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Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right” – 60th anniversary

Elvis Presley's That's All Right - 60th anniversary

We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the day that Elvis Presley recorded "That's All Right" and kick-started one of the most remarkable careers in music history.

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“Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” 10-disc deluxe edition out in August

Elvis: That's The Way It Is 10-disc deluxe edition out in August

Read about the forthcoming 10-disc box set featuring material recorded during the filming of the 1970 documentary "Elvis: That's The Way It Is".

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Roy Orbison’s “Mystery Girl” out now in expanded and deluxe editions

Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl out now in expanded and deluxe editions

Legacy Recordings has commemorated the 25th anniversary of Roy Orbison's "Mystery Girl" with the release of expanded and deluxe editions of the album.

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Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes In South Africa

Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes In South Africa

The documentary film "Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes in South Africa" is available to view online for a limited time.

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New releases

New releases

Check the new and upcoming CD, Blu-ray and DVD music releases.

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“The Beatles: All These Years Volume  1: Tune In” – Review

The Beatles: All These Years Volume 1: Tune In - Review

George Smith reviews the first of Mark Lewisohn's three-volume biography of The Beatles.

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Conan O’Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Conan O'Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Watch Conan O'Brien's in-depth interview with music historian Peter Guralnick.

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Song of the week

Song of the week

Each week we showcase a classic track as Song of the Week. Check the current and past choices.

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Before they were famous – high school yearbook photos

Before they were famous - high school yearbook photos

See if you can identify these stars before they were famous.

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New CD, DVD and Blu-ray releases

Brian Wilson biopic, “Love & Mercy,” premieres in September

Written by admin on July 22, 2014 – 7:45 pm -

The Brian Wilson biopic, “Love & Mercy,” will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Brian Wilson

The movie, directed by Bill Pohlad and co-produced by Brian Wilson, follows Wilson’s life from the mid-1960s through to the early-1990s. Paul Dano and John Cusack play the young and older Brian Wilson, respectively, and Elizabeth Banks stars as Wilson’s second wife, Melinda. Paul Giamatti plays Wilson’s controversial therapist, Dr. Eugene Landy.

A Wilson biopic titled “Love & Mercy” was first proposed in the 1980s and finally formally announced in June 2011. It was filmed over six weeks last summer.

In October of 2013, Brian Wilson told Billboard:

It’s quite a thrill to have a movie made of my life. I’m very sentimental about it, and it’s very, very good. It was a trip to see. The actors and actresses portrayed everybody really well.

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Stars pay tribute to Darlene Love at Right to Rock benefit

Written by admin on October 18, 2013 – 7:39 pm -

Brian Wilson, Elvis Costello, Bill Medley, and Steven Van Zandt were among the stars who gathered in New York to pay tribute to Darlene Love at the fifth annual Right to Rock benefit on Thursday night.

The benefit, which took place at Cipriani Wall Street®, raised $850,000 for Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organisation that supports the teaching of music in public schools.

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Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck to tour North America

Written by admin on August 5, 2013 – 1:51 pm -

Guitar legend Jeff Beck will join forces with Brian Wilson for an 18-city North American tour beginning on September 27 in Hollywood, Florida. Al Jardine and David Marks of the Beach Boys will also be on the tour.

Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson

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Beach Boys lost archives up for auction

Written by admin on April 20, 2013 – 7:18 pm -

A huge collection of Beach Boys memorabilia is up for auction by the London-based Fame Bureau. The items were apparently placed in a storage facility in Florida in the 1970s by a Beach Boys family member. The exciting find came to light when the storage company sold off the contents of the boxes because payments had not been made.

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Brian Wilson to write memoir

Written by admin on April 17, 2013 – 10:14 pm -

Brian Wilson has signed a deal with Da Capo Press to write his memoir. The Beach Boys legend will work on the book with Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal editor Jason Fine.

The press release promises that Wilson will:

“Describe, for the first time, the epic highs and lows of his life—from his tumultuous relationship with his father, the loss of his mother and brothers, his fears about live performance, and the struggles he faced to lead the Beach Boys away from surf music into experimental terrain to his remarkable personal and professional comeback from drug addiction and mental illness with the support of his second wife, Melinda. He will share a new level of emotional honesty never before expressed in earlier books about him.”

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