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Safety Agency May Take New Look at Plane Crash That Killed Buddy Holly

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Harry Hammond/V&A Images/Getty ImagesThe National Transportation Safety Board is considering a request that it re-investigate the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. The plane carrying the rockers went down February 3, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa, and in September of that year the Civil Aeronautics Board ruled that the crash was caused by ... Read More »

Annie Lennox Performs Tunes from Latest Album, “Nostalgia,” in Upcoming PBS Special

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Credit: Robert SebreeA new concert special featuring Annie Lennox singing tunes from her Grammy-nominated 2014 covers collection Nostalgia will premiere next month as the latest episode of the PBS series Great Performances. Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert will include the Eurythmics frontwoman’s unique renditions of such jazz and pop standards as “Georgia on My Mind,” “Summertime,” “Strange Fruit,” “God ... Read More »

The Ides of March Celebrating 50th Anniversary with Five-Disc Compilation

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Ides of March RecordsAn expansive compilation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Chicago-area pop-rock group The Ides of March will be released on April 18. Last Band Standing — The Definitive 50-Year Anniversary Collection contains four CDs featuring recordings spanning the band’s entire career and a DVD boasting video of a recent live performance and a bevy of archival footage. ... Read More »

Graham Nash Lines Up One-Off Orchestral Concert in Cleveland This June

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Credit: Eleanor StillsGraham Nash will team up with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra for a special one-off concert scheduled for June 5 at the city’s Severance Hall. The show will feature the folk-rock great performing alongside the 115-member orchestra, as well as with a 65-member choir, made up of students from 64 Ohio school districts. The event is the latest ... Read More »

The Yardbirds Postpone Spring US Tour Because of “Health Concerns and Extenuating Circumstances”

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Credit: Trevor HeathDisappointing news, Yardbirds fans: The influential British blues-rock group has postponed its recently announced spring tour of the U.S. The band issued a statement explaining the dates were being postponed “due to health concerns and extenuating circumstances.” The trek was supposed to kick off on April 3 in Norfolk, Connecticut. The gigs would have marked the U.S. debut ... Read More »

Brian Wilson Tribute Concert Scheduled for March 30 in L.A; Lineup Includes Wilson, Al Jardine, Ann Wilson

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Image Courtesy of The Best FestA new all-star concert paying tribute to founding Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson is scheduled to take place on March 30 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The first-ever Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson will feature an guest appearance by Wilson himself, as well as performances by fellow ... Read More »

Robert Plant Releasing Limited-Edition Vinyl EP, “More Roar,” on Record Store Day

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Nonesuch/Warner Bros. RecordsThis year’s Record Store Day is fast approaching, and Robert Plant is among the artists who will be releasing limited-edition vinyl discs as part of the promotion, which takes place on Friday, April 18. The Led Zeppelin singer will release More Roar, a 10-inch EP featuring live performances recorded during his 2014 tour with his current band, The ... Read More »