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 Beacons.page/LiverpoolWest.
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."
John Lawton (July 11, 1946 - June 29, 2021): Veteran British rock singer and frontman for Uriah Heep during the late 1970s who was also a member of Lucifer's Friend and other bands
Sanford Clark (October 24, 1935 - July 4, 2021): Rockabilly/country singer and guitarist best known for the 1956 smash, "The Fool"
Tours & Shows:
(Band/Artist - Event(s) - Location - Dates)
Ann Wilson of Heart - Tour - U.S. - August 14-24, 2021
10cc, The Guess Who, Little River Band, War, & more - 2022 '70s Rock & Romance Cruise - Miami, FL - February 19-26, 2022
New & Upcoming Recordings:
(Band/Artist - Title - Format - Release Date)
Kool & The Gang - Pursuit Of Happiness (single from "Perfect Union") - digital download, streaming - July 7, 2021
Ann Wilson of Heart - Sawheat 8 (digital EP) - digital download, streaming - July 8, 2021
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach (2006 concert film, expanded) - Blu-ray, DVD, CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - July 9, 2021
George Harrison - Cosmic Empire (single from "All Things Must Pass") - digital download, streaming - July 9, 2021
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970 album, expanded edition) - Blu-ray, CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - August 6, 2021
Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union - CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming - August 21, 2021
Yes - The Quest - CD, vinyl, Blu-ray, digital download, streaming - October 1, 2021
(For more information about the above news items, please see below for a list of sources with links.)
The singer was best known for his Top 10 hit "The Fool," which was later recorded by Elvis Presley. https://t.co/WancQfIhRi— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 6, 2021
Kool & the Gang have announced their first new album in a decade https://t.co/E5vHhoYtKm— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) July 7, 2021
Singer also worked with Lucifer's Friend and the Les Humphries Singers in the early '70s: https://t.co/QEv01BumcR— UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) July 7, 2021
'The Sound of Us,' a new music documentary from Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated director and producer Chris Gero, received its first official trailer on Thursday. https://t.co/lzQ5AosUXQ— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 8, 2021