Archive for June, 2011

Buffalo Springfield tour for first time since 1968

June 5, 2011

Visit our main website at: http://www.sh-boommagazine.com

Buffalo Springfield – the short-lived group that served as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina – are reuniting for a six-date California tour in June, Neil Young has announced.

   It will be the first time the band has toured since 1968.

   Along with surviving members Neil Young (65), Stephen Stills (66) and Richie Furay (66), the 2011 line-up will include Young’s longtime bassist Rick Rosas and Crosby, Stills and Nash drummer Joe Vitale. Rosas will take the place of Bruce Palmer (who died in October 2004), while Vitale will sit in for drummer Dewey Martin (who died in January 2009).

   Pictured above right are (left to right): Joe Vitale, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Neil Young and Rick Rosas (photo by Eleanor Stills).

   Young says the tour will serve as a warm-up for the band’s set at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee on June 11.

Formed in Los Angeles in April 1966, Buffalo Springfield are best known for the song ‘For What It’s Worth’. But their impact was far greater than one classic song. Although the group only survived for 25 months and released just three albums, their influence on folk-rock, country-rock and the ‘West Coast sound’ of the 1970s was almost as great as that of The Byrds.

   “It’s hard to believe 42 years have passed since we played together as the Buffalo Springfield,” says Richie Furay. “Over the years, music never stopped flowing from each of us, and it’s come full circle, if you will. And now, we get to share our hearts with you again.”

# # # #

Sh-Boom! is now available as a digital magazine. You can read a sample of the first issue here (best viewed in full-screen mode).

If you’d like to receive a FREE personal copy of each issue, simply SIGN UP at http://www.sh-boommagazine.com/.

It’s FREE TO JOIN, and we’ll send the magazine direct to you when published.

Tell your friends about us too!

Advertisements

Dionne Warwick and The Shirelles sue Broadway show.

June 5, 2011

Visit our main website at: http://www.sh-boommagazine.com

The producers of Baby It’s You– a new Broadway musical about the 1960s girl group The Shirelles – are being sued by Dionne Warwick, R&B singer Chuck Jackson, and Beverly Lee, the only surviving member of The Shirelles and owner of the trademark to the group’s name.

   The estates of late Shirelles Doris Coley Jackson and Addie Harris McFadden are also involved in the lawsuit which has been filed in New York.

   Baby It’s You! is the story of Florence Greenberg, a suburban housewife from New Jersey who discovered the all-girl group and created Scepter Records in 1959.

   Dionne Warwick and Chuck Jackson were both later signed to the label and are also portrayed in the show.

The lawsuit charges the producers with “cashing in” on the names, likenesses and biographical information of The Shirelles, Dionne Warwick and Chuck Jackson, without permission.

   The Shirelles had hits in the 1960s with ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’ (1960), ‘Dedicated to the One I Love’ (1960), ‘Soldier Boy’ (1961), ‘Foolish Little Girl’ (1962), and the new musical’s title song ‘Baby It’s You’ (1961). The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

   Attorney Oren Warshavsky, who is representing the singers, commented that, like many other recording artists in the 1960s, his clients were not treated well even as they were growing in popularity.

   “It’s unfortunate that they have to live through it again and watch their stories be told without their consent,” said Warshavsky. “These national treasures were taken advantage of at the infancy of their careers. Now they have to watch it done to them again on stage and once more not get paid.”

   Meanwhile, anyone going to see the musical Baby It’s You won’t be hearing The Shirelles’ biggest hit, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’. Carole King, who wrote the song, refused to give the producers permission to use it because she is reportedly planning to stage her own jukebox musical.

# # # #

Sh-Boom! is now available as a digital magazine. You can read a sample of the first issue here (best viewed in full-screen mode).

If you’d like to receive a FREE personal copy of each issue, simply SIGN UP at http://www.sh-boommagazine.com/.

It’s FREE TO JOIN, and we’ll send the magazine direct to you when published.

Tell your friends about us too!


%d bloggers like this: