Here & There …

Personal assistant arrested in murder of former Ramones manager – New York Daily News

The Four Tops win legal victory to stop other group from using name – Boston Herald / Associated Press

Catching up with Cheap TrickMemphis Commerical Appeal

Brooks & Dunn – Just a couple of cowpokes – Tennessean

Richie Sambora’s “rough year” – Herald Sun

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

As part of his world domination quest, 50 Cent will play Europe starting in mid November; Alicia Keys adds Lisbon to her 2008 plans and I Am The Avalanche add shows in PA, RI and NY.

Say No More (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) slot PA, NY, MA, RI and NH; Liz Carroll & John Doyle add shows in Indiana, Vermont and New Hampshire and Laser Spectacular – Feat. The Music Of Pink Floyd incorporate Ohio and Arizona into 2008 plans.

Cross Canadian Ragweed add Texas dates; Greg Brown will play VA, MA, NY plus United Kingdom and France in 2008 and Iris DeMent goes to Massachusetts and New Jersey during the first week of December.

During the past two hours we also posted new show listings for Casey Driessen, Carrie Newcomer, DJ Shadow, Flogging Molly, Gibson Brothers, Hot Chip, Jah Works, Joe Lally, Jimmy Eat World plus more artists and bands than even the FBI can keep track off (Sure, they say they don’t, but who are you going to believe?)

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This Day In Music History … (Associated Press)

In 1961, Brian Epstein saw the Beatles play for the first time, at one of their lunchtime sessions at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. He became interested in the group after a customer in his record store inquired about a German import single of the Beatles backing singer Tony Sheridan on “My Bonnie.” Epstein soon became the Beatles’ manager, cleaning up their greasy, Teddy Boy image with collarless grey suits and the now familiar Beatle haircuts.

In 1962, Roy Acuff was installed as the first living member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 1967, Roger McGuinn fired David Crosby from the Byrds following arguments over the group’s musical direction. Crosby went on to stardom with Stills, Nash and Young. Crosby’s replacement was former Byrd Gene Clark, who lasted only three weeks this time. Clark was afraid of flying, making it difficult for him to tour with the group.

Also on this date in 1967, Rolling Stone magazine began publication in San Francisco, giving away a free marijuana cigarette (roach) clip with the first issue.

In 1989, the three surviving Beatles, their record company Apple, Yoko Ono and EMI Records announced the settlement of a nine-year legal battle over royalties. Terms were not disclosed. The lawsuit began in 1980 when Paul McCartney signed a contract with EMI, giving him a larger share of the Beatles’ recording royalties than either George Harrison or Ringo Starr. The resolution of the suit prompted renewed speculation that the three would reunite.

In 1991, rock singer Richard Marx performed five concerts in five U-S cities in a single day. Marx’s blitz to promote his album Rush Street included shows at or near airports in Washington, D-C, New York, Cleveland, Chicago and Burbank, California.