May 21, 2018 by Amy Gold
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."
A new album by Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier titled "Reimagination" will be coming out on May 25, 2018 that features new arrangements of "Reach Out, I'll Be There," "Baby I Need Your Loving," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," and other classics Dozier co-wrote with Brian and Eddie Holland. Three David Bowie recordings that were offered on Record Store Day last April will be coming out again on June 29 in various formats: "Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78)," Bowie's 1981 soundtrack to the movie, "Christiane F. -- Wir Kinder von Bahnoff Zoo," and "David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht's Baal." Also due out on that day is "Chicago II: Live On Soundstage" which captures a recent performance by Chicago of its self-titled 1970 album during a taping for the PBS series, "Soundstage."
The Average White Band, Art Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, and The Manhattan Transfer are among the featured performers at this year's Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City which will take place over the entire month of June. Neil Young announced six new U.S. concerts beginning June 28 in St. Louis, MO and ending July 12 in Boston, MA, with stops in Chicago and Detroit. Stevie Wonder will play five shows at the Park MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to take place August 3-11. Also, Kansas will commemorate its 1977 album, "Point Of Know Return," with a 40th anniversary 24-date tour which kicks off on September 28 in Atlanta, GA and ends on December 15 show in Fort Lauderdale, FL, covering many states across the country.
Also that week, ABC announced an upcoming TV special titled "The Last Days Of Michael Jackson" which will air on May 24, 2018. This program, which covers the late King of Pop's life and legacy, will feature rare interviews and never-before-seen footage.
Finally, a John Lennon "Forever Stamp" will be issued on September 7, 2018 by the United States Postal Service. This new commemorative stamp features photos of the legendary late Beatle from the early 1970s taken by rock photographer Bob Gruen.
Music News: Neil Young announces US solo shows; archives website to become paid service in June https://t.co/uzQ0l97wCN— Classic Rock 93.9 (@classicrock939) May 15, 2018
Kansas to launch tour Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary tour in September - Music News - ABC News Radio https://t.co/3uVPf3Plu2— 1370 WKMC (@1370WKMC) May 15, 2018
Art Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot among stars performing at the 2018 Blue Note Jazz Festival in June https://t.co/kAqvOwMhNO— WZIPOLDIES (@WZIPOldies) May 16, 2018
Stevie Wonder announces 5-show Las Vegas engagement https://t.co/18oL22taGz— Connor & Connor PLLC (@Connor_pllc) May 17, 2018
OFFICIAL JOHN LENNON “FOREVER STAMP” COMING ON SEPTEMBER 7TH https://t.co/EaSysJxs1W via @https://twitter.com/BEATLESMAGAZINE— Joe Hight (@hight_joe) May 17, 2018
Three previously unreleased records from the late singer will surface next month.— Half Wild (@_HalfWild) May 19, 2018
The limited-edition ‘Welcome To The Blackout’, ‘Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo’ and ‘David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal’ will be released on June 29, the lat… https://t.co/8vAMYIFa7y
"A new Documentary with new never before seen interviews about Michel Jackson's life and final days" "The Last Days of Michael Jackson will air on May 24th" https://t.co/fecdpojprh— Aaron Kalinowski (@DJAaronKi) May 19, 2018