November 20, 2017 by Amy Gold
During the week of November 12, 2017, Petula Clark launched her first-ever full U.S. tour which will cover nine states.
Also that week, Ringo Starr announced a contest asking fans to submit short video clips or photos for possible use in the official video for "Give More Love," the title song to his latest album.
Petula Clark recently released a new album titled "Living For Today" which she will perform while on tour along with classic hits. Neil Young announced that he will release his entire archive of recordings for anyone to listen to online for free during the month of December. Chuck Berry's "The Great Twenty-Eight" will be reissued as a super deluxe edition to commemorate the album's 35th anniversary, with a limited-edition version to be released in December and a wide release edition coming out in January 2018. Also due out next January is an expanded version of Fleetwood Mac's 1975 self-titled album.
Michael Nesmith will give a series of concerts in California early next year backed by The First National Band, with two shows for next January announced so far. Diana Ross announced a series of concerts in Las Vegas to take place next February. Also, KISS announced its upcoming Kruise VIII which will set sail next October.
Also that week, it was announced that Patti LaBelle has joined the lineup for this year's Macy's Day Parade which will be televised November 23, 2017 on NBC. A Moody Blues concert from last summer will be the main subject of an upcoming episode of the PBS series, "Great Performances," to be aired across the U.S. beginning November 25, 2017. Also coming out of PBS starting in late November is a new documentary titled "A Cat's Attic: Yusuf/Cat Stevens." In addition, PBS will air a tribute concert in honor of Gershwin Prize-winner Tony Bennett on January 12, 2018.
Finally, the guitar Bob Dylan played at the Concert for Bangladesh and during his Rolling Thunder Revue sold for $396,000 at auction.
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Elton John gives a rousing performance of "I'm Still Standing" on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (November 13, 2017).
November 12, 2017: Bob Dylan Guitar Sells For $396,000 At Auction
The guitar Bob Dylan played at the Concert for Bangladesh (1971) and during his Rolling Thunder Revue (1975-1976) sold for $396,000 on November 11, 2017 at Heritage Auctions. Larry Cragg, who had served as Dylan's guitar repairman, put the historic instrument up for auction. He purchased the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar from Dylan in 1977 who, at that time, decided to switch exclusively to Gibson guitars.
November 12, 2017: Chuck Berry's 'The Great Twenty-Eight' Album To Be Reissued
Chuck Berry's "The Great Twenty-Eight" will be reissued as a super deluxe edition to commemorate the album's 35th anniversary. A limited-edition version will be coming out on December 15, 2017 as a five-disc set on "Chess Blue" vinyl exclusively through UDiscoverMusic.com. A wide release edition will then be available on January 26, 2018. "The Great Twenty-Eight: Super Deluxe Edition" includes the original 28 tracks plus various rarities, B-sides, and additional hits.
November 12, 2017: Mike Nesmith To Give Concerts In California
Former Monkee Michael Nesmith will give a series of concerts in California early next year with surviving members of The First National Band. So far, two shows have been announced which will take place January 23 and 25, 2018 at The Coach House and The Troubadour, respectively. Nesmith will perform such songs as "Different Drum," "Listen To The Band", "Some Of Shelly's Blues," and "Silver Moon," as well as lesser-known album tracks.
November 13, 2017: Ringo Starr Launches Contest
Ringo Starr has recently launched a contest asking fans to submit short video clips or photos with messages of peace, love, and kindness for possible use in an official video for "Give More Love," the title track to his latest album. Fans have until the close of December 1, 2017 to submit their entries. For more info, visit GiveMoreLove.com.
November 14, 2017: Diana Ross To Give Las Vegas Concerts
Diana Ross announced a series of concerts for early next year to take place at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. She will give nine performances of her popular "Diana Ross: Endless Memories" show February 7-24, 2018. For more info, visit wynnlasvegas.com.
November 14, 2017: New Cat Stevens Documentary To Premiere On PBS
A new documentary titled "A Cat's Attic: Yusuf/Cat Stevens" will premiere on PBS starting November 30, 2017, depending on location. This film covers the legendary singer's 50-year career and features footage of some of his many performances.
November 15, 2017: Moody Blues' 'Days Of Future Passed' Concert To Premiere On PBS
A Moody Blues concert from last summer in Toronto will be the main subject of an upcoming episode of the PBS series, "Great Performances," to be aired across the U.S. beginning November 25, 2017, depending on location. The main highlight of this event, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Moody Blues' "Days Of Future Passed," was a performance by the band of this album in its entirety, with backing by the World Festival Orchestra. The Moody Blues also performed such hits as "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)," "Question," and "Your Wildest Dreams."
November 15, 2017: Tony Bennett Receives Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song
The legendary Tony Bennett was presented with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on November 15, 2017 at a star-studded tribute concert. This event, which took place at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., will air January 12, 2018 on PBS.
November 16, 2017: Neil Young To Release Entire Archive Of Recordings For Free
Neil Young announced on his Facebook page that he will release his entire archive of recordings through the present for anyone to listen to online for free during the month of December 2017. These archives date back to 1963 when Young made his first recording in Canada and also include albums currently in progress. For more info, visit neilyoung.com and neilyoungarchives.com.
November 16, 2017: Fleetwood Mac's Self-Titled 1975 Album To Be Reissued
Fleetwood Mac announced an expanded deluxe version of the band's 1975 self-titled album which is due out on January 19, 2018. In addition to a remastered edition of the original album, the new deluxe package also includes previously-unreleased versions and takes of all the album's tracks, single versions of selected songs, and rare live performances. Released in July 1975, this eponymous album, which topped the Billboard 200 the following year, includes three Top 20 hits: "Over My Head," "Rhiannon," and "Say You Love Me."
November 16, 2017: Patti LaBelle To Join 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Patti LaBelle has joined the lineup for this year's Macy's Day Parade. This star-studded event will be televised on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 on NBC. Among those who will also take part are Smokey Robinson and 98 Degrees. For more info, visit Macys.com.
November 17, 2017: Petula Clark Announces First-Ever Full U.S. Tour
Petula Clark recently launched her first-ever full U.S. tour in support of her latest album, "Living For Today." This trek began on November 12, 2017 in Modesto, CA and will end on December 26 in New York City, with additional stops in California and New York, as well as in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. The 85-year-old British pop legend will cover both old familiar favorites and songs from her new album.
November 17, 2017: KISS Announces 2018 Cruise
The KISS Kruise VIII will set sail on October 31, 2018 from Miami, FL and return on November 5. Fans will get the chance to hear the band as well as a number of other featured acts to be announced. For more info, visit thekisskruise.com.