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Stevie Nicks Shares Her Take On Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth’

Stevie Nicks recently released a cover version of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth.”

Stephen Stills wrote the classic protest anthem in 1966.

Nicks took to social media to make an announcement about the cover version before releasing it.

“I am so excited to release my new song this Friday,” Nicks wrote.
“It’s called ‘For What It’s Worth’ and it was written by Stephen Stills in 1966. It meant something to me then, and it means something to me now.

She added, “I always wanted to interpret it through the eyes of a woman – and it seems like today, in the times we live in, it has a lot to say… I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1947 – Marc Bolan

Born on this day in 1947 – Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld), English guitarist, singer, songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the glam rock band T. Rex. Bolan was one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s. He had the 1971 UK No.1 single ‘Hot Love’, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles, and the 1972 US No.10 single Bang A Gong, (Get It On). Bolan was killed in a car accident on 16th September 1977 aged 29 a fortnight before his 30th birthday.

MEET THE H & S FEED & COUNTRY STORE PET OF THE WEEK: “CALYPSO”

This week’s H & S Feed & Country Store Pet of the Week is “Calypso”. Calypso is a sweet 6 month old Beauceron mix who’s very trainable. She’s fully vetted, and would love to find her ‘furr-ever’ home!

If you’d like to set up an appointment to meet Calypso or any of the pets at Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, visit https://www.stephenmemorial.org/ and fill out an adoption application.

Check out our visit about Calypso with Shanna from Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter here:

Elton John Surprised With National Humanities Medal At White House Concert

President Joe Biden presented Elton John with a pleasant surprise following the music legend’s performance on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday to honor everyday history-makers.

Biden presented John with the National Humanities Medal. “The President of the United States awards this National Humanities Medal to Sir Elton John for moving our souls with his powerful voice in one of the defining songbooks of all time. An enduring icon and advocate with absolutely courage, who found purpose to challenge convention, shatter stigma, and advance the simple truth that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect,” reads the citation.

Biden said, “Throughout his career, Elton found his voice — not only his voice, but his voice to help others and help them find their voice”.

“It’s clear Elton John’s music has changed our lives,” he added.

In his reply speech, John said, “I just said to the First Lady: I’m never flabbergasted, but I’m flabbergasted and humbled and honored by this incredible award from the United States of America”.

“I will treasure this so much and it will make me double my efforts to make sure this disease goes away,” he added, referring to the fight against AIDS and HIV.

John’s husband David, their children, and U.K. Ambassador to the United States Karen Pierce were among those who attended the function.

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1948 – Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner

Born on this day in 1948 – Mark Farner, American singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad who had the US No.1 single with their version of ‘The Loco-Motion’ which was produced by Todd Rundgren. They were the most successful US hard rock  band of the 70s selling over 20 million albums.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers ‘Live At The Fillmore’ Box Set Coming In November

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers are set to release a box set featuring their live performances during their 20-night 1997 residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Live At The Fillmore box set will drop on November 25 via Warner Records. The collection will be available as a 4-CD or 6-LP deluxe edition as well as on 2-CDs, and 3-LPs.

The box set will feature recordings from the band’s residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco between January 10 and February 7, 1997.

They played dozens of songs during the run and recorded six of the shows.

“Playing the Fillmore in 1997 for a month was one of my favorite experiences as a musician in my whole life,” Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell says. “The band was on fire and we changed the set list every night. The room and the crowd was spiritual … AND … we got to play with some amazing guests. I will always remember those nights with joy and inspiration.”

This is the first Heartbreakers live album since Petty’s death in 2017.

Source: RTT Music News

Ringo Starr Shares Video For ‘World Go Round’ From Newly Released ‘EP3’

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr recently released a music video for “World Go Round,” the lead song from EP3.

Toto lead singer Joseph Williams and founding Toto guitarist and longtime All Starr Band member Steve Lukather co-wrote “World Go Round.”

The visual shows Starr playing the song with Lukather and recording vocals with a few backing singers at his home studio and rehearsal space. The clip also features scenes of Williams playing keyboards.

“Everyone and Everything,” “Let’s Be Friends,” and “Free Your Soul” are the other three songs on the newly released EP3.

Source: RTT Music News

Born on this day in 1947 – Meat Loaf

Born on this day in 1947 – Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday). His record breaking 1978 album Bat Out Of Hell spent 457 weeks on the UK album chart. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums (consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose) has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Meat Loaf has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows. He died on January 20, 2022 aged 74.

Doobie Brothers Co-Founder, Drummer John Hartman Dead At 72

Former drummer and co-founding member of the Doobie Brothers, John Hartman died at the age of 72.

The news was confirmed by the Doobie Brothers on their official social media accounts on Thursday.

“Today we are thinking of John Hartman, or Little John to us. John was a wild spirit, great drummer, and showman during his time in the Doobies. He was also a close friend for many years and an intricate part of the band personality! We send our condolences to all his loved ones at this difficult time. Rest in peace John,” his former bandmates wrote.

They did not specify the date of his death.

Hartman formed the Doobie Brothers with singer and guitarist Tom Johnston in 1970 in San Jose, California.

At the band’s inception, Hartman was the sole drummer.

He played on all of the Doobie Brothers’ major hits of the 1970s with both Johnston and Michael McDonald. He left the rock band early in 1979.

Hartman was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Doobie Brothers in 2020.

Source: RTT Music News

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