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Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, Kinks legend Dave Davies will be releasing a new live album titled “Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery” on September 4, 2015 on Red River which is distributed by Sony/RED. The recordings were culled from two exciting live performances by Dave and his   Read More …

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The Bearpit Brothers offered me the honour to listen in advance the songs of their new EP. Their last EP I’ve listened was whimsically presented on OldiesMusicBlog. 🙂 The Bearpit Brothers have moved on a few years since the first EP – now we are in the early 1960s. Probably a tiny bit more pop   Read More …

Categories: News, Reviews

The Platters promote, in partnership with PledgeMusic, a nationwide message of peace and harmony by leading a People’s Recording Project titled E-Peace: America in Harmony! By pledging and pre-ordering, you’ll be making history while getting behind-the-scenes media updates from our tours and studio sessions! Additionally, 100% of net will be used to fund the 2015   Read More …

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The course “The Music of the Beatles” will track the musical development of the band, starting from the earliest days in Liverpool and Hamburg, moving through the excitement of Beatlemania, the rush of psychedelia, and the maturity of Abbey Road. While the focus will be on the music, we will also consider how recording techniques,   Read More …

Categories: News, The Beatles

The “King of the Blues”, guitarist and singer BB King, died yesterday night. Aged 89, King died in his sleep in Las Vegas. Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians and work with Eric Clapton and U2. Once ranked as the third greatest guitarist of   Read More …

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Esoteric Recordings announced the release of ‘Jukebox: The Ultimate Collection’, a two disc anthology by legendary Chris Thompson. Known for his work as the lead vocalist and guitarist on many hits with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, including “Blinded By The Light”, “For You” and “The Mighty Quinn” as well as featured on the classic Jeff   Read More …

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Audio Fidelity will be releasing “Streetlife Serenade” on 4.0 Quad Multichannel Hybrid SACD. Billy Joel is an incomparable musician, having sold more than 150 million records, he ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. “Streetlife Serenade” is Joel’s third studio album originally released in 1974. This album   Read More …

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Today, just few oldies fans have the great opportunity to see their idols performing live on stage. Unlike other bands founded in the ’60s, The Rolling Stones are alive and kicking… it hard! The Rolling Stones are going on tour soon, so grab those Rolling Stones tickets before they are sold out! They will be   Read More …

Categories: News, Stories of artists

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of the Beatles’ John Lennon, died on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, at her home in Mallorca, Spain. She was 75. The cause was cancer, according to a memorial on the website of her son, Julian. I’ve passionately read some time ago her memoir book “John” and I found behind the   Read More …

Categories: News, The Beatles, Then and Now

A suite of silk screened posters from TypographyShop that tell a love story entirely in song titles from the 1950s (left), 60s, 70s and 80s. Each of the four posters tells a love story, from hopeful beginning through falling in love, expressing its passion, the appearance of trouble and doubt, the inevitable breakup and its   Read More …

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