BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Jim Peterik (PEE’-ter-ihk) of Survivor fame jokes that his second-biggest franchise is .38 Special. Peterik co-wrote the .38 Special hits “Rockin’ Into The Night,” ”Hold On Loosely,” ”Caught Up In You” and “Wild-Eyed Southern Boys.” Peterik also co-wrote “Heavy Metal” with Sammy Hagar. The one song he still has trouble convincing people he wrote is “Vehicle,” the hit for his other band, The Ides of March, because a lot of people think it’s a Blood, Sweat and Tears song. Peterik says he found an ally in former “American Idol” finalist Bo Bice, who had a hit with that song while on the show. Bice is now the singer for Blood, Sweat and Tears and sings that song in concert. Peterik says Bice always gives credit to The Ides of March.
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BOSTON (AP) — James Taylor debuted his new song “Angels of Fenway” at the ballpark that gave the tune its name. Taylor’s song was played over the P-A system at Fenway Park last night, before the Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees. A video of scenes from the century-old rivalry between the two teams was played as well. Wearing a Red Sox T-shirt and a baseball cap, the five-time Grammy winner also threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Join Ocean 104.7 at the Cape Abilities Harbor Walk Fun Run 2015 on Saturday May 9th, at Aselton Park in Hyannis starting at 9am! This is their biggest fundraiser of the year, and monies raised will support their efforts to provide jobs, homes, transportation and services to individuals with disabilities across Cape Cod.
After the Walk/Fun Run, Aselton Park will be alive with entertainment, games, food samplings, music and the opportunity to visit with and learn more about Cape Abilities and other business and organizations who support individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod. Bring the whole family and join many of the 350 individuals supported by Cape Abilities!
This is a “must see” performance for James Taylor fans. Come listen and sing along with Cape Cod’s own Greg Johnson and his band as they share the story behind the man and recreate the music that has touched millions of people around the world. Although Taylor’s career lasted long after his success in the ‘60s and ‘70s, this tribute show concentrates on his early life and music. Haunted by the demons from his past, James Taylor found the inner strength to follow his dream of becoming a famous musician. You will hear the story behind each song and be invited to sing along to some of J.T.’s most famous hits.
Greg Johnson has been performing around New England for over three decades and attributes his inspiration to the music of James Taylor and the image of the sensitive southern gentleman who spoke through his music.
The JT Tribute Band features Brian Morris on Bass Guitar; John Kew on Drums; Janet Leahy and Kerry Kew on Backup Vocals and Greg Johnson on Acoustic Guitar and Lead Vocals.
$20, $18 for members. Complimentary refreshments. For reservations, call 508-394-7100.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben E. King, singer of such classics as “Stand By Me,” ”There Goes My Baby” and “Spanish Harlem,” has died.
King died Thursday at age 76, publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press. Brown did not immediately have other details.
As a member of the Drifters, King co-wrote and sang lead on “There Goes My Baby.” The band had a string of hits featuring King, including “Save the Last Dance for Me” and “This Magic Moment,” before he left in a contract dispute.
The 1961 ballad “Spanish Harlem” gave King his first solo hit. “Stand By Me,” written with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, was chosen one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bono will start the U2 tour without the full use of his hands. Bono was in a bike accident in November that fractured his eye socket, shoulder, elbow and left hand. The New York Times quotes Bono as saying while his shoulder and face are better, he feels like he has someone else’s hand. He can’t bend two of his fingers, and he has numbness in his forearm. He says he can’t play guitar but he adds with a grin his bandmates “don’t seem to mind.” The tour starts in Vancouver on May 14.