Music News Digest: Week Of December 3, 2017

December 11, 2017 by Amy Gold

During the week of December 3, 2017, Bruce Springsteen was named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2017."

Also that week, The Beatles 1962 debut single, "Love Me Do," sold for nearly $15,000 on, setting a new all-time sales record for 7" vinyl recordings.

The Beach Boys recently released two new archival collections titled "1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions" and "Live Sunshine - 1967" with dozens of previously unreleased songs. Also, a new archival Jimi Hendrix album titled "Both Sides Of The Sky" featuring songs from 1968-1970 by the late guitar legend and various guest artists will be coming out next March.

A concert in tribute to the late Gregg Allman and his final album, "Southern Blood," will be held next January in New York City at the City Winery, with featured performers to include Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Graham Nash. Steve Winwood announced a U.S. tour beginning next February in support of his latest album, "Greatest Hits Live." Styx announced a joint tour with REO Speedwagon and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder starting next March. Also that month, a Led Zeppelin tribute concert will be held at New York's Carnegie Hall, with The Zombies and others to perform songs by the legendary rock band. Other March events include the 2018 edition of Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam, with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Bobby Bare, and The Oak Ridge Boys among the many performers to take part in this charity event.

Jackson Browne recently announced a new series of concerts dates starting next April. Earth, Wind & Fire announced its first-ever Las Vegas residency to take place next May at the Venetian. Foreigner will launch a U.S. tour next June that will also feature Whitesnake and Jason Bonham. Santana announced an extension of its Las Vegas residency at the House of Blues through next May. The band also has a series of concerts lined up in Canada for next March, plus several shows in France and an appearance with Eric Clapton at London's Hyde Park for next July.

Also that week, NBC announced that Alice Cooper will play King Herod in the station's upcoming TV production of the rock musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar," to air live on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2017.

Finally, the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville will be getting a new exhibit starting next February featuring items from the late country legend's famous onstage wardrobe.

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Below is a long-lost Christmas record titled "Unforgettable" that Paul McCartney made in 1965 for his fellow Beatles band mates.