Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of July 28, 2013

August 4, 2013 by Amy Gold

During the week of July 28, 2013, a recent performance by Carly Simon and Taylor Swift of Simon's 1973 hit, "You're So Vain," made the news and prompted renewed speculation as to who this song is really about.

Also that week, Billboard Magazine finished compiling its list of the all-time top 100 songs to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As expected, much of this list is made up of old familiar favorites from 1980 and earlier (see below).

The Steve Miller Band recently released a tribute album featuring various members of Yes, Deep Purple and Asia as guest artists. Three duets of Michael Jackson with Freddie Mercury that were recorded in 1983 will be released officially for the first time this fall. Also, Rod Stewart will soon be releasing an album of previously unreleased songs recorded from 1969-1974.

Jimmy Buffett will be releasing a new album later this month entitled "Songs From St. Somewhere." In the meantime, he has released a video of one of this album's songs. John Fogerty has also released a video of a song from his latest album, "Wrote A Song For Everyone."

The Allman Brothers are among the many bands and artists to be featured at this year's Peach Festival. This event is scheduled to place August 15-18 at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA

Finally, Elton John recently had an appendectomy after having to cancel a number of summer shows and appears to be recovering nicely. He expects to be back on stage this September.



July 28, 2013: Steve Miller Band Tribute Album Recently Released

The Steve Miller Band has recently released a new tribute album, "Fly Like An Eagle - An All-Star Tribute to Steve Miller Band." Featured guest artists include members of Yes, Deep Purple and Asia. The songs on this 11-track LP include many old Steve Miller Band favorites such as "Take the Money and Run," "Fly Like An Eagle," and "Abracadabra."

Source: Steve Miller Band Tribute Album Features Members Of Yes, Asia And Deep Purple

July 29, 2013: Taylor Swift And Carly Simon Sing 'You're So Vain'

During a recent Taylor Swift concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, Carly Simon joined Swift onstage to perform her 1973 hit, "You're So Vain." This performance was well received by the audience, who clapped and sang along with Simon and Swift, and since then, it has prompted renewed speculation as to who this classic breakup song is really about.

Source: Taylor Swift Learns Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain' Secret: Watch! - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com

July 29, 2013: Duets Of Michael Jackson And Freddie Mercury From 1983 To Be Released This Fall

Three duets of Michael Jackson with Freddie Mercury that were recorded in 1983 at Jackson's home studio will be released officially for the first time this fall, according to Queen guitarist Brian May. The three songs recorded by Jackson and Mercury, which were finally cleared for release in 2011, are: "There Must Be More to Life Than This," "State of Shock" and "Victory."

Source: Michael Jackson Duets With Freddie Mercury Set for Release | Music News | Rolling Stone

July 30, 2013: New Rod Stewart Compilation Album To Be Released This Fall

Rod Stewart will soon be releasing "Rarities," an album of previously unreleased songs he recorded at Mercury Records from 1969-1974. These songs include various non-album singles plus covers of songs by Cole Porter, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Elton John, and the Who. Also included on this album, which is scheduled to be released on September 3, 2013, are previously unreleased BBC live performances with the Faces of "Maggie May" and "Country Comfort."

Source: New Rod Stewart Rarities Compilation Coming This Fall

July 30, 2013: Jimmy Buffett Releases Video

Jimmy Buffett latest album, “Songs From St. Somewhere," is scheduled to be released on August 20, 2013 and available for pre-order at amazon.com. In the meantime, Buffett has released a video of a song from this album, "Too Drunk To Karaoke," a duet with Toby Keith in which the two singers are at a bar drinking margaritas and really partying it up.

Source: Jimmy Buffett Releases 'Too Drunk To Karaoke' Video Featuring Toby Keith

August 1, 2013: Allman Brothers Announce Plans For This Year's Peach Festival

The Allman Brothers Band announced their plans for this year's Peach Festival, which is scheduled to place from August 15-18 at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. Besides the Allman Brothers, other featured acts will include Bob Weir, the Black Crowes, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Other attractions include a water slide and a wave pool so that audience members can stay cool while listening to music. For more info and tickets, go to ThePeachMusicFestival.com.

Source: Allman Brothers Are Planning Big Things For Annual Music Fest

August 2, 2013: Billboard Celebrates 55th Anniversary Of Hot 100 With List Of All-Time Top 100 Songs

Billboard Magazine finished compiling its list of all-time top 100 songs in celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Much of this list is made up of old familiar favorites from 1980 and earlier (see below), with many songs by the Bee Gees and Andy Gibb. Topping this list is Chubby Checker's classic dance tune, "The Twist," which is the only song in Billboard history to reach #1 more than once (in 1960 and 1962).

Source: Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs | Billboard

August 2, 2013: John Fogerty Releases Video

John Fogerty just released a video of "Almost Saturday Night," one of the songs from his latest album, "Wrote A Song For Everyone." This LP, which was released in May, consists mainly of old Creedence Clearwater Revival classics and features many guest artists such as Bob Seger, Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, and My Morning Jacket As to whether or not there will ever be a CCR reunion, Fogerty has indicated that this prospect is highly unlikely.

Source: John Fogerty Releases 'Almost Saturday Night' Video

August 3, 2013: Elton John Recuperating After Appendectomy

Elton John recently had an appendectomy and is now recuperating at home. He was diagnosed with appendicitis last month and forced to cancel a number of shows due to extreme pain. He appears to be recovering nicely and expects to be back on stage this September.

Source: Sir Elton John is recovering well at home after appendix removal before shows | Mail Online