September 26, 2016 by Amy Gold
During the week of September 18, 2016, fans bade a final farewell to Jerry Corbetta of Sugarloaf and singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk.
Also that week, The Beatles' archival album, "Live At The Hollywood Bowl," debuted on the Billboard 200 at no. 7, making this the Fab Four's 32nd album to date to make this chart's Top 10.
Ringo Starr recently recorded a new song titled "Now The Time Has Come" to commemorate the United Nations' International Day of Peace held each year on September 21. Later this month, Emerson, Lake & Palmer will reissue "Trilogy" (1972), "Brain Salad Surgery" (1973), and "Welcome Back, My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends" (1974). The new documentary, "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years," will be coming out in November on DVD and Blu-ray. Also, a set of two concert films from the 1960s titled "T.A.M.I. Show / The Big T.N.T. Show Collector's Edition" will be coming out in December on Blu-ray.
Eric Burdon recently assembled a new lineup for the Animals and will launch a tour in the U.S. later this month. The band will perform such classics as "The House Of The Rising Sun," "Don't Bring Me Down," and "It's My Life," plus various covers.
Also that week, it was announced that Olivia Newton-John will serve as the Grand Marshal of this year's Hollywood Christmas Parade which will take place in November. This event will be taped and will air December 16, 2016 on The CW Network.
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Neil Young debuts a new song, "Indian Givers," in protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline which runs from North Dakota to Illinois.
September 18, 2016: Jerry Corbetta Passes Away
Famed musician Jerry Corbetta died in Denver, CO on September 16, 2016 at age 68 after a seven-year battle with Pick's disease. He was the lead singer and a co-founder of the 1970s rock band, Sugarloaf, famous for the smash hits, "Green-Eyed Lady" (1970) and "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" (1974), both of which were co-written by Corbetta and other band members.
Prior to forming Sugarloaf, Corbetta had played keyboards for the Moonrakers, a Denver-based garage rock band that also included another future Sugarloaf member, guitarist Bob Webber. In late 1968, Corbetta and Webber formed Chocolate Hair but, in 1970, decided to change the band's name to something less racially inflammatory before releasing any recordings. They settled on the moniker, Sugarloaf, after the mountain near Boulder, CO. The band toured actively and released several albums before disbanding in 1978.
From 1980-1984, Corbetta was a member of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons. In 1990, he became a part of 30 Years Of Rock And Roll, a touring rock and roll nostalgia show, and co-founded The Classic Rock All-Stars in 1992. He had also participated in a number of Sugarloaf reunions over the years.
September 19, 2016: Pair Of Classic 1960s Concert Films To Be Released
A pair of classic 1960s concert films, "T.A.M.I. Show" (1964) and its follow-up, "The Big T.N.T. Show" (1966), will be coming out December 2, 2016 on Blu-ray as a 2-disc collector's edition though the Shout! Factory. Titled "T.A.M.I. Show / The Big T.N.T. Show Collector's Edition," featured bands and artists include The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Byrds, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Donovan, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, The Supremes, and Ike & Tina Turner.
September 19, 2016: Beatles Score 32nd Top 10 Album On Billboard 200
The Beatles' recently-released archival album, "Live At The Hollywood Bowl," made its debut on the Billboard 200 at #7, making this the Fab Four's 32nd album to date to make this chart's Top 10. This recording, which is a companion to the Ron Howard documentary, "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years," features performances by the band at three shows that took place in 1964 and 1965 at the famous venue. The Beatles' last Top 10 entry into the Billboard 200 was in 2013 with another archival album, "On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2."
September 19, 2016: New Beatles Documentary To Be Released On DVD And Blu-ray
The new documentary, "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years," will be coming out November 18, 2016 on DVD and Blu-ray, with deluxe editions also available. Directed by Ron Howard, this long-awaited movie made its premiere last week in theaters and on Hulu.
September 21, 2016: Emerson, Lake & Palmer To Reissue More Classic 1970s Albums
On September 30, 2016, Emerson, Lake & Palmer will reissue "Trilogy" (1972), "Brain Salad Surgery" (1973), and "Welcome Back, My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends" (1974). This set of albums is the second in a reissue campaign that started last July when the band released its 1970 self-titled debut album along with "Tarkus" (1971), "Pictures At An Exhibition" (1971), and a career-spanning compilation titled "Emerson, Lake & Palmer: The Anthology." The ELP reissue campaign is in tribute to Keith Emerson who committed suicide last March.
September 21, 2016: Olivia Newton-John To Serve As Grand Marshal Of Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
Olivia Newton-John has been named the Grand Marshal of the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade which is set to take place on November 30, 2016 in Los Angeles. This festive holiday event will be taped and will premiere December 16 on The CW Network. It will also be shown on the Hallmark Channel at some later date.
September 22, 2016: Ringo Starr Records New Song In Support Of UN's International Day Of Peace
Ringo Starr recently recorded a new song titled "Now The Time Has Come" to commemorate the United Nations' International Day of Peace held each year on September 21. Starr sings and plays drums in this song, with many other well known musicians also contributing vocals and instrumental parts. Co-written by Starr and producer Bruce Sugar, the song is also tied to the recently launched social media campaign, #HugforPeace. Visit Starr's Facebook page to view the song's official video.
September 23, 2016: Eric Burdon And The Animals Launch Tour
Eric Burdon recently assembled a new lineup for the Animals and will soon launch a tour in the U.S. This 18-date trek begins on September 24, 2016 in Stateline, NV and ends on February 18, 2017 in Tacoma, WA, with additional stops in Nevada and Washington State, as well as in Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Virginia. The band will perform such classics as "The House Of The Rising Sun," "Don't Bring Me Down," and "It's My Life," plus various covers.
September 23, 2016: John D. Loudermilk Passes Away
Famed singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk died on September 21, 2016 at age 82 in Christiana, TN. A prolific songwriter, he penned such oldies classics as "Indian Reservation" and "Tobacco Road" as made famous by other artists. As a performer, he had several hits during the 1950s-1950s on both the Country and Pop/Rock charts that included "Sittin' In The Balcony" (1957, credited to Johnny Dee), "Language Of Love" (1961), "Bad News" (1963), and "That Ain't All" (1965).
Born John D. Loudermilk, Jr. in Durham, NC, he began playing the guitar as a boy and, as a teenager, wrote "A Rose And A Baby Ruth" which became a pop hit for George Hamilton IV in 1956. Other early songwriting successes included "Sittin' In The Balcony" which became a Top 10 hit for Eddie Cochran in 1957 as well as a Top 40 hit that same year for Loudermilk. Over the years, he wrote many songs that became top hits for other bands and artists. Besides "Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)," which topped the charts in 1971 for Paul Revere & The Raiders, and "Tobacco Road," which peaked at #14 for The Nashville Teens in 1964, Loudermilk's many other songs also included "Ebony Eyes" (The Everly Brothers, 1961), "This Little Bird" (Marianne Faithfull, 1965), and "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" which became a Top 10 pop hit for The Casinos in 1967 and topped the Country charts for Eddy Arnold the following year. He also co-wrote such country standards as "Abilene" which topped the Country charts in 1963 for George Hamilton IV.
Loudermilk was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976 and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2011.