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Also Credited As: Bo Diddley
 
Date of Birth: December 30, 1928 (90)

Birth Place: McComb, MS, USA
Tommy and the Commies and Les Lullies Announce TourTommy and the Commies and Les Lullies Announce Tour
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

From swingin' Sudbury, Ontario, CA (nada), here come TOMMY and the COMMIESsupporting their debut recordings for Slovenly Recordings, Here come Tommy and the Commies! 'Here Come...' is 16 blistering minutes of hooliganistic mod-punk madness featuring Jeff Houle, also known as the sole brain behind budget rock cult faves STRANGE ATTRACTOR, and his brother Mitch, known ? collectively as the power-pop force STATUES of P. Trash Records fame. (more...)

Radkey Premieres New Song 'P.A.W.' With Kerrang!Radkey Premieres New Song 'P.A.W.' With Kerrang!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

St. Joseph punk-rock brothers Radkey are premiering their newest track 'P.A.W.' today exclusively with Kerrang!  (more...)

Sarah Dash (Legendary Original & Founding Member of Labelle) Annoucnes Brand New Show Debut at The Loft at City Winery NYCSarah Dash (Legendary Original & Founding Member of Labelle) Annoucnes Brand New Show Debut at The Loft at City Winery NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, 'Full Circle', at The Loft at City Winery, NYC on Saturday, March 23 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Music Industry Veteran Rick Levy To Release New MemoirMusic Industry Veteran Rick Levy To Release New Memoir
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

High in the Mid-'60s: How to Have a Fabulous Life in Music without Being Famous first started as Rick Levy's journal where he wrote about discovering his roots and what turned out to be a lifelong passion realized. Readers will discover High in the Mid '60s is a memoir, rock and roll everyman story, spiritual discovery, survival manual and an anecdotal treasure chest of life on the road. Rick went from being a member of The Limits, a garage band, to having a failed major label recording contract, to running an indie label, then going on to become one of the top managers and bandleaders in the '60s genre. (more...)

Sarah Dash, Original & Founding Member of Labelle, Shares 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul' November Tour DatesSarah Dash, Original & Founding Member of Labelle, Shares 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul' November Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul, in three cities this November. This special concert celebration will feature Sarah Dash singing All The Great Aretha Franklin Classics (including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Freeway Of Love, Ain't No Way, Jump To It), and telling inside stories of her friendship with The Queen. Bernard Purdy, who played in Ms. Franklin's band through the years, will be the musical director for Ms. Dash for these performances. (more...)

Sarah Dash Will Tour With 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul'Sarah Dash Will Tour With 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul, in three cities this November. This special concert celebration will feature Sarah Dash singing All The Great Aretha Franklin Classics (including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Freeway Of Love, Ain't No Way, Jump To It), and telling inside stories of her friendship with The Queen. Bernard Purdy, who played in Ms. Franklin's band through the years, will be the musical director for Ms. Dash for these performances. (more...)

Billy F Gibbons Goes Top 20 with New Solo Album 'The Big Bad Blues'Billy F Gibbons Goes Top 20 with New Solo Album 'The Big Bad Blues'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Following last week's HMV Q&A and signing which saw ZZ Top singer and guitarist Billy F Gibbons make a suitably stylish entrance, pulling up outside of the Oxford Street store in front of queues of fans and spectators in a gleaming white 1968 Cadillac Deville, the release of new solo album 'The Big Bad Blues' has awarded Billy his first Top 20 album since the release of  ZZ Top's 'Antenna' in 1994. (more...)

Whiskey Bayou Records Releases 'Pain By Numbers' By Acclaimed Guitarist, Eric McFaddenWhiskey Bayou Records Releases 'Pain By Numbers' By Acclaimed Guitarist, Eric McFadden
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Whiskey Bayou Records proudly releases Pain By Numbers, the new album by acclaimed guitarist-vocalist, Eric McFadden. (more...)

ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons Holds Q&A and Signing at HMV Oxford StreetZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons Holds Q&A and Signing at HMV Oxford Street
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

This week, on the evening of September 25th, at HMV in Oxford Street, rock fans, spectators and passer-by were treated to the memorable sight of Central London being brought to a halt by the arrival of Texan rock and blues icon Billy F Gibbons. (more...)

THE ROLLING STONES 'Voodoo Lounge Uncut' Available on Multiple Formats Nov. 16THE ROLLING STONES 'Voodoo Lounge Uncut' Available on Multiple Formats Nov. 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The Rolling Stones today announced release details of an archive concert film, Voodoo Lounge Uncut. Filmed in Miami on the world tour supporting the Voodoo Lounge album, this restored, remixed and remastered film contains ten previously unreleased performances. Featuring guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray and Bo Diddley, this new version also includes five bonus performances on all visual formats. (more...)

ZZ Top Legend Billy F Gibbons Announces Album Signing and Live Q&AZZ Top Legend Billy F Gibbons Announces Album Signing and Live Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

On Tuesday, September 25th, at HMV in Oxford Street, London, fans of Texan rock icons ZZ Top will get the chance to attend a live Q&A and record signing with fabled guitarist and vocalist Billy F Gibbons. Set to commence at 6pm (doors open at 5.30pm), there will be a short live Q&A session hosted by DJ Matt Stocks, after which Billy will sign copies of his new solo album, 'The Big Bad Blues', released September 21st via Snakefarm Records on CD and ltd edition red vinyl (an HMV exclusive).   (more...)

Lera Lynn, Matt Andersen And More Come to City WineryLera Lynn, Matt Andersen And More Come to City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces actress-singer Lera Lynn, Nikka Costa ('(Out Here) On My Own' from the movie Fame), and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 21 at noon. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

British Alternative Music Legends Shriekback Release 14th Album WHY ANYTHING? WHY THIS? Tomorrow 5/25British Alternative Music Legends Shriekback Release 14th Album WHY ANYTHING? WHY THIS? Tomorrow 5/25
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2018

Seminal British alternative rock outfit Shriekback present their new album 'Why Anything? Why This?', following up their first single 'And The Rain', complete with a darkly intriguing video filmed by Howard Davidson (a.k.a. Hodah). (more...)

The Julian Lage Trio Come To The Fox TheatreThe Julian Lage Trio Come To The Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

On Modern Lore, Julian Lage's second studio recording with his trio, the composer and guitarist focuses on the groove, building his melodies and solos around the work of the prodigious rhythm section of double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Modern Lore finds Lage playfully flipping the script he followed on his acclaimed 2016 Mack Avenue debut, Arclight. That album -- produced, like Modern Lore, by Lage's friend and collaborator, the singer-songwriter Jesse Harris -- was his first trio set on electric guitar and found Lage inspired by the sounds and the attitude of the freewheeling, pre-bebop jazz era, when, as he puts it, 'country music and jazz and swing were in this weird wild-west period.' This time he incorporates the sensibility, if not the outright sound, of early rock and roll, a similarly hybrid form driven by rhythm, personality and a passion for the electric guitar. (more...)

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Announces Final Run of Shows in Times Square LocationB.B. King Blues Club & Grill Announces Final Run of Shows in Times Square Location
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

After 18 years of hosting some of music and entertainment's most revered names, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill has announced its final run of shows in its current Times Square location (237 W 42nd St). Due to escalating rent, the historic venue and supper club is forced to close its doors with a final performance on April 29, 2018. B.B. King Blues Club is in the process of selecting a new location in Manhattan to relocate the venue. (more...)

UK's The Magic Numbers Return With New Single SWEET DIVIDE From Upcoming OUTSIDERS AlbumUK's The Magic Numbers Return With New Single SWEET DIVIDE From Upcoming OUTSIDERS Album
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

“Coming out of the shadows running,” The Magic Numbers are making their return withOutsiders, their first new album in four years. The Mercury Prize-nominated quartet summons the powers of Neil Young, Howlin' Wolf, and Fleetwood Mac for an outlaw, open-road Americana feel, while retaining “elements of their trademark sweetness,” according to CLASH. “Sweet Divide,” the existentialist, Youngesque first single, is now available to stream, and Outsiders will be released May 11. (more...)

SaraSolo Festival Announces 2018 Festival Award RecipientsSaraSolo Festival Announces 2018 Festival Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

SaraSolo Festival 2018 Announces Award Winners. See the full list of 2018 SaraSolo Festival Award Recipients below! (more...)

SaraSolo Festival 2018 Announces Festival Award RecipientsSaraSolo Festival 2018 Announces Festival Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The 2018 SaraSolo Festival, the fourth celebration of theatre and solo artists, was held January 27-February 4, 2018. This annual theater festival features an eclectic mix of 45-90-minute solo performances by national and international artists - featuring music, dance, cabaret, comedy, magic, poetry, performance art, stand-up, storytelling and visual art creation as well as biographical, autobiographical and poetic plays. (more...)

BWW Review: FENCES at Ridgefield Theater BarnBWW Review: FENCES at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - Feb 4, 2018

A stellar cast provides a phenomenal performance in August Wilson's emotionally intense drama, FENCES. (more...)

Guitarist/Composer Julian Lage Premieres New Album on NPR's First ListenGuitarist/Composer Julian Lage Premieres New Album on NPR's First Listen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Grammy-award nominated Julian Lage's second trio album, Modern Lore (Mack Avenue Records), will be released next Friday, February, 2. The album is available to be heard in its entirety now via follows Lage's 2017 collaborative jazz album Mount Royal with guitarist/singer Chris Eldridge, which has been nominated for a Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Grammy. (more...)

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