Aug 17 2017

Prince Honored With New Pantone Colour

Music icon Prince has been posthumously honoured with his own custom shade of purple by officials at the Pantone Color Institute.

 

Prince was often referred to as the “Purple One” thanks to his love of the composite colour, and now global industry experts at Pantone have created the Love Symbol #2 in his memory.

The new hue was inspired by the shade used for his custom-made, signature Yamaha purple piano, which he had planned to take on tour before his shock death in April, 2016.

“The colour purple was synonymous with who Prince was and will always be,” explains Troy Carter, the Entertainment Advisor to the singer’s estate. “This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever.”

Aug 14 2017

Neil Diamond Extends Record For Most Performances At The Forum LA

Grammy Award winner Neil Diamond is celebrating his unparalleled career spanning 50 years with his current 50 Year Anniversary World Tour, and when the music icon performs the final U.S. show of the tour at the Fabulous Forum on Saturday, August 12, it will mark the 35th concert at the Forum for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, the most any artist has ever performed at the legendary venue.

 

Neil Diamond is no stranger to Forum milestones – the first was set in 1983 with his seven night engagement at the Forum, setting the record for most arena shows in a single run. Diamond then broke his own record when he performed 10 concerts at the Forum, from June 28 through July 10, 1989.

The Forum concerts on August 10 and August 12 are his 34th and 35th performances at the historic Forum.

Aug 10 2017

1965 Masters Apprentices To Reunite For Melbourne Show

Three 1960s members of The Masters Apprentices will reunite for a show in Melbourne in September.

 

Founders Mick Bower (guitarist /founder and principal composer) and Brian Vaughton (drums) as well as Rick Harrison (guitarist) who joined in 1967, will perform as The Masters Apprentices at the Corner Hotel in Richmond on 1 September.

This will be the first time Bower and Vaughton have performed together in 50 years. The pair played on the debut record ‘Undecided’ and the follow-up ‘Buried and Dead’ but Vaughton had departed for the third record “Living In A Childs Dream’.

Harrison was Bowers replacement but only stayed a few months.

The 2017 band will be rounded out with John Bywaters of The Twilights on bass, singer Craig Holden and Jim Keays Band guitarist Rob Pippan.