News …

Booker T. & The MG’s, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Al Kooper among those to be inducted into the Musicians Hall Of Fame – Associated Press

Los Lonely Boys realize their dream – owning their own chop shop – The North Bay Nugget

It was Rolf Harris’ night at Australian music industry’s Hall of Fame ceremonies – The Age

2,052 guitarists gather in Concord, California, for world record attempt – CBS 5

Former Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley succumbs to cancer at 60 – Express & Star U.K.

The cops won’t be bustin’ Madame Marie anymore as the fortune teller immortalized in Springsteen’s “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” passes away in her mid-90s. – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Views …

Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall at Liverpool Summer Pops – “Hucknall still has contagious enthusiasm and an effortless power to entertain, and the band were clearly having a groovin’ time together on stage.” – Liverpool Echo U.K.

Gladys Knight at Ottawa’s Jazz Fest – “Starting with her Motown years, moving on to her long association with The Pips and continuing with her strong solo career, Knight was simply captivating.” – The Ottawa Citizen

Merle Haggard in Minnesota – ” … was totally in the moment Tuesday night at the sold-out Mystic Lake Casino Showroom in Prior Lake” – Minneapolis – St. Paul Star Tribune

Ladytron in Boston – “At the sold-out Paradise, wrapping up the US leg of its tour, Ladytron proved it has grown as a live unit as well.” – The Boston Globe

The Hold Steady in NYC – ” … Mr. Finn performed each song as if he were being jacked with electrical current.” – The New York Times (registration may be required)

David Clayton-Thomas in Lewiston, NY – ” … his voice is still strong, powerful and true to the sound his fans have loved for so many decades.” – The Buffalo News

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Roy Bittan (E Street Band) is 59

Dave Parsons (Bush) is 43

Michelle Branch is 25