November 19, 2012 by Amy Gold
During the week of November 11, 2012, Paul McCartney kicked off his U.S. tour and the Rolling Stones added a new show date to their itinerary.
Also this week, John Fogerty announced his plans to write his memoir and Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Dick Clark at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards.
Also, a new Beatles documentary is in the works, and fans are invited to submit original concert footage shot between October, 1963 and August, 1966.
November 12, 2012: Paul McCartney Kicks Off Tour In St. Louis, MO
On November 11, 2012, Paul McCartney kicked off his U.S. tour at the Scottrade Arena in St. Louis, MO. His program included old favorite Beatles' hits such as "Magical Mystery Tour," "Yesterday," and "Hey Jude," plus lesser-played Wings songs and later material.
November 12, 2012: Rolling Stones Add Reunion Show In Brooklyn
Fans of the Rolling Stones fans will be happy to know that they just added another show to their itinerary. This show will take place on December 8, 2012, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tickets for this concert go on sale November 19th.
November 12, 2012: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend Rally for Teenage Cancer Trust In Washington
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend made an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness for and ask for donations to "Who Cares: Teen Cancer America," a program dedicated to improving support and facilities for the care of cancer patients who are in their teens and early 20s. This program is a U.S. extension of the Who members' effort in the U.K., "Teenage Cancer Trust," which has been around for 20 years.
November 12, 2012: 'Revolution' To Feature Two Led Zeppelin Songs
"Revolution" is a post-apocalyptic drama that airs on NBC. To commemorate the release of Led Zeppelin's DVD, "Celebration Day," the November 19th episode of "Revolution" will feature two Led Zeppelin classics, "Since I've Been Loving You" and "Kashmir."
November 13, 2012: John Fogerty Plans To Write Memoir
Former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader, John Fogerty, announced that he plans to write his memoir, which is slated to be published in 2014. After CCR disbanded in 1972, the singer-songwriter launched a solo career and ended up spending years battling his former record label and bandmates in court. As Fogerty put it,
I want to tell the story of how I fought - hard - to maintain my artistic integrity in the face of opposing forces.
November 13, 2012: Flaming Lips Release Remake Of King Crimson Album
The Flaming Lips are an alternative rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, OK. They recently recorded a song-by-song remake of the classic 1969 King Crimson debut album, "In the Court of the Crimson King." This new album, entitled "Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn," was released as a limited edition on vinyl in October and is available as a streaming download.
November 14, 2012: Stevie Wonder To Perform Tribute To Dick Clark At American Music Awards
On November 18, 2012, the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards aired live on ABC and Stevie Wonder performed a tribute to this show's founder, Dick Clark. The famous "American Bandstand" host, who passed away last April, created the American Music Awards in 1973.
November 15, 2012: The Who Perform 'Quadrophenia' At Brooklyn Concert
On November 14, the Who performed their classic 1973 rock opera, "Quadrophenia," in its entirely at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Unlike previous performances, the Who performed the music from this album nonstop, this time without any narration or guest singers. The Who's performance of "Quadrophenia" was followed by "Behind Blue Eyes," "Baba O'Riley," "Pinball Wizard." and other hits.
November 15, 2012: Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, And Others Lead '12-12-12' Sandy Benefit
On December 12, 2012, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, and the Who will lead a concert to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. This concert will take place at New York City's Madison Square Garden and will also feature other bands and artists, including Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Roger Waters, and Billy Joel. For more information, go to 121212concert.org.
November 15, 2012: Beatles Green-Light New Concert Film Using Fan Footage
A new Beatles' documentary, "The Beatles Live!," is in the works. The film makers are currently looking for original footage of the Fab Four from between October, 1963 and August, 1966 when the Beatles performed 250 shows in 116 cities. Fans and anyone else who may have attended any one of these shows are invited to submit whatever footage they may have shot to thebeatlesliveproject.com through the end of this year.
November 10, 2012: New CD Release: GRRR! - The Rolling Stones
This 3-CD album contains 50 tracks of classic Rolling Stones hits that span this legendary band's 5-decade career, plus two new songs, "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot," which were recorded last August. Also included is a 12-page booklet. Many satisfied amazon.com customers report that this album is better than "Forty Licks," the Stones 40th anniversary collection.
For more information and to purchase this CD, go to amazon.com.
November 10, 2012: New CD/DVD Release: Prince From Another Planet - Elvis Presley
This 3-CD/DVD set includes songs and never-before-seen live footage from some of Presley's sold-out concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden in June, 1972. Also included are a press conference from June 9, 1972 and interviews.
For more information and to purchase this CD/DVD set, go to amazon.com.
November 10, 2012: New Vinyl Release: The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set - The Beatles
This long-awaited box set include a whopping 14 albums of original Beatles' songs from all their albums remastered from the original studio tapes on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl. Also included is a limited edition 252-page hardbound book with many never-before-seen photos chronicling the Beatles' recording career.
For more information and to purchase this box set, go to amazon.com.
November 10, 2012: New Vinyl Release: Past Masters - The Beatles
This 2-disc set of vinyl records is perfect for those who want to listen to original Beatles' songs on vinyl but do not want to purchase the massive 14-disc box set described above. This 33-track collection includes mostly radio hits, and the first disc kicks off with the original single version of "Love Me Do."
For more information and to purchase this album set, go to amazon.com.
November 17, 2012: New DVD Release: Dean Martin Christmas - Dean Martin
Besides having a long string of hits and starring in dozens of movies, this multi-talented entertainer was also the host of "The Dean Martin Show" from 1965 to 1974. This DVD captures an episode of his show from December, 1968, which includes comedy skits, performances of Christmas carols by Dean Martin, and guest appearances by Bob Hope, Bob Newhart, and others.
For more information and to purchase this DVD, go to amazon.com.
November 17, 2012: New DVD Release: Let the Music Play - The Doobie Brothers
This DVD is a documentary chronicling the Doobies Brothers' career from their founding in 1970 through the present. Over the past four decades, there have been many personnel changes, and in 1982, the band broke up. In the early 1990s, the Doobie Brothers reformed and have been recording and touring ever since. This documentary includes interviews of surviving band members and live performances of "China Grove," "Listen To The Music," "Black Water," and many other hits.
For more information and to purchase this DVD, go to amazon.com.