Earlier this week I was asking 1075 Beach Radio fans if they knew how to spell Lynyrd Skynyrd and then this news came. We pay tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King who passed away this week in Nashville at the age of 68 years. King co-wrote “Sweet Home Alabama”. Before joining the band he was a founding member of the Strawberry Alarm Clock of “Incencse and Peppermings” fame. An official cause of death wasn’t given, but King had been battling lung cancer and was recently hospitialized for it.
A statment on King’s Facebook page read “It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Ed King who died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on August 22nd, 2018. We thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career.”
The cover photo is the cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut album. King is on the far right.
Smashin Pumpkins will live stream their Seattle concert via Twitter tonight starting at 11:15 p.m. Eastern. The stream is free for viewing.
Early MTV favorite Aldo Nova is coming back with a new album on October 19th. The album ‘2.0’ will feature new versions of six tracks from his debut disc, including “Fantasy,” and one new song called “I’m a Survivor.”
John Lennon’s killer was once again denied parole yesterday. It was the 10th time Mark David Chapman had gone before a parole board and he won’t be eligible again for two years. Chapman is serving 20 years to life for the 1980 murder.
The six-disc box set ‘John Lennon: Imagine: The Ultimate Collection’ will be released on October 5th, just days before what would’ve been his 78th birthday. The 140-track collection will include four CDs and two Blu-ray discs and feature rare, unheard demos, outtakes, films and more from the making of the 1971 album ‘Imagine.’
An all-star lineup will perform at a celebration of life service for Aretha Franklin on August 31st in Detroit. Performers will include Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Holliday, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight, Johnny Gill and Ron Isley. Clive Davis is also planning a November tribute concert for Aretha in New York.
Now for some concert updates!
Thanks to Warner Music for this info
TOUR SCHEDULE – 2018
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ATL (co-headline w/The Cult & Bush)
Tues, Aug 28 Abbotsford Arena Live Nation
PORTUGAL. THE MAN/ATL (co-headline with BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE)
Sat, Sept 1 Deer Lake Park Live Nation
Sat, Sept 1 Malkin Bowl Live Nation
SKOOKUM FESTIVAL Stanley Park BrandLive
Fri, Sept 7 MATT MAYS
Sat, Sept 8 THE WAR ON DRUGS
Sun, Sept 9 BLUE RODEO
Thurs, Sept 27 Kelowna Community Theatre
Sat/Sun, Sept 29/30 Commodore Live Nation
Thurs, Nov 1 Vernon Perf. Arts Centre
Sat, Nov 3 Charles Bailey Theatre (Trail)
Mon, Nov 5 Clarke Theatre (Mission) Rock-it-Boy
Tues, Nov 6 Tidemark Theatre (Campbell Riv)
Wed, Nov 7 Cowichan Perf. Arts (Duncan)
Fri, Nov 9 McPherson Playhouse (Vic.) Atomique Prod.
Sat, Nov 10 Port Theatre (Nanaimo)
Sun, Nov 11 Centennial Theatre (N. Van.) Rock-it-Boy
FRANCESCO YATES/WMC (opening for JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE)
Thurs/Fri, Nov 8/9 Rogers Arena Live Nation
*NEON DREAMS/DOL (opening for RIA MAE)
Thurs, Nov 29 Capital Ballroom (Victoria) Atomique Prod.
Fri, Nov 9 Vogue Theatre MRG Concerts
Wed, Nov 14 Rogers Arena Live Nation
As Jason and Jen mentioned on 1075 Beach Radio this morning (Friday,) if you’re a fan of Rod Stewart then you’ll want to be at the I.P.E. this year. Stay tuned for all the details from 1075 Beach Radio and for details on Rod Stewart’s Kelowna concert click on EVENTS GUIDE at beachradiovernon.ca !
And this weekend when your inside away from the smoke turn up the tunes loud with the Saturday Beach Classics 3 PM to 6 PM with Frank Martina.