Music News Digest: Week Of March 14, 2021

March 21, 2021 by Amy Gold

During the week of March 14, 2021, James Taylor's "American Standard" was named the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Released in 2020, this recording features covers of such 20th century pop standards as "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Moon River," and "Pennies From Heaven."

Also, "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice" received a Grammy for Best Music Film. This documentary, which made its world premiere on April 26, 2019 at the Tribeca Film Festival, covers Ronstadt's life and career from childhood through the present and includes interviews with many of the pop legend's friends and fellow performers.

"Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac," a movie that captures a star-studded tribute in concert to the band's late co-founder, will premiere April 24, 2021 as an on-demand event to be streamed on This concert, which took place on February 25, 2020 at the London Palladium, featured Mick Fleetwood and other band members along with such guest artists as blues great John Mayall, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Pete Townshend of The Who, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

Also that week, AXS TV announced that John Fogerty will be among the featured guests in the upcoming new season of "The Big Interview" to premiere April 14, 2021. The Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and his three youngest children - sons Shane and Tyler, and daughter Kelsy - who have been recording together as Fogerty's Factory, will be the main focus of the episode airing April 28.

Finally, March 19, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Jethro Tull's groundbreaking "Aqualung" which includes such classics as "Cross-Eyed Mary," "Hymn 43," "Locomotive Breath," and the album's title track.

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