Following in the footsteps of the popular Bob Dylan and Steven Tyler Signature Series, Hohner Inc. announces the release of the John Lennon IMAGINE Signature Series harmonica.
Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) February 19, 2012
Featuring brilliant white cover-plates, stylish white packaging, and a clear acrylic comb, the ‘IMAGINE’ harmonica will pay tribute to the legacy of John Lennon, one of the greatest musicians and composers of the 20th century.
John Lennon began playing the harmonica when he was a child in Liverpool and was greatly influenced in the 1960’s by American blues music. His playing on #1 hit songs by the “Fab Four” like “Love Me Do,’ “From Me to You,” “Please Please Me,” and “I Should Have Known Better” inspired a whole new generation of harmonicas players.
“Hand-made in Trossingen, Germany, this premium harp is perfect for any collector, fan, or serious harmonica player,” commented Scott Emmerman, Director of Marketing and Sales. “Hohner is proud to celebrate John Lennon’s spirit of creativity which continues to inspire musical and popular culture,” he added.
The 592JLS John Lennon Series harmonica will debut at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA and will be available through select Hohner dealers beginning in April, 2012.
For more information, please visit http://www.hohnerusa.com.
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Roberta Flack Gearing Up for Release of New Album “LET IT BE ROBERTA: ROBERTA FLACK SINGS THE BEATLES,” an Album of Beatles’ Classics
Her First Recording In Over 8 Years Set For Release February 7th
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Roberta Flack, the four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, is back after an eight year absence with a brand new album, “LET IT BE ROBERTA: ROBERTA FLACK SINGS THE BEATLES”—a collection of Beatles song interpretations. The first single “We Can Work It Out” is currently being worked at several different radio formats including AC, Urban AC and Smooth Jazz. Buzz continues to build as key press such as NPR, Billboard, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, AARP and More Magazine are already confirmed. Ms. Flack has also been planning a series of tour dates to coincide with the release of the album. The project has garnered the blessing of Yoko Ono who contributed the liner notes to LET IT BE ROBERTA. Newly signed to a partnership of 429 Records, Sony ATV Music Publishing and Flack’s RAS Records, the album which was produced by Sherrod Barnes, who has also produced Beyonce’ and Angie Stone, with contributing producers Jerry Barnes and Barry Miles, is slated for release on February 7th worldwide (Sony Music will release the album in Japan). Links to Amazon purchase page below.
Roberta Flack has long been known as an unparalleled musician who effortlessly inhabits the worlds of pop, soul, R&B, jazz and folk. From her very first recording, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” which hit #1 in the U.S. across all charts, Flack has created strong emotional bonds with her listeners through her poignant musicality and unerring stylizations while also shining an uncompromising light onto the culture and politics of the times.
Since bursting onto the scene in 1969 with the blockbuster album “First Take” (produced by the legendary Joel Dorn), she’s followed her fiercely uncompromising lyrical and musical muses earning her a place alongside pioneering artists such as Aretha Franklin, Elton John, and Nina Simone. A multiple Grammy winner, she is the only artist along with U2 to win “Record of the Year” in consecutive years (for “The First Time, Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly”). Although she’s taken some time between recordings, she’s never stopped performing having constantly toured worldwide. Flack, a national treasure gives her time freely to a host of charitable and humanitarian causes–among them, the ASPCA (spokesperson of the year for 2011) and the Roberta Flack School of Music in Bronx, NY (which she founded in 2006).
Says Yoko Ono: “With this collection, Roberta is adding a woman’s voice of fun and joy and, again, making people realize how universal these songs are.”
|1.||In My Life|
|3.||We Can Work it Out|
|4.||Let It Be|
|6.||I should Have Known Better|
|7.||The Long & Winding Road|
|9.||Isn’t It A Pity|
|10.||If I Fell|
|11.||And I Love Her|
|12.||Here, There, and Everywhere|
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To Pre-order the Full Album, Let It Be Roberta
About 429 Records
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
About Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 750,000 copyrights by such artists as The Beatles, Beck, Brooks & Dunn, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Fall Out Boy, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Linda Perry, Richie Sambora, Kraftwerk, Shakira, Taylor Swift, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams, KT Tunstall, and Diane Warren, among others. Sony/ATV recently acquired both the Leiber Stoller and Famous catalogues.
SOURCE 429 Records
Web Site: http://www.429records.com
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