music & entertainment news – Tuesday 5/29/18

music & entertainment news – Tuesday 5/29/18

The Olivia Newton-John bio-pic was a ratings flop when it aired this week on Australian TV. Even worse, viewership dropped by a third for the second half of the two-part film. That doesn’t bode well for Hopelessly Devoted to You being picked up by a U.S. network.

Olivia Newton-John – Photo Credit: Sheri Determan /

Original Animals frontman Eric Burdon posted a new song on YouTube yesterday

(Monday). Fittingly titled “Memorial Day,” it shares his thoughts on the holiday. He tweets, “On this #MemorialDay let #peace be the only way!”

Eric Burdon and the Animals – Photo Credit: chuck tuck / PR Photos

The European pay TV network Sky has bought the rights to air a one-hour documentary on Blondie drummer Clem Burke on its Sky Arts channel and has posted a trailer for it on Vimeo.

Deborah Harry and Blondie – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Dionne Warwick visited the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, a leading AIDS research facility, this week. Long active in AIDS-related causes, Warwick also stopped by a Baltimore patient facility. She tells the Washington Post, “I’ve dedicated my being to be a part of it until that train ride I got on at the beginning has finally found its destination. We’re going to all work toward making that happen.”

Bobby Valentino, Kenny Lattimore, Chrisette Michelle, Eric Benet, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Ronald Isley, Candice Glover, Eddie Levert, Ruben Stu – Photo credit: PR Photos

Drummer Roger Clark, who backed Lou Rawls, Hank Williams JuniorTom Jones and Paul Anka on recordings made at Muscle Shoals, Alabama during the ’70s and ’80s, died Thursday at age 67.


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