November 27, 2017 by Amy Gold
During the week of November 19, 2017, fans bade a final farewell to actress and jazz/pop singer Della Reese, Warren "Pete" Moore of The Miracles, and 1970s pop superstar and teen idol David Cassidy.
Otis Redding's iconic "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" will be reissued next January as a seven-inch vinyl single to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its original release.
The Eagles announced a North American tour beginning next April, making this their first major trek since they reformed in early 2017. Also, The Beach Boys will perform at the upcoming National Christmas Tree Lighting to take place November 30, 2017 at President's Park in Washington, D.C. This event will air December 4 on the Hallmark Channel.
Also that week, Neil Young announced that he will celebrate his latest studio album, "The Visitor," with a concert from his home which will be streamed live from his official Facebook page on December 1, 2017.
(For more information about the above-listed news items, please see below for a list of sources with links and article summaries.)
Below is a recording by The Rolling Stones from October 26, 1963 of their cover of the Chuck Berry classic, "Roll Over Beethoven" (from the band's upcoming album, "On Air," due out on December 1, 2017).
November 20, 2017: Della Reese Passes Away
Famed actress, singer, and ordained minister Della Reese died on November 19, 2017 at age 86 at her home in Los Angeles. She was best known in more recent years as the co-star of the TV series, "Touched By An Angel," and she also starred in several films. Born Delloreese Patricia Early in Detroit, she began her long career in show business as a pop and jazz singer. Her long string of hits through 1957-1971 included the Grammy-nominated "Don't You Know," which topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts in 1959.
November 20, 2017: Warren "Pete" Moore Of The Miracles Passes Away
Famed singer, songwriter and record producer Warren "Pete" Moore died on November 19, 2017 in Las Vegas on his 78th birthday. He was a founding member of The Miracles and served as the bass singer and as a songwriter for the legendary Motown group until its breakup in 1978. Among The Miracles' hits he co-wrote were "Ooo Baby Baby," "The Tracks Of My Tears," "Going To A Go-Go," and "Love Machine." He also co-wrote several songs for Marvin Gaye and The Temptations. He was inducted with the rest of the original members of The Miracles into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
November 21, 2017: The Eagles Announce North American Tour
The Eagles announced an upcoming North American tour for next year, making this the band's first major trek since it reformed in early 2017 following the passing of Glenn Frey. Twelve shows have been confirmed so far beginning April 14, 2018 in Orlando, FL and ending July 20 in Boston, MA, with additional stops in Florida, as well as in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C., plus British Columbia and Ontario, Canada. Jimmy Buffett will open the first four shows scheduled to date, and James Taylor will open the following two. For more info, visit Eagles.com.
November 21, 2017: Neil Young To Stream Live Acoustic Concert
On December 1, 2017, Neil Young will celebrate his latest studio album, "The Visitor," with an intimate solo concert from his home which will be streamed live from his official Facebook page. The concert will also be viewable online at CTV.ca. In addition, Young will also launch on that day his new website, NYA -- The Neil Young Archives, where he will house his entire collection of recordings dating back to 1963.
November 21, 2017: David Cassidy Passes Away
Famed singer, songwriter, actor, and guitarist David Cassidy died on November 21, 2017 at age 67 of liver failure three days after being hospitalized. He co-starred as Keith Partridge with real-life stepmother Shirley Jones in "The Partridge Family," an early 1970s TV sitcom based loosely on The Cowsills. The handsome teen idol and lead vocalist for The Partridge Family became one of the biggest pop stars of the 1970s with sold out concerts around the world. The Partridge Family's best known songs included the chart-toppers, "I Think I Love You" (1970) and "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted" (1971), and Cassidy's many hits through the late 1970s as a solo artist included "Cherish" (1971), "How Can I Be Sure" (1972), and "Rock Me Baby" (1972).
November 21, 2017: Beach Boys To Perform At 2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting
The Beach Boys are among the featured performers at the 2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting which will take place November 30, 2017 on the Ellipse at President's Park in Washington, D.C. This event will be televised December 4 on the Hallmark Channel.
November 22, 2017: Otis Redding's '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" To Be Reissued As Vinyl Single
On January 9, 2018, Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" will be reissued as a seven-inch single on gold vinyl to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this iconic song's original release. This recording will include the original and rarely-heard shorter version which was pulled shortly after its release and replaced with the better known, longer version. The B-side will feature the song, "Sweet Lorene."