Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of September 9, 2012

September 17, 2012 by Amy Gold

During the week of September 9, 2012, oldies fans mourned the passing of Dorothy McGuire of the McGuire Sisters who had a long string of hits in the 1950s-early 1960s that included the chart-topping "Sincerely" and "Sugartime."

Also this week, Ann and Nancy Wilson announced their upcoming book, "Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll." Neil Young And Crazy Horse will soon be releasing a new album, "Psychedelic Pill," and a movie about the Led Zeppelin 2007 reunion concert, "Celebration Day," will premier in theaters this October.


September 9, 2012: Sixth Annual Northern Classic R&B Weekend To Be Held At Bushkill, PA

If you are going to be in the Bushkill, PA area on November 9-12, 2012 and love R&B oldies, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Heatwave, and Morris Day & The Time are some the featured acts at the 6th Annual Northern Classic R&B Weekend. This fun-filled event will be hosted by New York City deejay Maurice "The Voice" Watts.

Source: The 6th Annual Northern Classic R&B Weekend & Maurice 'The Voice' Watts 30th Radio Anniversary

September 9, 2012: Dorothy McGuire Of The McGuire Sisters Passes Away

Dorothy McGuire Williamson, the middle sister of the famous McGuire Sisters trio, died on September 7, 2012 at age 84 at her son's home near Phoenix, AZ. The McGuire Sisters had a long string of hits in the 1950s and early 1960s that included the chart-topping "Sincerely" (1955) and "Sugartime" (1957). In 1968, Williamson left show business to raise her family after the McGuire Sisters made their last appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. In the 1980s, she reunited with her sisters as a Las Vegas nightclub act. Williamson is survived by her sisters, her husband, two sons, two step children, and nine grandchildren.

Source: Dorothy McGuire of the McGuire Sisters Dead at 84

September 10, 2012: Paul McCartney Is Awarded France's Highest Musical Honor

On September 8, 2012, Paul McCartney was made an officer of the Legion of Honour by President Francois Hollande at the presidential palace. Previous Legion of Honour awardees include Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, and Lenny Kravtiz.

Source: Paul McCartney decorated with France's Legion of Honour

September 10, 2012: James Taylor Interview

On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, which took place on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, NC, James Taylor performed "Carolina In My Mind." Afterwards, he was interviewed by Rolling Stone, and in this interview, Taylor discussed his political beliefs and revealed that he has a new studio album in the making.

Source: QA: James Taylor on His Next Last? Album and Performing at the DNC | Music News | Rolling Stone

September 11, 2012: Neil Young And Crazy Horse To Release New Album

Neil Young and Crazy Horse announced that they will be releasing their second album of 2012, "Psychedelic Pill," on October 30. This album opens with "Driftin' Back," a jamming number which lasts over 27 minutes. "Psychedelic Pill" is this group's first album of original material since their 1996 album, "Broken Arrow."

Source: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Reveal Album Release Date, Tracklist | Music News | Rolling Stone

September 11, 2012: 'Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll' To Be Released This September

"Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll" is a book of memoirs by Ann and Nancy Wilson that chronicles their musical journey as women in rock and the formation of their groundbreaking classic rock band, Heart. In their book, the Wilson sisters reveal the real life inspirations behind some of their hits and share many other tales from the fast-paced world of rock and roll.

Source: Juicy Tales From Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson | Music News | Rolling Stone

September 12, 2012: Led Zeppelin And Others To Receive Kennedy Center Awards

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced this year's award recipients: Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, David Letterman, and Dustin Hoffman. Besides being honored as a band, individual members of Led Zeppelin - John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant - will also receive awards. The awards ceremonies will be broadcast on CBS December 26, 2012.

Source: Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy, David Letterman to Receive Kennedy Center Awards | Music News | Rolling Stone

September 13, 2012: Led Zeppelin 2007 Reunion Concert Film To Be Shown In Theaters This October

Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion concert, which took place on December 10th, 2007 at London's 02 Arena, has been made into a movie entitled "Celebration Day." This movie will premier in theaters October 17, 2012, and will be released in various audio/video formats in November.

Source: Led Zeppelin's 2007 Reunion Concert to Hit Theaters in October | Music News | Rolling Stone

September 13, 2012: Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli And Aretha Franklin To Perform At Hamlisch Memorial

A memorial service will be held for Marvin Hamlisch who died on August 6, 2012. This memorial will take place on September 18, 2012 in New York at the Juilliard School for the arts. Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and Aretha Franklin will perform at Hamlisch's memorial along with classical music artists Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Michael Feinstein and Chris Botti.

Source: Streisand, Minnelli to sing at NY Marvin Hamlisch memorial - chicagotribune.com

September 15, 2012: New CD Release: Tempest - Bob Dylan

This long-awaited, top-rated album consists of ten new songs by the legendary singer-songwriter. Highlights include "Roll On John" and the title song, "Tempest," which deal with, respectively, the assassination of John Lennon and the Titanic disaster.

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

September 15, 2012: New CD Release: La Futura - ZZ Top

"La Futura" is the first album since 2003 by this famed blues-rock band. This 10-track CD includes all new songs that sound more like the ZZ Top of old ca. 1970s-1980s. Highlights include "I Gotsta Get Paid," "Chartreuse," "Have a Little Mercy," and "Flyin' High."

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

September 15, 2012: New DVD Release: Produced by George Martin

"Produced by George Martin" is a documentary about the famed record producer whose collaboration with the Beatles in the 1960s gave rise to some of the most well loved pop music of all time. Included are interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Palin, and some of the many other artists he has produced for over the years.

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

September 15, 2012: New DVD Release: Don McLean: American Troubadour

"Don McLean: American Troubadour" chronicles the 40-year career of Don McLean ever since he topped the charts in 1972 with his signature song, "American Pie." This documentary includes recent interviews with McLean plus old footage and live performances of "American Pie," "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)," and other songs.

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