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Rolling Stones to release 50th anniversary photo book, ‘The Rolling Stones: 50’

March 9, 2012

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The Rolling Stones plan to publish a deluxe ‘photographic autobiography’ as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

Titled The Rolling Stones: 50, the photo book will be released on July 12 – exactly 50 years to the day after the band performed their first gig at London’s Marquee Club in 1962.

“This is our story of 50 fantastic years,” said Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts in a joint statement.

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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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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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Ringo Starr marks 50th anniversary of joining The Beatles with new album, 2012

January 30, 2012

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Ringo Starr is marking his 50th Anniversary of joining The Beatles in August 1962 by releasing his 17th solo studio album, appropriately titled 2012.

Produced by the 71-year-old himself, the new nine-track album features Ringo’s familiar feel-good blend of blues, soul, country, honky-tonk and rock ‘n’ roll.

Guest performers on 2012 include The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Don Was, Van Dyke Parks and Edgar Winter.

The album features a new song called ‘In Liverpool’ which Ringo co-wrote with Dave Stewart. The track gives Ringo a chance to reminisce about his life in the city of his youth.

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Classic hit songs and golden oldies from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s ‘speak the language of emotion’, say researchers

November 29, 2011

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Music is sometimes called ‘the language of emotion’ because it has an amazing power to influence people’s emotions and behaviour. It can affect and stimulate many different parts of the brain and body, and can reduce stress, aid relaxation, and alleviate depression.

In fact, scientists have found that a piece of music can become so closely associated with an event from a person’s life that hearing the music again evokes powerful memories of the original experience.

A recent study revealed that the memories triggered by music – such as classic hits and golden oldies from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s – tend to involve relationships with past or present lovers, or experiences with family and friends.

Most significantly, though, the study found a substantial bias towards music evoking memories of happy events that can cheer us up during these worrying economic times.

In 2008, researchers at the University of Leeds conducted a Magical Memory Tour during which they asked people to record their memories of the Beatles in an online survey. The study set out to use people’s autobiographical memories of Beatles songs, albums, movies, concerts, and news events to show how music — particularly the music of the most influential band of the rock ‘n’ roll era — can be used to retrieve memories that have been all but forgotten.

Most people who took part in the survey fell within the 55 to 65 age range, having been teenagers in the 1960s when the Fab Four were still together. The song that cued the most memories among middle-aged people was ‘She Loves You’, while ‘Love Me Do’ cued the most memories among the over-60s.

The researchers found that the memories evoked by the Beatles songs were surprisingly detailed and provided diverse snapshot images of long-forgotten times and places.

For one 57-year-old man, for example, ‘She Loves You’ triggered a memory of the weather on the first night he heard the song at the age of 11; another man remembered lying in the grass at age seven and playing with his toy soldiers as ‘Penny Lane’ played on the radio.

Another interesting finding of the study, say the researchers, was that most retrieved memories occurred during people’s early teenage years. The songs we hear when we’re growing up, it seems, shape the story of our lives.

One definition of ‘memory’ is that it is a mental system that receives, stores, organises and recovers information from sensory input. According to the Leeds University researchers, the results of their Magical Memory Tour study implied that music has a powerful influence on the storage and retrieval of long-term memories in particular.

As Oliver Sacks, the noted British neuroscientist and author, puts it: “Music brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can.”

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Dennis Lotis profiled by British Pathé in 1958…

November 22, 2011

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Along with Lita Roza, Dickie Valentine and Jimmy Young, Dennis Lotis was one of the UK’s most successful singers and TV performers in the 1950s – having made his name as a vocalist with the Ted Heath Band.

Here’s a rare British Pathé newsreel profile of South African-born Lotis, filmed at the height of his fame in January 1958 …

DENNIS LOTIS – British Pathe.

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The Kinks in Mono on new 10CD box set

November 18, 2011

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Amid growing speculation about a possible reunion of The Kinks’ Ray Davies and his brother Dave, Sanctuary have launched an impressive new 10CD box set, titled The Kinks in Mono.

The set uniquely brings together The Kinks’ first seven LPs – from Kinks (1964) through to Arthur (1969) – plus four original EPs and two exclusive collectors’ compilations … all remastered in their original mono.

The set also includes a 32-page ‘pop annual’ style Kinks book, comprehensive liner notes, memorabilia (including rare photographs), a discography, plus other information about the band.

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