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.
The Who have announced the 2015 North American legs of their 50th anniversary tour.
Glen Campbell’s final single “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” has been posted on YouTube. The poignant video is a montage of Glen in the studio with his session player pals The Wrecking Crew, clips from the documentary I’ll Be Me, and footage with family and friends over the decades.
With today’s announcement of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we once again say, “What are they thinking?” While a very small group will argue that acts like Kraftwerk and The Smiths are influential, the majority will see those artists not as the ones whose songs are being played everyday on radio; or have sold millions of records; and certainly not as the ones who continue to tour year in and year out.