Announcements - 2018

October 15, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of October 7, 2018
During the week of October 7, 2018, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for 2019 that include Kraftwerk, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, and The Zombies. Nicks was previously inducted into the Rock Hall in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac. From now through December 9, fans can vote for their favorites at Rockhall.com.

October 8, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of September 30, 2018
During the week of September 30, 2018, Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" had a resurgence in popularity and topped the Billboard R&B Digital Song Sales chart almost 40 years after its original release in late 1978. This disco classic topped the R&B charts in 1979 and was also a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

October 1, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of September 23, 2018
During the week of September 23, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to Marty Balin (January 30, 1942 - September 27, 2018) who co-founded Jefferson Airplane and served as a lead singer and songwriter for both that band and its successor, Jefferson Starship.

September 24, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of September 16, 2018
During the week of September 16, 2018, Paul McCartney's latest release, "Egypt Station," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making this his first chart topping album since "Tug Of War" (1982) and his eighth overall.

September 17, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of September 9, 2018
During the week of September 9, 2018, PBS announced an upcoming special, "The Grammy Salute To Music Legends," to premiere on October 5, 2018. Among the many featured artists are Neil Diamond and Micky Dolenz who will perform a duet of the Diamond-penned 1966 smash hit by The Monkees, "I'm A Believer."

September 10, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of September 2, 2018
During the week of September 2, 2018, the new John Lennon Commemorative Forever stamp was unveiled by the U.S. Postal Service at a ceremony in New York City. This stamp features a photo of the late rock legend taken in August 1974.

September 3, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of August 26, 2018
During the week of August 26, 2018, the city of Detroit spent much of it in remembrance of the celebrated music titan and cultural icon, Aretha Franklin, who passed away on August 16. Following a public viewing of the casket and a tribute concert, a private funeral was held on August 31 at the city's Greater Grace Temple where guests paid their respects to the late Queen of Soul. This day-long event, which was streamed by Fox News, CNN, BET, MSNBC, and other news agencies, featured performances by Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Ron Isley, and many other artists as well as numerous tributes by celebrities, politicians, friends, and family members.

August 27, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of August 19, 2018
During the week of August 19, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to famed guitarist Ed King (September 14, 1949 - August 22, 2018) who was a founding member of Strawberry Alarm Clock and later joined Lynyrd Skynyrd. During his time with the legendary Southern rock band, he co-wrote "Sweet Home Alabama" and many other hits.

August 20, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of August 12, 2018
During the week of August 12, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to R&B-soul legend and cultural icon Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) whose rousing 1967 smash hit, "Respect," became an anthem for the civil rights, black power, and feminist movements of the late 1960s. As the long-reigning Queen of Soul with a career spanning over five decades, her very long string of hits also included such oldies classics as "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Chain Of Fools," and "Think."

August 13, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of August 5, 2018
During the week of August 5, 2018, CBS announced a sequel to Paul McCartney's recent and hugely popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden which will air on Monday, August 20, 2018. This upcoming hour-long special will show previously-unseen footage from the original segment which was taped in McCartney's hometown of Liverpool.

August 6, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of July 29, 2018
During the week of July 29, 2018, NBC announced that Aerosmith will perform live on The Today Show as part of the program's summer concert series. This event will take place August 15, 2018 in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza. Also that week, Billboard celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Hot 100 which made its debut on August 4, 1958 when Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool" became the first song to top that chart.

July 30, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of July 22, 2018
During the week of July 22, 2018, it was announced that Cher will be among this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors Awards. The ceremonies will be held on December 2, 2018 at the nation's capital and televised December 26 on CBS.

July 23, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of July 15, 2018
During the week of July 15, 2018, a new trailer for the upcoming Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," was released. This movie will premiere in theaters on November 2, 2018.

July 15, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of July 8, 2018
During the week of July 8, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to 1950s movie star, pop singer, and teen idol Tab Hunter (July 11, 1931 - July 8, 2018). He topped the charts in 1957 with "Young Love" and co-starred in such films as "Battle Cry" (1955) and "Damn Yankees" (1958).

July 9, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of July 1, 2018
During the week of July 1, 2018, Cher debuted on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart at number 22 with her rendition of ABBA's 1976 smash hit, "Fernando," from the soundtrack of the upcoming movie musical, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again."

July 2, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of June 24, 2018
During the week of June 24, 2018, Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees was knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for his "services to music and charity." Also, The Kinks announced that they will reunite after 20 years, with plans to record a new album as well as perform.

June 24, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of June 17, 2018
During the week of June 17, 2018, Paul Simon announced details about his last-ever concert after launching his Homeward Bound farewell tour last month. This event will take place on September 22, 2018 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in his hometown of New York City. Simon's final show will include classic hits spanning his entire career and other songs.

June 18, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of June 10, 2018
During the week of June 10, 2018, Kool & The Gang became among this year's inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Longtime member Neil Diamond, who was inducted in 1984, was presented with the organization's prestigious Johnny Mercer Award. The ceremonies took place on June 14 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

June 11, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of June 3, 2018
During the week of June 3, 2018, it was announced that the City of San Francisco renamed a street after Tony Bennett. This tribute to the music legend was made official at a ceremony that took place in front of the city's Fairmont Hotel where Bennett gave his first public performance of "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" in December 1961. The block of Mason Street in front of the hotel is now called Tony Bennett Way.

June 3, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of May 27, 2018
During the week of May 27, 2018, the A&E Network announced the upcoming "Biography Presents: David Cassidy: The Last Session" to premiere June 11, 2018. Also that week, it was announced that Elvis Presley's 1968 Comeback Special will be screened in movie theaters on August 16 and 20 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its original broadcast on NBC.

May 28, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of May 20, 2018
During the week of May 20, PBS announced that The Beach Boys will be among the featured performers for this station's annual "A Capitol Fourth" Independence Day concert to air July 4, 2018.

May 21, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of May 13, 2018
During the week of May 13, 2018, Elton John was the featured performer at the lunchtime reception that followed the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which took place on Saturday, May 19. He reportedly took the stage after Prince Harry asked his guests, "Does anyone here know how to play the piano?" The pop legend then serenaded the newlyweds with "Your Song," "Circle Of Life," "I'm Still Standing," and "Tiny Dancer."

May 13, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of May 6, 2018
During the week of May 6, 2018, it was announced that that Ella Fitzgerald's 1956 album, "Ella At Zardi's," re-entered both the Jazz Albums and Traditional Jazz Albums Billboard charts at No. 1 for the week ending April 26, 2018. This re-entry was sparked by a Record Store Day-exclusive double-vinyl edition of this set.

May 7, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 29, 2018
During the week of April 29, 2018, People Magazine interviewed Otis Williams, the last original surviving member of The Temptations and the group's current leader. The R&B legend discussed The Temptations' early days and the making of "All The Time," the group's latest album.

April 30, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 22, 2018
During the week of April 22, 2018, it was announced that ABBA reunited after 35 years to record two new songs. One of them, "I Still Have Faith In You," will be performed in an upcoming TV special produced by NBC and the BBC which is expected to air sometime in December.

April 23, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 15, 2018
During the week of April 15, 2018, "Rocket 88" by Jackie Breston & His Delta Cats, "Rumble" by Link Wray & His Ray Men, "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen, "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum, and "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf made history by becoming part of the first class of songs to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Introduced by "Little Steven" Van Zandt, this new category recognizes those singles that have been instrumental in shaping rock and roll over the years.

April 16, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 8, 2018
During the week of April 8, 2018, The Cars, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe were among this year's inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The awards ceremonies will be televised May 5 on HBO.

April 8, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of April 1, 2018
During the week of April 1, 2018, HBO announced a new documentary, "Elvis Presley: The Searcher," which premieres Saturday, April 14. This upcoming two-part movie tells The King's life story through his music and features new interviews and previously unseen footage. Also that week, it was announced that The Beatles' classic 1968 animated film, "Yellow Submarine," will be shown in theaters across the U.S. and the U.K. on July 8 to commemorate this movie's 50th anniversary.

April 2, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 25, 2018
During the week of March 25, 2018, ASCAP announced that veteran hit songwriter, Desmond Child, will be presented with the organization's Founders Award at the 2018 Pop Music Awards ceremony to take place April 23 in Los Angeles. He has penned songs for such top bands and artists as Aerosmith, Cher, Alice Cooper, and KISS.

March 26, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 18, 2018
During the week of March 18, 2018, Ringo Starr was knighted in his U.K. homeland by Prince William for his services to music. Also, it was announced that Neil Diamond will be presented with the Johnny Mercer Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards dinner to take place June 14.

March 18, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 11, 2018
During the week of March 11, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to Nokie Edwards (May 9, 1935 - March 12, 2018) of The Ventures who was a longtime member and served as the band's bassist and lead guitarist. He was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 along with The Ventures.

March 12, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 4, 2018
During the week of March 4, 2018, the complete list of limited-edition recordings was announced for this year's Record Store Day which is set to take place on April 21 at various record stores across the country. Among the many oldies bands and artists with offerings are The Allman Brothers Band, Chuck Berry, and David Bowie.

March 5, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 25, 2018
During the week of February 25, 2018, legendary folk singer Joan Baez announced her upcoming farewell tour which kicks off on September 11, 2018 in Ithaca, NY and ends on November 17 show in Oakland, CA, with stops in Canada and many states across the U.S. She will perform both old familiar favorites and songs from her latest album, "Whistle Down The Wind."

February 26, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 18, 2018
During the week of February 18, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to Barbara Ann Alston (December 29, 1943 - February 16, 2018) of The Crystals who was one of the group's co-founders and the original lead singer. She can be heard on such hits as "There's No Other (Like My Baby)" (1961) and "Uptown" (1962).

February 19, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 11, 2018
During the week of February 11, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to legendary crooner and actor Vic Damone (June 12, 1928 - February 11, 2018) whose long string of hits included "You're Breaking My Heart" (1949) and "On the Street Where You Live" (1956).

February 11, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 4, 2018
During the week of February 4, 2018, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2018. Among this year's honorees are "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson, John Mellencamp, and Kool & The Gang members Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, and James "JT" Taylor. The awards ceremonies will take place June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

February 5, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 28, 2018
During the week of January 28, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to Dennis Edwards (February 3, 1943 - February 1, 2018) who was a lead singer of The Temptations. He can be heard on such classics as "Cloud Nine," "I Can't Get Next To You," "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)," and "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone."

January 29, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 21, 2018
During the week of January 21, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to jazz legend Hugh Masekela (April 4, 1939 - January 23, 2018) who topped the charts in 1968 with his instrumental version of "Grazing In The Grass."

January 22, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 14, 2018
During the week of January 14, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to famed gospel singer Edwin Hawkins and Argent co-founder Jim Rodford. The Edwin Hawkins Singers are best remembered for the 1969 smash hit, "Oh Happy Day." In addition to his work with Argent, Rodford had also played bass for The Zombies and The Kinks.

January 15, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 7, 2018
During the week of January 7, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to Moody Blues co-founder Ray Thomas, who served as the band's flutist, and famed blues and soul singer Denise LaSalle, who had a Top 10 hit in 1971 with "Trapped By A Thing Called Love." Also that week, it was announced that Neil Diamond, The Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner are among those who will receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2018. They will be honored at a ceremony and concert to take place sometime this summer.

January 8, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of December 31, 2017
During the week of December 31, 2017, it was announced that The Beatles took the two top spots in Nielsen's 2017 list of top-selling vinyl LPs with "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Abbey Road."

January 1, 2018 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of December 24, 2017
During the week of December 24, 2017, Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees and Ringo Starr were among those to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the 2018 edition of the U.K. monarch's annual New Year's Honours list. Starr is the second former Beatle to receive this honor, following Paul McCartney in 1997.