Music News Digest: Week Of February 16, 2020

February 24, 2020 by Amy Gold

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.

Also that week, it was announced that David Crosby and Joe Walsh will headline a concert at Kent State University to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the shootings of May 4, 1970 by members of the Ohio National Guard at student Vietnam War protesters. The concert will take place May 2, 2020 at the university's Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Proceeds from this event will go toward the May 4 Legacy Scholarships program.

The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival will open with the world premiere of the new documentary, "Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President." This event will take place April 15 at New York's Beacon Theatre and will be followed by a live performance from Willie Nelson. The film features interviews with the former President and archival footage of performances by Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Aretha Franklin, and Paul Simon.

Finally, Peter Frampton will release a new autobiography which is due out on October 20, 2020. Titled "Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir," this book covers the guitar legend's entire career from his years as a teen pop star in the U.K. through the present.

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