The Arlo Guthrie Concert Massacre (with Apologies To ‘alice’s Restaurant’)

Courtesy of Carl Studna Legendary artist Elton John returns to the stage in a concert that includes his greatest hits and songs from his new album, “The Diving Board.” The concert was filmed on September 11, 2013 at BBCs famous Radio Theatre in the heart of West London. Courtesy of Carl Studna Legendary artist Elton John returns to the stage in a concert that includes his greatest hits and songs from his new album, “The Diving Board.” Courtesy of Elton John Give at the $180 level during our TV campaign and receive the Elton John Combo including “The Diving Board” CD, the “Elton John In Concert” DVD & the “Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002” 2-CD set. This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you’re a new member). The 2-CD set only is available at the $90 level, and the DVD only at $120. The concert special showcases the multi-Grammy Award-winning superstar performing songs from his new album, “The Diving Board,” mixed with classic songs from his extensive repertoire of hits. Originally broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 , the UKs most listened to station, “Elton John In Concert” premieres Saturday, October 5, 2013 on PBS. We are thrilled to bring PBS viewers this fantastic concert special from one of the worlds great entertainers, said Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming . Elton Johns songs are iconic and timeless, and his enormous appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds is a tribute to his singular genius. Produced by T-Bone Burnett , “The Diving Board” is Elton Johns first solo studio album in seven years, and features 12 new songs written with longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin , as well as three piano interludes composed by John. Its the simplest and most piano-driven record Ive ever made, John told BBC Radio 2 in an interview on September 11, 2013, the day of the concert. Taped before an audience of 300 fans selected to win tickets from over 79,000 hopefuls, “Elton John In Concert” includes these and other performances: Bennie and the Jets, Tiny Dancer, Home Again, Oscar Wilde Gets Out, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Levon, Rocket Man, I’m Still Standing, Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) and Your Song. Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE , is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. He has achieved 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. Over the five decades since his career began in 1969, John has played more than 3,000 concerts worldwide. John is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles . He has had 56 top 40 singles in the United States, a total second only to Elvis Presley. He achieved seven #1 albums in the three-and-a-half-year period from 1972 to 1975 a period of concentrated success surpassed only by the Beatles.

Legendary artist Elton John returns to the stage in a concert that includes his greatest hits and songs from his new album, "The Diving Board." The concert was filmed on September 11, 2013 at BBC’s famous Radio Theatre in the heart of West London.

“Is it the artist, the bodyguard, the promoter? I think promoters will require stars to indemnify their own staff,” said McNaught. “Even if AEG was not held responsible, I still think this case will make attorneys find ways to tighten contracts.” An attorney for Lloyds of London involved in the Michael Jackson case declined comment for this story. The price of premiums also may go up, according to one concert producer who did not want his name used. Currently, promoters pay 3 percent to 5 percent of the value of the policy, meaning that AEG paid between $530,000 and $875,000 for the $17.5 million policy it took out with Lloyds of London for Jackson’s “This is It” tour. AEG, which had initially sought to collect on the $17.5 million policy after Jackson’s death canceled the tour, dropped a claim against Lloyds amid revelations in leaked emails that show AEG executives were concerned about his stability ahead of his planned London comeback tour. Insurers routinely send doctors to do medical exams — and occasionally hire investigators for background checks– before placing multi-million dollar policies for the stars. After the Jackson trial, the reams of information they need will skyrocket, said Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, who recently brokered a deal for an 18-show run by rocker Meatloaf at Planet Hollywood in Vegas, starting September 26. “We’re in a high risk business, said Steck. “The case will require artists to disclose medical conditions and the producer will need to insure and vet them properly, meaning more red tape. This could affect ticket pricing at the end of the day.” In its wrongful death suit against AEG, Jackson’s family claimed AEG negligently hired Murray as Jackson’s personal physician and ignored signs Jackson, who died in 2009 at 50 from an overdose of propofol, was in poor health.

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We had a terrific time at the Arlo concert followed by mixed messages and awkwardness that lasted months. The next year, I got up the nerve to ask yet another young lady who I had fumbled a date with years earlier. It was another great Arlo show but, intimidated by the massive one-year age difference between me and the older woman, I failed to ask her out again. Four, maybe five, other times Ive seen Arlo Guthrie in concertincluding a lovely concert with my lovely wife (who, for the record, isnt one of those three young ladies). But seeing seven or eight Arlo Guthrie concerts doesn’t mean I’m one of those fans with 27 different 8-by-10 color glossy pictures with a paragraph on the back explaining what each one was. Im just a guy who has happily punctuated his life with Arlo Guthrie concerts. What I came to tell you about. They got a building up in Carmel. Its called the Palladium. I went up there to see Arlo in concert and I walked in, sat down, and said hello to a man and his wife who had moved their seats because a fellow next to them had been talking to himself too loudly. Arguing even. I thought it was a good idea that they did move their seats and promised Id keep my self-conversations to a minimum. And then he said Kid, have you ever seen an Arlo Guthrie concert? And I proceeded to tell him about the eight or nine other concerts but not about the young ladies and the Greek and the irate dad. And then Arlo Guthrie and his drummer Terry a La Berry (who I remembered from the first time I saw Arlo) and Arlos son, keyboardist Abe Guthrie, bounded on stage and proceeded to play a set of primarily Woody Guthrie tunes including 1913 Massacre and Do Re Mi and Pretty Boy Floyd and Oklahoma Hills. Arlo seemed tentative at first like something about the birthday cake colors of the hall or the relatively sparse crowd was making him uncomfortable. But then he found his groove and the stories got more casual and comfortable and the smiles of his musical partners seemed more sincere and by the time The Motorcycle Song was sung and intermission came everyone seemed happy there.

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