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OLDIES NEWS REPORT NOV 9 2016

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GEORGE MARTIN’S MUSIC MINI-SERIES ‘SOUNDBREAKING’ COMING TO PBS

Soundbreaking, the music mini-series spearheaded by the Beatles‘ late producer George Martin, begins its eight-episode PBS run on Monday November 14th. The project was Martin’s last before his death on March 8th at age 90, and chronicles popular music’s greatest artists and producers giving the back-story to their most beloved and enduring works. The series combines “unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated artists, producers and innovators from across the music spectrum, with rare archival studio footage and an extensive soundtrack, to deliver one of the most wide-ranging series on the art of music recording.” Soundbreaking will air on PBS weekdays, November 14th through 23rd at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).

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MATT’S REPORT ON THE ELECTION

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OLDIES NEWS REPORT NOV 8 2016

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MAJOR CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG BIO BEING PREPPED FOR 2019

A definitive biography on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is in the works from Rolling Stone contributing editor David Browne. The book, which is due out through De Capo Press in time for the group’s 50th anniversary in 2019, follows Browne’s other tomes on the era, including the critically acclaimed books Fire And Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY And The Lost Story Of 1970; and So Many Roads: The Life And Times Of The Grateful Dead. Publishers Weekly stated the bio “will be stand as the first true narrative biography ‘of a band that came to represent the highs and lows of the ’60s dream.'”

Both Graham Nash and Neil Young have published their memoirs, with David Crosby having written two volumes of his own. Stephen Stills has been hard at work on his own autobiography for the better part of the past decade. In 2008, the most in-depth CSN chronicle to date — Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography by writer David Zimmer and photographer Henry Diltz, received its third printing — also through De Capo.

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OLDIES NEWS REPORT NOV 7 2016

BAD COMPANY’S MICK RALPH’S SUFFERS A STROKE

Bad Company‘s Mick Ralphs has suffered a stroke, according to Vintage Vinyl News. Although last summer, Ralphs, who’s now 72 — and also a founding member of Mott The Hoople — had missed the band’s joint North American tour with Joe Walsh, he had been back on board for Bad Company’s recent UK run, giving confidence to fans that he was fully back on board with the band, who is rumored to be recording its first full original album with Paul Rodgers since 1982’s Rough Diamonds.  

Mick Ralphs wrote such legendary Bad Company songs as “Can’t Get Enough,” “Ready For Love,” “Movin’ On,” and co-wrote “Feel Like Makin’ Love” with Paul Rodgers.

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BENTON CENTRAL LADY BISON BASKETBALL 11/05/16

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BENTON CENTRAL VS KANKAKEE VALLEY

BIG BARGAIN SHOW NOV 5 2016

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OLDIES NEWS REPORT NOV 4 2016

PETER FRAMPTON STAYING UNPLUGGED FOR INITIAL 2017 DATES

Peter Frampton has announced his first dates of 2017, with a continuation of his scaled back acoustic tour he’s dubbed “Raw.” The guitarist kicks off the year in March as part of the “Rock & Romance Cruise” on Celebrity Cruises, in which he’ll bring his entire band, before launching the “Raw” dates on March 24th in New Albany, Ohio at McCoy Center For The Arts. The trek will take in stops in Nashville, Tennessee; Skokie, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Peekskill and Kingston, New York; and Londoncherry, New Hampshire before wrapping on April 12th in Rutland, Virginia at the Paramount Theatre.

Recently released is Frampton’s latest album, Acoustic Classics. Frampton covers key tracks from his ’70s catalogue, including “I’m In You,” “Fig Tree Bay” “All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side),” “Wind Of Change,” “Lines On My Face,” “Do You Feel Like We Do?,” “Sail Away,” “Show Me The Way,” and “Baby, I Love Your Way” — with Frampton handling nearly all the guitar and bass work on the album.

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OLDIES NEWS NOV 3 2016

Here is the oldies news reports for November 3 and the previous two as well.

Matt has been a bit busy this week.

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THE DOORS’ LEGENDARY 1966 LONDON FOG GIG SET FOR RELEASE 

Coming on December 9th is the latest archival Doors collection, titled, London Fog 1966. The band was the house band at the Sunset Strip venue from February 21st until May 7th, 1966. The set will be available as an individually numbered limited edition of 18,000 copies and sell for $49.98. According to the collection’s press release, London Fog 1966 will be “presented in a lift-top package designed to look like a vintage storage box, the set features seven songs on both CD and a 10-inch record that’s made to resemble a test pressing. Noted Doors engineer Bruce Botnick recently mastered the audio for this collection.”

The package includes a reproduction of a London Fog concert poster, a copy of drummer John Densmore‘s handwritten setlist, a program for the Royce Hall UCLA student film screening, plus a London Fog coaster. Among those contributing to the liner notes is Nettie Pena, who recorded the band on a quarter reel-to-reel recorder and photographed the band — with several of her prints included in the set.

JOURNEY KEYBOARDIST SAYS STEVE PERRY HAS TO FRONT BAND AT ROCK HALL INDUCTION 

Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain says that if the band ends up getting the final nod for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, former lead singer Steve Perryneeds to come back and perform with the group. Perry left Journey in 1998 rather than be forced into hip-surgery so that the band could tour behind their hit reunion album Trial By Fire. He’s currently prepping his first solo album in over 20 years.

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OLDIES NEWS REPORT OCT 27 2016

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PAT BENATAR’S GUITARIST/HUSBAND RELEASES NEW SINGLE SUPPORTING THE CLEVELAND INDIANS

Pat Benatar‘s longtime guitarist and musical partner, Neil “Spyder” Giraldo, has release a new single titled, “Liftin’ The Curse Of The Rock” in support of his hometown heroes, the Cleveland Indians. Giraldo, who over the years has also recorded and performed with Rick Springfield, John Waite, and the Del-Lords, among others, reunited with his pre-fame Cleveland band of brothers, Thrills And Company to record the track.

According to the press release: “‘Liftin’ The Curse Of The Rock’ references the historic and devastating trade in 1960, of Cleveland Indian, Italian-American icon, Rocky Colavito. Colavito was traded to the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland fans believe that a subsequent ‘curse’ was put on the team, supposedly preventing the Cleveland Indians from ever winning the World Series. The Indians have not won a world series since 1948.”

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