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Music & Entertainment News - Thursday 1/18/18 | Passport

Music & Entertainment News – Thursday 1/18/18

Music & Entertainment News – Thursday 1/18/18

Brian Wilson returned to Hawthorne High School in California in an effort to have an “F” grade he received in music class changed to an “A.”

Brian Wilson - Photo Credit: Andrew Evans  / PR Photos

Brian Wilson – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Wilson chronicled the odd journey on his official Twitter. The story goes that he apparently submitted a composition for a music class in 1959 that received an “F” grade, which ended up as “Surfin’,” the Beach Boys’ first ever hit. The failing grade was changed to an “A” by the current school principal.

Brian’s high school music teacher Fred Morgan stated: “Brian wrote a composition for me and it turned out to be ‘Surfin.’ That composition got an F, but it made a million dollars.” Brian’s failing grade has now been changed to an A on this assignment by Dr. Landesfeind!” his Twitter states.

Long Distance Voyagers: The Story of The Moody Blues 1965-1979 is the first biography about the soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.

moody blues documentary ad

The book went on sale this week to coincide with the U.S. tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of Days of Future Passed.

AND…

Asked by a Twitter follower if he’d been in touch with Joni Mitchell lately…..

Joni Mitchell - National University of Ireland, Galway Launch Gala for the Huston School of FilmPhoto Credit: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

Joni Mitchell – National University of Ireland, Galway Launch Gala for the Huston School of FilmPhoto Credit: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

 David Crosby - 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Photo Credit: Jonathan  Shensa / PR Photos

David Crosby – 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Photo Credit: Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos

…David Crosby replied that he “had dinner with her not long ago and she is doing fine …working hard at getting better.”

Burt Bacharach calls performing “my form of insulating myself” from today’s toxic political climate. He tells California’s Orange County Register, “Let me get on stage, let me make myself feel good playing music for people who might also like to feel good.”

Burt Bacharach and family - UCLA Department of Neurosurgery's Visionary Ball -  Photo Credit: Keadrick D. Washington / PR Photos

Burt Bacharach and family – UCLA Department of Neurosurgery’s Visionary Ball – Photo Credit: Keadrick D. Washington / PR Photos

The Mystics’ original five-man lineup — Phil and Albee Cracolici, George Galfo, Bobby Ferrante and Al Contrera — will reunite for the first time in more than 40 years.

The Mystics picThe Mystics album cover

The Brooklyn, New York group, remembered for the ’50s classic “Hushabye,” will perform on package shows March 1st in Lakewood, New Jersey and March 2nd in Westbury, New York.
Paula Abdul‘s mother Lorraine Abdul died Sunday, according to Entertainment Tonight.

paula abdul and her mother lorraine abdul

04/07/2017 - Paula Abdul - 4th Annual unite4:humanity Gala - Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

04/07/2017 – Paula Abdul – 4th Annual unite4:humanity Gala – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

The singer and former American Idol judge appeared to reference her mom in a tweet on Tuesday that featured a photo from her recent vacation: “This moment from my visit to Israel is one I think of often. Pausing to watch all the vibrant life going on. EVERY MOMENT of life should be savored and treasured, whether we’re alone or with people we love. When can you pause today to appreciate life?”   Lorraine Abdul, a former concert pianist, was 85.

SupBowie.com is an unusual site for David Bowie fans. If you enter your age, you can find out what Bowie did when he was that old.

 David Bowie - David Bowie "Outside" UK Album Launch Event -  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

David Bowie – David Bowie “Outside” UK Album Launch Event – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

 

 

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