Music Biz Headlines, Aug. 18, 2017

Elvis Presley: a life in pictures, 40 years after his death

Elvis Presley – singer, actor, American icon – died on 16 August 1977 of a heart attack, aged just 42. On the 40th anniversary of his death, we take a look back at some classic pictures of the King  —  The Guardian

Randy Newman avenges a murdered bluesman on “Dark Matter”

Ace songsmith draws upon the death of Sonny Boy Williamson on his new album —  Lauretta Charlton, The New Yorker

Go sing it on the mountain: Rufus Wainwright and Patrick Watson anchor musical 375th celebrations

So amid all the scattered, razzle-dazzle celebrations of our city’s 375th anniversary, Saturday’s Montreal symphonique promises to be one for the books —  T'Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette

Manchester bombing: arena to reopen with charity gig in September

We Are Manchester concert will feature local stars such as Noel Gallagher and money raised will go towards a memorial — Helen Pidd, The Guardian

Screaming, fainting, unplugged jukeboxes

How Memphis and the media reacted to the superstar's death  —  Chris Morris, Variety

Bonnie Tyler to sing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ during eclipse

The Welsh singer will be backed by DNCE for a performance on its ship Oasis of the Seas as part of a “Total Eclipse Cruise”  —  Associated Press

Could you draw Taylor Swift?

The courtroom artist who says it’s harder than it looks — Will Pavia, The Times

Beatles documentary a stark contrast to Charlottesville

A sea of young men, jammed shoulder-to-shoulder, sang a song about love at Anfield Football Ground in Liverpool in 1964. It's a scene in Ron Howard's documentary film, Eight Days A Week  —Johanna Schneller, Toronto Star

Sonreal has Vancouver in his heart

Hiphop star's new album, One Long Dream, has the city etched into every song — Kate Wilson, Georgia Straight 

Veteran band that's famous for not being famous playing Up Here

The Fleshtones are '60-year-old badass dudes' who toured with The Ramones to headline the Sudbury festival —  Heidi Ulrichsen,

Kesha comes alive

Can we all just agree to take her seriously now? — Kelsey McKinney, The Village Voice

10 Canadian artists you Need to have on your radar right now

The only thing better than a bangin’ playlist is a bangin’ playlist of Canadians. To that end, these are our under-the-radar faves from across the country  — Flare

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