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Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of May 15, 2016

May 22, 2016 by Amy Gold

During the week of May 15, 2016, two classic albums marked their 50th anniversaries: The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" and Bob Dylan's "Blonde On Blonde."

A Marvin Gaye box set titled "Volume 3: 1971-1981" will be coming out later this month on vinyl. Also, a special 10-inch vinyl EP will be coming out in June with the original mono versions of "What's Going On." Jeff Beck announced a new album titled "Loud Hailer" which is due out in July. A Lou Reed box set titled "The RCA & Arista Album Collection" will be coming out in October. Barbra Streisand also announced a new album titled "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" which is expected sometime later this year.

Randy Bachman will be launching a tour this June that will take him to various parts of the U.S. and Canada. Joe Walsh and Kool & The Gang both announced U.S. tours beginning in July. Barbra Streisand is set to begin a North American tour in August. Also that month, Jimmy Buffett will headline the first of three shows in this year's Atlantic City Beach Concert Series.

Also that week, it was announced that Joan Baez's 75th birthday tribute concert, which took place last January at NYC's Beacon Theatre, will be televised on PBS starting in June as part of this station's Great Performances series. Robbie Robertson of The Band announced his upcoming memoir titled "Testimony" which is due out in November. Also, Elton John is set to join the cast of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" which will be coming out in June 2017.

Finally Gregg Allman was awarded an honorary doctorate from Mercer University which was presented to him by former President Jimmy Carter at the university’s commencement ceremony.

(For more information about the above-listed news items, please see below for a list of sources with links and article summaries.)


A 10-year-old girl from Buenos Aires, Argentina performs "Get Back" onstage with Paul McCartney.


May 15, 2016: Joan Baez's 75th Birthday Concert To Be Televised On PBS

On January 27, 2016, Joan Baez was honored in concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York in celebration of her 75th birthday. Along with Baez, featured performers included Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, and Mavis Staples. This event, which made its TV premiere May 6 on PBS, will be televised nationwide starting in June as part of this station's Great Performances series. In addition, a DVD and two-CD/DVD set of this show will be coming out on June 10.

Source: Paul Simon, David Crosby, Jackson Browne Featured in PBS Concert Special Celebrating Joan Baez's 75th Birthday

May 16, 2016: Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds' Turns 50

May 16, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds," one of rock's most all-time highly acclaimed albums. In commemoration, this album will be reissued on June 10 in various formats including CD and Blu-ray. "Pet Sounds" features such classics as "Sloop John B," "God Only Knows," and "Wouldn't It Be Nice."

Source: The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" Turns 50

May 16, 2016: Robbie Robertson Of The Band To Publish Memoir

Robbie Robertson of The Band announced his upcoming memoir titled "Testimony" which is due out on November 15, 2016. In this upcoming book, the Canadian rocker recounts his life story, his time with The Band, the making of the "Basement Tapes," and The Band's 1976 farewell concert.

Source: Robbie Robertson Recalls Playing in The Band in Upcoming Memoir, "Testimony"

May 16, 2016: Bob Dylan's 'Blonde On Blonde' Turns 50

May 16, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the official release of Bob Dylan's 7th studio album, "Blonde On Blonde," widely regarded by critics and fans alike as among his best. Featured songs include "I Want You,” "Rainy Day Women #12 And 35," "Visions Of Johanna," and "Just Like A Woman."

Source: Happy 50th Birthday, "Blonde on Blonde"

May 16, 2016: Gregg Allman Receives Honorary Doctorate

Gregg Allman was awarded an honorary doctorate from Mercer University in Macon, GA. Former President Jimmy Carter presented The Allman Brothers Band frontman his Doctor of Humanities degree at the university’s commencement ceremony which took place May 14, 2016. Allman is currently on tour.

Source: Gregg Allman Receives Honorary Degree

May 16, 2016: Randy Bachman Announces Tour And Contest

Randy Bachman will be launching a tour that will take the former Guess Who guitarist and Bachman-Turner Overdrive frontman to various parts of the U.S. and Canada. This 16-date trek begins on June 18, 2016 in Montreal, QC, Canada and ends on September 16 in Kansas City, MO, with additional stops in Quebec, as well as in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., plus Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario, Canada. In addition, Bachman will be holding a contest offering fans the chance to win some musical gear and the opportunity to perform alongside him onstage.

Source: Rock with Bachman: New Contest Offers Chance to Play Live with Randy Bachman

May 17, 2016: Barbra Streisand Announces Tour And New Album

Barbra Streisand will be launching a tour that will take the legendary singer to various parts of the U.S. and Canada. So far, ten show dates have been announced beginning August 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA and ending August 23 in Toronto, ON, Canada, with additional stops in California, as well as in Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. She also announced a new album titled "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" which is due out sometime later this year. For more info, visit BarbraStreisand.com.

Source: Barbra Streisand Announces New Album, Tour

May 17, 2016: Kool & The Gang To Launch Tour

Kool & The Gang will be launching a summer tour that will take the legendary funk band to various states in the U.S. This 8-date trek begins on July 22, 2016 in Charlotte, NC and ends on August 28 in Los Angeles, CA, with additional stops in North Carolina, as well as in Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Source: Kool & the Gang Touring with Morris Day & the Time

May 17, 2016: Lou Reed Box Set To Be Released

A Lou Reed box set titled "The RCA & Arista Album Collection" will be coming out on October 7, 2016. This 17-CD collection includes sixteen remastered albums from 1972-1986, including "Lou Reed Live: Take No Prisoners," which spans two CDs. In addition, a day-long tribute to the late rock legend is set to take place on July 30 at New York City's Lincoln Center.

Source: Lou Reed's 'Last Project,' a Remastered Box Set, Due in Fall

May 18, 2016: Elton John To Join Cast Of 'Kingsman' Sequel

Elton John is set to join the cast of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" which will be coming out in June 2017. This British-American action spy comedy, which stars Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, and Channing Tatum, is the sequel to "Kingsman: The Secret Service" (2015).

Source: Elton John Confirms Role in "Kingsman" Sequel

May 19, 2016: Marvin Gaye Vinyl Box Set And EP To Be Released

A Marvin Gaye box set titled "Volume 3: 1971-1981" will be coming out May 27, 2016 on vinyl to mark the 45th anniversary of the release of his classic 1971 album, "What's Going On." In addition to this album, this collection also includes "Trouble Man" (1972), "Let's Get It On" (1973), "Diana & Marvin" (1973), "I Want You" (1976), "Here, My Dear" (1978), and "In Our Lifetime" (1981). Also, a special 10-inch vinyl EP will be coming out on June 24 with the original mono versions of "What's Going On."

Source: Lots Going On: Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" & More to Get Reissues

May 19, 2016: Jeff Beck To Release New Album

Jeff Beck announced a new album titled "Loud Hailer" which is due out on July 15, 2016. Featured artists include Rosie Bones who, along with Carmen Vandenberg and Beck, co-wrote the songs on this album.

Source: Jeff Beck Announces New 'Statement' Album 'Loud Hailer'

May 19, 2016: Joe Walsh Announces Solo Tour

Joe Walsh announced a summer solo tour that will take The Eagles' guitarist to various states in the U.S. This 18-date tour begins on July 16, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH and ends on August 17 in Aspen, CO, with additional stops in Colorado and Ohio, as well as in Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Walsh is currently on tour with Bad Company.

Source: Joe Walsh Announces Summer Solo Tour

May 20, 2016: Jimmy Buffett To Headline Atlantic City Beach Concert Series

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band will headline the first of three shows in this year's Atlantic City Beach Concert Series. This event, the largest in the beach's history, will take place August 13, 2016. Buffett is currently on tour.

Source: Jimmy Buffett to Headline Huge Atlantic City Beach Concert Series | Rolling Stone

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