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REMEMBERING THE TIME MICHAEL JACKSON AND GEORGE HARRISON REVIEWED NEW TUNES ON BBC RADIO 1

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BBC Radio 1 turns 50 tomorrow (September 30). To mark the mega anniversary, the station is running a 3-day digital station called Radio 1 Vintage, featuring 50 one-hour themed nostalgic shows made up of archive material across Radio 1’s history. As part of the celebrations, NME is lucky enough to be able to share the above archive clip of Michael Jackson and George Harrison discussing Dave Edmunds’ ‘A.1. On The Jukebox’ on the Roundtable show in February 1979.
In this short but fascinating clip from the show, Dave Edmunds’s single from 1978 album ‘Tracks on Wax 4′ is under consideration. George Harrison remarks that it “reminds me straight off of The Everly Brothers’ ‘Walk Right Back’ speeded up a bit, except for the bridge”, calling it “pretty different” and “nice”.

Michael Jackson, meanwhile, says that the story “seems like rock’n’roll, kinda. It reminded me of an old tune when it kicked off, the style of the music. I like the story. but why did he end it with ‘I’m nowhere?’” Harrison then suggests that “it’s ‘nowhere on the charts’. It’s like a country/western type idea. It’s a good idea for a lyric.”
During the conversation the pair also discuss their shared love of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, and discuss writing their own material.
“Did you guys always write your own stuff?” asks Michael. “Yeah,” replies George, “well John and Paul wrote right from before we ever made records.” “How did you manage that?” enquires Michael, to which George responds: “I don’t know – they were clever little fellas.” Listen to the recording in full above.
Audio is copyright BBC Radio 1.

source: BBC1


NEW MCCARTNEY VINYL: “RAM”, “WINGS AT SPEED OF SOUND” “MCCARTNEY” AND MORE COMING OUT NOVEMBER

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Eight Paul vinyls are coming out on November 17 with the label UMe are: “McCartney”, “Ram”, “Band on the Run”, “Venus and Mars” ,”Wings at Speed of Sound”, “Tug of War”, “Pipes of Peace” and “McCartney II.”

This titles will be released on November 17, 2017.
Pre-order now:

“McCartney”… HERE.

“Ram” … HERE.

“Band on the Run” … HERE.

“Venus and Mars”… HERE.

“Wings at Speed of Sound”… HERE.

“Tug of War”… HERE.

“Pipes of Peace”.. HERE.

“McCartney II”… HERE.

ORIGINAL ORCHESTRAL MUSIC OF GEORGE MARTIN COMING OUT NOVEMBER

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“The Film Scores and Original Orchestral Music of George Martin” coming out November 10.

Double vinyl out in January.

TRACK LISTINGS

Disc: 1

  1. Pepperland
  2. March of the Meanies
  3. Sea of Holes
  4. Sea of Monsters
  5. Pepperland Reprise
  6. Whisper Who Dares
  7. Bond Meets Solitaire
  8. Snakes Alive
  9. Baron Samedi’s Dance of Death
  10. Westward Look!
  11. Old Boston
  12. New York, New York
  13. Judy’s Theme
  14. Under Milk Wood (Main Theme)
  15. Love Duet
  16. Waldo’s Song
  17. Belle Étoile
  18. Waltz in D Minor for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
  19. Prelude for Strings
  20. Prelude
  21. Chorale 1
  22. Chorale 2
  23. Orchestral Interlude
  24. Chorale 3
  25. Chorale 4
  26. Orchestral Interlude 2
  27. Chorale 5
  28. Chorale 6
  29. Chorale 7

ORDER … H E R E.

 


TOM PETTY HAS DIED AT AGE 66

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Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66. His Longtime Manager Has Confirmed

The manager released a statement, saying: “On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

According to TMZ, EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found Petty, but the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A chaplain came to administer last rites and a decision was made to pull life support with a “do not resuscitate” order from his family.

Three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Petty charted albums in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in each of his five decades as a recording artist. TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS’ most recent release, “Hypnotic Eye”, entered the chart at No. 1. The band released its debut album in 1976 and has since sold over eighty million records.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 29th, 2017.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002, their first year of eligibility, and in recent years continued to build on their already legendary success. Their concerts were celebrated by fans and critics alike and their music has influenced numerous young bands and writers around the world.


TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS completed a summer tour last Monday with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The trek marked the band’s fortieth anniversary.

Tom Petty, usually backed by his longtime band the Heartbreakers, was known for such hits as “Free Fallin,”‘ “Refugee” and “American Girl.” The Gainesville, Florida native with the shaggy blond hair and gaunt features drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other musicians he loved while growing up in the 1960s. He was also a member of the impromptu supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, which included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.

Petty and the Heartbreakers had recently completed a 40th anniversary tour, one he hinted would be their last. Petty, whose worldwide sales topped 80 million records, was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2002.

 

 

 

 

*Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down live Hollywood Bowl 09.25.2017: