Here & There …
Live Nation elects Michael Cohl for its new chairman of the board – Live Nation press release
Playing the name game in Camden, NJ. Say goodbye to Tweeter Center At The Waterfront, and say hello to Susquehanna Bank Center – Central Penn Business Journal
Notes from the “vinyl revival” – Brisbane Times
Ronnie Hawkins’ doo-wop gospel – Killeen Daily Herald
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Asheville, NC-based Toubab Krewe hits the road and updates with 10 new dates for March, April, May and June. Cities include Nashville, Tallahassee, New York and Chattanooga.
Michael Buble is Australia bound! June dates include stops in Perth , Melbourne and Darling Harbour. Michael also updates his U.S. schedule with April gigs in places like Albany, NY, Hershey, PA, and Columbus, OH.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plans ahead to December and a three-night stand at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncassville, CT. Look for the band in Naperville, IL, in June, and Omaha, NE, in September.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Chad & Jeremy, Dave Cousins, David Allan Coe, Electric Prunes, Fred Shafer, Ozzy Osbourne, Seminole County, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Panic At The Disco, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Blakes, Victor Wooten and Trooper.
My, oh my! Where does the time go? We’re halfway through our data-lovin’ day and we have at least five miles of new tour information yet to post. Check out the latest concert data in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)
In 1962, Capitol Records of Canada released the Beatles “Love Me Do,” more than two years before the single was released in the U.S. Former Capitol a&r man Paul White says “Love Me Do” sold a grand total of 88 copies.
In 1983, singer Karen Carpenter died at her parents’ home in Los Angeles of a heart attack brought on by her running battle with anorexia nervosa. Her death at the age of 32 brought about more public awareness of the disease, characterized by a loss of appetite brought on by mental illness.
In 1989, Jethro Burns, the mandolin-playing half of the country music duo Homer & Jethro, died in Evanston, Illinois, of cancer. He was 69.
In 1993, Slaughter guitarist Timothy Patrick Kelly and the heavy metal band’s tour manager were arrested in Las Vegas on charges of conspiring to ship cocaine from California to other parts of the U.S. The two were accused of being part of a smuggling ring and delivering a kilo of cocaine to a Pennsylvania man in 1987.
In 1995, The Rolling Stones played before the largest crowd on their Voodoo Loungetour, 100-thousand people at a soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1996, Rob Pilatus of the defunct pop duo Milli Vanilli was clobbered with a baseball bat after he tried to break into a car and a house in Los Angeles. Residents held him until police arrived. He was sentenced to a total of 90 days in jail for that incident and two other violent confrontations. Pilatus and partner Fabrice Moran were stripped of their best new artist Grammy in 1990 after it was revealed that they hadn’t sung a note on their hit album Girl, You Know It’s True. Pilatus was found dead in Frankfurt, Germany on April 4th, 1998. He was 32.
In 2001, JJ Johnson, the most influential trombonist in postwar jazz, committed suicide in Indianapolis at 77. Johnson translated the fast, linear style of bebop to the trombone in the late 1940s. His career included leading his own band, playing with legends like Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, and composing.