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Vintage Artist News - April 2021

Joey Ramone ala Funko Here are links to the latest news from the vintage artists of music: NEW: RIP Rusty Young of Poco Tina Turner, Fela Kuti, Go-Go's, Iron Maiden & Foo Fighters Lead Fan Rock Hall Vote Pete Davidson to Play Joey Ramone Kylie Minogue Working on Expanded Edition of "Disco" Suggs on What Would Have Happened to Him Without Madness Trisha Yearwood Launches Pet Line PREVIOUSLY: First Print Copy of Beatles' "White Album" Expected to Get $1 Million Lost Eddie Cochran Treasures Found Black Sabbath Releasing an Expanded "Sabotage"  Danny Elfman Releasing First Solo (Non-Soundtrack) Album in 37 Years Listen: "Chosen Family" by Elton John and Sawayama Christina Aguilera Working on Spanish Language Album  RIP Robert "Bip" Neal of Faze-O Listen: Mick Jagger & Dave Grohl's New Song Takes On Anti-Vaxers Soft Cell's First Album in Ov
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Preview: "The Width of a Circle" - David Bowie Rarities

Out May 28 Last week saw the 50th anniversary of the original UK release of The Man Who Sold The World, David Bowie’s landmark entry into the 1970s. The album began the collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would continue with such Bowie classics as Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane. The 2020 re-release of The Man Who Sold The World restored the album’s intended title Metrobolist, while featuring a new mix by original producer Tony Visconti. Taking its name from the album’s opening track, which was named after a painting by Bowie’s friend George Underwood, the new two-CD set The Width Of A Circle acts as a complementary piece to that album. Its 21 tracks feature non-album singles, a BBC In Concert session, music for a TV play and further Visconti remixes wrapping up David’s recordings from 1970 and revealing the first sonic steps toward Hunky Dory. Also released on 28th May is a picture disc version of The Man Who Sold The World album, featuring the striking black and

On the Charts: 30+ Year Old Albums by Queen, Fleetwood Mac & Bob Marley Top Veteran's Chart

Queen Returns to the Top Veteran Spot The following are the top albums by veteran artists (recording for twenty years or more) on this week's Billboard charts (April 17, 2021).  Actual chart position is in parenthesis: Greatest Hits  -  Queen  (#22) Rumours  -  Fleetwood Mac  (#27) Legend  -  Bob Marley & the Wailers  (#38) Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival  (#39) Diamonds  -  Elton John  (#45) Curtain Call: The Hits  -  Eminem  (#46) 1  -  Beatles  (#53) Greatest Hits  -  Journey  (#59) Back in Black  - AC/DC  (#61) Music to Be Murdered By  -  Eminem  (#67) There were no veteran artist debuts this week.  In addition, Evanescence' The Bitter Truth , which debuted at number 11 last week, fell completely out of the Top 200.  The top charting singles by veteran artists: Beautiful Mistakes  -  Maroon 5  featuring Megan Thee Stallion (#25) One Too Many  -  Keith Urban  Duet With  P!nk  (#88) Lil Bit  - Nelly  & Florida Georgia Line (#93) Girl L

Awards: Trini Lopez Documentary Wins Special Jury Award at the American Documentary and Animation Film Festival

Special Jury Award Winner The life of Trini Lopez, groundbreaking Mexican American recording artist, guitarist and actor, is explored in the film My Name Is Lopez. The feature length documentary had its world premiere at the opening night gala of the 2021 American Documentary and Animation Film Festival (AmDocs2021) in Palm Springs, CA last month. It has just been announced that My Name Is Lopez is the recipient of the festival’s Special Jury Award, winning as Best U.S. Documentary. Teddy Grouya, AmDocs Founder and Director commented, “There were a wide variety of films for our judges to choose from in the National Feature Category at the 10th Annual American Documentary And Animation Film Festival. The judges, who came from Spain, Czech Republic and Italy, were unanimous in picking one of their favorites among the breadth of subjects and so chose My Name Is Lopez to receive the Special Jury Award. Such an acknowledgement by judges from outside of the U.S. gives this new work by the

Preview: "The Sun Will Shine" - John Lodge (Single)

Out April 30 John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is to release a new digital single entitled “The Sun Will Shine” on April 30th 2021. Pre-orders available from April 9th. The song was written and recorded by John whilst he was ‘in isolation’ in Florida, and he took hope and inspiration from watching the sunrise every morning over ‘Cocahatchee Bay’. For John, the song is a reminder that we can choose to see the world, and the challenges we all face, in a positive way… because the sun will shine again. The song is performed by John and his ‘10,000 Light Years Band’, who recorded remotely due to the pandemic. The track also features Jon Davison from YES on backing vocals, continuing their ongoing collaborations. The song will be part of the EP “On Reflection” that is due to be incorporated into “The Royal Affair and After”, John’s new live album scheduled for release in September 2021. “On Reflecti

Preview: "It Sure Looked Good on Paper: The Steve Goodman Demos"

Out May 14 There is no denying Steve Goodman’s impact on the world of songwriting. Omnivore Recordings’ 2019 reissues of his 1980s Red Pajamas Records efforts contained a flurry of demo recordings drawn from that era. Live ’69 demonstrated his early career abilities as an expert interpreter of other writers’ songs. But the genesis of Steve Goodman, the songwriter, and the legend he would become hasn’t been as well documented. Until now. It Sure Looked Good on Paper: The Steve Goodman Demos, due May 14, 2021 from Omnivore, presents an unparalleled look into Goodman’s two-decade career from a songwriting and an “in the studio” perspective, before the world lost the Chicago-bred singer-songwriter when he was far too young — at age 36, in 1984. Luckily, the recordings of his thoughts and works in progress live on. From demos of the now classic “City of New Orleans” and “You Never Even Call Me by My Name” to early versions of “The Auctioneer,” written by Leroy Van Dyke and Buddy Black and

Passings 2021

Rusty Young (1946 - 2021) April 14 Rusty Young of Poco - Heart attack (b. 1946) April 9 DMX (born Earl Simmons) - Overdose (b. 1970) April 7 Bill Owens , Songwriter (age 85) April 4 Ralph Schuckett of Todd Rundgren's Utopia (b. 1948) Paul Humphrey of Blue Peter (b. 1960) April 2 Morris "B.B." Dickerson of War (b. 1949) April 1 Patrick Juvet (b. 1950) March 31 Cleve Hall , Special effects for Alice Cooper, Kiss - Congestive heart failure (b. 1959) March 30 Willie Schofield of the Falcons - Acute kidney failure (b. 1939) March 28 Malcolm Cecil of The Jazz Couriers & Blues Incorporated, producer of 70's Stevie Wonder Albums (b. 1937) March 26 Brett Bradshaw of Faster Pussycat March 25 Kaleb Stewart of As Friends Rust Tavish Maloney of Oso Oso March 23 George Segal , actor, member of the the Imperial Jazzband - Complications of bypass surgery (b. 1934) Connie Bradley , Former President ASCAP Nashville (b. 1945) Ethel Gabriel , First female producer at RCA,

New Releases by Veteran Artists for April 9, 2021: Cheap Trick, Merry Clayton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, more

The following are major new and upcoming releases by veteran artists (first release in 2001 or before).   April 9, 2021 Jon Anderson -  Olias of Sunhillow: Expanded & Remastered Steve Arrington - Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions Chris Cain - Raisin' Cain Betty Carter - The Classic Recordings Rosanne Cash - Crawl Into the Promised Land (7" Vinyl Single) Cheap Trick -  In Another World Merry Clayton -  Beautiful Scars Fleetwood Mac -  Live: Super Deluxe Edition Peggy Lee - Something Wonderful: Peggy Lee Sings the Great American Songbook Lynyrd Skynyrd -  Live at Knebworth '76 Willie Nelson - Texas Willie Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Live! In Chicago Cliffie Stone - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: Barracuda Sweet Oblivion Featuring Geoff Tate -  Relentless Thomas Wayne - Tragedy Tony Williams - The Signature Voice of the Platters, Volume 1 1955-61 Tony Williams - The Signature Voice of the Platters, Volume 2 1961-62 Various Artists - Everybody Makes a Mistake: Stax

Preview: "Chicago at Carnegie Hall Complete" - Chicago (16 CDs)

Out 7/16 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago became the first non-classical group to perform six nights in a row at Carnegie Hall 50 years ago. Between April 5 and 10, 1971, the band played eight shows at the celebrated venue (including two matinees) and recorded every one of them. In October of that year, performance highlights were featured on the band’s first-ever live album, Chicago at Carnegie Hall. That quadruple-LP reached #3 on the Billboard 200, was certified platinum, and is still the band’s best-selling live album. To honor the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s historic concerts, the band will release all eight Carnegie Hall shows in their entirety for the first time in a new 16-CD deluxe boxed set. CHICAGO AT CARNEGIE HALL COMPLETE will be available on July 16th exclusively at Chicago founding member and trumpeter Lee Loughnane and engineer Tim Jessup spent nearly a year meticulously going through more than 40 concert tapes at Loughnane’s new studio in Arizo