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Stevie Wonder added to TIDAL X Brooklyn hurricane benefit concert

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Stevie will join Jay-Z, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Joey Bada$$, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Princess Nokia, Tee Grizzley, Rapsody, Chloe x Halle and more at Barclays Center this week to benefit hurricane relief.

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Global Citizen Fest 2017 lineup: Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, more

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This year, Central Park’s Global Citizen Festival is “campaigning to stop the cuts to US foreign aid; to expand access to education for every human being; and to create more opportunities for women and girls to succeed.”

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer shares Trump-dissing Spotify playlist

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

While Schumer didn’t elaborate much, the song titles speak for themselves: “You Haven’t Done Nothin'” (Stevie Wonder), “Gold on the Ceiling” (The Black Keys), “Promises, Promises” (Naked Eyes), “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (The Who), “Fool Me Once” (B.B. King), “Beautiful Liar” (Beyonce & Shakira)…you get the idea.

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Aretha Franklin retiring after releasing Stevie Wonder-produced album ++ more tribute show details

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Todd Rundgren, Richard Thompson, Glen Hansard, Taj Mahal & Deva Majal, Bettye LaVette, Antibalas & more playing the tribute show at Carnegie Halll, and there’s a live rehearsal show at City Winery the night before.

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Jan 18 in Music History: The Beatles make their US chart debut, Pink Floyd begins recording Dark Side Of The Moon

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Jan 18 in Music History: The Beatles make their US chart debut, Pink Floyd begins recording Dark Side Of The Moon
1939 – Louis Armstrong records “Jeepers Creepers.”

1964 – The Beatles make their US chart debut when “I Want To Hold Your Hand” enters the chart at #45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history. It goes on to spend seven weeks at the top of the chart.
1965 – Paul Simon drops out of law school to pursue music full-time.
1969 – Former Beatles drummer Pete Best wins a defamation suit against his former bandmates. He sued them over remarks Ringo made in an interview implying that ...

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2017 Golden Globe Nominees: Iggy Pop, Pharrell, Johann Johannsson, ‘Stranger Things’ & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards will be presented on January 8, live on NBC with host Jimmy Fallon.

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PBS series ‘Soundbreaking’ explores recorded music; Brian Eno preps new LP

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

‘Soundbreaking’ also features Rick Rubin, the late George Martin, Nigel Godrich, Don Was, Paul Epworth, Paul McCartney, Geoff Emerick, Peter Asher, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Bon Iver, St Vincent, and more.

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Stevie Wonder, Black Thought, Daveed Diggs & Vic Mensa all made election-related late-night appearances

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A handful of musicians played late-night TV last night and used the opportunity to discuss the election…

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Sept 14 in Music History: Genesis make their live debut, Counting Crows release August and Everything After

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Sept 14 in Music History: Genesis make their live debut, Counting Crows release August and Everything After

1955 – Little Richard enters a New Orleans studio to begin two days of recording. The sessions don’t start well, but they end fantastically. During a break, he and his producer Bumps Blackwell go to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard starts wildly playing the piano in the bar, singing a loud and lewd version of “Tutti Frutti.” With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard records this version of the song with the phrase, “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”

1968 – The first episode of the comic strip-turned television series The Archies airs in the US. Rock mogul Don Kirshner (who ...

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones release Goats Head Soup, Traffic makes their last live appearance

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones release Goats Head Soup, Traffic makes their last live appearance

1957 – Elvis Presley appears at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, Canada. This is the third and final time the King performs outside of the US.

1968 – Danny Kirwan joins Fleetwood Mac.

1969 – Bob Dylan makes his first paid appearance since his motorcycle accident three years earlier at England’s Isle of Wight Pop Festival.

1973 – The Rolling Stones release Goats Head Soup.

1974 – The final episode of Partridge Family airs on ABC-TV.

1974 – At the annual UK Reading Festival, Traffic perform together for the last time until they reunite 20 years later. Other acts ...

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Today in Music History: The Doors begin recording their debut album, Queen starts recording “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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Today in Music History: The Doors begin recording their debut album, Queen starts recording “Bohemian Rhapsody”

1963 – Stevie Wonder becomes the first artist to score a US #1 album and single in the same week with the album “Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius” and the single “Fingertips part 2;” also the first live recording to top the charts.

1966 – The Youngbloods record “Get Together.”

1966 – The Doors start recording their first album at Sunset Sound Recording Studios, West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

1967 – A 17-year-old Bruce Springsteen joins a group called Earth.

1967 – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi when ...

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listen to Frank Ocean’s favorite songs (as listed in his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ zine)

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It’s very a eclectic playlist, as you would probably expect from Frank, covering a ton of stylistic and historical ground.

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listen to Frank Ocean’s favorite songs (as listed in his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ zine)

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It’s very a eclectic playlist, as you would probably expect from Frank, covering a ton of stylistic and historical ground.

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

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Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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This Day in Music History: Paul McCartney announces Wings, Stevie Wonder releases Innervisions

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This Day in Music History: Paul McCartney announces Wings, Stevie Wonder releases Innervisions

1963 – The Beach Boys release “Surfer Girl,” the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.

1966 – The Rolling Stones begin nine days of recording sessions for their next album at RCA Studios in Hollywood. Tracks recorded include “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?” “Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “My Obsession,” “Yesterday’s Papers” and “Back Street Girl.”

1971 – Paul McCartney announces the formation of his first post-Beatles band, Wings. Members include his wife Linda, former Moody Blues singer Denny Laine on guitar, and Denny Seiwell on drums.

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This Day in Music History: The Jeff Beck group plays their first show with Rod Stewart, Robert Plant writes the lyrics for “Immigrant Song”

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Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song

1959 – Chuck Berry releases “Memphis.”

1963 – The Surfaris’ “Wipe Out” is released.

1963 – Stevie Wonder first enters the US singles chart as 13-year old Little Stevie Wonder with “Fingertips Parts One and Two” featuring a young Marvin Gaye on drums.

1967 – The Young Rascals record “How Can I Be Sure?”

1968 – The Jeff Beck Group play their first US concert with Rod Stewart as lead singer at the Fillmore East in New York.

1970 – Led Zeppelin appear at Laugardalsholl Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland on the group’s one and only visit to Iceland. It is ...

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Neon Indian & Friends covered Prince; Madonna, Stevie Wonder & Questlove paid tribute at Billboard Awards (video)

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Holy Ghost!, Kristin Kontrol, Ejecta are among those helping Neon Indian perform “Pop Life.”

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March 22 in Music History: The Beatles release Please Please Me, Tears for Fears breaks up

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March 22 in Music History: The Beatles release Please Please Me, Tears for Fears breaks up

1963 – The Beatles release their debut album, Please Please Me.

1965 – Bob Dylan releases his first plugged-in album, Bring it All Back Home. The album is his first to break into the US top 10. The lead-off track, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” becomes Dylan’s first single to chart in the US, peaking at #39.

1967 – The Who perform in the US for the first time, at the Paramount Theater in New York City.

1974 – The Eagles release On The Border.

1977 – Stevie Wonder releases his tribute Duke Ellington, “Sir Duke.”

1984 – Queen films ...

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March 10 in Music History: Aretha Franklin releases I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

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March 10 in Music History: Aretha Franklin releases I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

1958 – Big Records releases “Our Song” by teenagers Tom and Jerry. The duo from Queens, New York will soon become famous under their real names, Simon and Garfunkel.

1963 – “Little” Stevie Wonder performs “Fingertips” at the Regal Theatre in Chicago. The performance is recorded and released as a single in May, becoming the first live recording to hit #1 on the Hot 100.

1964 – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel record “The Sounds Of Silence” as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t until record company producers added electric guitar, bass, and drums (without the knowledge of Paul and Art) ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Lineups for Bonnaroo and Jazz Fest, and Sting and Peter Gabriel to tour

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Bonnaroo | Photo by Tom Tomkinson | courtesy of the artist

Bonnaroo | Photo by Tom Tomkinson | courtesy of the artist

Bonnaroo | Photo by Tom Tomkinson | courtesy of the artist

The lineup for Bonnaroo-2016 has been revealed. Headliners: Pearl Jam, Dead & Company and LCD Soundsystem. Checkout list of other performers.

The 4 day Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival debuted its 2016 lineup last night on “Conan.” Other acts on the bill include J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Miguel and Chris Stapleton. Bonnaroo will be held June 9-12, in Manchester, Tennessee.

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Prior to headlining Bonnaroo Pearl Jam will also be headlining at ...

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Sittin’ In at The Kimmel Center FREE Concert with Ben O’Neill on 12/9

Source: Rock On Philly

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If you are out to find the best music in Philadelphia tonight, look no further than the Kimmel Center on Broad Street! On Wednesday, December 9th, Philadelphia’s own Ben O’Neill will celebrate the culmination of his year-long monthly video project, Songwriter Sessions: A monthly, Year-long Exploration of American Song with a FREE show! Ben will be performing for a special installment of the Sittin’ In at The Kimmel live concert series. The Grammy-nominated artist will share songs from his 12 part video series, which includes covers of great American songwriters such as Bob Dylan, ...

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Ben O’Neill Talks Upcoming Shows and Crafting the American Song

Source: Rock On Philly

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Ben O’Neill’s name is quickly becoming a recognizable one amidst both the national music scene and local Philadelphia professional music community. Since he has been back in town following some time on the road with Jill Scott and John Legend, O’Neill has remained active on all creative fronts throughout the year with a monthly video project that features a special songwriter series, one of which he will be celebrating the culminated work of this Wednesday evening at the Kimmel Center for a Sittin’ In at The Kimmel session. Rock On Philly sat down with ...

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Ben O’Neill Talks Upcoming Shows and Crafting the American Song

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Steven Jon

Ben O’Neill’s name is quickly becoming a recognizable one amidst both the national music scene and local Philadelphia professional music community. Since he has been back in town following some time on the road with Jill Scott and John Legend, O’Neill has remained active on all creative fronts throughout the year with a monthly video project that features a special songwriter series, one of which he will be celebrating the culminated work of this Wednesday evening at the Kimmel Center for a Sittin’ In at The Kimmel session. Rock On Philly sat down with ...

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Philly Shows You Can’t Miss in October!

Source: Rock On Philly

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Is there any better feeling in the entire world than seeing your favorite band live in concert?! I wish that feeling could be bottled up, put on a shelf and sold for a buck or two. Unfortunately, Rock On Philly cannot bottle up that happy-go lucky concert feeling for you. However, what we can do is compile a list of the hottest shows you cannot miss this October in Philly. Let’s take a look!

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