Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lennon and Jagger duet release???

Bruce Springsteen will release his next album sooner than many fans hoped. Backstreets.com reported that "Workin' On A Dream," which Springsteen premiered as an acoustic duet with wife Patti Scialfa on Sunday (November 1st) at a rally for Sen. Barack Obama in Cleveland, will be included his upcoming album which is "expected to see release around the time of the Presidential Inauguration in January 2009." Springsteen is said to have been recording the still-untitled collection throughout the fall.

The album is being called the follow-up to Springsteen's last studio album Magic, suggesting that the set will be a proper E Street Band album rather than a solo Springsteen project. No release date has been set for the record.
Details of a tape made by author Terry Southern featuring John Lennon and Mick Jagger jamming together in the mid-'70s has been made public by one of the few people to have heard it.

Musician Jim Ratts posted an essay on runawayexpress.com about helping Southern's son Nile archive his father's tapes from the '60s and the '70s when he stumbled upon an undated tape which featured Lennon, possibly with Donovan. The session started with them jamming on "Rock Island Line", and Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now Baby Blue." That was followed by Lennon discussing how Dylan "borrowed" from old folk tunes before running through old skiffle favorites "Railroad Bill" and "Liverpool Lou." At one point Lennon broke into a Howard Cosell impression.

The other side of the tape features Lennon and Jagger performing Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe", the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb", the Beatles' "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window", Elvis Presley's "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care", Ben E. King's "Stand By Me", the Drifters' "There Goes My Baby," Bobby Darin's "Dream Lover," and several Buddy Holly classics, including "Peggy Sue Got Married," "Listen To Me", "Words Of Love", "Everyday," "Rave On," "Tell Me How," and "Maybe Baby."

The tape is owned by Nile Southern and according to the article, "... until he chooses to release it, it will remain unavailable."

Terry Southern was particularly close to the Beatles in the late '60s and early '70s, having written the story and/or scripts to two movies starring Ringo Starr -- 1968's Candy and 1969's The Magic Christian. Southern also wrote such '60s classics as Dr. Strangelove and Easy Rider.

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