Happy 70th birthday to Sir Paul McCartney today!
Fifty years into their career, the Beach Boys are still making waves on Billboard charts.
This week, they best the Beatles for a Billboard 200 album chart record.
As their reunion set, “That’s Why God Made the Radio” (their first album of all-new material since 1992), bursts onto the chart at No. 3, the Beach Boys break a record by expanding their span of Billboard 200 top 10s to 49 years and one week. They first graced the top 10 with “Surfin’ U.S.A.” the week of June 15, 1963.
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Beach Boys Beat the Beatles for Billboard 200 Record – Chart Beat | Billboard.com.
Whether you’re into music or reading, you can’t go wrong with The Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band consisting of well-known writers like Stephen King and Amy Tan. Founded in 1992 by the late Kathi Kamen Goldmark, the Remainders have scheduled a performance (billed as The Past Our Bedtime Tour) in Los Angeles, California to mark their 20th anniversary.
The Rock Bottom Remainders’ band members/authors are:
- Stephen King
- Dave Barry
- Sam Barry
- Ridley Pearson
- Scott Turow
- Matt Groening
- Roy Blount, Jr.
- Mitch Albom
- Greg Iles
- James McBride
- Amy Tan
They will be joined by Roger McGuinn and other special guests.
For tickets and info on the show, which takes place on June 22, 2012, visit the link below.
Barry Gibb placed a red rose on brother Robin’s coffin as he bid farewell to his last surviving sibling.
The 65-year-old singer, the only remaining member of the Bee Gees, gripped his wife Linda’s hand as he watched his brother’s burial today.
Robin, who died on May 20 aged 62, was buried this afternoon at St Mary’s Church in his hometown of Thame, Oxfordshire.
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Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who went on to write songs and record several hits during a solo career, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. He was 65.
Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch’s wife found him with a chest wound at their south Nashville home around 12:15 p.m.
Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976, and had hits including “Sentimental Lady” in 1977 and “Ebony Eyes” in 1978.
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The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, David Marks, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston) appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, June 6, 2012. The ‘Boys sang their new single “That’s Why God Made the Radio.” Click on the link below to see the full episode.
Herb Reed, who was the last surviving member of the Platters’ five original members, founded the popular R&B group in Los Angeles in 1953. “Only You” and “The Great Pretender” were among their hits. Reed passed away on June 4, 2012.
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Herb Reed obituary: Founder of the Platters dies at 83 – latimes.com.