Robert Plant played a crucial but uncredited role in the soundtrack choices for the Oscar-nominated drama, Green Book. Peter Farrelly, the film's director/co-writer and co-producer, explained to Forbes, "My wife's friend was going out with Robert Plant of all people, we went out to dinner and I picked his brain. I said, 'Robert, tell me some songs that you listened to in the late-'50s and early-'60s that nobody plays anymore. I want to hear the cool songs to you but that you haven't heard on the radio in 50 years. . . It was an amazing night because I had just finished writing the script . . . we were on YouTube and he was pulling up song after song after song and I was sitting there like a crazy student writing down all the stuff." (Forbes)
Announced in celebration of Yoko Ono's 86th birthday yesterday (February 18th), is the news that John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 Wedding Album will be reissued on March 22nd — the 50th anniversary of the couple's actual wedding. The package is being released via Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music, Sean Lennon's record company, and like it's 1969 release will come "in a box filled with mementos from John and Yoko’s nuptials, including photographs, drawings by Lennon and Ono, a copy of their marriage certificate, a picture of a piece of wedding cake, and more." The 2019 edition will see the LP released on limited-edition white vinyl, CD, and digital formats." (Pitchfork)
John & Yoko's Wedding Album was released on October 20th, 1969. The set was the couple's third experimental set, following 1968's Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, and 1969's Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions.
Wedding Album, which was more an aural document of the couple's Honeymoon "Bed In" in Amsterdam as opposed to a musical project, only got as high as Number 178 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album fared slightly better on the Record World list — peaking at Number 108.
Bruce Springsteen look-a-likes take notice — there's a "Bruce-A-Like" contest being held this Saturday (February 23rd) in Asbury Park, New Jersey at The Rebel Supply Co. at 550 Cookman Avenue. According to the Facebook announcement, it costs $5 to enter and participants will be photographed in front of "huge" American flag, with winners snagging $100 and tickets to the May 4th Tramps Like Us tribute band show at Asbury Park's House of Independents venue. "Celebrity judges" will be on-hand, with the judging set to start at 11 a.m for kids and 2 p.m for adults. A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit Fulfill, NJ — formerly known as the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean County.
Source: Pulse of Radio