Music News Digest: Week Of May 12, 2019

May 20, 2019 by Amy Gold

During the week of May 12, 2019, fans bade a final farewell to Doris Day (April 3, 1922 - May 13, 2019) and Charles "Chuck" Barksdale (January 11, 1935 - May 15, 2019) of The Dells. Day was a beloved movie star, singer, and animal welfare activist with a long string of hits beginning in the mid 1940s that included "Sentimental Journey" (1945), "Secret Love" (1954), and her signature song, "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" (1956). Barksdale co-founded The Dells in 1952 and served as that group's longtime bass. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 along with The Dells. The veteran doo-wop group was also inducted that same year into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

The Rolling Stones will resume their "No Filter" tour which was postponed last month due to Mick Jagger's heart surgery. Now that the Stones' frontman is fully recovered and back on his feet again, the band has lined up a series of 17 concert dates beginning June 21, 2019 in Chicago and ending August 31 in Miami Gardens, FL, also covering Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington State, and Washington, D.C., as well as Ontario, Canada.

David Crosby announced an 18-date late summer tour beginning August 15, 2019 in Roanoke, VA and ending September 17 in Morrison, CO, with stops in many states across the country. Sammy Hagar will host his 2nd Annual High Tide Beach Party & Car Show, to take place September 28 and 29 in Huntington Beach, CA. Featured performers will include The Beach Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, and Patty Smyth & Scandal. Also, The Isley Brothers added ten new concerts to their "You Make Me Wanna Shout -- 60th Anniversary" tour, extending it through late December.

The lineup has been announced for the 2020 edition of the '70 Rock & Romance Cruise which sets sail from Miami, Fl on February 15. Among the featured performers are America, Randy Bachman, Cheap Trick, Todd Rundgren, ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, and John Lodge of The Moody Blues.

A new concert CD/video titled "The Doobie Brothers: Live From The Beacon Theatre" will be coming out on June 28, 2019. This audiovisual package captures two shows from last November at the famous New York venue featuring performances of the band's second and third albums, "Toulouse Street" (1972) and "The Captain And Me" (1973) in their entirety.

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