January 21, 2019 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 13, 2019
During the week of January 13, 2019, CBS announced that Gladys Knight will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" as part of the pregame show at the upcoming Super Bowl LIII. The game and festivities, to be broadcast February 3, will take place in Knight's hometown of Atlanta, GA at the city's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
January 14, 2019 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 6, 2019
During the week of January 6, 2019, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2019. Among this year's honorees are Cat Stevens, Tom T. Hall, and veteran songwriter Jack Tempchin best known for his work with The Eagles and Glenn Frey. The awards ceremonies will take place June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
January 7, 2019 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of December 30, 2018
During the week of December 30, 2018, fans bade a final farewell to three 1970s pop-rock icons: Daryl Dragon (August 27, 1942 - January 2, 2019), Dean Ford (September 5, 1946 - December 31, 2018), and Ray Sawyer (February 1, 1937 - December 31, 2018). Dragon was one half of the immensely popular duo, Captain & Tennille, with then-wife Toni Tennille. Ford (born Thomas McAleese) was the lead vocalist and frontman for the Scottish pop group, The Marmalade, best known for "Reflections Of My Life" (1970). Sawyer was a co-founder of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show and sang the lead on such hits as "The Cover Of Rolling Stone" (1972).