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Ringo Starr Auctioning Off Personal Items

If you have a few million bucks lying around and love the Beatles, this article is right up your alley, and down your block. Ringo Starr recently announced that he is going to auction off a ton of personal belongings at Julien’s of Beverly Hills this week.

Amongst the articles being auctioned off is his personal UK “White Album” copy stamped No. 0000001, his 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit, and the 1966 325FG Rose-Morris model Rickenbacker once owned by John Lennon. You’ll also be able to bid on the suit Ringo wore in the movie “A Hard Day’s Night,” and various pieces of expensive artwork he and his wife Barbara Bach have owned.

Proceeds of the auction will go to the Lotus Foundation, one of Ringo’s and Barbara’s causes.

Money Making Tours

It’s time to save some extra cash because tours by the rock legends The Who, Rolling Stones, Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla, The Eagles and Van Halen were recently announced for 2016. Who made the most money on tour ever? The list will surprise you.

U2’s “U2’s 360” tour raked in nearly $775 million dollars between 2009 and 2011. The Rolling Stones 2005-2007 “A Bigger Bang” tour earned around $637 million.

Roger Waters and “The Wall” tour brought in $465 million dollars between 2010 and 2013. Roger holds the record for the highest grossing tour by a solo act. The “Black Ice World Tour” from AC/DC yielded $476 million from 2008 to 2010.

Pink Floyd brought in over $257 from the 80s. The Rolling Stones earned nearly $500 million in their 90s tours with their Voodoo Lounge tour.

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Let Us Lighten Your Load

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, and we all ate too much. So let’s lighten your load with music news headlines that will help you get through this very long day. Oh, and the staff meeting begins at 9am.

Ringo Starr is selling a bunch of personal items this week, and you’ll be able to bid on his personal UK “White Album” copy stamped No. 0000001, his 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit, and the 1966 325FG Rose-Morris model Rickenbacker once owned by John Lennon.

A Rock-umentary about Janis Joplin called “Little Girl Blue” opened in theaters nationwide last week with rave reviews.

The songs “She’s Not There” by the Zombies, “I Love Rock and Roll” by Joan Jett, “Heart of Glass” by Blondie, and “You Are so Beautiful” have been selected to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for 2016.

Birthdays this week include Rick Savage of Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne, Michael McDonald, Mickey Thomas, Gary Rossington (still recovering from his recent heart attack), Jim Messina, Little Richard, and Southside Johnny.

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Love Those 80s Hits – Part Two

Yesterday we shared part one of the Best Bands from the 80s. Here’s part two…

Aerosmith remained true to their rock roots, and when they weren’t in rehab, they rocked the casaba with the best rock songs from CDs to videos. Genius ‘Walk this Way” with Run-DNC.

Heart topped the charts with the best female rock and roll. We all wanted to date Dreamboat Annie.
Fleetwood Mac is, well simply the band everyone went to see, and cried when Christine sang “Songbird.”

Boston brought new guitar sounds, technology, and kicked off the “Corporate Rock” genre with heavy branding and no album notes or pictures of members of the band.

Foreigner dated MTV, but never gave up the goods as they remain true to themselves, and gave us the best guitar licks form this era.

Michael Jackson opened the ticket window of the suburbs, ruled MTV, and created the best video history from “Billie Jean” to ‘Beat It.”

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Two Great Sounds, Twice the Fun!

Instead of giving your loved one a sweater, chocolate, or Chia pet this Christmas, how about concert tickets to one of the coolest concerts on tour in 2016?

Earth, Wind, & Fire, and Chicago, two of the best bands from the 70s and 80s, will be touring the United States together in what’s called The Heart and Soul Tour 2.0. Here’s the tour at a glance…

3/23 – Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
3/25 – West Palm Beach, Florida, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
3/26 – Tampa, Florida, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
3/29 – Louisville, Kentucky, KFC Yum! Center
3/31 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, BMO Harris Bradley Center
4/1 – Chicago, Illinois, United Center
4/2 – St. Paul, Minnesota, Xcel Energy Center
4/5 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
4/6 – Hershey, Pennsylvania, GIANT Center
4/9 – Uncasville, Connecticut, Mohegan Sun Arena
4/10 – Allentown, Pennsylvania, PPL Center
4/12 – Baltimore, Maryland, Royal Farms Arena
4/15 – Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Andel Arena
4/16 – Moline, Illinois, iWireless Center
4/18 – New York, New York, Madison Square Garden

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