Music News Digest: Week Of July 4, 2021

July 11, 2021 by Amy Gold

During the week of July 4, 2021, Creedence Clearwater Revival's classic "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" had an unexpected resurgence in popularity after 50 years and topped Billboard's Rock Digital Song Sales chart.

Patti Smith is among a number of veteran artists featured in "The Sound Of Us," a new music documentary filmed across five countries over a two month period last year while the Covid-19 pandemic was still in full force. An official trailer was recently released, and this film will be honored with the Movie That Matters Award at the upcoming 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

"The Beatles And Us," a new documentary about the long-standing relationship between The Fab Four and the city of Liverpool, England, is now available as a digital download and via streaming platforms. This movie, which won the Best International Documentary prize at the Venice Shorts film festival, also examines The Beatles' impact on the city's music scene, tourism industry, and more. For viewing and other info, visit

Also that week, Hulu released a trailer for "McCartney 3, 2, 1," a new series featuring in-depth conversations between the former Beatle and Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin. Topics include Paul McCartney's days with The Beatles, his rise to fame during the 1970s with Wings, and his long career as a solo artist. This six-episode series premieres July 16, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. as a Hulu Original and internationally on Disney+ as a Star Original.

Finally, the week of July 4, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the original release of "At Fillmore East," the Allman Brothers Band's artistic and commercial breakthrough album. This classic recording, which was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2004, includes extended jams of such concert favorites as "Whipping Post" and "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed."

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