Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ticket Scalpers Beware?

Eric Church
Most entertainers aren’t fans of ticket scalpers.  Eric Church is fighting back by canceling almost a thousand tickets for a concert in Minneapolis.
Church’s management found more than 900 of the tickets sold for his Sept. 16 show at the Target Center were bought in violation of the ticket limits for the event, according to KMSP-TV.The tickets, sold for as much as $847 each, were all canceled and will go back on sale May 2.

“We have ticket buying limits on all Eric Church shows, and yes, we enforce those limits with delivery delays, sweeps and cancellations,” Q Prime South’s VP of touring, Fielding Logan, told Pollstar.

In a recent interview Church said he wants his shows to be filled with fans and scalpers should back off. “I can’t stop ticket scalpers completely, but I can definitely make it harder for them,” he said.

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Elvis & Booking Connection

Elvis Presley - skinny Elvis Presley - fatOn this day in 1977, “The King” Elvis Presley made the last recordings of his life during a concert at the Saginaw, Michigan Civic Centre. Three songs from the show appeared on the posthumously released Presley album, ‘Moody Blue’.

What was your favorite Elvis song?  Do you prefer the music from the early “Skinny Elvis” or the later “Fat Elvis” period?

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The Blues Brothers

Blues Brothers

On this date in 1978, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first ever appearance as The Blues Brothers when they appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live’.

They released four albums before John’s death in 1983.  Two of those albums were live and one was the soundtrack to their movie, ‘The Blues Brothers.’

What’s your favorite Blues Brothers song?

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Beatles’ Solo Hits

The Beatles - Sgt Pepper

On this date in 1971, Ringo Starr released his first solo record “It Don’t Come Easy.”

Here’s an interesting fact about the Fab Four.

The Beatles are the only group in history in which each of the members sang lead on different #1 songs while with the group AND… each had #1 songs as solo artists.

George, who sang lead on The Beatles classic “Something” was the first to have a solo #1. In 1970 “My Sweet Lord” reached the top of the charts.

It took Paul, who sang lead on many Beatle #1 songs, three years after the group disbanded to land a #1 song “My Love” off the “Red Rose Speedway” album.

Ringo was next to hit #1 in 1973 with “Photograph”. Of course, he was the voice on The Beatle’s classic #1 hit “Yellow Submarine.”

The last to have a #1 solo was John with “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” in 1974. Surprisingly, it was John’s only #1 solo hit during his lifetime. “Imagine” reached only #2, while all three singles from “Double Fantasy” were released after his death.

What is your favorite solo song from John, Paul, George or Ringo?

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