Bloggy Goodness: Bonnaroo Gets The Gambler

Each year we’re more and more impressed by Bonnaroo’s ability to mix both classic and contemporary acts from across multiple genres, but we also love when they seem to throw the proverbial curve ball. Yesterday fest organizers did just that, when they revealed that country legend and former rotisserie chicken impresario Kenny Rogers had been added to the lineup. Rogers, who is best known as the singer of the country classic The Gambler and karaoke staple Islands In The Stream, has released 32 studio albums, charting 21 number one hits and has sold a staggering 68 million records in the U.S. Along with the announcement of The Gambler would be appearing in Manchester, we were also given the first batch of artists that will be playing the smaller Cafe stages – which include HT faves Deep Dark Woods, Jukebox The Ghost and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.

Finally, we’re big fans of rock-docs, and we’re even bigger fans when you can actually go and see them on the big screen in a movie theater, so we were pretty excited to hear about a new documentary about The Beatles first full U.S. concert entitled The Beatles: The Lost Concert. The 92-minute doc features The Fab Four’s entire 12-song, thirty-plus minute set recorded on February 11, 1964 at D.C.’s Washington Coliseum, which was “lost” for 47 years. The concert, which will took place just two days after their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, was originally filmed by eight cameras, and shown later that month on close-circuit at movie theaters around the country and has not been seen widely since. The film be shown in a limited engagement at theaters across the United States on May 17th and 22nd, with a special premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan on May 6th.

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