Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on July 28th, 2013
Grammy award winning singer-songwriter-producer JJ Cale, the low profile and versatile musician known for composing such hits as "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" for Eric Clapton, dies on July 26 at age 74 at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., after suffering a heart attack..... Aretha Franklin will be honored with Major League Baseball's Beacon Award at a luncheon in August, which recognizes "individuals who use their celebrity and fame to make a positive difference in our society."..... Actor Sacha Baron Cohen drops out of a planned biopic of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury over creative differences with the surviving members of Queen..... A new Beatles musical, "Let It Be - A Celebration," opens at Broadway's St. James Theatre on July 24 to fairly positive reviews..... In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney says he's having fun on his current Out There! world tour..... In the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial in Los Angeles, a nurse anesthetist who treated the singer testifies on July 25 that the "Thriller" singer had a high tolerance for certain drugs and wasn't always forthcoming with his medical history..... A never before released 1967 Harry Nilsson track in which the '70s pop star covers The Coasters' classic "Searchin'" is finally seeing the light of day on a new Nilsson box set..... Sometime Brian Wilson collaborator Van Dyke Parks releases "Songs Cycled," his first solo album in 20 years, on July 23..... Elton John will reportedly make a cameo appearance in "The Secret Service," an upcoming film starring Colin Firth and Michael Caine..... Spinal Tap, the semi-fictitous heavy metal group immortalized in the 1984 "mockumentary" "This Is Spinal Tap," may be reuniting in 2014, according to co-founder Christopher Guest..... 70s New Wave icons Devo release a new limited-edition series of "Throbblehead" dolls..... Mick Jagger says the Rolling Stones' appearance at this year's Glastonbury Festival on June 29 may be the first and only time the legendary British rockers perform there..... Cheech and Chong's Tommy Chong comes to his daughter Rae Dawn Chong's defense after she sparked controversy by going public with her feelings about daytime talk show queen Oprah Winfrey..... Donny Osmond is forced to sit out his Las Vegas cabaret show after tearing his buttock muscle during a performance..... The Weinstein Company and Celestial Pictures announce on July 23 will remake "The Avenging Eagle" and "Come Drink With Me, a pair of 1970s martial arts films..... Content from NBC's "The Tonight Show" hosted by the legendary Johnny Carson becomes available on Apple's iTunes Store for the first time on July 23..... Sex researcher Virginia Johnson, part of the famed Masters and Johnson team which did groundbreaking work on human sexuality, dies in St. Louis at age 88 on July 25.
Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on July 23rd, 2013
The Rolling Stones release a new live album on Apple's iTunes store showcasing their triumphant return to London's Hyde Park earlier in July..... Rumours of Tina Turner's marriage to her longtime boyfriend, 57-year-old German music exec Erwin Bach, are confirmed on July 21 when Swiss media report he couple held a celebration party near her Swiss lakeside estate near Zurich..... Haunting video of Elvis Presley's final performances shot in Omaha, Neb., and Rapid City, S.D., shortly before his August 1977 death will be auctioned July 26 and 27 at the Mecum Celebrity Items Auction at Santa Monica, California's Barker Hangar..... A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT coupe once owned by John Lennon sells for 360,000 pounds at the UK's Goodwood Festival of Speed action on July 12..... Performing at Seattle, Washington's Safeco Field on July 19, Paul McCartney makes rock history before some 45,000 fans when he brought out the three surviving members of the legendary '90s grunge rock band Nirvana during the show's encore..... Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and U2 are among dozens of famous rockers who have signed an open letter with Amnesty International calling for the release of imprisoned Russian musicians Pussy Riot..... Katherine Jackson, the mother of late pop star Michael Jackson, testifies on July 19 during her son's wrongful death lawsuit trial in Los Angeles and breaks down in tears when recalling the death of her famous son..... Roland Seymour Feld, the son of legendary late glitter rocker Marc Bolan of T. Rex, files a $2 million lawsuit against Westminster Music Limited in a Los Angeles court, alleging the company didn't renew its contract to use the British glam rocker's hits..... Roland Seymour Feld, the son of legendary late glam rocker Marc Bolan of T. Rex, files a $2 million lawsuit against Westminster Music Limited in a Los Angeles court, alleging the company didn't renew its contract to use the British glam rocker's hits..... The ninth annual tribute to late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone will be held on Aug. 18 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery..... Elton John is among several famous pop and country singers who have recorded public service announcements for Clear Channel radio's iHeart Radios Show Your Stripes campaign, which is aimed at helping U.S. veterans connect with local businesses to find jobs..... '70s reggae icon Bob Marley breaks into the Top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart for the first time in July after cable TV's ESPN network began showcasing his music across all of its programming during the month..... Elvis Costello and his latest collaborators The Roots release a new lyric video for "Walk Us Uptown," the first single from their upcoming collaborative album, "Wise Up Ghost."..... '60s pop singer Donovan releases his latest album, "Shadows of Blue," which he recorded in Nashville, the location where he recorded his classic 1965 tune "Catch the Wind."..... Van Morrison will revisit one of his best-loved albums, 1970's "Moondance," with the upcoming release of a 5-disc deluxe edition of the LP..... Bruce Springsteen dedicates a performance of his song "American Skin (41 Shots)" to slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin on July 16 during a concert in Limerick, Ireland..... German electro pioneers Kraftwerk headline the second day of Latitude Festival on July 20, bringing their 3D show to the Main Stage..... Fleetwood Mac add second shows in Brisbane and Perth to keep up with overwhelming ticket demand on their upcoming tour down under, which gets underway in Sydney in November..... Cher tweets support for Kayne West after the famous rapper attacked a paparazzo in Los Angeles on July 19..... The Partridge Family matriarch Shirley Jones releases her autobiography, "Shirley Jones - A Memoir," and the 79-year-old actress turns her wholesome image on its head in startling -- even shocking -- ways..... Veteran wire service correspondent and columnist Helen Thomas dies on Juy 20 at age 92 at her home in Washington, D.C.
Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on July 17th, 2013
Bob Dylan surprises fans and critics alike by announcing his latest volume in his ongoing "Bootleg Series" will be a four-disc set drawing on never-before-heard material from one of his least-loved albums: 1970's "Self Portrait."..... During a performance in Quebec City, Canada, on July 14, Stevie Wonder announces he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground law" in reaction to the controversial verdict in the George Zimmerman second degree murder trial..... In the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial in Los Angeles, an expert who projected Jackson could have earned more than $1 billion on his comeback concerts testifies on July 16 that his analysis didn't include a breakdown of the singer's yearly earnings over his lifetime and projected a longer concert tour than the superstar had ever performed..... Elton John's latest single "Home Again" from his upcoming album "The Diving Board" has increased his lead for the most singles in Billboard's Adult Contemporary Hits chart..... David Bowie releases the fourth single and video, "Valentine's Day," from his latest album, "The Next Day."..... Elvis Costello is defending his decision to perform his anti-Margaret Thatcher song "Tramp the Dirt Down" in recent live shows so soon after the death of the controversial British Prime Minister..... Steely Dan's Walter Becker says in a recent interview with Billboard that he and Donald Fagen can "smell" a new Steely Dan album coming, the first since their 2003 Top 10 entry "Everything Must Go."..... Willie Nelson announces he'll perform his 1978 country smash LP "Stardust" from start to finish for the first time on Aug. 9 and 10 at L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl to mark the LP's 35th anniversary..... The Monkees kick off their summer 2013 tour on July 15 in Port Chester, N.Y., with original member Michael Nesmith performing with the band for the first time since 1997..... Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly Osbourne confirms that she and long-term boyfriend, vegan pastry chef Matthew Mosshart, are engaged..... Former "That '70s Show" actress Laura Prepon has been signed to star in the new Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black."..... "The Kentucky Fried Movie, the irreverent 1977 grandaddy of gag-a-minute movies "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun," arrives on Blu-ray.
Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on July 13th, 2013
Elton John says on July 11 that he's "grateful to be alive" after an undiagnosed appendicitis scare forced him to cancel an upcoming July 12 gig in London's Hyde Park and other summer dates on his European tour..... Aretha Franklin cancels a July 27 performance at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., near Detroit due to an unspecified ongoing treatment..... Former the Police frontman Sting announces he'll perform 10 concerts Sept. 25 through Oct. 9 at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater at the arts organization in Manhattan to promote his new album, "The Last Ship."..... As a new Bruce Springsteen documentary dubbed "Springsteen and I" gets ready to open in theaters across the US on July 22, fans are being given a chance to enter a contest to appear on the film's official poster at the movie's official website..... Testifying for his third day in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial in Los Angeles on July 10, choreographer Kenny Ortega breaks down in tears while describing the pop star's faltering condition shortly before his June 2009 death..... A new Sly and the Family Stone anthology collection titled "Higher!" will be released on Aug. 27 in conjunction with the musician's upcoming 70th birthday..... Stevie Wonder will be among the headliners of the annual Global Citizen Festival benefit concert set for Sept. 28 in New York's Central Park..... Cheap Trick files a million-dollar lawsuit against the Ottawa Bluesfest stemming from a July 2011 stage collapse incident during the band's performance at the event..... Alice Cooper says he's "three-quarters of the way through" a new covers album that will focus on what he calls "the time period of the Hollywood vampires," the hard-partying crew of the early- and mid-70s that included the likes of John Lennon, Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr..... Nile Rodgers of Chic says he'll likely be collaborating with the hot contemporary act Daft Punk on some old tracks of his solo recordings and Chic music that were found in the Warner Music tape library..... According to a recent story in Britain's Daily Express newspaper, Tina Turner s planning to marry her partner of more than 25 years in the third week of July..... German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk close the 2013 Roskilde Festival in Denmark on July 7 with a special 3D performance in which audience members were given special glasses to view the graphics on a 3D visual backdrop..... Former Van Halen and Montrose frontman Sammy Hagar will release "Sammy Hagar and Friends," his first solo album in five years, on Sept. 24 via Frontiers Records..... Actor Joe Conley, best known for playing Ike Godsey on the beloved CBS family drama "The Waltons," dieds on July 7 at the age of 85..... Veteran British broadcaster Alan Whicker, known in the UK for his "Whicker's World" documentary series which ran from 1959 to 1990, dies at age 87 after a battle with bronchial pneumonia on July 5..... Toshi Seeger, the wife of folk singing legend Pete Seeger for 70 years and a close partner in his social and environmental activism, dies at age 91 on July 9 at the couple's home in Beacon, N.Y.
Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on July 8th, 2013
Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow are among the performers at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on July 4 for a "Capitol Fourth" ceremony..... The Rolling Stones make a triumphant return to London's Hyde Park on July 6, some 44 years since last performing there two days after the death of founding member Brian Jones..... A lock of Mick Jagger's hair fetches more than 4,000 pounds (roughly $6,000) at a Bonhams auction in London on July 3..... Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and his current project the Sensational Space Shifters play their first U.S. festival on July 4 as the opening night headliners of the High Sierra Music Festival, a long-running event in Quincy, Calif..... In the 10th week of the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial in Los Angeles, addiction and pain management expert Dr. Sidney Schnoll tells jurors that there was no evidence in Jackson's medical records he reviewed that the singer was addicted to prescription medications..... Michael Jackson's estate releases two new collections of music through the online store iTunes, a total of nearly 270 tracks and gathering full MJ albums, demos, extras and live performances..... A new guide to the "Doctor Who" series claims Michael Jackson was being lined up to play the title role in Hollywood's version of the BBC-TV show before his untimely death in 2009..... Eagles cofounder Don Henley reveals that former Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon will be joining the band for their "History of the Eagles" tour this summer..... In a new interview with The Washington Post Magazine, Ted Nugent says he's thinking about running for president in 2016 and already has a slogan ready: "Hi, I'm Ted Nugent, I have nine children from seven women, and I'm running for president."..... Paul McCartney has contributed to a track called "Out of Sight" by the British act Bloody Beetroots, singing "Nothing much, just out of sight" on the chorus in the style of his gritty "Helter Skelter" vocal..... The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger announces he has buried the hatchet with fellow Doors surviving member, drummer John Densmore, and the pair will reunite for at least one last time in honor of late Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek..... Former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson announces he'll be teaming up with Motown legend Smokey Robinson for a duets album due out in the fall..... The surviving members of the British comedy troupe Monty Python lose a High Court battle in the U.K. on July 5 over tens of thousands of pounds in royalties from their hit Broadway musical "Spamalot."..... Peter Gabriel will contribute an original song and an original score to "Words With Gods," an anthology of nine short films centered on religion and spirituality and set for release sometime in 2014..... Actress Lisa Robin Kelly, a cast member of the hit retro-themed TV series "That '70s Show," files for divorce from her husband, actor Robert Gilliam..... The Hallmark Channel releases a statement on July 2 saying it won't renew Marie Osmond's talk show, "Marie."
Favorite Seventies Artists In The News
Posted in Main by Administrator on July 3rd, 2013
The Rolling Stones, who formed more than 50 years ago, finally play Britain's Glastonbury Festival on June 29 before some 135,000 fans who crammed into the fields in front of Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage for the gig..... Neil Diamond records a new patriotically themed song called "The Freedom Song (They'll Never Take Us Down)" that will be available through iTunes and Amazon beginning July 2 and benefit the Boston One Fund and The Wounded Warriors Project..... One day after the United States Supreme Court handed down an historic decision dumping the federal Defense of Marriage Act and declined to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage in California, Cher visits New York City to celebrate with her fellow LGBT allies during the weekend's Pride performance..... Members of Micheal Jackson's family take a break from their ongoing lawsuit with AEG Live by flying to Las Vegas on June 29 to celebrate the late King of Pop's career at the premiere of the new Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, "Michael Jackson ONE."..... Bruce Springsteen performs his classic 1984 album "Born in the USA" in its entirety on the second and final night of the Hard Rock Calling festival at London's Olympic Park on June 30..... Guitarist Tom Scholz, the mastermind behind the '70s multiple-platinum-selling band Boston, is ordered to pay a newspaper $132,000 on June 28 for the court costs it incurred in successfully defending itself against his defamation lawsuit..... A new Aerosmith documentary entitled "Rock for the Rising Son" that chronicles a particularly turbulent period in the group's history -- their fall of 2011 trek through earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged Japan -- will hit stores on July 23 on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download..... A Fender Stratocaster guitar played by Bob Dylan during his legendary electric set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is finally set to be auctioned..... The music streaming and discovery service Pandora.com responds to recent claims by Pink Floyd that the company is "tricking artists" into supporting a massive royalty cut..... The ashes of folk-rock singer Richie Havens, who died on Apr. 22 from a sudden heart attack at the age of 72, are to be scattered at the site of the iconic 1969 Woodstock festival he opened..... Yoko Ono announces she'll be releasing a new album, "Take Me to the Land of Hell," on Sept. 17 via Chimera Music..... Rod Stewart says he's annoyed not to have been knighted yet -- like his peers Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Tom Jones -- and reckons it's because he chooses to live in America and avoid paying taxes in the UK..... Lou Reed is treated for dehydration at a Long Island emergency room over the last weekend in June and released..... The veteran British hard rock band Motorhead nixes a handful of live shows after their iconic frontman Lemmy Kilmister suffers a hematoma..... Alan Myers, the third and most prominent drummer of '70s New Wave icons Devo and can be heard on their biggest singles and albums, dies of cancer..... Stage designer and architect Mark Fisher, the man responsible for stunning stage setups for such artists as the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and U2 among many other artists, dies on June 26 at age 66 in a London hospice following a lengthy illness.