Music News Digest: Week Of May 26, 2019

June 3, 2019 by Amy Gold

During the week of May 26, 2019, fans bade a final farewell to psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson (July 15, 1947 - May 31, 2019). He co-founded The 13th Floor Elevators famous for the 1966 garage rock classic, "You're Gonna Miss Me," and served as that band's lead singer and main songwriter.

Also that week, it was announced that a long-lost performance by The Beatles resurfaced in the attic of music enthusiast David Chandler who recorded the band's June 16, 1966 "Top Of The Pops" appearance on BBC One using his 8mm camera. The 92-second clip captures the Fab Four playing their song, "Paperback Writer."

The Village People and Patti Smith are among the featured performers at the upcoming 2019 Riot Fest in Chicago which is set to take place September 13-15 at the city's Douglas Park. For the complete lineup and ticket info, visit

A previously unreleased Carole King concert film that captures a performance from 1973 at Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival will be coming out on June 14, 2019 as a DVD/CD set, along with audio-only versions on CD and vinyl. Also coming out on August 2 is a new album titled "Yes 50 Live" featuring highlights of the band's 50th anniversary tour in 2018 during which four former members - singer Trevor Horn and keyboardists Tom Brislin, Tony Kaye, and Patrick Moraz - performed alongside the current Yes lineup.

Also that week, it was announced that "The Cure Anniversary -- 1978-2018 -- Live In Hyde Park," a concert film that captures the band's July 2018 40th anniversary show at London's famous outdoor venue, will be shown in theaters worldwide on July 11, 2019.

Finally, a new Rolling Stones photo exhibit commemorating the 55th anniversary of the band's first visit to Chess Records in Chicago will open on June 5, 2019 at the city's Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation. During that visit in June 1964, the Stones recorded a cover of Bobby Womack's "It's All Over Now" which became their first #1 U.K. hit.

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