Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of July 29, 2012

August 6, 2012 by Amy Gold

During the week of July 29, 2012, fans mourned the passing of singer and actor Tony Martin who had a long string of hits from 1940-1957 and appeared in many movie musicals from the 1930s through 1950s.

Also this week, Cher announced that she will be recording a new album and going on tour, Neil Diamond will be unveiling a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, HBO announced a new documentary about The Rolling Stones to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary, and several oldies bands and artists will be releasing new albums this fall.


July 30, 2012: Singer Tony Martin Passes Away

Singer and actor Tony Martin died at 98 on July 27, 2012 at his home in Los Angeles. Martin had a long string of hits from 1940-1957 that included "There's No Tomorrow" (1949), "I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs)" (1950), and "I Get Ideas" (1951). He appeared in many movie musicals from the 1930s through 1950s and often played the romantic lead.

Source: Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, Dies at 98 | Billboard.com

July 31, 2012: Cher Records Timbaland Track

Cher is slated to release her first new album in 11 years which will include a song by singer and producer Timbaland. She also announced that she will be coming out of retirement to go on tour.

Source: Cher | Cher Records Timbaland Track | Contactmusic

July 31, 2012: Neil Diamond Set For Walk Of Fame Honor

On August 10, Neil Diamond will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his album, "Hot August Night," by unveiling a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Source: Neil Diamond set for Walk of Fame honour | Music | Entertainment | Toronto Sun

July 31, 2012: Fans Of The Who Swap 1979 Tickets For Upcoming Concert

Ten fans of The Who got to trade in their old concert tickets from a 1979 show that got cancelled for tickets to the band's upcoming show next February.

Source: The Who fans swap 1979 tickets for upcoming concert - Yahoo! News

July 31, 2012: Film Of Elvis Presley's 1972 New York City Concert On New Reissue

Elvis Presley’s 1972 performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which was recorded by an audience member using a hand-held camera, will be included in a new 40th anniversary deluxe reissue DVD box set along with two other performances by Presley from June, 1972. This box set, entitled "Prince From Another Planet," is slated to be releaased this October. The Madison Square Garden concert film will get its world premiere on August 17 in Memphis, TN, as part of Elvis Week activities commemorating the 35th anniversary of Presley's death in 1977.

Source: Film of Elvis Presley's 1972 NYC show coming in 40th anniversary live reissue - latimes.com

August 1, 2012: Bruce Springsteen Wraps Up European Tour In Helsinki With 4-Hour Concert

Bruce Springsteen sets a record by playing a four-hour concert for the first time in Helsinki, Finland, where he and the E Street Band wrapped up their summer tour of Europe. After a two-week break, they will be touring in the US.

Source: Bruce Springsteen Wraps Up European Tour With First-Ever Four-Hour Concert | Music News | Rolling Stone

August 1, 2012: HBO Documentary To Commemorate 50 Year Anniversary Of The Rolling Stones

This fall, HBO will be airing a new documentary about The Rolling Stones to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this band. The documentary will be directed by Brett Morgan.

Source: HBO documentary will celebrate 50 years of The Rolling Stones - Yahoo! News

August 1, 2012: Grateful Dead 'Spring 1990' Box Set To Be Released

This September, an 18-CD box set, entitled "Spring 1990," will be released that will include six shows from the Grateful Dead's 1990 tour in the spring of 1990, which began on March 14th, 1990 at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD. This set, to be released by Rhino, will be limited to 9,000 copies and will also include a 60-page hardcover book.

Source: Exclusive: Grateful Dead Commemorate Peak Shows With 'Spring 1990' Box Set | Music News | Rolling Stone

August 1, 2012: Pete Seeger Teams With Bruce Springsteen And Steve Earle On New Albums

Pete Seeger will be releasing two albums this fall, "A More Perfect Union" featuring duets with Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earleand others, and "Pete Remembers Woody" in honor of the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's birth.

Source: Pete Seeger Teams With Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle on New Albums | Music News | Rolling Stone

August 2, 2012: Tony Bennett To Release Latin Music 'Duets' Album This October

Tony Bennett will be releasing a new album, "Viva Duets," this October. This album features duets by Bennett and a number of Latino stars including Marc Anthony, Franco DeVita, Gloria Estefan and Juan Luis Guerra. The tracks will include new performances of "For Once In My Life," "The Very Thought of You," and "The Way You Look Tonight."

Source: Tony Bennett To Release Latin Music 'Duets' Album in October | Billboard.com

August 4 2012: Beatles Night in Connecticut! 'Summer Of Love Dinner Dance Party'

A Beatles tribute concert by MerseyBeatMania will be taking place on Friday August 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Aldario's Restaurant in Milford, CT. For more information, call: Aldario's Reservations: (203) 874-6096; Liverpool Tours: (203) 795-4737

August 4, 2012: New CD Release: Hot August Night (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) - Neil Diamond

This 2-CD set includes a remastering of the original 1972 album, "Hot August Night," which Neil Diamond recorded live at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, plus several previously unreleased songs and other material. "Hot August Night" is one of Diamond's most critically acclaimed albums and it has had a huge world-wide following over the years.

For more information and to purchase this CD, go to amazon.com.

August 4, 2012: New CD Release: In Dub: 1 - Bob Marley & the Wailers

This 11-track CD includes a collection of dub mixes and excursions, both old and new, of classic songs by Bob Marley & The Wailers. This set was previously released in 2010 on iTunes.

For more information and to purchase this CD, go to amazon.com.

August 4, 2012: New CD Release: Don't Go To Strangers/Softly As I Leave You - Eydie Gorme

This 21-track CD is a reissue of Eydie Gorme's highly acclaimed albums, "Don't Go to Strangers" (1966) and "Softly As I Leave You" (1967), both originally released on Columbia.

For more information and to purchase this CD, go to amazon.com.