Have you seen Roger Waters’ flying pig? Roger hasn’t seen it since he closed
She isn’t on the lineup released today, but the
John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “Give Peace A Chance” up for auction – Reuters
Australia’s biggest musical acts appear in documentary designed to discourage illegal downloading – Sydney Morning Herald
Album cover art in the new millennium isn’t what you might call a “growth industry.” – The Age
For the first time in its 15-year history, this year’s Summer Celebration in Muskegon, Michigan, will feature both kinds of music – country and western – The Grand Rapids Press
Q&A with Was (Not Was) – The Boston Globe
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Melissa Etheridge has several new dates for June and July. New additions to the calendar include June 17 in Boca Raton, FL; June 24 in Charlotte, NC; July 11 in Northampton, MA; and July 16 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Galactic drummer Stanton Moore steps out for a few solo appearances in May. Dates include May 14 in San Francisco; May 17 in Seattle; and May 22 in Boulder, CO.
And Chris Isaak updates today with a couple of August additions – August 13 in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and August 16 in Lisle, Illinois.
During the past couple of hours we begged our corporate masters for tickets to
And that’s the scoop at the halfway mark. More exciting touring tidbits coming up in Your Midday Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!
This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)
In 1962, Jerry Lee Lewis returned successfully to Britain. He’d been hounded out of the country four years earlier after it was revealed he had married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Gale Brown.
In 1963, Andrew Loog Oldham signed The Rolling Stones to a management contract. He had seen them perform the previous night at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England.
In 1968, Frankie Lymon, lead singer of the ’50s “doo-wop” group The Teenagers, was found dead of a drug overdose in a friend’s New York apartment. He was 25. Lymon was only 12 when the group was formed in 1955. Their first record, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” was written by Lymon and Herman Santiago, another member of the group. The song was a big hit in 1956.
In 1972, New York Mayor John Lindsay intervened in the immigration proceedings against John Lennon. Lindsay called the U.S. government’s bid to deport Lennon an injustice, given Lennon’s unique contributions to music and art. Lennon received permanent resident status in the U.S. in 1976.
In 1989, Porter Wagoner joined Dolly Parton on stage for the first time since their 1976 split. The duet sold out four shows at Parton’s Dollywood theme park in Tennessee.
In 1990, 13 people were hospitalized after thousands of fans tried to get into a sold-out New Kids on the Block show in Brighton, England. More than 350 people, most of them teenage girls, were treated for hysteria and hyperventilation.
Also on this date in 1992, singer Paula Abdul and actor Emilio Estevez were married in a judge’s chambers in Santa Monica, California. The marriage lasted two years.
In 1998, a high school principal in Irmo, South Carolina cancelled a free concert by the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls after parents complained about the lesbian singing duo. There were several other similar cancellations. The Irmo show went ahead on May 7th after the Indigo Girls rented an auditorium in nearby Columbia. Two-thousand students turned out.