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ELVIS: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

It was 50 years ago Sunday (January 13th, 1969) that Elvis Presley began his second most famous recording sessions. On the heels of his triumphant 1968 NBC “comeback special” he entered American Studios in Memphis to leave behind the artistic malaise that permeated most of his ’60s soundtrack work. Alongside his 1953 to 1955 Sun Records recordings, […]

THE WHO PLANNING NEW ALBUM AND TOUR FOR 2019

The Who are planning to tour once again in 2019 — and are currently plotting their first new studio album in 13 years. Best Classic Bands reported the band’s longtime manager Bill Curbishley appeared on BBC Radio and updated fans to what they can expect in the coming year, explaining, “We’re gonna do an album . . . Pete (Townshend)’s written some really great […]

This Day in History! (11/05/18)

1911 Actor-musician Roy Rogers is born. He dies in 1998. 1911, Calbraith P. Rodgers arrived in Pasadena, California, completing the first transcontinental airplane trip in 49 days. 1913 Actress Vivien Leigh (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire) is born. She dies in 1967. 1935, the Parker Brothers launched the game “Monopoly.” 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected president for an unprecedented third term. 1946, […]

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN RELEASING ‘SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY’ LIVE ALBUM

Set for release on December 14th is the official soundtrack to Bruce Springsteen‘s Springsteen On Broadway production now running at Manhattan’s Walter Kerr Theatre. The official press release for the set reads in part, “Featuring the songs and stories from Tony Award winner Bruce Springsteen’s historic 236-show run (The album consists) of the complete audio from the upcoming Springsteen […]

FLASHBACK: SIMON & GARFUNKEL REUNITE IN CENTRAL PARK

It was 37 years ago tonight (September 19th, 1981) that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited in front of a reported 500,000 fans for a free concert in New York’s Central Park. Although the duo had performed together several times after their 1970 break up — most notably at a fundraiser in 1972 for Democratic […]