Bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll in J’lem

Natan Galili is a Jerusalemite folk, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter who began his career in 2011 and boasts an authentic Americana roots sound. After touring the country’s clubs, kibbutzim and festivals like Jacob’s Ladder and the Jerusalem Woodstock Revival, he is ready to release a debut EP with six new songs. Catch Natan Galili on Wednesday at the HaSalon Beshabazi bar situated at 1 Harav Shalom Shabazi Street in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Nahlaot, at 8:30 p.m.

Entrance is free.

(Jerusalem Post staff)

Jimi Hendrix never dies

More than four decades after his death, fabled rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s latest single “Somewhere” whizzed to No.1 on the US Billboard Hot Singles sales list last month. It is part of another posthumous album plucked from the Hendrix musical vaults, which producers say has stood up well to the test of time.

People, Hell and Angels, to be released on CD Tuesday, is billed as a collection of 12 previously unreleased studio performances by Hendrix, although some of the songs have emerged in other versions since his death in 1970, at age 27, from an accidental drug overdose.

The album arrives with the simultaneous release of newly-struck mono vinyl editions of early Hendrix classic albums Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love.

(Reuters)

Walk of Fame for Richard Burton

The late British actor Richard Burton finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to that of his two-time wife, Elizabeth Taylor, on Friday, nearly 30 years after his death.

Welsh-born Burton, who died in 1984, received the career honor as part of the 50th anniversary of ancient Egypt movie drama Cleopatra, in which he and co-star Taylor began their storied and tumultuous love affair.

His star is the 2,941th installed. Burton starred in 11 films with Taylor, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1966 and The Taming of the Shrew in 1967.

He was nominated for an Oscar seven times between 1953 and 1978 but never won the prize.

(Reuters)

Motown singer Bobby Rogers dies

Singer Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the group that recorded Motown’s first million-selling hit single, “Shop Around,” died at age 73 on Sunday at his home in Southfield, Michigan.

Rogers was a tenor in the original Motown lineup of the Miracles, that also included lead singer Smokey Robinson, bass vocalist Warren “Pete” Moore and baritone Ronnie White. Later becoming Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the group released 30 Motown classic singles that charted in the Top 40. One of Rogers’s most notable contributions was his two-part harmony with Robinson on “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” later covered by the Beatles. Rogers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

(Reuters)

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