Dave Prater of Sam & Dave fame would've celebrated his birthday this week. Dave was born on May 9, 1937. He teamed up with Sam Moore in the 60s and they became one of the top selling pop-soul acts of the decade with hits like Soul Man and Hold On I'm Comin'.
Jackson Browne is set to release a live DVD from his 2012 tour. I'll Do Anything-Live in Concert will feature 16 career spanning songs, like The Pretender, Running On Empty, Take It Easy (which he co-wrote with Glenn Frey for the Eagles) and many more. The DVD will be released on June 18th on Jackson's Inside Recordings label.
Long-ago friends Elton John and Rod Stewart might be ready to put their decades-old feud behind them. Show411.com is reporting when both superstars performed at an MS fundraiser in Los Angels, Elton gave Rod a "shout-out" from the stage.
Elton told the crowd, "Rod and I have been battling around for 40 years or so, ans we're still around at the top of our game...I love him very much. We've had our differences, but in the heart we're great mates."
Might be a good time to watch the video for Elton John's hit Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.
Birthday wishes this week to Toni Tennille, who turns 70s this week. Toni and husband Daryl Dragon both made their names in the 60s with The Beach Boys. Toni was a Beach Boys studio singer and Daryl sang with the Wilson family. The duo made their name as an act in 1975 with the release of their signature song Love Will Keep Us Together, which hit #1. What followed were a series of smash hits, including Muskrat Love, Do That To Me One More Time, Shop Around and others. They also landed a variety TV series on ABC, which aired several seasons on Monday night just before Monday Night Football. The Captain & Tennille are still married and peform from time to time.
Rick Nelson would've celebrated his birthday this week. The teen idol became a child star on his mom and dad's TV series, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet in the 50s and 60s. Rick turned that TV stardom into a singing career in the late 50s and 60s with Hello Mary Lou, Poor Little Fool and many other smash hits. His last hit came in 1972 with Garden Party, based on an experience Rick had playing a Madison Square Garden concert. Rick was killed in a plane crash near De Kalb, Texas on December 31, 1985. His legacy continues to endure.
Okay ABBA fans...bad news. Agnetha Faltskog has apparently closed the door on a rumored ABBA reunion. In an interview with Australia's Seven Network, Agenetha said she'd rather the group be remembered for what it was. She had earlier said she might consider a reunion offer.
A special edition of the classic board game Monopoly inspired by The Beatles animated film Yellow Submarine goes on sale this month. USAopoly, which creates custom versions of the board game, will now extend the formula to Pepperland, with locations taken from the movie replacing the traditional Pennsylvania and Pacific Avenues, Marvin Gardens and B&O Railroad. Woo hoo!
Rod Stewart releases his new album this week. Following years of cover albums, Time is Rod's first album of original material in 20 years and he said "It is about time. I think many fans are getting a little tired" of those releases, but goes on to say, "this album isn't a huge step forward. But what I've done is I've done what I do really well I believe." Click below and watch a video of Rod performing Maggie May live from iHeartRadio: