Music News Digest: Week Of September 11, 2022

September 18, 2022 by Amy Gold

During the week of September 11, 2022, Record Store Day announced its list of limited-edition vinyl recordings that will be available during the 2022 edition of its annual Black Friday event to take place November 25 at various independent record stores nationwide. Among this year's offerings are "Paris Blues," the last known unreleased studio album by The Doors, plus recordings by such oldies favorites as David Bowie, Eric Burdon & War, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Ringo Starr. For more info, visit

Also that week, newly-unsealed documents were released revealing that late soul legend Aretha Franklin was tracked for years by the FBI due to her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s through her many concerts as well as monetary support. The bureau concluded that there was insufficient evidence regarding possible associations with any far left or militant groups.

Farm Aid 2022, which takes place September 24 in Raleigh, NC at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, will be broadcast live on the Circle Network. Featured performers at this sold-out event will include Farm Aid board members John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, and Willie Nelson. Co-founder Neil Young was not a part of the performance lineup for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Creedence Clearwater Revival recently released a trailer for their new documentary, "Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival At The Royal Albert Hall." This movie will be available for streaming on Netflix beginning September 16, and the same-titled companion album is also set to be released that day.

Also that week, it was announced that The Grateful Dead's "Meet-Up At The Movies" screening events will be returning later this year with "Grateful Dead Meet-Up 2022" featuring an April 17, 1972 show at the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark. This film will be screened November 1 at select theaters worldwide, with additional screenings to take place November 5 in the U.S., Canada, and other locations.

Finally, John Lennon's murderer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for the 12th time according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Chapman received a sentence of 20 years to life in August 1981 after pleading guilty to fatally shooting the music legend outside of his apartment in Manhattan on December 8, 1980.

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