Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Music Releases - October 26, 2010

As always, CVR Blog picks are in RED:

39 Stripes - Beyond Broken
A Classic Education - Hey There Stranger
Aaron Neville - I Know I've Been Changed
Alan Moore - Unearthing (3-CD, 3-LP box set)
Ali Campbell - Great British Songs
Amy Grant - Discover (EP)
Andrew Bird - Useless Creatures
Angelo Spencer et l'Orchidee d'Hawai "L'Argent" 7''
Anne Sofie Von Otter and Brad Mehldau - Love Songs
Apparat - DJ-Kicks
Aretha Franklin - Essential (2 CDs)
Asia - Spirit of the Night: Live in Cambridge 2009 (2 CDs/1 DVD)
Atlantic and Pacific - Meet Your New Love
Avey Tare - Down There
B.B. King - B.B. Boogie
Badfinger - Ass
Badfinger - Magic Christian Music
Badfinger - No Dice
Badfinger - Straight Up
Barbara Morgenstern - Fan No. 2
Barbra Streisand - Ultimate Collection
Bill Bruford and Tony Levin - Bruford Levin Upper Extremities (2 CDs)
Billie Holiday - Essential (2 CDs)
Billy Preston - Encouraging Words
Billy Preston - That's the Way God Planned It
Black Sabbath - Eternal Idol: Deluxe Edition
Black Sabbath - Seventh Star: Deluxe Edition
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys - King of Western Swing
Brad Paisley - Hits Alive
Breathe Owl Breathe - Magic Central
Brian McBride - The Effective Disconnect
Bryan Ferry - Olympia (Vinyl)
Buddy Guy - Living Proof
Buddy Miles - Booger Bear
Calle 13 - Entren Los Que Quieran
Carl Wilson - Youngblood (remastered with a bonus track)
Charlie Daniels Band - Essential (2 CDs)
Ciara - Basic Instinct
Clinic - Bubblegum (vinyl)
Cloud Nothings - "Leave You Forever" 7''
Coliseum - Goddamage (remastered) (vinyl)
Comic Wow - Music for Mysteries of Mind Space and Time
Conducting From The Grave - Revenants
Cough - Ritual Abuse
Crocodiles - Sleep Forever (vinyl)
Crowded House - The Very Very Best Of Crowded House
Crystal Stilts - Shake the Shackles (vinyl)
Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts - Risk
Darryl Jenifer - In Search of Black Judas
Deez Nuts - This One's For You
Deluka - You Are the Night
Denice Williams - When Love Comes Calling
Diamond Rings - Special Affections
Dixie Chicks - The Essential Dixie Chicks
Doris Troy - Doris Troy
Duane Eddy - Movin N Groovin
Dâm-Funk - Adolescent Funk
Electric Light Orchestra - Original Album Classics (5 CDs)
Elizabeth & the Catapult - Other Side of Zero
Energy - Walk Into The Fire EP
Excepter - Late (vinyl)
Falco - Falco 3 25th Anniversary Edition
Fergus and Geronimo - Never Satisfied b/w Turning Blue (vinyl)
Forbidden - Omega Wave
Fourplay - Let's Touch the Sky
Frank Sinatra - Essential (2 CDs)
Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra: Concert Collection (DVD set)
Gary Wilson - Electric Endicott
Ghostland Observatory - Codename: Rondo
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Acoustic Sessions
Giant Sand - Valley of Rain (reissue)
Gil Scott-Heron - It's Your World (reissue)
Gil Scott-Heron - Real Eyes (reissue)(Vinyl)
Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
Gospel Claws - C-L-A-W-S
Grouper - Hold/Sick (vinyl)
Guess Who - Artificial Paradise
Guess Who - Essential (2 CDs)
Hans Zimmer - Inception (Music From The Motion Picture) [vinyl]
Heart - Live on Air
Highwaymen - The Essential Highwaymen
Holy Grail - Crisis In Utopia
Howard Fishman - The World Will Be Different
Ill Nino - Dead New World
Jackie Lomax - Is That What You Want?
James Taylor - James Taylor
Jason D. Williams - Killer Instincts
Jay Boy Adams - Fork in the Road
Jay Boy Adams - Jay Boy Adams
Jeff Beck - Live And Exclusive From The Grammy Museum (Amazon Exclusive)
Jefferson Airplane - Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66: Late Show: Signe's Farewell
Jefferson Airplane - Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66: Early & Late Shows: Grace's Debut
Jefferson Airplane - Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66: We Have Ignition 11/27/66: We Have Ignition (2 CDs)
Jefferson Airplane - Return to The Matrix 2/1/68 (2 CDs)
Jermaine Stewart - Frantic Romantic
Jethro Tull - Stand Up: Deluxe (3 CDs)
Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans - Falcon Lake Incident

Jimi Hendrix - BBC Sessions

Jimi Hendrix - "West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology" - This four-CD/one-DVD deluxe set arrives just in time for our holiday shopping and offers a treasure trove of new Hendrix material, featuring 45 previously unreleased live cuts, demos and studio alternates from the guitar legend.

Jimmie Rodgers - Train Whistle Blues
Joan of Arc - Meaningful Work (vinyl)
Joe Satriani - Essential (2 CDs)
John Cale - Live at Rockpalast (2 CDs) (Vinyl)
John Tavener - The Whale / Celtic Requiem
John Zacherle - Monster Mash / Scary Tales
John Zorn - What Thou Wilt
Johnny Clegg - Human
Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band - Anda Jaleo
Juice Newton - Duets: Friends and Memories
Juliette Commagere - Procession
Julio Iglesias - Essential (2 CDs)
K.C. Accidental - Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub & Anthems for the Could've Bin Pills (reissue)
Kansas - Essential (2 CDs)
Keller Williams - Kids
Kill The Client - Set For Extinction
Kisses - Heart of the Nightlife
Kort (Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell) - Invariable Heartache
Krieg - The Isolationist
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
Lauren Pritchard - Wasted in Jackson
Legendary Pink Dots - French Collection
Lesbian - Stratospheria Cubensis
Lobo - All Time Greatest Performances
Loudness - Loudest (2 CDs)
Low - Christmas (reissue) (vinyl)
Lyrics Born - As U Were
Madlib - Medicine Show No. 10 - Black Soul
Make Do And Mend - End Measured Mile

Mamas and the Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears (Vinyl)

Marc Bolan and T-Rex - Slider (Vinyl)
Marc Bolan and T. Rex - Unchained: Unreleased Recordings 1972-77 (8-CD box set)

Marshall Chapman - Big Lonesome
Mary Hopkin - Earth Song, Ocean Song
Mary Hopkin - Postcard
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (Vinyl)
Michael Schenker - Rockpalast: Hard Rock Legends Vol. 2
Mike Farris - The Night The Cumberland Came Alive EP
Modern Jazz Quartet - Under the Jasmine Tree / Space
Monkees - Head: Deluxe Edition (Rhino Handmade Exclusive)
Monster Magnet - Mastermind
Mtume - Kiss This World Goodbye / In Search of the Rainbow (2 CDs)
Mtume - Theater of the Mind
Muddy Waters - Hard Again (reissue) (vinyl)
Mulatu Astatke - Timeless
Neil Diamond - Dreams
Nick Cave - Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus (reissue)
Nick Heyward - From Monday to Sunday
Nick Heyward - North of a Miracle
Octopus Project - Hexadecagon
Ooooo - Ooooo (vinyl)
PT Walkley - Nice Guy Johnny (soundtrack)
Paleo - A View of the Sky
Panico - Kick
Paper Aeroplanes - The Day We Ran Into the Sea
Paul Simon - Essential (2 CDs)
Pepper Rabbit - Beauregard
Perry Como - Essential (2 CDs)
Phil Wilson - I Own It (vinyl)
Pissed Jeans - Sam Kinison Woman b/w The L Word (vinyl)
Pomegranates - One of Us
Pop. 1280 - The Grid EP 12''
Prefab Sprout - Let's Change The World with Music
Pretty Things - Parachute: 40th Annivesary Edition
Quinn Marston - Can You Hear Me See Me Now?
R.E.M. - Live From Austin, TX [dvd]
Rachel's - Music for Egon Schiele (reissue) (vinyl)
Rachel's - The Sea and the Bells (reissue) (vinyl)
Ray Charles - Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
Ray Charles - Way I Feel
Robyn Hitchcock - Moss Elixir / Mossy Liquor (2 CDs)
Rose Royce - Golden Touch
Rose Royce - Jump Street
Rose Royce - Rainbow Connection IV
Rose Royce - Strikes Again
Roy Clark - Last Word in Jesus Is Us
Sarah Kirkland Snider - Penelope
Scissor Sisters - Invisible Light
Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl - Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: Acoustic Sessions
Seeland - How to Live
Slough Feg - Animal Spirits
Small Black - New Chain
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (CD/DVD)
Steve Vai - Essential (2 CDs)
Strawbs - Strawbs 40th Anniversary Celebration Vol. 1 (2 CDs)
Strawbs - Strawbs 40th Anniversary Celebration Vol. 2 (2 CDs)
Stryper - The Covering
Sun Airway - Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi
Swedish House Mafia - Until One
Systems Officer - Underslept (reissue) (vinyl)
Tangerine Dream - Chandra: Phantom Ferry 1
Tangerine Dream - Cyberjam Collection
Tangerine Dream - Tangines Scales
Taylor Swift - Speak Now
Ted Nugent - Essential (2 CDs)
Telekinesis - Parallel Seismic Conspiracies
The Fall - Unutterable (remastered with bonus disc)
The Octopus Project - Hexadecagon
The Orb Featuring David Gilmour - Metallic Spheres (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
The Phantom Band - The Wants
The Red Shore - The Avarice Of Man
The Superions - Destination: Christmas
Timmy's Organism - Rise of the Green Gorilla
Triptykon - Shatter
UFO - Rockpalast: Hardrock Legends 1
Unruly Child - Worlds Collide
Uriah Heep - Live on Air

Various Artists - Apple Records Box Set (17-CD box set)

The Limited Edition Apple Records Box Set (17 Discs) includes 14 individual artist albums with bonus tracks, the new Best of Apple Records "Come And Get It" collection, a 2CD collection of 37 un-released tracks from Badfinger, Billy Preston, Jacki Lomax and Mary Hopkins and a 16 page booklet. All housed in a cardboard box that artistically replicates the original Apple Records crate.

Various Artists - Country Strong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - Doughboys Playboys & Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing (4 CDs)
Various Artists - Listen to the Banned
Various Artists - Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam
Various Artists - Lullaby Versions of Songs Recorded by Michael Jackson
Various Artists - Smooth Jazz Tribute to Bryan Ferry
Various Artists - The Imus Ranch Record II
Various Artists - The Sound of Music - 45th Anniversary Edition
Various Artists - Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1
Various Artists - Wah Do Dem OST
Various Artists - We Were So Turned on: Tribute to David Bowie (vinyl)
Various Artists - Winter's Bone: Songs from the Motion Picture
Viktor Sjoberg - Breakfast in America
War on Drugs - Future Weather
Warpaint - The Fool
Wildildlife - Give In To Live
William Ryan Fritch - Library Catalog Music Series - Music for Honey & Bile (vinyl)
Withered - Dualitas
Wolf and Cub - Science & Sorcery
Wooden Wand - Death Seat
Your Demise - The Kids We Used To Be...

New Jazz Releases - Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Here

The Bad Penny New Music Releases Schedule

1,2,3 – “Little Cure” single (Chess Club)
Active Child/ School of Seven Bells – split 7-inch (features each artist remixing a track by the other; limited edition; pre-orders come with downloads for both songs; Lefse)
Andrew Bird – Noble Beast (reissue; available as an LP and a CD; features Glenn Kotche and others; Fat Possum)
Angelo Spencer et les Haut Summits – “L’Argent” 7-inch (previously available digitally; K)
Anoraak – Wherever the Sun Sets (Naive)
Atlantic/Pacific (features Texas Is the Reason’s Garrett Klahn) – Meet Your New Love (features Rival Schools’ Ian Love; No Sleep)
Avey Tare (of Animal Collective) – Down There (Paw Tracks)
Bedouin Soundclash – Light the Horizon (digital version; available physically in early 2011; Pirates Blend/ Nat Geo)
Bing & Ruth – City Lake (Happy Talk)
Bob Wayne – Outlaw Carnie (Century Media)
Bot’Ox – Babylon by Car (I’m a Cliché)
Brian Bonz – The Triborough Odyssey (Triple Crown)
Bryan Ferry – Olympia (features Scissor Sisters, Groove Armada, members of Roxy Music, more; includes covers of songs by Tim Buckley and Traffic; co-produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies; Astralwerks)
Cashes Rivers – Cashes Rivers (Aqui Estamos)
Chico Mann – Analog Drift (Wax Poetics)
Comic Wow – Asthmatic Kitty Library Catalog Music: Music for Mysteries of Mind Space and Time (Asthmatic Kitty)
Control Denied – The Fragile Art of Existence (two-CD reissue; Relapse)
Cough – Ritual Abuse (Relapse)
Crowded House – The Very Very Best of Crowded House (CD has 19 songs; digital version has 32 songs; Capitol/EMI)
Crystal Stilts – “Shake the Shackles” single (Slumberland)
Dark Castle – Spirited Migration (vinyl version of 2009 album; At a Loss)
Darkthrone – Høstmørke (reissue with bonus disc of commentary by drummer/lyricist Fenriz; Peaceville) Panzerfaust (reissue; two-CD has commentary by Fenriz; vinyl version limited to 2,000 numbered copies; Peaceville)
Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains bassist) – In Search of Black Judas (Roir)
Dead Snares (Remy Zero’s Jeffrey Cain) – Speak the Language (features Remy Zero’s Cedric LeMoyne, the late Gregory Slay, more; Popantipop)
Deluka – You Are the Night (physical version; previously available digitally; Vel)
Diamond Rings – Special Affections (Secret City)
Diego and the Dissidents – Contaminated Waters (Quite Scientific)
Diskreet – Engage the Mechanicality (Siege of Amida/ Candlelight)
Dolorean – Anticipation Blues EP (digital only; available with pre-orders of January 18 release The Unfazed; Partisan)
Down – Diary of a Mad Band (London concert from 2006; triple-LP/one-DVD edition; previously available as a two-CD/one-DVD set; Warner Bros.)
Dream Cop – Mango EP (vinyl only; Tough Love)
Dååth – Dååth (co-produced by guitarist Eyal Levi and Mark Lewis; Century Media)
El Boy Die – Black Hawk Ladies & Tambourins (Semprini)
El Sportivo & the Blooz – El Sportivo & the Blooz EP (only available as a limited-edition 12-inch; White Iris)
Elizabeth & the Catapult – The Other Side of Zero (Verve Forecast)
Every Time I Die – “Shit Happens: The Series?” DVD (includes an hour of unreleased bonus material, copy of recent album New Junk Aesthetic, more; Epitaph)
Firewind – Days of Defiance (pre-order bundles come with an instructional DVD, T-shirts, posters, more; Century Media)
Gary Wilson – Electric Endicott (digital version; available in other formats on November 9; Western Vinyl)
Ghostland Observatory – Codename: Rondo (Trashy Moped)
Gospel Claws – C-L-A-W-S (Common Wall/ Modern Art)
Growlers – Hot Tropics (LP version; comes with MP3; previously available on CD; Everloving)
Holy Grail – Crisis in Utopia (produced by Danny Lohner; Prosthetic)
Jefferson Airplane – Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66 Late Show — Signe’s Farewell; Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66 Early & Late Shows — Grace’s Debut; Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66 — We Have Ignition; and Return to the Matrix 2/1/68 (previously unreleased live albums; Collectors’ Choice Music Live)
Jeremy Fisher – Flood (Aquarius/EMI)
John Cale & Band – Live (October 1984 performance; available as a double-CD, a double-DVD and an LP; MIG)
Johnny Clegg – Human (first album in 17 years; Appleseed)
Johnny Flynn – Been Listening (Transgressive/ Thirty Tigers)
Juliette Commagere (Hello Stranger frontwoman) – The Procession (Manimal)
K.C. Accidental (pre-Broken Social Scene project featuring Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin) – Anthems for the Could’ve Bin Pills and Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub (reissues; Arts & Crafts)
Kermit Ruffins (from HBO’s “Tremé”) – Happy Talk (Basin St.)
Kill the Client – Set for Extinction (Relapse)
Krieg – The Isolationist (Candlelight)
Kylesa – Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist)
Lesbian – Stratospheria Cubensis (only available on CD; Important)
Linda Perhacs – Parallelograms (LP reissue; Sundazed)
Lisa Miller – Within Myself (CD reissue; Sundazed)
Lykke Li – “Get Some” single (digital version available for free on LykkeLi.com beginning October 25; limited-edition 7-inch available in record stores; LL)
Lyrics Born – As U Were (features Francis and the Lights’ Francis Farewell Starlite; Decon)
Make Do and Mend – End Measured Mile (digital version; LP due later; Paper + Plastick/ Panic)
Martina Topley Bird – Some Place Simple (previously available overseas; Honest Jon’s/ Ipecac)
Melechesh – The Epigenesis (Nuclear Blast)
Michael Schenker Group – Hard Rock Legends Vol. 2 (January 1981 performance; available as a CD and a DVD; MIG)
Monster Magnet – Mastermind (Napalm)
Mugstar – Lime (only available on CD; Important)
My Dry Wet Mess – Irrational Alphabet (Magical Properties)
My Jerusalem (features members of Polyphonic Spree, ex-members of Cursive and Great Norther, more) – Gone for Good (00:02:59/Sony/RED)
My Other Friend – My Other Friend (wide release of previously available album; self-released)
Neaera – Forging the Eclipse (Metal Blade)
None More Black – Icons (Fat Wreck Chords)
Oh Land – Oh Land EP (Epic)
Old Man Markley – “For Better, For Worse” 7-inch (Fat Wreck Chords)
Panico – Kick (Chemikal Underground)
Parallels – Visionaries (deluxe edition; comes with a bonus CD featuring an unreleased song, a Ramones cover and four remixes; exclusive to the U.S.; Marigold)
Pepper Rabbit – Beauregard (Kanine)
Pomegranates – One of Us (Afternoon)
Prefab Sprout – Let’s Change the World With Music (Tompkins Square)
Pure Reason Revolution – Hammer and Anvil (limited-edition digipak comes with bonus DVD of live material from 2010; Superball)
Purling Hiss – Public Service Announcement (Woodsist)
Quinn Marston – Can You Hear Me See Me Now? (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
R.E.M. – “Live From Austin, TX” DVD (remastered and remixed version of Austin City Limits performance; includes three songs that weren’t broadcast; New West)
Ray Charles – Focus of Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters (features unreleased and rare material, including a duet with Johnny Cash; Concord)
Roger McGuinn – “Thunderbyrd: West Coast Legends Vol. 4? DVD (live material from 1977; MIG)
Röyksopp – Senior (digital version; LP drops November 9; instrumental album; MB3)
Sarah Kirkland Snider – Penelope (features My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden; New Amsterdam)
Seeland – How to Live (Loaf)
Shadows Fall – “Madness in Manila” DVD/CD (Everblack Industries)
Small Black – New Chain (Jagjaguwar)
Societys Parasites – 1753 (Hellcat)
Star One – Victims of the Modern Age (CD and CD-with-T-shirt bundles available for pre-order; InsideOut)
Sun Airway – Nocturne of the Exploded Crystal Chandelier (Dead Oceans)
Syd Barrett – An Introduction to Syd Barrett (executive produced by David Gilmour; Capitol/EMI)
T. Rex – The Slider (remastered reissue; CD and digital versions; available on vinyl November 23; Fat Possum)
Tangents (features Unearth’s Derek Kerswill) – One Little Light Year (co-produced by Tangents and Benjamin Jon; Restricted Release/ Angle Side Side)
Tesseract – Concealing Fate EP (Century Media)
The Fall – The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall (Omnibus Edition) (four-CD reissue; Beggars Banquet)
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (features Sean Lennon) – Acoustic Sessions (Chimera)
The Mamas and the Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (mono LP reissue; features uncensored cover; Sundazed)
The Octopus Project – Hexadecagon (Peek-a-Boo)
The Phantom Band – The Wants (digital release; Chemikal Underground)
The Radha Krishna Temple – The Radha Krishna Temple (reissue; produced by George Harrison; Apple/EMI)
The Sainte Catherines – Fire Works (features Lagwagon’s Joey Cape; Anchorless)
The Superions – Destination … Christmas! (Fanatic)
The Ventures – The Ventures’ Christmas Album (LP reissue; Sundazed)
The War on Drugs – Future Weather (Secretly Canadian)
Triptykon – Shatter: Eparistera Daimones Accompanied EP (includes two live songs, one featuring vocals by Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto; Century Media)
UFO – Hard Rock Legends Vol. 1 (November 1980 performance; available as a CD and a DVD; MIG)
Vanity Theft – The Anatomy EP (Vigilante Music/ Adamant)
Various artists – Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records (features archival songs by Billy Preston, Ronnie Spector, more; Apple/EMI)
Various artists – Fool’s Gold Vol 1 (features A-Trak, Kid Sister, more; available digitally and as a limited-edition CD only available at Opening Ceremony boutiques; Fool’s Gold)
Various artists – Swedish House Mafia – Until One (features reworked versions of songs by MGMT, Coldplay, more; Astralwerks)
Various artists – “Jackass 3D” soundtrack (previously available digitally; features Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O, more; Epitaph)Various artists – “Wah Do Dem” DVD (movie featuring Norah Jones, Sean Bones, more; Factory 25)
Viking Skull – Heavy Metal Thunder (remastered reissue that includes Born in Hell, the Chapter One EP, five bonus tracks and new artwork; Restricted)
Warpaint – The Fool (vinyl version has album-download coupon; pre-orders come with a poster; Rough Trade)
We Are Standard – The Golden League (remix album; available digitally and on CD; Mushroom Pillow)
William Ryan Fritch – Asthmatic Kitty Library Catalog Music: Music for Honey and Bile (Asthmatic Kitty)
Witchsorrow – Witchsorrow (Metal Blade)
Withered – Dualitas (Prosthetic)
Wolf & Cub – Science & Sorcery (Last Gang)
Young the Giant – Young the Giant (digital version; available physically in early 2011; Roadrunner)

Remember, if you are a record company and have new releases or know of any I missed (especially vinyl), please email me and I will add your music to the list.

New Music releases are put together from a variety of online sources by blog owner Robert Benson

Have new music for the list? Email me at rbenson30@wi.rr.com

This Date In Music History - October 26


Michael Piano - Sandpipers (1944)

Keith Hopwood - Herman's Hermits (1946)

Bootsy Collins - James Brown, Parliament, Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band (1951)

Maggie Roche - Roches (1951)

David Was - Was Not Was (1952)

Keith Strickland - B-52's (1953)

Natalie Merchant - 10,000 Maniacs (1963)

They Are Missed:

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911– January 27, 1972) was an African-American gospel singer. With her powerful contralto voice, Mahalia Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and is the first Queen of Gospel Music.

In 1966, English singer Alma Cogan died of stomach cancer (age 34). Scored the 1955 UK #1 single 'Dreamboat', plus 20 other UK Top 40 hits. In the 50’s Cogan was the most consistently successful female singer in the UK and the youngest female act to top the charts during the 50's.

Charles Daly Barnet (October 26, 1913 – September 4, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. His major recordings were "Skyliner", "Cherokee", "The Wrong Idea", "Scotch and Soda", and "Southland Shuffle."

In 1991, legendary rock concert promoter Bill Graham was killed when the Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter he was riding in struck the top of a Pacific Gas and Electric transmission tower near Sears Point, northwest of Vallejo and exploded. The fiery crash, which left the helicopter's wreckage dangling near the top of the towering structure, killed Graham (age 60), his girlfriend Melissa Gold (age 47) and pilot Steve Kahn. Graham had founded the Fillmore theaters in San Francisco and New York and had played key roles in supporting such bands as the Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin, The Band, Bob Dylan, The J. Geils Band, The Allman Brothers Band and The Rolling Stones.

In 1994, "Kansas City" singer Wilbert Harrison died of a stroke.

Singer Hoyt Axton died of a heart attack in 1999. He is most often remembered for writing Three Dog Night's "Joy To The World" and "Never Been To Spain" as well as Ringo Starr's "The No No Song" and The Kingston Trio's "Greenback Dollar." His mother, Mae Buran Axton, wrote Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel."

In 2004, Bill Read, the bass singer for The Diamonds passed away at the age of 68. After signing with Mercury Records in 1955, The Diamonds became the first Canadian group to make an impact on the US record charts, placing nine songs in the top twenty during the late 1950s. Their most memorable hits, "Little Darlin" and "The Stroll" reached the Top Ten.

Influential BBC DJ John Peel died in 2004 (age 65). His program, “The John Peel Sessions,” helped launch several bands.


In 1935, Judy Garland, at the age of 12, sang on Wallace Berry's radio show on NBC.

Bill Haley and his Comets played the first rock 'n' roll concert in West Berlin, Germany in 1958. Over 7,000 rock 'n' roll fans turned the show into a riot, with 20 policemen injured, as teens from the East and West Berlin skirmished. Oh, that dern rock and roll!

Bob Dylan signed his first recording contract with Columbia Records in 1961.

In 1962, the Rolling Stones, (known as The Rollin' Stones), and consisting of Keith Richard, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart and drummer Tony Chapman recorded their first demo tape at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. They recored three songs, Jimmy Reed's "Close Together," Bo Diddlley's "You Cant Judge A Book By The Cover" and Muddy Waters' "Soon Forgotten."

Also in 1962, Mary Wells headlined the first 'Motor Town Revue' (along with Martha & the Vandellas, the Marvelettes, the Contours, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more) which began a tour in Washington DC.

Bob Dylan played a sell out concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1963.

“Dance, Dance, Dance” was released by the Beach Boys in 1964.

The Beatles were awarded the prestigious MBE (Members of the Most Honorable Order of the British Empire ) medal at Buckingham Palace in 1965. Many former recipients gave theirs back in protest, to which John Lennon responded "Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war, for killing people." He continued: "We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more." When asked how he enjoyed meeting Queen Elizabeth II, John said "She's much nicer than she is in the photos." According to an account by John Lennon, the group smoked marijuana in one of the palace bathrooms to calm their nerves. Cool....

The San Francisco International Pop Festival got underway in 1968. The weekend event features, Johnny Rivers, Eric Burdon & The Animals and the Iron Butterfly.

Al Green's "Tired of Being Alone," his first hit, went gold in 1971.

Barry White scored his only US #1 album in 1974 with 'Can't Get Enough.'

Dionne Warwick and the Spinners went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1974 with "Then Came You."

Elton John concluded his West of the Rockies US Tour at Dodger Stadium (L.A.) in 1975. He’s the first performer to play the venue since The Beatles in ’66. Fittingly, he does “I Saw her Standing There” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.”

The Police played their first U.S. show in Boston at the Rat Club in 1978.

Paul Kantner of Jefferson Starship suffered a brain hemorrhage during a recording session in 1980. After 15 days in the hospital he recovers fully. Whew....

Queen and David Bowie recorded their hit single "Under Pressure" in Montreaux, Switzerland in 1981.

In 1984, 19-year-old John D. McCollum killed himself with a .22 caliber handgun after spending the day listening to Ozzy Osbourne records. One year later, McCollum's parents took court action against Ozzy and CBS Records, alleging that the song "Suicide Solution" from the album Blizzard of Ozz contributed to their son's death. The case was eventually thrown out of court.

Also in 1984, during a seven date Australian tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble played the first of three nights at the Melbourne Concert Hall in Melbourne.

Whitney Houston went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1985 with "Saving All My Love For You," (also a #1 hit in the UK). The most overplayed song of the decade.....

In 1991, Ozzy Osbourne broke his foot after an accident on stage at a gig in Chicago, causing him to cancel the remaining dates of a US tour.

In 1992, Pearl Jam set a new record for first week sales when the LP 'Vs.' sold more than 950,000 copies.

Catholic churches in San Juan, Puerto Rico asked residents to tie black ribbons on trees in 1993 in protest against Madonna's first live appearance in the country. Yeah that'll help.....

In 1994, MTV broadcasted the Eagles reunion concert. Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmitt, played for an invited audience at Warner Burbank (CA) Studios the previous April.

In 1998, a US federal judge refused to issue an injunction against the sale of MP3. The device was used to play music downloaded from the Internet. The Recording Industry Association of America had brought the case to court. And music distribution has never been the same.

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken was at #1 on the US album chart in 2003 with ‘Measure Of A Man.’ Really? A man?

In 2004, Elvis Presley came top of a list of the highest-earning dead celebrities. Forbes.com listed the Top 5 dead music earners; 1. Elvis Presley $40m 2. John Lennon $21m 3. George Harrison $7m 4. Bob Marley $7m 5. George and Ira Gershwin $6m.

Also in 2004, Apple launched the U2 Special Edition iPod as part of a partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group. The new U2 iPod held up to 5,000 songs and featured a red Click Wheel and custom engraving of U2 band member signatures. The iPod was being introduced as the band released their new album ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.’

In 2006, Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor quit the band during the US leg of their world tour. A statement on behalf of the group described the relationship with Andy Taylor as unworkable and one that could not be resolved.

Also in 2006, a private bidder shelled out $15 million for the rights to some of Jimi Hendrix's best-known songs. The auction is organized by the estate of late Hendrix manager Michael Jeffrey. The Hendrix family contests the validity of the auction. In a prepared statement they say, "The assertion that the catalog is the property of (Jeffery's estate) has never been upheld by any court," and adds that they will "vigorously protect its rights to (Hendrix's) catalog." Bear in mind that Hendrix died 35 years earlier so this legal scuffle is at least three decades old.

'The Times They Are A-Changin',' a Broadway musical based on Bob Dylan’s songs, opened in 2006. Prior to Broadway, the show ran for two months in San Diego.

AC/DC went to #1 on the UK album chart with ‘Black Ice’ the Australian bands fifteenth studio album which went on to become a #1 hit in 29 different countries and the second-best selling album of 2008.

In 2009, Wolfmother issued “Cosmic Egg,” the group’s second album but first with the revised line-up of Aidan Nemeth (guitar) Ian Peres (bass/keyboards) and Dave Atkis (drums) – in addition to frontman Andrew Stockdale.

'Life,' an autobiography by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, is in bookstore now. "You can’t imagine that this book could be any better than it is," says Rolling Stone Managing Editor Will Dana. "Keith holds nothing back. It’s funny, gossipy, profane and moving and by the time you finish it you feel like you’re friends with Keith Richards."

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AC/DC Get Trading Cards

With profits made from selling CD's down drastically, new revenue sources like T-shirts, totes, belts and shorts and other merchandise, it should shock no one that Aussie legends AC/DC will enter the trading card market. The 'High Voltage' card set is due out in November, and the 100-card base set covers everything from the band's humble beginning in 1973 all the way up through their current tour in support of the best-selling 'Black Ice' album.

The product features:

* 100-card base set (24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack) takes you on a journey from AC/DC's Austalian beginnings through the recent "Black Ice Tour."

* Subsets based on some of AC/DC's best-known songs, including "It's A Long Way To The Top", "Back In Black", "Thunderstruck" and "Rock 'N Roll Train".

* Foil inserts: "We Salute You" and "On The Highway to..."

* Autographed memorabilia
Didn't another band with lots of makeup do this is the 70's?


Nine Inch Nails To Reissue 'Pretty Hate Machine'

Nine Inch Nails are scheduled to re-issue their debut album, 'Pretty Hate Machine' on November 22 (originally released in 1989). Frontman Trent Reznor said he had remastered the album's original mixes in order to off a “greatly improved sonic experience” for listeners.

He added: “It’s been an interesting trip watching the fate of this record float from one set of hands to another (a long and depressing story) but it’s finally wound up in friendly territory, allowing us to polish it up a bit and present it to you now.