Announcements - 2020

March 22, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 15, 2020
During the week of March 15, 2020, fans bade a final farewell to Kenny Rogers (August 21, 1938 - March 20, 2020) who passed away at home while under hospice care. His very long string of hits on multiple charts through the 2000s included his signature Grammy-winning smash, "The Gambler," which was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. Over his six-decades career, the celebrated country-pop superstar was the recipient of numerous awards and honors that included being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

March 15, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 8, 2020
During the week of March 8, 2020, James Taylor made Billboard chart history as the first artist to score at least one Top 10 album in each of the last six decades. His latest album, "American Standard," debuted at no. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart, making this his 13th Top 10 album to date.

March 9, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of March 1, 2020
During the week of March 1, 2020, TIME magazine announced its list of "100 Women of the Year" made up of one women representing each year from 1920 through 2019. Late soul legend Aretha Franklin was chosen for 1968 because of the three albums she released that year which were "a salve for a torn nation" mourning the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

March 2, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 23, 2020
During the week of February 23, 2020, it was announced that Paul Williams will be presented with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Induction & Awards dinner taking place June 11 in New York City. Williams' numerous songwriting credits include The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun," Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen" (from "A Star Is Born"), and Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song."

February 24, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 16, 2020
During the week of February 16, 2020, Jerry Lee Lewis announced his return to music after recovering from a stroke he suffered last year. The 84-year-old rock & roll legend also recently completed a new album of gospel standards covers.

February 17, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 9, 2020
During the week of February 9, 2020, Elton John took home his second Oscar for Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards. He shares this honor with longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," the end credits song from "Rocketman." Elton John was awarded his first Oscar in 1995 for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from "The Lion King."

February 10, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of February 2, 2020
During the week of February 2, 2020, PBS announced a new special, "Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man," which pays tribute in concert to the late rock & roll pioneer. This upcoming event, which features archival footage of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Lynne of ELO, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, and Berry himself, will premiere February 29 on select stations across the country.

February 3, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 26, 2020
During the week of January 26, 2020, it was announced that Aerosmith will be featured in a new commercial promoting an updated slogan for Las Vegas. The ad shows the band onstage with lead singer Steven Tyler yelling "What happens here!" who then thrusts his microphone out to audience members who yell back "Only happens here!"

January 27, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 19, 2020
During the week of January 19, 2020, Neil Young officially became a United States citizen. The Canadian-born folk rock legend, who still retains citizenship in his home country, has resided in the U.S. since around the mid 1960s when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career.

January 20, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 12, 2020
During the week of January 12, 2020, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced this year's inductees that include The Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, and Whitney Houston. Also, Irving Azoff and Jon Landau, longtime managers of The Eagles and Bruce Springsteen, respectively, will be inducted as recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award. The awards ceremonies, to take place May 2, 2020 in Cleveland, OH, will air live on HBO.

January 13, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of January 5, 2020
During the week of January 5, 2020, Elton John and longtime songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, won the Golden Globe award for Best Original Song for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again." This song is played over the opening credits in the biopic, "Rocketman," which received additional honors at the Golden Globes when Taron Egerton was named Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of Elton John.

January 6, 2020 - Allbutforgottenoldies.net Music News Digest: Week Of December 29, 2019
During the week of December 29, 2019, Madison Square Garden announced that Billy Joel will continue his record-breaking monthly residency with his 76th consecutive show to take place May 2, 2020. In total, this upcoming concert will mark Joel's 122nd lifetime performance since his first show at the famous venue in December 1978.