November 2012

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on November 29th, 2012

Actor Larry Hagman, who famously played oil villain J.R. Ewing in the 1971-1991 CBS prime-time soap opera "Dallas," dies at age 81 on the afternoon of Nov. 23 at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications of his recent battle with cancer..... Performing in Beijing, China, on Nov. 25, Elton John causes a stir in the communist country by dedicating his show to a Chinese political dissident and artist Ai Weiwei, who has caused controversy in China by exploring social injustice through his artwork..... The Rolling Stones play London's O2 Arena on Nov. 25 before a packed crowd of 20,000 to celebrate their 50th anniversary and perform their first concert in five years..... A new biography of Mick Jagger by Philip Norman contains salacious tales of how the Stones frontman was regularly accosted by kinky fans, including one of whom gave him an erotic photograph of herself and had to be wrestled off him by the police..... Cher debuts her latest single, "Woman's World," via Interent streaming on Nov. 21..... A Beatles audition tape rejected by a record label executive that is now arguably considered the biggest blunder in pop music history resurfaces and will be auctioned in London on Nov. 27..... A 1958 recording of "That'll Be the Day" by the earliest version of the Beatles, The Quarry Men, has just been named Britain's rarest record..... Paul McCartney tells Britain's The Independent on Nov. 24 that he regrets the way that the image of John Lennon has been formed since his death..... Rod Stewart scores his first Billbaord No. 1 since 1993 in their Adult Contemporary category with his new Christmas single, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow."..... Led Zeppelin announces that a recording of their 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena will air on BBC2 in December..... Ex-Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters says he's already looking forward to cutting his next solo record, even though his blockbuster "The Wall" live tour has dates booked across the globe through late 2013..... A double headliner bill of Santana and the Steve Miller Band will tour four cities in Australia in the spring of 2013..... Friends and family of actor Sherman Hemsley remember the late "The Jeffersons" star at his funeral on Nov. 21 in El Paso, Tex., four months after his death due to a family feud over his estate..... Chris Stamp, one of the early managers of the Who and who helped launch the career of Jimi Hendrix, dies on Nov. 24 at age 70 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City..... Earl Carroll, the lead singer and one of the founding members of the Fifties doo-wop group the Cadillacs, dies on Nov. 25 at age 75 from complications of diabetes and a recent stroke.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on November 23rd, 2012

Appearing on David Letterman's CBS late night show on Nov. 19, the Who's Pete Townshend discusses such subjects as late Who drummer Keith Moon, his tinnitus hearing problem, and his famous "windmill" guitar-playing motion..... A new poll in Britain ranks Black Sabbath as the "most important British hard rock band" of all time..... Columbia Records and Apple's iTunes Store announces on Nov. 19 that AC-DC's entire catalog of 20 studio and live album and three compilations will be made available worldwide for the first time on iTunes..... As the Rolling Stones prepare to return to the stage on Nov. 25 in London for mini-tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary, the quartet of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood announces they will be joined by two former Stones, bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor, at the O2 Arena..... Paul McCartney joins the lineup for a new Christmas single to raise money for the families of those who died in the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium tragedy in northern England..... Paul McCartney and Wings' classic 1973 album "Band on the Run" is among 27 new inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame, on display at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles..... Director Robert Zemeckis pulls out of a new version of the Beatles' classic 1968 animated film "Yellow Submarine," saying that he does not have any interest in doing remakes at this point in his career..... '70s rocker Graham Parker reunites his old band the Rumour for a new album, some 31 years after the last Rumour album was recorded..... Contemporary rocker Lenny Kravitz signs on to play Marvin Gaye in a new biopic about the late R and B icon..... Eric Clapton announces he'll commence a 17-date US tour in the spring in Phoenix, Ariz., on Mar. 14..... Barbra Streisand's current Back To Brooklyn Tour tops Billboard's latest Hot Tours list..... Jimmy Page says in a new interview that "some of us thought Led Zeppelin would be continuing" after the group's 2007 triumphant reunion concert at London's O2 Arena, but Robert Plant "was busy doing his Alison Krauss project."..... Barry Manilow makes his 50th appearance on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart with his new holiday single, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."..... The Jacksons announce they'll kick off a series of UK tour dates in the spring..... The official Jimi Hendrix website posts an announcement stating a new Hendrix album featuring 12 previously unreleased tracks recorded in 1968 and 1969 will be released in the spring..... Actress Deborah Raffin, a veteran of several movies and TV miniseries in the '70s and '80s, dies on Nov. 21 of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on November 18th, 2012

Premiering on ABC on Nov. 22 at 9:30 P.M. EST, director Spike Lee's new Michael Jackson documentary "BAD25" shines a light on how the 1987 album was made while also detailing the production of the album's lavish videos..... Grammy-winning '70s musician Billy Joel is among the notable artists who have signed an open letter to Pandora Media, Inc. opposing the online music company's push to change how artists are compensated..... The Eagles play a benefit concert at New York University's Steinhardt Department of Music on Nov. 15, and Glenn Frey says the band will be gathering soon to decide their future touring and recording plans..... An all-star benefit concert to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, the Who and Kanye West is set for Dec. 12 at New York City's Madison Square Garden..... Filmaker Ridley Scott is soliciting fans of The Boss to contribute to a new user-generated feature documentary dubbed "Springsteen and I."..... The Beatles' Apple Corps has given the green light to a new Fab Four film called "The Beatles Live!" that will gather private films, sound recordings, stories, and photographs captured during the band's concert tours..... London's Abbey Road Studios announces it will open its doors to the public in March 2013 as part of its continuing 80th anniversary celebration..... A collage used to create an album insert for the Beatles' classic 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" fetches more than $87,000 in an auction at Sotheby's in London..... Paul McCartney teams with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to offer his favorite vegan holiday recipes..... Veteran prog-rock keyboardist Rick Wakeman is reworking his epic 1974 album "Journey to the Center of the Earth" for an upcoming re-issue of the concept set inspired by Jules Verne's classic novel..... Rare footage of a 1972 Elvis Presley press conference surfaces and is included on "Prince From Another Planet," a new 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD release of the King's '72 NYC residency at Madison Square Garden..... Stevie Wonder will be among the many celebrities honoring late music-TV mogul Dick Clark at the 40th Annual American Music Awards on Nov. 18..... A rare platinum chronograph Patek Philippe wristwatch owned by Eric Clapton is auctioned for 3.44 million Swiss francs ($3.63 million) at auction in Geneva on Nov. 12..... Attending the London premiere of the new Rolling Stones documentary "Crossfire Hurricane" on Nov. 13, Stones frontman Mick Jagger cracks a joke about the current sex scandal involving U.S. Gen. David Petraeus and his biographer..... The Who stage their classic 1973 rock epic "Quadrophenia" in its entirety on Nov. 14 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center..... The supergroup Dukes of September featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs films a concert at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York on Nov. 16 for PBS's "Great Performances" series..... AC-DC will release "Live at River Plate," their first live record in 20 years, in the US on Nov. 19..... A mystery instrumental blues jam played by Bob Dylan at Chicago's United Center on Nov. 9 baffles many of his most diehard and knowledgeable fans..... ZZ Top is honored with the Living Legend award at the Classic Rock Awards in London on Nov. 13..... Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters announces he'll be performing his "The Wall" show at London's Wembley Stadium on Sep. 14, 2013 as part of a 24 date European stadium tour set for next year..... Black Sabbath announces they will release remastered versions of their back catalogue on vinyl on Dec. 12..... Interviewed by musician Jools Holland on his UK TV talk show on Nov. 14, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page says it "looks very unlikely" Led Zepp will ever play live again.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on November 13th, 2012

The Rolling Stones add a Brooklyn date to their upcoming "50 and Counting" celebration, marking the first U.S. date on the tour..... A former girlfriend of Stones frontman Mick Jagger, singer Marsha Hunt, is auctioning off his love letters to raise money to pay her bills..... Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty signs a book deal with New York publisher Little, Brown and Co., the company announced on Nov. 12..... The Beatles' Apple Corps. and EMI-Capitol Records are launching a new distribution method for Beatles music on Nov. 11 with "pop-up shops" -- customized double-decker buses filled with Beatles product -- that will market the Fab Four's new elaborate box set of vinyl studio albums, which will be available in regular stores and online on Nov. 13..... Paul McCartney kicks off a new US tour by playing his first show stateside in more than a year at the Scottrade Arena in St. Louis on Nov. 11..... A selection of John Lennon's private letters will be available soon in a new digital app for Apple's iOS..... Singer Judy Collins releases her latest memoir, "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music," her seventh book but the first to go in-depth into her music career and particularly into the early and mid-60s scene in and around New York's Greenwich Village..... The Who' Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend join teen cancer survivors and medical professionals at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 12 to kick off "Who Cares: Teen Cancer America," the U.S. extension program of the two musicians' two-decade-old U.K. effort, Teenage Cancer Trust..... Founding Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is among several musicians participating in a new series of public service announcements on behalf of victims of hurricane Sandy..... Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen lead a "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit concert organized by the Bob Woodruff Foundation on Nov. 8 at New York's Beacon Theatre..... NBC-TV's new post-apocalyptic drama series "Revolution" will feature two Led Zeppelin tracks in an upcoming episode to mark the release of the band's live release, "Celebration Day."..... Former the Police guitarist Andy Summers debuts a new film about his platinum-selling band, "Can't Stand Losing You," on Nov. 9 during the DOCNYC documentary festival in New York..... The Monkees kick off their latest reunion tour in Esconcido, Calif., on Nov. 8 as the three surviving members - Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork - perform together for the first time in 15 years..... Former Roxy Music member and super-producer Brian Eno quashes hopes of a Roxy Music reunion tour by insisting he "never" wants to go on the road with his old band again..... '70s artists David Cassidy, Leo Sayer and Hot Chocolate kick off a co-headlining tour of seven UK cities in Birmingham on Nov. 9..... John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, stars of the smash 1978 movie "Grease," release a Christmas album titled "This Christmas" on Nov. 13 to benefit their favorite charities..... Major Harris, a former member of the "Philadelphia sound" group The Delfonics who had his own 1975 hit "Love Won't Let Me Wait," dies on Nov. 9 at age 65 from congestive heart and lung failure.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on November 8th, 2012

Aerosmith performs a free concert in Boston on Nov. 5 in front of the apartment building where the musicians began their career four decades ago..... A rare letter written by John Lennon to his friend Eric Clapton in 1971 could fetch as much as $30,000 when it is sold in Los Angeles at a "Profiles in History" auction on Dec. 18..... Yoko Ono is set to direct and curate the UK's Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank Centre in 2013..... An hour-long telethon and benefit concert on Nov. 3 for Superstorm Sandy victims featuring performances by Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and other celebrities with strong New York and New Jersey connections draws nearly $23 million in donations to the American Red Cross..... On Nov. 5, Bob Dylan predicts that Pres. Obama would win his re-election campaign "in a landslide" during a concert in Madison, Wisc..... Ted Nugent tweets a series of brash proclamations about the Nov. 6 election result and the state of America..... Robert Plant is knocked down onstage during a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in late October during a melee when a fan rushed the stage..... Led Zeppelin's new concert film "Celebration Day" will be presented in high definition with surround sound in selected movie theatres for an encore performance o Nov. 13..... Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters tells Rolling Stone magazine that he has finished a song for a new album tentatively titled "Heartland."..... Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says his band is in the middle of recording more than a dozen songs for a new album..... Ozzy Osbourne's wife Sharon Osbourne has undergone a double mastectomy after learning that she carries a gene that increases the risk of breast cancer..... Apparently unhappy with the sound monitors onstage, the Who's Pete Townshend walks off the stage during the encore at a Who show in Sunrise, Fla., on Nov. 1..... Rod Stewart's new album of Christmas songs, "Merry Christmas, Baby," is on track to debut at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart for the week ending Nov. 7..... Rod Stewart and Keith Richards will be best men at Ronnie Wood's upcoming wedding to Sally Humphreys next year..... Jimi Hendrix's set from the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival is set to receive a cinematic release on November 29 and December 4 at more than 30 cinemas across the UK, and in movie theatres globally..... Lindsey Buckingham will digitally release a solo acoustic album, "One Man Show," from his current tour on Nov. 13..... Neil Young and Crazy Horse will perform Australia for the first time in 9 years in March 2013..... A copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Elton John and his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin over their 1985 hit "Nikita" is thrown out of court by a Chicago judge..... A new live album from former U.F.O. and Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenke will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray on Dec. 3.

Favorite Seventies Artists In The News

Posted in Main by Administrator on November 3rd, 2012

During a concert at Penn State's Jordan Center on Nov. 1, Bruce Springsteen says his nearby home state of New Jersey will rebound from the devastation wrought by hurrican Sandy on Oct. 29..... Barbra Streisand unveils a new video campaign on Nov. 2 urging her fellow Jewish voters to support Pres. Barack Obama's re-election campaign..... A spokesman for Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood announces on Oct. 30 that the 65-year-old musician is engaged to marry a 34-year-old theatre producer named Sally Humphreys..... Peter Frampton announces he will provide music for a new ballet project with the Cincinnati Ballet that is set for next spring in the Ohio city..... The 2010 documentary about late the Band singer-drummer Levon Helm, "Ain't In It for My Health - A Film About Levon Helm," will be released in U.S. movie theaters nationwide for the first time next year..... A tooth of John Lennon's that recently fetched 19,000 pounds at auction will go on a tour of dental practices in the UK to promote awareness of oral cancer..... Buddy Miller, a guitarist and producer with Robert Plant's side project Band of Joy, says he and the Led Zeppelin singer wrote and recorded several songs at his home studio in Nashville in 2011 which could appear on a Plant solo album in 2013..... Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry announces he's planning to release his first studio album since 1979 - as soon as he finds a suitable business partner..... Disgraced singer Gary Glitter is released from custody on bail on Oct. 29 following his arrest on suspicion of sex offenses..... Actress Amy Adams is attached to play the lead role of Janis Joplin in an upcoming biopic about the legendary blues-rock singer, "Get It While You Can."..... Disney Studios acquires filmmaker George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd., which owns the rights to the "Star Wars" films, for $4.05 billion and is planning another trilogy in the "Star Wars" saga..... Singer-songwriter Bill Dees, best known for his songwriting collaboration with Roy Orbison on the hits "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "It's Over," died at age 73 in a Mountain Home, Ark., nursing facility on Oct. 31.

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