Def Leppard’s ‘London To Vegas’ CD Re-Issues Will Appeal To The Band’s Most Devoted, Casual Fans

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Six months after originally releasing its latest live recording London to Vegas on various platforms, Def Leppard has re-issued the presentation.  This time, the recording — originally released through Eagle Rock Entertainment – has been released exclusively on CD, with an exclusive vinyl pressing to follow in December.  Why Def Leppard and Eagle Rock would go to this length after having already released the recording on separate 2BD/4CD, 2DVD/4CD, 2LP, picture disc, and digital platform is anyone’s guess.  That aside, the separate sets do boast some positives, not the least of which is the presented set lists.  This will be addressed shortly.  The recordings’ packaging proves to be its own positive and will be discussed a little later.  The recordings’ production rounds out their most important elements and will also be addressed later.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the recordings.  All things considered, the new CD re-issues of Def Leppard’s London to Vegas recording are presentations that will appeal to the band’s most devoted fans.

Def Leppard and Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new CD-exclusive re-issues of the band’s shows from its London To Vegas recording are collectively a presentation that will appeal to the band’s most devoted fan base.  That is proven in part through their set lists.  The set lists in question are the exact same set lists hat were featured that were featured in the recording that was released in April.  They are also featured in the exact same order as they were in the noted presentation.  The first of the featured concerts was recorded in December 2018 at London’s famed O2 Arena.  The performance features the band performing its landmark 1987 album Hysteria in its entirety for audiences.  The band performs more than just Hysteria here, too.  There are some other classic numbers that make up a handful of encores performed by the band after it finishes making its way through the album.  Those encores will be left for audiences to discover for themselves.  The record has gone platinum 10 times since its release more than 30 years ago.  The second show was recorded in June 2019 during Def Leppard’s residency at Zappo’s Theatre in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV. 

The Las Vegas residency show doesn’t stick to just one album, enhancing the overall experience for audiences that much more.  While Hysteria does get a lot of nods over the course of the 28-song set, which runs almost three hours, the band does lift from some of its other albums.  The band goes as far back as 1981 and is sophomore album High ‘N’ Dry in its set and as recent as its self-titled 2015 record, its most recently released album.  Along the way, the band treats audiences to songs from its equally popular 1983 album Pyromania, its 2002 album X, its 1992 album Adrenalize and even its 1993 rarities & b-sides compilation Retro Active.  Slang (1996) and Euphoria (1999) are even represented in this expansive set list.  The only albums not represented in the concert are the band’s 1980 debut On Through The Night, its 2006 record Yeah! and its follow-up, 2008’s Songs From The Sparkle Lounge.  Sure, those albums are missing from the concert’s set list, but even with that in mind, audiences still get a relatively comprehensive set list from this archived show.  Adding to the interest is that some of the songs performed at the Vegas show are works that the band had never performed live until that point, according to front man Joe Elliot.  He makes the revelation in front of the audience of hundreds if not more.

Between this concert’s extensive and rich set list and that of the band’s O2 show, audiences get here what is some of Def Leppard’s best live material to date.  The total run time of the two shows surpasses the five hour mark, which will help listeners pass the time with ease whether listening to the shows on a long road trip or going to and from work or any other scenario.

As much as the set lists in the CD re-issues of Def Leppard’s London to Vegas do to make this recording appealing, they are collectively just one part of what the noted Def Leppard devotees will appreciate.  The packaging exclusively on CD allows listeners to take the concerts with them in the vehicles rather than being tied to a record player or even a smart phone or television monitor.  To another extent, CD cases are smaller than those for DVDs and Blu-rays, so instead of taking an entire DVD or Blu-ray case in the car, audiences will just have the smaller CD case.  Not that DVD and Blu-ray cases are bulky by any means, but finding space in one’s car for a double CD case versus a DVD/BD/CD package is one less stress for listeners.  What’s more, being concerned about keeping a couple of CDs safe from damage versus being concerned about keeping DVDs/BDs and CDs safe while taking them along on a trip, is less concerning.  That ease of transport and packaging in the recordings’ platform availability shows clearly to be its own positive here.  It is just one more of the most notable aspects of the re-issues.  The production of the recordings rounds out their most important elements.

On a related note, the fact that the concerts are held on separate sets, audiences can choose one concert, the other or both.  Obviously, the most devoted fans will want both concerts, but then there are those who might be more casual fans, leading potentially to wanting one or the other.  To that end, that audiences can choose will save space and money.

The production presented in the new re-issues of Def Leppard’s London to Vegas recording is of its own note in that as with the set lists, audiences get the same values.  That is because the audio featured in the recordings was transferred directly from the DVD/BD presentations to the CD platforms.  In other words, while it may not be the full audiovisual experience, audiences still get a solid experience in the audio thanks to the work put in during and after the concerts were captured.  The sound is expertly balanced in each concert from start to end.  No one performer overpowers his band mates at any point in either concert, showing that those behind the boards took into full account, the acoustics of each venue.  When this is taken into consideration along with the recordings’ set lists and their packaging, the whole of the noted elements makes these re-issues appealing, again, to Def Leppard’s most devoted fans.

Def Leppard and Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new separate CD re-issues of its London to Vegas shows are collectively an interesting presentation.  Considering that the recordings have already seen release in April in complete DVD/CD and BD/CD combo packs, they will appeal mainly to the most devoted Def Leppard fans and perhaps to the more casual fans who do not want to have to pay the full price for the noted sets.  The recordings’ set lists will help with the appeal for those audiences.  That is because they are the same shows featured in the previously released sets.  The packaging of the shows as separate shows will appeal to the devotees in that that will be less cumbersome than carrying around the combo sets.  They will also allow more casual fans to pick and choose which show they want more.  The production of the shows rounds out their most important elements in that it was the same production used in the concerts’ full audiovisual platforms.  To that end, it will appeal to audiences in its own right.  When it is considered along with the other elements noted here, the whole of the recordings proves that it will appeal at least to a point for some Def Leppard and classic rock fans.

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Eagle Rock Announces Release Date, Specs For Bob Marley Live Recording

Eagle Rock Entertainment has partnered with the Bob Marley Estate to honor the late great musician.

The organizations will release Uprising Live Nov. 13 on separate 3LP and limited edition 3LP Deluxe colored vinyl pressings. Pre-orders are open.

The June 13, 1980 concert featured in the presentation is taken from Marley’s “Uprising Tour.” The tour launched May 30, 1980 in Zurich, Switzerland and ended Sept. 23, 1980 in Pittsburg, PA.

The concert featured in the forthcoming recording was held at the Westfalenhalle arena in Dortmund, Germay. It has become well-known among audiences in part because of the fact that it was broadcast as part of the nation’s Rockpalast concert series. It was also part of what would go on to be Marley’s final tour before his death from cancer at age 36 in 1981.

The performance featured in the forthcoming live recording features songs, such as That’s The Way Jah Planned It,’ ‘Redemption Song,’ and ‘Could You Be Loved.’ The concert’s set list is noted below.

TRACKLISTING
Side A
1) Precious World
2) Slave Queen
3) Steppin’ Out Of Babylon
4) That’s The Way Jah Planned It

Side B
1) Marley Chant
2) Natural Mystic
3) Positive Vibration
4) Revolution
5) I Shot The Sheriff

Side C
1) War / No More Trouble
2) Zimbabwe
3) Jamming
4) No Woman, No Cry

Side D
1) Zion Train
2) Exodus
3) Redemption Song
4) Could You Be Loved

Side E
1) Work
2) Natty Dread
3) Is This Love
4) Get Up, Stand Up

Side F
1) Coming In From The Cold
2) Lively Up Yourself

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces Release Date, Specs For John Lee Hooker Concerts Set

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Eagle Rock Entertainment will take audiences back to the famed Montreux Jazz Festival again next month.

The company is scheduled to release John Lee Hooker Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 on Nov. 6.  The presentation will release on separate 2LP, digital video & digital audio platforms.  The 1983 set features fan favorites, such as ‘Boogie Chillen,’ ‘Boom Boom,’ and ‘Worried Life Blues’ while his 1990 show featured ‘I’m In The Mood,’ ‘Baby Lee’ and ‘The Healer’ as well as another rendition of ‘Boom Boom’ and ‘Boogie Chillen.’

On a side note, Eagle Rock Entertainment’s recent live recording from The Rolling Stones, Steel Wheels Live also featured Hooker performing ‘Boogie Chillen’ alongside Mick Jagger and company.  The recording is available now.

Hooker was joined by the Coast to Coast Band for each of the featured performances.  The 1983 show saw the group’s performance of ‘Boogie Chillen’ expand to a 13-person jam session that featured performances from famed blues figures, such as guitarist Luther Allison and harmonica great Sugar Blue.

The track listing for the recording is noted below.  Pre-orders are open now.  A trailer for the recording is streaming here.

LIVE AT MONTREUX 1983 – LP 1
SIDE ONE
1. It Serves Me Right To Suffer
2. I Didn’t Know
3. Hi-Heel Sneakers
4. If You Take Care Of Me, I’ll Take Care Of You
5. Boom Boom

SIDE TWO
1. Worried Life Blues
2. I’m Jealous
3. Crawlin’ King Snake
4. Boogie Chillen

LIVE AT MONTREUX 1990 – LP 2
SIDE THREE
1. John Lee Hooker Introduction
2. Mabel
3. I’m In The Mood
4. Crawlin’ King Snake
5. Baby Lee

SIDE FOUR
1. It Serves Me Right To Suffer
2. Boom Boom
3. The Healer
4. Boogie Chillen’

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The Rolling Stones’ Latest Live Recording Is As Solid As Steel

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The true greatest rock band in the world returned this week with another new archived live recording.  The band in question is The Rolling Stones and the recording in question is one of its three December 1989 concerts in Atlantic City, NJ in support of its then new album Steel Wheels.  The performance was part of the band’s “Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle” tour, which was the band’s first American tour since 1981.  The recording is another presentation that will appeal to The Rolling Stones’ fans just as much as rock fans in general just as much as the multitude of previous live recordings.  That count is almost at 20 counting (not counting this recording) if not right at said figure.  The main reason that audiences will appreciate the recording so much is its extensive set list. The list, which runs approximately two-and-a-half hours in length, will be discussed shortly.  The band’s performance thereof adds to the enjoyment in its own way.  This will be addressed a little later.  The recording’s production values round put the finishing touch to its presentation.  When it is considered along with the set list and the band’s performance, the elements collectively make the recording another welcome way to beat the live music blues this and any year.

The Rolling Stones’ latest live recording is another fully immersive, enjoyable presentation for the band’s most devoted fans and rock fans in general.  In an age when live music has been relegated to watching concerts online, this offering from the greatest rock band in the world is its own welcome offering and alternative to being glued to a computer or phone screen.  That is proven in part through the recording’s extensive set list.  The 28-song set list spans a run time of approximately two-and-a-half hours.  It takes audiences all the way back to 1965 and the band’s fourth album Out Of Our Heads and all the way up to its then most recent album, 1989’s Steel Wheels.  Given, not every album in-between is represented in the set list, but in comparison to the set lists featured in the band’s past live recordings, audiences do get some songs not featured in those presentations.  The band’s five nods to Steel Wheels are themselves works that have rarely if ever been featured in the noted previous live presentations.  The band’s cover of Bob & Earl’s ‘Harlem Shuffle’ and its performance of its own single ‘Undercover of the Night’ (from 1983) are in themselves live rarities.  So audiences have all of that to enjoy.  Along with the noted songs, audiences also get more familiar songs, such as ‘Honky Tonk Women,’ ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’ and ‘Tumblin’ Dice’ among others.  As if all of that is not enough, the band also pulls ‘2,000 Light Years From Home,’ ‘Happy,’ and ‘Salt of the Earth’ as some semi-rare works from its catalog.  Also making this set list so enjoyable are guest appearances from blues legend John Lee Hooker, who joins the band for a performance of his own hit song ‘Boogie Chillen’ and a guest appearance by fellow blues legend Eric Clapton on that song and ‘Little Red Rooster.’

The set list in itself does a lot to make Steel Wheels Live appealing to audiences.  The set list proves itself even more critical to the recording’s presentation in that it is the exact same in the recording’s DVD, CD, digital and vinyl platforms.  In other words, audiences get the same presentation from one platform to the next.  This is important to note because even today, there are some acts out there whose live recordings vary across platforms.  So to have the same thing from one platform to the next makes the set list that much more important to the recording.

Additionally, the set list’s sequencing plays its own part to the recording’s presentation.  From the show’s opening up until the band takes on ‘Terrifying,’ the show’s energy remains relatively high.  It is not until the noted point that the band pulls things back.  The noted relaxation lasts only momentarily.  After that song and ‘Salt of the Earth,’ which features a guest appearance by Guns N’ Roses members Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin, the show’s energy picks back up.  Their performance alongside Mick Jagger and company will be addressed a little later.  ‘Honky Tonk Women’ slows things down again, but still manages to keep the concert’s energy flowing solidly thanks to its swagger.  The same can be said of ‘Midnight Rambler,’ too.  That song comes immediately after ‘Honky Tonk Women.’  From that point on, the show’s energy rises and falls in all of the right points and ways, showing without question the amount of time and thought that went into assembling the set list.  That effort paid off, too.  When this aspect is considered along with the set list’s presentation across the recording’s platforms and its breadth and depth, those elements collectively make the set list the most important aspect of this recording.  It builds a solid foundation for the recording’s presentation on which the band’s performance rests easily.

The Rolling Stones’ performance of Steel Wheels Live’s set list is important to note because it does its own part to keep audiences engaged and entertained.  Those audiences who are familiar with the band’s live show style already has an expected standard from the band.  Those audiences will be glad to know that the band lives up to that expectation here just as much as in the band’s past performances.  Front man Mick Jagger is just as confident as ever as he struts his way across the stage and sings.  That swagger is on full display just as much.  Guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood keep the energy moving along with drummer Charlie Watts, the trio’s work just as engaging as ever in its own right.  Wood and Richards’ prowess on their instruments makes one forget the woes of the world, especially as they make their way through the blues classic ‘Little Red Rooster’ alongside Eric Clapton.  The group’s performance is just as solid as it supports Rose and Stradlin in the collective’s performance of ‘Salt of the Earth.’  On a similar note, viewers will be pleased to see that Rose shares the stage with Jagger and company in that performance rather than trying to steal the spotlight.  It shows that he knows he and Stradlin are the guests here, not the stars.  Even when he gets the spotlight in ‘Cant’ Be Seen,’ Richards shows once again, his talent as a performer and not just a guitarist.  He and the band’s longtime backing vocalists make for so much enjoyment and engagement in their own way.  Between that aspect and the rest of the presentation in the concert, the band’s performance in whole makes for a wonderful experience.  It builds on the foundation formed by the show’s set list to make the recording even more enjoyable.  When the two elements are considered together, they give audiences even more reason to take in this concert.  They are still only a portion of what makes the recording so impressive.  Its production puts the finishing touch to its presentation.

Just as with all of The Rolling Stones’ past live recordings released through Eagle Rock Entertainment, the production here gives home viewers the best seat in the house.  When the cameras go out beyond the sea of people, audiences get a full picture of just how many people attended the concert, and the sheer immensity of the band’s stage setup.  The on-stage footage immerses audiences into the performance even more as it takes viewers along for the ride up close with the band.  The transitions from shot to shot throughout and the sound enrich the experience even more.  From a more relaxed moment, such as in ‘Sympathy for the Devil to the more fiery cover of ‘Harlem Shuffle’ and everywhere else, the guitars and vocals are so well-balanced with Watts’ time keeping and the work of the band’s fellow musicians.  Each performer gets an equal share of time in the limelight.  Considering that and the smooth camera transitions, no doubt is left about the impact of the concert’s production.  When this is considered along with the band’s performance and the concert’s set list, the whole of these elements makes Steel Wheels Live a presentation that is another welcome addition to The Rolling Stones and Eagle Rock Entertainment’s ongoing series of live recordings from the band.

Eagle Rock Entertainment and The Rolling Stones’ latest live recording Steel Wheels Live is yet another welcome addition to the two sides’ ongoing series of live recordings.  That is proven in part through the recording’s expansive set list.  The set list runs 26 songs deep and spans a run time of two-and-a-half hours.  Given, it is not a career-spanning set even for its time, but does still present a relatively clear cross section of the band’s catalog up to that point.  The band’s performance of the featured set list is everything that audiences have come to expect from The Rolling Stones.  The swagger and the energy is there from beginning to end.  The concert’s production values play their own part to the recording’s presentation.  Each noted item is important in its own way to the whole of this presentation.  All things considered, they make the recording as solid as steel.  Steel Wheels Live is available now.

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Def Leppard Splitting Up Recent Live Recording On CD, Vinyl

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Def Leppard will re-issue its recently released live recording London to Vegas next month as two separate releases.

The two concerts that are featured in the original recording will release as limited edition standalone 2CD presentations.  They are scheduled for release Oct. 16.  The band’s Hysteria at the O2 makes up one half of the overall presentation while the band’s Hits Vegas, Live at Planet Hollywood makes up the second half of the recording.

The Hysteria at the O2 concert was originally recorded in December 2018.  The band performed its hit certified 10X Platinum album Hysteria in its entirety during the concert.  Some other fan favorites were also featured as part of the concert.

Hits VegasLive at Planet Hollywood was recorded six months after the band’s performance at the O2 Arena in London at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theatre.  The concert also took place shortly after the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Pre-orders are open for the 2CD presentations as well as a limited edition 3LP vinyl pressing of the Las Vegas concert.  That recording is scheduled for release Dec. 11.

Audiences can view the band’s performance of ‘Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad’ from the band’s Las Vegas performance here.

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ZZ Top Live Recording To Get Vinyl Re-Issue

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Eagle Rock Entertainment will re-issue ZZ Top’s live recording Live in Texas this month.

Originally released in 2010 the recording is scheduled for re-issue on Sept. 25 on a 2LP set.  While the recording was originally released in 2010 on DVD/BD/CD, the performance featured in the recording was originally recorded in 2007.  It finds the band performing a variety of hit songs from its 10X Platinum 1983 album Eradicator.

As an added bonus, the new 2LP presentation of Live in Texas will also feature a performance of ‘Heard It On The X.’  The song was also featured as a bonus track on the original release’s CD platform.  Audiences can view the band’s performance of the song here.

The 2LP’s track listing is noted below.  Pre-orders for the re-issue are open.

Track Listing:

Side A:
A1: Got Me Under Pressure
A2: Waitin’ For The Bus
A3: Jesus Just Left Chicago
A4: I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide
A5: Cheap Sunglasses

Side B:
B1: Pearl Necklace
B2: Heard It On The X
B3: Just Got Paid
B4: Rough Boy

Side C:
C1: Blues Intro
C2: Blue Jean Blues
C3: Gimme All Your Lovin’
C4: Sharp Dressed Man

Side D:
D1: Legs
D2: Tube Snake Boogie
D3: La Grange
D4: Tush

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Eagle Rock Entertainment’s New Ronnie Wood Documentary Makes Its Virtual Debut This Weekend

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Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new Ronnie Wood documentary debuts Friday.

Somebody Up There Likes Me is scheduled for digital release Sept. 18 and on Oct. 9 on DVD, Blu-ray and limited edition deluxe hardback book.  Pre-orders for the bio’s physical release are open now.

Tickets for the bio’s streaming premiere are $11. They are available here.  Audiences who purchase a ticket to the Sept. 18 streaming premiere will also get to take part in a question and answer session with Wood and the biography’s director, Mike Figgis.

Wood’s story — which was an official selection of the 2019 BFI London Film Festival and 2020 Tribeca Film Festival — is told in his new biography through interviews with himself, his band mates in The Rolling Stones — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts — as well as his Faces band mate, Rod Stewart, Wood’s wife Sally, singer Imelda May, and artist Damien Hirst.

Along with the interviews, the bio also features intimate performances by Wood, an video of Wood at work in his own home art studio.  The whole thing reaches its peak with a performance of ‘Breathe On Me’ by Wood from his 1975 solo album New Look.

The trailer for Wood’s new bio is streaming here.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces Digital, Home Release Dates For New Ronnie Wood Bio

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The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has partnered with Eagle Rock Entertainment to release a new autobiography.

Somebody Up There Likes Me is scheduled for digital release Sept. 18 and on Oct. 9 on DVD, Blu-ray and limited edition deluxe hardback book.  Pre-orders for the bio’s physical release are open now.

Tickets for the bio’s streaming premiere are $11. They are available here.  Audiences who purchase a ticket to the Sept. 18 streaming premiere will also get to take part in a question and answer session with Wood and the biography’s director, Mike Figgis.

Wood’s story — which was an official selection of the 2019 BFI London Film Festival and 2020 Tribeca Film Festival — is told in his new biography through interviews with himself, his band mates in The Rolling Stones — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts — as well as his Faces band mate, Rod Stewart, Wood’s wife Sally, singer Imelda May, and artist Damien Hirst.

Along with the interviews, the bio also features intimate performances by Wood, an video of Wood at work in his own home art studio.  The whole thing reaches its peak with a performance of ‘Breathe On Me’ by Wood from his 1975 solo album New Look.

The trailer for Wood’s new bio is streaming here.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces Digital Release Date For Fitzgerald, Basie Bios

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Eagle Rock Entertainment is bringing a pair of music documentaries to audiences at home.

Ella FitzgeraldJust One Of Those Things and Count BasieThrough His Own Eyes are scheduled for digital release Sept. 11.  Ella FitzgeraldJust One Of Those Things follows Fitzgerald on and off the stage, showing how she used her musical talents and her intelligence to break down barriers and overcome great odds throughout the course of her life.  It features never-before-seen footage of interviews with Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Norma Miller and Ray Brown Jr., Ella’s son. along with many other famous figures.

Fitzgerald lost her mother when she [Fitzgerald] was 15 years old.  From there, she also endured mistreatment in reform schools.  in 1934, her life took a turn that would set her on the path of success from then on, winning a contest at the famed Apollo Theater.  She would eventually go on to work with jazz greats, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.

While she had great success on stage, Fitzgerald was very different off-stage, wanting privacy for herself and her family.  Audiences will see that dichotomy throughout the course of this new documentary.

Fitzgerald earned a number of accolades during the course of her career. Among those honors were 13 Grammy awards, record sales exceeding 40 million records and an NAACP Equal Justice Award. She also received the American Black Achievement Award.

Count BasieThrough His Own Eyes tells his story through his own words.  Directed by Jeremy Marre, the biography uses home movies, interviews and photo albums to help tell the story.  Basie’s wife Catherine is also profiled in the documentary.  She was renowned for her work in the civil rights movement, which led her to work directly with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Additionally, Count BasieThrough His Own Eyes features performances of Basie alongside fellow jazz legends, such as Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Eagle Rock, The Who Partner For Streaming Series

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Eagle Rock Entertainment is once again doing its part to help people get their live music fix.

The company will launch a series of free-to-view live recordings from The Who at 1 p.m. ET Saturday.  Dubbed “Join Together @ Home,” the performance series is a six-part series that features archived live performances of The Who.

The performances will stream through The Who’s official YouTube channel.  The first of the performances comes from the band’s 1982 Shea Stadium performance. The Who originally released its Shea Stadium performance through Eagle Rock in 2015.

An exclusive “red carpet” premiere clip from The Who front man Roger Daltry will precede the stream.

While each streaming presentation is free to watch, audiences are encouraged to make a donation to co-beneficiaries Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America while they enjoy the performances.  Teenage Cancer Trust is a UK-based nonprofit that helps people age 13-17 deal with cancer treatments.

Teen Cancer America, which was founded by Daltry and The Who guitarist Roger Daltry, has a similar goal as Teenage Cancer Trust.  Daltry has been the driving force behind the comedy and music shows, held at thee Royal Albert Hall, which benefit the agency.

Eagle Rock’s streaming performances from The Who are just the latest from the company.  It most recently streamed a series of archived performances from The Rolling Stones.

More information on Eagle Rock Entertainment’s upcoming streams from The Who is available along with all of the company’s latest news at:

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More information on The Who is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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