In this issue: Strictly Vinyl Party III brings some vinyl lovin' to The Espy, Collaboration celebrates Melbourne's finest artists, Peter Combe stops by The Gov and more!
Smooth crooner, Tony Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto. But his first name should’ve been Larry for the saying, “Happy as”. The living legend has had one beautiful life and it shows all over his smiling face: the 60 years in the biz, 70+ albums, awards, number ones and absolutely no signs of slowing down. He admits to feeling very privileged and says: “I’ve never worked a day in my life”.
The Beatles – the greatest and most influential band of the 20th century, if not ever – combined with the likes of Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Chubby Checker. It is a difficult combination to criticise.
A little background: following the success of the UK Ace’s project How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan, the record label put together 24 Beatles tracks penned by John or Paul, and covered by the leading names in soul from the 60s and 70s.