 No Woman No Cry
05 Cry Me a River
06 Having a Party
07 It Was a Very Good Year
08 These Foolish Things
09 Judge Not
10 Love Train
Classic Hits - The Original Recordings
11 Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)
12 Suddenly
13 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
14 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
15 There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)

REPLAY AMERICA: THE ULTIMATE 80S FESTIVAL
STARRING:
Billy Ocean
Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
Taylor Dayne
The Motels Featuring Martha Davis
Naked Eyes on select dates
Greg Kihn on select dates

REPLAY AMERICA TOUR DATES:
June 3, 2017-Philadelphia, PA (Private) Philadelphia Convention Center
June 4, 2017-Grand Rapids, MI* Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
July 26, 2017-Uncasville, CT Mohegun Sun
July 28, 2017-Staten Island, NY Richmond Bank Ballpark
July 29, 2017-Rochester, NY The Dome Arena
July 30, 2017-Lancaster, PA Clipper Magazine Stadium
August 3, 2017-Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury
August 4, 2017-Bowie, MD Prince George Stadium
August 5, 2017-Durham, NC Athletic Park
August 6, 2017-Huber Heights, OH** Rose Music Center at The Heights
August 10, 2017-Chattanooga, TN AT & T Field
August 11, 2017-Hickory, NC L.P. Frans Stadium
August 12, 2017-Augusta, GA Lake Olmstead Stadium
August 15, 2017-Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino Amphitheater
August 16, 2017-Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena
August 18, 2017-Crestwood, IL *** Standard Bank Ballpark
August 19, 2017-South Bend, IN *** Coveleski Regional Stadium
August 20, 2017-Welch, MN *** Treasure Island Resort & Casino
* Bill only includes Billy Ocean, Taylor Dayne & Starship.
** Taylor Dayne is not included on these dates.
*** Greg Kihn replaces Naked Eyes on these dates.

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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New Album from Billy Ocean Coming this Friday

July 18, 2017 -- Legacy Recordings will release ‘Billy Ocean - Here You Are: The Music of My Life’ on Friday, July 21.

The collection is a single-disc curtailed from the 2-disc set of the same title released in the UK in 2016 that brought together 10 new performances alongside five of Ocean’s classic hits that made him one of the UKs most popular recording artists of the 1980s.

A thematic collection features Ocean’s new composition, Here You Are, and the albums first UK single, A Simple Game as well as Oceans powerfully heartfelt interpretations of standards and classics including A Simple Game, Sam Cookes A Change Is Gonna Come, No Woman No Cry, Cry Me A River, Having a Party, It Was a Very Good Year, These Foolish Things, Judge Not and Love Train.

An ideal introduction to the artist and an essential addition to any Billy Ocean library, Here You Are: The Music of My Life includes five classic tracks, the original recordings that established the singer-songwriter-performer as a signature sound of 80s pop radio, each of them reaching Top 5 or better on the American charts. These include Billys #1 smashes Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run), Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car, and When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going as well as his Top 5 hits Suddenly and There Will Be Sad Songs (to Make You Cry).

The release of the album coincides with Oceans first set of US tour dates in 20 years.

Billy Ocean is a Grammy award winning artist with sales of more than 30 million records worldwide. He hit the #1 spot across three continents in the 1970s and 1980s. His signature hit, Caribbean Queen stormed to #1 on both the US singles chart and US R&B chart, and is one of Billys six US Top 10 singles. With Top 10 albums the world over, Billy was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s and reached the #1 slot in the US with three of his singles.

In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, Caribbean Queen, and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist. In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music. In 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards. On 29 July 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented to him by Paul McCartney.

Billy Ocean - Here You Are: The Music of My Life
tracklist

Influence and Inspiration - The New Recordings
01 Here You Are
02 A Simple Game
03 A Change is Gonna Come
04 No Woman No Cry
05 Cry Me a River
06 Having a Party
07 It Was a Very Good Year
08 These Foolish Things
09 Judge Not
10 Love Train
Classic Hits - The Original Recordings
11 Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) 
12 Suddenly 
13 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car 
14 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going 
15 Therell Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) 

REPLAY AMERICA: THE ULTIMATE 80S FESTIVAL
STARRING:
Billy Ocean
Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
Taylor Dayne
The Motels Featuring Martha Davis
Naked Eyes on select dates
Greg Kihn on select dates

REPLAY AMERICA TOUR DATES:
June 3, 2017-Philadelphia, PA (Private)            Philadelphia Convention Center                 
June 4, 2017-Grand Rapids, MI*                         Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park        
July 26, 2017-Uncasville, CT                               Mohegun Sun                                                             
July 28, 2017-Staten Island, NY                           Richmond Bank Ballpark     
July 29, 2017-Rochester, NY                               The Dome Arena                                                   
July 30, 2017-Lancaster, PA                               Clipper Magazine Stadium                                    
August 3, 2017-Westbury, NY                            NYCB Theatre at Westbury                                     
August 4, 2017-Bowie, MD                                 Prince George Stadium                      
August 5, 2017-Durham, NC                               Athletic Park                          
August 6, 2017-Huber Heights, OH**               Rose Music Center at The Heights  
August 10, 2017-Chattanooga, TN                  AT & T Field  
August 11, 2017-Hickory, NC                             L.P. Frans Stadium                                                 
August 12, 2017-Augusta, GA                           Lake Olmstead Stadium                                
August 15, 2017-Albuquerque, NM                  Sandia Casino Amphitheater                          
August 16, 2017-Colorado Springs, CO           Broadmoor World Arena                               
August 18, 2017-Crestwood, IL ***                    Standard Bank Ballpark                                    
August 19, 2017-South Bend, IN ***                      Coveleski Regional Stadium                         
August 20, 2017-Welch, MN ***                              Treasure Island Resort & Casino                
* Bill only includes Billy Ocean, Taylor Dayne & Starship.
** Taylor Dayne is not included on these dates.
*** Greg Kihn replaces Naked Eyes on these dates.

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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David Bowie -- Changes: Retrospective of a Rock Icon

On January 10, 2016, the music world was surprised and saddened to learn one of the biggest rock and roll icons of the last four decades had died. Due to his desire for privacy, the public was unaware that David Bowie had been diagnosed with liver cancer 18 months prior, and two days after his 69th birthday – and the release of his final studio album – he died of the disease at his New York home.

This special episode of the Documenting Popular Music, written and narrated by veteran journalist Robert Neil, takes a look at Bowie’s career, which began in the late 1960s, when his music wasn’t initially understood. However, the British performer’s unique way of presenting songs eventually caught on and led to a long and successful career that garnered millions of fans around the globe.

Bowie was more than a rock singer and songwriter, and his theatrical nature helped him produce albums that were more than simply music. There were back stories and avant-garde characters, such as Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, which offered fans something they couldn’t find elsewhere.

And while he had a love for rock and roll, he was also drawn to blues, jazz, dance, grunge and a long list of other genres, which he incorporated into his music.

He also loved to put drama in his music, and that point was made clear on his last album, Blackstar, which deals with the subject of death, as Bowie seemed to write about his own ending in the same theatrical style he’d always loved.

Relive the amazing career of one of rock and roll's most unique music stars

The podcast is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) and other digital outlets.

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Quincy Jones to Launch Jazz TV Platform

July 14, 2017 -- Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones, in collaboration with jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, has announced the formation of Qwest TV, the world's first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms.

Debuting fall 2017, subscribers to Qwest TV will choose when and where to watch a personalized, hand-picked selection of exclusive, original content including concerts, documentaries, interviews and archival footage on their mobile devices and computers in HD or 4K for a monthly fee starting at $7.49.

Pre-launch subscriptions to Qwest TV will be available starting September 6 via Kickstarter. The first 1,500 "co-founding subscribers" will have the privilege of helping develop Qwest TV before the roll out of the service in the fall. Co-founding subscribers will receive a full year of Qwest TV Premium, VIP access to the Qwest TV team for sharing feedback and feature requests, and other special benefits available only during the pre-launch campaign on Kickstarter, including collectible t-shirts, posters, headphones, concert tickets, and gold, platinum and vinyl records signed by Quincy Jones himself.

Commented Jones, "The dream of Qwest TV is to let jazz and music lovers everywhere experience these incredibly rich and diverse musical traditions in a whole new way. At my core, I am a bebopper, and over the course of my seventy-year career in music I have witnessed firsthand the power of jazz – and all of its off-spring from the blues and R&B to pop, rock and hip-hop, to tear down walls and bring the world together. I believe that a hundred years from now, when people look back at the 20th century, they will view Bird, Miles and Dizzy, as our Mozarts, Bachs, Chopins and Tchaikovskys, and it is my hope that Qwest TV will serve to carry forth and build on the great legacy that is jazz for many generations to come."

Commented Qwest TV co-founder Reza Ackbaraly, "By bringing Qwest TV to the general public and to universities everywhere, we seek to promote the values inherent to jazz: hard work, diversity, openness towards others, mutual respect and consideration, cooperation, and improvisation. Jazz touches people across all national, social and cultural boundaries. Qwest TV is of course about extending that reach, but it is also about bringing exciting music from around the world back to jazz and music lovers who have yet to discover it. Quincy and I plan to build a community where the love goes both ways."

Qwest TV aligns the booming subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market with the increasing popularity of jazz, highlighting its influence on other types of music from hip-hop to electro, and bringing to light its major role in the evolution of society. Supported by its international network of artists, producers, and venues, Qwest TV has already secured international rights to over 400 titles and plans to acquire an additional 600 titles within its first three years.

From Billie Holiday to Esperanza Spalding, Sun Ra to Kamasi Washington, Bill Evans to Flying Lotus, and Ravi Shankar's soaring sitar solos to the traditions of Cuban Santería; Qwest TV will reflect a live music video collection never before available on one platform. Qwest TV will serve not only as a treasure trove of the jazz tradition but also as a trailblazing springboard for new talent. Furthermore, Qwest TV will share its extensive catalog with a worldwide network of universities and other premier educational institutions.

Learn more about Qwest TV and pre-launch subscriptions on the Kickstarter campaign page.

More information at www.qwest.tv
Facebook.com/qwesttv
Instagram: @qwest.tv
Twitter: @Qwest_TV

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Quincy Jones to Launch Jazz TV Platform

July 14, 2017 -- Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones, in collaboration with jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, has announced the formation of Qwest TV, the worlds first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms.

Debuting fall 2017, subscribers to Qwest TV will choose when and where to watch a personalized, hand-picked selection of exclusive, original content including concerts, documentaries, interviews and archival footage on their mobile devices and computers in HD or 4K for a monthly fee starting at $7.49.

Pre-launch subscriptions to Qwest TV will be available starting September 6 via Kickstarter.  The first 1,500 co-founding subscribers will have the privilege of helping develop Qwest TV before the roll out of the service in the fall.  Co-founding subscribers will receive a full year of Qwest TV Premium, VIP access to the Qwest TV team for sharing feedback and feature requests, and other special benefits available only during the pre-launch campaign on Kickstarter, including collectible t-shirts, posters, headphones, concert tickets, and gold, platinum and vinyl records signed by Quincy Jones himself.

Commented Jones, The dream of Qwest TV is to let jazz and music lovers everywhere experience these incredibly rich and diverse musical traditions in a whole new way.  At my core, I am a bebopper, and over the course of my seventy-year career in music I have witnessed firsthand the power of jazz – and all of its off-spring from the blues and R&B to pop, rock and hip-hop, to tear down walls and bring the world together.  I believe that a hundred years from now, when people look back at the 20th century, they will view Bird, Miles and Dizzy, as our Mozarts, Bachs, Chopins and Tchaikovskys, and it is my hope that Qwest TV will serve to carry forth and build on the great legacy that is jazz for many generations to come.

Commented Qwest TV co-founder Reza Ackbaraly, By bringing Qwest TV to the general public and to universities everywhere, we seek to promote the values inherent to jazz: hard work, diversity, openness towards others, mutual respect and consideration, cooperation, and improvisation.  Jazz touches people across all national, social and cultural boundaries.  Qwest TV is of course about extending that reach, but it is also about bringing exciting music from around the world back to jazz and music lovers who have yet to discover it.  Quincy and I plan to build a community where the love goes both ways.

Qwest TV aligns the booming subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market with the increasing popularity of jazz, highlighting its influence on other types of music from hip-hop to electro, and bringing to light its major role in the evolution of society.  Supported by its international network of artists, producers, and venues, Qwest TV has already secured international rights to over 400 titles and plans to acquire an additional 600 titles within its first three years.

From Billie Holiday to Esperanza Spalding, Sun Ra to Kamasi Washington, Bill Evans to Flying Lotus, and Ravi Shankars soaring sitar solos to the traditions of Cuban Santería; Qwest TV will reflect a live music video collection never before available on one platform.  Qwest TV will serve not only as a treasure trove of the jazz tradition but also as a trailblazing springboard for new talent.  Furthermore, Qwest TV will share its extensive catalog with a worldwide network of universities and other premier educational institutions.

Learn more about Qwest TV and pre-launch subscriptions on the Kickstarter campaign page.

More information at www.qwest.tv
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Twitter: @Qwest_TV 

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Quincy Jones

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International Superstar, Jimmy Cliff Gleefully Dances and Celebrates in His New Video

July 13, 2017 -- Reggae's first international global superstar, Jimmy Cliff delivers dancehall euphoria with his new video from his single "Life" debuted on Billboard. The song is from his upcoming 2017 winter release album SOMERTON, named after a district in Jamaica where he was born and raised. The song, released on the Zojak World Wide imprint and written by Dr. Jimmy Cliff, was produced by Steven "Lenky" Marsden.

"The lyrics and uplifting nature in the video mirror how I see the world," says Cliff. "It's all about living in the present, the here and now, and acknowledging precious time here on earth."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy award winning singer has spread his artistry globally across many oceans, rivers and cultures, with mainstream notability from his widely recognized musical masterpiece "Many Rivers To Cross."

The timeless classic earned Cliff a number 325 placement on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." Today, at 69, he embraces life through childlike eyes, focusing on the beautiful moments, many blessings and celebrations that life freely provides.

Cliff has collaborated and/or toured with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Kool & the Gang, Sting, Annie Lenox and The Rolling Stones. He has performed at endless international festivals across the globe and has shared the stage with talented musicians from every genre imaginable.

Today, Dr. Jimmy Cliff remains the only living musician to be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts and sciences, the Order of Merit. He is one of the most influential musicians to ever come out of Jamaica, still writing and producing current music and continued dance vibes to enjoy for many generations to come.

The Kingston, Jamaica setting of the four minute, ten second video was produced by Zojak World Wide and directed by Mike Abela. Expect to hear more singles being released in the next few months leading into his winter SOMERTON album release, which has a production by Othneil "Ottey" Lewis and a number of productions by producer, Clive Hunt.

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Heart Sits Alone at #1 (#OTD1987)

July 11, 2017 (O&F) – More than a decade after establishing its rightful place in the 1970s’ male-dominated rock scene, the group Heart was in the middle of a comeback. Led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, the group was riding high with its album ‘Bad Animals’ and the lead single “Alone,” which hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart on this date (#OTD) in 1987.

The song’s journey to the top of the chart was as meandering as the group’s. The tune had been written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly for their album 1983 ‘Taking a Cold Look,” released under the group name I-Ten, a short-lived venture that didn’t receive much national attention.

In 1984, “Alone” was covered by John Stamos and Valerie Stevenson for their short-lived TV show ‘Dreams,’ and its accompanying soundtrack album.

Finally, in 1987, Heart got ahold of the song and turned it into the biggest hit of the group’s career. It stayed at #1 for three weeks.

The album ‘Bad Animals’ produced two more hits, “Who Will You Run To” and “There’s the Girl,” which added to Heart’s career total of 13 Top 20 hits.

Heart’s Top 20 Hits

“These Dreams” 1986, #1
“Alone” 1987, #1
“All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You” 1990, #2
“Never” 1985, #4
“Who Will You Run To” 1987, #7
“Tell it Like it Is” 1980, #8
“Magic Man” 1976, #9
“What About Love?” 1985, #10
“Nothin’ at All” 1986, #10
“Barracuda” 1977, #11
“There’s the Girl” 1987, #12
“Stranded” 1990, #13
“Straight On” 1978, #15

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Music video by Heart performing Alone.

Heart Sits Alone at #1 (#OTD1987)
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July 11, 2017 (O&F) – More than a decade after establishing its rightful place in the 1970s’ male-dominated rock scene, the group Heart was in the middle of a comeback.

Led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, the group was riding high with its album ‘Bad Animals’ and the lead single “Alone,” which hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart on this date (#OTD) in 1987.

The song’s journey to the top of the chart was as meandering as the group’s. The tune had been written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly for their 1983 album ‘Taking a Cold Look,” released under the group name I-Ten, a short-lived venture that didn’t receive much national attention.

In 1984, “Alone” was covered by John Stamos and Valerie Stevenson for their short-lived TV show ‘Dreams,’ and its accompanying soundtrack album.

Finally, in 1987, Heart got ahold of the song and turned it into the biggest hit of the group’s career. It stayed at #1 for three weeks.

The album ‘Bad Animals’ produced two more hits, “Who Will You Run To” and “There’s the Girl,” which added to Heart’s career total of 13 Top 20 hits.

Heart’s Top 20 Hits:
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“These Dreams” 1986, #1
“Alone” 1987, #1
“All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You” 1990, #2
“Never” 1985, #4
“Who Will You Run To” 1987, #7
“Tell it Like it Is” 1980, #8
“Magic Man” 1976, #9
“What About Love?” 1985, #10
“Nothin’ at All” 1986, #10
“Barracuda” 1977, #11
“There’s the Girl” 1987, #12
“Stranded” 1990, #13
"Straight On” 1978, #15
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Listen to the O&F Studios podcast, 'Documenting Popular Music' on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2

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Heart Sits Alone at #1 (#OTD1987)
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July 11, 2017 (O&F) – More than a decade after establishing its rightful place in the 1970s’ male-dominated rock scene, the group Heart was in the middle of a comeback.

Led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, the group was riding high with its album ‘Bad Animals’ and the lead single “Alone,” which hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart on this date (#OTD) in 1987.

The song’s journey to the top of the chart was as meandering as the group’s.  The tune had been written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly for their 1983 album ‘Taking a Cold Look,” released under the group name I-Ten, a short-lived venture that didn’t receive much national attention.

In 1984, “Alone” was covered by John Stamos and Valerie Stevenson for their short-lived TV show ‘Dreams,’ and its accompanying soundtrack album.

Finally, in 1987, Heart got ahold of the song and turned it into the biggest hit of the group’s career.  It stayed at #1 for three weeks.

The album ‘Bad Animals’ produced two more hits, “Who Will You Run To” and “There’s the Girl,” which added to Heart’s career total of 13 Top 20 hits.

Heart’s Top 20 Hits:
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“These Dreams” 1986, #1
“Alone” 1987, #1
“All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You” 1990, #2
“Never” 1985, #4
“Who Will You Run To” 1987, #7
“Tell it Like it Is” 1980, #8
“Magic Man” 1976, #9
“What About Love?” 1985, #10
“Nothin’ at All” 1986, #10
“Barracuda” 1977, #11
“There’s the Girl” 1987, #12
“Stranded” 1990, #13
Straight On” 1978, #15
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Listen to the O&F Studios podcast, Documenting Popular Music on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cw1ng75KP0

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Rock and Roll History – Having played with some of the greats on the big band scene, saxophonist Ron Aprea has carved out a long and successful career as a jazz musician. He has also been a part of rock and roll history as one of a small group of horn players to record with John Lennon on the former Beatle’s 1974 ‘Walls and Bridges’ album.

In this interview with Robert Neil, Aprea talks about his recent tribute album to Lennon and The Beatles as well as what it was like to record with Lennon (including a story about Lennon photocopying his face). Notably, Aprea’s album features a version of “Imagine,” where he is joined by trumpeter Steve Madaio, one of the other original musicians from the ‘Walls and Bridges’ sessions. (More information about Aprea and his album can be found at RonAprea.com.)

(The interview was produced and recorded at the O&F Studios, www.OandFStudios.com)

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30th Anniversary Vinyl Edition of Rosanne Cash's ‘King’s Record Shop’ Out Today

July 7, 2017 -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Rosanne Cash's ‘King’s Record Shop’ with commemorative 12" 180gram vinyl (and digital) editions on Friday, July 7.

Originally released through Columbia Records on June 26, 1987, ‘King’s Record Shop’ proved a pivotal album in the career of Rosanne Cash and in the emergence of Americana as an heir to traditional country music. After working on a series of albums which contained singles introducing a new wave/pop sound to America's country charts, producer Rodney Crowell shifted gears on ‘King’s Record Shop’ to bring a more roots-oriented, contemporary folk approach to the genre.

One of the most critically-acclaimed albums of Cash's discography, ‘King’s Record Shop’ generated four #1 hits on the Billboard Country charts: her covers of Johnny Cash's (her father's) "Tennessee Flat Top Box," John Hiatt's "The Way We Make a Broken Heart," and John Stewart's "Runaway Train" as well as "If You Change Your Mind," a song she'd cowritten with steel guitar player Hank DeVito (who shot the photos used on the iconic front cover of ‘King’s Record Shop’).

Her sixth studio album, Rosanne Cash's ‘King’s Record Shop’ is named after--and inspired by--a store in Louisville, Kentucky, which was owned by Pee Wee King's younger brother, Gene. Produced by Rodney Crowell (Rosanne's then-husband), ‘King’s Record Shop’ features musical contributions from a stellar band of players including Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Patty Smyth, Benmont Tench, Steve Winwood, Randy Scruggs and others.

In 1988, ‘King’s Record Shop’ took home the Grammy for Best Recording Package (given to Bill Johnson for his album cover design) while Rosanne Cash was nominated in that year's Best Country Vocal Performance, Female category.

"‘King’s Record Shop’ was a watershed record for me, and, if I may say so, an important moment for women in country music at that time," said Rosanne Cash. "It was the first time a woman country artist had ever had four #1 singles from one album. I was tremendously proud, and deeply honored to work with the musicians who played on the album. Rodney Crowell was the guiding force, and he says he feels 'blessed to have been a member of the team.' I feel the same way: we were a team, and the work we created was captured in a shining moment that still gives pleasure these thirty years later."

‘King’s Record Shop’
1. Rosie Strike Back
2. The Way We Make A Broken Heart
3. If You Change Your Mind
4. Real Me
5. Somewhere Sometime
6. Runaway Train
7. Tennessee Flat Top Box
8. I Don't Have To Crawl
9. Green, Yellow And Red
10. Why Don't You Quit Leaving Me Alone

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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30th Anniversary Vinyl Edition of Rosanne Cashs ‘King’s Record Shop’ Out Today

July 7, 2017 -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Rosanne Cashs ‘King’s Record Shop’ with commemorative 12 180gram vinyl (and digital) editions on Friday, July 7.

Originally released through Columbia Records on June 26, 1987, ‘King’s Record Shop’ proved a pivotal album in the career of Rosanne Cash and in the emergence of Americana as an heir to traditional country music. After working on a series of albums which contained singles introducing a new wave/pop sound to Americas country charts, producer Rodney Crowell shifted gears on ‘King’s Record Shop’ to bring a more roots-oriented, contemporary folk approach to the genre.

One of the most critically-acclaimed albums of Cashs discography, ‘King’s Record Shop’ generated four #1 hits on the Billboard Country charts: her covers of Johnny Cashs (her fathers) Tennessee Flat Top Box, John Hiatts The Way We Make a Broken Heart, and John Stewarts Runaway Train as well as If You Change Your Mind, a song shed cowritten with steel guitar player Hank DeVito (who shot the photos used on the iconic front cover of ‘King’s Record Shop’).

Her sixth studio album, Rosanne Cashs ‘King’s Record Shop’ is named after--and inspired by--a store in Louisville, Kentucky, which was owned by Pee Wee Kings younger brother, Gene. Produced by Rodney Crowell (Rosannes then-husband), ‘King’s Record Shop’ features musical contributions from a stellar band of players including Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Patty Smyth, Benmont Tench, Steve Winwood, Randy Scruggs and others.

In 1988, ‘King’s Record Shop’ took home the Grammy for Best Recording Package (given to Bill Johnson for his album cover design) while Rosanne Cash was nominated in that years Best Country Vocal Performance, Female category.

‘King’s Record Shop’ was a watershed record for me, and, if I may say so, an important moment for women in country music at that time, said Rosanne Cash. It was the first time a woman country artist had ever had four #1 singles from one album. I was tremendously proud, and deeply honored to work with the musicians who played on the album. Rodney Crowell was the guiding force, and he says he feels blessed to have been a member of the team. I feel the same way: we were a team, and the work we created was captured in a shining moment that still gives pleasure these thirty years later.

‘King’s Record Shop’
1. Rosie Strike Back 
2. The Way We Make A Broken Heart 
3. If You Change Your Mind 
4. Real Me 
5. Somewhere Sometime 
6. Runaway Train 
7. Tennessee Flat Top Box 
8. I Dont Have To Crawl 
9. Green, Yellow And Red 
10. Why Dont You Quit Leaving Me Alone

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

- The O&F Studios new podcast, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2 -

#rosannnnechash Rodney Crowell (Official) #rodneycrowell #VinceGill #PattySmyth #BenmontTench #SteveWinwood #vinyl #countrymusic #80smusic

O&F Studios shared Ringo Starr's live video.

Ringo Starr
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Happy birthday Ringo! #PeaceAndLove! ✌🏼☮️

It’s Ringo’s Birthday and He is Announcing a New Album Coming in September

July 7, 2017 -- Today Ringo Starr celebrates his birthday at Capitol Records. Family, friends and fans will join Starr in front of the Capitol Records Tower in a noon "Peace & Love" salute, while there are satellite salutes and events happening all over the world, many of which can be streamed at www.facebook.com/ringostarrmusic.

Ringo also reveals details of his 19th solo album, ‘Give More Love,’ which will be released by UMe on digital and CD formats on September 15, 2017, with vinyl to follow on September 22, 2017.

Recorded at Ringo's home studio in Los Angeles, ‘Give More Love’ has 10 new tracks featuring collaborations with friends including: "We're on the Road Again" featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather; "Laughable" co-written and performed with Peter Frampton as well as Benmont Tench, Timothy B. Schmit, Richard Page and Amy Keys; "Show Me the Way" co-written and performed with Steve Lukather and with Paul McCartney; "Speed of Sound" co-written with Richard Marx and featuring Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton and Nathan East; "Standing Still" co-written with Gary Burr; "King of the Kingdom" including performances by Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter; Electricity co-written with Glen Ballard and featuring Joe Walsh and Don Was; "So Wrong For So Long" co-written and performed with Dave Stewart; "Shake It Up" co-written and performed with Gary Nicholson and including Don Was and Edgar Winter; and "Give More Love" co-written with Gary Nicholson including Timothy B. Schmit and All Starrs Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette.

‘Give More Love’ also has four bonus tracks: “Back Off Boogaloo,” “You Can't Fight Lightning,” “Photograph” and “Don't Pass Me By.” This version of “Back Off Booglaloo” is based on the original recording Ringo made when he wrote the song. He recently discovered the tape when he moved houses. The other three bonus tracks are collaborations based on performances from Starr's 2016 Peace & Love Birthday event. Alberta Cross performed “You Can't Fight Lightning” and Vandaveer performed “Photograph” and “Don't Pass Me By.” Starr loved their renditions and asked them to each record them for his new album, also adding his own vocals.

In October, Starr will hit the road in the U.S. with his All Starrs, the same beloved lineup he has performed with since 2012: Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Hamm and Gregg Bissonette.

Ringo & His All Starr Band 2017 Tour Dates:

Oct. 13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Oct. 30 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
Oct. 31 – Austin TX @ Moody Theater
Nov. 2 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Sugarland Civic Center
Nov. 4 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Events Center at Winstar
Nov. 7-8 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 12 – Norfolk, VA @ ODU Pavilion
Nov. 14 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov. 15 – New York City, NY @ Beacon Theater
Nov. 16 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

SOURCE UMe

#ringostarr #paulmccartney #beatles #peterframpton #joewalsh #toddrundgren #vinyl

The O&F Studios' new podcast, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2
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It’s Ringo’s Birthday and He is Announcing a New Album Coming in September

July 7, 2017 -- Today Ringo Starr celebrates his birthday at Capitol Records. Family, friends and fans will join Starr in front of the Capitol Records Tower in a noon Peace & Love salute, while there are satellite salutes and events happening all over the world, many of which can be streamed at https://www.facebook.com/ringostarrmusic.

Ringo also reveals details of his 19th solo album, ‘Give More Love,’ which will be released by UMe on digital and CD formats on September 15, 2017, with vinyl to follow on September 22, 2017.  

Recorded at Ringos home studio in Los Angeles, ‘Give More Love’ has 10 new tracks featuring collaborations with friends including: Were on the Road Again featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather; Laughable co-written and performed with Peter Frampton as well as Benmont Tench, Timothy B. Schmit, Richard Page and Amy Keys; Show Me the Way co-written and performed with Steve Lukather and with Paul McCartney; Speed of Sound co-written with Richard Marx and featuring Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton and Nathan East; Standing Still co-written with Gary Burr; King of the Kingdom including performances by Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter; Electricity co-written with Glen Ballard and featuring Joe Walsh and Don Was; So Wrong For So Long co-written and performed with Dave Stewart; Shake It Up co-written and performed with Gary Nicholson and including Don Was and Edgar Winter; and Give More Love co-written with Gary Nicholson including Timothy B. Schmit and All Starrs Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette.

‘Give More Love’ also has four bonus tracks: “Back Off Boogaloo,” “You Cant Fight Lightning,” “Photograph” and “Dont Pass Me By.”  This version of “Back Off Booglaloo” is based on the original recording Ringo made when he wrote the song. He recently discovered the tape when he moved houses. The other three bonus tracks are collaborations based on performances from Starrs 2016 Peace & Love Birthday event. Alberta Cross performed “You Cant Fight Lightning” and Vandaveer performed “Photograph” and “Dont Pass Me By.” Starr loved their renditions and asked them to each record them for his new album, also adding his own vocals. 

In October, Starr will hit the road in the U.S. with his All Starrs, the same beloved lineup he has performed with since 2012: Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Hamm and Gregg Bissonette.
  
Ringo & His All Starr Band 2017 Tour Dates:
 
Oct. 13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Oct. 30 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
Oct. 31 – Austin TX @ Moody Theater
Nov. 2 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Sugarland Civic Center
Nov. 4 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Events Center at Winstar
Nov. 7-8 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 12 – Norfolk, VA @ ODU Pavilion
Nov. 14 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov. 15 – New York City, NY @ Beacon Theater
Nov. 16 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

SOURCE UMe

#ringostarr #paulmccartney #beatles #peterframpton #joewalsh #toddrundgren #vinyl 

The O&F Studios new podcast, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2

U2’s Joshua Tree Tour Becomes the Biggest Tour Of The Year

July 6, 2017 -- Having played to more than one million fans, the first North American leg of U2's The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to a triumphant close July 1st at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. With ticket sales surpassing 2.4 million across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has reaffirmed its standing as the most commercially and critically successful tour of the year.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened May 12th at BC Place in Vancouver and made its U.S. debut May 14th at CenturyLink Field in Seattle—the latter kicking off some of the most enthusiastic critical notes in the history of U2's relationship with America.

Rolling Stone hailed the band as "a live act simply without peer," USA Today noted "Thirty years can't dull searing music, hopeful lyrics or the captivating Irish band behind them," while The New York Times added "For the performance of The Joshua Tree... the band members took places on the full-sized stadium stage. They were ascending the way their career did… The band was dwarfed, but the music wasn't. Larry Mullen Jr. on drums, Adam Clayton on bass and the Edge on guitar tore into the urgent rhythmic flux of 'Where the Streets Have No Name.' Against the craggy postpunk groove of 'Bullet the Blue Sky,' both Bono's falsetto and the Edge's guitar leads were keening sirens."

The reviews of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017's opening weekend set a tone that intensified throughout a North American run featuring 20 sold out stadium dates and U2's first ever U.S. festival headline June 9th at Bonnaroo. Reviews for the shows have been consistently excellent, with some more recent highlights including:

"The thing about U2 is that, in almost any of their forms these past four decades, they always offer some degree of transcendence. They can't help it... This is also what makes them what they are — legends, an institution, well beyond the levels of even some of our biggest stars today... These are songs that reminded you how many different kinds of people across countries and generations one artist, one voice can impact — and, in turn, they are songs that remind you that fighting for a better world, even when it zigs and zags over thirty years, might just be worth it."—STEREOGUM

"U2's Two-Hour Pep Talk is Exactly What We Need Right Now… The best U2 songs cast life as a garden of possibilities while pushing back at forces that seek to limit them. This Joshua Tree tour wisely plays just those songs. It is a two-hour pep talk. It is a technological spectacle. It is a warm bath for the soul. It will knock you on your ass."—VULTURE

"I have left every U2 concert feeling like some measure of my humanity had been restored after being worn down by the blistering winds of the daily shit storm we call living. Last night was no exception."—PHAWKER

"An uplifting return to Joshua Tree — and much more… Sunday's sold-out concert at Gillette Stadium commemorated the album's 30th anniversary by playing it in full, and it served as both a reminder of and reckoning with the power that fell into U2's grasp at that moment in its history."—BOSTON GLOBE

U2's The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 heads to the UK and Europe where it kicks off with two nights in London on July 8th & 9th followed by concerts in Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. It will then relaunch in North America September 3rd with a return to Detroit – the city where U2 played its first ever headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome on the original Joshua Tree Tour. The tour's limited return to North America will include stops in Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Orleans, St. Louis, Phoenix and San Diego. The tour will then head to Mexico City followed by concerts in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo.

Beck will be special guest for the upcoming North American dates. In Mexico and South America, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have been confirmed as special guest.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

EUROPE: SUPPORT:
July 8 London, UK Twickenham Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 9 London, UK Twickenham Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 12 Berlin, DE Olympic Stadium Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 15 Rome, IT Olympic Stadium Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 16 Rome, IT Olympic Stadium Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 18 Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 22 Dublin, IE Croke Park Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 25 Paris, FR Stade de France Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 26 Paris, FR Stade de France Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 29 Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
July 30 Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
August 1 Brussels, BE Stade Roi Baudouin Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

FALL TOUR: SUPPORT:
Sept. 3 Detroit, MI Ford Field Beck
Sept. 5 Buffalo, NY New Era Field Beck
Sept. 8 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium Beck
Sept. 10 Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium Beck
Sept. 12 Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium Beck
Sept. 14 New Orleans, LA Mercedes Benz Superdome Beck
Sept. 16 St. Louis, MO The Dome At America's Center Beck
Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium Beck
Sept. 22 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium Beck

Oct. 3 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Oct. 4 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Oct. 7 Bogota, Colombia Estadio El Campin Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Oct. 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina La Plata Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Oct. 11 Buenos Aires, Argentina La Plata Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Oct. 14 Santiago, Chile Estadio Nacional Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Oct. 19 Sao Paulo, Brazil Morumbi Stadium Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Oct. 21 Sao Paulo, Brazil Morumbi Stadium Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Oct. 22 Sao Paulo, Brazil Morumbi Stadium Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com & www.livenation.com

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

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U2’s Joshua Tree Tour Becomes the Biggest Tour Of The Year

July 6, 2017 -- Having played to more than one million fans, the first North American leg of U2s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to a triumphant close July 1st at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. With ticket sales surpassing 2.4 million across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has reaffirmed its standing as the most commercially and critically successful tour of the year.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened May 12th at BC Place in Vancouver and made its U.S. debut May 14th at CenturyLink Field in Seattle—the latter kicking off some of the most enthusiastic critical notes in the history of U2s relationship with America. 

Rolling Stone hailed the band as a live act simply without peer, USA Today noted Thirty years cant dull searing music, hopeful lyrics or the captivating Irish band behind them, while The New York Times added For the performance of The Joshua Tree... the band members took places on the full-sized stadium stage. They were ascending the way their career did… The band was dwarfed, but the music wasnt. Larry Mullen Jr. on drums, Adam Clayton on bass and the Edge on guitar tore into the urgent rhythmic flux of Where the Streets Have No Name. Against the craggy postpunk groove of Bullet the Blue Sky, both Bonos falsetto and the Edges guitar leads were keening sirens.

The reviews of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017s opening weekend set a tone that intensified throughout a North American run featuring 20 sold out stadium dates and U2s first ever U.S. festival headline June 9th at Bonnaroo. Reviews for the shows have been consistently excellent, with some more recent highlights including:

The thing about U2 is that, in almost any of their forms these past four decades, they always offer some degree of transcendence. They cant help it... This is also what makes them what they are — legends, an institution, well beyond the levels of even some of our biggest stars today... These are songs that reminded you how many different kinds of people across countries and generations one artist, one voice can impact — and, in turn, they are songs that remind you that fighting for a better world, even when it zigs and zags over thirty years, might just be worth it.—STEREOGUM

U2s Two-Hour Pep Talk is Exactly What We Need Right Now… The best U2 songs cast life as a garden of possibilities while pushing back at forces that seek to limit them. This Joshua Tree tour wisely plays just those songs. It is a two-hour pep talk. It is a technological spectacle. It is a warm bath for the soul. It will knock you on your ass.—VULTURE 

I have left every U2 concert feeling like some measure of my humanity had been restored after being worn down by the blistering winds of the daily shit storm we call living. Last night was no exception.—PHAWKER

An uplifting return to Joshua Tree — and much more… Sundays sold-out concert at Gillette Stadium commemorated the albums 30th anniversary by playing it in full, and it served as both a reminder of and reckoning with the power that fell into U2s grasp at that moment in its history.—BOSTON GLOBE

U2s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 heads to the UK and Europe where it kicks off with two nights in London on July 8th & 9th followed by concerts in Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. It will then relaunch in North America September 3rd with a return to Detroit – the city where U2 played its first ever headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome on the original Joshua Tree Tour.  The tours limited return to North America will include stops in Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Orleans, St. Louis, Phoenix and San Diego. The tour will then head to Mexico City followed by concerts in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo. 

Beck will be special guest for the upcoming North American dates. In Mexico and South America, Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds have been confirmed as special guest.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

EUROPE: SUPPORT:
July 8  London, UK  Twickenham  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 9  London, UK  Twickenham  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 12  Berlin, DE  Olympic Stadium  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 15  Rome, IT  Olympic Stadium  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 16  Rome, IT  Olympic Stadium  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 18  Barcelona, ES  Olympic Stadium  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 22  Dublin, IE  Croke Park  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 25  Paris, FR  Stade de France  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 26  Paris, FR  Stade de France  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 29  Amsterdam, NE  Amsterdam Arena  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
July 30  Amsterdam, NE  Amsterdam Arena  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
August 1  Brussels, BE  Stade Roi Baudouin  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds 
 
FALL TOUR: SUPPORT:
Sept. 3  Detroit, MI  Ford Field  Beck
Sept. 5  Buffalo, NY  New Era Field  Beck
Sept. 8  Minneapolis, MN  US Bank Stadium  Beck
Sept. 10  Indianapolis, IN  Lucas Oil Stadium  Beck
Sept. 12  Kansas City, MO  Arrowhead Stadium  Beck
Sept. 14  New Orleans, LA  Mercedes Benz Superdome  Beck
Sept. 16  St. Louis, MO  The Dome At Americas Center  Beck
Sept. 19  Phoenix, AZ  University of Phoenix Stadium  Beck
Sept. 22  San Diego, CA  Qualcomm Stadium  Beck
 
Oct. 3  Mexico City, Mexico  Foro Sol  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds  
Oct. 4  Mexico City, Mexico  Foro Sol  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds 
Oct. 7  Bogota, Colombia  Estadio El Campin  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds  
Oct. 10  Buenos Aires, Argentina  La Plata  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds 
Oct. 11  Buenos Aires, Argentina  La Plata  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds 
Oct. 14  Santiago, Chile  Estadio Nacional  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds  
Oct. 19  Sao Paulo, Brazil  Morumbi Stadium  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds 
Oct. 21  Sao Paulo, Brazil  Morumbi Stadium  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds 
Oct. 22  Sao Paulo, Brazil  Morumbi Stadium  Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds 

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com & www.livenation.com

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

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Diamond’s ‘Blue’ Song Hits #1 (#OTD1972)
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July 1, 2017 (O&F) – The popularity of the singer/songwriter was in full vogue in the early 1970s, and on the pop charts no one was more successful in the genre than Neil Diamond.

The Brooklyn native was the premier example of a writer who had successful transitioned from song scribe to top selling artist, and on this date (#OTD) in 1972, he hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with the single “Song Sung Blue.”
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The song, the lead single from the critically acclaimed ‘Moods” album, was Diamond’s second #1 hit as a singer and his third #1 as a writer. In 1970, Diamond’s “Cracklin’ Rosie” had hit #1, and in 1966 the Monkees had taken his song “I’m a Believer” to #1.
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Diamond would have another #1 written-and-performed song in the 1970s when “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” a duet with Barbra Streisand, hit the top of the chart in 1978, and in 1988 the group UB40 took a cover of Diamond’s “Red Red Wine” to #1.

Diamond is currently on tour with his next show schedule for Wichita, KS on July 14. Dates for the remainder of the U.S. leg of the tour follow:

Friday, July 14, 2017
Wichita, KS
INTRUST Bank Arena

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Houston, TX
Toyota Center

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center

Friday, July 21, 2017
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center

Monday, July 24, 2017
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Seattle, WA
Key Arena - Seattle

Friday, July 28, 2017
Portland, OR
Moda Center

Sunday, July 30, 2017
San Jose, CA
SAP Center

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center

Friday, August 4, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
San Diego, CA
Valley View Casino Center

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum

Diamond will then take is show overseas with performances in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

-Documenting Popular Music-
itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2

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Diamond’s ‘Blue’ Song Hits #1 (#OTD1972)
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July 1, 2017 (O&F) – The popularity of the singer/songwriter was in full vogue in the early 1970s, and on the pop charts no one was more successful in the genre than Neil Diamond.

The Brooklyn native was the premier example of a writer who had successful transitioned from song scribe to top selling artist, and on this date (#OTD) in 1972, he hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with the single “Song Sung Blue.”
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The song, the lead single from the critically acclaimed ‘Moods” album, was Diamond’s second #1 hit as a singer and his third #1 as a writer.  In 1970, Diamond’s “Cracklin’ Rosie” had hit #1, and in 1966 the Monkees had taken his song “I’m a Believer” to #1.
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Diamond would have another #1 written-and-performed song in the 1970s when “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” a duet with Barbra Streisand, hit the top of the chart in 1978, and in 1988 the group UB40 took a cover of Diamond’s “Red Red Wine” to #1.

Diamond is currently on tour with his next show schedule for Wichita, KS on July 14.  Dates for the remainder of the U.S. leg of the tour follow:

Friday, July 14, 2017
Wichita, KS
INTRUST Bank Arena

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Houston, TX
Toyota Center

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center

Friday, July 21, 2017
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center

Monday, July 24, 2017
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Seattle, WA
Key Arena - Seattle

Friday, July 28, 2017
Portland, OR
Moda Center

Sunday, July 30, 2017
San Jose, CA
SAP Center

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center

Friday, August 4, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
San Diego, CA
Valley View Casino Center

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum

Diamond will then take is show overseas with performances in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

-Documenting Popular Music-
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2

#neildiamond #70smusic #80smusic #popmusic #70spop #top40 #singersongwriter #songwriter #oandfstudios @oandfstudios #documentingpopularmusic

Steve Miller Opens the Vaults to His Music

June 28, 2017 -- Steve Miller, one of the world's most commercially successful and acclaimed artist/bands in the history of popular music, brings his treasure trove to Capitol Records with the contents of his private vault. Miller recently opened his entire vault/warehouse allowing Capitol/UMe to access music, footage, photos, memorabilia, artwork, handwritten notes, journals, and more to include in his upcoming releases.

Miller brings his entire catalogue of recorded music to the label where he originally began his recording career in 1967 including his 18 studio albums, boxed sets, live recordings and numerous compilation albums including the mega-selling 17x platinum Steve Miller Greatest Hits, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects. UMe will release his catalog projects, while new material will be released through Capitol Records. Miller is in the process of directing the concept and curation for his Steve Miller Band catalog releases. The first Steve Miller project will be announced soon.

Running through Miller's distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados - not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford - so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. The Steve Miller Band released two LPs on Capitol Records in 1968: Children of the Future, and Sailor which included "Living in the U.S.A.," which became a staple on the new rock radio format. Next came, Brave New World, the band's third album and included the hit "Space Cowboy," and "My Dark Hour," which Miller recorded in London with fellow label-mate, Paul McCartney, who is credited as Paul Ramon. He later repurposed that song's catchy guitar riff for the title track to "Fly Like an Eagle."

After the band's next few albums, Your Saving Grace (1969), Rock Love (1971), Recall The Beginning (1972), Number 5 (1970), Miller made some changes to the band, went to Los Angeles and produced his own record in 19 days. That album was The Joker. The title track became a Number One worldwide smash hit. Miller had crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed.

His next two albums, Fly Like an Eagle (1976) and Book of Dreams (1977), both went multiplatinum, and the hits they generated are among the most recognizable songs in pop music history. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: "Take The Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner" and "Jungle Love," and "Swingtown" to name a few. In 1978, Capitol released Greatest Hits 1974–78, which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.

Miller's had a worldwide hit with "Abracadabra," the title track of his 1982 album and in 1986, a #1 Billboard's Rock Album Tracks with "I Want To Make the World Turn Around." To this day, his songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio their hooks are the very definition of indelible.

In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And, as always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or exploring the blue highways of American music, he is playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence. At this stage of his life, in 2017, Miller feels more fulfilled than ever.

He recently moved to New York, where he is on the Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center and on the Board for the Metropolitan Museum's Musical Instruments collection. And, of course, he continues to record and is currently on tour.

SOURCE UMe

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Steve Miller Opens the Vaults to His Music

June 28, 2017 -- Steve Miller, one of the worlds most commercially successful and acclaimed artist/bands in the history of popular music, brings his treasure trove to Capitol Records with the contents of his private vault.  Miller recently opened his entire vault/warehouse allowing Capitol/UMe to access music, footage, photos, memorabilia, artwork, handwritten notes, journals, and more to include in his upcoming releases.

Miller brings his entire catalogue of recorded music to the label where he originally began his recording career in 1967 including his 18 studio albums, boxed sets, live recordings and numerous compilation albums including the mega-selling 17x platinum Steve Miller Greatest Hits, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects. UMe will release his catalog projects, while new material will be released through Capitol Records. Miller is in the process of directing the concept and curation for his Steve Miller Band catalog releases.  The first Steve Miller project will be announced soon.

Running through Millers distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados - not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford - so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late 60s. The Steve Miller Band released two LPs on Capitol Records in 1968: Children of the Future, and Sailor which included Living in the U.S.A., which became a staple on the new rock radio format. Next came, Brave New World, the bands third album and included the hit Space Cowboy, and My Dark Hour, which Miller recorded in London with fellow label-mate, Paul McCartney, who is credited as Paul Ramon. He later repurposed that songs catchy guitar riff for the title track to Fly Like an Eagle.

After the bands next few albums, Your Saving Grace (1969), Rock Love (1971), Recall The Beginning (1972), Number 5 (1970), Miller made some changes to the band, went to Los Angeles and produced his own record in 19 days. That album was The Joker. The title track became a Number One worldwide smash hit.  Miller had crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed.

His next two albums, Fly Like an Eagle (1976) and Book of Dreams (1977), both went multiplatinum, and the hits they generated are among the most recognizable songs in pop music history. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: Take The Money and Run, Rockn Me, Fly Like an Eagle, Jet Airliner and Jungle Love, and Swingtown to name a few. In 1978, Capitol released Greatest Hits 1974–78, which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.

Millers had a worldwide hit with Abracadabra, the title track of his 1982 album and in 1986, a #1 Billboards Rock Album Tracks with I Want To Make the World Turn Around. To this day, his songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio their hooks are the very definition of indelible. 

In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And, as always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or exploring the blue highways of American music, he is playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence. At this stage of his life, in 2017, Miller feels more fulfilled than ever.

He recently moved to New York, where he is on the Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center and on the Board for the Metropolitan Museums Musical Instruments collection. And, of course, he continues to record and is currently on tour. 

SOURCE UMe

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Blues Brothers, Beach Boys, Four Tops and Others Set to Perform on PBS’ ‘A CAPITOL FOURTH’ Broadcast

June 27, 2017 – Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos is set to host the 37th annual edition of PBS’ ‘A CAPITOL FOURTH,’ broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The all-star musical and fireworks extravaganza will kick off the country’s 241st birthday with performances by: iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys, with special guests John Stamos and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath; soul men Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers; legendary Motown stars The Four Tops; acclaimed country music singer and songwriter Kellie Pickler; Grammy-nominated gospel legend Yolanda Adams; and Broadway star and two-time Tony Award-nominee Laura Osnes; with the National Symphony Orchestra.

The concert will also feature a tribute to our men and women in uniform by country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins who will perform his new single “Still A Soldier.” The inspiring moment will be dedicated to our troops and veterans, and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.

The top-rated, award-winning program features twenty cameras positioned around the city to capture the fireworks display including the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Capping off the show will be a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and A CAPITOL FOURTH tradition. Also participating in the event will be the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.

A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide. The concert will also be live-streamed online on Facebook Live and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2017.

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Madame Tussauds Unveils Selena Quintanilla Figure and Announces Latin Music Experience

June 24, 2017 -- Madame Tussauds New York today welcomed a new Selena Quintanilla figure at the legendary Times Square attraction. Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, was present to share her excitement and introduce the "Queen of Tejano" to some of Selena's most dedicated and adoring fans. Selena's spirit has never been more alive as today also marks the official CD and DVD release of "The Last Concert."
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"It's an honor to represent the Quintanilla family today and to see my sister's figure met with such a warm and emotional reception," said Suzette Quintanilla. "I want to thank Madame Tussauds' amazingly talented craftsmen for creating such an incredible work of art."
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As well as unveiling Selena's figure, Madame Tussauds New York announced the creation of the all-new 'Sabor Latino' experience opening July 20. The attraction will transform its Music Zone to feature the most celebrated icons in Latin music history: Selena Quintanilla's figure will be joined by those of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez and the first ever figure of "King of Bachata", Romeo Santos, whose latest single "Imitadora" was released today and highly anticipated album "Golden" will follow on July 21.

Quintanilla's figure will be on permanent display in the Times Square attraction. The "Queen of Kumbia" catapulted to global adoration in the 1980s and 90s and is the only Latin female artist to have five albums simultaneously on Billboard 200. Selena continues to win awards 22 years later, winning Female Artist of The Year at this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Sabor Latino will open exclusively at Madame Tussauds New York on July 20, 2017.

SOURCE and Photpo Courtesy Madame Tussauds New York

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Madame Tussauds Unveils Selena Quintanilla Figure and Announces Latin Music Experience

June 24, 2017 -- Madame Tussauds New York today welcomed a new Selena Quintanilla figure at the legendary Times Square attraction. Selenas sister, Suzette Quintanilla, was present to share her excitement and introduce the Queen of Tejano to some of Selenas most dedicated and adoring fans. Selenas spirit has never been more alive as today also marks the official CD and DVD release of The Last Concert.
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Its an honor to represent the Quintanilla family today and to see my sisters figure met with such a warm and emotional reception, said Suzette Quintanilla. I want to thank Madame Tussauds amazingly talented craftsmen for creating such an incredible work of art.
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As well as unveiling Selenas figure, Madame Tussauds New York announced the creation of the all-new Sabor Latino experience opening July 20. The attraction will transform its Music Zone to feature the most celebrated icons in Latin music history: Selena Quintanillas figure will be joined by those of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez and the first ever figure of King of Bachata, Romeo Santos, whose latest single Imitadora was released today and highly anticipated album Golden will follow on July 21.

Quintanillas figure will be on permanent display in the Times Square attraction. The Queen of Kumbia catapulted to global adoration in the 1980s and 90s and is the only Latin female artist to have five albums simultaneously on Billboard 200.  Selena continues to win awards 22 years later, winning Female Artist of The Year at this years Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Sabor Latino will open exclusively at Madame Tussauds New York on July 20, 2017.

SOURCE and Photpo Courtesy Madame Tussauds New York

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Madame Tussauds New York Unveils Selena Quintanilla Figure with the Announcement of Latin Music Experience
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June 24, 2017 -- Madame Tussauds New York today welcomed a new Selena Quintanilla Perez figure at the legendary Times Square attraction. Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, was present to share her excitement and introduce the "Queen of Tejano" to some of Selena's most dedicated and adoring fans. Selena's spirit has never been more alive as today also marks the official CD and DVD release of "The Last Concert."

"It's an honor to represent the Quintanilla family today and to see my sister's figure met with such a warm and emotional reception," said Suzette Quintanilla. "I want to thank Madame Tussauds' amazingly talented craftsmen for creating such an incredible work of art."

As well as unveiling Selena's figure, Madame Tussauds New York announced the creation of the all-new 'Sabor Latino' experience opening July 20. The attraction will transform its Music Zone to feature the most celebrated icons in Latin music history: Selena Quintanilla's figure will be joined by those of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez and the first ever figure of "King of Bachata", Romeo Santos, whose latest single "Imitadora" was released today and highly anticipated album "Golden" will follow on July 21.

Quintanilla's figure will be on permanent display in the Times Square attraction. The "Queen of Kumbia" catapulted to global adoration in the 1980s and 90s and is the only Latin female artist to have five albums simultaneously on Billboard 200. Selena continues to win awards 22 years later, winning Female Artist of The Year at this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Sabor Latino will open exclusively at Madame Tussauds New York on July 20, 2017.
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Madame Tussauds New York Presenta la Figura de Selena Quintanilla con el Anuncio de la Experiencia de Música Latina

Junio 24, 2017 -- Madame Tussauds New York le dio la bienvenida hoy a una nueva figura de Selena Quintanilla en la legendaria atracción de Times Square. La hermana de Selena, Suzette Quintanilla, estuvo presente para compartir su entusiasmo y presentar a la "Reina de Tejano" a algunos de los seguidores más fervientes y apasionados de Selena. El espíritu de Selena nunca ha estado más vivo que ahora, ya que hoy se presenta oficialmente el CD y DVD oficial "The Last Concert".

"Es un honor representar a la familia Quintanilla hoy y ver la recepción de la figura de mi hermana con tanto cariño y emoción", declaró Suzette Quintanilla. "Quiero agradecer a los talentosísimos artesanos de Madame Tussauds por haber creado una obra de arte tan impresionante".

Además de descubrir la figura de Selena, Madame Tussauds New York anunció la creación de la innovadora experiencia 'Sabor Latino' que se inaugurará el 20 de julio. La atracción transformará su Zona Musical para incluir a las figuras más icónicas de la historia de la música latina: la figura de Selena Quintanilla se unirá a las de Jennifer López, Ricky Martin, Selena Gómez y la primera figura del "Rey de la Bachata", Romeo Santos, cuyo último sencillo "Imitadora" se presentó hoy, a lo que seguirá el esperado álbum "Golden" que se dará a conocer el 21 de julio.

"Sabor Latino es una celebración de la música latina y aquellos que hayan alcanzado un estatus icónico por sus logros en esta categoría, desde Selena hasta los artistas de hoy", explicó Anna Domingo, gerenta general de Madame Tussauds New York. "Será la primera experiencia de tema latino en la historia de Madame Tussauds y no podemos esperar a encender el calor y compartirlo con los amantes de la música este verano".

A partir de hoy, la figura de Quintanilla estará en exhibición permanente en la atracción de Times Square. La "Reina de la Kumbia" fue catapultada a la adoración global en las décadas de 1980 y 1990, y es la única artista mujer en tener cinco álbumes en simultáneo en el Billboard 200. Selena sigue cosechando premios 22 años después, habiendo ganado el de Artista Femenina del Año en la edición de este año de los Premios a la Música Latina de Billboard.

Sabor Latino se inaugurará exclusivamente en Madame Tussauds New York el 20 de julio de 2017.

SOURCE Madame Tussauds New York

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Madame Tussauds New York Unveils Selena Quintanilla Figure with the Announcement of Latin Music Experience
(Versión en español a continuación)

June 24, 2017 -- Madame Tussauds New York today welcomed a new Selena Quintanilla Perez figure at the legendary Times Square attraction. Selenas sister, Suzette Quintanilla, was present to share her excitement and introduce the Queen of Tejano to some of Selenas most dedicated and adoring fans. Selenas spirit has never been more alive as today also marks the official CD and DVD release of The Last Concert.

Its an honor to represent the Quintanilla family today and to see my sisters figure met with such a warm and emotional reception, said Suzette Quintanilla. I want to thank Madame Tussauds amazingly talented craftsmen for creating such an incredible work of art.

As well as unveiling Selenas figure, Madame Tussauds New York announced the creation of the all-new Sabor Latino experience opening July 20. The attraction will transform its Music Zone to feature the most celebrated icons in Latin music history: Selena Quintanillas figure will be joined by those of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez and the first ever figure of King of Bachata, Romeo Santos, whose latest single Imitadora was released today and highly anticipated album Golden will follow on July 21.

Quintanillas figure will be on permanent display in the Times Square attraction. The Queen of Kumbia catapulted to global adoration in the 1980s and 90s and is the only Latin female artist to have five albums simultaneously on Billboard 200.  Selena continues to win awards 22 years later, winning Female Artist of The Year at this years Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Sabor Latino will open exclusively at Madame Tussauds New York on July 20, 2017.
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Madame Tussauds New York Presenta la Figura de Selena Quintanilla con el Anuncio de la Experiencia de Música Latina

Junio 24, 2017  -- Madame Tussauds New York le dio la bienvenida hoy a una nueva figura de Selena Quintanilla en la legendaria atracción de Times Square. La hermana de Selena, Suzette Quintanilla, estuvo presente para compartir su entusiasmo y presentar a la Reina de Tejano a algunos de los seguidores más fervientes y apasionados de Selena. El espíritu de Selena nunca ha estado más vivo que ahora, ya que hoy se presenta oficialmente el CD y DVD oficial The Last Concert.

Es un honor representar a la familia Quintanilla hoy y ver la recepción de la figura de mi hermana con tanto cariño y emoción, declaró Suzette Quintanilla. Quiero agradecer a los talentosísimos artesanos de Madame Tussauds por haber creado una obra de arte tan impresionante.

Además de descubrir la figura de Selena, Madame Tussauds New York anunció la creación de la innovadora experiencia Sabor Latino que se inaugurará el 20 de julio. La atracción transformará su Zona Musical para incluir a las figuras más icónicas de la historia de la música latina: la figura de Selena Quintanilla se unirá a las de Jennifer López, Ricky Martin, Selena Gómez y la primera figura del Rey de la Bachata, Romeo Santos, cuyo último sencillo Imitadora se presentó hoy, a lo que seguirá el esperado álbum Golden que se dará a conocer el 21 de julio.

Sabor Latino es una celebración de la música latina y aquellos que hayan alcanzado un estatus icónico por sus logros en esta categoría, desde Selena hasta los artistas de hoy, explicó Anna Domingo, gerenta general de Madame Tussauds New York. Será la primera experiencia de tema latino en la historia de Madame Tussauds y no podemos esperar a encender el calor y compartirlo con los amantes de la música este verano.

A partir de hoy, la figura de Quintanilla estará en exhibición permanente en la atracción de Times Square. La Reina de la Kumbia fue catapultada a la adoración global en las décadas de 1980 y 1990, y es la única artista mujer en tener cinco álbumes en simultáneo en el Billboard 200. Selena sigue cosechando premios 22 años después, habiendo ganado el de Artista Femenina del Año en la edición de este año de los Premios a la Música Latina de Billboard.

Sabor Latino se inaugurará exclusivamente en Madame Tussauds New York el 20 de julio de 2017.

SOURCE Madame Tussauds New York 

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50th Anniversary Rerelease from The Velvet Underground Coming Next Week

June 23, 2017 -- Half a century after the 1967 release of their landmark debut album ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico,’ the Velvet Underground's intrepid musical vision and audacious lyrical approach have yet to be equaled. Although they met with little commercial acceptance during their existence, the seminal New York foursome of Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker has since attained legendary status, and the band's body of work stands as a monument to rock 'n' roll's capacity for sonic experimentation and artistic fearlessness.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's game-changing debut LP ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico,’ on June 30, 2017, UME is releasing a special vinyl edition of the album that preserves its iconic original Andy Warhol-designed cover art. The anniversary edition will be available as standard black-vinyl and available at retail and online outlets. A limited edition pink-vinyl version with a pressing of only 1000 copies will be available exclusively through uDiscover.

In addition to reproducing Warhol's beloved original "banana cover" design, complete with peelable banana sticker, the 50th-anniversary vinyl edition also reproduces the album's original gatefold cover as well as its rare original back-cover "torso" photo, with Lou Reed's face superimposed over the torso of Warhol associate Eric Emerson. The photo appeared in this form on ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’'s initial pressing, but was quickly altered for later editions when Emerson threatened legal action.

The shot is restored to its original glory on the 50th anniversary edition, along with a replica of the black sticker that was once used to obscure the disputed image. The sticker will be attached to the shrink wrap of the anniversary LP, allowing listeners to experience the album's full original package. An additional insert has been added for this edition, with vintage images plus new liner notes by Velvets co-founder John Cale and Richie Unterberger, author of the book White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day.

On November 16-18, John Cale will celebrate the Velvets' 50th anniversary by curating three nights of special performances as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival at New York's BAM. For the first two nights, Cale will be accompanied by an orchestra and special guests to perform ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ in its entirety. On the third evening, Cale, backed by an orchestra ensemble and choir, will perform selections spanning his long, wide-ranging career, including his work with the Velvet Underground.

Today, the Velvet Underground's immense influence is universally acknowledged. But for most of the band's actual existence, they barely registered on mainstream radar. The Velvets' raw, uncompromising musical vision was reflected in the visionary interplay between Reed and Morrison's wrenching yet nuanced guitar work, Cale's squalling viola runs and drummer Tucker's driving, primal beats. Main songwriter Reed's transgressive portrayals of drugs, sex and violence had no precedent in popular music, balancing unflinching grit with unmistakable compassion and empathy.

Early in their career, the Velvet Underground gained a well-connected patron in pop-art icon Andy Warhol, who used his influence to help the band win a recording deal with MGM's Verve imprint. It was Warhol who suggested that the musicians add icily glamorous German chanteuse Nico (nee Christa Päffgen) to their lineup.

With Warhol credited as producer, ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ is one of the most auspicious debut albums in rock history. With such essential numbers as "Heroin," "I'm Waiting for the Man," "Sunday Morning," "Venus in Furs," "The Black Angel's Death Song," "Femme Fatale," "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "I'll Be You Mirror" (the latter three featuring Nico's haunting lead vocals), the album chronicles a seamy urban milieu that had never before been documented in popular music, while also exploring a gentler baroque pop sensibility that provides a complementary contrast to the album's harsher insights.

As Cale writes in his liner notes "We focused on trying to inject psychological techniques of hypnosis, drone and repetition into music about topics that we thought were incendiary but within a literary tradition."

In its original release, ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ rose no further than No. 171 on Billboard's album chart. Yet the album has emerged as a one-of-a-kind classic, occupying the No. 13 spot on Rolling Stone's list of the top 500 albums of all time, and is included the Library of Congress' prestigious Recording Registry, established "to maintain and preserve sound recordings and collections of sound recordings that are culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

Although they had once been regarded as near-pariahs, the Velvet Underground's stature has grown immensely in the four decades since ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ was first unleashed upon an uncomprehending world. Today, the Velvets' influence looms larger than ever, and the 50th anniversary edition of ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ demonstrates that this incomparable album retains every bit of its original power and beauty.

Watch the "Sunday Morning" animated video of the 50th anniversary of the album here: smarturl.it/TVUSMvideo

SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises via PRNewswire

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50th Anniversary Rerelease from The Velvet Underground Coming Next Week

June 23, 2017 --  Half a century after the 1967 release of their landmark debut album ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico,’ the Velvet Undergrounds intrepid musical vision and audacious lyrical approach have yet to be equaled.  Although they met with little commercial acceptance during their existence, the seminal New York foursome of Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker has since attained legendary status, and the bands body of work stands as a monument to rock n rolls capacity for sonic experimentation and artistic fearlessness. 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the bands game-changing debut LP ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico,’ on June 30, 2017, UME is releasing a special vinyl edition of the album that preserves its iconic original Andy Warhol-designed cover art.  The anniversary edition will be available as standard black-vinyl and available at retail and online outlets.  A limited edition pink-vinyl version with a pressing of only 1000 copies will be available exclusively through uDiscover.

In addition to reproducing Warhols beloved original banana cover design, complete with peelable banana sticker, the 50th-anniversary vinyl edition also reproduces the albums original gatefold cover as well as its rare original back-cover torso photo, with Lou Reeds face superimposed over the torso of Warhol associate Eric Emerson.  The photo appeared in this form on ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’s initial pressing, but was quickly altered for later editions when Emerson threatened legal action.

The shot is restored to its original glory on the 50th anniversary edition, along with a replica of the black sticker that was once used to obscure the disputed image.  The sticker will be attached to the shrink wrap of the anniversary LP, allowing listeners to experience the albums full original package.  An additional insert has been added for this edition, with vintage images plus new liner notes by Velvets co-founder John Cale and Richie Unterberger, author of the book White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day.

On November 16-18, John Cale will celebrate the Velvets 50th anniversary by curating three nights of special performances as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival at New Yorks BAM.  For the first two nights, Cale will be accompanied by an orchestra and special guests to perform ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ in its entirety.  On the third evening, Cale, backed by an orchestra ensemble and choir, will perform selections spanning his long, wide-ranging career, including his work with the Velvet Underground.

Today, the Velvet Undergrounds immense influence is universally acknowledged.  But for most of the bands actual existence, they barely registered on mainstream radar.  The Velvets raw, uncompromising musical vision was reflected in the visionary interplay between Reed and Morrisons wrenching yet nuanced guitar work, Cales squalling viola runs and drummer Tuckers driving, primal beats.  Main songwriter Reeds transgressive portrayals of drugs, sex and violence had no precedent in popular music, balancing unflinching grit with unmistakable compassion and empathy.

Early in their career, the Velvet Underground gained a well-connected patron in pop-art icon Andy Warhol, who used his influence to help the band win a recording deal with MGMs Verve imprint.  It was Warhol who suggested that the musicians add icily glamorous German chanteuse Nico (nee Christa Päffgen) to their lineup.

With Warhol credited as producer, ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ is one of the most auspicious debut albums in rock history.  With such essential numbers as Heroin, Im Waiting for the Man, Sunday Morning, Venus in Furs, The Black Angels Death Song, Femme Fatale, All Tomorrows Parties and Ill Be You Mirror (the latter three featuring Nicos haunting lead vocals), the album chronicles a seamy urban milieu that had never before been documented in popular music, while also exploring a gentler baroque pop sensibility that provides a complementary contrast to the albums harsher insights. 

As Cale writes in his liner notes We focused on trying to inject psychological techniques of hypnosis, drone and repetition into music about topics that we thought were incendiary but within a literary tradition.

In its original release, ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ rose no further than  No. 171 on Billboards album chart.  Yet the album has emerged as a one-of-a-kind classic, occupying the No. 13 spot on Rolling Stones list of the top 500 albums of all time, and is included the Library of Congress prestigious Recording Registry, established to maintain and preserve sound recordings and collections of sound recordings that are culturally, historically or aesthetically significant. 

Although they had once been regarded as near-pariahs, the Velvet Undergrounds stature has grown immensely in the four decades since ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ was first unleashed upon an uncomprehending world.  Today, the Velvets influence looms larger than ever, and the 50th anniversary edition of ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ demonstrates that this incomparable album retains every bit of its original power and beauty. 

Watch the Sunday Morning animated video of the 50th anniversary of the album here: http://smarturl.it/TVUSMvideo

SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises via PRNewswire

#velvetunderground #loureed #rockandroll #vinyl #AndyWarhol

Tickets for Farm Aid's Music and Food Festival on Sale This Friday

June 21 2017 -- Farm Aid’s annual food and music festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday, June 23.

"Family farm agriculture is the heart of Pennsylvania," Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson said. "What's happening in western Pennsylvania and the region shows us that we can count on family farmers to strengthen our communities and connect people. Whether we live in rural or urban places, food — and music — brings us all together."

Farm Aid 2017 will mark the third time the festival has taken place in Pennsylvania, with shows in Burgettstown in 2002 and Hershey in 2012.

Farm Aid 2017, an all-day music and food festival, will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs Robots. Additional artists will be announced later this summer.

Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $199.50 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster locations and by phone at 800-745-3000. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be sold beginning at 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 14, at farmaid.org/concert.

Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $50 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Farm Aid

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Tickets for Farm Aids Music and Food Festival on Sale This Friday

June 21 2017 -- Farm Aid’s annual food and music festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday, June 23.

Family farm agriculture is the heart of Pennsylvania, Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson said. Whats happening in western Pennsylvania and the region shows us that we can count on family farmers to strengthen our communities and connect people. Whether we live in rural or urban places, food — and music — brings us all together.

Farm Aid 2017 will mark the third time the festival has taken place in Pennsylvania, with shows in Burgettstown in 2002 and Hershey in 2012.

Farm Aid 2017, an all-day music and food festival, will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs Robots. Additional artists will be announced later this summer.

Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $199.50 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster locations and by phone at 800-745-3000. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be sold beginning at 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 14, at farmaid.org/concert.

Farm Aids mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $50 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Farm Aid

#farmaid #WillieNelson #JohnMellencamp #NeilYoung #DaveMatthews #SherylCrow #countrymusic #concert #livemusic #2017concert #oandfstudios @oandfstudios

ASCAP to Honor Songwriting Duo Behind Hits from George Michael, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and More

June 19, 2017 -- ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will honor legendary songwriting and music production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with the illustrious ASCAP Voice of Music Award at its 30th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

This prestigious award comes on the heels of Jam and Lewis's induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15. The Grammy-winning duo and owners of Flyte Tyme Productions are responsible for an impressive body of work that includes chart-topping pop hits such as Janet Jackson's "When I Think Of You," and "Miss You Much;" Mariah Carey's "Thank God I Found You;" George Michael's "Monkey;" Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee;" and Mary J Blige's "No More Drama."

The ASCAP Voice of Music Award is presented to songwriters and artists whose music gives voice to the spirit of a generation. Previous recipients of the ASCAP Voice of Music Award include Mary J. Blige, Diane Warren, Trisha Yearwood, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Webb, George Strait and Garth Brooks.

"When they were in The Time and started working with Janet Jackson in the 1980s, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were the architects of the sound of an era," said ASCAP President Paul Williams. "Since then, they've left their fingerprints on hits in every decade on into the 21st century. We are elated to honor Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award."

As ASCAP songwriters and producers for 34 years, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have earned millions of sales on more than 100 albums that have exceeded gold, platinum, and multi-platinum status. They scored an incredible 16 #1 pop hits, more than any other songwriting and production team in pop history; and achieved the rare feat of writing and producing pop hits in three consecutive decades (1980s, 1990s and 2000s). They are also responsible for 26 songs that reached #1 on the R&B charts.

Jam and Lewis started out as part of Prince's band, The Time, in Minneapolis and aside from Prince, they are widely recognized with crafting the "Minneapolis sound." After parting ways with Prince, they established a recording studio and production company called Flyte Tyme. Their longtime collaboration with Janet Jackson spawned several #1 hits and solidified them as pop hitmakers. They have won five Grammys and received the most nominations for Producer of the Year, with 11 nominations, and won the award in 1987 at the 29th Grammy Awards, the very first year they were nominated. They have received eight ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards – six for Rhythm & Soul Music and two for Pop Music.

With a remarkable career that has spanned more than three decades, Jam and Lewis have worked with artists such as Herb Alpert, TLC, Sounds of Blackness, Yolanda Adams, Jordan Knight, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Johnny Gill, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Prince, Spice Girls, Vanessa Williams, George Michael, Melanie B, Rod Stewart, Kelly Price, Gwen Stefani, New Edition, Eric Benet, Pia Zadora, SOLO, and The Human League.

The ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards will also honor hip-hop legend, Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, with the esteemed ASCAP Founders Award upon the 20th anniversary of his death.

Awards will also be presented for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Gospel Song. The evening will feature performances by several award-winning songwriters/performers, and will be attended by some of the top names in the music and entertainment industry.

SOURCE ASCAP via PRNewswire

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ASCAP to Honor Songwriting Duo Behind Hits from George Michael, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and More

June 19, 2017 -- ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will honor legendary songwriting and music production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with the illustrious ASCAP Voice of Music Award at its 30th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

This prestigious award comes on the heels of Jam and Lewiss induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15. The Grammy-winning duo and owners of Flyte Tyme Productions are responsible for an impressive body of work that includes chart-topping pop hits such as Janet Jacksons When I Think Of You, and Miss You Much; Mariah Careys Thank God I Found You; George Michaels Monkey; Boyz II Mens On Bended Knee; and Mary J Bliges No More Drama.

The ASCAP Voice of Music Award is presented to songwriters and artists whose music gives voice to the spirit of a generation. Previous recipients of the ASCAP Voice of Music Award include Mary J. Blige, Diane Warren, Trisha Yearwood, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Webb, George Strait and Garth Brooks. 

When they were in The Time and started working with Janet Jackson in the 1980s, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were the architects of the sound of an era, said ASCAP President Paul Williams. Since then, theyve left their fingerprints on hits in every decade on into the 21st century.  We are elated to honor Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award. 

As ASCAP songwriters and producers for 34 years, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have earned millions of sales on more than 100 albums that have exceeded gold, platinum, and multi-platinum status. They scored an incredible 16 #1 pop hits, more than any other songwriting and production team in pop history; and achieved the rare feat of writing and producing pop hits in three consecutive decades (1980s, 1990s and 2000s). They are also responsible for 26 songs that reached #1 on the R&B charts.

Jam and Lewis started out as part of Princes band, The Time, in Minneapolis and aside from Prince, they are widely recognized with crafting the Minneapolis sound. After parting ways with Prince, they established a recording studio and production company called Flyte Tyme. Their longtime collaboration with Janet Jackson spawned several #1 hits and solidified them as pop hitmakers. They have won five Grammys and received the most nominations for Producer of the Year, with 11 nominations, and won the award in 1987 at the 29th Grammy Awards, the very first year they were nominated. They have received eight ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards – six for Rhythm & Soul Music and two for Pop Music. 

With a remarkable career that has spanned more than three decades, Jam and Lewis have worked with artists such as Herb Alpert, TLC, Sounds of Blackness, Yolanda Adams, Jordan Knight, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Johnny Gill, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Prince, Spice Girls, Vanessa Williams, George Michael, Melanie B, Rod Stewart, Kelly Price, Gwen Stefani, New Edition, Eric Benet, Pia Zadora, SOLO, and The Human League. 

The ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards will also honor hip-hop legend, Christopher Notorious B.I.G. Wallace, with the esteemed ASCAP Founders Award upon the 20th anniversary of his death.

Awards will also be presented for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Gospel Song. The evening will feature performances by several award-winning songwriters/performers, and will be attended by some of the top names in the music and entertainment industry.

SOURCE ASCAP via PRNewswire

#janetjackson #prince #georgemichael #mariahcarey #80smusic #soulmusic

Happy Birthday Paul McCartney.
Happy Birthday Robert Neil
お誕生日おめでとうございます ポール・マッカートニー
お誕生日おめでとうございます ロバート・ニール

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Happy Birthday Paul McCartney.
Happy Birthday Robert Neil
お誕生日おめでとうございます ポール・マッカートニー
お誕生日おめでとうございます ロバート・ニール

#お誕生日おめでとうございます #ポールマッカートニー #ロバートニール #happybirthday #paulMcCartney #robertneil

Bob Seger Catalog Now Streaming

June 16, 2017 -- Bob Seger's iconic catalog makes its streaming debut today. The debut includes twelve platinum/multi-platinum albums as well as Seger's debut album, ‘Ramblin' Gamblin' Man.’ Fans can stream their Seger favorites via the following services, here:

• Spotify
• Apple Music
• Amazon Music
• iHeart80sRadio
• Napster
• Slacker Radio

Today's debut offers one of the most sought-after catalogs for digital music distribution uniting Seger fans around the world. Ten of Seger's albums included in today's launch are now available via digital download for the first time.

The following Bob Seger albums are now available for streaming and digital download:

Beautiful Loser*
Night Moves*
Liver Bullet
Stranger In Town*
Nine Tonight
Against The Wind*
The Distance*
Greatest Hits*
Like A Rock*
Greatest Hits 2*
The Fire Inside*
Ultimate Hits
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man*

*Previously unavailable for digital download.

• Earlier this month, Seger announced he and his Silver Bullet Band will embark on a North American Runaway Train Tour starting in August. The tour was announced June 1st on the heels of his highly anticipated Pine Knob Music Theatre show in Detroit selling out in 9 minutes during the fan club pre-sale. Special guest, Nancy Wilson of Heart, will appear on select dates. Bob Seger fan club members have special access to purchase tickets three days prior to each on-sale. To become a Bullet Club member visit BobSeger.com. Tickets can be purchased at BobSeger.com and LiveNation.com.

• Last month, Seger's Greatest Hits received the RIAA's Diamond Award commemorating sales of 10 million units. In celebration of the achievement, Capitol Records released Bob Seger's 'Greatest Hits' as a 2LP, double album, in 150gram and 180gram black vinyl. For a limited time, a 150gram purple vinyl version is available exclusively on BobSeger.com. Seger's first album on Capitol Records, R'amblin' Gamblin' Man,' was also re-released in 150gram black and for the first time in 150gram blue vinyl.

• Seger is an inductee of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The 2015 Billboard Legend of Live honoree's extraordinary catalog has sold over 53 million albums and has earned 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards.

SOURCE UMe

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Bob Seger Catalog Now Streaming

June 16, 2017 -- Bob Segers iconic catalog makes its streaming debut today. The debut includes twelve platinum/multi-platinum albums as well as Segers debut album, ‘Ramblin Gamblin Man.’ Fans can stream their Seger favorites via the following services, here:

• Spotify 
• Apple Music 
• Amazon Music 
• iHeart80sRadio 
• Napster 
• Slacker Radio

Todays debut offers one of the most sought-after catalogs for digital music distribution uniting Seger fans around the world. Ten of Segers albums included in todays launch are now available via digital download for the first time.
   
The following Bob Seger albums are now available for streaming and digital download:

 Beautiful Loser* 
 Night Moves*
 Liver Bullet
 Stranger In Town*
 Nine Tonight
 Against The Wind*
 The Distance*
 Greatest Hits*
 Like A Rock*
 Greatest Hits 2*
 The Fire Inside*
 Ultimate Hits
 Ramblin Gamblin Man*

*Previously unavailable for digital download.

• Earlier this month, Seger announced he and his Silver Bullet Band will embark on a North American Runaway Train Tour starting in August. The tour was announced June 1st on the heels of his highly anticipated Pine Knob Music Theatre show in Detroit selling out in 9 minutes during the fan club pre-sale.  Special guest, Nancy Wilson of Heart, will appear on select dates.  Bob Seger fan club members have special access to purchase tickets three days prior to each on-sale. To become a Bullet Club member visit BobSeger.com. Tickets can be purchased at BobSeger.com and LiveNation.com.
 
• Last month, Segers Greatest Hits received the RIAAs Diamond Award commemorating sales of 10 million units.   In celebration of the achievement, Capitol Records released Bob Segers Greatest Hits as a 2LP, double album, in 150gram and 180gram black vinyl. For a limited time, a 150gram purple vinyl version is available exclusively on BobSeger.com. Segers first album on Capitol Records, Ramblin Gamblin Man, was also re-released in 150gram black and for the first time in 150gram blue vinyl.

• Seger is an inductee of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The 2015 Billboard Legend of Live honorees extraordinary catalog has sold over 53 million albums and has earned 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards.
 
SOURCE UMe

#bobseger #rockandroll

Styx’s First Studio Album in 14 Years Out Today

June 16, 2017 -- Welcome one and all to ‘The Mission,’ Styx's sonically sweet 16th studio album and its most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding release to date. Please take note of the official stardate, as ‘The Mission’ has duly been set for liftoff June 16 on the band's label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe.

"The planets truly aligned for ‘The Mission,’ and I couldn't be prouder," says vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw, who co-wrote the album's storyline with longtime collaborator Will Evankovich (Shaw/Blades, The Guess Who). "It's our boldest, most emblematic album since ‘Pieces Of Eight.’"

As founding guitarist James "JY" Young continues, "In the 40th anniversary year of our release of our biggest selling album of all time, ‘Grand Illusion,’ it just seemed truly appropriate to save our new studio album until this year. Needless to say, I'm very excited."

The new album is an aurally adventurous 43-minute thrill ride that chronicles the trials, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs of the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. From the hopeful drive of the first single, "Gone Gone Gone," to the stargazing machinations of "Locomotive" to the rough-riding blaze of glory that permeates the hard-charging "Red Storm" to the elegiac optimism of the closing track "Mission to Mars," the album succeeds in delivering the greater good from a band that continues to fire on all cylinders, 45 years after signing its first recording contract.

In fact, THE MISSION--which was recorded over a two-year period at Blackbird Studios, The Shop, and 6 Studio Amontillado in Nashville--displays the best aspects of the ongoing in-harmony musical intersection of the six-man STYX team: the aforementioned guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James "JY" Young, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, original bassist Chuck Panozzo, drummer/percussionist Todd Sucherman, and bassist Ricky Phillips.

The new music was created to reflect the viewpoint of the six-person crew enlisted for the maiden voyage of Khedive, the first entry in a new fleet of nuclear-powered interplanetary spacecraft underwritten by the Global Space Exploration Program (or GSEP, for short). The Khedive team consists of The Pilot, a fully hands-on, seat-of-the-pants born leader; a First Officer who serves as the team's big-brother figure; an Engineer who is skeptical of every phase of the mission but remains confident in his own abilities to make the best of any technical situation; and a Top-Shelf Trio of science, astrophysics, and survivalist experts.

"The album feels simultaneously comfortable and new," observes Gowan. "It's both entertaining and charming, and a natural progression of our sound."

Concludes Panozzo, "THE MISSION is a sincere and honest representation of how STYX built upon where we were in the 20th century in order to go somewhere new in the 21st century."

And that's the gist of THE MISSION, STYX's bold sonic voyage into an exciting new frontier with the goal of discovering how the universe's mysteries unfold—and then creating the perfect soundtrack to accompany it.

Light it up, let's get this show on the road!

Here's the track listing for THE MISSION:

CD/Digital:
1. Overture
2. Gone Gone Gone
3. Hundred Million Miles from Home
4. Trouble at the Big Show
5. Locomotive
6. Radio Silence
7. The Greater Good
8. Time May Bend
9. Ten Thousand Ways to Be Wrong
10. Red Storm
11. All Systems Stable
12. Khedive
13. The Outpost
14. Mission to Mars

Vinyl:
1. Overture (Side A)
2. Gone Gone Gone (Side A)
3. Hundred Million Miles from Home (Side A)
4. Trouble at the Big Show (Side A)
5. Locomotive (Side A)
6. Radio Silence (Side A)
7. The Greater Good (Side B)
8. Time May Bend (Side B)
9. Ten Thousand Ways to Be Wrong (Side B)
10. Red Storm (Side B)
11. All Systems Stable (Side B)
12. Khedive (Side B)
13. The Outpost (Side B)
14. Mission to Mars (Side B)

SOURCE UMe

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Styx’s First Studio Album in 14 Years Out Today

June 16, 2017 -- Welcome one and all to ‘The Mission,’ Styxs sonically sweet 16th studio album and its most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding release to date. Please take note of the official stardate, as ‘The Mission’ has duly been set for liftoff June 16 on the bands label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe.

The planets truly aligned for ‘The Mission,’ and I couldnt be prouder, says vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw, who co-wrote the albums storyline with longtime collaborator Will Evankovich (Shaw/Blades, The Guess Who). Its our boldest, most emblematic album since ‘Pieces Of Eight.’ 

As founding guitarist James JY Young continues, In the 40th anniversary year of our release of our biggest selling album of all time, ‘Grand Illusion,’ it just seemed truly appropriate to save our new studio album until this year. Needless to say, Im very excited. 

The new album is an aurally adventurous 43-minute thrill ride that chronicles the trials, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs of the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. From the hopeful drive of the first single, Gone Gone Gone, to the stargazing machinations of Locomotive to the rough-riding blaze of glory that permeates the hard-charging Red Storm to the elegiac optimism of the closing track Mission to Mars, the album succeeds in delivering the greater good from a band that continues to fire on all cylinders, 45 years after signing its first recording contract.

In fact, THE MISSION--which was recorded over a two-year period at Blackbird Studios, The Shop, and 6 Studio Amontillado in Nashville--displays the best aspects of the ongoing in-harmony musical intersection of the six-man STYX team: the aforementioned guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James JY Young, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, original bassist Chuck Panozzo, drummer/percussionist Todd Sucherman, and bassist Ricky Phillips.

The new music was created to reflect the viewpoint of the six-person crew enlisted for the maiden voyage of Khedive, the first entry in a new fleet of nuclear-powered interplanetary spacecraft underwritten by the Global Space Exploration Program (or GSEP, for short). The Khedive team consists of The Pilot, a fully hands-on, seat-of-the-pants born leader; a First Officer who serves as the teams big-brother figure; an Engineer who is skeptical of every phase of the mission but remains confident in his own abilities to make the best of any technical situation; and a Top-Shelf Trio of science, astrophysics, and survivalist experts.

The album feels simultaneously comfortable and new, observes Gowan. Its both entertaining and charming, and a natural progression of our sound.

Concludes Panozzo, THE MISSION is a sincere and honest representation of how STYX built upon where we were in the 20th century in order to go somewhere new in the 21st century. 

And thats the gist of THE MISSION, STYXs bold sonic voyage into an exciting new frontier with the goal of discovering how the universes mysteries unfold—and then creating the perfect soundtrack to accompany it. 

Light it up, lets get this show on the road!

Heres the track listing for THE MISSION:

CD/Digital:
1. Overture
2.  Gone Gone Gone
3.  Hundred Million Miles from Home
4.  Trouble at the Big Show
5.  Locomotive
6.  Radio Silence
7.  The Greater Good
8.  Time May Bend
9.  Ten Thousand Ways to Be Wrong
10.  Red Storm
11.  All Systems Stable
12.  Khedive
13.  The Outpost
14. Mission to Mars 

Vinyl:
1. Overture (Side A)
2. Gone Gone Gone (Side A)
3. Hundred Million Miles from Home (Side A)
4. Trouble at the Big Show (Side A)
5. Locomotive (Side A)
6. Radio Silence (Side A)
7. The Greater Good (Side B)
8. Time May Bend (Side B)
9. Ten Thousand Ways to Be Wrong (Side B)
10. Red Storm (Side B)
11. All Systems Stable (Side B)
12. Khedive (Side B)
13. The Outpost (Side B)
14. Mission to Mars (Side B)

SOURCE UMe

#styx #70smusic #80smusic #vinyl #newmusic

Guitar Made From Whiskey Barrels and Ancient Bog Oak Launched by Two Iconic Irish Companies

June 13, 2017 -- Iconic brands Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Lowden Guitars have created a new limited edition guitar made from Bushmills Irish whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak.

The two Northern Irish icons known for their unwavering character and quality craftsmanship have collaborated on the 'Bushmills x Lowden' guitar to celebrate those who pass their craft and legacy to the next generation.

At the Old Bushmills Distillery, the Kane family has been coopering barrels for four generations passing their specialist skills down through the years to ensure Bushmills delivers the same premium quality whiskey it began making 400 years ago. Similarly, George Lowden, the founder of Lowden Guitars, has pioneered acoustic guitar building techniques since 1974 selecting only the very best quality woods to make his famous guitars and is passing his guitar making skills onto his sons, to ensure the Lowden legacy will live on for generations to come.

The limited edition 'Bushmills x Lowden' F-50 guitar, of which only eight are available to buy, combines hundreds of years of cooper and luthier craftsmanship with three types of wood that are steeped in heritage and character. George Lowden personally selected Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel wood for the 12th fret and back inlays, the bindings, rosette and head facings; ancient bog oak for the back and sides of the guitar; and sinker redwood for the soundboard.

It took George and his sons more than 40 hours to design and build the first guitar in this limited range. Other features of this unique guitar include a cross symbol formed of a cooper's hammer and luthier's chisel, representing the coming together of these two crafts. On the back, two lines echo the staves found in a Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel and represent the passing of skills from one generation to the next.

George Lowden, whose acoustic guitars have been used by some of the world's most famous artists, including Gary Lightbody, Ed Sheeran and Eric Clapton, said: "We scour the world for the best tonewoods which are the real 'stars' of our guitars, determining how they sound, feel, and play, so my sons and I relished the opportunity to work with the Coopers to select the best Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel wood for the guitar. It was a great opportunity to see up close how the barrels are formed and how they give the whiskey its color and flavor.

"The three woods used to create the guitar play an integral part in making the Bushmills x Lowden so unique. Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel wood is steeped in over 400 years of whiskey making heritage and used throughout to perfectly compliment the other tone woods. The back and sides are made up of Ancient Bog Oak to offer a mellow, warm sound and when paired with Sinker Redwood on the soundboard, it helps extract a clarity and sparkle from each and every note the guitar produces."

Colum Egan, Master Distiller at Bushmills Irish Whiskey, adds: "Lowden Guitars are famous for their workmanship and quality, and we are proud to join forces with George and his sons on this exciting collaboration which celebrates how specialist hand-crafted skills are not bought, but perfected over time and passed from generation to generation.

"At Bushmills, our coopers' craft and skill are as fundamental to Irish whiskey making as the oak barrels they work with, ensuring we produce the same premium quality whiskey we began making over 400 years ago. It has been an honor to work with Lowden Guitars, who like us understand the important role wood has to play in making their guitars so unique."

To watch how Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Lowden Guitars worked together to make the guitars, visit bit.ly/2r8JsY6.

Eight 'Bushmills x Lowden' guitars are available to buy each retailing at £8,500. To register your interest or to find out more visit www.lowdenguitars.com/bushmillsxlowden

SOURCE Bushmills via PRNewswire

#guitar #whisky
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Guitar Made From Whiskey Barrels and Ancient Bog Oak Launched by Two Iconic Irish Companies

June 13, 2017 -- Iconic brands Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Lowden Guitars have created a new limited edition guitar made from Bushmills Irish whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak.

The two Northern Irish icons known for their unwavering character and quality craftsmanship have collaborated on the Bushmills x Lowden guitar to celebrate those who pass their craft and legacy to the next generation.

At the Old Bushmills Distillery, the Kane family has been coopering barrels for four generations passing their specialist skills down through the years to ensure Bushmills delivers the same premium quality whiskey it began making 400 years ago. Similarly, George Lowden, the founder of Lowden Guitars, has pioneered acoustic guitar building techniques since 1974 selecting only the very best quality woods to make his famous guitars and is passing his guitar making skills onto his sons, to ensure the Lowden legacy will live on for generations to come.

The limited edition Bushmills x Lowden F-50 guitar, of which only eight are available to buy, combines hundreds of years of cooper and luthier craftsmanship with three types of wood that are steeped in heritage and character. George Lowden personally selected Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel wood for the 12th fret and back inlays, the bindings, rosette and head facings; ancient bog oak for the back and sides of the guitar; and sinker redwood for the soundboard.

It took George and his sons more than 40 hours to design and build the first guitar in this limited range. Other features of this unique guitar include a cross symbol formed of a coopers hammer and luthiers chisel, representing the coming together of these two crafts. On the back, two lines echo the staves found in a Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel and represent the passing of skills from one generation to the next.

George Lowden, whose acoustic guitars have been used by some of the worlds most famous artists, including Gary Lightbody, Ed Sheeran and Eric Clapton, said: We scour the world for the best tonewoods which are the real stars of our guitars, determining how they sound, feel, and play, so my sons and I relished the opportunity to work with the Coopers to select the best Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel wood for the guitar. It was a great opportunity to see up close how the barrels are formed and how they give the whiskey its color and flavor.

The three woods used to create the guitar play an integral part in making the Bushmills x Lowden so unique.  Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrel wood is steeped in over 400 years of whiskey making heritage and used throughout to perfectly compliment the other tone woods.  The back and sides are made up of Ancient Bog Oak to offer a mellow, warm sound and when paired with Sinker Redwood on the soundboard, it helps extract a clarity and sparkle from each and every note the guitar produces.

Colum Egan, Master Distiller at Bushmills Irish Whiskey, adds: Lowden Guitars are famous for their workmanship and quality, and we are proud to join forces with George and his sons on this exciting collaboration which celebrates how specialist hand-crafted skills are not bought, but perfected over time and passed from generation to generation.

At Bushmills, our coopers craft and skill are as fundamental to Irish whiskey making as the oak barrels they work with, ensuring we produce the same premium quality whiskey we began making over 400 years ago.  It has been an honor to work with Lowden Guitars, who like us understand the important role wood has to play in making their guitars so unique.

To watch how Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Lowden Guitars worked together to make the guitars, visit http://bit.ly/2r8JsY6.

Eight Bushmills x Lowden guitars are available to buy each retailing at £8,500. To register your interest or to find out more visit http://www.lowdenguitars.com/bushmillsxlowden

SOURCE Bushmills via PRNewswire 

#guitar #whisky

Jackson Browne Announces Chicago Benefit Concert to Support Veterans

June 13, 2017 -- Singer songwriter Jackson Browne announces a benefit concert on Sunday, August 13th at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL to support Veterans For Peace (VFP). Showtime is 7:30 PM.

The concert is scheduled for the final day of the Veterans For Peace 32nd Annual Convention. Accompanying Jackson Browne at the benefit concert is long time band mate and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz.

All net proceeds raised from the benefit concert will support Veterans For Peace.

Reserved seats ($52 / $77 / $102) go on sale Friday, June 16th at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased online through Ticketfly.com.

VFP is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using their experiences and lifting their voices. VFP informs the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars.

The VFP network is comprised of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars.
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"I want to add my voice to those of Veterans For Peace in calling for the dismantling our war for profit economy, and working to end all wars," says Jackson Browne. "I recommend reading their position statement in response to the Trump Military budget. We need to follow VFP's courageous and principled example in calling for an end to our country's insane and inhumane military expansion." For more information, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne

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Jackson Browne Announces Chicago Benefit Concert to Support Veterans

June 13, 2017 -- Singer songwriter Jackson Browne announces a benefit concert on Sunday, August 13th at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL to support Veterans For Peace (VFP). Showtime is 7:30 PM.

The concert is scheduled for the final day of the Veterans For Peace 32nd Annual Convention.  Accompanying Jackson Browne at the benefit concert is long time band mate and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz.

All net proceeds raised from the benefit concert will support Veterans For Peace.

Reserved seats ($52 / $77 / $102) go on sale Friday, June 16th at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased online through Ticketfly.com.

VFP is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using their experiences and lifting their voices. VFP informs the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars.

The VFP network is comprised of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars.
-
I want to add my voice to those of Veterans For Peace in calling for the dismantling our war for profit economy, and working to end all wars, says Jackson Browne. I recommend reading their position statement in response to the Trump Military budget. We need to follow VFPs courageous and principled example in calling for an end to our countrys insane and inhumane military expansion. For more information, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #livemusic #concerttour #concert #veteransforpeace #veterans #oandfstudios @oandfstudios

 

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