It was 50 years ago Saturday night (October 25th, 1964) that the Rolling Stones made their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Stones’ debut was nothing like the Beatles’ celebrated first appearance the previous February, when they performed five songs.
Annie Lennox has jumped on the retro bandwagon. Her just released albumNostalgia infuses an intimate jazz treatment to such classics from earlier eras such as “Georgia on My Mind,” “I Cover the Waterfront” and “You Belong to Me.” Most stunningly, she reinvents Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” from the woman’s point of view.
Bob Seger can safely say that he’s back in a big way with his first Top Three album in 28 years. Seger’s new critically acclaimed Ride Out collection entered theBillboard 200 album charts at Number Three this week, marking his best chart showing since his 1986 album, Like A Rock, also hit Number Three. Seger’s last studio album, 2006’sFace The Promise topped out at Number Four upon its release.
Raphael Ravenscroft, pictured above with his artist daughter Scarlett Raven, whose remarkable saxophone solo helped make Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” a worldwide hit, died Sunday from a heart attack. He was 60.
It’s looking like Bob Seger’s new album, Ride Out, will earn the Michigan rocker his 10th Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 album charts. Billboard reported that the album — which is Seger’s first in eight years — could sell around 55,000 copies, scoring him the second highest entry on the chart behind Florida Georgia Line’s new set, AnythingGoes, which is expected to sell around 190,000. Billboard’s latest charts will be published on October 22nd.
Paul Rodgers’s version of “Let Me Roll It” has joined the list of excerpts from The Art of McCartney posted on the album’s YouTube page.
It was 42 years ago today (October 16th, 1972) that Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) officially disbanded. CCR was one of most successful acts of the late ’60s and early ’70s, racking up 11 Top 20 hits in under four years.
A house in Naperville, Illinois, known for putting on extravagant light shows around Halloween and Christmas, is at it again. This guy must have the most patient neighbors in the world to put up with this every night.
It was 42 years ago today (October 14th, 1972) the Temptations released “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone.” The song was written by Motown staff writers Norman Whitfieldand Barrett Strong — who were best known for writing the chart toppers “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” for Marvin Gaye and “War” for Edwin Starr.
Neil Young and David Crosby are on the outs over Crosby’s recent comments about Young’s current squeeze, actress Daryl Hannah.