Random Music News for Saturday, December 23, 2017

This is a HUGE day in the history of technology. Seventy years ago today, a new thing called the “transistor” was demonstrated for the first time at Bell Laboratories. Things haven’t been the same since. And now, music news for December 23.

  1. Speaking of technology, here’s some of the tech that died in 2017.
  2. About that supposed Oasis reunion, never mind. But you knew that, right?
  3. If you’re tired of the typical year-end music lists, try this.
  4. The (in)famous Radio Caroline has returned to the airwaves.
  5. About that charge earlier this month that “Jingle Bells” is racist (or at least used to be)…
  6. This should be interesting: a book commemorating the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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