Link-O-Rama …

What’s the latest Zeppelin tour rumor? How about Whitesnake as a support band? – The Mirror U.K.

You can’t tell the key players in the R. Kelly trial without a program – The Chicago Tribune

Colony Capital purchases Michael Jackson’s distressed loan resulting in Neverland remaining in the gloved one’s hands for another day – Financial News

Carly Simon’s painful memories – Associated Press

Bob Dylan’s drawings and sketches to go on display in London – Reuters

Speaking of Bob, Duluth’s “Bob Dylan Way” to be completed this week – Budgeteer News

Leo Sayer comes to the rescue of artist friend whose painting was deemed “too racy” for exhibit – Sydney Morning Herald

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Do they have PBS Down Under? Andrea Bocelli tours New Zealand and Australia in August. Stops include New Zealand’s Auckland on August 20, and Australia towns Boondale on August 22; Sydney on August 24; Melbourne on August 27 and Perth on August 30. We also added a two-nighter for Mr. Bocelli in San Antonio, Texas, for November 25 & 26.

It’s clubs, clubs and more clubs this summer for The Hush Sound. July and August is the timeframe and dates include July 18 in Milwaukee at The Rave / Eagles Club; July 26; July 29 in Spokane at the Knitting Factory; August 4 in San Francisco at Slims and August 8 in Tucson at The Rock.

And we have a couple of new ones for funnyman Lewis Black – August 30 & 31 in Vegas at the Mirage Casino & Hotel.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Justin Townes Earle, Brad Johner, D.O.A., Bryan White, Jackopierce, DJ Logic, Maria Taylor, Spiritualized, The Cure, The Fold, The Unseen, Theory Of A Deadman and Voodoo Glow Skulls.

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This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1956, the Sun Record Company in Memphis ran an ad in the music trade papers announcing the first record by what was termed “one of the truly great talent finds.” The record was “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash.

In 1960, Elvis Presley appeared on Frank Sinatra’s “Timex Spectacular” on ABC. Presley sang Sinatra’s “Witchcraft,” while Sinatra tackled “Love Me Tender.”

In 1963, Bob Dylan walked off the “Ed Sullivan Show” when CBS censors wouldn’t let him perform the “Talking John Birch Society Blues.”

In 1967, the psychedelic sound and light show of Pink Floyd graced the stage of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. The concert, called “Games For May,” was the first to feature quadraphonic sound.

In 1971, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones married Nicaraguan fashion model Bianca Perez Morena de Macias in St. Tropez on the French Riviera. The guests included the other Stones, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and Stephen Stills.

In 1979, the new Jefferson Starship, with Mickey Thomas replacing Grace Slick as lead vocalist, debuted at a free outdoor concert in San Francisco. Thomas had been the lead singer on Elvin Bishop’s 1976 hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.”