Music News Digest: Week Of May 23, 2021

May 30, 2021 by Amy Gold

During the week of May 23, 2021, John Fogerty announced his return to the stage for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The famed former CCR lead singer has scheduled a six-show Las Vegas residency to take place this October in which he will perform both classic hits and new songs. For more info and tickets, visit and

Also that week, fans and musicians worldwide paid tribute to Bob Dylan who turned 80 on May 24, 2021. Over his six-decade career, the legendary folk-rock singer-songwriter and Nobel Laureate has continued to perform and record actively to the present day and remains a major figure in popular culture.

Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush are among the veteran artists to serve as presenters at the upcoming 2021 Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. The awards ceremonies will be broadcast June 6, 2021 throughout Canada and will air worldwide on This show will also be streamed live on CBC Music's Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter pages.

Also that week, a new documentary was announced that covers the influence of India and Indian culture on The Beatles' music and personal lives. Titled "The Beatles And India," this upcoming movie includes rare archival footage, recordings, photos, and eyewitness accounts and segments filmed across India. The documentary will make its premiere in the U.K. next week, with a full release and companion album expected sometime later this year.

Finally, the week of May 23, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the original release of Rod Stewart's "Every Picture Tells A Story," which topped both the U.K. and U.S. album charts. This breakthrough recording includes the smash, "Maggie May," plus Stewart's hit covers of The Temptations' "(I Know) I'm Losing You" and the Tim Harden-penned "Reason To Believe."

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