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Gordy Harmon of the Whispers Dies

  • Gordy Harmon, founding member of the r&b group The Whispers, has died. He was 79
  • The singer passed away in his sleep at his home in LA last Thursday
  • After Harmon left the group, The Whispers went on to have massive pop and r&b hits with "And The Beat Goes On" and "Rock Steady", and were voted in to the R&B Hall of Fame
  • Source: Pitchfork

 

Cher May Be Engaged!

  • Cher posted a pic to Twitter of what looks like a diamond engagement ring being held by her boyfriend.
  • She wrote on the tweet, “THERE R NO WORDS, ALEXANDER A.E.”, leading fans to ask if they were engaged.
  • The singer replied with the same pic and a caption that read “I posted this cause his nails are so cool.”
  • Source: Daily Mail

Fred White, Drummer for Earth, Wind & Fire, Passes

  • Fred White, drummer for legendary R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, has passed at the age of 67
  • The news was posted via Instagram by Fred's older brother and former E,W&F bandmate Verdine White, as well as the official Earth, Wind & Fire Instagram account
  • White was a long-time member of the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame band, earning "gold records at the young age of 16 years old"
  • Source: CNN

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Mariah Carey's "All I Want Christmas Is You" #1 For 11th Week

  • Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” grabbed the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 once more
  • This is the songs 11th week overall at number one
  • Holiday music made up seven out of ten of the top songs this week
  • Source: Billboard

Keith Richards Recreates His Wedding Day Kiss With Wife For Anniversary

  • Keith Richards celebrated his 79th birthday on Sunday, which was also his 39th wedding anniversary.
  • Daughter Theodora posted a pic on Instagram of Keith and his wife Patti Hanson recreating a kiss from their 1983 wedding.
  • Patti put on her original wedding dress for the picture.
  • Source: People

Janet Jackson Plots 2023 “Together Again” Tour With Ludacris

  • It's been over twenty years since Janet Jackson toured - but the wait is almost over
  • Announced yesterday, Janet is embarking on the "Together Again" tour with guest star Ludacris
  • The tour starts April 14 and extends through June 21, and advance tickets go on sale today
  • Source: ET Online

Mariah Carey Celebrates Returning to No. 1 For Holidays

  • Mariah Carey is enjoying “All I Want For Christmas Is You” being number one on the charts again
  • The singer posted her celebration on Twitter, including a picture of her with her hands up in triumph
  • Mariah makes $2.5M a year from “All I Want For Christmas Is You” alone
  • Source: Unilad

Paul Simon Tribute Concert Coming To CBS

  • CBS will air a two-hour tribute special for Paul SimonWednesday.
  • The show will feature performances and tributes from Garth Brooks, Sting, Stevie Wonder, and more, including performances from Simon.
  • “Homeward Bound: A GRAMMY Salute To The Songs Of Paul Simon” will air starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on December 21st.
  • Source: Best Classic Bands

Guy Reuniting to Join New Edition, Keith Sweat for 2023 Tour

  • Fans of 80's and 90's r&b have a huge tour to look forward to next year - The Legacy Tour '23
  • Just announced: Guy are reuniting - and joining New Edition (with Bobby Brown) and Keith Sweat for an epic series of shows
  • The tour marks forty years since the release of New Edition's debut album, "Candy Girl"
  • Source: TMZ

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The Stones, Sir Elton Among 2022’s Top Tours

  • The Rolling Stones and Elton John sold more than a half-billion dollars worth of concert tickets in 2022 according to Billboard.
  • Sir Elton’s 85 tour dates earned over $334M, making it the second-highest-grossing tour in 2022 behind only Bad Bunny.
  • The Stones finished in sixth place on the Billboard year-end chart with $179M from just 20 shows.
  • Source: Billboard

Neil Diamond Sings “Sweet Caroline” At Play Opening

  • The audience for the opening night of the Broadway musical “A Beautiful Noise” got a surprise when Neil Diamond sang from a box seat.
  • His performance of “Sweet Caroline” turned into a huge sing-along with the entire crowd on their feet.
  • The musical is based on Diamond’s life and features many of his songs as it tells his story.
  • Source: Page Six

Christine McVie Items sell For Big Bucks At Auction

  • Items from Christine McVie turned into the main attraction at a sale over the weekend by Julien’s Auctions.
  • The dress she wore on the back cover of Rumours” sold for over $56k.
  • Several pieces of her equipment were also auctioned off, including a touring Hammond B3 organ that sold for $28,125.
  • Source: Rolling Stone

Mariah Carey Is Back At #1 On "Billboard" Global 200 Chart

  • Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” rocketed to the top from fifth to first place on Billboard’s Global 200 Chart
  • Christmas classics “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” & “Last Christmas” from Brenda Lee & Wham!, respectively, also jumped into the top five on the chart.
  • Source: Billboard

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