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Legendary Zombies Bassist Jim Rodford is Dead
2 years ago

Legendary Zombies Bassist Jim Rodford is Dead

Legendary Zombies bassist Jim Rodford (Kinks, Argent) is dead (July 1941 - January 20, 2018). Rodford, a featured Socially Sparked News Spotlight story -- was an incredible musician, loving husband and father and stand-up all-around guy. We at Socially Sparked News are truly saddened by this sudden news. Rodford had a steller 2017 -- a [...]
Spotlight Artist Katie Down Shares Top Socially Sparked Moments 2017
2 years ago

Spotlight Artist Katie Down Shares Top Socially Sparked Moments 2017

Spotlight Artist Katie Down shares her top Socially Sparked Moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Katie Down Multi-instrumentalist, creative arts therapist/educator and music education advocate Katie Down is today’s modern woman Trailblazer. Amongst her many trails, she is The [...]
SPIDER SALOFF’S TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED MOMENTS 2017
2 years ago

SPIDER SALOFF’S TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED MOMENTS 2017

Spider Saloff reveals her top three Socially Sparked moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. 2017 Bistro Award-Winner Spider Saloff. (c) Socially Sparked News, LLC Modern jazz songstress, multiple award-winner and 2017 Bistro Award-winner Spider Saloff has been entertaining audiences [...]
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST ELIOT LEWIS’ TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED® MOMENTS 2017
2 years ago

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST ELIOT LEWIS’ TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED® MOMENTS 2017

Spotlight Artist Eliot Lewis shares his top Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Eliot Live Shows. Rockwood Music Hall. Photo: Socially Sparked News, LLC Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis was Born to Rock. A member of Rock and Roll [...]
Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis’ Top Socially Sparked® Moments
2 years ago

Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis’ Top Socially Sparked® Moments

Socially Sparked News’ Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis reveals his top three Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. The self-proclaimed Southern Blues-Rocker with Georgia Roots is one of the busiest musicians around, on the road an average of [...]
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2018 Inductees
2 years ago

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2018 Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reveals the 2018 inductees today. Congratulations go to fan vote faves Bon Jovi and The Cars, and Dire Straits, Moody Blues and Nina Simone. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will also be inducted as part of the Hall’s Early Influences Wing. The official inductee ceremony will take place in Cleveland [...]
Gangstagrass Reveals Pocket Full of Fire Tour & New Live Album
2 years ago

Gangstagrass Reveals Pocket Full of Fire Tour & New Live Album

Gangstagrass reveals its 2018 'Pocket Full of Fire’ Tour and planned live album today to Socially Sparked News. The Bluegrass/HipHop Ensemble will be recording a brand new live album from the tour in 2018 (working title Pocket Full of Fire). Expect the live album to be released late 2018 or early 2019. The critically-acclaimed Gangstagrass [...]
Recording Academy Reveals 2018 Grammy® Nominees
2 years ago

Recording Academy Reveals 2018 Grammy® Nominees

The Recording Academy reveals 2018 Grammy Award® Nominees this morning with the top 4 field categories announced live on CBS This Morning. The big reveal starts the countdown to music's biggest night® and the 60th year of The Grammy Awards®. Singer songwriter Andra Day (Rise Up) led the announcements on the morning show. AND THE [...]
Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th
2 years ago

Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th

Celebratory festivities roll out in droves now for Grammys® 60th Anniversary. Fans and music lovers can expect the flurry of activity to ramp up loudly leading up to music's momentous and historic night on January 28th, 2018. SETTING THE STAGE Between now and January 28th, 2018, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of [...]
Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing
2 years ago

Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing

The Grammys® 60th Anniversary celebrations are in full swing. Between now and January 29th when the 60th Annual Grammy Awards presentation and live telecast will be held at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of salutes, parties, retrospectives, news stories and activities leading up to the [...]
Benefit Album Honoring Veterans Takes Action Higher
2 years ago

Benefit Album Honoring Veterans Takes Action Higher

A new benefit album honoring veterans takes aim to bridge the gap between vets and civilians beyond a ‘simple thank you.’ The brainchild of noted recording artist Marcus Goldhaber, the album “Carry You On” drops on Veterans Day. Veterans Day is officially Saturday, November 11th and the entire week has been devoted to saluting our [...]
Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy
2 years ago

Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy

Music's biggest day gets amplified today with the largest simulcast Grassroots advocacy effort to support and protect music creators. It's the Recording Academy'sTM District Advocate Day where more than 1,000 performers, songwriters, producers, and engineers representing all 50 states will discuss critical legislative issues affecting the music industry. Congress plays a pivotal role in ensuring [...]
Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind
3 years ago

Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind

Some of the most powerful Blues musicians in New York City and throughout the East Coast belted out the Blues in a New York State of Mind last week at a sold out fundraiser concert for The Blues Foundation. Held at B.B. Kings Blues Club, Jimmy V's NYC Blues Revue is the brainchild of Jimmy [...]
Community Rocks to Combat Opioid Addiction
3 years ago

Community Rocks to Combat Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is at an all time high so the Massachusetts community and over 20 Music Legends banned together Wednesday night to raise awareness of and funds for opioid addiction, treatment and recovery programs in the heavily impacted town of Cape Cod. Substance abuse and death by overdose is at epidemic proportions throughout the United [...]
Social Media Group Spawns Ocean Conservation Album
3 years ago

Social Media Group Spawns Ocean Conservation Album

Ukulele Sirens: Songs for the Sea, an ambitious international collaboration ocean conservation album project started by a Facebook group,The Ukulele Sirens, a Facebook like-minded social media group spawns international collaboration for its ocean conservation album project, Songs for the Sea. The group hopes that their music and this project will inspire the world to take [...]
Swing & Soul Music to Electrify France Rocks Finales
3 years ago

Swing & Soul Music to Electrify France Rocks Finales

Swing and soul music are expected to electrify France Rocks Summerfest finale shows. The month-long music festival began in New York City June 1st and will end next week on …
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Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy
3 years ago

Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy

What's Your Name? Who's Your Daddy? Jim Rodford, bassist for The Zombies. Photo: Abbe Sparks The Zombies Jim Rodford has his own music odessey tale to tell. That of an up and coming musician who hit fatherhood and rock icon status simultaneously. Decades later, he finds himself in the same legendary band -- The Zombies [...]
Every Day is Father’s Day for Rock Icon Ian McDonald
3 years ago

Every Day is Father’s Day for Rock Icon Ian McDonald

British Rock Icon Ian McDonald of HONEY WEST Every day is Father's Day for British Rock icon and proud Dad Ian McDonald. The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer has a new spring in his step, a new band, new album and a new father/son experience to boast about. His latest venture is the band HONEY WEST, [...]
Anti-War Album Project Sparks Retro Activism
3 years ago

Anti-War Album Project Sparks Retro Activism

The Home Ground anti-war album project sparks Retro Activism this week thanks to the efforts of Dutch composer, arranger and musician Stephen Emmer with the album release. In a world constantly in conflict over land, religion and race, the Home Ground Project aims to raise the global consciousness by resurrecting a lost musical genre of [...]