Announcements - 2017

May 21, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of May 14, 2017
During the week of May 14, 2017, it was announced that the electric guitar Jimi Hendrix played at the historic Monterey International Pop Music Festival will go to auction this June, with bidding to start at $500,000.

May 15, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of May 7, 2017
During the week of May 7, 2017, fans bade a final farewell to famed actor and singer Michael Parks who had a hit in 1970 with "Long Lonesome Highway," the closing theme song to the TV series, "Then Came Bronson," in which he starred.

May 8, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 30, 2017
During the week of April 30, 2017, SiriusXM announced The Beatles Channel, a new radio station dedicated entirely to The Fab Four which will launch on May 18, 2017. Also that week, it was announced that Cher will be this year's recipient of the ICON trophy at the Billboard Music Awards. The awards ceremonies will take place May 21 and will be aired live on ABC.

April 30, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 23, 2017
During the week of April 23, 2017, Ringo Starr announced a contest in which the winner will get to join him this July at a charity brunch to take place on his 77th birthday.

April 24, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 16, 2017
During the week of April 16, 2017, fans bade a final farewell to Cuba Gooding Sr. of The Main Ingredient and Motown songwriter Sylvia Moy.

April 16, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 9, 2017
During the week of April 9, 2017, fans bade a final farewell to J. Geils who co-founded The J. Geils Band and served as this group's leader and guitarist. Also that week, Glen Campbell announced his final studio album, "Adios," which is due out in June.

April 10, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 2, 2017
During the week of April 2, 2017, Joan Baez, Yes, ELO, Journey, and Nile Rodgers of Chic were among this year's inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The awards ceremonies will be televised April 29, 2017 on HBO. Also that week, it was announced that several new editions of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" will be coming out in May in commemoration of this album's 50th anniversary.

April 3, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 26, 2017
During the week of March 26, 2017, various recordings by David Bowie, Judy Collins, The Eagles, Don McLean, Wilson Pickett, Sister Sledge, Barbra Streisand, and Big Mama Thornton were added to this year's National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. Also that week, fans bade a final farewell to Rosie Hamlin of Rosie & The Originals and Clem Curtis of The Foundations.

March 27, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 19, 2017
During the week of March 19, 2017, Bob Dylan gave a rare interview with rock journalist and MTV executive, Bill Flanagan. Also that week, the complete list of special releases for this year's Record Store Day, which takes place on April 22, was officially announced.

March 20, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 12, 2017
During the week of March 12, 2017, the world bade a final farewell to famed rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry. Also that week, Ray Davies of The Kinks was knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, and Harry Belafonte was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jefferson Awards Foundation.

March 12, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 5, 2017
During the week of March 5, 2017, fans bade a final farewell to Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge famous for the 1979 smash hit, "We Are Family." Also that week, David Cassidy announced his plans to stop touring for health reasons, and Black Sabbath officially disbanded.

March 6, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 26, 2017
During the week of February 26, 2017, a tribute concert in honor of country legend Merle Haggard was announced to take place in Nashville this April, with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, and Bobby Bare to be among the many featured performers. This event will be filmed and recorded for distribution as both a special and an album.

February 26, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 19, 2017
During the week of February 19, 2017, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its inductees for this year which include Motown founder Berry Gordy and members of Chicago. Also that week, David Bowie was honored posthumously at the Brit Awards with prizes in two categories.

February 19, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 12, 2017
During the week of February 12, 2017, David Bowie was honored posthumously with five Grammys for his album, "Blackstar," which also went gold.

February 13, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 5, 2017
During the week of February 5, 2017, Aretha Franklin announced that she will go into semi-retirement later this year after the completion of her final studio album which is expected out in September. The Queen Of Soul indicated that although 2017 will be her last one in concert, she still plans to do "some select things" on a part-time basis.

February 5, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 29, 2017
During the week of January 29, 2017, Vera Lynn made pop music history when it was announced that she will become the first-ever performing artist to release a new album on her 100th birthday. The famed English singer, whose upcoming album is due out next month, had a string of hits in the U.S. during the 1950s that included the chart-topping "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" (1952).

January 30, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 22, 2017
During the week of January 22, 2017, fans bade a final farewell to famed drummer Butch Trucks who was a co-founder and a longtime member of The Allman Brothers Band. Also that week, it was announced that Arthur Brown will tour the U.S. for the first time in over 45 years. He first came to fame in 1968 with his smash hit, "Fire."

January 23, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 15, 2017
During the week of January 15, 2017, fans bade a final farewell to Richie Ingui of The Soul Survivors (of "Expressway To Your Heart" fame) who was one of this band's lead singers and co-founders. Also that week, Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit against Sony-ATV in an effort to reclaim the copyrights on The Beatles' song catalog.

January 16, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 8, 2017
During the week of January 8, 2017, fans bade a final farewell to jazz-pop singer Buddy Greco of "The Lady Is A Tramp" fame and guitarist Tommy Allsup who narrowly escaped the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.

January 9, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 1, 2017
During the week of January 1, 2017, Neil Diamond scored his 38th Top 10 hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart with "The Christmas Medley" from his recently-released "Acoustic Christmas" album. Also that week, the City of Los Angeles celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of "The Doors," the band's landmark debut album.

January 1, 2017 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of December 25, 2016
During the week of December 25, 2016, fans bade a final farewell to Rick Parfitt of Status Quo, The Beatles' first manager Allan Williams, and 1980s pop sensation George Michael. Also that week, Ray Davies was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in the U.K.'s 2017 New Year's Honors List.