John Fogerty will celebrate his 68th birthday and the release of his latest album Wrote A Song For Everyone with a special one-off gig at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre. A limited amount of pre-sale tickets for the show are available to members of Fogerty’s fan club through his website (JohnFogerty.com). The show, which starts at 8:30 PM PST, will be filmed and broadcast live on AXS TV.
Wrote A Song For Everyone, which has been several years in the making, features high profile collaborations on Fogerty’s classic songs — including many of his Creedence Clearwater Revival standards. Highlights on the set include Bob Seger on “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters, “Lodi” with Fogerty’s sons Shane and Tyler — along with “Born On The Bayou” with Kid Rock. Other contributors include My Morning Jacket, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Tom Morello, Jennifer Hudson, and Allen Toussaint.
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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a woman who wanted to write songs; not sing them; but because she couldn’t read or play music her life took a different turn.
It was 43 years ago today (May 14th, 1970) that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) released their single “Ohio” as a tribute to four students killed by National Guardsmen on May 4th, 1970 during anti-war protests at Ohio’s Kent State University.
David Crosby and Neil Young were together in the days following the shootings, and were both distraught over the senseless killings and found themselves discussing, arguing, and replaying the tragic events, until Young took a guitar and sat alone and composed “Ohio.” The song, which was recorded right away, was rush-released only ten days after the shootings.
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Barbara Walters confirmed the widely speculated rumors that she will be retiring from television next year. The 83-year-old made the announcement during Monday’s (May 13th) episode of The View in a heartfelt speech which ended with her thanking the loyal viewers who have been watching her on television over her 50 year career.
An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York was forced to land in Kansas City so that officials could remove a woman that was singing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” on a continuous loop.
Footage filmed inside the aircraft showed that the woman continued to sing as security guards escorted her off of the plane. An airline spokesman told WBTV that the woman had tom make her own travel arrangements for the remainder of her trip, after the airline refused to let her board another flight (WBTV).
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Happy Birthday to Stevie Wonder, who turns 63 today (May 13th)!!! Wonder was born Stevland Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950, and later on legally changed his last name to Morris. At 12 years old, “Little Stevie Wonder” had his first Number One hit with “Fingertips – Part 2,” recorded live in concert.
Here he is doing “Superstition” in 1973
The Rolling Stones welcomed pop star Katy Perry onstage during their Saturday night (May 11th) appearance at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Perry — who was still a year away from being born when the Stones released 1983′s Undercover collection — duetted with Mick Jagger on the 1978 Some Girls classic, “Beast Of Burden.” Perry joins a growing cast of cameo players sitting in on the Stones’ 2013 50 & Counting dates, which now include Gwen Stefani, Keith Urban, Tom Waits, John Fogerty, and Bonnie Raitt. Once again Mick Taylor, in addition to his star turn during “Midnight Rambler,” joined the band for the final encore of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
Also appearing in Saturday night’s setlist was the Exile On Main Street rocker, “All Down The Line,” the Voodoo Lounge favorite “You’ve Got Me Rocking,” and the Green Valley High School Choir guesting on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”