Sixties Documentary “Tonite Let's All Make Love In London” Feat. Pink Floyd To Be Released on CD and Limited Edition Pink Vinyl! Newly remastered from the original master tape!
London - The British film director and pop promo auteur Peter Whitehead's kaleidoscopic 1967 documentary is a vivid and controversial snapshot of the height of London's “Swinging” era.
Featuring interviews with a diverse selection of iconic figures in British and international pop culture – from artists such as David Hockney and Alan Aldridge, through to actors such as Michael Caine and Julie Christie, the author Edna O’Brien, Beat Poet and writer Allen Ginsberg, and Rolling Stones manager and founder of Immediate Records, Andrew Loog Oldham, the movie is rightly regarded as both a celebration and critique of the London “Summer of Love”.
At its heart was a soundtrack album which featured renditions of “Interstellar Overdrive” by The Pink Floyd, “Here Come The Nice” by Small Faces, and contributions from the enigmatic Vashti Bunyan, Brit blue-eyed soulster Chris Farlowe and vocal duo Twice As Much.
Newly remastered from the original master tape, the album brilliantly captures the overheated atmosphere and ferocious pace of the times.
“Tonite Let's All Make Love In London” is available on 180-gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl (first 1000 copies pressed on pink vinyl)!
Released 2 June 2017
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1968 THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL ALBUM!
THE PINK FLOYD Interstellar Overdrive
Interview 1 Michael Caine
THE MARQUIS OF KENSINGTON The Changing Of The Guard
TWICE AS MUCH Night Time Girl
Interview - Genevieve
CHRIS FARLOWE Out Of Time
Interview - Edna O`Brien
THE PINK FLOYD Interstellar Overdrive - Extract 1
Interview 1 - Andrew Loog Oldham
VASHTI Winter Is Blue
Interview 2 - Andrew Loog Oldham
VASHTI Winter Is Blue - Reprise
Interview - Mick Jagger
Interview - Julie Christie
Interview 2 - Michael Caine
CHRIS FARLOWE Paint It Black
Interview - Alan Aldridge
CHRIS FARLOWE Paint It Black - Reprise
Interview - David Hockney
SMALL FACES Here Come The Nice
Interview - Lee Marvin
THE PINK FLOYD Interstellar Overdrive - Extract 2
ALLEN GINSBERG Tonite Let’s All Make Love In London
ON THIS DAY THE BBC BANS THE SEX PISTOLS 1977
Thirty years after its release, John Lydon—better known as Johnny Rotten—offered this assessment of the song that made the Sex Pistols the most reviled and revered figures in England in the spring of 1977: “There are not many songs written over baked beans at the breakfast table that went on to divide a nation and force a change in popular culture.”
Timed with typical Sex Pistols flair to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee, the release of “God Save The Queen” was greeted by precisely the torrent of negative press that Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren had hoped.
On May 31, 1977, the song earned a total ban on radio airplay from the BBC—a kiss of death for a normal pop single, but a powerful endorsement for an anti-establishment rant like “God Save The Queen.”
While some in the tabloid press accused the Sex Pistols of treason and called for their public hanging, the BBC was more moderate in its condemnation. In response to lyrics like “God Save The Queen/She ain’t no human being,” the BBC labeled the record an example of “gross bad taste”—a difficult charge to argue, and one the Sex Pistols wouldn’t have wanted to dispute.
Even with the radio ban in place, however, and with major retailers like Woolworth refusing to sell the controversial single, “God Save The Queen” flew off the shelves of the stores that did carry it, selling up to 150,000 copies a day in late May and early June.
With sales figures like that, it seems implausible that “God Save The Queen” really stalled at #2 on the official UK pop charts, yet that is where it appeared, as a blank entry below “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” by Rod Stewart, the ultimate anti-punk.
Like every other effort to suppress the song, refusing even to print its name in the official pop charts played right into the Sex Pistols’ hands64
Gregg Allman December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017
PAGE SIX Gregg Allman, whose hard-jamming, bluesy sextet the Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the ‘70s, died Saturday due to currently unknown causes. He was 69.
With his older sibling, guitarist Duane Allman, the singer-keyboardist-guitarist-songwriter led one of the most popular concert attractions of the rock ballroom era; the group’s 1971 set “At Fillmore East,” recorded at Bill Graham’s New York hall, was a commercial breakthrough that showed off the band’s prodigious songcraft and instrumental strengths.
After Duane Allman’s death in a motorcycle accident weeks after the live album’s release, his younger brother led the band through four more stormy decades of playing and recording. The Allman Brothers Band’s latter-day history proved tumultuous, with other fatalities, disbandings, regroupings and very public battles with drugs and alcohol on the part of its surviving namesake.
Though Gregg Allman’s highly publicized addictions, his tabloid-ready marriage to pop vocalist Cher, and his equally public disputes with co-founding guitarist Dickey Betts came under harsh and sometimes mocking scrutiny over the years, Allman prevailed as the linchpin of an act that maintained popularity over four decades and opened the commercial door for such other Southern acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band.
Health problems and catastrophe continued to dog him. He cut short a 2011 European tour because of respiratory issues, which ultimately mandated lung surgery.
He faced a drug relapse spurred by painkillers, and did a stint in rehab. In 2014, a film based on his 2012 memoir, “Midnight Rider,” ceased production after a camera assistant on director Randall Miller’s feature was killed by a freight train on the first day of shooting.
Married and divorced six times, Allman is survived by three sons and two daughters, all by different mothers. Four of the children are professional musicians. RIP READ MORE
My heart felt condolences go out to his children Michael, Elijah Blue, Devon, Delilah, Layla and legions of fans, xK
New BOURBON AND BEYOND Festival Announces its Headlining Lineup of Top Chefs, Bourbon Experts, and World-Class Musicians to Take Over Louisville for One Weekend Only on September 23rd & 24th 2017
FEATURING: The Finest Kentucky Bourbons Curated by Top Bourbon Experts, One-Of-A-Kind Creations From Louisville and The Country's Most Celebrated Chefs & Beyond
PERFORMANCES BY: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers and More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Danny Wimmer Presents is thrilled to announce the official headliners and first phase of musicians, chefs, food and beverage experiences for BOURBON AND BEYOND, its bold, new, bourbon-inspired festival taking place for the first time on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Recognized for his monumental music festivals, Danny Wimmer's newest venture moves above and beyond music. Together with best-selling author and acclaimed bourbon authority, Fred Minnick, and nationally-celebrated Louisville chef, Edward Lee, Danny Wimmer Presents blends the best elements of a bourbon festival, a food festival, and a music festival into one all-encompassing celebration in honor of the soul and spirit of Kentucky.
BOURBON AND BEYOND will be an enriching weekend featuring the best bourbons, master distillers, national and local chefs, bartenders, musicians, and many other artisans.
The Big Bourbon Bar: A 20,000-square-foot bar featuring delicious bourbon cocktails presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The Hunter's Club: A bourbon hound's dream come true with experimental, rare, and hard-to-find bourbons.
The Bourbon Barrel Cooperage: A behind-the-scenes look at how coopers craft the oak barrels used to age bourbon.
The Distillery: An interactive experience to discover the life of a master blender, taster, and distiller.
Bourbon Workshops: Access to bourbon's best and brightest in a series of free and intimate distilling, bartending, pairing, and cooking workshops.
After falling deep into drug addiction, Natalie Cole turned her life around. But was it too late? Dr. Hunter details how in 2008 her dark past set off an extraordinary chain reaction of medical conditions that ultimately proved fatal.
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… is a documentary series that reveals the truth behind the controversial deaths of global icons and people whose untimely deaths were surrounded by scandal and intense media attention.
Fact and fiction are forever separated through reconstructions of their final hours using crucial medical evidence from the actual autopsies to explain how and why they died while interviews with friends and family shed light on the events that led to death—finally putting an end to the speculation.
The new hour-long episodes focus on the final hours of Steve McQueen, Richard Pryor, Bruce Lee, Janis Joplin, Dennis Wilson and Bernie Mac. Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
The Six of Wands is about the type of victory and success that comes from hard work and everything paying off for you in the end. You may have had a difficult road in achieving this success but it's all worth it.
You will know this as you bask in the emotions that surround you as you enjoy the tumultuous feelings the Six of Wands inspires. Is there news you have been waiting for that could have an impact on your life for the better?
You may have been sitting exams or other tests and the Six of Wands shows you will succeed. There is a great deal of support from those around you. People you know, and possibly people you do not know, will help you to reach your goals regardless of whether it is important to them if you succeed or not.
Any communications you need to make in regards to putting a plan in motion should work out well for you. You will be met with a smooth ride in finding your answers as this is the beauty of the Six of Wands.
It is like riding a wave, gaining momentum, as you go from success to success. As the successes mount up, your confidence grows, and the next step you need to take becomes clear.
Mercury Prize-nominated 2003 album, co-produced by soul singer Betty Wright and S-Curves founder Steve Greenberg, includes Carla Thomas, Aretha Frankin, Isley Brothers and White Stripes covers
LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2017— Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better-known as Joss Stone, was born in Dover, Kent, England, and grew up listening to singers like Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin, emulating their gritty, soulful style on her groundbreaking 2003 debut album, The Soul Sessions, Volume 1, which proved a worldwide sensation and will now be released on vinyl by UMe on May 26.
Stone appeared on several U.K. TV talent shows, but was discovered by British producers Andy Dean and Ben Wolfe, who in turn convinced S-Curve Records founder and veteran U.S. label executive Steve Greenberg to audition Stone. Greenberg enlisted veteran Miami soul singer Betty Wright to work on what became The Soul Sessions album, with local musicians such as Benny Latimore, Timmy Thomas and Little Beaver as well as contemporaries Angie Stone and The Roots.
The idea behind the album was for Stone to record more obscure soul tracks by the likes of Aretha Franklin (“All the King’s Horses”), Carla Thomas (“I’ve Fallen in Love with You”), the Isley Brothers (“For the Love of You, Pts. 1 & 2”). Willy “Sugar Billy” Garner (“Super Duper Love [Are You Diggin’ On Me] Pt 1”), Laura Lee (“Dirty Man”), Bettye Swann (“Victim of a Foolish Heart”) and the Soul Brothers Six (“Some Kind of Wonderful”) as well as offbeat choices such as Waylon Jennings (Harlan Howard’s “The Chokin’ Kind”) and even Woodstock hero John Sebastian (“I Had a Dream”). The first single was Stone’s cover of the White Stripes’ “Fell in Love with a Girl,” transposed to “Fell in Love with a Boy,” and produced by the Roots’ Questlove. That single reached the Top 20 of the U.K. Singles chart, as did the follow-up her version of Sugar Billy’s “Super Duper Love.”
The Soul Sessions, Pt. 1 entered the U.K. Albums chart at #89, and eventually peaked at #4 in its fifth week, with the British Phonographic Society certifying it triple platinum. It has since sold more than a million copies in the U.K. In the U.S., The Soul Sessions peaked in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200, and within six months, was certified gold.
The album is now nearing platinum in this country. The album was also an international hit throughout Europe, where it hit the Top 5 in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal, Top 10 in Belgium and Italy, Top 12 in Sweden and Top 15 in Switzerland as well as #4 on the European Top 100 albums. It was awarded a Platinum Europe Award by IFPI for sales in excess of one million across the Continent. The Soul Sessions earned platinum in both Australia and New Zealand, and as of July 2012, had sold five million worldwide.
The critics were mostly effusive, with Rolling Stone’s Jon Caramanica enthusing, “Stone shines on this impressive covers set… she chooses songs wisely. AllMusic’s Thom Jurek said Stone “has unique phrasing and a huge voice that accents, dips and slips never overworking a song or trying to bring attention to itself via hollow acrobatics.”
The A.V. Club’s Keith Phipps said, “Sessions established Stone as a formidable interpreter.” The album was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and was nominated for a MOBO Award for Best Album. Stone released the sequel to the album, The Soul Sessions, Vol 2 in 2012.
1. “The Chokin’ Kind” (written by Harlan Howard, originally performed by Waylon Jennings, 1967)
2. “Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin’ On Me?), Pt. 1 (written by Willie Garner, originally performed by Sugar Billy, 1974)
3. “Fell in Love with a Boy” (written by Jack White, originally performed by White Stripes, 2001)
4. “Victim of a Foolish Heart” (written by Charles Buckins/George Jackson, originally performed by Bettye Swann, 1972)
5. “Dirty Man” (written by Bobby Miller, originally performed by Laura Lee, 1967)
6. “Some Kind of Wonderful” (written by John Ellison, originally performed by Soul Brothers Six, 1967)
7. “I’ve Fallen In Love With You” (written and originally performed by Carla Thomas, 1968)
8. “I Had a Dream” (written and originally performed by John Sebastian, 1970)
9. “All the King’s Horses” (written and originally performed by Aretha Franklin, 1972)
10. “For the Love of You, Pts. 1 & 2” (written and originally performed by the Isley Brothers with Christopher Jasper, 1975)
DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 1st
LOCATION: EMAGINE THEATER - 200 N. MAIN STREET - ROYAL OAK, MI 48067
OPEN: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
ABOUT ALL EYEZ ON ME:
All Eyez on Me, in theaters June 16, chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.
All Eyez On Me, helmed by Director Benny Boom, and produced by LT Hutton (Morgan Creek Productions), stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Dominic L. Santana and Jamal Woolard. #ALLEYEZTOUR
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ll Eyez On Me, helmed by Director Benny Boom, and produced by LT Hutton (Morgan Creek Productions), stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Dominic L. Santana and Jamal Woolard. #ALLEYEZTOUR
Stax also launched the careers of a who's-who of soul music greats: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Eddie Floyd, Carla and Rufus Thomas, Albert King and Booker T. and the MGs, to name just a few.
Stax Records is an American record label, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee.Founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, the label changed its name to Stax Records in 1961. It was a major factor in the creation of Southern soul and Memphis soul music.
Stax also released gospel, funk, jazz, and blues recordings. While renowned for its output of African-American music, the label was founded by two white siblings and business partners, Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton
Stax featured several popular ethnically integrated bands (including the label's house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s) and a racially integrated team of staff and artists unprecedented in that time of racial strife and tension in Memphis and the South. Full Bio Here
Queen of Wands | Cosmic Tarot by Norbert Lösche
Today's Tarot Card is the Queen of Pentacles! You are more than capable now. You're a master of your domain, and hold all the skills you need to create something strong, meaningful, and long-lasting. More here
The Queen of Wands asks you to be bold and courageous in your undertakings and actions. Your creative energies are high and you have a good sense of your life direction. You are highly optimistic, confident and full of ideas that you are ready to implement and share with others. You have an ability to express your passions with great authenticity and courage.
The Queen of Wands is a natural extrovert and enjoys being the centre of attention. She creates a powerful first impression and is a likeable individual who makes friends easily by being sweet, warm and charming. She wants to be ‘known’, to be ‘someone’. She has bountiful social and professional networks and she draws people to her with her charisma and positive energy. More Here
The official Beatles pop-up Pepper store in Liverpool is now open for business.
The official Beatles Pepper
pop-up store is now open for business
May 25th - June 11th
1 Mathew Street, Liverpool
Come in later tonight at MIDNIGHT to be the first to buy your copy of the Anniversary Edition of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
All super deluxe boxes come with a special anniversary tote bag, which is only available at the shop.
It was 50 years ago when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally
The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo, sourced directly from the four-track masters at Abbey Road Studios in London, and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.
This extensive collection gives an unprecedented insight into how The Beatles made their ground-breaking album. The box set features a new stereo version by Giles Martin and 33 tracks from the Sgt. Pepper sessions that place you in the studio as the group develop the songs.