Music & Entertainment News – Wednesday 1/3/18

Music & Entertainment News – Wednesday 1/3/18

Yoko Ono tweeted about Ringo Starr’s knighthood, saying, “It’s about time! Huge congratulations! I am delighted for you and your family. It is an honour for everyone in The Beatles family and I love you very much.”

Yoko Ono - Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Yoko Ono – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

David Byrne will kick off his Reasons to Be Cheerful multimedia project with a lecture at The New School in New York on January 8th.Byrne says he “began to look for encouraging things that are happening anywhere, and if they have been tested, if they have been proven to work, if they can be transferred and adopted in other places.”

David Byrne - Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

David Byrne – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Jackson Browne will play a benefit concert for Quiltman Sahme, a native American singer and drummer from Oregon, at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California on February 24th. Quiltman lost his home in a fire last August.

 Jackson Browne - Photo Credit: Michele Marotta / PRPhotos.com

Jackson Browne – Photo Credit: Michele Marotta / PRPhotos.com

Documentaries on Elton John, Queen and ABBA will air this year on the digital TV channel Reelz.

Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical has extended its initial run in Australia. After two months in Sydney, the production opened Sunday night in Melbourne. Aussie singer-actor-TV host David Campbell has the title role.

Eddie Hinton, a guitarist who worked at the famed Muscle Shoals Studio, will be posthumously inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame on February 3rd. Hinton founded the mid-’60s band Hour Glass, which included Duane and Gregg Allman. As a sessionman, he played on hits by Wilson Pickett, Arthur Conley, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex, Boz Scaggs and Percy Sledge.

AND HERE IS JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING TO TAKE THE WINTER CHILL OFF:

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