Here & There …
Looks as if Apple’s iPhone is gaining a following in the corporate world – Cnet
David Bazan puts Pedro The Lion behind him – The Register-Guard
Dolly Parton’s bro, Randy Parton, is ousted from the Randy Parton Theater – WAVY / Associated Press
Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh and the Mutato revolution – LA Weekly
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy is just a simple, complicated guy – Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)
Clean and sober Ozzy wants to be taken seriously – Bend Weekly
Dates, Dates & More Dates
Lots of new February and March dates for Wilco, like Feb. 23 in Upper Darby, PA, and March 8 in Tulsa, OK.
Guitarslinger Pat Travers is always working. Pat’s new January shows include stops at NAAM in Anaheim plus shows in Walnut Creek and Modesto.
Wu-Tang Clan add San Francisco to the last week of this year; Bayside has a long list of new dates for January through March with shows in places like Providence, Poughkeepsie, Toledo, Reno, Oklahoma City and Gainesville; Enslaved add appearances in Russia and Jay and The Americans book Allentown, Colorado Springs and Hackensack.
During the past two hours we also updated the schedules for Terry Sylvester, Tesla, Suidakra, Secrets Of The Moon, Paul Potts, Salim Nourallah, Old School Freight Train, Melee, Lynam, Jason Isbell, Enslaved, Bob Schneider, Carrie Rodriguez, Dropkick Murphys, Incubus and Lou Gramm.
But the day is only half over and we have more shows yet to post! Be sure to check out Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 PM (PST) from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History (from Associated Press)
In 1963, the Beatles acted as the panel on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury.
In 1964, Brian and Marilyn Wilson were married. Brian was the creative force behind The Beach Boys, while his bride was the lead singer of a group called the Honeys.
In 1967, the Beatles opened their Apple boutique in London’s Baker Street.
In 1968, Eric Burdon announced that the Animals would break up later in the month. This was the second version of the group — the original lineup of the Animals, responsible for such hits as “House of the Rising Sun” and “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” split in 1966. The New Animals, as the second group was known, had such psychedelic hits as “San Franciscan Nights,” “Monterey” and “Sky Pilot.”
In 1983, the Kenny Rogers–Dolly Parton duet “Islands in the Stream” was certified platinum – one million copies sold – in the U-S.
In 1987, Richard Taylor, a former member of The Manhattans, died at 47 following a lengthy illness. Taylor had left the soul group 10 years earlier and converted to Islam. The Manhattans had a number-one hit in 1976 with “Kiss and Say Goodbye,” while Taylor was a member.