Thursday, February 9, 2012

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T. Rex’s ‘Electric Warrior’ Singles Set For Record Store Day Reissue

T. Rex’s second album ‘Electric Warrior’ is scheduled to be reissued on April 23 to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of glam rock. The classic album, which featured the hit singles ‘Get It On’ and ‘Jeepster’, will be released in a number of different formats including a Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition, as well as special vinyl and digital editions. The album will be preceded by the release of a special box set of 7” singles entitled the ‘Electric Sevens’ on Saturday April 21 to celebrate Record Store Day 2012.

In addition to the original tracklisting, ‘Electric Warrior’ will also include four bonus tracks - the non-album single ‘Hot Love’ plus the B-sides ‘There Was A Time / Raw Ramp’, ‘King Of The Mountain Cometh’ and ‘Woodland Rock’.

The limited-edition Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Electric Warrior’ will be housed in a lavish box set, which is foil-blocked and de-bossed and will contain the two CDs plus a DVD of rare and unreleased TV performances and promos by the group. Additional items include a 32-page hardback book featuring a brand new essay from Bolan biographer Mark Paytress. The box also includes reproductions of rare photos, a poster, a coaster and a vintage press release.

‘Electric Warrior’, the follow-up to T. Rex’s eponymous debut, was originally released in 1971, when it reached Number One in the UK Albums Chart before returning to the top spot again during the following year. The band’s performance of ‘Hot Love’ – their first Number One single – on Top of the Pops has since become known as one of the defining moments of glam rock.

1 - Mambo Sun
2 - Cosmic Dancer
3 - Jeepster
4 - Monolith
5 - Lean Woman Blues
6 - Get It On
7 - Planet Queen
8 - Girl
9 - The Motivator
10 - Life’s A Gas
11 - Rip Off
12 - There Was A Time / Raw Ramp - B-side
13 - Hot Love - A-side
14 - King Of The Mountain Cometh - B-side
15 - Woodland Rock - B-side

1 - Electric Warrior Poem – Rare US Radio Promo *
2 - Mambo Sun – Instrumental Edit *
3 - Cosmic Dancer – Single-Vocal Version *
4 - Jeepster – Single-Vocal Version *
5 - Monolith – No Backing Vocals Version *
6 - Lean Woman Blues – Single-Guitar Track – Work in Progress *
7 - Get It On – Full Length Version *
8 - Planet Queen – Acoustic Version *
9 - Girl – New York Demo *
10 - The Motivator – Work In Progress *
11 - Life’s A Gas – Studio Out-Take *
12 - Rip Off – Instrumental *
13 - Raw Ramp – London Demo Version
14 - Electric Boogie – London Demo Version *
15 - Honey Don’t – Studio Out-Take / Work In Progress *
16 - Planet Queen – Acoustic Solo / London Demo Version *
17 - Girl - Acoustic Solo / London Demo Version *
18 - Jeepster – Electric Home Demo Version *
19 - Get It On – Acoustic Home Demo Version *
20 - Untitled Instrumental – Studio Out-Take *
21 - Electric Warrior Poem and radio advert. US Radio promo *

Previously Unreleased *

1 - Hot Love from Top Of The Pops, 24th March 1971. First time on DVD
2 - Get It On from Top Of The Pops, 20th December 1971 featuring Elton John
3 - Jeepster from Beat Club, Germany. Previously Unseen Blue Screen Version
4 - Life’s A Gas from Beat Club, Germany. Previously Unseen Blue Screen Version
5 - Girl, Live at Wembley Empire Pool, 18th March 1972
6 - Cosmic Dancer, Live at Wembley Empire Pool, 18th March 1972
7 - Get It On, Official Promo
8 - Jeepster, Official Promo
9 - Jeepster from Beat Club, Germany. Broadcast version
10 - Life’s A Gas from Beat Club, Germany. Broadcast version


A1 - Hot Love - Single Version
B1 - Unnamed Instrumental aka “A Lot Of Rubbish” (O/T) *
B2 - Hot Love - no strings version

A1 - Get It On single version
B1 - Raw Ramp – London demo version *
B2: Get It On - acoustic demo*

A1 - Jeepster – single version
B1 - Life's A Gas - electric demo (2.22) *
B2 - Jeepster - electric demo (2.15)

A1 -Sailors of the Highway (2:46) BBC Radio 1 Club – 3rd August 1971
B1 - Girl (2:13) BBC Radio 1 Club –3rd August 1971
B2 - Electric Boogie (1:47) BBC Radio 1 Club – 20th July 1971

Previously Unreleased *


Pachyderm studio space to rock again

Article by: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Star Tribune

Under new ownership, the Cannon Falls studio where Nirvana made its last album is slated to be reopened this year.

The rural Minnesota recording studio where Nirvana made its last album is in utero again.

Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls -- which sat dormant last year following several years of decline -- is being overhauled by one of the Twin Cities' most reputable studio operators, who hopes to return it to its former glory. He just can't use the place's old name.

The 1960s-era house and wooded, six-acre lot that hosted Kurt Cobain, Soul Asylum, PJ Harvey, Live and many other rock stars in the 1990s was purchased last year by John Kuker, whose Minneapolis-bred Seedy Underbelly studio now operates in Los Angeles and New York. Kuker owns the property but not the studio equipment or the Pachyderm name.

No problem, he says. He tentatively plans to call it Seedy Underbelly North. He also recently brought in a recording console that he said was used by Bob Marley in the early 1970s at Island Records' Basin Street studio in London.

The refurbished studio, about 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities, should be rocking again by summer.

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Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday Celebration Begins With BOOTLEG VOL. IV : THE SOUL OF TRUTH


Duets and collaborations with June Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Cindy Cash, Anita Carter, Helen Carter, Rodney Crowell, Jessi Colter, and others

Available everywhere April 3, 2012, through Columbia/Legacy

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International superstar Johnny Cash would have turned 80 years old on February 26, 2012. Legacy Recordings is set to celebrate this landmark year with a full slate of projects to be announced in the coming weeks.

First up is BOOTLEG VOL. IV: THE SOUL OF TRUTH, a 2-CD, 51-track collection which compiles gospel and spiritual recordings (both released and previously unreleased) made by Cash in the 1970s and '80s. The tracks are traditional hymns and folk songs, as well as original composi­tions by Cash and many other songwriters. These recordings date from a period when his life was finally on an even keel, evidenced by "His excitement for his faith," as the liner notes written by his son, John Carter Cash, bear witness.

BOOTLEG VOL. IV: THE SOUL OF TRUTH will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting April 3rd through Columbia/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

The bountiful album catalog of Johnny Cash on Columbia Records, for whom he recorded from 1958 to '83, is blessed with many albums of faith, from 1959's classic Hymns By Johnny Cash and 1962's Hymns From the Heart, to his much-lauded concept album projects of 1968 (The Holy Land) and 1973 (The Gospel Road), and more. The chronology moves ahead a few years for BOOTLEG VOL. IV, which features tracks that were cut both at Columbia Studios in Nashville, as well as his own House Of Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

The recordings were made during his Columbia tenure, though not necessarily released on Columbia at the time. For example, as compilation producer Gregg Geller explains, "The centerpiece of BOOTLEG VOL. IV is the first 20 songs on Disc One, which comprised the album A Believer Sings The Truth, originally recorded for the small Cachet Records label in 1979, half of which were reissued in 1982 on CBS's boutique gospel label, Priority Records – neither the original nor the reissue were widely distributed. Of the remaining five 1979 recordings on Disc One, four appeared briefly on the album I Believe…, released by Arrival Records in 1984; the fifth is the aforementioned 'Truth'."

The latter is a reference (Geller explains) to a previously unreleased song based on a poem that was believed to have been written by Muhammad Ali and presented to Cash, who recorded but never released the track. The poem turned out to be written by the Sufi leader Hazrat Inayat Khan, and one of its lines gives this collection its title: "The soul of truth is God."

The seemingly convoluted release history of the tracks on BOOTLEG VOL. IV is part of the allure of the series to Cash-philes around the world. Disc two begins with 12 tracks recorded in 1975, intended for an LP that never received a title and was never released. (Although two of its tracks have shown up on compilations issued over the past five years.) Disc two then proceeds to 10 tracks that comprised a rare LP prized by Cash collectors, Johnny Cash—Gospel Singer, recorded in 1983 for the CBS gospel label, Priority Records. The final four tracks are previously unreleased outtakes from those same sessions.

Once the track genealogy is sorted out, the music is revealed for what it is – the gospel and spiritual foundation of Johnny Cash's life. As John Carter's evocative 1,500-word liner notes essay points out, gospel music was an integral part of his father's life from earliest childhood. Whether the family was out working the fields of their Dyess, Arkansas farm, or listening to the Sears-Roebuck Silvertone radio late on a Friday or Saturday night, or singing together on Sunday morning at the Dyess Central Baptist Church, gospel music was the be-all and end-all.

"The music set a foundation for J. R. Cash," John Carter writes, "and upon it he established the motivation for his existence. With the songs of the gospel came faith, and along with faith, a fortitude and persistence that would not be denied. If you were convinced of my Dad's honesty, it is because he was confident of his purpose, and that purpose was defined by gospel music. Though he would sing many kinds of music in his life, he was never truer than when he sang songs of faith."

Through the highs and lows of his career on records, both at Sun and Columbia, Johnny Cash kept his gospel roots up front in the spotlight. Friends and family would join in the testimony, demonstrated throughout BOOTLEG VOL. IV, as he is joined by June Carter Cash ("He's Alive," Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "This Train Is Bound For Glory," "Far Side Banks Of Jordan"), Rosanne Cash ("When He Comes"), Cindy Cash ("Lay Me Down In Dixie"), Anita Carter ("Over The Next Hill (We'll Be Home)"), Helen Carter (on the Carter Family's "Way Worn Traveler"), Rodney Crowell ("You'll Get Yours And I'll Get Mine," the Gaither Family's "He Touched Me"), Jessi Colter ("The Old Rugged Cross"), and many others on this collection.

Songwriters including Billy Joe Shaver ("I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal"), Sister Rosetta Tharpe ("Strange Things Happening Every Day"), Bill Monroe ("You're Drifting Away"), Dorothy Love Coates ("That's Enough"), Marijohn Wilkin ("Back In The Fold"), Mark Germino ("God Ain't No Stained Glass Window"), and Rodney Crowell ("Wildwood In The Pines") share the stage with Cash, whose compositions account for 19 of the 51 tracks.

"At the very heart of this faith was gospel music," John Carter's notes conclude. "I invite you to join me, and get to know the man John R. Cash as I remember him. You will hear him in these treasured recordings. Listen carefully: Spirit, Faith, Gospel. The very source of his vision."

The Johnny Cash Bootleg Series

The Johnny Cash Bootleg Series has been developed by Grammy Award®-nominated producer Gregg Geller, and Grammy® and W.C. Handy multi-award winning musician/producer Steve Berkowitz. The House Of Cash archive in Hendersonville, Tennessee bore first fruit on Columbia/Legacy in May 2006, with the release of Personal File aka Bootleg Vol. 1, a fascinating double-CD collection of 49 privately recorded, intimate solo performances dating from 1973 to 1982.

Four years later in May 2010, Bootleg Vol. 2: From Memphis To Hollywood continued the series. This time the focus was on the dawning of Cash's recording career at Sun Records in Memphis from late 1954 to late '57 (on CD One), into his first decade at Columbia Records in Nashville, from 1958 to 1969 (on CD Two), when he began to find work in the world of film and television.

In 2011, Bootleg Vol. 3: Live Around The World picked up the thread over the course of ten live performance settings. Highlights included the 1964 Newport Folk Festival, a 1969 USO tour appearance in Vietnam, a 1970 White House performance at President Nixon's invitation, a 1972 show at Osteraker Prison in Sweden, the 1973 CBS Records Convention in Nashville, and more.

The release of Bootleg Vol. 3 coincided with the publication of an important new book, House Of Cash: The Life, Legacy and Archives of The Man In Black (Insight Editions) written by John Carter Cash. An affectionate and affecting look into the Johnny Cash legend, House Of Cash is a memoir, biography and deeply personal remembrance of the man beneath the black. The lavishly illustrated book features many color and black and white photos, as well as numerous keepsake facsimile documents from the Cash family archive.

BOOTLEG VOL. IV: THE SOUL OF TRUTH by JOHNNY CASH (Columbia/Legacy 88697985382) Disc One – Selections: 1. Wings In The Morning • 2. Gospel Boogie (A Wonderful Time Up There) • 3. Over The Next Hill (We'll Be Home) (with Anita Carter) • 4. He's Alive (with June Carter Cash) • 5. I've Got Jesus In My Soul • 6. When He Comes (with Rosanne Cash) • 7. I Was There When It Happened (with Marshall Grant) • 8. I'm A New Born Man • 9. Strange Things Happening Every Day • 10. Children Go Where I Send Thee • 11. I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal • 12. Lay Me Down In Dixie (with Cindy Cash) • 13. Don't Take Everybody To Be Your Friend • 14. You'll Get Yours And I'll Get Mine (with Rodney Crowell) • 15. Oh Come, Angel Band • 16. This Train Is Bound For Glory (with June Carter Cash) • 17. I'm Gonna Try To Be That Way (with Jan Howard) • 18. What On Earth Will You Do (For Heaven's Sake) • 19. That's Enough • 20. The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All (with Jack Routh) • 21. Didn't It Rain • 22. He Touched Me (with Rodney Crowell) • 23. Way Worn Traveler (with Helen Carter) • 24. I'll Have A New Life (with June Carter Cash) • 25. Truth (previously unreleased). (All tracks recorded January 1979, in Nashville; except tracks 7,11,18 recorded May 1979, in Hendersonville, TN.)


Disc One produced by Jack Clement and Jack Routh.

Tracks 1-20 released as A Believer Sings The Truth (Cachet CL3-9001), 1979.

Tracks 1-4, 6, 10, 11, 15, 18, 20 also released as A Believer Sings The Truth (Priority 38074), 1982.
Tracks 21-24 released on I Believe… (Arrival 3870), 1984.

Disc Two – Selections: 1. Back In The Fold • 2. Look Unto The East • 3. I Was There When It Happened • 4. Sanctified • 5. Would You Recognize Jesus • 6. That's Just Like Jesus • 7. What On Earth Will You Do (For Heaven's Sake) • 8. Keep Me From Blowing Away • 9. Don't Give Up On Me • 10. Over The Next Hill (We'll Be Home) • 11. Far Side Banks Of Jordan (duet with June Carter Cash) • 12. Our Little Old Home Town • 13. Belshazzar • 14. My Children Walk In Truth • 15. The Old Rugged Cross (duet with Jessi Colter) • 16. One Of These Days I'm Gonna Sit Down And Talk To Paul • 17. God Ain't No Stained Glass Window • 18. Half A Mile A Day • 19. Another Wide River To Cross • 20. You're Drifting Away • 21. Believe In Him • 22. Over There • 23. Gospel Road • 24. What Is Man • 25. Wildwood In The Pines • 26. Never Grow Old (Tracks 1-12 recorded October, December 1975, in Hendersonville, TN; tracks 13-26 recorded May, August, September, October, December 1982, in Nashville.)


Disc Two produced by Charlie Bragg (tracks 1-12 ) and Marty Stuart (tracks 13-26).

Tracks 1-12, previously unreleased unnamed album (except track 4, previously released as a bonus track on the album Ultimate Gospel (Columbia/Legacy 88697 05838 2) 2007; and track 8, previously released on the album The Great Seventies Recordings (Reader's Digest A764438), 2010.
Tracks 13-22, from the withdrawn-from-release album Johnny Cash—Gospel Singer (Priority 38503) 1983, subsequently released as Believe In Him (Word 47828), 1986, in a different sequence.

Tracks 23-26, previously unreleased outtakes from sessions for the album Johnny Cash—Gospel Singer.

SOURCE Legacy Recordings


Bonnie Raitt Announces 2012 Tour; Mavis Staples Opening On Later Dates

Bonnie Raitt is coming out of her hiatus with afterburners firing. Her first studio album in seven years, Slipstream, hits stores on April 10 via Redwing Records. On May 1, she opens a 70-date tour in Newkirk, OK, a trek that will see hear play at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Nashville's Ryman Theater and Virginia's Wolf Trap.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Induct the Crickets, Blue Caps, Comets, Famous Flames, Midnighters and Miracles

It's going to be one very long ceremony when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame holds its induction on April 14. The organization had already announced the honoring of the Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N' Roses, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Small Faces/Faces, Freddie King, Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns, and now they are adding six groups that were criminally overlooked when their lead singers were inducted in the past.

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Blink 182 – Buddha Available Again

Blink 182′s Buddha has been out of print for several months but it is back in stock on black vinyl only. The picture disc is still currently not available. You can grab your copy of Buddha here. As well, here is a list of what is currently in print from Blink 182:

Blink 182 – Buddha LP

Blink 182 – They Came To Conquer Uranus 7″

Blink 182 – Neighborhoods LP (White, only 10 copies left)

Blink 182 – Neighborhoods LP (Blue/White)


Richard Hawley Vinyl Release

Richard Hawley has recently announced his sixth studio album 'Standing At The Sky's Edge' will be released via Parlophone on CD, digital download and gatefold double vinyl on May 7

Hawley said of the album: "I wanted to get away from the orchestration of my previous records and make a live album with two guitars, bass, drums and rocket noises!"


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Huntress, 'Spell Eater': Exclusive Album Cover Reveal

Coming straight of out of Southern California is a group dealing out such high-quality traditionally-flavored heavy metal that Noisecreep covered them when they didn't even have a record deal. Yes, Huntress are that great. We knew the secret would get out to the world one day, so it's no surprise that the folks at Napalm Records signed up Huntress to a shiny new record deal in late 2011.

Lead by a force of nature named Jill Janus, Huntress' upcoming debut album, 'Spell Eater,' will surely make it to the year-end lists come next December. Thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos, and catchy choruses, are the basis of Huntress' sound, which is majestically crowned by Janus' powerhouse vocals.

'Spell Eater' won't hit North American stores till May 8, but in this Noisecreep exclusive, we bring you the premiere of the album's killer cover art!

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in music history for february 9th:

In 1957, after nine weeks, Guy Mitchell's "Singing The Blues" is pushed out of Billboard's top spot by Elvis Presley's "Too Much".

In 1958, a report by the American Research Bureau cites Dick Clark's American Bandstand as the top-ranked daytime television program, drawing an average of 8,400,000 viewers per day.

In 1959, Lloyd Price reached number one on the Billboard Pop chart with "Stagger Lee", an up-dated version of an 1911 Folk song called "Stack-O-Lee" that was based on the murder of William "Billy" Lyons by Stagger Lee Shelton. Wilson Pickett would take the song to number 22 in 1967.

In 1961, the Beatles appeared at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, for the very first time (as the Beatles), they would go on to make a total of 292 other appearances at the Club.

In 1962, Neil Sedaka records "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", which will become his fifth US Top Ten hit and first number one by the following August. Neil's ballad version of the song would peak at number eight in February 1976.

In 1963, Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson, who were billed as Paul and Paula, had the top tune in the US with "Hey Paula." It made #8 in the UK.

In 1964, the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, which was watched by over 73 million people (60% of the viewing audience). The Fab Four performed "All My Loving", "Till There Was You", "She Loves You", "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand". The show had received over 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the TV studio. Sullivan read a telegram to the audience just before the band's performance: "Congratulations on your appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and your visit to America. STOP. We hope your engagement will be successful and your visit pleasant. STOP. Sincerely Elvis and the Colonel."

In 1966, singer/actress Sophie Tucker, who was billed as the "Last of the Red-Hot Mamas," died of lung cancer at 82.

In 1967, at Regent Sound Studio in London, the Beatles began recording the Paul McCartney composition "Fixing A Hole" for the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. The track was completed at EMI's Abbey Road Studios on February 21.

In 1967, the film for the latest Beatles single "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" was shown on BBC-TV's Top Of The Pops. It was the first Beatles single not to make #1 in the UK since 1963, held off the top by Engelbert Humperdinck's "Release Me."

In 1972, Paul McCartney's Wings played the first night of a UK College tour in Nottingham. The group arrived unannounced asking social secretaries if they would like them to perform that evening. The band's intended first stop on the tour, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, refused to allow them to play so they drove on to Nottingham. Admission was 40p, British pub rock band Brinsley Schwarz was the opening act for the tour.

In 1974, the Love Unlimited Orchestra went to #1 on the US singles chart with "Love's Theme," it made #10 in the UK.

In 1975, Willie Nelson began recording "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" for his album "Red Headed Stranger." The track was completed on February 12. Released as a single in July, it became Nelson's first #1 record on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

In 1976, Percy Faith, who led his orchestra to the top of the Billboard Pop chart with "Theme From A Summer Place" in 1960, died of cancer at the age of 62. Between 1950 and 1973, Faith charted in the US Top 40 sixteen times.

In 1979, a Birmingham, England band called UB40 play their first ever gig at a pub in their hometown. The Reggae group took their name from the UK unemployment benefit form.

In 1981, rock and roll pioneer, Bill Haley died of a heart attack at the age of 55. He was still a big star in Europe and in Mexico where his "Twist" album was the best selling LP of all time for many years. Haley was getting ready to release a new Country and Western album when he passed away in Harlingen, Texas. He had been suffering from a brain tumor and had given his last concert in South Africa in April of 1980. During his career, Bill Haley sold over 60 million records

In 1982, George Harrison presented UNICEF with a cheque for $9 million (£5.3 million), ten years after the fundraising concert for Bangladesh.

Prince's "Little Red Corvette" was released in 1983.

In 1985, Phil Collins released the single "Sussudio."

In 1991, C & C Music Factory started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Gonna Make You Sweat', a No.3 hit in the UK.

In 1997, Mississippi blues artist Jack Owens died aged 92. In 1995 he appeared in a TV advertisement for Levi's jeans, showing him seated on his front porch.

In 1997, singer Brian Connolly, lead vocalist of Sweet, died of kidney failure at the age of 51.

In 2002, Billboard published the Top 5 selling albums in the world from 2001: Britney Spears 'Britney', $7m (£4.1m); Shaggy's 'Hotshot', $7.2m £4.24m); Destiny's Child's 'Survivor', $7.8m (£4.6m); Linkin Park's 'Hybrid', $8.5m (£5m) and Dido's 'No Angel', $8.6m (£5.06m) sales.

In 2005, Tyrone Davis, best known for his hits "Turn Back The Hands of Time" and "Can I Change My Mind", died from complications following a stroke. He was 66.

In 2009, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant took home five prizes for his collaboration with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss at this years Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles. The duo won album of the year for Raising Sand and record of the year for ‘Please Read The Letter.’ Coldplay, (who won song of the year for ‘Viva La Vida’) Adele, Duffy, Radiohead and Peter Gabriel were among other UK acts to be honoured. John Mayer won Best solo rock vocal performance for ‘Gravity’, Kings of Leon won Best rock performance by a group with ‘Sex on Fire’, Best rock song went to Bruce Springsteen for ‘Girls In Their Summer Clothes’ and Lil' Wayne won Best rap solo performance and Best rap album for Tha Carter III.

In 2010, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr became the 2,401st person to be added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame during a ceremony that marked the 50th anniversary of the attraction's groundbreaking. The Beatles as a group were given a star in 1998.

birthdays today include (among others): singer, songwriter Barry Mann (1939) Wrote many early 60's pop hits including 'Saturday Night At The Movies', 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling', 'Walking In The Rain'. Also had the 1961 US No.7 solo single 'Who Put The Bomp, In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp,' Carole King (1942), Major Harris - Delfonics (1947), Dave Rotheray - The Beautiful South (1963) and Dennis Thomas - Kool & The Gang (1951)