Announcements - 2018

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.