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MUSIC NOTES: The Traveling Wilburys – Circa 1980s

When George Harrison was looking for material to fill the flip side of his single, “This is Love,” from the Cloud Nine album. Traditionally, the “B” side would be filled…

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INTERESTING BITS: Stories Worth the Read: Live Nation Under Investigation // Downtown Artery Closes

Alex Teitz of Fem Music sent us several articles this past couple of weeks that our readers may find very interesting. We recommend that you check them out! # #…

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INTERESTING BITS: Jag Tones Sends A Bunch of Reasons You Are Too Old to Play Gigs

Jag Tones: Saw this on a FB Group Page I’m a member of… had to share! Nap time… ZZZZZZZ zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (ps…hopefully no one gets their spandex in a twist over…

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IN MEMORIAM: Eddie Money // Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths

Jock Bartley: So sad to hear of the passing of rocker EDDIE MONEY earlier today. He was 70 years old and had been sick for years. Eddie was a friend…

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IN MEMORIAM: Ric Ocasek, Leader of The Cars

Heaven’s Guest Book: Ric Ocasek, leader of the Boston-based rock band The Cars and an influential music producer, has died, a New York Police Department spokesman confirmed to NPR. He…

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IN MEMORIAM: Phyllis Newman

Phyllis Newman (March 19, 1933 – September 15, 2019) was an American actress and singer. She won the 1962 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her…

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MOVIES: Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice // Sound City

While we’re at it, people on Facebook and NextDoor have been recommending the bio-pick about Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice. The movie is showing at The Esquire…

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EVENTS: Calendar and Bell Ringers for September 12th, 2019

Our sincerest apologies to our Songwriting Contest entrants. We had hoped to be able to publish the Top scoring songs as well as the winner of the Durango Songwriters Expo…

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EVENTS: COMBO’s Next General Meeting, Monday, Sept. 23rd – On PROs: ASCAP, BMI, SESAC

So excited! Next guest speakers at the COMBO meeting are Carla Jordan, former owner of Ziggie’s, Bobby Messano, and President Barb Dye will compare the PROs and will explain Sound…

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EVENTS: COMBO Guest Writer Peter Jones Interviews Chris White of The Zombies – Coming Sept. 20th to the Paramount Theater in Denver

By Peter Jones Although the 50th anniversary of Woodstock 1969 has now passed with enough publicity to last until the 100th, let’s not be too quick to forget about 1968—at…

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NEWS: Update: Sheriff: Kylie Rae Harris Caused Fatal Crash That Killed Her and 16-year-old Girl // Country Singer Kylie Rae Harris, 30, Dies in a Three-Vehicle Crash in New Mexico

By Natalie Neysa Alund, Tennessean | Kylie Rae Harris, a 30-year-old rising Texas country singer, caused the fatal, three-car crash that killed her as well as 16-year-old girl in northern…

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NEWS: Oakland’s Ghost Ship Fire: One Man Acquitted of 36 Deaths But Jury Deadlocked on Second

By Vivian Ho and Mario Koran, The Guardian | Almost three years after a fire tore through Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse, killing 36 people, a jury has acquitted one man…

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KUDOS: Windsor HS Marching Band Places Second at The Friendship Competition

From Elizabeth Roy Ortega on Fb, 9/07/19: Congratulations to Windsor HS Band for placing 2nd at The Friendship Competition! || The competition was held at the Englewood High School on…

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TALENT NEEDED: Alex Teitz’s Lead Sheet – Updates for September 12, 2019

COMBO member Alex Teitz of Fem Music has been compiling a “lead sheet” of various opportunities for musicians and artists to consider in hopes of furthering their musical careers. Here…

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BUSINESS NEWS: FCC Commissioner Asks RIAA to Investigate Payola Allegations

By Elias Leight, Rolling Stone | As detailed last month in Rolling Stone, pay-for-play continues to be a common feature of the radio business, with money or goods passing from…

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