Music News Digest: Week Of July 9, 2023

July 16, 2023 by Amy Gold

During the week of July 9, 2023, Billy Joel made a return to the Billboard Hot 100 as a songwriter after 22 years thanks to Fall Out Boy's remake of "We Didn't Start The Fire," which debuted at no. 94 on this chart. This also led to a resurgence in popularity of Joel's original chart-topping 1989 version of this pop culture classic.

Also that week, it was announced that Graham Nash will be honored with the John Lennon Real Love Award from Theatre Within, which offers free workshops in creative expression and mindfulness for children, teens, and adults impacted by cancer, as well as youth in crisis. The awards ceremonies will take place December 2 at Town Hall in New York City where Nash will perform along with Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, and other featured artists.

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