Music News: 5 Things That Happened Last Week

The most important happenings… as told by social media:


1. Yes have announced a string of summer tour dates, dubbing it the “Yestival.” Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer will open for the band.

YESTIVAL – Tour Dates Announced.The YESTIVAL Tour will feature YES, Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy. Presales & Onsales begin April 13th & 14th. Check back to for more details.

Posted by YES (official) on Thursday, April 6, 2017


2. New York’s Mountain Jam festival has released its daily lineup, which features performances by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Peter Frampton, and Steve Miller Band.


3. During a tribute to Merle Haggard in Nashville, Keith Richards performed “Reasons to Quit” with Willie Nelson. The event celebrated what would have been Haggard’s 80th birthday, and was part of Nashville’s first official Merle Haggard Day.

Had another great time with Willie Nelson!

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4. Details have been announced for the Beatles’ special edition release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which will include remastered tracks and previously unreleased session material.

THE BEATLES CELEBRATE ‘SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND’ WITH SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION RELEASESPreorder Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition: a brief trailer video for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition:‘Sgt. Pepper’ with New Mixes in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio; Expanded with Previously Unreleased Session Recordings, Video Features & Special Packaging.Previously Unreleased 1992 Documentary Film, ‘The Making of Sgt. Pepper,’ Restored for Anniversary Edition’s Super Deluxe Boxed SetThe Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition packages on May 26. The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including no fewer than 34 previously unreleased recordings. “It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art” – PaulFor Record Store Day on April 22, Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe will release an exclusive, limited edition seven-inch vinyl single of The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” among the first songs recorded during the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ sessions, which began in November 1966. READ MORE:

Posted by The Beatles on Wednesday, April 5, 2017


5. And in honor of the album’s 50th anniversary, the Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool is hosting 13 arts events this summer. Each one dedicated to a different song on the album.

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Danielle Zabielski (aka “that girl who loves the Bee Gees more than anything else in the whole wide world”) is an artist, freelancer, and radio producer based in Philadelphia. Art and music are the two loves of her life, particularly the art and music of the 1960s through ‘70s.