Re-Release of Pete Townshend’s 'Who Came First' Out Today

April 20, 2018 – ‘Who Came First’ is the debut solo record by Pete Townshend, first released in 1972.

The album collected together tracks from Pete's private pressings of his tributes to Meher Baba as well as demos from the unrealized concept album Lifehouse, part of which became The Who's classic ‘Who's Next’ album.

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary, the album is being released as a 2 CD expanded version, featuring eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances.

Also included in the eight panel digipak are new sleeve notes provided by Townshend himself, the original poster from the 1972 release and a 24-page booklet which contains rare images of Meher Baba and Townshend in his recording studio.

The album has been remastered by long-term Pete Townshend and The Who collaborator Jon Astley using the original master tapes. CD1 consists of a remastered version of the original album and CD2 includes unreleased tracks, alternative versions and live performances.

CD1

Pure and Easy
Evolution
Forever's No Time At All
Let's See Action
Time Is Passing
There's a Heartache Following Me
Sheraton Gibson
Content
Parvardigar

CD2

His Hands
The Seeker (2017 edit)
Day Of Silence
Sleeping Dog
Mary Jane (Stage A Version)
I Always Say (2017 Edit)
Begin The Beguine (2017 edit)
Baba O'Reilly (Instrumental)
The Love Man (Stage C)*
Content (Stage A)*
Day Of Silence (Alternate Version)*
Parvardigar (Alternate take)*
Nothing Is Everything*
There's A Fortune In Those Hills*
Meher Baba In Italy*
Drowned (live in India)*
Evolution (live at Ronnie Lane Memorial)
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* Previously Unreleased

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#thewho #petetownshend #70smusic #rockmusic #guitarist #guitar #musician #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #1960s #popularmusic #ピートタウンゼント #ザフー
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Re-Release of Pete Townshend’s Who Came First Out Today

April 20, 2018 – ‘Who Came First’ is the debut solo record by Pete Townshend, first released in 1972.

The album collected together tracks from Petes private pressings of his tributes to Meher Baba as well as demos from the unrealized concept album Lifehouse, part of which became The Whos classic ‘Whos Next’ album.

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary, the album is being released as a 2 CD expanded version, featuring eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances.

Also included in the eight panel digipak are new sleeve notes provided by Townshend himself, the original poster from the 1972 release and a 24-page booklet which contains rare images of Meher Baba and Townshend in his recording studio.

The album has been remastered by long-term Pete Townshend and The Who collaborator Jon Astley using the original master tapes. CD1 consists of a remastered version of the original album and CD2 includes unreleased tracks, alternative versions and live performances.

CD1

Pure and Easy
Evolution
Forevers No Time At All
Lets See Action
Time Is Passing
Theres a Heartache Following Me
Sheraton Gibson
Content
Parvardigar

CD2

His Hands
The Seeker (2017 edit)
Day Of Silence
Sleeping Dog
Mary Jane (Stage A Version)
I Always Say (2017 Edit)
Begin The Beguine (2017 edit)
Baba OReilly (Instrumental)
The Love Man (Stage C)*
Content (Stage A)*
Day Of Silence (Alternate Version)*
Parvardigar (Alternate take)*
Nothing Is Everything*
Theres A Fortune In Those Hills*
Meher Baba In Italy*
Drowned (live in India)*
Evolution (live at Ronnie Lane Memorial)
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* Previously Unreleased

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#thewho #petetownshend #70smusic #rockmusic #guitarist #guitar #musician #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #1960s #popularmusic  #ピートタウンゼント #ザフー
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

'West Side Story' Returning to the Big Screen in June; Tickets on Sale Today

April 20, 2018 -- One of the most beloved and captivating musicals in Hollywood history, "West Side Story" will return to movie theaters for two days only this June as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies expand the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, which brings legendary motion pictures back to cinemas across the country every month.

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 20 at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

From Fathom Events, TCM, Park Circus and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), "West Side Story" will be presented in more than 600 movie theaters on Sunday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
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Presented in its original widescreen aspect ratio, and complete with its original mid-film intermission, ‘West Side Story’ combines a majestic score by Leonard Bernstein with the lyrics of Stephen Sondheim.

The movie was largely shot in New York City – on what is now the Lincoln Center complex – by co-directors Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, both of whom received the Oscar as Best Director.

Visually inventive and emotionally resonant, "West Side Story" is the tale of two warring New York City gangs – the Jets and the Sharks – and the ill-fated love story that springs up in their midst. The film stars Natalie Wood as Maria, Richard Beymer as her boyfriend Tony, Rita Moreno as Maria's sister Anita, and George Chakiris as Bernardo. Both Moreno and Chakiris received Oscars for their indelible work in supporting roles.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Fathom Events

#ritamoreno #westsidestory #musical #LeonardBernstein #StephenSondheim #nataliewood #classicmovie #turnerclassics #soundtrack #dance Stephen Sondheim Society
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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West Side Story Returning to the Big Screen in June; Tickets on Sale Today

April 20, 2018 -- One of the most beloved and captivating musicals in Hollywood history, West Side Story will return to movie theaters for two days only this June as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies expand the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, which brings legendary motion pictures back to cinemas across the country every month.

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 20 at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

From Fathom Events, TCM, Park Circus and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), West Side Story will be presented in more than 600 movie theaters on Sunday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
-
Presented in its original widescreen aspect ratio, and complete with its original mid-film intermission, ‘West Side Story’ combines a majestic score by Leonard Bernstein with the lyrics of Stephen Sondheim.

The movie was largely shot in New York City – on what is now the Lincoln Center complex – by co-directors Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, both of whom received the Oscar as Best Director.

Visually inventive and emotionally resonant, West Side Story is the tale of two warring New York City gangs – the Jets and the Sharks – and the ill-fated love story that springs up in their midst. The film stars Natalie Wood as Maria, Richard Beymer as her boyfriend Tony, Rita Moreno as Marias sister Anita, and George Chakiris as Bernardo. Both Moreno and Chakiris received Oscars for their indelible work in supporting roles.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Fathom Events

#ritamoreno #westsidestory #musical #LeonardBernstein #StephenSondheim #nataliewood #classicmovie #turnerclassics #soundtrack #dance Stephen Sondheim Society
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

'Vinylthon 2018' Unites Over 90 College Radio Stations Tomorrow, Playing Records All Day

April 20, 2018 – More than 90 college stations across the US, and some stations internationally, will come together to celebrate the unique music format of vinyl for the third college radio Vinylthon on Saturday, April 21st (also the 11th annual Record Store Day).
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The Vinylthon is being organized by the College Radio Foundation and will see college radio stations broadcasting special programs entirely with music played from vinyl records. Eighteen stations have also pledged to broadcast a full 24 hours of nothing but vinyl music. By doing so, they will win the Golden Slipmat Award sponsored by Glowtronics, an actual golden slipmat!

Interviews and messages of support provided for the event include Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Dez Fafara (DevilDriver), Viniloversus (Latin Grammy award-winning band) and more artists. Authors David Sax (The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter) and Dave Lory (Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye) have also given exclusive interviews for this event.

The event is being organized by the College Radio Foundation, which also organizes the annual College Radio Day event (this year on October 5). CRD unites hundreds of college radio stations every year and has been supported by President Obama, Moby, Coldplay, Wilco, Andrew WK, Aviici, The Lumineers, and Wyclef Jean. TIME has called College Radio Day "a nationwide movement, illuminating the cultural significance of student-run radio."
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For more information please visit: www.collegeradio.org

SOURCE College Radio Foundation

#vinyl #vinylthon #collegeradio #wmsc #collegeradioday #radio #twistedsister #coldplay #JudasPriest #rockandroll #sevendust #popularmusic College Radio Day 90.3 FM WMSC
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com
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Vinylthon 2018 Unites Over 90 College Radio Stations Tomorrow, Playing Records All Day

April 20, 2018 – More than 90 college stations across the US, and some stations internationally, will come together to celebrate the unique music format of vinyl for the third college radio Vinylthon on Saturday, April 21st (also the 11th annual Record Store Day).
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The Vinylthon is being organized by the College Radio Foundation and will see college radio stations broadcasting special programs entirely with music played from vinyl records. Eighteen stations have also pledged to broadcast a full 24 hours of nothing but vinyl music. By doing so, they will win the Golden Slipmat Award sponsored by Glowtronics, an actual golden slipmat!

Interviews and messages of support provided for the event include Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Dez Fafara (DevilDriver), Viniloversus (Latin Grammy award-winning band) and more artists. Authors David Sax (The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter) and Dave Lory (Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye) have also given exclusive interviews for this event.

The event is being organized by the College Radio Foundation, which also organizes the annual College Radio Day event (this year on October 5). CRD unites hundreds of college radio stations every year and has been supported by President Obama, Moby, Coldplay, Wilco, Andrew WK, Aviici, The Lumineers, and Wyclef Jean. TIME has called College Radio Day a nationwide movement, illuminating the cultural significance of student-run radio.
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For more information please visit: www.collegeradio.org

SOURCE College Radio Foundation

#vinyl #vinylthon #collegeradio #wmsc #collegeradioday #radio #twistedsister #coldplay #JudasPriest #rockandroll #sevendust #popularmusic College Radio Day 90.3 FM WMSC
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Everyone Loves To Love Donna Summer

April 20, 2018 – Today, Island Def Jam/UMe is releasing ‘Summer: The Original Hits’ by Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco.

The collection of Summer's greatest hits is a companion to ‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,’ a new Broadway musical based on her rich and storied life. The show officially opens at the legendary Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City on April 23, 2018.

Even though Summer sadly passed away in 2012, her cultural impact and legacy carries ever onward, and she garnered a well-deserved posthumous induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Summer was also a featured artist on the 2017 album ‘A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg,’ where she covered “Nether Lands” using the piano track Fogelberg played for the original recording. The O&F Studios’ review of that album can be heard on the ‘Documenting Popular Music’ podcast. (directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/6050854)

The new greatest hits package features two rare remixes from Grammy-nominated remix producer Ralphi Rosario: "MacArthur Park (Rosabel's Radio Mix)," and "Hot Stuff," a new rework in collaboration with Erick Ibiza. Another rarity is Summer's German-language rendition of "White Boys" that she recorded while in the German cast of ‘Hair.’
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1. I Feel Love
2. Love To Love You Baby
3. I Remember Yesterday
4. On My Honor
5. White Boys – From "Haare (Hair)"
6. Faster And Faster To Nowhere
7. MacArthur Park
8. Heaven Knows – With Brooklyn Dreams
9. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) – Duet With Barbra Streisand
10. Pandora's Box
11. On The Radio
12. I Love You
13. Bad Girls
14. She Works Hard For The Money
15. Dim All The Lights
16. Unconditional Love
17. Hot Stuff
18. Last Dance
19. MacArthur Park (Rosabel's Radio Mix)**
20. Hot Stuff (Ralph Rosario & Erick Ibiza 2018 Rework)**
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** Exclusive bonus tracks to the Digital Deluxe Version

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Island Def Jam/UMe

#donnasummer #disco #soul #barbrastreisand #newmusic #70smusic #dancemusic #musiclegend #popularmusic #ドナサマー #ディスコ
Ralphi Rosario: The Official Fan Page
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Everyone Loves To Love Donna Summer

April 20, 2018 – Today, Island Def Jam/UMe is releasing ‘Summer:  The Original Hits’ by Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco.

The collection of Summers greatest hits is a companion to ‘Summer:  The Donna Summer Musical,’ a new Broadway musical based on her rich and storied life. The show officially opens at the legendary Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City on April 23, 2018.

Even though Summer sadly passed away in 2012, her cultural impact and legacy carries ever onward, and she garnered a well-deserved posthumous induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Summer was also a featured artist on the 2017 album ‘A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg,’ where she covered “Nether Lands” using the piano track Fogelberg played for the original recording. The O&F Studios’ review of that album can be heard on the ‘Documenting Popular Music’ podcast. (http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/6050854)

The new greatest hits package features two rare remixes from Grammy-nominated remix producer Ralphi Rosario: MacArthur Park (Rosabels Radio Mix), and Hot Stuff, a new rework in collaboration with Erick Ibiza. Another rarity is Summers German-language rendition of White Boys that she recorded while in the German cast of ‘Hair.’
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1.  I Feel Love
2.  Love To Love You Baby
3.  I Remember Yesterday
4.  On My Honor
5.  White Boys – From Haare (Hair)
6.  Faster And Faster To Nowhere
7.  MacArthur Park
8.  Heaven Knows – With Brooklyn Dreams
9.  No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) – Duet With Barbra Streisand
10.  Pandoras Box
11.  On The Radio
12.  I Love You
13.  Bad Girls
14.  She Works Hard For The Money
15.  Dim All The Lights
16.  Unconditional Love
17.  Hot Stuff
18.  Last Dance
19.  MacArthur Park (Rosabels Radio Mix)**
20.  Hot Stuff (Ralph Rosario & Erick Ibiza 2018 Rework)**
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** Exclusive bonus tracks to the Digital Deluxe Version

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Island Def Jam/UMe

#donnasummer #disco #soul #barbrastreisand #newmusic #70smusic #dancemusic #musiclegend #popularmusic #ドナサマー #ディスコ
Ralphi Rosario: The Official Fan Page
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio)◇

‘The Who Live At The Fillmore East 1968’ Released Today

April 20, 2018 -- The Who were in New York to conclude a gruelling tour on April 4th, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. America was already a country divided; Anti-Vietnam demonstrations, civil rights disturbances and militant student activism.

With this turmoil as a backdrop on April 5th & 6th, 1968, The Who performed two incendiary live sets at Bill Graham's legendary Fillmore East on the lower East Side of Manhattan.

The Who was the first British rock act to headline the Fillmore East and were booked to play four shows over the two nights. However, because of feared social unrest in the wake of Dr. King's assassination, it was decided to compact the shows into one per night.

The show is regarded by fans as something of the 'holy grail' of Who live shows equalling the legendary Live At Leeds album. The tapes have been meticulously remastered for optimum sound quality and will only serve to enhance The Who's reputation as the best live act of the time.

The 2CD 3LP sets include three Eddie Cochran numbers; "My Way," "Summertime Blues" and the never before released Who version of "C'mon Everybody."
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Also featured is a rare cover version of "Fortune Teller" written by Allen Toussaint, originally recorded by Benny Spellman but made famous by The Rolling Stones. These shows also showcased "Tattoo" and "Relax" from The Who Sell Out as well as stunning extended versions of "A Quick One" and "My Generation" which becomes a 30-minute jam with a the climax of guitar-smashing and drum demolishment!

The two-CD deluxe edition contains 6-panel digipak 12-page booklet including new liner notes and rare photos.

The vinyl edition contains three-LPs on heavyweight vinyl, gatefold sleeve, three printed inner bags & new liner notes and rare photos.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe
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#thewho #petetownshend #70smusic #rockmusic #guitarist #guitar #musician #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #1960s #popularmusic @thewho #ピートタウンゼント #ザフー
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇
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‘The Who Live At The Fillmore East 1968’ Released Today

April 20, 2018 -- The Who were in New York to conclude a gruelling tour on April 4th, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. America was already a country divided; Anti-Vietnam demonstrations, civil rights disturbances and militant student activism.

With this turmoil as a backdrop on April 5th & 6th, 1968, The Who performed two incendiary live sets at Bill Grahams legendary Fillmore East on the lower East Side of Manhattan.

The Who was the first British rock act to headline the Fillmore East and were booked to play four shows over the two nights. However, because of feared social unrest in the wake of Dr. Kings assassination, it was decided to compact the shows into one per night.

The show is regarded by fans as something of the holy grail of Who live shows equalling the legendary Live At Leeds album. The tapes have been meticulously remastered for optimum sound quality and will only serve to enhance The Whos reputation as the best live act of the time.

The 2CD 3LP sets include three Eddie Cochran numbers; My Way, Summertime Blues and the never before released Who version of Cmon Everybody.
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Also featured is a rare cover version of Fortune Teller written by Allen Toussaint, originally recorded by Benny Spellman but made famous by The Rolling Stones. These shows also showcased Tattoo and Relax from The Who Sell Out as well as stunning extended versions of A Quick One and My Generation which becomes a 30-minute jam with a the climax of guitar-smashing and drum demolishment!

The two-CD deluxe edition contains 6-panel digipak 12-page booklet including new liner notes and rare photos.

The vinyl edition contains three-LPs on heavyweight vinyl, gatefold sleeve, three printed inner bags & new liner notes and rare photos.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe
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#thewho #petetownshend #70smusic #rockmusic #guitarist #guitar #musician #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #1960s #popularmusic @thewho #ピートタウンゼント #ザフー
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

Bluegrass Museum Renamed Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

April 20, 2018 -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum is now the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

Executive Director Chris Joslin stated, "We have been the home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame since day one, so it's time our name reflects that. Much like the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we are the worldwide destination for our genre, bluegrass music."
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Joslin added, "It's more than a name change. This new branding sets the stage for the October grand opening of our new facility."
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With investment from the City of Owensboro, Daviess County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and many corporations and individuals, the new $15.3M Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum will open the weekend of October 18-20, 2018 with live music, special guests, exhibit openings, and a celebration of the legends of bluegrass music.

SOURCE Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

#bluegrass #countrymusic #bluegrasshalloffame #musician #Kentucky #music #americanroots International Bluegrass Music Association

◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
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Bluegrass Museum Renamed Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

April 20, 2018 -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum is now the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

Executive Director Chris Joslin stated, We have been the home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame since day one, so its time our name reflects that. Much like the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we are the worldwide destination for our genre, bluegrass music.
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Joslin added, Its more than a name change. This new branding sets the stage for the October grand opening of our new facility.
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With investment from the City of Owensboro, Daviess County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and many corporations and individuals, the new $15.3M Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum will open the weekend of October 18-20, 2018 with live music, special guests, exhibit openings, and a celebration of the legends of bluegrass music.

SOURCE Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

#bluegrass #countrymusic #bluegrasshalloffame  #musician #Kentucky #music #americanroots International Bluegrass Music Association 

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

New Album of Johnny Cash’s Unknown Poems and Writings Out Today

April 6, 2018 -- Legacy Recordings is releasing ‘Johnny Cash: Forever Words’ --a collaborative album consisting of songs created from Johnny Cash's unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters set to music by an astounding array of contemporary artists--on Friday, April 6.

The album is available on CD, 2LP Vinyl and Digital formats starting on April 6. A video trailer for the album is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQoaQP8l-k4.

When Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash passed, they left behind what John Carter Cash, their son and Johnny Cash: Forever Words co-producer, describes as a "monstrous amassment" of things, including a treasure trove of undiscovered material that includes Johnny Cash's handwritten letters, poems and documents, penned across the entirety of his life.

Over the past two years, album producers John Carter Cash and Steve Berkowitz invited a stellar cast of musicians to create new music to accompany these newly discovered Cash writings.

Recorded primarily at The Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, 'Johnny Cash: Forever Words' is also the musical companion to the best-selling "Forever Words: The Unknown Poems," a volume of Cash's unpublished writing edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and curated by John Carter Cash and Steve Berkowitz.

Many of the songs on the album were directly inspired by material in the book while others are drawn from different sources of Cash's unpublished writings. The tone of the album is established with the opening track "Forever/I Still Miss Someone" featuring Kris Kristofferson reciting the last poem Cash ever wrote alongside guitar accompaniment from Willie Nelson, both lifelong friends of Johnny.

Continuing the close-to-home theme, the music then transitions to the deeply personal "To June This Morning," a letter Johnny wrote to his wife, June, now interpreted by real-life couple Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves.

Twenty-one years after Johnny Cash recorded his cover of Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage" for his Grammy Award winning album, Unchained, Chris Cornell continues this special relationship with "You Never Knew My Mind," setting some of Cash's own poignant and introspective words to original music on one of Cornell's last solo recordings.

The album also showcases Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash's eldest daughter, who interpreted her father's "The Walking Wounded," marking just the second time that she has collaborated on a record with her half-brother John Carter Cash.
John Carter Cash also collaborated here with his half-sister Carlene, his mother June's first daughter, on "June's Sundown." Carlene Carter was just twelve years old when her mother June Carter married Johnny Cash, but bonded immediately with her stepfather who she referred to as "Big John."

The Grammy Award winning bluegrass super-group Alison Krauss & Union Station made a rare recording together on "The Captain's Daughter," the group's first new studio recording in six years.

"Determining the artist for each song was truly a matter of the heart," said John Carter Cash. "I picked the artists who are most connected with my father, who had a personal story that was connected with Dad. It became an exciting endeavor to go through these works, to put them together and present them to different people who could finish them in a way that I believed that Dad would have wanted."

When making the Johnny Cash: Forever Words album, producers John Carter Cash and Steve Berkowitz tapped into a spirit of musical collaboration between the musicians and the words of Johnny Cash. The goal of Johnny Cash: Forever Words was not to create a "lost" Johnny Cash album, but rather for musicians to connect with these poems and allow them to flourish in a new musical world.

Johnny Cash: Forever Words

1. Forever/I Still Miss Someone - Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson
2. To June This Morning - Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves
3. Gold All Over the Ground - Brad Paisley
4. You Never Knew My Mind - Chris Cornell
5. The Captain's Daughter - Alison Krauss and Union Station
6. Jellico Coal Man - T. Bone Burnett
7. The Walking Wounded - Rosanne Cash
8. Them Double Blues - John Mellencamp
9. Body on Body - Jewel
10. I'll Still Love You - Elvis Costello
11. June's Sundown - Carlene Carter
12. He Bore It All - Daily and Vincent
13. Chinky Pin Hill - I'm With Her
14. Goin', Goin', Gone - Robert Glasper featuring Ro James, and Anu Sun
15. What Would I Dreamer Do? - The Jayhawks
16. Spirit Rider – Jamey Johnson

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

#johnnycash #vinyl

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The Mac is Back

April 5, 2018 (O&F) – Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit “Dreams” is back on the charts. The song, which originally hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart in 1977, is seeing resurgence thanks to a new YouTube posting that features the song synced to a dance routine from a performance group at the Alcorn State University.

The Golden Girls, from the Mississippi university, had initially been filmed dancing to the school’s marching band. A YouTube user substituted the Mac’s song, and the video soon became an internet sensation. The song is now in the Top 15 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.

“Dream” written by Stevie Nicks to then boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham, is the only Fleetwood Mac single to reach #1.

#fleetwoodmac #stevienicks #classicrock

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert’ Soundtrack Available Digitally This Friday

April 4, 2018 – The soundtrack to NBC television’s April 1 broadcast of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert’ will be released digitally on April 6, and a two CD album will be available April 27.

The all-star cast features Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy winner John Legend (Jesus Christ), Broadway star and acclaimed recording artist Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene), rock icon Alice Cooper (King Herod) and Tony Award-winning producer and "Hamilton" alum Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas).
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The original cast recording of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, hit #1 on the Billboard charts and made its way to the stage in 1971. Lloyd Webber won a Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer.

DISC 1 - CD

Overture
Heaven on Their Minds
What's The Buzz / Strange Thing Mystifying
Everything's Alright
This Jesus Must Die
Hosanna
Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem
Pilate's Dream
The Temple
Everything's Alright (Reprise)
I Don't Know How to Love Him
Damned for All Time / Blood Money

DISC 2 - CD

The Last Supper
Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)
Transition
The Arrest
Peter's Denial
Pilate and Christ
King Herod's Song
Transition After Herod
Could We Start Again, Please?
Judas's Death
Trial Before Pilate (Including The 39 Lashes)
Superstar
The Crucifixion
John Nineteen:Forty One
Curtain Call

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Masterworks Broadway

#jesuschristsuperstar #johnlegend #alicecooper #timrice #AndrewLloydWebber #musical #broadway #70smusic #jesuschristsuperstarlive #popularmusic #アリスクーパー
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‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert’ Soundtrack Available Digitally This Friday

April 4, 2018 – The soundtrack to NBC television’s April 1 broadcast of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert’ will be released digitally on April 6, and a two CD album will be available April 27.

The all-star cast features Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy winner John Legend (Jesus Christ), Broadway star and acclaimed recording artist Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene), rock icon Alice Cooper (King Herod) and Tony Award-winning producer and Hamilton alum Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas).
-
The original cast recording of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, hit #1 on the Billboard charts and made its way to the stage in 1971. Lloyd Webber won a Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer.

DISC 1 - CD

Overture
Heaven on Their Minds
Whats The Buzz / Strange Thing Mystifying
Everythings Alright
This Jesus Must Die
Hosanna
Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem
Pilates Dream
The Temple
Everythings Alright (Reprise)
I Dont Know How to Love Him
Damned for All Time / Blood Money

DISC 2 - CD

The Last Supper 
Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)
Transition
The Arrest
Peters Denial
Pilate and Christ
King Herods Song
Transition After Herod
Could We Start Again, Please?
Judass Death
Trial Before Pilate (Including The 39 Lashes)
Superstar
The Crucifixion
John Nineteen:Forty One
Curtain Call

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Masterworks Broadway

#jesuschristsuperstar #johnlegend #alicecooper #timrice #AndrewLloydWebber #musical #broadway #70smusic #jesuschristsuperstarlive #popularmusic #アリスクーパー
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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Original Soundtrack to ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ Coming this Friday

April 3, 2018-- Legacy Recordings and RCA Records will release the soundtrack to the two-part documentary ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ on April 6 in digital and physical configurations, including an 18-track definitive soundtrack, a 2LP gatefold 12" vinyl edition and a 3CD collectible deluxe box set.

The documentary, directed by Emmy and Grammy award winner Thom Zimny, debuts in the U.S. on April 14 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

The soundtrack includes the 18 essential ELVIS PRESLEY hits, powerful performances, and rare alternative versions of songs at the musical core of the groundbreaking three-hour, two-part film which focuses on the development of Elvis' spellbinding artistry, from his early blues and country roots and influences through his seismic contributions to popular culture to his 1976 recording sessions at the Jungle Room in Graceland.

The deluxe box set features 37 additional Elvis cuts plus a special disc featuring selections from Mike McCready's (Pearl Jam) original score for the documentary; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing "Wooden Heart"; and the music that inspired Elvis (including R&B and country classics and "Home Sweet Home" sung by his mother, Gladys Presley).
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The deluxe set also includes a 40-page hardcover book featuring rare photography, liner notes by Warren Zanes, and a director's note by Thom Zimny.
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"You know, God bless him," said the late Tom Petty. "He was a light for all of us. We all owe him for going first into battle. He had no road map and he forged a path of what to do and what not to do. And we shouldn't make the mistake of writing off a great artist because of all the clatter that came later. We should dwell in what he did that was so beautiful and everlasting, which was that great, great music."
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SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings

#elvispresley #elvis #documentary #rockandroll #tompetty #hbo #popularmusic #エルヴィスプレスリー
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Original Soundtrack to ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ Coming this Friday

April 3, 2018-- Legacy Recordings and RCA Records will release the soundtrack to the two-part documentary ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ on April 6 in digital and physical configurations, including an 18-track definitive soundtrack, a 2LP gatefold 12 vinyl edition and a 3CD collectible deluxe box set.

The documentary, directed by Emmy and Grammy award winner Thom Zimny, debuts in the U.S. on April 14 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

The soundtrack includes the 18 essential ELVIS PRESLEY hits, powerful performances, and rare alternative versions of songs at the musical core of the groundbreaking three-hour, two-part film which focuses on the development of Elvis spellbinding artistry, from his early blues and country roots and influences through his seismic contributions to popular culture to his 1976 recording sessions at the Jungle Room in Graceland.

The deluxe box set features 37 additional Elvis cuts plus a special disc featuring selections from Mike McCreadys (Pearl Jam) original score for the documentary; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing Wooden Heart; and the music that inspired Elvis (including R&B and country classics and Home Sweet Home sung by his mother, Gladys Presley).
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The deluxe set also includes a 40-page hardcover book featuring rare photography, liner notes by Warren Zanes, and a directors note by Thom Zimny.
-
You know, God bless him, said the late Tom Petty. He was a light for all of us. We all owe him for going first into battle. He had no road map and he forged a path of what to do and what not to do. And we shouldnt make the mistake of writing off a great artist because of all the clatter that came later. We should dwell in what he did that was so beautiful and everlasting, which was that great, great music.
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SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings

#elvispresley #elvis #documentary #rockandroll #tompetty #hbo #popularmusic #エルヴィスプレスリー
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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George Thorogood Releasing Essential Albums in New Vinyl Editions Tomorrow

March 29, 2018 -- On March 30, George Thorogood & The Destroyers' ‘Bad To The Bone’ and ‘Born To Be Bad’ albums -- long out of print on vinyl -- and the band's ‘Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock’ collection -- never before available on vinyl --will be released in special vinyl LP editions via Capitol/UMe.

'Bad To The Bone' [1LP black vinyl; limited edition 1LP buttercream color vinyl]

Side 1
1 Back To Wentsville
2 Blue Highway
3 Nobody But Me
4 It's A Sin
5 New Boogie Chillun

Side 2
1 Bad To The Bone
2 Miss Luann
3 As the Years Go Passing By
4 No Particular Place to Go
5 Wanted Man

'Born To Be Bad' [1LP black vinyl; limited edition 1LP opaque yellow color vinyl]

Side 1
1Shake Your Money Maker
2 You Talk Too Much
3 Highway 49
4 Born To Be Bad
5 You Can't Catch Me

Side 2
1 I'm Ready
2 Treat Her Right
3 I Really Like Girls
4 Smokestack Lightning
5 I'm Movin' On

'Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock' [2LP black vinyl; limited edition 2LP root beer color vinyl]

LP 1

Side 1
1 Madison Blues
2 One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
3 Move It On Over
4 Who Do You Love

Side 2
1 Bad To The Bone
2 I Drink Alone
3 Gear Jammer
4 Willie And The Hand Jive

LP 2

Side 1
1 The Sky Is Crying (Live)
2 Reelin' And Rockin' (Live)
3 You Talk Too Much

Side 2
1 If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave)
2 Get A Haircut
3 Rockin' My Life Away
4 American Made
5Who Do You Love?

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Capitol/UMe

#georgethorogood #vinyl #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #reissue #rockandroll #guitarist #guitar #musician #popularmusic #ジョージソログッド
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George Thorogood Releasing Essential Albums in New Vinyl Editions Tomorrow

March 29, 2018 -- On March 30, George Thorogood & The Destroyers ‘Bad To The Bone’ and ‘Born To Be Bad’ albums -- long out of print on vinyl -- and the bands ‘Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock’ collection -- never before available on vinyl --will be released in special vinyl LP editions via Capitol/UMe.

Bad To The Bone [1LP black vinyl; limited edition 1LP buttercream color vinyl]

Side 1
1 Back To Wentsville
2 Blue Highway
3 Nobody But Me
4 Its A Sin
5 New Boogie Chillun

Side 2
1 Bad To The Bone
2 Miss Luann
3 As the Years Go Passing By
4 No Particular Place to Go
5 Wanted Man

Born To Be Bad [1LP black vinyl; limited edition 1LP opaque yellow color vinyl]

Side 1
1Shake Your Money Maker
2 You Talk Too Much
3 Highway 49
4 Born To Be Bad
5 You Cant Catch Me

Side 2
1 Im Ready
2 Treat Her Right
3 I Really Like Girls
4 Smokestack Lightning
5 Im Movin On

Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock [2LP black vinyl; limited edition 2LP root beer color vinyl]

LP 1

Side 1
1 Madison Blues
2 One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
3 Move It On Over
4 Who Do You Love

Side 2
1 Bad To The Bone
2 I Drink Alone
3 Gear Jammer
4 Willie And The Hand Jive

LP 2

Side 1
1 The Sky Is Crying (Live)
2 Reelin And Rockin (Live)
3 You Talk Too Much

Side 2
1 If You Dont Start Drinkin (Im Gonna Leave)
2 Get A Haircut
3 Rockin My Life Away
4 American Made
5Who Do You Love?

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Capitol/UMe

#georgethorogood #vinyl #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #reissue #rockandroll #guitarist #guitar #musician #popularmusic #ジョージソログッド
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Blondie Blazes Rap Trail with the Group’s Last Hit Single (#OTD1981)

March 28, 2018 (O&F) – With what would be its last big hit single in the U.S., the rock group Blondie hit #1 on this date (#OTD) 1981 with “Rapture,” from the album ‘Autoamerican.’ The song, which stayed at the top of the singles chart for two weeks, is considered to be the first rap song to reach #1.

Although the tune also includes singing, the extended rap that begins about 2 minutes into the recording represents the first time that style of music was featured on a major hit record being played on mainstream radio.

The song was written by the band’s lead singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, and, other than the #37 hit “The Tide is High” in 1982, Rapture was the last hit single for Blondie on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

#blondie #debbieharry #deborahharry #rap #blondieband

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Official video of Blondie performing Rapture from the album Autoamerican. Buy It Here: smarturl.it/dtugaq Debuting in 1981, the music video was the fi...

New Iron Maiden Pinball Machines Announced

March 27, 2018 -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, today announced the availability of a new line of "Legacy of the Beast" pinball machines that honor the classic and iconic rock band, Iron Maiden.

Formed in 1975, Iron Maiden led the wave of British heavy metal music and became a global institution. Over the course of 40 years the band has come to embody a spirit of fearless creative independence, ferocious dedication to fans, and a cheerful indifference to critics.

The Iron Maiden pinball machines aim to reflect the same excitement, energy, and experience of a live Iron Maiden concert. Players will immerse themselves in an interactive Iron Maiden universe transforming into various forms of Eddie, the band's legendary mascot.

Players, as Eddie, will embark on a quest to defeat the Beast and his minions across the Legacy of the Beast mobile game and comic book world.

The Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models feature stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art by renowned illustrator and Iron Maiden fan Jeremy Packer, a.k.a. Zombie Yeti. All models include twelve Iron Maiden songs:

1. Aces High
2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
3. The Trooper
4. Wasted Years
5. Can I Play With Madness
6. Number of the Beast
7. Run to the Hills
8. Powerslave
9. Hallowed Be Thy Name
10. Flight of Icarus
11. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
12. Fear of the Dark

What will it cost to own one of these machines?

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (before taxes and other fees):

Pro Model: $US 5,999

Premium Model: $US 7,599

Limited Edition Model: $US 8,999

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Stern Pinball, Inc.

#ironmaiden #heavymetal #rockandroll #pinball #eddie #sternspinball #JeremyPacker #ZombieYeti #アイアンメイデン #重金属 #ヘビーメタル #popularmusic

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New Iron Maiden Pinball Machines Announced

March 27, 2018 -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the worlds oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, today announced the availability of a new line of Legacy of the Beast pinball machines that honor the classic and iconic rock band, Iron Maiden.

Formed in 1975, Iron Maiden led the wave of British heavy metal music and became a global institution.  Over the course of 40 years the band has come to embody a spirit of fearless creative independence, ferocious dedication to fans, and a cheerful indifference to critics.

The Iron Maiden pinball machines aim to reflect the same excitement, energy, and experience of a live Iron Maiden concert.  Players will immerse themselves in an interactive Iron Maiden universe transforming into various forms of Eddie, the bands legendary mascot.

Players, as Eddie, will embark on a quest to defeat the Beast and his minions across the Legacy of the Beast mobile game and comic book world.

The Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models feature stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art by renowned illustrator and Iron Maiden fan Jeremy Packer, a.k.a. Zombie Yeti.  All models include twelve Iron Maiden songs:

1.  Aces High
2.  2 Minutes to Midnight
3.  The Trooper
4.  Wasted Years
5.  Can I Play With Madness
6.  Number of the Beast
7.  Run to the Hills
8.  Powerslave
9.  Hallowed Be Thy Name
10.  Flight of Icarus
11.  Rime of the Ancient Mariner
12.  Fear of the Dark

What will it cost to own one of these machines?

Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (before taxes and other fees):

Pro Model: $US 5,999

Premium Model: $US 7,599

Limited Edition Model: $US 8,999

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Stern Pinball, Inc.

#ironmaiden #heavymetal #rockandroll #pinball #eddie #sternspinball #JeremyPacker #ZombieYeti #アイアンメイデン #重金属 #ヘビーメタル #popularmusic

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Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam Join Forces For the ‘LSD’ Tour

March 22, 2018 – For the first time, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam will tour together this summer in a concert series dubbed the ‘LSD’ (Lucinda, Steve, Dwight) Tour.

Combined these highly esteemed artists have garnered 49 Grammy nominations in spans of their careers. Sire Records recording artist King Leg will open the show as Special Guest.

The North American tour, produced by Live Nation, unites three of music's most celebrated and iconic voices on one epic cross-country package. Various pre-sales will begin March 26 at 10:00 A.M. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting March 30 at 10:00 A.M. local time at LiveNation.com.

LSD Tour

June 12
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

June 13
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre

June 15
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 16
Gilford, NH
Bank of NH Pavilion

June 17
National Harbor, MD
MGM National Harbor

June 19
Baltimore, MD
Pier Six Pavilion

June 20
Cincinnati, OH
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

June 21
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre

Aug 01
San Francisco, CA
The Masonic

Aug 03
San Diego, CA
Open Air Theatre

Aug 04
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre

Aug 10
Raleigh, NC
Red Hat Amphitheater

Aug 11
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Aug 12
Nashville, TN
Ascend Amphitheater

Aug 14
Morrison, CO*
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Aug 16
Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre

Aug 17
Rochester, MI
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Aug 18
Indianapolis, IN
Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
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*not a Live Nation date

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Live Nation Entertainment
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#LucindaWilliams #steveearle #DwightYoakam #countrymusic #livemusic #2018tour #kingleg #2018concert #lsd
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Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam Join Forces For the ‘LSD’ Tour

March 22, 2018 – For the first time, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam will tour together this summer in a concert series dubbed the ‘LSD’ (Lucinda, Steve, Dwight) Tour.

Combined these highly esteemed artists have garnered 49 Grammy nominations in spans of their careers. Sire Records recording artist King Leg will open the show as Special Guest.

The North American tour, produced by Live Nation, unites three of musics most celebrated and iconic voices on one epic cross-country package. Various pre-sales will begin March 26 at 10:00 A.M. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting March 30 at 10:00 A.M. local time at LiveNation.com.

LSD Tour

June 12
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

June 13
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre

June 15
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 16
Gilford, NH
Bank of NH Pavilion

June 17
National Harbor, MD
MGM National Harbor

June 19
Baltimore, MD 
Pier Six Pavilion

June 20
Cincinnati, OH
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

June 21
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre

Aug 01
San Francisco, CA
The Masonic

Aug 03
San Diego, CA
Open Air Theatre

Aug 04
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre

Aug 10
Raleigh, NC
Red Hat Amphitheater

Aug 11
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Aug 12
Nashville, TN
Ascend Amphitheater

Aug 14
Morrison, CO*
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Aug 16
Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre

Aug 17
Rochester, MI
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Aug 18
Indianapolis, IN
Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
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*not a Live Nation date

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Live Nation Entertainment
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#LucindaWilliams #steveearle #DwightYoakam #countrymusic #livemusic #2018tour #kingleg #2018concert #lsd
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

‘Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6,’ Coming this Friday

March 21, 2018 -- Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release ‘Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6’ on March 23, 2018.

Available in 4CD boxset and digital configurations, the collection brings together, for the first time in an authorized edition with state-of-the-art production, five mythic concert performances as heard by lucky audiences during the epochal Spring 1960 Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour.

Showcasing the musical chemistry shared by Miles and Trane, the albums offers five of the best recorded shows from that pivotal 1960 tour (Coltrane's last as sideman): two shows from Paris's L'Olympia Theater on Monday, March 21; two shows from the next night at Stockholm's Konserthuset; and one from Copenhagen's Tivolis Koncertsal three days later, on March 24.

Originally broadcast on European radio in March 1960, these concert recordings have been long sought after and prized by collectors and are now officially available at last as the latest installment in Columbia/Legacy's acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series.

For 12" vinyl collectors and audiophiles, Columbia/Legacy will release ‘The Final Tour: Copenhagen, March 24, 1960’ as a single 12" vinyl album.

A 2LP 12" vinyl edition of ‘Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: Paris, March 21, 1960’ will be reissued exclusively through Vinyl Me, Please as part of its new VMP Classics subscription. More info at www.vinylmeplease.com/
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SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings

#milesdavis #johncoltrane #jazz# vinyl #trumpet #trumpeter #musiclegend #musichistory #musician #bootleg #1960s #popularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com
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‘Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6,’ Coming this Friday

March 21, 2018 -- Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release ‘Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6’ on March 23, 2018.

Available in 4CD boxset and digital configurations, the collection brings together, for the first time in an authorized edition with state-of-the-art production, five mythic concert performances as heard by lucky audiences during the epochal Spring 1960 Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour.

Showcasing the musical chemistry shared by Miles and Trane, the albums offers five of the best recorded shows from that pivotal 1960 tour (Coltranes last as sideman): two shows from Pariss LOlympia Theater on Monday, March 21; two shows from the next night at Stockholms Konserthuset; and one from Copenhagens Tivolis Koncertsal three days later, on March 24.

Originally broadcast on European radio in March 1960, these concert recordings have been long sought after and prized by collectors and are now officially available at last as the latest installment in Columbia/Legacys acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series.

For 12 vinyl collectors and audiophiles, Columbia/Legacy will release ‘The Final Tour: Copenhagen, March 24, 1960’ as a single 12 vinyl album.

A 2LP 12 vinyl edition of ‘Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: Paris, March 21, 1960’ will be reissued exclusively through Vinyl Me, Please as part of its new VMP Classics subscription.  More info at http://www.vinylmeplease.com/
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SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings

#milesdavis #johncoltrane #jazz# vinyl #trumpet #trumpeter #musiclegend #musichistory #musician #bootleg #1960s #popularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Sir Ringo

March 20, 2018 – (O&F) – Richard Starkey, AKA Ringo Starr, has been knighted for his services to music by Prince William in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Like fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, Starr can now be referred to as “Sir.”

The 77-year-old drummer says he hasn’t yet decided if he prefers the “Sir Ringo,” or “Sir Richard” moniker, but he joked with reporters that he planned to wear the accompanying medal at breakfast.

Meanwhile, Starr is preparing to tour Europe this summer with his All-Starr Band, which features Colin Hay (Men at Work), Graham Gouldman (10cc), Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Warren Ham (Bread/Cher) and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth Band).

Tour Schedule:

June 6 Olympia, Paris, France

June 8 Holland Blues Festival, Grolloo, Netherlands

June 9 Flens Arena, Flensberg, Germany

June 10 StadPark, Hamburg, Germany

June 13 Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland

June 15 Lunden, Horsens, Denmark

June 16 Tempodorm, Berlin, Germany

June 17 Stadhalle, Zwickau, Germany

June 19 Congress Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

June 20 Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria

June 23 Menoarah, Tel Aviv, Israel

June 24 Menorah Arena Tel Aviv, Israel

June 26 Palau St. Jordi Amphitheatre, Barcelona, Spain

June 28 WiZnik Center, Madrid, Spain

June 29 Coliseum, La Caruna, Spain

July 1 Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain

July 4 Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

July 6 Sporting Complex, Monte Carlo, Monaco

July 8 Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy

July 9 Piazza Degliscachi, Marostica, Italy

July 11 Autorium Cavea, Rome, Italy

#ringostarr #beatles #drummer #knight #sirringo #musician #concerttour #2018concert #popularmusic #ビートルズ #リンゴスター

◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
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Sir Ringo

March 20, 2018 – (O&F) – Richard Starkey, AKA Ringo Starr, has been knighted for his services to music by Prince William in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.  Like fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, Starr can now be referred to as “Sir.”

The 77-year-old drummer says he hasn’t yet decided if he prefers the “Sir Ringo,” or “Sir Richard” moniker, but he joked with reporters that he planned to wear the accompanying medal at breakfast.

Meanwhile, Starr is preparing to tour Europe this summer with his All-Starr Band, which features Colin Hay (Men at Work), Graham Gouldman (10cc), Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Warren Ham (Bread/Cher) and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth Band).

Tour Schedule:

June 6 Olympia, Paris, France

June 8 Holland Blues Festival, Grolloo, Netherlands

June 9 Flens Arena, Flensberg, Germany

June 10 StadPark, Hamburg, Germany

June 13 Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland

June 15 Lunden, Horsens, Denmark

June 16 Tempodorm, Berlin, Germany

June 17 Stadhalle, Zwickau, Germany

June 19 Congress Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

June 20 Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria

June 23 Menoarah, Tel Aviv, Israel

June 24 Menorah Arena Tel Aviv, Israel

June 26 Palau St. Jordi Amphitheatre, Barcelona, Spain

June 28 WiZnik Center, Madrid, Spain

June 29 Coliseum, La Caruna, Spain

July 1 Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain

July 4 Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

July 6 Sporting Complex, Monte Carlo, Monaco

July 8 Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy

July 9 Piazza Degliscachi, Marostica, Italy

July 11 Autorium Cavea, Rome, Italy

#ringostarr #beatles #drummer #knight #sirringo #musician #concerttour #2018concert #popularmusic #ビートルズ #リンゴスター

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Kenny Rogers Presents 'The Toy Shoppe' Starring Barry Williams

March 19, 2018 -- Passion Bucket Productions announced the return of Kenny Rogers' "Toy Shoppe." Composer and country music superstar Kenny Rogers said his original musical starring TV icon Barry Williams ("Greg Brady"), will again have a national tour for the 2018 Christmas season.

Williams takes over the lead role of Hank Longley. The family-friendly adventure blends old-fashioned values with the excitement of an original Broadway-style musical.
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"I think Barry will be great!" said Rogers. "I can't wait to see him in the role. It's amazing how many people can replace me and I think they end up better than me!"

"'The Toy Shoppe' is a delightful journey that celebrates the true meaning of the Christmas season. The story uses timeless values that are sometimes tough to find in our present-day technologically driven holidays. I'm delighted to be a part of this production along with a large talented cast of children, adults and even toys that magically come to life. Additionally, Kenny Rogers has created enough terrific music to fill an album!" said Williams.

'The Toy Shoppe' debuted in 1998 as a one-act theatrical production at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City. The show enjoyed a six-week holiday run. Since then, the lavish production has been expanded and has had seven national tours. 'The Toy Shoppe' book was published in the fall of 2000 with a companion CD.

The show is based on an original story written by Kenny Rogers and Kelly Junkermann, features music and lyrics by Kenny Rogers, Warren Hartman and Steve Glassmeyer.

SOURCE Passion Bucket

#kennyrogers #countrymusic #christmas #barrywilliams #thebradybunch #christmasmusic #theater #thetoyshoppe #musical

◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
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Kenny Rogers Presents The Toy Shoppe Starring Barry Williams

March 19, 2018 -- Passion Bucket Productions announced the return of Kenny Rogers Toy Shoppe. Composer and country music superstar Kenny Rogers said his original musical starring TV icon Barry Williams (Greg Brady), will again have a national tour for the 2018 Christmas season.

Williams takes over the lead role of Hank Longley. The family-friendly adventure blends old-fashioned values with the excitement of an original Broadway-style musical.
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I think Barry will be great! said Rogers. I cant wait to see him in the role. Its amazing how many people can replace me and I think they end up better than me!

The Toy Shoppe is a delightful journey that celebrates the true meaning of the Christmas season. The story uses timeless values that are sometimes tough to find in our present-day technologically driven holidays. Im delighted to be a part of this production along with a large talented cast of children, adults and even toys that magically come to life. Additionally, Kenny Rogers has created enough terrific music to fill an album! said Williams.

The Toy Shoppe debuted in 1998 as a one-act theatrical production at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City. The show enjoyed a six-week holiday run. Since then, the lavish production has been expanded and has had seven national tours. The Toy Shoppe book was published in the fall of 2000 with a companion CD.

The show is based on an original story written by Kenny Rogers and Kelly Junkermann, features music and lyrics by Kenny Rogers, Warren Hartman and Steve Glassmeyer.

SOURCE Passion Bucket

#kennyrogers #countrymusic #christmas #barrywilliams #thebradybunch #christmasmusic #theater #thetoyshoppe #musical

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Birthday Greetings

March 18, 2018 (O&F) -- Happy Birthday to musician Scott McDavid, former member of the 80s group Split the Dark.

McDavid's solo work has a unique jazz/funk feel. One of our favorites is "Sounds of Love."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2IuBZO2ZJM

#jazz #musician #keyboard Scott McDavid Music
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Provided to YouTube by TuneCore Sounds of Love · Scott McDavid The View from Here ℗ 2013 9Five Records Released on: 2012-05-30 Auto-generated by YouTube.

Streisand, Beyoncé and Madonna Headline New Andrew Lloyd Webber Hits Collection Out Today

March 16, 2018 -- As one of the most successful composers of the modern era, Andrew Lloyd Webber's repertoire includes some of the world's most celebrated musicals; ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ ‘Cats,’ ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ ‘Evita,’ ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘School of Rock’ - to name but a few.

Last year, Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers & Hammerstein with four shows running concurrently on Broadway (Sunset Boulevard, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock).
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Two of his shows are currently running in both Broadway and the West End: School Of Rock and The Phantom of the Opera, and his musicals have grossed more than $13.6 billion and have been watched by 302 million people across 44 countries. He has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

In celebration of his 70th birthday this March, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION will be available March 16th through UMe / Polydor.

The 4-disc version contains an exclusive 40-page book with a personally penned introduction from Lloyd Webber and in-depth notes on each track, written by respected theatre critic and Lloyd Webber biographer Michael Coveney, together with tributes from Barbra Streisand and Glenn Close among others.

The fourth disc encompasses a mix of overtures and showstoppers from Lloyd Webber's key works, as well as newly created orchestral suites. The five new orchestral suites have been specially prepared from existing recordings, emphasizing the grand orchestral aspects of his work. All CDs were mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#broadway #AndrewLloydWebber #barbrastreisand #Beyoncé #madonna #cats #phantomoftheopera #jesuschristsuperstar #evita #musical
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
... See MoreSee Less

Streisand, Beyoncé and Madonna Headline New Andrew Lloyd Webber Hits Collection Out Today

March 16, 2018 -- As one of the most successful composers of the modern era, Andrew Lloyd Webbers repertoire includes some of the worlds most celebrated musicals; ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ ‘Cats,’ ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ ‘Evita,’ ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘School of Rock’ - to name but a few.

Last year, Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers & Hammerstein with four shows running concurrently on Broadway (Sunset Boulevard, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock).
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Two of his shows are currently running in both Broadway and the West End: School Of Rock and The Phantom of the Opera, and his musicals have grossed more than $13.6 billion and have been watched by 302 million people across 44 countries. He has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

In celebration of his 70th birthday this March, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION will be available March 16th through UMe / Polydor.

The 4-disc version contains an exclusive 40-page book with a personally penned introduction from Lloyd Webber and in-depth notes on each track, written by respected theatre critic and Lloyd Webber biographer Michael Coveney, together with tributes from Barbra Streisand and Glenn Close among others.

The fourth disc encompasses a mix of overtures and showstoppers from Lloyd Webbers key works, as well as newly created orchestral suites. The five new orchestral suites have been specially prepared from existing recordings, emphasizing the grand orchestral aspects of his work. All CDs were mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#broadway #AndrewLloydWebber #barbrastreisand #Beyoncé #madonna #cats #phantomoftheopera #jesuschristsuperstar #evita #musical
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

The Monkees and Dave Mathews Highlight Vinyl Release of ‘Lady Bird’ Soundtrack; Out Today

March 16, 2018 -- Legacy Recordings is releasing ‘Lady Bird - Soundtrack from the Motion Picture’ as a two-LP vinyl edition today with Barnes & Noble offering a special 2LP 12" colored vinyl version of the album. The soundtrack was released as a physical CD in February.

The album features songs from Alanis Morissette, the Dave Mathews Band, John Hartford and other artists, including The Monkees, whose obscure “As We Go Along” has found its way into the movie.

The song, written by Carole King and produced by her former husband and collaborator, Gerry Goffin, was originally the B-side of the 1968 single “Porpoise Song,” the theme from the Monkees movie ‘Head.’
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'Lady Bird' won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, while Saoirse Ronan took home the award for Best Actress, Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

Lady Bird Track Listing

1. "Prayer of St. Francis" +
2. "Hand in My Pocket" - Alanis Morissette
3. "Little of Your Love" - HAIM
4. "Panis Angelicus" - Adolf Fredrik Girls Choir
5. "It's given to me - by me" +
6. "Days of Steam" - John Cale
7. "As We Go Along" - The Monkees
8. "Center of Attention" +
9. "Overture (from "Merrily We Roll Along")" - Original Broadway Cast and Orchestra
10. "Crash Into Me" - Dave Matthews Band
11. "Happy Birthday" - Altered Images
12. "City College" +
13. "Snoop Dog, Baby" - Reel Big Fish
14. "Always See Your Face" - LOVE
15. "Waltz of the Flowers" - St. Louis Symphony
16. "This Eve of Parting" - John Hartford
17. "Wrong Side of the Tracks" +
18. "Little Plastic Castles" - Ani DiFranco
19. "Tha Crossroads" - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
20. "Rosa Mystica" - The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir
21. "Let's Just Sit" +
+ Audio taken from the film 'Lady Bird'

SOURCE Legacy Recordings
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#monkees #davemathewsband #ladybird #soundtrack #moviemusic #AlanisMorissette #vinyl #デイブマシューズバンド The REAL Peter Tork (Official) Lady Bird - 2017 Movie
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
... See MoreSee Less

The Monkees and Dave Mathews Highlight Vinyl Release of ‘Lady Bird’ Soundtrack; Out Today

March 16, 2018 -- Legacy Recordings is releasing ‘Lady Bird - Soundtrack from the Motion Picture’ as a two-LP vinyl edition today with Barnes & Noble offering a special 2LP 12 colored vinyl version of the album. The soundtrack was released as a physical CD in February.

The album features songs from Alanis Morissette, the Dave Mathews Band, John Hartford and other artists, including  The Monkees, whose obscure “As We Go Along” has found its way into the movie.

The song, written by Carole King and produced by her former husband and collaborator, Gerry Goffin, was originally the B-side of the 1968 single “Porpoise Song,” the theme from the Monkees movie ‘Head.’
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Lady Bird won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, while Saoirse Ronan took home the award for Best Actress, Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

Lady Bird Track Listing

1. Prayer of St. Francis + 
2. Hand in My Pocket - Alanis Morissette
3. Little of Your Love - HAIM
4. Panis Angelicus - Adolf Fredrik Girls Choir
5. Its given to me - by me +
6. Days of Steam - John Cale
7. As We Go Along - The Monkees
8. Center of Attention +
9. Overture (from Merrily We Roll Along) - Original Broadway Cast and Orchestra
10. Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
11. Happy Birthday - Altered Images
12. City College +
13. Snoop Dog, Baby - Reel Big Fish
14. Always See Your Face - LOVE
15. Waltz of the Flowers - St. Louis Symphony
16. This Eve of Parting - John Hartford
17. Wrong Side of the Tracks + 
18. Little Plastic Castles - Ani DiFranco
19. Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
20. Rosa Mystica - The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir
21. Lets Just Sit +
+ Audio taken from the film Lady Bird

SOURCE Legacy Recordings
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#monkees #davemathewsband #ladybird #soundtrack #moviemusic #AlanisMorissette #vinyl #デイブマシューズバンド The REAL Peter Tork (Official) Lady Bird - 2017 Movie
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Randy Bachman Releasing Album Tomorrow that Pays Homage to George Harrison

March 15, 2018 -- Randy Bachman, the founding member of the classic rock bands The Guess Who in the 1960s and Bachman-Turner Overdrive in the 1970s will release a unique tribute album to George Harrison on March 16th. The album, ‘By George – By Bachman,’ is a respectful and personal testimonial to Harrison's finest work.

Not a typical tribute album, the project is a distinct concept, with Bachman's personal stamp and style placed on songs spanning Harrison's storied career with The Beatles and as a solo artist.
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"On 'Jukebox,' the covers album I did with Burton Cummings back in 2007, I took 'I'm Happy Just To Dance With You,' which wasn't written by George but written for him to sing, and put a whole new groove on it," Bachman explains.
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"People already knew the lyrics so I put it into a new musical context and it worked. For this album, I figured I would take George's songs and give them new grooves. I wanted the tempos and arrangements to be different but still recognizable by the lyrics. I took the major keys and turned them into minors. It was a whole new interpretation of a familiar song. I was quite excited about the prospect of re-imagining George Harrison's songs."
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'By George – By Bachman' opens and closes with "Between Two Mountains," a Bachman original written to tie the various elements together which comprise the album's concept. In this song, Harrison's position amidst the musical giants of Lennon and McCartney is acknowledged.

By George – By Bachman Track Listing

1. Between Two Mountains
2. If I Needed Someone
3. You Like Me Too Much
4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
5. Handle With Care
6. Taxman
7. I Need You
8. Something
9. Think For Yourself
10. Here Comes The Sun
11. Don't Bother Me
12. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
13. Between Two Mountains Reprise

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#georgeharrison #theguesswho #thebeatles #beatles #randybachman #ジョージハリソン #bachmanturneroverdrive #musician #guitarist Offical Bachman Turner Overdrive
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
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Randy Bachman Releasing Album Tomorrow that Pays Homage to George Harrison

March 15, 2018 -- Randy Bachman, the founding member of the classic rock bands The Guess Who in the 1960s and Bachman-Turner Overdrive in the 1970s will release a unique tribute album to George Harrison on March 16th.  The album, ‘By George – By Bachman,’ is a respectful and personal testimonial to Harrisons finest work.

Not a typical tribute album, the project is a distinct concept, with Bachmans personal stamp and style placed on songs spanning Harrisons storied career with The Beatles and as a solo artist.
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On Jukebox, the covers album I did with Burton Cummings back in 2007, I took Im Happy Just To Dance With You, which wasnt written by George but written for him to sing, and put a whole new groove on it, Bachman explains.
-
People already knew the lyrics so I put it into a new musical context and it worked. For this album, I figured I would take Georges songs and give them new grooves. I wanted the tempos and arrangements to be different but still recognizable by the lyrics. I took the major keys and turned them into minors. It was a whole new interpretation of a familiar song. I was quite excited about the prospect of re-imagining George Harrisons songs.
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By George – By Bachman opens and closes with Between Two Mountains, a Bachman original written to tie the various elements together which comprise the albums concept. In this song, Harrisons position amidst the musical giants of Lennon and McCartney is acknowledged.

By George – By Bachman Track Listing

1.  Between Two Mountains
2.  If I Needed Someone
3.  You Like Me Too Much
4.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps
5.  Handle With Care
6.  Taxman
7.  I Need You
8.  Something
9.  Think For Yourself
10. Here Comes The Sun
11. Dont Bother Me
12. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
13. Between Two Mountains Reprise

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#georgeharrison #theguesswho #thebeatles #beatles #randybachman #ジョージハリソン #bachmanturneroverdrive #musician #guitarist Offical Bachman Turner Overdrive
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

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Paul Simon Announces Final Leg Of Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour

March 12, 2018 -- Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon has announced the final leg of Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, culminating with four shows in the New York City area:

The Prudential Center on September 15 in Newark, NJ (the city where Simon was born), and two nights at Madison Square Garden on September 20 and 21, with an additional concert to be announced soon.

As previously announced, Simon and his band will embark on the artist's final tour May 16 in Vancouver, bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs.

Tickets for the third and final leg of Paul Simon's Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on public sale beginning Friday, March 16 @ 9am ET. The additional and final concerts are as follows:

DATE
CITY, VENUE
ON SALE (All Times Local)

September 5
New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
Sat, Mar. 17 @ 10am

September 7
Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 8
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 11
Orlando, FL, Amway Center
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 12
Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 14
Washington, DC, Capital One Arena
Sat, Mar 24 @ 10am

September 15
Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 9am

September 17
Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 20
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 9am

September 21
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 9am

September 22
New York, NY, TBA
TBA

The complete tour itinerary is listed below. Go to PaulSimon.com (paulsimon.com) for ticketing information as it becomes available.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Paul Simon

#paulsimon #concerttour #concert #2018concert #rockandroll #livemusic #70smusic #80smusic #ポールサイモン

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Paul Simon Announces Final Leg Of Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour

March 12, 2018 -- Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon has announced the final leg of Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, culminating with four shows in the New York City area:

The Prudential Center on September 15 in Newark, NJ (the city where Simon was born), and two nights at Madison Square Garden on September 20 and 21, with an additional concert to be announced soon.

As previously announced, Simon and his band will embark on the artists final tour May 16 in Vancouver, bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs.

Tickets for the third and final leg of Paul Simons Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on public sale beginning Friday, March 16 @ 9am ET. The additional and final concerts are as follows:

DATE
CITY, VENUE
ON SALE (All Times Local)

September 5
New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
Sat, Mar. 17 @ 10am

September 7
Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 8
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 11
Orlando, FL, Amway Center
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 12
Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 14
Washington, DC, Capital One Arena
Sat, Mar 24 @ 10am

September 15
Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 9am

September 17
Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 10am

September 20
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 9am

September 21
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
Fri, Mar. 16 @ 9am

September 22
New York, NY, TBA
TBA

The complete tour itinerary is listed below. Go to PaulSimon.com (http://paulsimon.com) for ticketing information as it becomes available.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Paul Simon

#paulsimon #concerttour #concert #2018concert #rockandroll #livemusic #70smusic #80smusic #ポールサイモン

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Doo Wop Generations Premieres on PBS Tomorrow

March 9, 2018 -- Join R&B legend Little Anthony, Sha-Na-Na's Jon "Bowzer" Bauman and producer TJ Lubinsky in this new ‘MY MUSIC’ special that reunites the original artists of Doo Wop as they pass the torch to the next generation of singers. Shot in Asbury Park, New Jersey, it's a sentimental night of nostalgia.
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'MY MUSIC’ searched the country to find a new generation of Doo Wop singers to pay tribute to these veteran artists as they return to the stage for a final celebration. This concert for PBS also highlights performances that tell stories about the original singers and inspirational recollections from friends and loved ones.

Featured Performances:
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"Runaround Sue" – The Virginia Gentlemen with The Del-Satins
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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" – The Alley Cats with Jay Siegel's Tokens
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"Book of Love" – The Tee-Tones "Tonight, Tonight" – The Redondos
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"You Belong To Me" – The Duprees with Chris Ruggiero
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"Who's That Knockin'" – The Whiptones "Sh-Boom" – Street Corner Renaissance
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"1000 Thousand Miles Away" – Street Corner Renaissance with The Heartbearts
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"The Angels Listened In" – JT Carter's Group with Peter Lemongello, Jr.
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"The Worst That Could Happen" – JT Morgan and Brooklyn Bridge
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"Dedicated To The One I Love" – TheLovettes
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"This Magic Moment"– Justin & James, Charlie Thomas' Drifters, Jay & The Americans
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"Oh, Rose Marie" – Freddy Velas and the SilverTones
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"Come & Go With Me" – The Kingpins
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"Born Too Late" – The Whatabouts "Lollipop" – Shy Of A Dozen
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"The Diary" – Kid Kyle
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"My Prayer" – Frank Pizarro
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"In The Still Of The Night" – Fred Parris & The Five Satins
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"Stand By Me" – The Cat's Pajamas
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"Since I Don't Have You" – The Modern Gentlemen and The Skyliners
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"Angel Baby" – Gwynne Alden

SOURCE and Photo TJL Productions

#shanana #JonBauman #Bowzer #classicrock #50s #50srocknroll #doowop #popularmusic
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Doo Wop Generations Premieres on PBS Tomorrow

March 9, 2018 -- Join R&B legend Little Anthony, Sha-Na-Nas Jon Bowzer Bauman and producer TJ Lubinsky in this new ‘MY MUSIC’ special that reunites the original artists of Doo Wop as they pass the torch to the next generation of singers. Shot in Asbury Park, New Jersey, its a sentimental night of nostalgia.
-
MY MUSIC’ searched the country to find a new generation of Doo Wop singers to pay tribute to these veteran artists as they return to the stage for a final celebration. This concert for PBS also highlights performances that tell stories about the original singers and inspirational recollections from friends and loved ones.

Featured Performances:
-
Runaround Sue – The Virginia Gentlemen with The Del-Satins
-
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Alley Cats with Jay Siegels Tokens
-
Book of Love – The Tee-Tones Tonight, Tonight – The Redondos
-
You Belong To Me – The Duprees with Chris Ruggiero
-
Whos That Knockin – The Whiptones Sh-Boom – Street Corner Renaissance
-
1000 Thousand Miles Away – Street Corner Renaissance with The Heartbearts
-
The Angels Listened In – JT Carters Group with Peter Lemongello, Jr.
-
The Worst That Could Happen – JT Morgan and Brooklyn Bridge
-
Dedicated To The One I Love – TheLovettes
-
This Magic Moment– Justin & James, Charlie Thomas Drifters, Jay & The Americans
-
Oh, Rose Marie – Freddy Velas and the SilverTones 
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Come & Go With Me – The Kingpins
-
Born Too Late – The Whatabouts Lollipop – Shy Of A Dozen
-
The Diary – Kid Kyle
-
My Prayer – Frank Pizarro
-
In The Still Of The Night – Fred Parris & The Five Satins
-
Stand By Me – The Cats Pajamas
-
Since I Dont Have You – The Modern Gentlemen and The Skyliners
-
Angel Baby – Gwynne Alden

SOURCE and Photo TJL Productions

#shanana #JonBauman #Bowzer #classicrock #50s #50srocknroll #doowop #popularmusic
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New Jimi Hendrix Album Being Released Tomorrow

March 8, 2018 -- On March 9, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings will proudly release ‘Both Sides of the Sky,’ a dynamic new Jimi Hendrix album featuring 13 studio recordings made between 1968 and 1970—10 of which have never before been released.

The album will be released on multiple formats including CD, digital, and as a numbered 180 gram audiophile vinyl 2LP.

The album will be the third volume in a trilogy of albums intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in the music legend's archive.

Beginning with ‘Valleys of Neptune’ (2010), which earned top ten sales rankings in fifteen countries, followed by ‘People, Hell and Angels’ (2013), which peaked on Billboard's Top 100 album chart at #2.

Recorded between January 1968 and February 1970, Jimi's desire to push the boundaries of blues music can be heard throughout. 'Both Sides of the Sky' additionally highlights Jimi's mastery of studio production and his increasing use of these facilities as a proving ground for new sounds, material, and techniques.

Many of the album's tracks were recorded by the trio that would come to be known as Band of Gypsys: Jimi on guitar and vocals, Billy Cox on bass, and Buddy Miles on drums.

Both Sides of the Sky tracklist

1) Mannish Boy*
2) Lover Man*
3) Hear My Train A Comin'*
4) Stepping Stone*
5) $20 Fine*+
6) Power Of Soul^
7) Jungle*
8) Things I Used to Do#
9) Georgia Blues++
10) Sweet Angel*
11) Woodstock*+
12) Send My Love To Linda*
13) Cherokee Mist*
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*Previously unreleased
^ Previously unavailable extended version
+Featuring Stephen Stills
#Featuring Johnny Winter
++Featuring Lonnie Youngblood

Produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott for Experience Hendrix, L.L.C.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings

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New Jimi Hendrix Album Being Released Tomorrow

March 8, 2018 -- On March 9, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings will proudly release ‘Both Sides of the Sky,’ a dynamic new Jimi Hendrix album featuring 13 studio recordings made between 1968 and 1970—10 of which have never before been released.

The album will be released on multiple formats including CD, digital, and as a numbered 180 gram audiophile vinyl 2LP.

The album will be the third volume in a trilogy of albums intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in the music legends archive.

Beginning with ‘Valleys of Neptune’ (2010), which earned top ten sales rankings in fifteen countries, followed by ‘People, Hell and Angels’ (2013), which peaked on Billboards Top 100 album chart at #2.

Recorded between January 1968 and February 1970, Jimis desire to push the boundaries of blues music can be heard throughout. Both Sides of the Sky additionally highlights Jimis mastery of studio production and his increasing use of these facilities as a proving ground for new sounds, material, and techniques.

Many of the albums tracks were recorded by the trio that would come to be known as Band of Gypsys: Jimi on guitar and vocals, Billy Cox on bass, and Buddy Miles on drums.

Both Sides of the Sky tracklist

1)  Mannish Boy*
2)  Lover Man*
3)  Hear My Train A Comin*
4)  Stepping Stone*
5) $20 Fine*+
6)  Power Of Soul^
7)  Jungle*
8)  Things I Used to Do#
9)  Georgia Blues++
10)  Sweet Angel*
11)  Woodstock*+
12)  Send My Love To Linda*
13)  Cherokee Mist*
-
*Previously unreleased
^ Previously unavailable extended version
+Featuring Stephen Stills
#Featuring Johnny Winter
++Featuring Lonnie Youngblood

Produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott for Experience Hendrix, L.L.C.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings

#jimmyhendrix #vinyl #newmusic #musician #newalbum #guitarist #guitar #StephenStills #rockandroll #popularmusic #ジミーヘンドリクス

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New Song from Sade Featured on ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Soundtrack, Out this Friday

March 7, 2018 -- Walt Disney Records is set to release the digital version of the original motion picture soundtrack to Disney's ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ from visionary director Ava DuVernay on March 9th as the film opens in theaters nationwide.

The soundtrack includes two versions of "Flower of the Universe" performed by Sade. One of the versions is a remix by No I.D., the multi-Grammy winning and multi-platinum selling artist who also co-wrote and co-produced the track with Ben Travers and Andrew Hale. This is Sade's second original song contribution to a soundtrack following 1986's "Absolute Beginners."

The soundtrack also features the end-credit song "I Believe" performed by Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling artists DJ Khaled featuring Demi Lovato. Meanwhile, five-time Grammy nominee singer-songwriter Sia performs "Magic," and Kehlani performs "Let Me Live."

The track list for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Soundtrack:

1. "Flower of the Universe (No I.D. Remix)" Performed by Sade
2. "I Believe" Performed by DJ Khaled Featuring Demi Lovato
3. "Magic" Performed by Sia
4. "Let Me Live" Performed by Kehlani
5. "Warrior" Performed by Chloe x Halle
6. "Park Bench People" Performed by Freestyle Fellowship
7. "Flower of the Universe" Performed by Sade

Score by Ramin Djawadi
8. "A Wrinkle in Time"
9. "Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which"
10. "Darkness Across the Universe"
11. "Touch the Stars"
12. "Happy Medium"
13. "Camazotz"
14. "Home"
15. "Uriel"
16. "Is This a Dream?"
17. "Forgive Me"
18. "Be a Warrior"
19. "Tap Into Your Mind"
20. "Tesseract"
21. "Sorry I'm Late"
22. "The Universe Is Within All of Us"

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Walt Disney Records

#sade #awrinkleintime

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Music video by Sade performing Flower of the Universe (From Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time") [Official Lyric Video]. (C) 2018 Disney vevo.ly/VU6yIo

John Coltrane's 60th Anniversary Editon of 'Blue Train' Album to Be Released on Color Vinyl on Friday

March 6, 2018 -- On March 9, John Coltrane's transcendent Blue Train album will be released in a limited 60th Anniversary color vinyl LP edition by Blue Note/UMe.

Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl - US, the collectible special edition presents the classic album's stereo mix on a 180-gram LP pressed on opaque blue with black swirls vinyl.

On Thursday, March 8, members of The Sound of Vinyl Text Message service will receive early access to purchase the limited edition album. On Friday, March 9, the limited edition Blue Train color vinyl LP will be available for purchase on The Sound of Vinyl website: thesoundofvinyl.us

In 1957, Coltrane enlisted a band of peers to record a new album at Rudy Van Gelder's Hackensack, NJ studio. Coltrane was joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Kenny Drew, and the rhythm section from Miles Davis' classic '50s quintet to create Blue Train, a 40-minute-plus masterwork that stands as one of the greatest jazz records of all time.

Released in December 1957, Blue Train was Coltrane's second album as leader and his sole recording under his own name for Blue Note Records.

Coltrane went on to launch new rockets of interstellar music, including 1959's groundbreaking Giant Steps, 1964's sublime jazz prayer A Love Supreme, and 1966's large ensemble expedition Ascension, which sparked the burgeoning free jazz movement.

But it all started for Coltrane with Blue Train, a pioneering five-song, blues-steeped, post-bop outing that exhilarates with pockets of brawn and poetry, excursions of ferocity and finesse, stretches of blazing velocity and soulful tenderness.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Blue Note Records/UMe

#johncoltrane #jazz #vinyl #milesdavis #saxophone #musician #ジャズ

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John Coltranes 60th Anniversary Editon of Blue Train Album to Be Released on Color Vinyl on Friday

March 6, 2018 -- On March 9, John Coltranes transcendent Blue Train album will be released in a limited 60th Anniversary color vinyl LP edition by Blue Note/UMe.

Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl - US, the collectible special edition presents the classic albums stereo mix on a 180-gram LP pressed on opaque blue with black swirls vinyl.

On Thursday, March 8, members of The Sound of Vinyl Text Message service will receive early access to purchase the limited edition album. On Friday, March 9, the limited edition Blue Train color vinyl LP will be available for purchase on The Sound of Vinyl website: http://thesoundofvinyl.us

In 1957, Coltrane enlisted a band of peers to record a new album at Rudy Van Gelders Hackensack, NJ studio. Coltrane was joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Kenny Drew, and the rhythm section from Miles Davis classic 50s quintet to create Blue Train, a 40-minute-plus masterwork that stands as one of the greatest jazz records of all time.

Released in December 1957, Blue Train was Coltranes second album as leader and his sole recording under his own name for Blue Note Records.

Coltrane went on to launch new rockets of interstellar music, including 1959s groundbreaking Giant Steps, 1964s sublime jazz prayer A Love Supreme, and 1966s large ensemble expedition Ascension, which sparked the burgeoning free jazz movement.

But it all started for Coltrane with Blue Train, a pioneering five-song, blues-steeped, post-bop outing that exhilarates with pockets of brawn and poetry, excursions of ferocity and finesse, stretches of blazing velocity and soulful tenderness.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Blue Note Records/UMe

#johncoltrane #jazz #vinyl #milesdavis #saxophone #musician #ジャズ

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Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson Nominated for Academy Of Country Music Award

March 6, 2018 -- Music legends Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson have been nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award in the category of Vocal Event of the Year for their poignant duet "Funny How Time Slips Away."

"I'm so proud of my dad and so glad his music is still being enjoyed and recognized in the music community. He always put his heart and soul into every song he ever sang," said Ashley Campbell.

Written by Nelson 57 years ago, "Funny How Time Slips Away" was recorded for Campbell's Grammy –nominated, farewell album, ‘Adiós,’ released in June 2017. The collaboration between longtime friends takes on a new gravitas as the two trailblazers reflect back together on where the years went.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a marvelous, albeit heartbreaking, tribute to their enduring love and respect for one another," the song is even more significant following Campbell's death last year from Alzheimer's.

‘Adiós’ was recorded following Campbell’s ‘Goodbye Tour,’ which he launched after revealing he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

The 12-track collection features Campbell singing songs from some of his favorite songwriters, including Jimmy Webb, his longtime collaborator behind some of his biggest hits like "Wichita Lineman," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," and "Galveston," and the title track.

Other songwriters featured include Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Fred Neil, Roger Miller, Jerry Reed and Dickey Lee.

In his lifetime, Campbell won 11 ACM Awards, including the Cliffie Stone Pioneer and the Career Achievement Award, which he received in 2015.

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards will air live on Sunday April 15, at 8 PM on the CBS Television Network.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#glencampbell #willienelson #countrymusic #songwriter #jimmywebb #musician Glen Campbell (Official)

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Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson Nominated for Academy Of Country Music Award

March 6, 2018 -- Music legends Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson have been nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award in the category of Vocal Event of the Year for their poignant duet Funny How Time Slips Away.

Im so proud of my dad and so glad his music is still being enjoyed and recognized in the music community. He always put his heart and soul into every song he ever sang, said Ashley Campbell.

Written by Nelson 57 years ago, Funny How Time Slips Away was recorded for Campbells Grammy –nominated, farewell album, ‘Adiós,’ released in June 2017. The collaboration between longtime friends takes on a new gravitas as the two trailblazers reflect back together on where the years went.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as a marvelous, albeit heartbreaking, tribute to their enduring love and respect for one another, the song is even more significant following Campbells death last year from Alzheimers.

‘Adiós’ was recorded following Campbell’s ‘Goodbye Tour,’ which he launched after revealing he had been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease.

The 12-track collection features Campbell singing songs from some of his favorite songwriters, including Jimmy Webb, his longtime collaborator behind some of his biggest hits like Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, and Galveston, and the title track.

Other songwriters featured include Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Fred Neil, Roger Miller, Jerry Reed and Dickey Lee.

In his lifetime, Campbell won 11 ACM Awards, including the Cliffie Stone Pioneer and the Career Achievement Award, which he received in 2015.

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards will air live on Sunday April 15, at 8 PM on the CBS Television Network.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#glencampbell #willienelson #countrymusic #songwriter #jimmywebb #musician Glen Campbell (Official)

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Ghostbusters Live in Concert Coming to Symphonies Around The World this Fall

March 2, 2018 -- Who are classical music fans gonna call beginning this fall? There's only one answer as festivals, symphony orchestras and performing arts centers around the world present Ghostbusters Live in Concert – a screening of the 1984 classic with live orchestral accompaniment featuring Elmer Bernstein's Grammy-nominated score and Ray Parker, Jr.'s #1 hit "Ghostbusters."
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At each presentation, Peter Bernstein, orchestrator of the original film and son of the Academy Award-winning composer, will join the local orchestra as guest conductor.

Ghostbusters Live in Concert will be presented in cities around the globe commencing in Fall 2018.

Columbia Pictures, Ghost Corps and Schirmer Theatrical are teaming to present the event.

More info at www.schirmertheatrical.com/ghostbusters.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment

#ghostbusters #rayparkerjr #80smusic #80s #moviemusic #classical #classicalmusic #symphony #musician #popularmusic

◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
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Ghostbusters Live in Concert Coming to Symphonies Around The World this Fall

March 2, 2018 -- Who are classical music fans gonna call beginning this fall? Theres only one answer as festivals, symphony orchestras and performing arts centers around the world present Ghostbusters Live in Concert – a screening of the 1984 classic with live orchestral accompaniment featuring Elmer Bernsteins Grammy-nominated score and Ray Parker, Jr.s #1 hit Ghostbusters.
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At each presentation, Peter Bernstein, orchestrator of the original film and son of the Academy Award-winning composer, will join the local orchestra as guest conductor.

Ghostbusters Live in Concert will be presented in cities around the globe commencing in Fall 2018.

Columbia Pictures, Ghost Corps and Schirmer Theatrical are teaming to present the event.

More info at www.schirmertheatrical.com/ghostbusters.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment

#ghostbusters #rayparkerjr #80smusic #80s #moviemusic #classical #classicalmusic #symphony #musician #popularmusic

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Madonna, 80s’ Movies and Hit Singles (#OTD1985)
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March 2, 2018 (O&F) – One of unmistakable trends of the early 1980s, was the inclusion of popular music in motion picture soundtracks.

A number of things contributed to the trend, including the success of movies from the late 1970s such as Saturday Night Fever and Grease as well as the birth of the cable channel MTV.

As the phenomenon grew – and helped generate additional revenue for movie studios – even films that had nothing to do with music were filled with songs. In some cases, those songs ended up being more memorable than the films from which they came.

That was the case for the 1985 movie 'Vision Quest,' which featured the Madonna song “Crazy for You.”
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The song, which debuted on Billboard’s singles chart at #55 on this date (#OTD) in 1985, eventually reached #1 and stayed an impressive nine weeks in the Top 10.

Madonna, who appeared in the movie to sing the song, had similar success that same year in the movie 'Desperately Seeking Susan,' in which she had a larger acting role.

Her song “Into the Groove” was heard in the movie; however, it was only released as a B-side of a 12” single to her hit “Angel.” Although “Into the Groove” didn’t make the singles chart, it was still certified gold.

This period was at the beginning of Madonna’s rise to superstar status and to eventually becoming the best-selling female artist of the decade.

Photo Courtesy Geffen Records

#madonna #80smusic #80s #geffenrecords #visionquest #moviemusic #soundtracks #popmusic #popularmusic #mtv
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com
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Madonna, 80s’ Movies and Hit Singles (#OTD1985)
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March 2, 2018 (O&F) – One of unmistakable trends of the early 1980s, was the inclusion of popular music in motion picture soundtracks.

A number of things contributed to the trend, including the success of movies from the late 1970s such as Saturday Night Fever and Grease as well as the birth of the cable channel MTV.

As the phenomenon grew – and helped generate additional revenue for movie studios – even films that had nothing to do with music were filled with songs.  In some cases, those songs ended up being more memorable than the films from which they came.

That was the case for the 1985 movie Vision Quest, which featured the Madonna song “Crazy for You.”
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The song, which debuted on Billboard’s singles chart at #55 on this date (#OTD) in 1985, eventually reached #1 and stayed an impressive nine weeks in the Top 10.

Madonna, who appeared in the movie to sing the song, had similar success that same year in the movie Desperately Seeking Susan, in which she had a larger acting role.

Her song “Into the Groove” was heard in the movie; however, it was only released as a B-side of a 12” single to her hit “Angel.” Although “Into the Groove” didn’t make the singles chart, it was still certified gold.

This period was at the beginning of Madonna’s rise to superstar status and to eventually becoming the best-selling female artist of the decade.

Photo Courtesy Geffen Records

#madonna #80smusic #80s #geffenrecords #visionquest #moviemusic #soundtracks #popmusic #popularmusic #mtv
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Mr. Mister Gets Its Only #1 Album (#OTD1986)
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March 1, 2018 (O&F) – Led by studio musician Richard Page, the short-lived band Mr. Mister scored its first and only #1 album on this date (#OTD) in 1986. ‘Welcome To The Real World’ was the group’s second album, and it produced three Top 40 hits – including two #1s – on its way to going platinum.

The first two singles from the album, “Broken Wings” and “Kyrie,” both spent two weeks at #1, and the third single, “Is It Love,” peaked in the Top 10 at #8.

Despite the tremendous success, Mr. Mister’s time in the spotlight would be limited to only one more hit, 1987’s “Something Real (Inside You/Inside Me),” which reached #29 on the singles chart. The song was from the album ‘Go On…,’ which, despite going gold, wasn’t the success the group’s record company, RCA, was expecting.

Personnel changes in the band followed, and although Mr. Mister recorded one more album in 1990 -- entitled 'Pull' -- RCA decided not to release it, and the group officially disbanded soon after.

Page was eventually able to release the album ‘Pull’ in 2010 on his Little Dume Recordings label, and like other albums from Mr. Mister, it is available through the usual sources, including iTunes.

In addition to Page, the lineup for Mr. Mister included Steve George, Pat Mastelotto and Steve Farris.

Photo Courtesy RCA Records

#mrmister #80smusic #80s #80srock #richardpage #mistermister #musician #studiomusician #sessionplayer #pop #popmusic #rock #bands #popularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
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Mr. Mister Gets Its Only #1 Album (#OTD1986)
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March 1, 2018 (O&F) – Led by studio musician Richard Page, the short-lived band Mr. Mister scored its first and only #1 album on this date (#OTD) in 1986. ‘Welcome To The Real World’ was the group’s second album, and it produced three Top 40 hits – including two #1s – on its way to going platinum.

The first two singles from the album, “Broken Wings” and “Kyrie,” both spent two weeks at #1, and the third single, “Is It Love,” peaked in the Top 10 at #8.

Despite the tremendous success, Mr. Mister’s time in the spotlight would be limited to only one more hit, 1987’s “Something Real (Inside You/Inside Me),” which reached #29 on the singles chart.  The song was from the album ‘Go On…,’ which, despite going gold, wasn’t the success the group’s record company, RCA, was expecting.

Personnel changes in the band followed, and although Mr. Mister recorded one more album in 1990 -- entitled Pull -- RCA decided not to release it, and the group officially disbanded soon after.

Page was eventually able to release the album ‘Pull’ in 2010 on his Little Dume Recordings label, and like other albums from Mr. Mister, it is available through the usual sources, including iTunes.

In addition to Page, the lineup for Mr. Mister included Steve George, Pat Mastelotto and Steve Farris.

Photo Courtesy RCA Records

#mrmister #80smusic #80s #80srock #richardpage #mistermister #musician #studiomusician #sessionplayer #pop #popmusic #rock #bands #popularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson’s Historic, Complete 1952-1954 Series Released on CDs

Feb. 28, 2018 -- For the first time, famed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson's historic 1952-'54 series, ‘Oscar Peterson Plays,’ has been assembled in total, collecting 10 albums across a five-disc, 113-song digitally remastered collection.

Containing many of Peterson's most important recordings as a leader, these albums explore the canons of songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Harry Warren and Vincent Youmans—in the setting of the Oscar Peterson Trio.
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'Oscar Peterson Plays,' which has been digitally remastered, is available now via Verve Records/UMe.

Few piano giants in jazz history, if any, scaled the heights of technical brilliance as Oscar Peterson (1925-2007). He was a ten-fingered player whose speed, execution, imagination and harmonic brilliance left other keyboardists with their mouths open.

Peterson's prolific trios—with guitarists Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown — set a longtime standard for ensemble interaction and excellence. As his biographer Gene Lees said: "Oscar Peterson is an astonishing example of what the human body and mind can be self-disciplined to achieve."
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Peterson was a virtuoso but he was also an extraordinarily versatile accompanist and ensemble pianist. He recorded nearly 200 albums as a leader, as well as with Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Nat 'King' Cole, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, just to name a few.

Whether it was on the Jazz at the Philharmonic tours or the multitude of studio dates for the Verve and Pablo labels, Peterson was truly the bedrock of Norman Granz's success as the most successful impresario in jazz history.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#jazz #oscarpeterson #piano #pianist #musician #HaroldArlen #IrvingBerlin #DukeEllington #JeromeKern #JimmyMcHugh #ColePorter #RichardRodgers #Harry Warren #musichistory

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
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Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson’s Historic, Complete 1952-1954 Series Released on CDs

Feb. 28, 2018 -- For the first time, famed jazz pianist Oscar Petersons historic 1952-54 series, ‘Oscar Peterson Plays,’ has been assembled in total, collecting 10 albums across a five-disc, 113-song digitally remastered collection.

Containing many of Petersons most important recordings as a leader, these albums explore the canons of songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Harry Warren and Vincent Youmans—in the setting of the Oscar Peterson Trio.
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Oscar Peterson Plays, which has been digitally remastered, is available now via Verve Records/UMe.

Few piano giants in jazz history, if any, scaled the heights of technical brilliance as Oscar Peterson (1925-2007). He was a ten-fingered player whose speed, execution, imagination and harmonic brilliance left other keyboardists with their mouths open.

Petersons prolific trios—with guitarists Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown — set a longtime standard for ensemble interaction and excellence. As his biographer Gene Lees said: Oscar Peterson is an astonishing example of what the human body and mind can be self-disciplined to achieve.
-
Peterson was a virtuoso but he was also an extraordinarily versatile accompanist and ensemble pianist. He recorded nearly 200 albums as a leader, as well as with Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, just to name a few.

Whether it was on the Jazz at the Philharmonic tours or the multitude of studio dates for the Verve and Pablo labels, Peterson was truly the bedrock of Norman Granzs success as the most successful impresario in jazz history.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#jazz #oscarpeterson #piano #pianist #musician #HaroldArlen #IrvingBerlin #DukeEllington #JeromeKern #JimmyMcHugh #ColePorter #RichardRodgers #Harry Warren #musichistory

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

The Muppets and the Man of Steel Win at the Grammy Awards (#OTD1980)
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Feb. 27, 2018 -- (O&F) – Two iconic movies of the 1970s where winners at the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards, which recognized music from the year 1979.

The ceremony was held in Los Angeles on February 27, 1980, and in the category of Best Instrumental Composition, composer and conductor John Williams won for the “Superman Main Title Theme.”
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Additionally, Williams won the award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special for his composition to the Christopher Reeve’s movie.

The ‘Superman’ win came by beating out Jim Henson and Paul Williams for ‘The Muppet Movie’ soundtrack; however, the Muppets didn’t go home empty handed (for those Muppets that actually have hands.)
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'The Muppet Movie' album won for Best Recording for Children, the same award the furry creatures had won the previous year for the album from their television show. 'The Muppet Movie' soundtrack had also produced the hit song “Rainbow Connection,” sung by Kermit, which went to #25 on the singles chart.

It marked the only time in chart history that a frog had a Top 40 hit. Additionally, Kermit performed the song on the 1980 Academy Awards telecast.

#superman #christopherreeve #jimhenson #paulwilliams #johnwilliams #moviemusic #soundtracks #muppets #kermit #themuppetmovie #grammyawards #70smusic #80smusic #80s #classicalmusic #frog #スーパーマン #ジョンウィリアムズ #マペット #popularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
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The Muppets and the Man of Steel Win at the Grammy Awards (#OTD1980)
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Feb. 27, 2018 -- (O&F) – Two iconic movies of the 1970s where winners at the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards, which recognized music from the year 1979.

The ceremony was held in Los Angeles on February 27, 1980, and in the category of Best Instrumental Composition, composer and conductor John Williams won for the “Superman Main Title Theme.”
-
Additionally, Williams won the award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special for his composition to the Christopher Reeve’s movie.

The ‘Superman’ win came by beating out Jim Henson and Paul Williams for ‘The Muppet Movie’ soundtrack; however, the Muppets didn’t go home empty handed (for those Muppets that actually have hands.)
-
The Muppet Movie album won for Best Recording for Children, the same award the furry creatures had won the previous year for the album from their television show. The Muppet Movie soundtrack had also produced the hit song “Rainbow Connection,” sung by Kermit, which went to #25 on the singles chart.

It marked the only time in chart history that a frog had a Top 40 hit.  Additionally, Kermit performed the song on the 1980 Academy Awards telecast.

#superman #christopherreeve #jimhenson #paulwilliams #johnwilliams #moviemusic #soundtracks #muppets #kermit #themuppetmovie #grammyawards #70smusic #80smusic #80s #classicalmusic #frog #スーパーマン #ジョンウィリアムズ #マペット #popularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Jackson's 'Thriller' Tops the Chart (#OTD1983)

Feb. 26, 2018 (O&F) – On this date in 1983 (#OTD) Michael Jackson’s 'Thriller,' produced by Quincy Jones, reached the top of Billboard’s U.S. album chart and ultimately became the best-selling album of all time.

The recording produced an unprecedented seven hit singles – two that reached #1 – with all seven making it into the Top 10. Interestingly, the first single from the album is one that is often forgotten as being from 'Thriller.'

While “Billie Jean” and “Beat It” were released as the second and third singles, respectively, in early 1983, the duet with Paul McCartney on “The Girl is Mine” was released in October 1982, about two weeks before the album came out.

The song climbed the chart to reach #2, where it stayed for three weeks behind Hall & Oates’ “Maneater” and then Men at Work’s “Down Under.”

Order Singles from 'Thriller' were Released and Peak Chart Position:

1. The Girl is Mine, #2

2. Billie Jean, #1

3. Beat It, #1

4. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, #5

5. Human Nature, #7

6. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), #10

7. Thriller, #4

Photo Courtesy Epic Records

#michaeljackson #paulMcCartney #thriller #kingofpop #80smusic #80s #quincyjones #musician #popularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com
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Jacksons Thriller Tops the Chart (#OTD1983)

Feb. 26, 2018 (O&F) – On this date in 1983 (#OTD) Michael Jackson’s Thriller, produced by Quincy Jones, reached the top of Billboard’s U.S. album chart and ultimately became the best-selling album of all time.

The recording produced an unprecedented seven hit singles – two that reached #1 – with all seven making it into the Top 10.  Interestingly, the first single from the album is one that is often forgotten as being from Thriller.

While “Billie Jean” and “Beat It” were released as the second and third singles, respectively, in early 1983, the duet with Paul McCartney on “The Girl is Mine” was released in October 1982, about two weeks before the album came out.

The song climbed the chart to reach #2, where it stayed for three weeks behind Hall & Oates’ “Maneater” and then Men at Work’s “Down Under.”

Order Singles from Thriller were Released and Peak Chart Position:

1.  The Girl is Mine, #2

2.  Billie Jean, #1

3.  Beat It, #1

4.  Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, #5

5.  Human Nature, #7

6.  P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), #10

7.  Thriller, #4

Photo Courtesy Epic Records

#michaeljackson #paulMcCartney #thriller #kingofpop #80smusic #80s #quincyjones #musician #popularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Happy Birthday, George on the 24th…or 25th

Feb. 24th or 25th, 2018 (O&F) – (#OTD) When he was in his 40s, George Harrison said he learned his actual birth date was February 24, 1943, rather than February 25th, the date he had celebrated for years.

However, many sources still list the 25th as his birthday and insist Harrison’s birth certificate shows he was born in the first few minutes of the 25th, while others say the certificate shows he was born just before midnight on the 24th.

While The Beatles’ aficionados continue to seek the truth, Harrison’s legacy in rock music remains undisputed. He’s a two-time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, and he has the distinction of being the first ex-Beatle to achieve a #1 hit following the breakup of the group.

“My Sweet Lord” reached the top of the U.S. singles chart on December 26, 1970, and considering the dispute about his birth date, the song -- fittingly -- has its own well-documented controversy.

Harrison’s last U.S. Top 40 hit, “When We Was Fab,” entered the Hot 100 chart in February 1988, and eventually peaked at #23.

Photo Courtesy Dark Horse

#georgeharrison #beatles #rockandroll #classicrock #musician #happybirthday #guitar #guitarist #rockandrollhalloffame #popularmusic

◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇
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Happy Birthday, George on the 24th…or 25th

Feb. 24th or 25th, 2018 (O&F) – (#OTD) When he was in his 40s, George Harrison said he learned his actual birth date was February 24, 1943, rather than February 25th, the date he had celebrated for years.

However, many sources still list the 25th as his birthday and insist Harrison’s birth certificate shows he was born in the first few minutes of the 25th, while others say the certificate shows he was born just before midnight on the 24th.

While The Beatles’ aficionados continue to seek the truth, Harrison’s legacy in rock music remains undisputed. He’s a two-time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, and he has the distinction of being the first ex-Beatle to achieve a #1 hit following the breakup of the group.

“My Sweet Lord” reached the top of the U.S. singles chart on December 26, 1970, and considering the dispute about his birth date, the song -- fittingly -- has its own well-documented controversy.

Harrison’s last U.S. Top 40 hit, “When We Was Fab,” entered the Hot 100 chart in February 1988, and eventually peaked at #23.

Photo Courtesy Dark Horse

#georgeharrison #beatles #rockandroll #classicrock #musician #happybirthday #guitar #guitarist #rockandrollhalloffame #popularmusic

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

Musician Ron Aprea Returns to Birdland

Feb. 23, 2018 (O&F) – On March 4th, jazz musician Ron Aprea will make a long overdue return to the famed Birdland Jazz Club in New York for a performance with his All-Star Big Band and vocalist Angela DeNiro.

Aprea originally played Birdland in 1966 as part of the legendary Frank Foster’s Big Band.

The upcoming performance will feature a tribute to Count Basie with music from original scores written by Foster, Neil Hefti and Aprea.

This piece of jazz history will start at 6:00 pm and information about tickets and reservations can be found at www.birdlandjazz.com or 212-581-3080.

While Aprea’s stellar career has been in jazz, he also contributed to some classic rock with his appearance on John Lennon’s 1974 album ‘Walls and Bridges.’
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In 2015, Aprea released a tribute album to Lennon and the Beatles and gave big band jazz treatments to some of Lennon and Paul McCartney’s classic tunes.

Aprea spoke to the O&F Studios about the album, as well as his experience recording with Lennon, for an episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music.’

You can listen to that episode here: oandfstudios.com/2017/07/rock-and-roll-history-jazz-musician-ron-aprea-talks-about-recording-with....

#ronaprea #jazz #frankfoster #countbasie #bigband #birdland #musician #saxophone #johnlennon #beatles #popularmusic #カウントベイシー #ジャズ #バードランド RON APREA MUSIC Frank Foster Music
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Musician Ron Aprea Returns to Birdland

Feb. 23, 2018 (O&F) – On March 4th, jazz musician Ron Aprea will make a long overdue return to the famed Birdland Jazz Club in New York for a performance with his All-Star Big Band and vocalist Angela DeNiro.

Aprea originally played Birdland in 1966 as part of the legendary Frank Foster’s Big Band.

The upcoming performance will feature a tribute to Count Basie with music from original scores written by Foster, Neil Hefti and Aprea.

This piece of jazz history will start at 6:00 pm and information about tickets and reservations can be found at www.birdlandjazz.com or 212-581-3080.

While Aprea’s stellar career has been in jazz, he also contributed to some classic rock with his appearance on John Lennon’s 1974 album ‘Walls and Bridges.’
-
In 2015, Aprea released a tribute album to Lennon and the Beatles and gave big band jazz treatments to some of Lennon and Paul McCartney’s classic tunes.

Aprea spoke to the O&F Studios about the album, as well as his experience recording with Lennon, for an episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music.’

You can listen to that episode here:  http://oandfstudios.com/2017/07/rock-and-roll-history-jazz-musician-ron-aprea-talks-about-recording-with-john-lennon/.

#ronaprea  #jazz #frankfoster #countbasie #bigband #birdland #musician #saxophone #johnlennon #beatles #popularmusic #カウントベイシー #ジャズ #バードランド RON APREA MUSIC Frank Foster Music

Parton Tops Three Charts with Song from Her Debut Movie (#OTD1981)

Feb. 21, 2018 (O&F) – On this date (#OTD) in 1981, country singer Dolly Parton began a two-week run at the top of pop singles chart “9 to 5.” The single was the title song from the movie in which Parton made her acting debut with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

The song also reached #1 on the country chart as well as the adult-contemporary chart and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.

The wide success of the song forced Scottish singer Sheena Easton to rename her European hit, also entitled “9 to 5,” to “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” when it was released in the U.S. As it turned out, the rebranding of Easton’s song didn’t hurt its success as the single reached #1 in May of 1981.

For Parton, “9 to 5” proved to be her only solo #1 pop hit; however, she would top the pop chart again in 1983 as a duet with fellow country artist Kenny Rogers on the Bee Gees-written song “Islands in the Stream."

You can hear more about Dolly Parton’s career in the O&F Studios’ radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music.” The episode “Urban Country: The Country/Pop Music Phenomenon of the Early 1980s” explores country artists who crossed over to the pop chart in the early 80s. Other artists covered include Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Eddie Rabbitt, Juice Newton, Ronnie Milsap, Emmylou Harris and the movie ‘Urban Cowboy.’

Click on the link to access the episode: oandfstudios.com/2017/06/urban-country-the-country-pop-music-phenomenon-of-the-early-1980s/

Photo Courtesy RCA Records

#dollyparton #countrymusic #70smusic #80smusic #moviemusic #soundtracks #musician #janefonda #9to5 #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #ドリーパートン Juice Newton Band Page

◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Parton Tops Three Charts with Song from Her Debut Movie (#OTD1981)

Feb. 21, 2018 (O&F) – On this date (#OTD) in 1981, country singer Dolly Parton began a two-week run at the top of pop singles chart “9 to 5.” The single was the title song from the movie in which Parton made her acting debut with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

The song also reached #1 on the country chart as well as the adult-contemporary chart and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.

The wide success of the song forced Scottish singer Sheena Easton to rename her European hit, also entitled “9 to 5,” to “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” when it was released in the U.S. As it turned out, the rebranding of Easton’s song didn’t hurt its success as the single reached #1 in May of 1981.

For Parton, “9 to 5” proved to be her only solo #1 pop hit; however, she would top the pop chart again in 1983 as a duet with fellow country artist Kenny Rogers on the Bee Gees-written song “Islands in the Stream.

You can hear more about Dolly Parton’s career in the O&F Studios’ radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music.”  The episode “Urban Country: The Country/Pop Music Phenomenon of the Early 1980s” explores country artists who crossed over to the pop chart in the early 80s.  Other artists covered include Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Eddie Rabbitt, Juice Newton, Ronnie Milsap, Emmylou Harris and the movie ‘Urban Cowboy.’

Click on the link to access the episode:  http://oandfstudios.com/2017/06/urban-country-the-country-pop-music-phenomenon-of-the-early-1980s/

Photo Courtesy RCA Records

#dollyparton #countrymusic #70smusic #80smusic #moviemusic #soundtracks #musician #janefonda #9to5 #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #ドリーパートン Juice Newton Band Page

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

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O&F Studios is with Steven Tyler.

Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band to Perform at Benefit for The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

Feb. 20, 2018 -- The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation (LAPMF) will hold a special benefit concert on Tuesday March 6 at Avalon Hollywood. The evening will begin with a performance by LA-based rock musicians Heaven & Earth. Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band will close the evening out.
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"While participating in the Memorial Foundation's Charity Golf Tournament I had the opportunity to get to know families that lost a loved one," says Stuart Smith, Heaven & Earth.

He continues "They lost a spouse or a parent over something so stupid as a traffic stop. My heart went out to them. I am very proud to be able to help out the men and women of the LAPD that do this every day for so little and are generally very unappreciated. Steven Tyler also wanted to do more to help," said Smith.

Proceeds from this event benefit LAPD employees and their immediate family members who have been afflicted by a tragedy including being injured or killed in the line of duty. The Foundation takes care of the widows and orphans of Officers when they may not have any other means.

The Foundation helps ensure the children of Officers killed have the funds available to go to college, and helps with medical costs and other life necessities. Since it's inception in 1972, the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation has granted over $18 million without any direct taxpayer money.

Tickets: LAPMFBenefitConcert.eventbrite.com

Further information about the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at www.LAPMF.org.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

Pictured in Photo: Stuart Smith of Heaven & Earth, L.A Police Chief Charlie Beck and Steven Tyler

#steventyler #Aerosmith #musician #memorial #rockandroll #70smusic #80smusic #lovingmaryband #heavenandearth Heaven and Earth Band
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band to Perform at Benefit for The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

Feb. 20, 2018 -- The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation (LAPMF) will hold a special benefit concert on Tuesday March 6 at Avalon Hollywood. The evening will begin with a performance by LA-based rock musicians Heaven & Earth.  Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band will close the evening out.
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While participating in the Memorial Foundations Charity Golf Tournament I had the opportunity to get to know families that lost a loved one, says Stuart Smith, Heaven & Earth.

He continues They lost a spouse or a parent over something so stupid as a traffic stop. My heart went out to them.  I am very proud to be able to help out the men and women of the LAPD that do this every day for so little and are generally very unappreciated. Steven Tyler also wanted to do more to help, said Smith.

Proceeds from this event benefit LAPD employees and their immediate family members who have been afflicted by a tragedy including being injured or killed in the line of duty. The Foundation takes care of the widows and orphans of Officers when they may not have any other means.

The Foundation helps ensure the children of Officers killed have the funds available to go to college, and helps with medical costs and other life necessities. Since its inception in 1972, the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation has granted over $18 million without any direct taxpayer money.

Tickets: LAPMFBenefitConcert.eventbrite.com

Further information about the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at www.LAPMF.org.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

Pictured in Photo:  Stuart Smith of Heaven & Earth, L.A Police Chief Charlie Beck and Steven Tyler

#steventyler #Aerosmith #musician #memorial #rockandroll #70smusic #80smusic #lovingmaryband #heavenandearth Heaven and Earth Band
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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Happy Birthday 'Kid Klown'

Feb. 17, 2018 (O&F) -- Today is the birthday of the late Mark Towner, the entertainer whose career highlights include hosting Los Angeles' Emmy winning television show 'Kids View.'

He was also a graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Clown College. And he was half of the team that made up the underground radio program 'The Oscar & Flannigan Show with Mark Tower and Robert Neil.'

Here is a clip from one of the Oscar & Flannigan Shows.

#kidklown #radio #clown #ringlingbros #rip
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Jon Bon Jovi Partners with Winemaker Gérard Bertrand to Launch a Premium Rosé Wine

Feb. 15, 2018 -- Award winning music icon, Jon Bon Jovi and acclaimed French winemaker, Gérard Bertrand, have joined forces to launch a premium rosé wine label, Diving into Hampton Water, soon to be available in the US market.

The venture was inspired by Bon Jovi's son, Jesse Bongiovi, former Notre Dame football player, who played a pivotal role in the brand's creation. The idea to create a wine, emblematic of a bon vivant lifestyle, emerged during time spent in the Hamptons, between Bon Jovi and his son. Rosé, a popular drink for the Bongiovi's, had initially been dubbed 'pink juice' by Bon Jovi, until Jesse and a friend inadvertently coined the name, Hampton Water, and an idea was born.

After a number of visits between the US and Gérard Bertrand's wineries in the South of France, as well as numerous blending and tasting sessions, the wine is now ready for release. The wine is described as a fresh and lively rosé, with distinctive minerality, featuring Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre, grape varieties characteristic of the French Mediterranean region.

Bon Jovi states, "Creating this wine with Gérard was just as creative as collaborating with another songwriter, Gérard uses his talents and wine knowledge just like a gifted musician. And working with my son on this has been an amazing experience."
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Diving into Hampton Water rosé wine is set to hit the shelves before spring 2018 and will retail for $25.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Gérard Bertrand USA

#bonjovi #musician #wine #vinyard #finewine #winery #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #ボンジョヴィ
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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Jon Bon Jovi Partners with Winemaker Gérard Bertrand to Launch a Premium Rosé Wine

Feb. 15, 2018 -- Award winning music icon, Jon Bon Jovi and acclaimed French winemaker, Gérard Bertrand, have joined forces to launch a premium rosé wine label, Diving into Hampton Water, soon to be available in the US market.

The venture was inspired by Bon Jovis son, Jesse Bongiovi, former Notre Dame football player, who played a pivotal role in the brands creation. The idea to create a wine, emblematic of a bon vivant lifestyle, emerged during time spent in the Hamptons, between Bon Jovi and his son. Rosé, a popular drink for the Bongiovis, had initially been dubbed pink juice by Bon Jovi, until Jesse and a friend inadvertently coined the name, Hampton Water, and an idea was born.

After a number of visits between the US and Gérard Bertrands wineries in the South of France, as well as numerous blending and tasting sessions, the wine is now ready for release. The wine is described as a fresh and lively rosé, with distinctive minerality, featuring Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre, grape varieties characteristic of the French Mediterranean region.

Bon Jovi states, Creating this wine with Gérard was just as creative as collaborating with another songwriter, Gérard uses his talents and wine knowledge just like a gifted musician. And working with my son on this has been an amazing experience.
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Diving into Hampton Water rosé wine is set to hit the shelves before spring 2018 and will retail for $25.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Gérard Bertrand USA

#bonjovi #musician #wine #vinyard #finewine #winery #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #ボンジョヴィ
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Soundtrack to Marvel's 'Black Panther' Movie Out this Friday

Feb. 14, 2018 -- Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital album of the ‘Black Panther’ score, composed by Grammy-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson, on February 16, the same day the movie opens in theaters.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay. Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.

"Black Panther" marks Göransson's third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler ("Creed," "Fruitvale Station"). The Swedish-born composer wrote the original songs for "Creed" and has also produced albums for Childish Gambino, Haim, and Chance the Rapper.

Göransson recorded the score in London with a 132-piece western classical orchestra, African percussionists and a 40-person choir.

Göransson said, "After reading Ryan's first draft of the script, I quickly realized that the only way I could properly score 'Black Panther' was to travel to Africa to record, research and learn from as many musicians I could find.

"I was introduced to Senegal's most incredible musicians and storytellers, and from there it all started to come together. One of the instruments that especially caught my attention was the talking drum, which together with West African sabar drums and ceremonial rhythms, became the foundation for the score."

Göransson infused a wide array of African instrumentation into the score and character themes.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Marvel Music/Hollywood Records

#blackpanther #soundtrack #moviemusic #marvelcomics #comics #superhero #marvel #stanlee #creed Marvel Black Panther Movie

◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Soundtrack to Marvels Black Panther Movie Out this Friday

Feb. 14, 2018 -- Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital album of the ‘Black Panther’ score, composed by Grammy-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson, on February 16, the same day the movie opens in theaters.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis DEsposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios Black Panther hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.

Black Panther marks Göranssons third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station). The Swedish-born composer wrote the original songs for Creed and has also produced albums for Childish Gambino, Haim, and Chance the Rapper.

Göransson recorded the score in London with a 132-piece western classical orchestra, African percussionists and a 40-person choir.

Göransson said, After reading Ryans first draft of the script, I quickly realized that the only way I could properly score Black Panther was to travel to Africa to record, research and learn from as many musicians I could find.

I was introduced to Senegals most incredible musicians and storytellers, and from there it all started to come together.  One of the instruments that especially caught my attention was the talking drum, which together with West African sabar drums and ceremonial rhythms, became the foundation for the score.

Göransson infused a wide array of African instrumentation into the score and character themes.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Marvel Music/Hollywood Records

#blackpanther #soundtrack #moviemusic #marvelcomics #comics #superhero #marvel #stanlee #creed Marvel Black Panther Movie

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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Jackson Browne Announces June 2018 Tour

Feb. 13, 2018 -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne announces June 2018 tour dates in in the Midwest with his full band. Advance tickets are available beginning February 14 at 10 AM (local time), with general tickets available beginning February 15 (local time). Ticket sale information is available at www.jacksonbrowne.com.

Accompanying Jackson on the road in the Midwest are band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Shane Fontayne (guitar), Alethea Mills (Vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards), and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).
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For more tour details, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com.

2018 JACKSON BROWNE Full Band Tour Dates

JUNE 5
Cincinnati, OH
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

8
Sterling Heights, MI
Michigan Lottery Amp. at Freedom Hill

9
Northfield Park, OH
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

11
Indianapolis, IN
Murat Theatre

12
Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Center - Whitney Hall

16
Milwaukee, WI
Riverside Theatre

18
Bayfield, WI
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

19
Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre

21
Des Moines, IA
Civic Center

22
Lincoln, NE
Pinewood Bowl Theater

24
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Music Hall

25
St Louis, MO
Peabody Opera House

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #70smusic #80smusic #livemusic #concerttour #concert #acousticrock #2018concert #musician #popularmusic #ジャクソンブラウン
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Jackson Browne Announces June 2018 Tour

Feb. 13, 2018 -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne announces June 2018 tour dates in in the Midwest with his full band. Advance tickets are available beginning February 14 at 10 AM (local time), with general tickets available beginning February 15 (local time). Ticket sale information is available at www.jacksonbrowne.com.

Accompanying Jackson on the road in the Midwest are band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Shane Fontayne (guitar), Alethea Mills (Vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards), and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).
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For more tour details, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com.

2018 JACKSON BROWNE Full Band Tour Dates

JUNE  5
Cincinnati, OH
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

8
Sterling Heights, MI
Michigan Lottery Amp. at Freedom Hill

9
Northfield Park, OH
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

11
Indianapolis, IN
Murat Theatre

12
Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Center - Whitney Hall

16
Milwaukee, WI
Riverside Theatre

18
Bayfield, WI
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

19
Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre

21
Des Moines, IA
Civic Center

22
Lincoln, NE
Pinewood Bowl Theater

24
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Music Hall

25
St Louis, MO
Peabody Opera House

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #70smusic #80smusic #livemusic #concerttour #concert #acousticrock #2018concert #musician #popularmusic #ジャクソンブラウン
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Beach Boys' 1966 Masterpiece 'Pet Sounds' is Being Re-Released Today in a Limited Colored Vinyl Edition

Feb. 9, 2018 -- Today, The Beach Boys' acclaimed 1966 album Pet Sounds is being released in a limited colored vinyl LP edition by Capitol/UMe.

Limited to 2000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl, the collectible special edition presents the classic album's stereo mix on a 130-gram LP pressed on split translucent yellow and green vinyl.

‘Pet Sounds’ was the Beach Boys' 12th studio album and is considered by music critics to be one of popular music's most influential and universally-acclaimed albums. Since its original release on May 16, 1966, the masterpiece has reigned at the top of countless critic and fan polls, maintaining its timeless rank as one of popular music's most-cited influences.

More than 100 domestic and international publications and journalists have lauded Pet Sounds as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. In 1995, Pet Sounds topped MOJO's special list of "The Greatest Albums of All Time" at No. 1, and in 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it at No. 2 on the magazine's oft-cited list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."

The limited edition Pet Sounds colored vinyl LP is available at The Sound of Vinyl website: thesoundofvinyl.us

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Capitol/UMe

#beachboys #vinyl #musician #classicrock #60smusic #70smusic #rockmusic #popularmusic #ビーチボーイズ #ビニール

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Beach Boys 1966 Masterpiece Pet Sounds is Being Re-Released Today in a Limited Colored Vinyl Edition

Feb. 9, 2018 -- Today, The Beach Boys acclaimed 1966 album Pet Sounds is being released in a limited colored vinyl LP edition by Capitol/UMe.

Limited to 2000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl, the collectible special edition presents the classic albums stereo mix on a 130-gram LP pressed on split translucent yellow and green vinyl.

‘Pet Sounds’ was the Beach Boys 12th studio album and is considered by music critics to be one of popular musics most influential and universally-acclaimed albums. Since its original release on May 16, 1966, the masterpiece has reigned at the top of countless critic and fan polls, maintaining its timeless rank as one of popular musics most-cited influences.

More than 100 domestic and international publications and journalists have lauded Pet Sounds as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. In 1995, Pet Sounds topped MOJOs special list of The Greatest Albums of All Time at No. 1, and in 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it at No. 2 on the magazines oft-cited list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

The limited edition Pet Sounds colored vinyl LP is available at The Sound of Vinyl website:  http://thesoundofvinyl.us

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Capitol/UMe

#beachboys #vinyl #musician #classicrock #60smusic #70smusic #rockmusic #popularmusic #ビーチボーイズ #ビニール

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

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New Toto Greatest Hits Album Featuring Three New Songs Being Released Tomorrow

Feb. 8, 2018 – Toto has announced a February 9 worldwide release of the brand new greatest hits package titled ‘40 Trips Around The Sun.’
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The 17 track album features three previously unreleased recordings: "Spanish Sea" "Alone" and "Struck By Lightning" alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team.

The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on this release.

Additionally, the band will begin the first leg of a worldwide tour February 11 in support of its 40th anniversary. So far, 36 shows in Europe have been announced and the tour will be the band's most extensive run in years and is expected to hit the U.S. later in 2018.

TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTING
Alone
Spanish Sea
I'll Supply The Love
I'll Be Over You
Stranger In Town
99
Struck By Lightning
Pamela
Afraid Of Love
I Won't Hold You Back
Jake To The Bone
Stop Loving You
Lea
Hold The Line
George Porgy
Rosanna
Africa
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TOTO – 2018 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN EUROPEAN TOUR

2/11
Helsinki, FI

2/12
Tallinn, EE

2/14
Stockholm, SE

2/16
Oslo, NO

2/17
Copenhagen, DK

2/19
Hamburg, DE

2/21
Dusseldorf, DE

2/22
Munich, DE

2/24
Berlin, DE

2/25
Leipzig, DE

2/27
Prague, CZ

2/28
Krakow, PL

3/2
Vienna, AT

3/4
Sofia, BG

3/5
Skopje, MK

3/9
Zagreb, HR

3/10
Milan, IT

3/12
Zurich, CH

3/13
Stuttgart, DE

3/15
Lille, FR

3/17
Amsterdam, NL

3/18
Brussels, BE

3/20
Offenbach, DE

3/22
Geneva, CH

3/23
Bologna, IT

3/25
Marseille, FR

3/26
Toulouse, FR

3/27
Lyon, FR

3/29
Luxembourg City, LU

3/30
Paris, FR

4/1
London, UK

4/2
Manchester, UK

4/4
Dublin, IE

4/5
Dublin, IE

4/7
Belfast, UK

4/8
Glasgow, UK

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings
Photographer - Scott Richie

#toto #totoafrica #totoband #livemusic
#2018concert #musician #newmusic #newalbum #70smusic #80smusic #greatesthits
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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New Toto Greatest Hits Album Featuring Three New Songs Being Released Tomorrow

Feb. 8, 2018 – Toto has announced a February 9 worldwide release of the brand new greatest hits package titled ‘40 Trips Around The Sun.’
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The 17 track album features three previously unreleased recordings: Spanish Sea Alone and Struck By Lightning alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team.

The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on this release.

Additionally, the band will begin the first leg of a worldwide tour February 11 in support of its 40th anniversary. So far, 36 shows in Europe have been announced and the tour will be the bands most extensive run in years and is expected to hit the U.S. later in 2018.

TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTING
Alone
Spanish Sea
Ill Supply The Love
Ill Be Over You
Stranger In Town
99
Struck By Lightning
Pamela
Afraid Of Love
I Wont Hold You Back
Jake To The Bone
Stop Loving You
Lea
Hold The Line
George Porgy
Rosanna
Africa
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TOTO – 2018 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN EUROPEAN TOUR

2/11
Helsinki, FI

2/12
Tallinn, EE

2/14
Stockholm, SE

2/16
Oslo, NO

2/17
Copenhagen, DK

2/19
Hamburg, DE

2/21
Dusseldorf, DE

2/22
Munich, DE

2/24
Berlin, DE

2/25
Leipzig, DE

2/27
Prague, CZ

2/28
Krakow, PL

3/2
Vienna, AT

3/4
Sofia, BG

3/5
Skopje, MK

3/9
Zagreb, HR

3/10
Milan, IT

3/12
Zurich, CH

3/13
Stuttgart, DE

3/15
Lille, FR

3/17
Amsterdam, NL

3/18
Brussels, BE

3/20
Offenbach, DE

3/22
Geneva, CH

3/23
Bologna, IT

3/25
Marseille, FR

3/26
Toulouse, FR

3/27
Lyon, FR

3/29
Luxembourg City, LU

3/30
Paris, FR

4/1
London, UK

4/2
Manchester, UK

4/4
Dublin, IE

4/5
Dublin, IE

4/7
Belfast, UK

4/8
Glasgow, UK

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings
Photographer - Scott Richie

#toto #totoafrica #totoband #livemusic
#2018concert #musician #newmusic #newalbum #70smusic #80smusic #greatesthits
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell Tour

Feb. 7, 2018 (O&F) – After rock and roll firmly established itself as the most popular music genre out there, some started to not only wonder how long it would last, but also how aging rock and roll stars would eventually fade into the sunset.

With the new announcement that Ozzy Osbourne plans to retire from touring, we’re getting an idea of how that question is answered from rock legends who have spent so many years on the road.

Osbourne says his upcoming – and appropriately titled – ‘No More Tours 2’ will be his last. He joins fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Neil Diamond, Elton John and Paul Simon, who have all recently announced a retirement from touring.

Osbourne said one of his “biggest fears is to be found dead in a hotel room. It’s time to come home.”
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Tickets for ‘No More Tours 2’ go on sale Feb. 17 at LiveNation.com.

Photo Courtesy Live Nation

#ozzyosbourne #livemusic #concerttour #heavymetal #rockandroll #neildiamond #paulsimon #eltonjohn #retirement #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇
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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell Tour

Feb. 7, 2018 (O&F) – After rock and roll firmly established itself as the most popular music genre out there, some started to not only wonder how long it would last, but also how aging rock and roll stars would eventually fade into the sunset.

With the new announcement that Ozzy Osbourne plans to retire from touring, we’re getting an idea of how that question is answered from rock legends who have spent so many years on the road.

Osbourne says his upcoming – and appropriately titled – ‘No More Tours 2’ will be his last.  He joins fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Neil Diamond, Elton John and Paul Simon, who have all recently announced a retirement from touring.

Osbourne said one of his “biggest fears is to be found dead in a hotel room.  It’s time to come home.”
-
Tickets for ‘No More Tours 2’ go on sale Feb. 17 at LiveNation.com.

Photo Courtesy Live Nation

#ozzyosbourne #livemusic #concerttour #heavymetal #rockandroll #neildiamond #paulsimon #eltonjohn #retirement #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
-
◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

Howard Stern to Honor David Bowie with Radio Special This Friday

Feb. 7, 2018 -- Howard Stern and SiriusXM will honor David Bowie with a special radio event on Friday, February 9, exclusively on SiriusXM channel Howard 101.
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"When I got into rock & roll music, one of the artists that I first really got into was David Bowie," said Stern. "He was always evolving, he was always on top of things, he was just a great musician and a great songwriter and a great singer. I want to make sure that people remember David Bowie."
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‘The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie’ will feature a wide variety of artists inspired by the late musician, performing his songs with their own inventive styles and interpretations. Contributors include Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, Todd Rundgren, Greta Van Fleet, Biffy Clyro, The Struts and a rare collaboration between rock stalwarts Umphrey's McGee and Huey Lewis.

Each artist selected and performed their songs exclusively for Stern's special, with Peter Frampton recording before a live audience.

The tribute broadcast will be hosted by Bowie's long-time producer Tony Visconti. "David Bowie's lasting influence on music, past, present, and future is absolutely phenomenal. He will be played a hundred years from now," Visconti said. "I'm glad we can share these fantastic interpretations of his songs. The people who rose to the occasion for the Howard Stern tribute did an amazing job."

The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie will premiere on Friday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The special will also be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app.

PETER FRAMPTON-Rebel Rebel (Live)
GARBAGE-Starman
GRETA VAN FLEET-The Jean Genie
UMPHREY'S MCGEE (ft. HUEY LEWIS and JEFF COFFIN)-Let's Dance
KRISTEEN YOUNG-Moonage Daydream
BRITT DANIEL-Never Let Me Down
DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS-Young Americans
COREY TAYLOR-Fashion
MICHAEL PENN-After All
THE STRUTS-Suffragette City
LISA LOEB-All The Young Dudes
SUN KIL MOON (ft. PETRA HADEN)-John, I'm Only Dancing
JADE BIRD-Quicksand
BIFFY CLYRO-Modern Love
BONES-I'm Afraid Of Americans
SHAWN COLVIN-Heroes
TODD RUNDGREN-Life On Mars?
DAWES-Oh! You Pretty Things
NIKKI LANE-Golden Years
BLEACHERS-Ziggy Stardust
CAR SEAT HEADREST-Ashes to Ashes
LOW CUT CONNIE-Diamond Dogs
DARYL HALL-Fame
GOGOL BORDELLO-Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN-Space Oddity

SOURCE SiriusXM

#davidbowie #howardstern #peterframpton #hallandoates #hueylewisandthenews #GretaVanFleet #BiffyClyro #Umphrey #bones

Editor’s Notes: You can also listen to the radio documentary ‘David Bowie -- Changes: Retrospective of a Rock Icon’ from the O&F Studios radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music.’ The show is available as a podcast at directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5542500.

The program is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and a variety of other outlets.

(O&F Studios and ‘Documenting Popular Music’ are not affiliated with SiriusXM or Howard Stern)
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Howard Stern to Honor David Bowie with Radio Special This Friday

Feb. 7, 2018 -- Howard Stern and SiriusXM will honor David Bowie with a special radio event on Friday, February 9, exclusively on SiriusXM channel Howard 101.
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When I got into rock & roll music, one of the artists that I first really got into was David Bowie, said Stern. He was always evolving, he was always on top of things, he was just a great musician and a great songwriter and a great singer. I want to make sure that people remember David Bowie.
-
‘The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie’ will feature a wide variety of artists inspired by the late musician, performing his songs with their own inventive styles and interpretations. Contributors include Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, Todd Rundgren, Greta Van Fleet, Biffy Clyro, The Struts and a rare collaboration between rock stalwarts Umphreys McGee and Huey Lewis.

Each artist selected and performed their songs exclusively for Sterns special, with Peter Frampton recording before a live audience.

The tribute broadcast will be hosted by Bowies long-time producer Tony Visconti. David Bowies lasting influence on music, past, present, and future is absolutely phenomenal. He will be played a hundred years from now, Visconti said. Im glad we can share these fantastic interpretations of his songs. The people who rose to the occasion for the Howard Stern tribute did an amazing job.

The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie will premiere on Friday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The special will also be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app.

PETER FRAMPTON-Rebel Rebel (Live)
GARBAGE-Starman
GRETA VAN FLEET-The Jean Genie
UMPHREYS MCGEE (ft. HUEY LEWIS and JEFF COFFIN)-Lets Dance
KRISTEEN YOUNG-Moonage Daydream
BRITT DANIEL-Never Let Me Down
DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS-Young Americans
COREY TAYLOR-Fashion
MICHAEL PENN-After All
THE STRUTS-Suffragette City
LISA LOEB-All The Young Dudes
SUN KIL MOON (ft. PETRA HADEN)-John, Im Only Dancing
JADE BIRD-Quicksand
BIFFY CLYRO-Modern Love
BONES-Im Afraid Of Americans
SHAWN COLVIN-Heroes
TODD RUNDGREN-Life On Mars? 
DAWES-Oh! You Pretty Things
NIKKI LANE-Golden Years
BLEACHERS-Ziggy Stardust
CAR SEAT HEADREST-Ashes to Ashes
LOW CUT CONNIE-Diamond Dogs
DARYL HALL-Fame
GOGOL BORDELLO-Rock N Roll Suicide
WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN-Space Oddity

SOURCE SiriusXM

#davidbowie #howardstern #peterframpton #hallandoates #hueylewisandthenews #GretaVanFleet #BiffyClyro #Umphrey #bones

Editor’s Notes:  You can also listen to the radio documentary ‘David Bowie -- Changes: Retrospective of a Rock Icon’ from the O&F Studios radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music.’ The show is available as a podcast at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5542500.

The program is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and a variety of other outlets.

(O&F Studios and ‘Documenting Popular Music’ are not affiliated with SiriusXM or Howard Stern)

For The First Time in Almost 30 Years Ohio Players are Back With New Music
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Feb. 6, 2018 – The band that delivered some of the funkiest music – as well as some of the sexiest album covers – is back with new music.

The original members of the Ohio Players, James 'Diamond' Williams (Drummer), Billy Beck, (Keyboardist), Clarence 'Chet' Willis (Guitarist) and Robert 'Kuumba' Jones (Percussionist), have gone back into the studio to record new music. The first single to drop is called “Reset” and rest assured, that Player groove is ever present.

Mature and refined and complete with that earthy timeless signature sound that made Ohio Players international superstars.

Coinciding with the release of the new record, Cherry Red Records out of the UK has put together the definitive three CD collection of Ohio Players works, combining music from the Capitol, Westbound, Mercury, Arista & Boardwalk days alongside various spin off projects by the members over the years for a total career overview of this exceptional Funk Band.

It's not an understatement to suggest Ohio Players are one of the greatest bands of all time. They are an American national treasure, a band that truly broke the mold and changed the face of music forever.

The Players music is pure and organic, at their heights they produced 17 Top 40 hits, with several platinum and gold selling albums, including masterpiece songs such as 'Skin Tight', 'Fire', 'Love Rollercoaster' and 'Who'd She Coo?'
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SOURCE Ohio Players
Photo Courtesy Mercury Records (1975 album 'Honey')
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#ohioplayers #funk #funky #musician #70smusic #newmusic #albumcover #sexy #セクシー
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
... See MoreSee Less

For The First Time in Almost 30 Years Ohio Players are Back With New Music
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Feb. 6, 2018 – The band that delivered some of the funkiest music – as well as some of the sexiest album covers – is back with new music.

The original members of the Ohio Players, James Diamond Williams (Drummer), Billy Beck, (Keyboardist), Clarence Chet Willis (Guitarist) and Robert Kuumba Jones (Percussionist), have gone back into the studio to record new music. The first single to drop is called “Reset” and rest assured, that Player groove is ever present.

Mature and refined and complete with that earthy timeless signature sound that made Ohio Players international superstars.

Coinciding with the release of the new record, Cherry Red Records out of the UK has put together the definitive three CD collection of Ohio Players works, combining music from the Capitol, Westbound, Mercury, Arista & Boardwalk days alongside various spin off projects by the members over the years for a total career overview of this exceptional Funk Band.

Its not an understatement to suggest Ohio Players are one of the greatest bands of all time. They are an American national treasure, a band that truly broke the mold and changed the face of music forever.

The Players music is pure and organic, at their heights they produced 17 Top 40 hits, with several platinum and gold selling albums, including masterpiece songs such as Skin Tight, Fire, Love Rollercoaster and Whod She Coo?
-
SOURCE Ohio Players
Photo Courtesy Mercury Records (1975 album Honey)
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#ohioplayers #funk #funky #musician #70smusic #newmusic #albumcover #sexy #セクシー
-
◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Paul Simon Announces Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour

Feb. 5, 2018 – Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon, will embark on his farewell concert tour beginning May 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will encompass shows across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.

Tickets for Paul Simon's Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on sale beginning February 8 at 9 a.m. in Europe and February 9 at 10 a.m. in North America and the UK.

Ticketing information will be available at paulsimon.com as it becomes available.

According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a fitting culmination of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day.

He said of this farewell tour, "I've often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I'd consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief. I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts."

Having created a distinctive and beloved body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which—Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland—were Album of the Year honorees. In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

During his unparalleled career, Simon has achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" (which reached #1), "Kodachrome," "Loves Me Like A Rock," "Mother and Child Reunion," "Late In The Evening," "You Can Call Me Al" and many others. With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the #1 singles, "The Sound of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and numerous other timeless hits.

Paul Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named one of Time magazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World" in 2006. In 2007, Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world's culture. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. And in 2012, he was named the recipient of the prestigious Polar Music Prize along with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Simon's philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Children's Health Fund (CHF), which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1987, CHF has provided more than 3 million doctor/patient visits.

Throughout his career, Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as Autism Speaks, The Nature Conservancy, CURE, Tibet House and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation's Half-Earth Project, which is committed to stopping the species extinction crisis by conserving half the planet's lands and oceans.

The Itinerary for Paul Simon's Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour is as follows:
North America

DATE, CITY, VENUE, ON SALE DATE and Time
(All Times Local)

May 16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 18 Seattle, WA Key Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 19 Portland, OR MODA Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 25 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 30 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 1 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 2 Houston, TX Toyota Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 4 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 6 Chicago, IL United Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 10 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Fri, Feb. 9 @ 12pm

June 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Sat, Feb 10 @ 12pm

June 15 Boston, MA TD Garden Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 19 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 20 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

UK & Europe
DATE, CITY, VENUE, ON SALE and TIME
(All Times Local)

June 30 Stockholm, SWEDEN Ericsson Globe Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 1 Oslo, NORWAY Spektrum Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 3 Copenhagen, DENMARK Royal Arena Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 5 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sportpaleis Thu, Feb 8 @ 10am

July 7 Amsterdam, HOLLAND Ziggo Dome Fri, Feb 9 @ 11am

July 10 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 11 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 13 Dublin, IRELAND* RDS Arena Mon, Feb 12 @ 10am

July 15 London, UK* Hyde Park, BST Festival On Sale Now

* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt

SOURCE Paul Simon
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Paul Simon Announces Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour

Feb. 5, 2018 – Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon, will embark on his farewell concert tour beginning May 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will encompass shows across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.

Tickets for Paul Simons Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on sale beginning February 8 at 9 a.m. in Europe and February 9 at 10 a.m. in North America and the UK.

Ticketing information will be available at http://paulsimon.com as it becomes available.

According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a fitting culmination of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day. 

He said of this farewell tour, Ive often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where Id consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief. I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.

Having created a distinctive and beloved body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which—Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland—were Album of the Year honorees. In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. 

During his unparalleled career, Simon has achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (which reached #1), Kodachrome, Loves Me Like A Rock, Mother and Child Reunion, Late In The Evening, You Can Call Me Al and many others. With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the #1 singles, The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and numerous other timeless hits. 

Paul Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named one of Time magazines 100 People Who Shape Our World in 2006. In 2007, Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the worlds culture. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. And in 2012, he was named the recipient of the prestigious Polar Music Prize along with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Simons philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Childrens Health Fund (CHF), which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1987, CHF has provided more than 3 million doctor/patient visits.

Throughout his career, Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as Autism Speaks, The Nature Conservancy, CURE, Tibet House and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundations Half-Earth Project, which is committed to stopping the species extinction crisis by conserving half the planets lands and oceans.

The Itinerary for Paul Simons Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour is as follows:
North America

DATE, CITY, VENUE, ON SALE DATE and Time
 (All Times Local)

May 16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 18 Seattle, WA Key Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 19 Portland,  OR MODA Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl  Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl  Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 25 Oakland, CA  Oracle Arena  Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 30 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 1 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 2 Houston, TX Toyota Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 4 Austin, TX  Frank Erwin Center  Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 6 Chicago, IL United Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 10 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Fri, Feb. 9 @ 12pm

June 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Sat, Feb 10 @ 12pm

June 15 Boston, MA TD Garden  Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 19 Greensboro, NC  Greensboro Coliseum Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 20 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am
 
UK & Europe 
DATE, CITY, VENUE, ON SALE and TIME
 (All Times Local)

June 30 Stockholm, SWEDEN Ericsson Globe Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 1 Oslo, NORWAY Spektrum  Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 3 Copenhagen, DENMARK Royal Arena Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 5 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sportpaleis Thu, Feb 8 @ 10am

July 7 Amsterdam, HOLLAND Ziggo Dome Fri, Feb 9 @ 11am

July 10 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 11 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 13 Dublin, IRELAND* RDS Arena Mon, Feb 12 @ 10am

July 15 London, UK* Hyde Park, BST Festival On Sale Now

* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt 
 
SOURCE Paul Simon

On This Date -- February 4th

Feb. 4, 2018 (O&F) – This date has been eventful in music history.

In 1977: Fleetwood Mac released the album ‘Rumours’
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In 1978: The Bee Gees reached #1 in the U.S. with the single “Staying Alive”
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In 1978: ABBA reached #1 in the U.K. with the album ‘The Album’
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In 1983: Karen Carpenter died at the age of 32
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In 1984: Culture Club reached #1 in the U.S. with “Karma Chameleon”
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Birthdays: Phil Ehart (drummer for the group Kansas) and Alice Cooper
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#alicecooper #fleetwoodmac #ABBA #beegees #karencarpenter Boy George & Culture Club #carpenters #kansas #cultureclub #70smusic #80smusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
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On This Date -- February 4th

Feb. 4, 2018 (O&F) – This date has been eventful in music history.

In 1977:  Fleetwood Mac released the album ‘Rumours’
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In 1978:  The Bee Gees reached #1 in the U.S. with the single “Staying Alive”
-
In 1978:  ABBA reached #1 in the U.K. with the album ‘The Album’
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In 1983:  Karen Carpenter died at the age of 32
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In 1984:  Culture Club reached #1 in the U.S. with “Karma Chameleon”
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Birthdays:  Phil Ehart (drummer for the group Kansas) and Alice Cooper
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.
.

#alicecooper #fleetwoodmac #ABBA #beegees #karencarpenter Boy George & Culture Club #carpenters #kansas #cultureclub #70smusic #80smusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic 
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

February 3rd 1959

Feb. 3, 2018 (O&F) – On this date in 1959, while on a concert tour, a charted airplane carrying a 22-year old Buddy Holly and a 17-year old Ritchie Valens crashed after taking off in Clear Lake, Iowa. Besides Holly and Valens, the plan carried singer Jiles Perry Richardson Jr., professionally known as ‘The Big Bopper,’ and pilot Roger Peterson. All were killed in the crash.

Future county star Waylon Jennings, the bass player in Holly’s band, had given up his seat on the small play to Richardson, who was suffering from a cold and didn’t want to take the long bus ride to the next stop on the tour.

Don McLean commemorated and immortalized the event in his 1971 hit “American Pie.”

#buddyholly #ritchievalens #bigbopper #waylonjennings #donmclean #thedaythemusicdied
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February 3rd 1959

Feb. 3, 2018 (O&F) – On this date in 1959, while on a concert tour, a charted airplane carrying a 22-year old Buddy Holly and a 17-year old Ritchie Valens crashed after taking off in Clear Lake, Iowa.  Besides Holly and Valens, the plan carried singer Jiles Perry Richardson Jr., professionally known as ‘The Big Bopper,’ and pilot Roger Peterson.  All were killed in the crash.

Future county star Waylon Jennings, the bass player in Holly’s band, had given up his seat on the small play to Richardson, who was suffering from a cold and didn’t want to take the long bus ride to the next stop on the tour.

Don McLean commemorated and immortalized the event in his 1971 hit “American Pie.”

#buddyholly #ritchievalens #bigbopper #waylonjennings #donmclean #thedaythemusicdied

Frank Zappa's Legendary 1973 "The Roxy Performances Captured" on Definitive Seven-CD Boxed Set, Released Today

Feb. 2, 2018 – It was in December of 1973, when Frank Zappa played a series of legendary concerts at the famed The Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Considered a high-water mark of his career, owing to the incredible, virtuosic performances of himself and his stellar band The Mothers, the five shows – across three nights – included a private invite-only performance/soundcheck/film shoot followed by back-to-back doubleheaders.

A few days later, continuing this incredibly prolific week, Zappa brought his band and camera crew to Ike Turner's Bolic Sound in Inglewood for a filmed recording session. In typical Zappa fashion, he recorded it all.

Today, Zappa Records/UMe has released 'The Roxy Performances,' a definitive seven-CD box set that collects all four public shows from December 9-10, 1973, and the December 8th film shoot/soundcheck, each presented in their entirety for the first time, along with bonus content featuring rarities from a rehearsal, unreleased tracks and highlights from the Bolic Studios recording session.

This complete collection of nearly eight hours documents the Roxy shows as they happened and presents brand new 2016 mixes by Craig Parker Adams from new 96K 24 Bit transfers of the multi-track masters.

The set is rounded out with a 48-page booklet that includes photos from the performances, extensive liner notes by Vaultmeister Joe Travers, essays from Zappa family friend, Australian writer Jen Jewel Brown, and American singer/songwriter Dave Alvin, who give their firsthand recollections about the shows, and a selection of archival press reviews.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#frankzappa #70smusic #aventgarde #rock #musician #livemusic #theroxy #sunsetblvd #concert #documentary #newmusic #musichistory
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
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Frank Zappas Legendary 1973 The Roxy Performances Captured on Definitive Seven-CD Boxed Set, Released Today

Feb. 2, 2018 – It was in December of 1973, when Frank Zappa played a series of legendary concerts at the famed The Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Considered a high-water mark of his career, owing to the incredible, virtuosic performances of himself and his stellar band The Mothers, the five shows – across three nights – included a private invite-only performance/soundcheck/film shoot followed by back-to-back doubleheaders.

A few days later, continuing this incredibly prolific week, Zappa brought his band and camera crew to Ike Turners Bolic Sound in Inglewood for a filmed recording session. In typical Zappa fashion, he recorded it all.

Today, Zappa Records/UMe has released The Roxy Performances, a definitive seven-CD box set that collects all four public shows from December 9-10, 1973, and the December 8th film shoot/soundcheck, each presented in their entirety for the first time, along with bonus content featuring rarities from a rehearsal, unreleased tracks and highlights from the Bolic Studios recording session.

This complete collection of nearly eight hours documents the Roxy shows as they happened and presents brand new 2016 mixes by Craig Parker Adams from new 96K 24 Bit transfers of the multi-track masters.

The set is rounded out with a 48-page booklet that includes photos from the performances, extensive liner notes by Vaultmeister Joe Travers, essays from Zappa family friend, Australian writer Jen Jewel Brown, and American singer/songwriter Dave Alvin, who give their firsthand recollections about the shows, and a selection of archival press reviews.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#frankzappa #70smusic #aventgarde #rock #musician #livemusic #theroxy #sunsetblvd #concert #documentary #newmusic #musichistory
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Roxy Music Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Debut Album with a Rerelease, Four-Disc Super Deluxe Edition Today

Feb. 2, 2018 – Forty-five years after its initial release, Roxy Music has re-released its self-titled debut album, giving fans an opportunity to assess the album and listen to how the group evolved and developed.

The 3CD/DVD Roxy Music box set provides a thrilling insight into the world of Roxy Music in 1971/1972, starting with the demo tape that caught the attention of writer Richard Williams that ultimately led to their deal with EG Management and then Island Records.

Included are the John Peel BBC Sessions which saw the group honing their craft as they prepared to record their debut album. The second CD in the set captures something very special with unheard glimpses into Roxy's working methods in the studio.

Alternate session versions are offered for every album track, plus their first single, "Virginia Plain." The original album is presented in the 1999 Bob Ludwig master, while the remainder of the audio has been mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

The set's DVD includes promos and BBC TV appearances, as well as rare footage of Roxy at the Bataclan Club in Paris in November 1972, the only surviving visual document of this line-up live on stage. To round off the audio/visual elements of the set, lifetime admirer Steven Wilson has mixed the album into 5.1 DTS 96/24 and Dolby AC3 Sound.

The box set also contains a 136-page book, featuring many rare and previously unpublished photographs and an essay by aforementioned Guardian journalist and author Richard Williams, the man who first wrote about the group in Melody Maker in 1971.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Virgin/UMe

#roxymusic #roxymusicpup #70smusic #80smusic #musician #rock #vinyl #remasteredmusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

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

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
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Roxy Music Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Debut Album with a Rerelease, Four-Disc Super Deluxe Edition Today

Feb. 2, 2018 – Forty-five years after its initial release, Roxy Music has re-released its self-titled debut album, giving fans an opportunity to assess the album and listen to how the group evolved and developed.

The 3CD/DVD Roxy Music box set provides a thrilling insight into the world of Roxy Music in 1971/1972, starting with the demo tape that caught the attention of writer Richard Williams that ultimately led to their deal with EG Management and then Island Records.

Included are the John Peel BBC Sessions which saw the group honing their craft as they prepared to record their debut album. The second CD in the set captures something very special with unheard glimpses into Roxys working methods in the studio.

Alternate session versions are offered for every album track, plus their first single, Virginia Plain. The original album is presented in the 1999 Bob Ludwig master, while the remainder of the audio has been mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

The sets DVD includes promos and BBC TV appearances, as well as rare footage of Roxy at the Bataclan Club in Paris in November 1972, the only surviving visual document of this line-up live on stage. To round off the audio/visual elements of the set, lifetime admirer Steven Wilson has mixed the album into 5.1 DTS 96/24 and Dolby AC3 Sound.

The box set also contains a 136-page book, featuring many rare and previously unpublished photographs and an essay by aforementioned Guardian journalist and author Richard Williams, the man who first wrote about the group in Melody Maker in 1971.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Virgin/UMe

#roxymusic #roxymusicpup #70smusic #80smusic #musician #rock #vinyl #remasteredmusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

Fleetwood Mac to Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Today

Feb 1, 2018 – SiriusXM has launched an exclusive, limited-run SiriusXM channel for the Grammy Award winning rock band Fleetwood Mac.

The channel, which went live today, showcases music from Fleetwood Mac's extensive Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career, including their indelible hits, solo material, live songs, rare demo tracks and musical influences.

The channel will also include exclusive stories and insights from Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, plus special hosted shows by band members.
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"Fleetwood Mac's body of work is so large and their music so unforgettable that we are thrilled to celebrate their music with their own exclusive SiriusXM channel," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM.
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"For our subscribers it will be a fresh sounding and relevant presentation of their music, including special hosted shows from members of the band. The programming will deliver to our subscribers the band's hit singles, favorite artist influences, and their solo works too. For several generations, this will be a must-listen for fans of Fleetwood Mac."
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SiriusXM's The Fleetwood Mac Channel is available via satellite on channel 4, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

SiriusXM subscribers with streaming access can also listen to SiriusXM's 200+ channels at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Sonos speakers and more.

Source: SiriusXM

#fleetwoodmac #stevienicks #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #siriusxm #musician #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes.
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com
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Fleetwood Mac to Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Today

Feb 1, 2018 – SiriusXM has launched an exclusive, limited-run SiriusXM channel for the Grammy Award winning rock band Fleetwood Mac.

The channel, which went live today, showcases music from Fleetwood Macs extensive Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career, including their indelible hits, solo material, live songs, rare demo tracks and musical influences.

The channel will also include exclusive stories and insights from Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, plus special hosted shows by band members.
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Fleetwood Macs body of work is so large and their music so unforgettable that we are thrilled to celebrate their music with their own exclusive SiriusXM channel, said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM.
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For our subscribers it will be a fresh sounding and relevant presentation of their music, including special hosted shows from members of the band. The programming will deliver to our subscribers the bands hit singles, favorite artist influences, and their solo works too. For several generations, this will be a must-listen for fans of Fleetwood Mac.
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SiriusXMs The Fleetwood Mac Channel is available via satellite on channel 4, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

SiriusXM subscribers with streaming access can also listen to SiriusXMs 200+ channels at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Sonos speakers and more.

Source: SiriusXM

#fleetwoodmac #stevienicks #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #siriusxm #musician #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes.
-
The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Phantom of the Opera Celebrates 30 Years on Broadway with The Empire State Building's Dazzling Music-To-Light Show

Feb. 1, 2018 -- On January 24th, the iconic Empire State Building celebrated the 30th anniversary of Broadway mainstay The Phantom of the Opera with a magnificent music-to-light show designed by world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman.

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh did the honor of flipping the switch at the show's post-curtain call celebration to light the sky with the music of the night.

Now it is possible for everyone to enjoy this remarkable event on the Empire State Building's YouTube page, www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqSYSKpvr7c.

The entire music-to light show is synchronized to The Phantom of the Opera's instantly recognizable score, from the overture to the timeless classic The Music of the Night, to the showstopper Masquerade.
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"The world has loved The Phantom of the Opera," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. "We are thrilled to sync the Empire State Building's lights, a New York City institution, to the music of another New York City institution, The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running Broadway show in Broadway history."
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SOURCE Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

#broadway #phantomoftheopera #AndrewLloydWebber #empirestatebuilding #newyork
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes.
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com
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Phantom of the Opera Celebrates 30 Years on Broadway with The Empire State Buildings Dazzling Music-To-Light Show

Feb. 1, 2018 -- On January 24th, the iconic Empire State Building celebrated the 30th anniversary of Broadway mainstay The Phantom of the Opera with a magnificent music-to-light show designed by world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman.

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh did the honor of flipping the switch at the shows post-curtain call celebration to light the sky with the music of the night.

Now it is possible for everyone to enjoy this remarkable event on the Empire State Buildings YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqSYSKpvr7c.

The entire music-to light show is synchronized to The Phantom of the Operas instantly recognizable score, from the overture to the timeless classic The Music of the Night, to the showstopper Masquerade.
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The world has loved The Phantom of the Opera, said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. We are thrilled to sync the Empire State Buildings lights, a New York City institution, to the music of another New York City institution, The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running Broadway show in Broadway history.
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SOURCE Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

#broadway #phantomoftheopera #AndrewLloydWebber #empirestatebuilding #newyork
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes.
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Chuck Berry's All-Time Greatest Greatest-Hits Album Released As Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

Jan. 30, 2018 -- Chuck Berry’s all-time greatest hits have been re-released in a ‘Super Deluxe Edition.’ Available now, the five-disc vinyl box set includes the original two-LP, 28-song compilation and an additional LP containing 14 more hits, rarities and B-sides as well as a rare live album available on vinyl for the first time.

The collection also includes a newly created bonus ten-inch EP featuring four holiday-themed classics on "Rudolph-Red" vinyl, with one song on vinyl for the first time as well.

Track Listing

Side 1
Maybellene
Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
You Can't Catch Me
Too Much Monkey Business
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Roll Over Beethoven
Havana Moon

Side 2
School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)
Rock And Roll Music
Oh Baby Doll
Reelin' And Rockin'
Sweet Little Sixteen
Johnny B. Goode
Around And Around

Side 3
Carol
Beautiful Delilah
Memphis, Tennessee
Sweet Little Rock And Roller
Little Queenie
Almost Grown
Back In The U.S.A.

Side 4
Let It Rock
Bye Bye Johnny
I'm Talking About You
Come On
Nadine (Is It You?)
No Particular Place To Go
I Want To Be Your Driver

LP 3

Side 1
Wee Wee Hours
No Money Down
Drifting Heart
La Jaunda (Español)
Blue Feeling
Vacation Time
Joe Joe Gun

Side 2
Too Pooped To Pop "Casey"
Our Little Rendezvous
You Never Can Tell
Promised Land
Little Marie
Dear Dad
My Ding-A-Ling (live single version)

LP 4
Recorded at the Walled Lake Casino, October 25 & 26, 1963
First time on vinyl
*First U.S. release

Side 1
Guitar Boogie
Let It Rock
Almost Grown
Chuck Berry Dialogue 1
Too Much Monkey Business*
Johnny B. Goode
Introduction / Instrumental
Sweet Little Sixteen

Side 2
Wee Wee Hours
Chuck Berry Dialogue 2
Maybellene
Medley: Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite/Johnny B. Goode/Let It Rock/School Day

Bonus: Berry Christmas EP

Side 1
Run Rudolph Run
Merry Christmas Baby

Side 2
Spending Christmas (first time on vinyl)
Christmas

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Geffen/UMe

#chuckberry #chuckberry🎸 #rockandroll #musician #guitarist #vinyl #50s #50srocknroll #popularmusic
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Chuck Berrys All-Time Greatest Greatest-Hits Album Released As Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

Jan. 30, 2018 -- Chuck Berry’s all-time greatest hits have been re-released in a ‘Super Deluxe Edition.’ Available now, the five-disc vinyl box set includes the original two-LP, 28-song compilation and an additional LP containing 14 more hits, rarities and B-sides as well as a rare live album available on vinyl for the first time.

The collection also includes a newly created bonus ten-inch EP featuring four holiday-themed classics on Rudolph-Red vinyl, with one song on vinyl for the first time as well.

Track Listing

Side 1
Maybellene
Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
You Cant Catch Me
Too Much Monkey Business
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Roll Over Beethoven
Havana Moon

Side 2
School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)
Rock And Roll Music
Oh Baby Doll
Reelin And Rockin
Sweet Little Sixteen
Johnny B. Goode
Around And Around

Side 3
Carol
Beautiful Delilah
Memphis, Tennessee
Sweet Little Rock And Roller
Little Queenie
Almost Grown
Back In The U.S.A.

Side 4
Let It Rock
Bye Bye Johnny
Im Talking About You
Come On
Nadine (Is It You?)
No Particular Place To Go
I Want To Be Your Driver

LP 3

Side 1
Wee Wee Hours
No Money Down
Drifting Heart
La Jaunda (Español)
Blue Feeling
Vacation Time
Joe Joe Gun

Side 2
Too Pooped To Pop Casey
Our Little Rendezvous
You Never Can Tell
Promised Land
Little Marie
Dear Dad
My Ding-A-Ling (live single version)

LP 4
Recorded at the Walled Lake Casino, October 25 & 26, 1963
First time on vinyl
*First U.S. release

Side 1
Guitar Boogie
Let It Rock
Almost Grown
Chuck Berry Dialogue 1
Too Much Monkey Business*
Johnny B. Goode
Introduction / Instrumental
Sweet Little Sixteen

Side 2
Wee Wee Hours
Chuck Berry Dialogue 2
Maybellene
Medley: Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite/Johnny B. Goode/Let It Rock/School Day

Bonus: Berry Christmas EP

Side 1
Run Rudolph Run
Merry Christmas Baby

Side 2
Spending Christmas (first time on vinyl)
Christmas

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Geffen/UMe

#chuckberry #chuckberry🎸 #rockandroll #musician #guitarist #vinyl #50s #50srocknroll #popularmusic

Guitarist Kenny Burrell's Swing Classic "A Generation Ago Today" Revived After Half A Century

Jan. 29, 2018 -- It's been nearly two generations since jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell's tribute to pioneering electric guitarist Charlie Christian and "The King of Swing" Benny Goodman, A Generation Ago Today, was released. The long-out-of-print album has been revived and is now, for the first time in the U.S., available digitally and on CD with its original cover, marking the first time this homage has been available in its original form since being released half a century ago in 1967.The album includes new liner notes by noted jazz journalist Kirk Silsbee.

Recorded at several sessions during 1966-67 with altoist Phil Woods, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Grady Tate, A Generation Ago Today features Burrell and his all-star quintet performing swing classics that Christian recorded during 1939-41 with the Benny Goodman Sextet. Rather than merely copying Christian's solos, Burrell plays creatively within the swing format, coming up with fresh statements of his own that add to the legacy of the timeless music.

"As Long As I Live," which adds vibraphonist Mike Mainieri to the group, is given a Brazilian tinge that hints at bossa-nova. "Poor Butterfly" begins as a ballad for Burrell's guitar before the second half features Woods playing heated doubletime lines. The most extended selection, "Stompin' At The Savoy," is a joyful jam with plenty of interplay between Burrell and Woods and a fine solo by Carter. Among the other highlights are "Rose Room," "A Smooth One," and the cooking uptempo blues "Wholly Cats;" the latter has a guest appearance by pianist Richard Wyands.

Burrell, a major guitarist since he recorded with Dizzy Gillespie in the early 1950s, came from the world of bebop yet was versatile enough to lead one of the first guitar-bass-drums "power trio" on the 1959 Blue Note album, A Night At The Vanguard, to record with Gil Evans arrangements on Guitar Forms, and to be an important part of soul jazz jams with organist Jimmy Smith and tenor-saxophonist Stanley Turrentine.

The years 1966 and 67 were a very interesting time in jazz history. High-energy avant-garde jazz (sometimes called "The New Thing"), which was best typified by the explorative flights of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, was having a strong influence. Soul jazz, grooving and soulful music that was open to the rhythms of R&B and funk, was quite popular.

Straightahead hard bop and Dixieland also had their audiences. On A Generation Ago Today, Burrell defied the musical trends of the time. Instead he recorded a change of pace, a timeless exploration of swing tunes. The project gave him an opportunity to pay homage to his early influence Charlie Christian and to make his own statements in a small-group swing setting.
At 86, Burrell is still active today and he has long been an important educator at UCLA. But even in his long career of accomplishments, A Generation Ago Today is one of the milestones.

A Generation Ago Today Tracklisting
1. As Long As I Live
2. Poor Bututterfly
3. Stompin' At The Savoy
4. I Surrender Dear
5. Rose Room
6. If I Had You
7. A Smooth One
8. Wholly Cats

SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises

#jazz #swing #kennyburrell #bennygoodman Kenny Burrell - Verve Records

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Guitarist Kenny Burrells Swing Classic A Generation Ago Today Revived After Half A Century

Jan. 29, 2018 -- Its been nearly two generations since jazz guitarist Kenny Burrells tribute to pioneering electric guitarist Charlie Christian and The King of Swing Benny Goodman, A Generation Ago Today, was released. The long-out-of-print album has been revived and is now, for the first time in the U.S., available digitally and on CD with its original cover, marking the first time this homage has been available in its original form since being released half a century ago in 1967.The album includes new liner notes by noted jazz journalist Kirk Silsbee.

Recorded at several sessions during 1966-67 with altoist Phil Woods, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Grady Tate, A Generation Ago Today features Burrell and his all-star quintet performing swing classics that Christian recorded during 1939-41 with the Benny Goodman Sextet. Rather than merely copying Christians solos, Burrell plays creatively within the swing format, coming up with fresh statements of his own that add to the legacy of the timeless music.

As Long As I Live, which adds vibraphonist Mike Mainieri to the group, is given a Brazilian tinge that hints at bossa-nova. Poor Butterfly begins as a ballad for Burrells guitar before the second half features Woods playing heated doubletime lines. The most extended selection, Stompin At The Savoy, is a joyful jam with plenty of interplay between Burrell and Woods and a fine solo by Carter. Among the other highlights are Rose Room, A Smooth One, and the cooking uptempo blues Wholly Cats; the latter has a guest appearance by pianist Richard Wyands.

Burrell, a major guitarist since he recorded with Dizzy Gillespie in the early 1950s, came from the world of bebop yet was versatile enough to lead one of the first guitar-bass-drums power trio on the 1959 Blue Note album, A Night At The Vanguard, to record with Gil Evans arrangements on Guitar Forms, and to be an important part of soul jazz jams with organist Jimmy Smith and tenor-saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. 

The years 1966 and 67 were a very interesting time in jazz history. High-energy avant-garde jazz (sometimes called The New Thing), which was best typified by the explorative flights of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, was having a strong influence. Soul jazz, grooving and soulful music that was open to the rhythms of R&B and funk, was quite popular. 

Straightahead hard bop and Dixieland also had their audiences. On A Generation Ago Today, Burrell defied the musical trends of the time. Instead he recorded a change of pace, a timeless exploration of swing tunes. The project gave him an opportunity to pay homage to his early influence Charlie Christian and to make his own statements in a small-group swing setting.
At 86, Burrell is still active today and he has long been an important educator at UCLA. But even in his long career of accomplishments, A Generation Ago Today is one of the milestones.

 A Generation Ago Today Tracklisting
1. As Long As I Live 
2. Poor Bututterfly                                                                                               
3. Stompin At The Savoy                                                                                              
4. I Surrender Dear                                                                                          
5. Rose Room                                                                                                    
6. If I Had You                                                                    
7. A Smooth One                                                                                                              
8. Wholly Cats 

SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises

#jazz #swing #kennyburrell #bennygoodman Kenny Burrell - Verve Records

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John Hiatt's Classic Albums Celebrated with 30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissues

Jan. 26, 2018 -- In a stellar career that spans half a century, John Hiatt has built a massive collection of recordings that's been an ongoing source of inspiration for fans, critics and other artists. Hiatt's catalog encompasses more than 22 studio albums, including several acknowledged classics. But the veteran singer-songwriter's 1987 album ‘Bring the Family’ and its 1988 follow-up ‘Slow Turning’ have earned special status, and remain beloved cornerstones of the veteran artist's prestigious body of work.

Today, A&M Records/UMe will celebrate these high-water marks with newly remastered vinyl editions, making them available on vinyl for the first time since their original release. The long out-of-print records will be pressed on high-quality 180-gram black vinyl, along with a special limited-edition colored vinyl variant of each. Bring the Family will be released on clear with grey smoke 180-gram vinyl, while Slow Turning will be on translucent red 180-gram vinyl. The colored vinyl editions, limited to 500 each, will be available exclusively at Sound of Vinyl and on Hiatt's upcoming tour.

Bring the Family, Hiatt's eighth album of original songs, marked a mainstream breakthrough for the artist after years as a critical and cult favorite, becoming his first release to appear on the Billboard album chart. Recorded on a shoestring budget at a time when Hiatt didn't have a record deal, in a hastily-arranged four-day session with the all-star studio combo of Ry Cooder on guitar, Nick Lowe on bass and session veteran Jim Keltner on drums, the album quickly won attention for its rootsy, melodically infectious songcraft and its resonant lyrical insights on love, parenthood and family life.

Bring the Family has also become a popular source of cover material for a wide variety of artists. Within two years of the album's release, Bonnie Raitt would have a hit single with her version of Hiatt's "Thing Called Love," while Bring the Family's opening track "Memphis in the Meantime" was successfully covered by Gregg Allman and Carl Perkins. Meanwhile, "Have a Little Faith in Me" has been recorded by an array of acts, including Joe Cocker, Jewel, Mandy Moore, Bill Frisell, Delbert McClinton and Bon Jovi.

When Bring the Family's studio band (which would later reunite as Little Village) was unable to tour behind the album, Hiatt recruited an equally impressive combo, The Goners, featuring renowned slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, bassist David Ranson and drummer Ken Blevins, and hit the road. The Goners proved such an impressive unit that Hiatt called upon them again for his next studio effort, Slow Turning.

Often regarded as a sequel to Bring the Family for its lyrical subject matter and raw, spare sound, Slow Turning (produced by seasoned studio pro Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin) continued Hiatt's introspective explorations of home and family, and produced his biggest airplay hit in the album's catchy title track, which reached #8 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

As with its predecessor, Slow Turning's songs would attract the interest of other artists. Blues icon Buddy Guy covered "Feels Like Rain" and made it the title cut of his 1993 album, while "Drive South" became a country hit for Suzy Bogguss, and Emmylou Harris recorded a well-received version of "Icy Blue Heart." "Tennessee Plates," as covered by Charlie Sexton, was featured in the iconic barroom scene of the film "Thelma and Louise."

To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Slow Turning, Hiatt has reassembled The Goners, for a special tour where they will perform the album in its entirety followed by a second set of songs from through Hiatt's long and illustrious career. The tour kicks off tonight, January 11 in Lafayette, La., and continues through the end of March.

JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS FEATURING SONNY LANDRETH ON TOUR
January 11 – Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
January 12 – Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
January 13 – Little Rock, AR @ UA – Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts
January 14 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
January 16 – Oklahoma, OK @ Hudson Performance Hall
January 18 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 19 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
January 20 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
January 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
January 23 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
January 24 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
January 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Saban Theater
January 27 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
January 28 – Santa Clarita, CA @ The Canyon Santa Clarita
January 29 – Carmel, CA @ Sunset Cultural Center
January 31 – San Francisco, CA @ SF Masonic
February 1 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
February 2 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
March 16 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
March 17 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
March 19 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Freemont Theatre
March 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
March 23 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theatre
March 24 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
March 25 – Beaver Creek, CO @ Villar Performing Arts Center
March 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon
March 28 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
March 29 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
March 30 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
August 31 – Bayfield, WI @ Big Top Chautauqua

SOURCE UMe
#blues #rock #vinyl #johnhaitt

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John Hiatts Classic Albums Celebrated with 30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissues

Jan. 26, 2018 -- In a stellar career that spans half a century, John Hiatt has built a massive collection of recordings thats been an ongoing source of inspiration for fans, critics and other artists. Hiatts catalog encompasses more than 22 studio albums, including several acknowledged classics. But the veteran singer-songwriters 1987 album ‘Bring the Family’ and its 1988 follow-up ‘Slow Turning’ have earned special status, and remain beloved cornerstones of the veteran artists prestigious body of work.

Today, A&M Records/UMe will celebrate these high-water marks with newly remastered vinyl editions, making them available on vinyl for the first time since their original release. The long out-of-print records will be pressed on high-quality 180-gram black vinyl, along with a special limited-edition colored vinyl variant of each. Bring the Family will be released on clear with grey smoke 180-gram vinyl, while Slow Turning will be on translucent red 180-gram vinyl. The colored vinyl editions, limited to 500 each, will be available exclusively at Sound of Vinyl and on Hiatts upcoming tour. 

Bring the Family, Hiatts eighth album of original songs, marked a mainstream breakthrough for the artist after years as a critical and cult favorite, becoming his first release to appear on the Billboard album chart. Recorded on a shoestring budget at a time when Hiatt didnt have a record deal, in a hastily-arranged four-day session with the all-star studio combo of Ry Cooder on guitar, Nick Lowe on bass and session veteran Jim Keltner on drums, the album quickly won attention for its rootsy, melodically infectious songcraft and its resonant lyrical insights on love, parenthood and family life. 

Bring the Family has also become a popular source of cover material for a wide variety of artists. Within two years of the albums release, Bonnie Raitt would have a hit single with her version of Hiatts Thing Called Love, while Bring the Familys opening track Memphis in the Meantime was successfully covered by Gregg Allman and Carl Perkins. Meanwhile, Have a Little Faith in Me has been recorded by an array of acts, including Joe Cocker, Jewel, Mandy Moore, Bill Frisell, Delbert McClinton and Bon Jovi.

When Bring the Familys studio band (which would later reunite as Little Village) was unable to tour behind the album, Hiatt recruited an equally impressive combo, The Goners, featuring renowned slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, bassist David Ranson and drummer Ken Blevins, and hit the road. The Goners proved such an impressive unit that Hiatt called upon them again for his next studio effort, Slow Turning. 

Often regarded as a sequel to Bring the Family for its lyrical subject matter and raw, spare sound, Slow Turning (produced by seasoned studio pro Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin) continued Hiatts introspective explorations of home and family, and produced his biggest airplay hit in the albums catchy title track, which reached #8 on Billboards Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. 

As with its predecessor, Slow Turnings songs would attract the interest of other artists. Blues icon Buddy Guy covered Feels Like Rain and made it the title cut of his 1993 album, while Drive South became a country hit for Suzy Bogguss, and Emmylou Harris recorded a well-received version of Icy Blue Heart. Tennessee Plates, as covered by Charlie Sexton, was featured in the iconic barroom scene of the film Thelma and Louise.

To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Slow Turning, Hiatt has reassembled The Goners, for a special tour where they will perform the album in its entirety followed by a second set of songs from through Hiatts long and illustrious career. The tour kicks off tonight, January 11 in Lafayette, La., and continues through the end of March.

JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS FEATURING SONNY LANDRETH ON TOUR
January 11 – Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
January 12 – Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
January 13 – Little Rock, AR @ UA – Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts
January 14 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
January 16 – Oklahoma, OK @ Hudson Performance Hall
January 18 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 19 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
January 20 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
January 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
January 23 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
January 24 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
January 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Saban Theater
January 27 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
January 28 – Santa Clarita, CA @ The Canyon Santa Clarita
January 29 – Carmel, CA @ Sunset Cultural Center
January 31 – San Francisco, CA @ SF Masonic
February 1 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
February 2 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
March 16 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
March 17 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
March 19 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Freemont Theatre
March 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
March 23 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theatre
March 24 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
March 25 – Beaver Creek, CO @ Villar Performing Arts Center
March 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon
March 28 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
March 29 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
March 30 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
August 31 – Bayfield, WI @ Big Top Chautauqua 

SOURCE UMe
#blues #rock #vinyl #johnhaitt 

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

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ABBA Marks 40th Anniversary of Album with 2LP Vinyl Reissue Today

Jan. 26, 2018 -- In celebration of ‘ABBA – The Album’'s original release four decades ago, Polar Music/UMe has released a half-speed mastered, 45rpm-cut, 180-gram 2LP edition.

First released in Scandinavia in December 1977, ABBA – The Album took the world by storm, hitting #1 in several countries, including the UK, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, among others. It also reached No. 15 in the U.S., becoming ABBA's highest Billboard-charting studio album with platinum-certified sales.

Naturally, this being ABBA, the album also features major international hit singles, including "The Name Of The Game," "Take A Chance On Me," and "Eagle." These hits and the album itself showed how ABBA tried to develop and challenge themselves, taking significant steps forward in terms of musical complexity, while remaining catchy and compelling.

This commemorative reissue of ABBA – The Album features new liner notes by noted ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm, detailing the story behind the album.

The specialized half-speed mastering technique transforms difficult to cut high-end frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies.

The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record.

Track Listing

SIDE A

1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me

SIDE B

1. One Man, One Woman
2. The Name Of The Game

SIDE C

1. Move On
2. Hole In Your Soul

SIDE D

1. Thank You For The Music
2. I Wonder (Departure)
3. I'm A Marionette

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#ABBA #vinyl #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #reissue #70smusic #Sweeden #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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ABBA Marks 40th Anniversary of Album with 2LP Vinyl Reissue Today

Jan. 26, 2018 -- In celebration of ‘ABBA – The Album’s original release four decades ago, Polar Music/UMe has released a half-speed mastered, 45rpm-cut, 180-gram 2LP edition.

First released in Scandinavia in December 1977, ABBA – The Album took the world by storm, hitting #1 in several countries, including the UK, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, among others. It also reached No. 15 in the U.S., becoming ABBAs highest Billboard-charting studio album with platinum-certified sales.

Naturally, this being ABBA, the album also features major international hit singles, including The Name Of The Game, Take A Chance On Me, and Eagle. These hits and the album itself showed how ABBA tried to develop and challenge themselves, taking significant steps forward in terms of musical complexity, while remaining catchy and compelling.

This commemorative reissue of ABBA – The Album features new liner notes by noted ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm, detailing the story behind the album.

The specialized half-speed mastering technique transforms difficult to cut high-end frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies.

The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record.

Track Listing

SIDE A

1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me

SIDE B

1. One Man, One Woman
2. The Name Of The Game

SIDE C

1. Move On
2. Hole In Your Soul

SIDE D

1. Thank You For The Music
2. I Wonder (Departure)
3. Im A Marionette

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#ABBA #vinyl #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #reissue #70smusic #Sweeden #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic 
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(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
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Monkees Fans Take Documenting Popular Music into the Top 5

Jan. 26, 2018 (O&F) – Fans of the Monkees are still a strong and loyal force, and their enthusiasm for the group has pushed our latest episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ into the Top 5 on iTunes list of music podcasts. The episode of the radio-documentary series takes a look at the individual careers of the Monkees after their TV show ended.

It helped that Peter Tork [The REAL Peter Tork (Official)] said some nice words about the episode on his Facebook page. (Thank you.)

If you haven’t heard the two-part episode, yet, find it on iTunes or the O&F Studios website as well as a variety of other outlets, including iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and Tune In (links below).

Meanwhile, Tork’s new album, ‘Relax Your Mind,’ is now out, and it is a tribute to legendary blues and folk musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as ‘Lead Belly.’

Thanks to all who listened to the show.

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#monkees #davyjones #mickydolenz #petertork #michaelnesmith The Monkees
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Monkees Fans Take Documenting Popular Music into the Top 5

Jan. 26, 2018 (O&F) – Fans of the Monkees are still a strong and loyal force, and their enthusiasm for the group has pushed our latest episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ into the Top 5 on iTunes list of music podcasts.  The episode of the radio-documentary series takes a look at the individual careers of the Monkees after their TV show ended.

It helped that Peter Tork [The REAL Peter Tork (Official)] said some nice words about the episode on his Facebook page.  (Thank you.)

If you haven’t heard the two-part episode, yet, find it on iTunes or the O&F Studios website as well as a variety of other outlets, including iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and Tune In (links below).

Meanwhile, Tork’s new album, ‘Relax Your Mind,’ is now out, and it is a tribute to legendary blues and folk musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as ‘Lead Belly.’

Thanks to all who listened to the show.

O&F Studios: http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.  

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

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#monkees #davyjones #mickydolenz #petertork #michaelnesmith The Monkees

Sting & Shaggy: New Single "Don't Make Me Wait" Released Today

Jan. 25, 2018 – The single from the colaboration between Sting and Shaggy has been released. The song, "Don't Make Me Wait," has a Caribbean-flavor and is from the forthcoming album entitled 44/879, which will be released on April 20th.

The album is a collaborative, island-influenced effort that reflects the duo's mutual love of Jamaica - its music, the spirit of its people and vibrancy of its culture.

Sting and Shaggy were initially introduced by Martin Kierszenbaum, who is Sting's manager and Shaggy's former A&R executive. After Sting heard a new track that Shaggy was working on, they decided to go into the studio together.

Initially, the plan was to only record "Don't Make Me Wait," but the rhythms, lyrics and melodies flowed readily between these two accomplished musicians and, as a result, more new songs emerged.

Sting and Shaggy wrote and jammed together for a few weeks in New York City, creating music that seamlessly blends Caribbean rhythms—in traditional and modern styles—with pop craftsmanship and rock energy.

The artists were joined in the studio by musicians and writers from Jamaica and New York including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, DJ Agent Sasco and Sting's longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller.
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"Don't Make Me Wait"—on which they effortlessly trade verses, over a smoldering island rhythm— was debuted live in front of 20,000 people in Kingston, Jamaica at the "Shaggy and Friends" charity concert, which benefited the local Bustamante Hospital for Children. They also filmed a soon-to-be released music video in the heart of the city, directed by Gil Green.

SOURCE Interscope Records

#sting #shaggy #Jamaica #musician #newmusic #80smusic #thepolice #Caribbeanmusic #Jamaicanmusic -
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Sting & Shaggy: New Single Dont Make Me Wait Released Today

Jan. 25, 2018 – The single from the colaboration between Sting and Shaggy has been released.  The song, Dont Make Me Wait, has a Caribbean-flavor and is from the forthcoming album entitled 44/879, which will be released on April 20th.

The album is a collaborative, island-influenced effort that reflects the duos mutual love of Jamaica - its music, the spirit of its people and vibrancy of its culture.

Sting and Shaggy were initially introduced by Martin Kierszenbaum, who is Stings manager and Shaggys former A&R executive. After Sting heard a new track that Shaggy was working on, they decided to go into the studio together.

Initially, the plan was to only record Dont Make Me Wait, but the rhythms, lyrics and melodies flowed readily between these two accomplished musicians and, as a result, more new songs emerged.

Sting and Shaggy wrote and jammed together for a few weeks in New York City, creating music that seamlessly blends Caribbean rhythms—in traditional and modern styles—with pop craftsmanship and rock energy.

The artists were joined in the studio by musicians and writers from Jamaica and New York including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, DJ Agent Sasco and Stings longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller.
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Dont Make Me Wait—on which they effortlessly trade verses, over a smoldering island rhythm— was debuted live in front of 20,000 people in Kingston, Jamaica at the Shaggy and Friends charity concert, which benefited the local Bustamante Hospital for Children. They also filmed a soon-to-be released music video in the heart of the city, directed by Gil Green.

SOURCE Interscope Records

#sting #shaggy #Jamaica #musician #newmusic #80smusic #thepolice #Caribbeanmusic  #Jamaicanmusic -
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Def Leppard's Entire Catalog of Albums Now Available for Download Across All Digital Platforms

Jan. 19, 2018 – The full recording catalog of legendary British rock icons Def Leppard available worldwide via streaming and download platforms. One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download, music fans from all corners of the globe can now enjoy tracks and albums from Def Leppard who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide to become one of rock's most enduring and influential bands.

Said Joe Elliott, "It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalog finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially & more recently the reemergence of vinyl, we're now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it's as exciting as the original releases were."

Added Rick Savage, "Finally the wait is over! Our music is now available on all digital formats. Very excited. Thanks for your patience and continued support."

Phil Collen also said, "We felt we'd been left out of the digital party but it's a thrill to us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say 'yeah, you can stream us, download us and get us great on all of these digital outlets'."

As a cornerstone of rock and roll's history, Def Leppard's substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit "Wasted" -- to their radio and MTV staples "Bringin' On The Heartbreak", "Photograph", "Rock of Ages", "Too Late", "Animal", "Armageddon It", "Love Bites", "Rocket", and "Let's Get Rocked." Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone, Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the group's legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria" and "Foolin'."

The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including "Two Steps Behind" from the film Last Action Hero, "No Matter What"/"Waterloo Sunset" and "Nine Lives" with Tim McGraw as well as straight ahead Def Leppard hits "When Love and Hate Collide", "Slang", "Work It Out", "Promises" and "Now." Finally, all of Def Leppard's awe-inspiring music is available for everyone around the world, from the band's eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.

DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE:

The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through The Night (1980)
High 'N' Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Retro Active (1993)
Vault (1995)
Slang (1996)
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Yeah! (2006)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball - Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015)

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 ground-breaking 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's most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard's Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.

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The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

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Def Leppards Entire Catalog of Albums Now Available for Download Across All Digital Platforms 

Jan. 19, 2018 – The full recording catalog of legendary British rock icons Def Leppard available worldwide via streaming and download platforms. One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download, music fans from all corners of the globe can now enjoy tracks and albums from Def Leppard who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide to become one of rocks most enduring and influential bands. 

Said Joe Elliott, It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalog finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially & more recently the reemergence of vinyl, were now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, its as exciting as the original releases were.

Added Rick Savage, Finally the wait is over! Our music is now available on all digital formats. Very excited. Thanks for your patience and continued support.

Phil Collen also said, We felt wed been left out of the digital party but its a thrill to us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say yeah, you can stream us, download us and get us great on all of these digital outlets.

As a cornerstone of rock and rolls history, Def Leppards substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit Wasted -- to their radio and MTV staples Bringin On The Heartbreak, Photograph, Rock of Ages, Too Late, Animal, Armageddon It, Love Bites, Rocket, and Lets Get Rocked. Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone, Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the groups legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as Pour Some Sugar on Me, Hysteria and Foolin.

The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including Two Steps Behind from the film Last Action Hero, No Matter What/Waterloo Sunset and Nine Lives with Tim McGraw as well as straight ahead Def Leppard hits When Love and Hate Collide, Slang, Work It Out, Promises and Now. Finally, all of Def Leppards awe-inspiring music is available for everyone around the world, from the bands eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.

DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE:

The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through The Night (1980)
High N Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Retro Active (1993)
Vault (1995)
Slang (1996) 
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Yeah! (2006)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball - Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015) 

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 ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike.

The groups 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 bands most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboards Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboards Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.

SOURCE UMe

#defleppard #heavymetal #digitalmusic

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

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Neil Diamond Has Parkinson’s Disease, Retires from Touring

Jan. 22, 2018(O&F) – Neil Diamond has announced he is battling Parkinson’s disease and will retire from live performing. He has cancelled the remainder of his current concert tour, which was set to go to Australia and New Zealand in March.

The iconic singer/songwriter will turn 77 years old on Jan. 24, and his doctor advised him to retire from the stage. A post on Diamond’s website says the disease has made it too difficult for him to travel and perform on a large scale basis. However, the statement also said Diamond would continue to write, record and develop other new project.

It is not known exactly when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but the statement indicated it was a “recent diagnosis.”

“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” Diamond said in the statement.

It was recently announced that the Recording Academy would honor Diamond on Jan. 28 with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

#neildiamond #parkinsonsdisease Parkinson's Foundation
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Neil Diamond Has Parkinson’s Disease, Retires from Touring

Jan. 22, 2018(O&F) – Neil Diamond has announced he is battling Parkinson’s disease and will retire from live performing.  He has cancelled the remainder of his current concert tour, which was set to go to Australia and New Zealand in March.

The iconic singer/songwriter will turn 77 years old on Jan. 24, and his doctor advised him to retire from the stage.  A post on Diamond’s website says the disease has made it too difficult for him to travel and perform on a large scale basis.  However, the statement also said Diamond would continue to write, record and develop other new project.

It is not known exactly when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but the statement indicated it was a “recent diagnosis.”

“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring.  I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” Diamond said in the statement.

It was recently announced that the Recording Academy would honor Diamond on Jan. 28 with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

#neildiamond #parkinsonsdisease Parkinsons Foundation

Radio Documentary Series Looks at the Individual Careers of the Monkees in the 70s and 80s

The current episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ takes a look at the individual members of The Monkees and what they did after the break up – in the 1970s and 1980s. The group consisted of Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, who had been assembled by producers at Screen Gems for the television show that debuted in September 1966.

During the show’s run, the Monkees filled the radio airwaves with hits such as “I’m a Believer,” “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Valleri,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone” and many others.

After the show came to an end in 1968, the four members of the group moved on to solo careers, with varying degrees of success, as well as several reunions, including a very successful 1986 outing.

To gain insight into their careers, veteran journalist Robert Neil speaks with Monkees expert Fred Velez, who writes a blog for the website Monkees.net, and he authored the book A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: The Monkees From A Fan's Perspective.

This mini-documentary is available as a free podcast at a number of outlets, including iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio, as well as at the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

Velez, who has a wealth of knowledge about the group, offers some behind the scenes history, including how the Monkees and the Beatles hung out together, and how Dolenz ended up using a Beatles song in an episode of the Monkees TV show.

Part I of this feature takes a look at Nesmith and Dolenz.
Part II spotlights Jones and Tork.
Both Parts are available now.

#monkees #michaelnesmith #mickydolenz #petertork The REAL Peter Tork (Official)

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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Radio Documentary Series Looks at the Individual Careers of the Monkees in the 70s and 80s

The current episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ takes a look at the individual members of The Monkees and what they did after the break up – in the 1970s and 1980s.  The group consisted of Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, who had been assembled by producers at Screen Gems for the television show that debuted in September 1966.

During the show’s run, the Monkees filled the radio airwaves with hits such as “I’m a Believer,” “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Valleri,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone” and many others.

After the show came to an end in 1968, the four members of the group moved on to solo careers, with varying degrees of success, as well as several reunions, including a very successful 1986 outing.

To gain insight into their careers, veteran journalist Robert Neil speaks with Monkees expert Fred Velez, who writes a blog for the website Monkees.net, and he authored the book A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: The Monkees From A Fans Perspective.

This mini-documentary is available as a free podcast at a number of outlets, including iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio, as well as at the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

Velez, who has a wealth of knowledge about the group, offers some behind the scenes history, including how the Monkees and the Beatles hung out together, and how Dolenz ended up using a Beatles song in an episode of the Monkees TV show.

Part I of this feature takes a look at Nesmith and Dolenz.
Part II spotlights Jones and Tork.
Both Parts are available now.

#monkees #michaelnesmith #mickydolenz #petertork The REAL Peter Tork (Official)

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

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

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Neil Diamond to Be Honored With Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan. 19, 2018 -- The Recording Academy / GRAMMYs has announced that iconic songwriter and celebrated performer Neil Diamond will be honored with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, a Special Merits Award that celebrates performers that have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating all of honorees will be held in the summer of 2018.

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Diamond has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums and 11 Multi-Platinum albums.

Before becoming one of the most noted and successful recording artists in the world, Diamond's early recognition came as a songwriter. His recorded songs have become part of the fabric of America's songbook with a wide range of international hits that include "Solitary Man," "Cherry Cherry," "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," "I'm A Believer," "Red Red Wine," "Sweet Caroline," "Kentucky Woman," "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show," "Cracklin' Rosie," "I Am…I Said," "Song Sung Blue," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Love on the Rocks,” “America” and "Heartlight" among many others.

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters.

Diamond's many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award and 2009's NARAS's Musicares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

#neildiamond #songwriter #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
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Neil Diamond to Be Honored With Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan. 19, 2018 -- The Recording Academy / GRAMMYs has announced that iconic songwriter and celebrated performer Neil Diamond will be honored with The Recording Academys Lifetime Achievement Award, a Special Merits Award that celebrates performers that have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating all of honorees will be held in the summer of 2018.

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Diamond has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums and 11 Multi-Platinum albums.

Before becoming one of the most noted and successful recording artists in the world, Diamonds early recognition came as a songwriter. His recorded songs have become part of the fabric of Americas songbook with a wide range of international hits that include Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry, Girl, Youll Be A Woman Soon, Im A Believer, Red Red Wine, Sweet Caroline, Kentucky Woman, Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show, Cracklin Rosie, I Am…I Said, Song Sung Blue, You Dont Bring Me Flowers, Love on the Rocks,” “America” and Heartlight among many others.  

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters.  

Diamonds many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award and 2009s NARASs  Musicares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

#neildiamond #songwriter #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic 

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

Def Leppard Announces Massive Co-Headlining 58-City U.S. Tour With Journey

Jan. 19, 2018 -- Def Leppard and Journey announced they will embark on a massive co-headlining tour. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the U.S., the 58-city run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th. Tickets go on sale February 3 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com.

2018 DEF LEPPARD & JOURNEY TOUR DATES
Mon May 21 Hartford, CT XL Center**
Wed May 23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Fri May 25 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sat May 26 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center**
Mon May 28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Wed May 30 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Fri Jun 01 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Sat Jun 02 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 05 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Wed Jun 06 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Fri Jun 08 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 09 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Mon Jun 11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center**
Wed Jun 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Fri Jun 15 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat Jun 16 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Sun Jul 01 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
Tue Jul 03 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion
Wed Jul 04 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Fri Jul 06 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
Sat Jul 07 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Mon Jul 09 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Wed Jul 11 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Fri Jul 13 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sat Jul 14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field**
Mon Jul 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Wed Jul 18 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu Jul 19 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Jul 21 Denver, CO Coors Field
Mon Jul 23 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena**
Wed Jul 25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center**
Fri Jul 27 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
Sat Jul 28 Fargo, ND Fargodome**
Sat Aug 11 Boston, MA Fenway Park**
Mon Aug 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed Aug 15 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Fri Aug 17 Ft Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Sat Aug 18 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Mon Aug 20 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Wed Aug 22 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 24 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
Sat Aug 25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Mon Aug 27 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Wed Aug 29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri Aug 31 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat Sep 01 Houston, TX Toyota Center**
Wed Sep 05 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 07 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat Sep 08 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena**
Fri Sep 21 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park
Sun Sep 23 San Diego, CA Petco Park
Tue Sep 25 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed Sep 26 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Arena
Fri Sep 28 Portland, OR Moda Center
Sat Sep 29 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thu Oct 04 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sat Oct 06 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster

#defleppard #journey #journeyband #heavymetal #rockandroll

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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Def Leppard Announces Massive Co-Headlining 58-City U.S. Tour With Journey

Jan. 19, 2018 -- Def Leppard and Journey announced they will embark on a massive co-headlining tour. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the U.S., the 58-city run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th. Tickets go on sale February 3 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com.

2018 DEF LEPPARD & JOURNEY TOUR DATES
Mon May 21 Hartford, CT XL Center**
Wed May 23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Fri May 25 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sat May 26 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center**
Mon May 28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Wed May 30 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Fri Jun 01 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Sat Jun 02 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 05 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Wed Jun 06 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Fri Jun 08 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 09 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Mon Jun 11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center**
Wed Jun 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Fri Jun 15 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat Jun 16 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Sun Jul 01 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
Tue Jul 03  Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion
Wed Jul 04 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Fri Jul 06 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
Sat Jul 07 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Mon Jul 09 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 
Wed Jul 11 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Fri Jul 13 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sat Jul 14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field**
Mon Jul 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Wed Jul 18 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu Jul 19 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Jul 21 Denver, CO Coors Field
Mon Jul 23 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena**
Wed Jul 25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center**
Fri Jul 27 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
Sat Jul 28 Fargo, ND Fargodome**
Sat Aug 11 Boston, MA Fenway Park**
Mon Aug 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 
Wed Aug 15 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Fri Aug 17 Ft Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Sat Aug 18 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Mon Aug 20 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Wed Aug 22 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 24 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
Sat Aug 25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Mon Aug 27 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Wed Aug 29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri Aug 31 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat Sep 01 Houston, TX Toyota Center**
Wed Sep 05 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 07 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat Sep 08 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena**
Fri Sep 21 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park
Sun Sep 23 San Diego, CA  Petco Park
Tue Sep 25 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed Sep 26 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Arena
Fri Sep 28 Portland, OR Moda Center
Sat Sep 29 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thu Oct 04 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sat Oct 06 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster 

#defleppard #journey #journeyband #heavymetal #rockandroll

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

O&F Studios added 3 new photos.

Biography of Moody Blues Coincides With the 50th Anniversary of "Nights in White Satin"

Jan. 17, 2018 -- The first biography about the Moody Blues, the founders of symphonic rock, has been published by Jacobs/Brown Press. ‘Long Distance Voyagers: The Story of the Moody Blues’ takes an in-depth look at the group's extraordinarily successful career, over which they have sold roughly 80 million records, scoring Top 20 hits in four different decades, including several No. 1s.

The book's release is perfectly timed: the Moodies are touring America throughout January, 2018, celebrating of the 50th Anniversary of their innovative album, ‘Days of Future Passed,’ and its chart-topping single, "Nights in White Satin." Both were issued in North America in early 1968. And, this April, the Moodies will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Author Marc Cushman related, "The Moody Blues first topped the charts in 1965 in the U.K., with the single 'Go Now!' But their true breakthrough came in early 1968, with Days of Future Passed – the first LP to combine rock with orchestral music, creating the 'symphonic rock' genre. Days was also the first rock concept album, followed by other Moodies concept albums such as In Search of the Lost Chord and To Our Children's Children's Children. The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, released only months before Days, didn't have a central theme throughout, as the Moodies' albums did."

The Moody Blues also pioneered the Mellotron, a keyboard instrument which could emulate an orchestra, enabling them to reproduce their symphonic rock on stage. Moodies' member Mike Pinder introduced the Mellotron to the Beatles, which was featured on the classic single, "Strawberry Fields Forever." Prior to that, the two groups had toured together.

Cushman, who received a Saturn Award in 2014 for his three-book series, These Are the Voyages – Star Trek: The Original Series, spent all of 2017 researching and writing the two-volume Moody Blues biography. Volume 1 is 800 pages in length, covering the band's history through the 1960s and '70s. Volume 2, scheduled for later in 2018, focuses on the 1980s and beyond. Both volumes feature hundreds of photos, and contain new interviews with Moody Blues founding members Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas. Sadly, Thomas died on January 4, 2018, after a heart attack.

Cushman says, "The Moodies were the first rock group to regularly feature the flute – played by Ray Thomas. Like the other Moodies, he was a gifted songwriter and a consummate performer. This book documents the Moodies' role as one of the most significant rock bands of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Their influence is still being felt; the introduction of the Mellotron alone changed the course of rock music. Bands such as Yes, the Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, and Genesis are in debt to the Moody Blues for this and other musical innovations."

SOURCE Jacobs/Brown Press

#moodyblues #1960smusic #1970smusic #rockandrollhalloffame Jacobs Brown Media Group

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
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Biography of Moody Blues Coincides With the 50th Anniversary of Nights in White Satin

Jan. 17, 2018 -- The first biography about the Moody Blues, the founders of symphonic rock, has been published by Jacobs/Brown Press.  ‘Long Distance Voyagers: The Story of the Moody Blues’ takes an in-depth look at the groups extraordinarily successful career, over which they have sold roughly 80 million records, scoring Top 20 hits in four different decades, including several No. 1s.

The books release is perfectly timed: the Moodies are touring America throughout January, 2018, celebrating of the 50th Anniversary of their innovative album, ‘Days of Future Passed,’ and its chart-topping single, Nights in White Satin.  Both were issued in North America in early 1968.  And, this April, the Moodies will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Author Marc Cushman related, The Moody Blues first topped the charts in 1965 in the U.K., with the single Go Now!  But their true breakthrough came in early 1968, with Days of Future Passed – the first LP to combine rock with orchestral music, creating the symphonic rock genre.  Days was also the first rock concept album, followed by other Moodies concept albums such as In Search of the Lost Chord and To Our Childrens Childrens Children. The Beatles Sgt. Pepper, released only months before Days, didnt have a central theme throughout, as the Moodies albums did.

The Moody Blues also pioneered the Mellotron, a keyboard instrument which could emulate an orchestra, enabling them to reproduce their symphonic rock on stage. Moodies member Mike Pinder introduced the Mellotron to the Beatles, which was featured on the classic single, Strawberry Fields Forever.  Prior to that, the two groups had toured together.

Cushman, who received a Saturn Award in 2014 for his three-book series, These Are the Voyages – Star Trek: The Original Series, spent all of 2017 researching and writing the two-volume Moody Blues biography.  Volume 1 is 800 pages in length, covering the bands history through the 1960s and 70s.  Volume 2, scheduled for later in 2018, focuses on the 1980s and beyond.  Both volumes feature hundreds of photos, and contain new interviews with Moody Blues founding members Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas.  Sadly, Thomas died on January 4, 2018, after a heart attack.

Cushman says, The Moodies were the first rock group to regularly feature the flute – played by Ray Thomas.  Like the other Moodies, he was a gifted songwriter and a consummate performer. This book documents the Moodies role as one of the most significant rock bands of the 1960s, 70s and 80s.  Their influence is still being felt; the introduction of the Mellotron alone changed the course of rock music. Bands such as Yes, the Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, and Genesis are in debt to the Moody Blues for this and other musical innovations.
         
SOURCE Jacobs/Brown Press

#moodyblues #1960smusic  #1970smusic #rockandrollhalloffame Jacobs Brown Media Group

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

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We are in love with Linda

She’s a pro-wrestler from Nagano, Japan. She also has a radio show at FM Matumoto.

She first caught our attention when we saw her wearing the black outfit we’ve reposted from her Instagram page.

We call her our Japanese ‘Lady in Black,’ because she reminds us of the Scott McDavid (Scott McDavid Music) song “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance),” which the O&F Studios distributes.

We hope she starts to get a following in America. She’s beautiful, funny, sexy, powerful and mysterious – everything a Lady in Black should be.

You can find her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/linda_a.k.a/
And tell her she makes a sexy Lady in Black.

私たちはリンダを愛してます。彼女は日本の長野でプロレスラーをしています。
彼女はFM長野でラジオ番組もしています。

彼女は、Scott Mcdavid の曲で"The Lady in Black (Just Let Me dance)"を思いださせます。

彼女はきれいで、面白く、セクシーでミステリアスです。
彼女は日本で有名になっています。私たちは彼女がアメリカでも有名になることを望みます。

彼女を探し、フォローしてみて下さい。
www.instagram.com/linda_a.k.a/
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#prowrestling #japanesewoman #whip #japanesebeauty #jazz #ladyinblack #scottmcdavid #japanesewrestling #日本人女性 #レスリング #日本の美しさ #セクシー #綺麗 #美人 #ジャズ #フォロー #スコットマクダビッド #oandfstudios
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com
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We are in love with Linda

She’s a pro-wrestler from Nagano, Japan.  She also has a radio show at FM Matumoto.

She first caught our attention when we saw her wearing the black outfit we’ve reposted from her Instagram page.

We call her our Japanese ‘Lady in Black,’ because she reminds us of the Scott McDavid (Scott McDavid Music) song “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance),” which the O&F Studios distributes.

We hope she starts to get a following in America.  She’s beautiful, funny, sexy, powerful and mysterious – everything a Lady in Black should be.

You can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/linda_a.k.a/
 And tell her she makes a sexy Lady in Black.

私たちはリンダを愛してます。彼女は日本の長野でプロレスラーをしています。
彼女はFM長野でラジオ番組もしています。

彼女は、Scott Mcdavid の曲でThe Lady in Black (Just Let Me dance)を思いださせます。

彼女はきれいで、面白く、セクシーでミステリアスです。
彼女は日本で有名になっています。私たちは彼女がアメリカでも有名になることを望みます。

彼女を探し、フォローしてみて下さい。
https://www.instagram.com/linda_a.k.a/
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#prowrestling #japanesewoman #whip #japanesebeauty #jazz #ladyinblack #scottmcdavid #japanesewrestling #日本人女性 #レスリング #日本の美しさ #セクシー #綺麗 #美人 #ジャズ #フォロー #スコットマクダビッド #oandfstudios
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Two Classic Ringo Starr Albums Remastered for Vinyl Release Next Week

Jan. 11, 2018 -- Two essential Ringo Starr albums, 1973's Ringo and 1974's Goodnight Vienna, have been remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering for worldwide reissue on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl LPs. Both albums will be released by Capitol/UMe on January 19, 2018.

In 1973, Ringo released his self-titled Ringo, which yielded three Top 5 Billboard Pop singles, including the No. 1 hits "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful And You're Mine)," and the No. 5 hit "Oh My My." Platinum-certified in the U.S., the Ringo album peaked at No. 1 in Canada, at No. 2 in the U.S., and at No. 7 in the UK. All of Ringo's Beatles bandmates joined him to participate in the album; Richard Perry produced and its notable guest players also include Billy Preston on organ, Harry Nilssonian background vocals, Klaus Voormann on bass and sax, and Robbie Robertson on guitar.

Ringo released his fourth solo album, Goodnight Vienna in 1974, racking up more hits, including the Top 5 Billboard Pop singles "Snookeroo," written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and "No No Song." The album also features Ringo's cover of the Platters' "Only You," which peaked at No. 6 on the Pop chart, and the title track, written by John Lennon. Perry, Preston, Voormann, Nilsson, and Robertson once again joined Ringo to collaborate in the studio, among others.

Ringo Starr and His All Starrs have confirmed several European tour dates for June and July 2018. Visit ringostarr.com/tour for more information.

Ringo Track Listing:

1. I'm the Greatest (John Lennon)
2. Have You Seen My Baby (Randy Newman)
3. Photograph (Richard Starkey, George Harrison)
4. Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond) (George Harrison)
5. You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful And You're Mine)" (Bob Sherman, Dick Sherman)
6. Oh My My (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
7. Step Lightly (Richard Starkey)
8. Six O'Clock (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney)
9. Devil Woman (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
10. You and Me (Babe) (George Harrison, Mal Evans)

Goodnight Vienna Track Listing:

1. (It's All Down to) Goodnight Vienna (John Lennon)
2. Occapella (Allen Toussaint)
3. Oo-Wee (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
4. Husbands and Wives (Roger Miller)
5. Snookeroo (Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
6. All by Myself (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
7. Call Me (Richard Starkey)
8. No No Song (Hoyt Axton, David Jackson)
9. Only You (Buck Ram, Ande Rand)
10. Easy for Me (Harry Nilsson)
11. Goodnight Vienna (Reprise) (John Lennon)

SOURCE Capitol/UMe
#ringostarr #johnlennon #paulmccartney #beatles #vinyl #1970smusic #eltonjohn #harrynilsson #robbierobertson

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
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Two Classic Ringo Starr Albums Remastered for Vinyl Release Next Week 

Jan. 11, 2018 -- Two essential Ringo Starr albums, 1973s Ringo and 1974s Goodnight Vienna, have been remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering for worldwide reissue on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl LPs. Both albums will be released by Capitol/UMe on January 19, 2018.

In 1973, Ringo released his self-titled Ringo, which yielded three Top 5 Billboard Pop singles, including the No. 1 hits Photograph and Youre Sixteen (Youre Beautiful And Youre Mine), and the No. 5 hit Oh My My. Platinum-certified in the U.S., the Ringo album peaked at No. 1 in Canada, at No. 2 in the U.S., and at No. 7 in the UK. All of Ringos Beatles bandmates joined him to participate in the album; Richard Perry produced and its notable guest players also include Billy Preston on organ, Harry Nilssonian background vocals, Klaus Voormann on bass and sax, and Robbie Robertson on guitar.

Ringo released his fourth solo album, Goodnight Vienna in 1974, racking up more hits, including the Top 5 Billboard Pop singles Snookeroo, written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and No No Song. The album also features Ringos cover of the Platters Only You, which peaked at No. 6 on the Pop chart, and the title track, written by John Lennon. Perry, Preston, Voormann, Nilsson, and Robertson once again joined Ringo to collaborate in the studio, among others.

Ringo Starr and His All Starrs have confirmed several European tour dates for June and July 2018. Visit ringostarr.com/tour for more information.

Ringo Track Listing:

1. Im the Greatest (John Lennon) 
2. Have You Seen My Baby (Randy Newman) 
3. Photograph (Richard Starkey, George Harrison) 
4. Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond) (George Harrison) 
5. Youre Sixteen (Youre Beautiful And Youre Mine) (Bob Sherman, Dick Sherman) 
6. Oh My My (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) 
7. Step Lightly (Richard Starkey) 
8. Six OClock (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) 
9. Devil Woman (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) 
10. You and Me (Babe) (George Harrison, Mal Evans) 

Goodnight Vienna Track Listing:

1. (Its All Down to) Goodnight Vienna (John Lennon) 
2. Occapella (Allen Toussaint) 
3. Oo-Wee (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) 
4. Husbands and Wives (Roger Miller) 
5. Snookeroo (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 
6. All by Myself (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) 
7. Call Me (Richard Starkey) 
8. No No Song (Hoyt Axton, David Jackson) 
9. Only You (Buck Ram, Ande Rand) 
10. Easy for Me (Harry Nilsson) 
11. Goodnight Vienna (Reprise) (John Lennon)          
 
SOURCE Capitol/UMe
#ringostarr #johnlennon #paulmccartney #beatles #vinyl #1970smusic #eltonjohn #harrynilsson #robbierobertson 

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

Tickets for Rod Stewart’s North American Tour on Sale Today for Some; Friday for All

Jan. 9, 2018 – Rock icon Rod Stewart, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist, has announced plans for an extensive North American summer tour. Following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour, Stewart has invited the legendary Cyndi Lauper to again join him as the tour's special guest.

Pre-sales begin today, January 9 for Citi card members in select markets. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, January 12 via www.livenation.com.

Complete details on presales, ticketing and tour information, can be found at fanclub.rodstewart.com/, LiveNation.com, CyndiLauper.com or www.citiprivatepass.com.

Note: American Express will hold a presale for tickets to the Hollywood Bowl concert only, visit americanexpress.com/entertainment for more information

JUNE

25
Hollywood, CA -- Hollywood Bowl

JULY

24
Hollywood, FL -- Hard Rock Event Center

26
Orlando, FL -- Amway Arena

28
Charlotte, NC -- Spectrum Center

29
Louisville, KY -- KFC YUM! Arena

AUGUST

1
Nashville, TN -- Bridgestone Arena

3
Allentown, PA -- PPL Center

4
Atlantic City, NJ -- Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

7
New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden

10
Toronto, ON -- Budweiser Stage

11
Pittsburgh, PA -- PPG Paints Arena

14
Kansas City, MO -- Sprint Center

15
St. Paul, MN -- Xcel Energy Center

18
Indianapolis, IN -- Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

19
St. Louis, MO -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

22
Denver, CO -- Pepsi Center Arena

24
Phoenix, AZ -- Talking Stick Resort Arena

26
San Diego, CA -- Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

28
Reno, NV -- Event Center

29
San Francisco, CA -- Shoreline Amphitheatre

31
Portland, OR -- Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre

SEPTEMBER

1
Seattle, WA -- White River Amphitheater

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Live Nation Entertainment

#rodstewart #CyndiLauper #70smusic #80smusic #livemusic #concerttour #2018concert #ロッドスチュワート
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio)◇
... See MoreSee Less

Tickets for Rod Stewart’s North American Tour on Sale Today for Some; Friday for All

Jan. 9, 2018 – Rock icon Rod Stewart, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist, has announced plans for an extensive North American summer tour.  Following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour, Stewart has invited the legendary Cyndi Lauper to again join him as the tours special guest.

Pre-sales begin today, January 9 for Citi card members in select markets. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, January 12 via www.livenation.com.

Complete details on presales, ticketing and tour information, can be found at https://fanclub.rodstewart.com/, LiveNation.com, CyndiLauper.com or www.citiprivatepass.com.

Note:  American Express will hold a presale for tickets to the Hollywood Bowl concert only, visit americanexpress.com/entertainment for more information

JUNE

25
Hollywood, CA -- Hollywood Bowl

JULY

24
Hollywood, FL -- Hard Rock Event Center

26
Orlando, FL -- Amway Arena

28
Charlotte, NC -- Spectrum Center

29
Louisville, KY -- KFC YUM! Arena

AUGUST

1
Nashville, TN -- Bridgestone Arena

3
Allentown, PA -- PPL Center

4
Atlantic City, NJ -- Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

7
New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden

10
Toronto, ON -- Budweiser Stage

11
Pittsburgh, PA -- PPG Paints Arena

14
Kansas City, MO -- Sprint Center

15
St. Paul, MN -- Xcel Energy Center

18
Indianapolis, IN -- Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

19
St. Louis, MO -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

22
Denver, CO -- Pepsi Center Arena

24
Phoenix, AZ -- Talking Stick Resort Arena

26
San Diego, CA -- Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

28
Reno, NV -- Event Center

29
San Francisco, CA -- Shoreline Amphitheatre

31
Portland, OR -- Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre

SEPTEMBER

1
Seattle, WA -- White River Amphitheater

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Live Nation Entertainment

#rodstewart #CyndiLauper #70smusic #80smusic #livemusic #concerttour #2018concert #ロッドスチュワート
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio)◇

Happy Birthday to the King
お誕生日おめでとうございます, エルヴィス

#elvis #elvispresley #rockandroll #theking
#エルヴィス
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Happy Birthday to the King
お誕生日おめでとうございます, エルヴィス

#elvis #elvispresley #rockandroll #theking
#エルヴィス

Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers to Tour Together this Summer

Jan. 8, 2018 -- Steely Dan and The Doobie Brotherss announced their co-headline North American 2018 summer tour kicking off May 10. Promoted by Live Nation, the legendary bands will travel to 30+ cities across the U.S. and Canada.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 12 at 10am local time in most cities on Live Nation.com. Please see below for full tour itinerary and details.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 10 at 10am local time until Thursday, January 11 at 10pm local time through Citi's Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Founded in 1972, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits such as "Reelin' in the Years," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "F.M.," "Peg," "Hey Nineteen," "Deacon Blues," and "Babylon Sisters," from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 – including 1977's sold-out tours (that continue through today). In 2000 they released the multi-Grammy winning (including "Album of the Year") Two Against Nature, and released the acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Visit SteelyDanOfficial.com for more information.

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY Awards. Their latest studio album, Southbound, features new recordings of the band's biggest hits, with country music's biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.

Their No. 1 singles "Black Water" (1974) and "What a Fool Believes" (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include "Listen To The Music," "Jesus Is Just All Right," "Rockin' Down the Highway," "Long Train Runnin'," "China Grove," "Take Me In Your Arms," Takin' it to the Streets," "Minute by Minute," "You Belong to Me," "The Doctor" and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare "diamond record."

STEELY DAN & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS TOUR
Thu May 10 Charlotte, NC^ PNC Music Pavilion
Fri May 11 Raleigh, NC^ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sun May 13 Jacksonville, FL Daily's Place
Mon May 14 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu May 17 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sat May 19 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
Sun May 20 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Tue May 22 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Thu May 24 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Fri May 25 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun May 27 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Wed May 30 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Fri Jun 01 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon Jun 04 Portland, OR+ Moda Center
Tue Jun 05 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Thurs Jun 07 Spokane, WA** Spokane Arena
Sat Jun 09 Boise, ID** Taco Bell Arena
Sun Jun 10 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Tue Jun 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri Jun 15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Sat Jun 16 Madison, WI** Breese Stevens Field
Mon Jun 18 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Tue Jun 19 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - STL
Thu Jun 21 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - CHI
Sat Jun 23 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sun Jun 24 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Tue Jun 26 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Jun 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat Jun 30 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Mon Jul 02 Toronto, ON** Budweiser Stage
Tue Jul 03 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Fri Jul 06 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Jul 07 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Tue Jul 10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 11 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Fri Jul 13 Gilford, NH** Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat Jul 14 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
**No Citi pre-sale
^General public tickets on sale beginning January 20 at 10am local time
+General public tickets on sale beginning January 26 at 10am local time

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

#steelydan #doobiebrothers #1970smusic #rockandroll #concerttour #2018concerttour

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
... See MoreSee Less

Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers to Tour Together this Summer

Jan. 8, 2018 -- Steely Dan and The Doobie Brotherss announced their co-headline North American 2018 summer tour kicking off May 10. Promoted by Live Nation, the legendary bands will travel to 30+ cities across the U.S. and Canada. 

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 12 at 10am local time in most cities on Live Nation.com. Please see below for full tour itinerary and details.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 10 at 10am local time until Thursday, January 11 at 10pm local time through Citis Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  

Founded in 1972, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the 70s with hits such as Reelin in the Years, Rikki Dont Lose That Number, F.M., Peg, Hey Nineteen, Deacon Blues, and Babylon Sisters, from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 – including 1977s sold-out tours (that continue through today). In 2000 they released the multi-Grammy winning (including Album of the Year) Two Against Nature, and released the acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Visit SteelyDanOfficial.com for more information. 

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY Awards. Their latest studio album, Southbound, features new recordings of the bands biggest hits, with country musics biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.

Their No. 1 singles Black Water (1974) and What a Fool Believes (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include Listen To The Music, Jesus Is Just All Right, Rockin Down the Highway, Long Train Runnin, China Grove, Take Me In Your Arms, Takin it to the Streets, Minute by Minute, You Belong to Me, The Doctor and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare diamond record.

STEELY DAN & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS TOUR 
Thu May 10 Charlotte, NC^ PNC Music Pavilion
Fri May 11 Raleigh, NC^ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 
Sun May 13 Jacksonville, FL Dailys Place
Mon May 14 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu May 17 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sat May 19 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
Sun May 20 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Tue May 22 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Thu May 24 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Fri May 25 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun May 27 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Wed May 30 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Fri Jun 01 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon Jun 04 Portland, OR+ Moda Center
Tue Jun 05 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Thurs Jun 07 Spokane, WA** Spokane Arena 
Sat Jun 09 Boise, ID** Taco Bell Arena
Sun Jun 10 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Tue Jun 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri Jun 15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Sat Jun 16 Madison, WI** Breese Stevens Field
Mon Jun 18 Kansas City, MO  Starlight Theatre
Tue Jun 19 St. Louis, MO  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - STL
Thu Jun 21 Chicago, IL  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - CHI
Sat Jun 23 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sun Jun 24 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Tue Jun 26 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Jun 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat Jun 30 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Mon Jul 02 Toronto, ON** Budweiser Stage
Tue Jul 03 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Fri Jul 06 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Jul 07 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Tue Jul 10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 11 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Fri Jul 13 Gilford, NH** Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat Jul 14 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
**No Citi pre-sale 
^General public tickets on sale beginning January 20 at 10am local time
+General public tickets on sale beginning January 26 at 10am local time 

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

#steelydan #doobiebrothers #1970smusic #rockandroll #concerttour #2018concerttour

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

New Toto Single Released in Advance of Forthcoming Greatest Hits Package/Tour

Jan. 4, 2018 – On February 9th , Toto will release its brand new Greatest Hits package entitled ‘40 Trips Around The Sun.’ The 17 track album features three previously unreleased recordings, including the new single "Spanish Sea," alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team. The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on this release.

While going through the Sony vaults, the band uncovered several unfinished tracks that featured both Jeff and Mike Porcaro, one of which is now "Spanish Sea." "This track is originally from the Isolation sessions," Steve Lukather commented. "It's one that didn't make it and we had to re-write it including creating a new chorus. Thanks to modern tech we were able to play once again with not only our 20 something selves but with our dear brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro reminding us just how deep their groove was. Bittersweet...

Many stories, laughs and a few tears on this one. It's classic Toto with an excellent solo and I kept my old 1985 melody solo Dave wanted me to do... Old meets new but since legendary pal Al Schmitt cut the tracks and Bob Clearmountain mixed...it sounds like it was done 2 weeks ago not 30 + years ago!"

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Fans who pre-order the album will receive both "Spanish Sea" and the new song "Alone" as instant grat tracks. "Alone is a brand new song," Lukather remarked. "This one was written with just the four of us really writing together and no one else in the room with us. We wanted to start with an 'up' song in terms of groove for the album. The lyric is darker but we are older guys now and have lived life. The good, bad and ugly... we have lived it all and in the end we are all alone anyway. Proud of this piece and it just sort of organically happened." Fans can pre-order the album here: lnk.to/toto_GH

The third new track on 40 Trips Around The Sun: "Struck By Lightning" began with David Paich. "I had the opening riff in my head for months," Paich said. "Joe and the guys helped flesh this one out. I love the heavy arrangement and Luke's solo on it is an all-time great!"

Beginning on February 11th in Helsinki, the band will begin the first leg of their worldwide 40 Trips Around The Sun tour in support of their 40th anniversary. 36 shows in Europe have been announced to date. The tour will be the band's most extensive run in years and is expected to hit the U.S. later in 2018. More shows will be announced shortly.

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations. Toto has over 400 million streams on Spotify alone along while views on YouTube far exceed over a half billion.

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson's Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.

Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70's bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.

TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTING
Alone
Spanish Sea
I'll Supply The Love
I'll Be Over You
Stranger In Town
99
Struck By Lightning
Pamela
Afraid Of Love
I Won't Hold You Back
Jake To The Bone
Stop Loving You
Lea
Hold The Line
George Porgy
Rosanna
Africa

TOTO – 2018 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN EUROPEAN TOUR
2/11 Helsinki, FI Icehall
2/12 Tallinn, EE Nordea Concert Hall
2/14 Stockholm, SE Fryshuset
2/16 Oslo, NO Spektrum
2/17 Copenhagen, DK Forum
2/19 Hamburg, DE Mehr! Theater
2/21 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
2/22 Munich, DE Olympiahalle
2/24 Berlin, DE C-Halle
2/25 Leipzig, DE Haus Auensee
2/27 Prague, CZ Forum Karlin
2/28 Krakow, PL Tauron Arena
3/2 Vienna, AT Gasometer
3/4 Sofia, BG National Palace Of Culture
3/5 Skopje, MK Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall
3/9 Zagreb, HR Dom Sportova
3/10 Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum
3/12 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion
3/13 Stuttgart, DE Porsche Arena
3/15 Lille, FR Zenith
3/17 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
3/18 Brussels, BE Forest National
3/20 Offenbach, DE Stadthalle
3/22 Geneva, CH Arena Geneva
3/23 Bologna, IT Unipol Arena
3/25 Marseille, FR Dome
3/26 Toulouse, FR Zenith
3/27 Lyon, FR Halle Tony Garnier
3/29 Luxembourg City, LU Rockhal
3/30 Paris, FR La Seine Musicale
4/1 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
4/2 Manchester, UK Bridgewater Hall
4/4 Dublin, IE Vicar Street
4/5 Dublin, IE Vicar Street
4/7 Belfast, UK Waterfront Auditorium
4/8 Glasgow, UK SEC Armadillo

SOURCE Legacy Recordings
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Jackson Browne Announces Benefit Concert at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Jan. 2, 2018 – Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has announced a benefit concert at Pechanga Resort & Casino on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM. The concert, Honoring Quiltman, will be held in the Pechanga Theater. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 3 at 3 PM (Pacific Time) through Ticketmaster.com

Accompanying Jackson are longtime band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals) and Jeff Young (keyboards). Also performing is John Trudell's BAD DOG with Joel Rafael.
The benefit concert, Honoring Quiltman, celebrates Quiltman Sahme, a traditional American Indian singer and drummer from Simnasho in Warm Springs, Oregon. In August of 2017, Quiltman lost his family home in the Warm Springs Reservation wildfire.

In the early 1980s, Quiltman began performing with American Indian activist, speaker and poet John Trudell. Trudell was a leader of the Occupation of Alcatraz in the late 1960s and Chairman of the American Indian Movement from 1973-79.
He passed away in December 2015. Quiltman continues to sing with the original band members of John Trudell's BAD DOG. John Trudell's BAD DOG includes Mark Shark (guitars), Ricky Eckstein (bass & keyboards), Billy Watts (guitars), Debra Dobkin (percussion), Quiltman and his son Teewhanee Sahme (traditional vocals) along with Joel Rafael (vocals).
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Jackson Browne Announces Benefit Concert at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Jan. 2, 2018 – Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has announced a benefit concert at Pechanga Resort & Casino on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM. The concert, Honoring Quiltman, will be held in the Pechanga Theater.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 3 at 3 PM (Pacific Time) through Ticketmaster.com

Accompanying Jackson are longtime band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals) and Jeff Young (keyboards). Also performing is John Trudells BAD DOG with Joel Rafael. 
The benefit concert, Honoring Quiltman, celebrates Quiltman Sahme, a traditional American Indian singer and drummer from Simnasho in Warm Springs, Oregon.  In August of 2017, Quiltman lost his family home in the Warm Springs Reservation wildfire.

In the early 1980s, Quiltman began performing with American Indian activist, speaker and poet John Trudell. Trudell was a leader of the Occupation of Alcatraz in the late 1960s and Chairman of the American Indian Movement from 1973-79. 
He passed away in December 2015.  Quiltman continues to sing with the original band members of John Trudells BAD DOG. John Trudells BAD DOG includes Mark Shark (guitars), Ricky Eckstein (bass & keyboards), Billy Watts (guitars), Debra Dobkin (percussion), Quiltman and his son Teewhanee Sahme (traditional vocals) along with Joel Rafael (vocals).
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The Trailer for 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' Released

Dec. 21, 2017 -- The sequel to 'Mamma Mia,' the hit movie musical based on songs from ABBA, won't be released until July 20th. However, fans can get a look at the new trailer, released today.

The new movie, 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' brings back actors Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth in the roles they played in the first film.

New to the cast is Lily James, who starred in 'Cinderella,' who is featured as a flashback version of Streep's character, Donna.

#ABBA #musical #merylstreep #cher

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