Monthly Archives: June 2012

Joni Mitchell’s Blue is Second Greatest Album of All Time (aka, The Weaker Gender Consolation Prize)

According to Rolling Stone, Joni Mitchell‘s seminal 1971 album Blue is second only to Aretha Franklin’s I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You on their newest list, Women Who Rock: 50 Greatest Albums of All Time. While … Continue reading

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James Taylor Receives Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit Award during Summer Tour

James Taylor received the 2012 Spirit Award from the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal this week. He was the seventh recipient since the award was established in 2006. From the Festival’s announcement: James Taylor will be the seventh artist … Continue reading

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Jackson Browne readies for Acoustic Tour with Sara Watkins

After a fun night paying tribute to Glenn Campbell this past weekend (check out a video of him and others performing “Viva Las Vegas” below), Jackson Browne is now back to rehearsing for his recently announced Fall leg of his … Continue reading

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Moonshadow musical TV commercial

Debuting last month, here is a TV commercial spot that has been airing to promote Yusuf’s Moonshadow: The Musical, featuring the songs of Cat Stevens: The show is playing for 12 weeks only at The Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia.

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Carole King performs at CURE Benefit

Carole King performed in Chicago recently to help raise money for CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy). She performed “Beautiful” and “Up on the Roof”: CURE Chair and founder Susan Axelrod explained how the event came to be at … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Carly Simon!

(Video from a 1991 TV appearance promoting her album Have You Seen Me Lately?, which contains her original song “Happy Birthday”.) As previously announced, Carly will publish her own memoir. From her website: Simon’s yet-to-be titled book will be about … Continue reading

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James Taylor In the Studio reflects on career breakthrough

A great new radio interview with James Taylor has been posted online. Here’s Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. He goes through most of the tracks of his original Greatest Hits album, particularly focusing on the making of Sweet Baby … Continue reading

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