Sunday, June 28, 2015

Yes bassist Chris Squire dies

Chris Squire, one of the co-founders of the group Yes passed away yesterday. 
The news comes from the other band members on the band's Facebook page:
"It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona. We will have more information for you soon."

In May Squire was diagnosed with leukemia.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Elton John gets his own show on Apple's Beats 1 Radio

Part of Apple's new music offering is the 24/7 radio station Beats 1 starting Tuesday June 30.
The stations three main radio DJ:s are Ebro Darden, Julie Adenuga och Zane Lowe, but there will also be room for shows by people like Dr Dre, Pharrell, St. Vincent and Elton John!

Elton's weekly show is titled Elton John's Rocket Hour and is said to offer an eclectic mix of old and new music. What that means? Tune in next week!

More on Beats Radio 1 here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Bowie box out in September

...containing six albums - from Space Oddity to Pin Ups, plus the Santa Monica '72 live album and the soundtrack from the Ziggy Stardust film, plus a collection of oddities. 
The say this is the first in a series of David Bowie box sets. Release: September 25th (Parlophone Records).

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Walter Becker's Circus Money is seven!

Yes. This week it is seven years ago since Circus Money was released. A great album back then and we think that it is even better in 2015!

So we're featuring it on Radio Dupree. Every single track. On the playlist. Now.

11 Tracks of Whack and Circus Money. The next and third one is hopefully on the way and in the works. (The world would be a better place with a third Walter Becker solo album in it!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 19 - June 2015

1. Frank Zappa - What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
Philly '76

2. Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll - Season of the Witch

3. Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters
Alive In America

4. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Call on Me
Safe As Milk

5. Love - The Daily Planet
Forever Changes

6. Captain Beefheart - Grow Fins
The Spotlight Kid

7. Peter Gabriel - The Heat

8. Peter Gabriel - Slow Water - Birdy
Music From The Film (Remastered)

9. Brian Eno & David Byrne - Regiment
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

10. The Who - Magic Bus
Live At Leeds

11. Jethro Tull - Cross-eyed Mary - Aqualung
12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Castles Made of Sand - Axis: Bold as Love
13. Chicago - Byblos - Chicago VII
14. The Beatles - The Fool on the Hill - 1967-1970 (Blue)
15. Frank Zappa - Inca Roads - The Lost Episodes
16. Supertramp - School - Crime of the Century
17. The Moody Blues - Steppin' In A Slide Zone - The Best Of The Moody Blues
18. Elvis Costello - This Years Girl - This Year's Model
19. Mats/Morgan Band - Softma - Thanks For Flying With Us
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Friday, June 05, 2015

Happy Birthday John Fogerty!

CCR: John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, Tom Fogerty and Stu Cook.
That guy on the left is John Fogerty. He's about 25 years old and the photo is the cover of the single Up Around The Bend by the group Creedence Clearwater Revival released in 1970.

It is also my very first rock record after a Swedish kiddie LP and a pop ditto single.
John Fogerty is still making and playing music. A few days ago (May 28) he celebrated his 70th birhday.

A perfect time to add some extra Creedence Clearwater Revival as well as John Fogerty solo stuff to the Radio Dupree playlist during June.


-- Neb Stephenson

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Grateful Dead farewell show in cinemas all over the world

Fare Thee Well. With close to 50 years around legendary U.S. band Grateful Dead has decided to quit with three already sold out shows in Chicago.
The four original members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will be joined on stage by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano).

In Sweden six cinemas will show the July 5 show on July 6 and cinemas in other parts of the world will do the same. More info here! But Radio Dupree is still surprised, as the band hardly can be called a household name although it has been around since the 1960's.
In the U.S. movie theatres will livestream all three shows.

Adding to the festivities there's also a limited run of 6 500 copies of the box set 30 Trips Around The Sun containing 30 live shows from 1966 - 1995 for a total of more than 73 hours of music on 80 CDs. Yep. A pretty BIG box!
You can also get it on a limited edition USB stick in high definition (FLAC 96/24) and mp3. 1 000 copies made. The price for these collector items? 699.98 US Dollars.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Short Zappa update on Dance Me This

Message from 
Dear People of Earth,
Just in time for FZ’s half birthday we are pleased to confirm that we WILL commence shipping Dance Me This the week of the Summer Solstice. Until then, the pre-order shall remain in effect.
And let’s also talk about ZAPPA 101: 200 MOTELS, Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, performed at Disney Hall by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
And yes. There will be Vinyl.
And we hope to see you at the Movies!
the barfies