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.