Marshall Lyte was the bass player in Bill Haley And the Comets and played on “Rock Around The Clock” till he left to found The Jodimars with drummer DICk Richards and saxophone player Joey Ambrose. In 1986, Lyte rejoined the Comets and played with them till he retired 2011. So we had our first big rock and roll band playing for us till two years ago. Last year the Comets were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He died of lung cancer at the age of 79.
Zach Sobeich – The band news for Zach is pretty terrible, he just died from cancer at the age of 18. The good news for us, is his bands “A Firm Handshake” for whom he sang and played guitar left behind a great song “Clouds”. Sobiech’s family established The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund at Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Georges Moustaki – Born in Alexasnder, Egypt, Moustaki moved to Paris in the 1950s where he wrote songs for the likes of Edith Piaf. Including “Milord” rewritten by Kander and Ebb as “Mein Herr”. He was 79 years old.
Trevor Bolder – The former Spider from Mars and Uriah Heep bassist also played on Mick Ronson’s Slaughter On 10th Avenue. He was 62 years old.
Ed Shaughnessy – Drummer for the Tonight Show Band during the golden Johnny Carson era which feels more and more like a dream world and especially today. Ed had played with h Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Billie Holiday before joining the Tonight Show Band in 1963 and staying there till the end.
TaylorSwift’s “The Era Tour” Reaches MetLife Arena, May 28th, 2023, Reviewed
tried way too hard and ended up a crushing bore
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 5-19-23 – 5-25-23
Morgan is the first country star with twelve consecutive weeks at # 1 since Billy Ray Cyrus 30 years ago
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming New Album Releases 6-2-23 – 6-8-23
excellent, deeply melodic, indie rock
Going Steady: New Singles 5-26-23 – 6-1-23 Reviewed
sort of Neil Young without the head cold and in full pop mode.
L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, May 29th To June 4th
Grace Jones will be at OUTLOUD Music Fest
UK Top 10 Albums 5-26-23 – 6-1-23
outsold the rest of the Official Albums Chart Top 10 combined
UK Top 10 Singles 5-26-23 – 6-1-23
an EDM plonker on top
Dead Babies: Helmut Berger And Martin Amis Leave Us
about how time decays us
The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-26-23 – 6-1-23 Reviewed
a major slice of bad news
The Cure At The Hollywood Bowl, Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, Reviewed
The most heart-pulsing moments took us back through the past 45 years.