Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Happy Birthday to the ultimate British Invasion troubadour, Donovan. Songs like “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow,” “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” and “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” remain flower power classics to this day. Here’s a clip of him performing “Sunshine Superman” to help put everyone in a better mood.

Fans of the recently reunited English trio Supergrass can tune in to YouTube at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (May 13) for a previously unseen acoustic video of “Caught By The Fuzz.” It was directed by well-known music video directors Dom and Nic (Nic Goffey and Dominic Hawley). The rollicking song is from their sterling debut album I Should Coco, which was released 25 years ago. I’ve probably mentioned this a few times here, but when my editor at the Illinois Entertainer first heard Supergrass, he told himself, “This is a Terry Flamm group if I’ve ever heard one.” And he was right.

The Zombies are offering autographed CDs of the 50th Anniversary edition of their Odyssey and Oracle album on their website. The special bonus edition has seven bonus tracks.

LiveWire Lounge on Milwaukee Avenue has created an online store to sell t-shirts with its logo or a fight Covid-19 message. It’s a fun way to support the venue until it’s back to booking live shows again.

Congratulations to producer/author Vivek J. Tiwary of the Tiwary Entertainment Group on being named to the Gold House third annual A100 List of Most Impactful Asians. I talked to Tiwary at The Fest For Beatles Fans - Chicago a few years back when I bought a copy of his graphic novel The Fifth Beatle - The Brian Epstein Story. He came across as genuinely friendly, and moments later was giving a presentation about how The Fifth Beatle would become a live action movie. Tiwary has also produced Jagged Little Pill, the successful Broadway play based on the 1995 Alanis Morissette album.

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