Archive for February, 2012

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow to write song for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

February 25, 2012

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We’ve had Lennon & McCartney, Bacharach & David, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Jagger & Richards. Now ‘Barlow & Lloyd Webber’ are set to join the ranks of famed songwriting duos.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Take That’s Gary Barlow have revealed that they are teaming up to write a song for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The song will be performed at the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace on 4 June.

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Deluxe editions of classic Small Faces albums from 1965 to 1969

February 19, 2012

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To celebrate the Small Faces’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 14 April 2012, there are plans to release deluxe editions of all four of the classic albums that the short-lived group recorded between 1965 and 1969.

The remastered new editions will  include a 3CD version of the band’s classic psychedelic pop album from 1968, Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake.

Universal Music claims the new releases will be “the most complete editions to date of the Small Faces’ four classic albums” and “a testimony to a truly original group whose influence is as great today as it was during its lifetime”.

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Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone to tour UK with Solid Silver 60s Tour 2012

February 15, 2012

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Former Herman’s Hermits frontman Peter Noone, 64, is to tour the UK between 3 March and 6 May 2012 as part of this year’s 27th Solid Silver 60s Tour.

Noone, who left Herman’s Hermits in 1971, is expected to perform many of his UK hit singles, including ‘I’m Into Something Good’ (No. 1, 1964), ‘Silhouettes’ (No. 3, 1965) and ‘No Milk Today’ (No. 7, 1966).

California-based ‘Herman’ will headline a strong American bill that includes Brian Hyland and Chris Montez, as well as Brian Poole and Vanity Fare.

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Rolling Stones say definite no to London Olympics concert

February 11, 2012

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Following mounting press speculation about The Rolling Stones taking part in the Olympic Games celebrations in London in July and August, the band have issued an official statement denying any such plans.

”Contrary to a totally inaccurate report in the London Evening Standard, ” says the statement, “The Rolling Stones wish to point out that they are not performing at any concerts tied to the 2012 Olympic Games in Hyde Park or The Olympic Park”.

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Loretta Lynn book Honky Tonk Girl: My Life In Lyrics published in April

February 5, 2012

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A new autobiography by country music legend Loretta Lynn – titled Honky Tonk Girl: My Life In Lyrics – will be available from 3 April 2012.

It uses her own lyrics to tell the 77-year-old singer’s rags-to-riches story, including the real-life events that inspired classic songs such as ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’, ‘Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’, and ‘I’m a Honky Tonk Girl’.

The book includes a collection of highly personal stories – told in her own words – that provide a deep insight into her life, her influences, and her 50-year career.

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Liza Minelli and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons set for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2012

February 5, 2012

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Liza Minelli, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Katie Melua, and Jools Holland & His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra are among the acts set to appear at the 20th Hampton Court Palace Festival in June.

Ten open-air concerts will take place between 13-24 June, 2012 in the spectacular setting of Hampton Court Palace in Surrey. Artists will perform in the famous Tudor palace’s main courtyard.

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Elvis Presley … Through His Daughter’s Eyes

February 5, 2012

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Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, is giving visitors to Graceland in Memphis a unique inside look at life with her father.

A new exhibition, Elvis … Through His Daughter’s Eyes, displays rarely-seen family photos, home movies and memorabilia from Lisa Marie’s childhood.

She says the new Graceland exhibit also includes some of Elvis’s “most amazing clothes ever” and a chest containing personal items he always took with him on tour.

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Willie Nelson lines up five new albums for 2012

February 2, 2012

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Country music legend Willie Nelson has announced plans to release five brand new albums, with the first album of new material set to be released this spring.

The albums will include newly recorded songs and live performances, as well as new compilations of classic tracks from all phases of his career.

The new collections will also include previously unreleased tracks, some of which will be available as bonus material on new editions of existing albums.

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