REBEAT News Roundup (April 18 – April 24)

Breaking news

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As had been previously mentioned, a rumor of an upcoming mega-concert featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and the Who has been circulating around the internet. Now, however, there may be some proof that the festival is actually coming to fruition.

In a statement to Postmedia Network, Roger Daltrey says that he believes the Who and Roger Waters are “on the same day.” Daltrey went on to add “[I]t’s a fantastic idea for a festival. It’s the greatest remains of our era. I’m glad we made it!”

Although the show’s official announcement will not be made for a few more weeks, the performances are slated to occur October 7 – 9 in Indio, California.

Albums, singles, and tours

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  • Many artists have paid tribute to Prince in the days since his passing, including Bruce Springsteen. On his first appearance since Prince’s death, Springsteen launched right into “Purple Rain” before resuming his performance of The River. For footage of the tribute, click here.
  • The latest installment of the Rockabye Baby! series —  which features classic rock songs reimagined as lullabies — focuses on Creedence Clearwater Revival songs. To buy the album, visit their official website.
  • In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Paul Simon said that a Simon & Garfunkel reunion is “completely out of the question” and that the duo “don’t even talk” anymore.
  • Paul McCartney has further expanded his One on One Tour, adding more dates in the United States. Visit this site for a full list of dates.

Happy birthday!

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  • April 19 – Alan Price of the Animals (born in 1942)
  • April 20 – Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad (born in 1948)
  • April 21 – Iggy Pop, singer (born in 1947)
  • April 22 – Glen Campbell, musician (born in 1936)
  • April 23 – Roy Orbison, singer-songwriter (born in 1936)
  • April 24 – Doug Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival (born in 1945)

Rest in peace

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  • Iconic musician Prince passed away on April 21, 2016. He was found at his home and recording studio, Paisley Park, located in Minnesota. The cause of Prince’s death has not been made public; however, he was suffering from flu-like symptoms a week prior to his passing. He was 57-years-old.
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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.