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Guitarist Gary Moore Gets ‘Official Biography’

The book is authorized by and written with the full cooperation of his estate. The blues-rock guitarist died in 2011 at age 58

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The Byrds: 1964-1967 Book Coming, Curated By McGuinn, Hillman and Crosby

The 3 surviving founding members — Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby — have curated the tabletop book with a visual history of more than 500 images

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Don McLean ‘American Pie’ Documentary, Tour Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Classic

The singer-songwriter released his iconic album and song in 1971. Many can recite his eight-and-a-half minute opus by heart

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Colin Hay at Work on Tour With Rick Springfield, John Waite

He’s joined by two fellow ’80s music stars before resuming his tour with Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band for their rescheduled dates

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Jimi Hendrix Book Coming to Mark His 80th Birthday

Jimi, described as a “comprehensive visual celebration,” includes a trove of never-before-published photographs, personal memorabilia, lyrics, and more

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Al Stewart Gets 50-Disc Box Set (Yes, You Read That Correctly)

The Admiralty Lights: Complete Studio, Live and Rare 1964 – 2009 includes his studio LPs, never-before-heard concert recordings, rare BBC Sessions and more

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Little Feat’s Live ‘Waiting For Columbus’ Gets Super Deluxe Edition

The 1978 double album, featuring memorable performances of songs like “Dixie Chicken,” “Willin’” and “Time Loves a Hero,” has been significantly expanded

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Christine McVie Releases Solo Collection, ‘Songbird’

The album includes a selection of songs from two of her solo LPs plus two previously unreleased studio recordings.

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Paul McCartney Plays Club Gig Prior to Glastonbury

The intimate concert, announced just one day in advance, took place at the Cheese and Grain in the U.K. town of Frome. Tickets for the 800-capacity show were £25

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Eric Clapton Issues ‘Nothing But the Blues’ Soundtrack, Film

At the heart of the film and audio formats are Clapton’s performances of blues standards and lesser-known blues songs recorded in 1994 at the Fillmore in San Francisco

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