All posts by Larry Philpot

  • Berry Gordy to Receive Pioneer Award

    Motown Founder Berry Gordy To Receive Pioneer Award At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala Previously Announced Inductees Include Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry New York, NY-...

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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  • Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner to Reunite

    Mick Jones performing with Foreigner at VMWorld, San Francisco, 9/2/2009. Author=Abdoozy Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner are set to reunite in June to perform at their induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Gramm tells...

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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  • Derek Watkins, Trumpet Player for the Beatles, Clapton, Elton and more, Dead at 68

    Photo credit: Facebook Ultimate Classic Rock reports that Derek Watkins has passed away at 68. If you’ve seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you’re familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also...

    • Posted March 25, 2013
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  • My Chemical Romance Disband

    MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE DISBAND My Chemical Romance announced today that they are disbanding. A message from the band posted on www.mychemicalromance.com states: “Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve...

    • Posted March 24, 2013
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  • Gov’t Mule announce 1st tour of 2013

    Photo courtesy Larry Philpot of Soundstagephotography.com Gov’t Mule’s first tour of 2013 starts at the Wanee Festival next month. The mighty quartet, preparing to release a new record later this year, will be playing new songs and...

    • Posted March 24, 2013
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  • TAJ MAHAL – THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUMS COLLECTION

      TAJ MAHAL – THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUMS COLLECTION   LONG-AWAITED BOX SET OF 13 ALBUM TITLES SPANNING 1965 TO 1976 BY THE LEGENDARY BLUES ICON AND WORLD MUSIC PIONEER, COVERING 15 CDs AND 170 TRACKS  ...

    • Posted March 24, 2013
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  • INDIE POP ROCK DUO SIRSY RELEASE NEW ALBUM, “COMING INTO FRAME”, IN SPRING 2013 AND HEAD OUT ON A NATIONAL TOUR

    SIRSY: Mel and Rich – Photo by Celia Kelly “Melanie Krahmer can sing, scream, blow flute, drum, & tease, and she does them all REALLY well. Rich Libutti plays everything else (he even uses his feet). Go...

    • Posted March 24, 2013
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  • National Recording Registry’s Newest Additions

    New National Recording Registry, with a Twist. “Saturday Night Fever” album cover. Image courtesy of RSO Chubby Checker, Saturday Night Fever, Janis, Simon and Garfunkel and more…………… “After You’ve Gone.” Marion Harris. (1918) In one of the...

    • Posted March 21, 2013
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  • Bobbie Smith, singer for The Spinners, dies at 76

    By Reuters Bobbie Smith, the lead singer for the 1970s vocal group The Spinners, whose hits include “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” and “Games People Play,” has died, the group’s manager said. Smith, 76, passed...

    • Posted March 20, 2013
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  • Yes Founding Guitarist Peter Banks Dead at 65

    Photo:  Yes concert, Indianapolis, August 30, 1977, by Rick Dikeman   British pioneering guitarist Peter Banks has died. Best known for his work as the original guitarist in the seminal progressive rock band Yes, the musician passed...

    • Posted March 18, 2013
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