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The Left Banke’s Tom Finn is 2nd Member to Die in 2020

The group’s biggest hit, 1966’s ‘Walk Away Renee,” was written by a band member who became infatuated with the girlfriend of another.

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Frank Zappa, Mothers 1970 Lineup is Celebrated with Box

The collection rounds up more than four hours of previously unreleased performances by the lineup that lasted roughly seven months.

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Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman Reunion Tour Moves to 2021

Cummings first shared the reunion news, which was planned for 2020. The concerts will celebrate the music of the Guess Who, BTO and Cummings’ solo work

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Pete Carr, Muscle Shoals Guitarist on Many Hits, Dies

He first teamed with Duane and Gregg Allman in Hour Glass. As a member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section he played on classics by Paul Simon and Bob Seger

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ Album Debuts at #1

The legend, who turned 79 on May 24, set several historical records with his acclaimed first album of all-new material since 2012

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Johnny Cash Complete Mercury Recordings Box Arrives

The Man in Black’s 1986 – 1991 output for the label included many star-studded collaborations, as well as re-recordings of many of his legendary songs

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Eric Clapton, B.B. King ‘Riding With the King’: 20th Anniversary Edition: Listen

Two previously unreleased tracks have been added: the blues standard, “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “Let Me Love You Baby”

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Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers Project’ Coming, Possibly in 2020

His daughter Adria has confirmed that his 1994 solo masterpiece will be getting an expanded release with home recordings. “We get to hear my dad unpolished”

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Allman Betts Band Sets 2nd Album, ‘Bless Your Heart’

Bloodlines run deep on this modern version of the ABB. Their follow-up to 2019’s Down to the River reveals a maturity. “We pushed ourselves,” says Betts

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