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  1. Update found on the net, Dr. John completed work on a final album before his death, aware that it would be his last work, colleagues reported. John – whose real name was Mac Rebennack – began work in 2017 before his health began to fail, and had time to finish the project before he succumbed to a fatal heart attack on June 6 at age 77. By that time he was struggling to walk and found it difficult to leave his home. “Towards the beginning, I don’t think Mac realized it would probably be his last record, but towards the end, I think he knew,” guitarist and producer Shane Theriot told Rolling Stone. “It would break my heart because he would come to my house, and I knew he wasn’t feeling great. And Mac’s work ethic, he was old-school; he grew up doing five sets a night. … He would say, ‘Whatever we gotta do, we gotta do it. … Whatever we gotta do to finish this mother****er, we gotta finish it.”
  2. A 2008 fire on the Universal Studios backlot has done far more damage than originally divulged. In statements made public for the first time, more than 100,000 master recordings owned by Universal Music Group were lost in the blaze, including works by Elton John, the Eagles, the Police, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana and Tom Petty. The new information comes courtesy of The New York Times Magazine, which cites internal company documents and interviews with UMG employees among their sources. One document, used in a 2009 company meeting, declares that “lost in the fire was, undoubtedly, a huge musical heritage.” UMG is the world’s largest recording company, boasting a catalog that spans the history of recorded music. Over the course of the company’s existence, it has acquired a long list of labels, including Capitol, Decca, Chess, Interscope, Island, Def Jam and more. When word of a fire on the Universal backlot originally broke in 2008, very little was said regarding damage to the archival warehouse. The structure was referred to as a “video vault,” while much of the focus was placed on the famous studio sound stages and filming facades that were scorched by the flames. A 2008 Deadline report suggesting the fire had burned irreplaceable master tapes was rebuffed by UMG. Soon afterward, a Universal spokesperson denied claims that master tapes had been destroyed, telling Billboard that UMG “had no loss.” Now, it appears, those comments were inaccurate. In a confidential report, issued in 2009, UMG estimated that “500K song titles” were lost. In a conversation with The New York Times Magazine, Randy Aronson, UMG’s former director of vault operations, admitted his employer tried to downplay the loss for fear of backlash from the public. “The company knew that there would be shock and outrage if people found out the real story,” Aronson stated. “They did an outstanding job of keeping it quiet. It’s a secret I’m ashamed to have been a part of.” While details on exactly which recordings were lost has not been revealed, master tapes from the following artists are believed to be among those destroyed: Elton John Eric Clapton The Eagles Aerosmith Steely Dan Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers The Police Guns N’ Roses Nine Inch Nails Nirvana Soundgarden Tupac Shakur Beck Louis Armstrong Duke Ellington Al Jolson Bing Crosby Ella Fitzgerald Judy Garland Billie Holiday Chuck Berry Aretha Franklin John Coltrane Count Basie Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr. Les Paul Fats Domino Loretta Lynn B.B. King Quincy Jones Burt Bacharach Joan Baez Neil Diamond Sonny and Cher The Mamas and the Papas Joni Mitchell Cat Stevens Lynyrd Skynyrd Jimmy Buffett Don Henley Iggy Pop Barry White Patti LaBelle Yoko Ono Sting R.E.M. Janet Jackson Queen Latifah Mary J. Blige Sonic Youth No Doubt Snoop Dogg Hole Sheryl Crow Eminem
  3. @kwtools hi just asking if the Saec ULS X is sill for sale? If so I would like to buy . Regards, Lindsay
  4. Item: van den hull, The First Ultimate 1 m RCA Location: Perth Price: $200.00 postage included Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: had to move to balanced Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: top of the range linear strand carbon conductors
  5. van den hull, The First Ultimate 1 m RCA yes please.
  6. Hi, could have the Ken Rad VT-99/6f8g pair and the Tung Sol 6sn7gtb please.
  7. bronal , I would like to take this please.
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