THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 100
MAY 5, 2023
– All recording and mixing for the band’s next album “WITHOUT A TRIBE” is scheduled to be completed this coming week. HALLELUJAH! The next step is mastering – both for vinyl and CD. That process should take a week or less… then the masters will be sent to the vinyl manufacturers to begin that process.
– The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will induct Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine, the Spinners, Hip-hop progenitor DJ Kool Herc, guitarist Link Wray, Chaka Khan, Bernie Taupin, Al Kooper and Soul Train creator Don Cornelius.
– The Grateful Dead will release an expansive box set this summer called “Here Comes Sunshine 1973.” The 17-CD collection arrives on June 30 and includes five previously unreleased live performances from the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa (May 13, 1973); Campus Stadium, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California (May 20, 1973); Kezar Stadium, San Francisco (May 26, 1973); and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C. (June 9 and 10, 1973).
– Jethro Tull‘s newest album “RokFlote” is out now.
– The legendary Gordon Lightfoot died this pat week at age 84.
– Winger is releasing a new album called “Seven” on Friday, May 5th.
– Ann Wilson has announced a North American solo tour for this summer. The Heart frontwoman will begin the trek on July 7 in Toronto and conclude on Aug. 30 in Syracuse, New York.
– Rick Springfield has announced a new summer tour. The “I Want My ’80s” trek will begin on Aug. 4 in Youngstown, Ohio, and run through Sept. 16 in Fresno, California.
– Aerosmith will throw in the towel this fall with their “Peace Out” farewell tour. The 40-date North American excursion begins on Sept. 2 in Philadelphia and concludes on Jan. 26 in Montreal. The Black Crowes will provide support.
– Tim Bachman, co-founding guitarist and vocalist with Bachman-Turner Overdrive, died at the age of 71.
YOU SAY: Your FIRST favorite…
It all began for all of us with someone (or someones) at some point in time.
So, this week, we keep it simple…
Someone comes up to you and asks, “Who was your FIRST favorite music artist?”
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Singer Tommy James celebrated birthday 76 last Saturday.
On Monday, singer-songwriter Rita Coolidge turned 78
Turning 69 on Monday was guitarist and songwriter, Ray Parker, Jr.
Mick Mars, lead guitarist for Motely Crue, had birthday 72 on Thursday
Last Friday, Kim Gordon of SONIC YOUTH turned 71.
Folk singer Judy Collins had birthday number 84 on Monday.
Engelbert Humperdinck was 87 on Tuesday.
Singer-songwriter Christopher Cross turned 72 on Wednesday.
Carnie Wilson (of Wilson Phillips) was 55 last Saturday.
Happy 82nd birthday to Ann Margaret. (Last Friday)
The TOP 12 MOST EXPENSIVE GUITARS EVER AUCTIONED
Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” Fender Stratocaster $959,000
Bob Dylan’s 1964 Fender Stratocaster $965,000
David Gilmour’s Martin D-35 $1,095,000
Duane Allman’s 1957 Gibson Les Paul $1,250,000
David Gilmour’s 1954 Fender Stratocaster $1,815,000
Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” $1,900,000
John Lennon’s Gibson J160E $2,410,000
Reach Out to Asia Fender Stratocaster $2,700,000
Eddie Van Halen’s Hot For Teacher Kramer $3,932,000
David Gilmour’s Black Fender Stratocaster $3,975,000
Kurt Cobain’s Smells Like Teen Spirit Fender Mustang $4,550,000
Kurt Cobain’s Martin D-18E $6,010,000
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The boys in the band, Staten Island, NY – Summer 2019
165 BLACK DOTS AND 6 GREEN DOTS ON A WHITE BACKGROUND … BECAUSE WHY NOT?
1 YEAR AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Country music star Naomi Judd dies by suicide at 76, one day before she’s inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with The Judds
6 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At the WXTB Rockfest, in Tampa, Florida, Soundgarden launch what will be their final tour with Chris Cornell, who dies on May 17 at a stop in Detroit.
13 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
A flood in Nashville damages the Grand Ole Opry House and Country Music Hall of Fame. John Fogerty, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Keith Urban are among those who lose guitars and other equipment that is held in a storage facility. Also destroyed are the bass used on the Hank Williams song “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” and a Stratocaster owned by Jimi Hendrix.
17 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Guinness certifies a new world record for most guitarists playing at the same time when 1,581 axe people simultaneously perform the Jimi Hendrix version of “Hey Joe” in Wrocław, Poland.
18 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Cream reunite for the first of four shows in London’s Royal Albert Hall, the site of their farewell concert 36 years earlier. The band hasn’t played together since their 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
20 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Apple launches the iTunes store, the first widely successful legal music download app, thanks to the emergence of the iPod, which lets people take their music with them.
32 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Elm Treason’s Andy Roman, mullet fully in tact, marries Amy Tilse.
44 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At the Rainbow Theatre in London, The Who play their first concert following the death of drummer Keith Moon. Their new stickman is Kenney Jones, formerly of Faces.
46 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Led Zeppelin play to 76,229 fans at the Pontiac Silverdome, breaking their own record (56,800 at a 1973 show in Tampa) for largest attendance for a single-act concert.
47 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Embellished history or not? Human rock stereotype Keith Moon of The Who adds to his legend when he pays nine New York City cab drivers $100 each to block both ends of a street so he can throw furniture out of his room at the Hotel Navarro.
49 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Stevie Wonder wins four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for Innervisions.
124 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The great Duke Ellington is born.
One Day, Maybe Next Week
A Little About Myself
This One Stings
Sometimes You Just FEEL it
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