Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of May 1, 2016

May 8, 2016 by Amy Gold

During the week of May 1, 2016, fans bade a final farewell to acclaimed singer-songwriter Ned Miller famous for the 1962 hit, "From A Jack To A King."

Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward will soon be releasing a new DVD titled "Live In Concert At The Capitol Theatre" to coincide with the launch of his U.S. tour later this month. A new deluxe version of The Kinks's 1972 album, "Everybody's In Show-Biz," will be coming out this June. A series of box sets of previously-unreleased Van Morrison performances from 1973 will also be released that month starting with "It's Too Late To Stop Now ... Volume II," a long-awaited follow-up to Morrison's 1974 live concert album, "It's Too Late To Stop Now." Also in June, Pink Floyd will begin reissuing its entire catalog on vinyl starting with the band's first four albums: "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" (1967), "A Saucerful Of Secrets" (1968), "More (Film Soundtrack)" (1969), "Ummagumma" (1969).

The Yardbirds announced a U.S. tour that starts this June. Graham Nash announced a new series of U.S. show dates beginning in July. Also that month, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is set to launch his first-ever solo tour dubbed "Out On A Limb." The Who announced a European tour starting in August. Willie Nelson will be co-headlining this year's Austin City Limits Festival to take place in the Texas capital starting in late September. In October, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, Roger Waters and Neil Young will come together for the first time ever in concert at a three-day festival in Indio, CA dubbed "The Desert Trip."

Also that week, it was announced that Paul Simon will soon be taping his first-ever appearance on the PBS series, "Austin City Limits." More details regarding when this show's episode will air will be announced later. Kris Kristofferson will be appearing in a new Western titled "Traded" which will be coming out in June. Also, Cheap Trick, The O'Jays and Kenny Loggins will be appearing on the upcoming season of "Live From Daryl's House" hosted by Daryl Hall on MTV Live. Cheap Trick, The O'Jays, and Kenny Loggins will be featured in this show's May 5th, May 26th, and June 23rd episodes, respectively.

(For more information about the above-listed news items, please see below for a list of sources with links and article summaries.)


"Janis: Little Girl Blue," the critically acclaimed documentary about the iconic 1960s blues-rock star, made its TV premiere May 3, 2016 on PBS.


May 2, 2016: Kris Kristofferson To Appear In New Western

Country legend Kris Kristofferson will be appearing in a new Western titled "Traded" starring Michael Pare which will be coming out on June 10, 2016. Kristofferson plays Billy, a bartender who helps Clay Travis (Michael Pare) avenge the death of his son and recover his kidnapped daughter.

Source: See Kris Kristofferson Play a Sage Bartender in New Western

May 2, 2016: Cheap Trick, The O'Jays, Kenny Loggins To Appear On 'Live From Daryl's House'

Cheap Trick, The O'Jays and Kenny Loggins are among those to appear on the upcoming season of "Live From Daryl's House," a music TV series hosted by Daryl Hall on MTV Live (formerly Palladia). Cheap Trick will be featured in this show's first episode which airs May 5, 2016. The O'Jays will appear in the May 26th episode, and Loggins will be featured in the show's June 23 season finale.

Source: New Season of "Live from Daryl's House" to Feature Cheap Trick, The O'Jays and Kenny Loggins

May 3, 2016: Justin Hayward Of The Moody Blues To Release New DVD At Special Event

Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward will be releasing a new DVD titled "Live In Concert At The Capitol Theatre" to coincide with the launch of his U.S. tour (May 11, 2016). He will be holding a special event in Boston, MA on May 9, 2016 featuring a Q&A session, the premiere of a new song, and a screening of highlights from the DVD. For more info, visit JustinHayward.com.

Source: The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward Celebrating New DVD and Solo Tour at Special Boston-Area Event

May 3, 2016: Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, & More To Unite For Music Fest

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, Roger Waters and Neil Young will come together for the first time ever in concert at a three-day event dubbed "The Desert Trip." This highly-anticipated music fest will take place October 7-9, 2016 in Indio, CA. For more info, visit DesertTrip.com.

Source: Oldchella Lives! McCartney, Rolling Stones, Dylan, The Who & More Unite for Mega Concert in the Desert

May 3, 2016: Paul Simon To Make First-Ever Appearance On 'Austin City Limits'

On May 12, 2016, Paul Simon is slated to tape his first-ever appearance on the PBS series, "Austin City Limits," the day after he gives his final show at Austin's Bass Concert Hall. For those who want to attend the taping, details will be posted on the show's Facebook and Twitter pages about one week prior. More details regarding when this show's episode will air will be announced later.

Source: Take It to the "Limits": Paul Simon to Make First-Ever Appearance on PBS' "Austin City Limits"

May 3, 2016: Steven Tyler Announces First Solo Tour

Steven Tyler will soon be launching his first-ever solo tour dubbed "Out On A Limb" which will take the Aerosmith frontman to various parts of the U.S. and Canada. This 19-day trek begins on July 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV and ends on September 13 in Toronto, ON, Canada, with stops in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Washington State, plus British Columbia, Canada.

Source: Steven Tyler Goes "Out on a Limb," Schedules First Solo Tour

May 3, 2016: New Van Morrison Box Set Of 1973 Concerts To Be Released

Three CD/DVD box sets of previously-unreleased Van Morrison performances from 1973 will be coming out on June 10, 2016 as a long-awaited follow-up to his highly acclaimed 1974 live concert album, "It's Too Late To Stop Now." "It's Too Late To Stop Now ... Volume II," which features highlights from a concert at The Troubadour on May 23, 1973, includes such hits as "Come Running," "Brown Eyed Girl," and "Moondance." Volume III in this series, which features highlights from a concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on June 29, 1973, includes "Domino," "Gloria," and "Wild Night." Volume IV, which features highlights from concerts at The Rainbow Theatre in London on July 23 and 24, 1973, includes "Here Comes The Night" and other classics.

Source: Late Arrival: New Archival Van Morrison Collection Revisits Classic 1973 Performances

May 4, 2016: Ned Miller Passes Away

Famed country singer-songwriter Ned Miller died on March 18, 2016 at age 90 in Medford, OR. Miller's passing was recently confirmed by his wife and longtime artistic collaborator, Sue Miller. He became famous for the 1962 Top 10 pop-country crossover hit, "From A Jack To A King." His string of hits, which continued through 1970 on the Country charts, also included "Do What You Do Well" (1965), "Whistle Walkin'" (1965), and "The Lover's Song" (1970).

Born Henry Ned Miller in Rains, UT, he began writing songs at age 16 and later served in World War II as a Marine. Over his long career, he penned hit songs for other performers that included "Dark Moon," "Invisible Tears," "A Falling Star," "Cave In," and his signature song, "From A Jack To A King," which became a #1 hit on the Country charts in 1988 for Ricky Van Shelton. Miller's many songs have been covered by such top artists as Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, Bobby Darin, Jim Reeves, Connie Smith, Gail Storm, Bonnie Guitar, and Jimmy C. Newman.

Source: 'From a Jack to a King' Songwriter Ned Miller Dead at 90

May 4, 2016: The Who To Tour Europe

The Who announced a late summer tour that will take the legendary rockers to various countries in Europe. Dubbed the "Back To The Who Tour," this 10-date trek begins on August 29, 2016 in Glasgow, UK and ends on September 19 in Milan, Italy, with additional stops in Italy and the UK, as well as in Austria and Germany. For more info, visit The Who.com.

Source: Back for More: The Who Announces New European Tour

May 4, 2016: The Yardbirds Announce Summer Tour

The Yardbirds announced a summer tour that will take the legendary 1960s British Invasion band to various states in the U.S. This 19-date trek begins on June 30, 2016 in Arlington, MA and ends on July 30 in Bellingham, WA, with additional stops in Massachusetts and Washington State, as well as in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The Yardbirds' current lineup includes founding drummer Jim McCarty. For more info, visit Yardbirds.us.

Source: The Yardbirds Flying Across US on Tour This Summer

May 5, 2016: Deluxe Version Of Kinks' 1972 Album To Be Released

A new deluxe version of The Kinks's 1972 album, "Everybody's In Show-Biz," will be coming out on June 3, 2016. Highlights include a never-before-released rendition of "Sunny Afternoon" and a rare live performance of the Don Covay/Herb Abramson-penned "Long Tall Shorty." This edition also includes many previously-unreleased songs from The Kinks' Carnegie Hall concerts.

Source: Hear Kinks' Rare Live 'Long Tall Shorty'

May 5, 2016: Willie Nelson To Headline Austin City Limits Festival

Willie Nelson will be co-headlining this year's Austin City Limits Festival featuring over 130 country music artists. This event will take place in Austin, TX over two weekends: September 30-October 2 and October 7-9, 2016.

Source: Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton to Play ACL Fest

May 6, 2016: Graham Nash Announces Summer Show Dates

Graham Nash announced a new series of summer show dates in the U.S. This 12-date trek begins on July 13, 2016 in Okemah, OK and ends on August 7 in Santa Fe, NM, with stops in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. Nash is currently on tour in the U.S. in support of his latest album, "This Path Tonight." He will soon head off to Europe for a string of show dates before returning to the U.S.

Source: On the Tour Path: Graham Nash Adds New Dates to Solo Trek

May 6, 2016: Pink Floyd To Reissue Catalog On Vinyl

Pink Floyd will soon be reissuing its entire catalog on 180-gram vinyl, starting with the band's first four albums: "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" (1967), "A Saucerful Of Secrets" (1968), "More (Film Soundtrack)" (1969), "Ummagumma" (1969). These albums, which are due out on June 3, 2016, will be the first in what is expected to be a long series of Pink Floyd vinyl reissues over the remainder of this year.

Source: Pink Floyd to Launch Massive Vinyl Reissue Campaign