Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of October 14, 2012

October 22, 2012 by Amy Gold

During the week of October 14, 2012, the Rolling Stones announced their tour dates for the remainder of 2012. Within minutes of this announcement, the band's shows in London for November were sold out.

Also this week, Aerosmith began premiering tracks from their upcoming album, "Music From Another Dimension!", Lisa Marie Presley released a video of a "duet" with her father, and Barbra Streisand became the first performing artist to make the Top 10 multiple times on the Billboard 200 every decade since the 1960s.

On a sad note, B.B. Cunnigham Jr., formerly with the late 1960s garage band, the Hombres, and later, a member of Jerry Lee Lewis' touring band, was killed in a shootout while on job as a security guard at an apartment complex. Also, "Yellow Submarine" voice actor John Clive passed away at age 79, and a grieving Arlo Guthrie will be postponing or cancelling some upcoming shows due to the passing of his wife.


October 15, 2012: Chaka Khan To Record Two New Albums In 2013

In 1972, Chaka Khan became the lead singer for the R&B-funk group, Rufus, famous for their 1974 hit, "Tell Me Something Good." To commemorate the 40th anniversary of her start in the music business, Khan is slated to record a gospel and a jazz album which are both due in 2013. She is currently on tour in Europe.

Source: Chaka Khan To Record Two New Albums In 2013

October 15, 2012: Rolling Stones To Tour Again

The Rolling Stones currently have four concerts scheduled for the remainder of 2012. Two shows will take place at Londonís O2 Arena on November 25 and 29, which will be followed by two more shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on December 13 and 15. These upcoming concerts will be the first time the band has performed live in five years. For more ticketing info, go to rollingstones.com.

Source: Rocking at 50: Rolling Stones to tour again - A&E - Boston.com

October 15, 2012: B.B. Cunnigham Jr. Killed In A Shootout

Keyboardist and singer B.B. Cunnigham Jr. was killed in a shootout while on job as a security guard at an apartment complex in Memphis, TN. Cunnigham was formerly with the late 1960s garage band, the Hombres, famous for their 1967 hit, "Let It All Hang Out." Since 1997, he had been a member of Jerry Lee Lewis' touring band. In 2003, his album, "Hangin' In," was released.

Source: B.B. Cunnigham Jr., a member of Jerry Lee Lewis' band, killed in shootout - CBS News

October 15, 2012: Elton John Unveils Film Of Duet With John Lennon

On November 29, 1974, Elton John and John Lennon performed together at New York's Madison Square Garden, which was Lennon's final stage performance. This event was filmed by an audience member, and this rare footage will be shown for the first time at Elton John's Million Dollar Piano shows in Las Vegas.

Source: Elton John unveils footage of John Lennon duet | Showbiz | Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express

October 15, 2012: Freddie Mercury Biopic Moves Forward

A documentary about the life of the late and great Queen lead singer, Freddie Mercury, is in the making. Queen guitarist Brian May announced on his website that the filming of this biopic will being next spring and that Sacha Baron Cohen will play the title role.

Source: Freddie Mercury biopic moves forward, Sacha Baron Cohen to star - latimes.com

October 16, 2012: Lisa Marie Presley To Release 'Duet' With Father

A video of Lisa Marie Presley singing "I Love You Because" alongside her father was recorded last August. The vocals for Elvis were taken from a recording he made of this song in July 1954 at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. On October 18, 2012, this father-daughter duet video debuted on CMT and CMT.com. Lisa Marie Presley released an album last May and is currently on tour.

Source: Lisa Marie Presley duets with father on "I Love You Because" - CBS News

October 16, 2012: Arlo Guthrie Says Wife, Jackie, Has Passed Away

Arlo Guthrie made the sad announcement of his wife Jackie's passing on October 14 at age 68. The Guthries, who had recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary, first met in 1968 at the Troubadour in Hollywood. Arlo Guthrie described his relationship with Jackie as being "a very great love." The grieving singer announced on his Facebook page that he is canceling or postponing some upcoming shows and will begin a planned tour in Canada next week.

Source: Singer Arlo Guthrie says wife, Jackie, has died - News - Boston.com

October 17, 2012: Aerosmith Begins Premiering Their Upcoming Album Track-By-Track

On November 6, 2012, Aerosmith will be releasing their first album of original material in eleven years, "Music From Another Dimension!". Starting October 17, the band will be premiering one track per day from this album, beginning with "LUV XXX." For this song, Julian Lennon is the guest vocalist.

Source: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Tom Hamilton on 'LUV XXX': Track-by-Track Premiere | Music News | Rolling Stone

October 18, 2012: J.D. Souther Stumbles Into His Role in 'Nashville'

Singer-songwriter J.D. Souther was a member of the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band in the 1970s and he co-wrote "New Kid in Town," "Best of My Love," and other Eagles' hits. In recent years, he has also turned to acting, and he will be starring in "Nashville," a TV series about the music business that premiered on ABC October 10, 2012.

Source: Songwriter J.D. Souther Stumbles Into His Role in 'Nashville' | Music News | Rolling Stone

October 18, 2012: Barbra Streisand Breaks Billboard 200 Record

Barbra Streisand's album, "Release Me," debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, making her the first performing artist to make the Top 10 multiple times on this chart every decade since the 1960s. She had already been the first to make the Billboard 200 every decade when "What Matters Most" reached #4 a year ago.

Source: Barbra Streisand Extends Historic Billboard 200 Albums Chart Resume | Billboard

October 19, 2012: Yellow Submarine Actor John Clive Passes Away

John Clive, the voice behind the John Lennon character in the Beatles' film, "Yellow Submarine," passed away at age 79. Clive had a long film and stage career that included roles in the movies, "The Italian Job" and "A Clockwork Orange," and in the plays, "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Real Inspector Hound." He also had a second career as a writer.

Source: Yellow Submarine Actor John Clive Dies At 79

October 19, 2012: Rolling Stones Sell Out London Shows in Seven Minutes

Once the Rolling Stones shows in November for London's O2 Arena were announced, fans snapped them up within an astounding seven minutes. Before the tickets had sold out, the Ticketmaster website crashed due to the very high traffic. Presale for the New Jersey shows in December begins October 20, with a general on-sale following on October 26. For more info, go to rollingstones.com.

Source: Rolling Stones Sell Out London Shows in Seven Minutes | Music News | Rolling Stone

October 20, 2012: Rolling Stones Post Set List On Twitter

If you want to know what the Rolling Stones will be playing at their shows at the O2 Arena in London this November, the band has posted their set list on Twitter. Included in their program are such early hits as "Paint It Black," "Beast of Burden," and "Honky Tonk Woman." No mention has been made of the Stones most recent song, "Doom & Gloom," which will be part of their soon-to-be-released album, "GRRR!".

Source: Rolling Stones Post Setlist On Twitter

October 20, 2012: Doobie Brothers To Release 'Let The Music Play' Documentary

The Doobie Brothers will be releasing a documentary, "Let The Music Play," on November 13, 2012. Included in this over 2-hour film will be interviews with band members, plus live performances of "Listen To The Music," "Black Water," and many of this band's other hits.

Source: Doobie Brothers To Release Let The Music Play Documentary On November 13

October 20, 2012: New CD Release: A Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guaraldi Trio

This CD is a remaster of the 1965 album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio that includes the music from the "Charlie Brown Christmas Special" that CBS used to air every year around the holidays. Listening to these warm yet sophisticated jazz-infused classics will bring back fond memories and really put you in the Christmas spirit. This album includes three bonus tracks that do not appear on the original 1965 album.

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

October 20, 2012: New CD Release: Satchmo at Symphony Hall 65th Anniversary: The Complete Performances - Louis Armstrong & All-Stars

This 2-CD set is a compilation of performances by the legendary Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars that were originally recorded in 1947 and first released in 1951 by Decca. Highlights include "Black And Blue," "On The Sunny Side Of The Street," and "Mahogany Hall Stomp," plus 30 minutes of never-before-released material.

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

October 20, 2012: New CD Release: Unfinished Business - Wanda Jackson

This CD is the latest by rockabilly legend and rock and roll pioneer Wanda Jackson. Highlights from this fun collection of new songs include "Pushover," "What Do You Do When You're Lonesome," "Am I Even a Memory," and her own version of the Rolling Stones' "It's All Over Now."

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

October 20, 2012: New CD Release: David Unreleased LP & More - David Ruffin

This album is a CD re-release of the third solo album by the former lead singer of the Temptations. Although it was originally scheduled to be released in 1971 on Motown, it was not released until 2004, and as a limited edition on CD. The 2004 CD version of this highly acclaimed album quickly sold out, and it is now back by popular demand. "David Unreleased LP & More" includes all the material on Ruffin's third album plus 7 bonus tracks and 4 mono mixes. Highlights include "Each Day Is A Lifetime," "I Can't Be Hurt Anymore," and "Out In The Country."

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