EAGLES: Big honor humbles Don Henley
The Eagles have had their fair share of honors, but the addition of Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress is special for Don Henley.
Don Henley on the Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) being added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress: That was a surprise to all of us. I mean we didn't know that was in the works or that was coming. It just sort of popped up on the radar there. When we consider the company that we're in, some of the other songs and artists that are being included in that honor, it's very humbling. We're very honored and pleased to be included in that."
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GEORGE HARRISON: Widow's detective work for an expanded book
George Harrison was a pack rat -- especially with his lyrics.
His widow Olivia says she had to play detective to update George’s 1980 book I Me Mine. 50 pages of lyrics have been added for the updated edition, running up to 2000.
Olivia tells Billboard, "Some of George's work was in furniture... [He had] a desk in the studio and tables downstairs, the kitchen cupboard, wherever. He'd be walking around and take a piece of paper out of his pocket and it would end up somewhere. Maybe he would stick it in a book or in a drawer or somewhere."
Some papers were found in good friend Billy Preston's piano bench that was kept at George's home studio in England. “There were envelopes of depositions, lyrics and scores for strings going back to I don't know when, probably All Things Must Pass. I used to just shut the lid on them because I didn't want to take it out and disturb it. It's like a time capsule.”
The updated version of I Me Mine came out in February.
SUZI QUATRO: 70's star says today's music has "become to sexualized"
Suzi Quatro says modern pop music has become "too sexualized. The "Stumblin' In" hit-maker who appeared in five Happy Days episodes tells London's Express, "I don’t like the sexuality that it’s gone to now, and I hope it takes another turn back to what I stand for: which is be strong, be sexy, but think about the clothes you’re wearing. Put a bit back on!"
Referring back to her days of performing in skin-tight leather costumes, the Detroit native who has long been based in the U.K., admits she "was sexual, [but] covered from head to foot," Quatro calls that "more sexy than being naked. There’s a lot to be said for illusion.”
While Suzi has no current plans to play in the U.S., she will headline a British summer package tour with Hot Chocolate and David Essex.