January 2013

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on January 27th, 2013

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammy Awards, announces its list of song and album titles that will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013, which includes AC-DC's "Back in Black" album, Paul McCartney and Wings' "Band on the Run" album, and Elton John's eponymous 1970 album..... '70s singer-songwriter Don McLean is fined $400 for driving his car too fast through a school zone in Rockland, Maine, on Jan. 24..... On Jan. 29, Fleetwood Mac is set to reissue their 1977 multi-platinum-selling classic "Rumours" in a new deluxe Expanded Edition packed with bonus previously unreleased material..... On Jan. 22, James Taylor announces he is planning on taking a self-imposed recess from touring and devoting the rest of 2013 to composing and recording his first album of new material since 2002..... Soul legend Tina Turner takes the first steps toward giving up her U.S. passport and becoming a citizen of Switzerland, the country she has called home for nearly 20 years..... Iggy and the Stooges have reportedly finished recording "Ready To Die," the follow-up to their 2007 album, "The Weirdness."..... Yoko Ono announces she'll celebrate her upcoming 80th birthday on Feb. 17 with a one-off Plastic Ono Band gig at the Volksb-hne in Berlin, Germany..... The deadline is extended for fan contributions to an upcoming Bruce Springsteen documentary entitled "Springsteen and I."..... Author Brad Tolinski's new book "Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page" is an effective, comprehensive account in the guitarist's own words of his life and music..... Actor Burt Reynolds is admitted to the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital on Jan. 25 for treatment for the flu..... The late Larry Hagman's swan song will be appropriately dramatic when TNT's "Dallas" reboot returns on Jan. 28..... Character actor Ned Wertimer, 89, who played the doorman in "The Jeffersons," dies on Jan. 2 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., of complications from a fall he suffered last year.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on January 22nd, 2013

James Taylor is among the artists performing during the second inauguration festivities of Pres. Barack Obama on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., and the '70s singer-songwriter could get a sales bump if the first inauguration is any clue..... "History of the Eagles," a two-part documentary profiling the Eagles, will premiere on the premium cable channel Showtime in mid-February..... Dr. Arnold Klein, the dermatologist of Michael Jackson, could have outed himself as the biological father of Jackson's oldest child, Michael Joseph Jackson (nicknamed Prince), with a recent post on his Facebook page..... 70s artists Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Hall and Oates, Willie Nelson and Earth, Wind and Fire will be among the headliners at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this spring..... Bob Seger will be joining up with a fellow Michigan artist, Kid Rock, for a pair of shows in March..... Bruce Springsteen recruits Tom Morello to sit in on guitar on his upcoming 2013 "Wrecking Ball" tour of Australia as regular guitarist Steven Van Zandt completes work on his latest TV show, "Lilyhammer."..... Def Leppard will begin a nine-show residency entitled "Viva Hysteria!" at The Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel on Mar. 22..... Contrary to recent rumours and even a "teaser" that appeared on their official app, a source close to the Rolling Stones says the band will not be performing at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif..... A rare tape of Paul McCartney performing an early '60s composition, "World Without Love," is unearthed by musician and producer Peter Asher, half of the '60s UK pop duo Peter and Gordon, who released the song as their debut single in 1964..... Paul McCartney records a new song which will be used in a TV advertisement to promote late wife Linda McCartney's vegetarian food range..... Bob Dylan is reportedly considering performing during a Dylan Thomas tribute show in Wales in 2014 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Welsh poet..... Rhino Records announces on Jan. 16 that it will release a sprawling Stephen Stills box set comprising tracks spanning the Crosby, Stills and Nash member's 50-year career..... Ozzy Osbourne receive medical treatment on Jan. 16 after being burned in a house fire that was accidentally started by his wife Sharon Osbourne in their Beverly Hills mansion..... Rush releases a "Super Deluxe Edition" of their 1974 sci-fi inspired album "2112."..... Barbra Streisand will be honored with the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award in recognition of her achievement as a director, writer, producer and film star, the group announced on Jan. 18..... Actor Paul Dano, best known for his roles in the films "Little Miss Sunshine," "Looper" and "There Will Be Blood," signs on to portray Brian Wilson in an upcoming biopic about the Beach Boys mastermind..... British film director Michael Winner, best known for the "Death Wish" series of vigilante films the 1970s and 80s starring Charles Bronson, dies at age 77 at his London home on Jan. 21..... Pauline Phillips, the "Dear Abby" newspaper columnist who dished out advice to millions of confused, troubled and lovesick readers in America and around the world, dies on Jan. 16 at age 94 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on January 17th, 2013

With ticket sales topping $38.6 million, the Rolling Stones' recent "50 and Counting" mini-tour of late 2012 earns them the top spot in Billboard's latest Hot Tours list..... Sony Music wins a legal case against two British hackers who downloaded unreleased Michael Jackson songs in 2011..... A new documentary on the secretary of the Beatles Fan Club, Freda Kelly, is among the documentaries that will premiere at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Tex., in early March..... The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," enters the entered the pubic domain in Europe, thanks to current copyright law in the European Union..... John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and their son Sean Lennon attend an "anti-fracking" rally in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 11 to protest the controversial natural gas drilling method..... George Harrison's widow Olivia Harrison nixes a campaign to erect a memorial bronze statue to George in UK city of Henley-on-Thames, where Harrison moved in the 1970s and lived until his death in 2001..... Paul McCartney takes to Twitter on Jan. 15 to post an animated clip featuring his late wife, musician and photographer Linda McCartney..... Black Sabbath announces on Jan. 12 that they'll release their first album fronted by their original lead singer Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years in June 2013..... Late the Clash member Joe Strummer will be honored with a plaza in Granada, Spain, being renamed in his honor following a Facebook petition that swayed city officials with the signatures of more than 2,000 residents..... An authorized biopic of late "Godfather of Soul" James Brown co-produced by powerful Hollywood producer Brian Grazer and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to begin casting in early 2013..... Appearing on the Comedy Central series "The Daily Show" on Jan. 14, former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters tells host Jon Stewart that the message of Floyd's famous 1979 double-LP "The Wall" has "evolved" for him&. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has reportedly broken off his engagement to his girlfriend Erin Brady, who he proposed to on Christmas Day in 2011..... As America is in the midst of a heated debate over new gun control laws proposed by Pres. Barack Obama in the aftermath of the tragic Connecticut elementary school mass shooting in December, '70s rocker and outspoken conservative Ted Nugent is comparing gun owners to late civil rights hero Rosa Parks, who famously refused to give up her seat at the front of an Montgomery, Ala. bus in 1955..... David Bowie secures his first official UK Top 10 single in over 20 years with his new comeback single, "Where Are We Now?"..... Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac tells the UK paper "The Guardian" that the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour in 2013 "is going to be a very different tour."..... Patti Smith's "Solo Camera" photo exhibit world tour will make its next stop in Toronto, Canada from Feb. 9 to May 19..... Anon profit fundraiser turned novelist, Michael Stringer, authors a blistering fictional memoir set in the 1970s entitled "Training Wheels."..... The long awaited Big Star rockumentary "Nothing Can Hurt Me" is picked up for distribution by Hollywood's Magnolia Pictures and will finally hit U.S. theaters in 2013..... Rhythm guitar player John Wilkinson, who performed with Elvis Presley more than a thousand times, dies at age 67 on Jan. 11 after a battle with cancer at his home in southwest Missouri&. Actor Conrad Bain, who played dad Phillip Drummond on the 1978-1986 sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" and Dr. Arthur Harmon in the 1972-1978 sitcom "Maude," died of natural causes on Jan. 14 at age 89 in Livermore, Calif.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on January 12th, 2013

On his 66th birthday (Jan. 8), David Bowie unexpectedly announces he'll release his first new album in 10 years, "The Next Day," in the U.S. on Mar. 12 and a day earlier in the UK and most countries worldwide..... The "New York Post" tabloid is reporting in its celebrity gossip column that Elton John and his partner David Furnish are the new parents of a second son after their California-based surrogate recently gave birth..... The Rolling Stones' latest single, "Doom and Gloom," debuts on Billboard's Dance-Club Play chart in the No. 44 position..... Bob Seger announces he'll kick off an 11-date winter tour of North America with his Silver Bullet Band on Feb. 27 in Toledo, Oh..... Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl recruits former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac to perform in his latest project, the Sound City Players, at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Jan. 18 to celebrate the premiere of Grohl's first documentary, "Sound City."..... Paul McCartney posts a heartfelt tribute on his official website on Jan. 9 remembering his friend and acclaimed composer, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, who died in New York City on Christmas Eve..... Leonard Cohen announces he'll launch the 2013 leg of his "Old Ideas World Tour" on Mar. 2 in Oakland, Calif..... Led Zeppelin are reportedly in talks with various subscription music services, including Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody, for the exclusive right to stream the band's catalog..... Former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel is among the contributors to a new album by the Voice Project organization that celebrates the soldiers in Uganda who abandoned the violent and oppressive rule of war criminal Joseph Kony..... Tom Waits records a duet with Keith Richards of the Rollng Stones for actor Johnny Depp's latest compilation album, "Shenandoah."..... Sony Music releases a limited edition, 86-track collection of Bob Dylan outtakes in Europe not to make money, but to copyright the material under new European laws..... ZZ Top announces plans to play two U.K. dates this summer, at London's Hammersmith Apollo on June 24, and at Manchester's O2 Apollo the following evening&.. Funk legend George Clinton loses the rights to four of his songs after being ordered to hand the copyright over as payment of a $1 million debt for legal fees..... Guitarist Steve Lukather of Toto will release his seventh solo album, "Transition," in the U.K. on Jan. 21..... Singer-songwriter Sammy Johns, who scored a No. 5 US hit in March 1975 with "Chevy Van," dies at age 66 on Jan. 4 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in his native North Carolina..... Director David R. Ellis, who directed the 2006 movie "Snakes on a Plane" and began his film career in the 1970s doing stunts for such films as"Smokey and the Bandit," is found dead in his hotel room Johannesburg, South Africa, in early January.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on January 7th, 2013

Cher could be headed back to American television more than 40 years after her hit variety series "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" premiered, after signing a development deal with the LGBT-skewing cable TV network Logo..... Rare color photos of the Beatles taken in 1964 during the Fab Four's first U.S. tour are going up for auction in the U.K. on Mar. 22..... The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammys, announces on Jan. 2 that Bruce Springsteen has been named MusiCares' 2013 Person of the Year in recognition of his artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work..... Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have come in second in the biggest tours of 2012, according to trade publication "Pollstar."..... The Rolling Stones are weighing offers for a full tour in 2013, and frontman Mick Jagger says the band will annouce its plans "when we've figured it out."..... Ola Ray, the actress and former "Playboy" model who portrayed Michael Jackson's terrorized girlfriend in the video for Jackson's "Thriller" album title track, settles a long-simmering royalties dispute with the singer's estate for $75,000..... Iconic '70s prog-rockers Yes, who are preparing an upcoming tour of North America that will see it playing three of its most successful '70s albums -- 1971's "The Yes Album," 1972's "Close to the Edge" and 1977's "Going For the One" -- in their entirety, is already making plans for its 21st studio album with new lead singer Jon Davison..... The Allman Brothers Band announces another installment of its almost annual tradition of shows at New York's Beacon Theatre, with the 2013 series of 10 back-to-back shows set to begin on March 1..... A retro 1978 Black Sabbath tour T-shirt tops the best-selling classic rock T-shirts of UK music retailer HMV for 2012..... Rock troubadour Tom Waits is set to appear in the Jan. 6 episode of Fox's long-running animated series "The Simpsons."..... Al Pacino, who will portray Phil Spector in an upcoming HBO movie, says he has no memory of meeting the "Wall of Sound" producer and convicted killer 20 years earlier..... . American popular music singer Patti Page, whose 1950 hit "Tennessee Waltz" topped the "Billboard" chart for months, dies on Jan. 2 at age 85 in a nursing home in Encinitas, north of San Diego, after suffering congestive heart failure.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on January 2nd, 2013

A 1987 interview with Yoko Ono by music industry executive and writer Joe Smith surfaces in which she discusses what split the Beatles apart..... "Back to the Future" and "Forrest Gump" director Robert Zemeckis announces he has dropped his plan to remake the Beatles' 1968 animated film "Yellow Submarine."..... Paul McCartney's daughter Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's Olympic team in 2012, is among hundreds of native Brits being honored by Queen Elizabeth II in 2013..... The Beatles and Elvis Presley top the list of the "Most-Forged Celebrity Signatures" for 2012..... British recording industry exec Jim Simpson launches a campaign to rename the hometown airport of Ozzy Osbourne after the founder of the seminal heavy metal band Black Sabbath and former reality show star..... Queen guitarist Brian May is named PETA's Person of the Year by the UK branch of the animal welfare group for his efforts to help stop the culling of badgers..... Country-rock singer Emmylou Harris is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol after an incident in early October in which she allegedly bumped her car into another vehicle on a freeway in Los Angeles and drove off without stopping or exchanging information with the other driver..... 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Womack reveals he's suffering from the brain disorder Alzheimer's disease..... Reggae singer, keyboardist and record producer Lloyd Charmers dies in London on Dec. 27 at age 74 after apparently suffering a heart attack behind the wheel of his car.

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