Between Rhino Handmade reissuing The Monkees Present and Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork taking the stage together and touring throughout July and August, the summer of 2013 provided Monkees fans a couple of pretty great months. After that, though, the guys went their separate ways – maybe you caught Mr. Nesmith on his solo tour a few months back – so it’s been pretty quiet on the Monkees front.
If you’re in desperate need of a fix, then you’d better check your calendar and see what you’ve got going on between March 14 – 16 that you’re going to have to cancel, because that’s when the Monkees’ Official 2014 Convention – a co-presentation between Then and Now Productions and your friends here at Rhino – takes place in at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The two biggest reasons to attend? Both Mr. Dolenz and Mr. Nesmith will be there.
Rhino Spotlights Otis Redding And Aretha Franklin With New Boxed Sets, The King Of Soul And The Queen Of Soul
Each Four-Disc Collection Available February 4
Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin’s powerful voices continue to be the standard by which all other soul singers are measured. But they also share another bond through “Respect.” Redding originally wrote and recorded the song in 1965 and two years later Franklin’s cover version transformed it into a female-empowerment anthem known around the world.
Rhino will pay some respect of its own to these legendary artists during Black History Month when it releases new four-disc sets that showcase their individual careers. Due out on February 4, THE KING OF SOUL and THE QUEEN OF SOUL both feature over 85 tracks.
THE KING OF SOUL’s arrival coincides with the 50th anniversary of Redding’s debut album, Pain In My Heart, which helped define the sound of Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee. This new set features 92 songs and retraces the singer’s career from his meteoric rise to his untimely death in a 1967 plane crash.
Parlophone Delivers An Early Valentine With Collection Of The Finest Songs About Love From The Grammy®-Winning Singer
Throughout Tina Turner’s extraordinary career, the multi-Grammy winning artist often sings about love, exploring both its joys and heartaches with her powerful voice on such unforgettable songs as the international smash “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” For the first time, Parlophone brings together a collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s greatest love songs.
Limited Run Of Shows Includes Dates In New York City Area, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles And The San Francisco Bay Area
"This is my tribute to the artists who took Rock 'n' Roll to the top of the charts. I loved Rock 'n ' Roll then and I still love It. " - Cliff Richard
Available February 25 From Rhino And Friday Music
Cliff Richard, the UK's all-time greatest hit-maker, releases his 100th* album THE FABULOUS ROCK 'N' ROLL SONGBOOK on February 25. This new studio album of 15 great rock 'n' roll tracks was recorded live at the Blackbird Studio and The Parlor in Nashville, Tennessee, and is Cliff Richard's tribute to the greats of rock 'n' roll who inspired and influenced him, such as Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. THE FABULOUS ROCK 'N' ROLL SONGBOOK will be available on CD from Friday Music and as a digital download from Rhino.