Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 27, 2013

February 3, 2013 by Amy Gold

During the week of January 27, 2013, the world bade farewell to Patty Andrews, the lead singer and last surviving member of the famed Andrews Sisters, one of the top acts of the 1940s. They are famous for "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree," "Boobie Woogie Bugle Boy," and a long string of other hits from 1938-1951.

Also this week, Eric Burdon released a single from his latest album, and Eric Clapton announced his upcoming album to be released this March. John Fogerty is getting ready to re-record some CCR hits for an upcoming album, and Stevie Wonder will be featured on the first track of P.J. Morton's debut album slated to be released this spring. Mike Nesmith announced his touring schedule for 2013, and Billy Joel will be giving one (possibly) last show in April. Barbra Streisand will be singing at this year's Academy Awards, making this her second performance at this event.

Other news for the week of January 27, 2013: Pete Townshend was presented with the Les Paul Award, Willie Nelson was presented with the first Kris Kristofferson Award, Ex-Doors drummer John Densmore will soon release his tell-all memoir, and postage stamps of Johnny Cash will soon become available.

Also, tickets go on sale for the upcoming Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony. This event will place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles this April and will be broadcast on HBO in May.


January 27, 2013: Kris Kristofferson Presents Willie Nelson With New Award

Kris Kristofferson presented Willie Nelson with the first Kris Kristofferson Award, a new country music lifetime achievement award from the Nashville Songwriters Association. Ceremonies took place in Nashville at the Bluebird Cafe where Kristofferson and Nelson performed "Crazy," "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," and other classics.

Source: Kristofferson salutes Nelson with new award - US News and World Report

January 28, 2013: The 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place April 18, 2013 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. This event will be broadcast on HBO on May 18 at 9 PM. Tickets sales for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Fan Club members start January 28, and general public ticket sales begin on February 1.

Source: The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

January 28, 2013: Eric Burdon Releases Another Single From His Latest Album

Eric Burdon has just released on iTunes another single, "Old Habits Die Hard," from his latest album, "'Til Your River Runs Dry." "'Til Your River Runs Dry" will be released on January 29 on ABKCO Records.

Source: Eric Burdon Releases 'Old Habits Die Hard' Online

January 28, 2013: Fleetwood Mac Members Interviewed By Rolling Stone

Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were recently interviewed by Rolling Stone at the Village Recorder in Los Angeles. They discussed the reunion of Fleetwood Mac and the stressful production of their classic 1977 album, "Rumours," while the various group members were in the midst of personal and romantic turmoil. The band is currently on tour and "Rumours" will be re-released on January 29, 2013.

Source: QA: Fleetwood Mac on Reissuing 'Rumours' and Making New Music | Music News | Rolling Stone

January 29, 2013: New Eric Clapton Album To Be Released This March

Eric Clapton will be releasing a new album entitled "Old Sock" on March 12, 2013. This album, to be released on his own Bushbranch label on both vinyl and CD, will include two new songs and many old favorites. Guest artists will include J.J. Cale, Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood, and Paul McCartney.

Source: New Eric Clapton Album 'Old Sock' Due in March | Music News | Rolling Stone

January 30, 2013: Johnny Cash To Be Honored With Postage Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will be honoring Johnny Cash with his own stamp. The legendary singer will be among a number of musicians included in a new series of "Music Icons" stamps to be released later this year.

Source: Johnny Cash to Be Honored With Postage Stamp | Music News | Rolling Stone

January 30, 2013: Barbra Streisand To Sing At The Oscars

Barbra Streisand will be singing at this year's Academy Awards ceremonies which will take place on February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year will be the second time Streisand has performed at this event. Her first time was in 1977 when she sang "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" from "A Star Is Born," the tune for which she won the Oscar that year for Best Original Song.

Source: Barbra Streisand will sing at Oscars - latimes.com

January 30, 2013: Stevie Wonder Featured On First Track Of P.J. Morton's Debut Album

P.J. Morton, the keyboardist for Maroon 5, will be releasing his debut album, "New Orleans," this spring. The first track, "Only One," will feature Stevie Wonder who will sing and play harmonica. Morton names Wonder as being his biggest musical influence.

Source: Stevie Wonder Featured On PJ Morton's 'Only One' Track

January 30, 2013: Mike Nesmith Announces 2013 Solo Tour Dates

Ex-Monkee Mike Nesmith has announced his tour dates for 2013. His tour, which starts on March 21 and ends on April 17, will include major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Detroit, San Francisco, and Nashville, plus some lesser known places.

Source: Mike Nesmith Announces 2013 Solo Tour Dates

January 31, 2013: Lead Singer Of The Andrews Sisters Passes Away

Patty Andrews died on January 30, 2013 at age 94 at her home in Los Angeles. She was the last surviving member of the famed Andrews Sisters famous for "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," and many other songs from their long string of hits from 1938-1951. The trio was formed when Patty, the youngest of the sisters and the lead singer of the group, was only seven. Besides being one of the top acts of the 1940s, the Andrews Sisters, who had become a household name by then, also made a number of musical comedies in the early 1940s and appeared in "The Road to Rio" starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Bette Midler remake of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," which became a hit in 1973, introduced a new generation to the Andrews Sisters. Patty Andrews' survivors include a foster daughter, a niece and several cousins.

Source: Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters Dead at 94 | Music News | Rolling Stone

January 31, 2013: John Fogerty To Revive CCR Hits With Guest Artists

John Fogerty will be re-recording classic CCR hits such as "Proud Mary," "Born on the Bayou," and "Fortunate Son" for his upcoming album. These songs, all written by Fogerty, will be recorded with guest artists that will include Bob Seger, Jennifer Hudson, and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters.

Source: John Fogerty reviving CCR classics with celebrity friends | Showbiz | Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express

February 1, 2013: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award

Pete Townshend was presented with the Les Paul Award at this year's 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. The ceremonies took place at the Anaheim, CA Hilton.

Source: Backbeat: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award During NAMM | Billboard

February 1, 2013: Billy Joel To Give One Last Show This Year In Louisiana

Billy Joel will be giving a show this April at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in Louisiana, and this show is expected to be the last for the 63-year-old singer. At this time, Joel has no plans to tour in the future, citing age and health as the main reasons. He recently had double hip replacement surgery and is still in recovery.

Source: W.E.N.N » Billy Joel: ‘I’m Too Old To Tour’

February 1, 2013: Drummer Zachary Alford Interviewed By Rolling Stone About David Bowie And His Upcoming Album

Drummer Zachary Alford is one of the musicians on David Bowie's upcoming album, "The Next Day," to be released this March. Alford discusses the clandestine making of this album and his struggle to keep this project a secret.

Source: David Bowie 'Likes the Struggle' of Winning Fans, Says Drummer Zack Alford | Music News | Rolling Stone

February 1, 2013: Long-Lost 1970 Film Featuring David Bowie Is Found

A long-lost film of the 1970 Atomic Sunrise festival that hosted David Bowie, Genesis and Hawkwind has been unearthed and will be shown at London's Roundhouse this March. This film shows Bowie in his transitional period between folk artist and glam rocker.

Source: Rare 1970 Film Featuring David Bowie And Genesis Found

February 2, 2013: Doors Drummer John Densmore To Release Tell-All Memoir

Former Doors drummer John Densmore will soon release his tell-all memoir, "The Doors: Unhinged - Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial." In this book, which will be published April 17, 2013 on amazon.com's Kindle and CreateSpace, Densmore talks about his legal battles with surviving Doors members over allowing the use of Doors music in advertising and other issues.

Source: Doors Drummer John Densmore To Release Tell-All Memoir

February 2, 2013: New CD Release: 'Til Your River Runs Dry - Eric Burdon

"'Til Your River Runs Dry" is the latest album by legendary blues rocker Eric Burdon. This album contains new songs written by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and former frontman for the Animals and War.

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

February 2, 2013: New CD Release: Rumours - Expanded Edition (3XCD) - Fleetwood Mac

This 3-CD set is the long-awaited expanded reissue of Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 album, "Rumours," which chronicles much of the group members' personal and romantic turmoil at that time. This set contains all the tracks from the original album plus "Silver Springs" (the B-side of "Go Your Own Way"), previously unreleased live recordings from Fleetwood Mac's 1977 world tour, and previously unreleased takes from the album's recording sessions.

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

February 2, 2013: New CD Release: Feeling Mortal - Kris Kristofferson

"Feeling Mortal" is the latest album by famed country singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson. This 10-track CD includes new songs by Kristofferson in which he honestly reflects on life during his twilight years.

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