MusicNotes: Springsteen Honored; George Martin documentary

bruce springsteen, clarence clemons - bonnaroo 2009 - by music alliesThe Boss is Musicares Person of the Year 2013

Bruce Springsteen will be recognized next year by the music community, not just for his creative endeavors, but his philanthropic and charitable contributions to society as well.  A special ceremony and tribute concert is planned for  February 8th where the Boss will get his ‘Title’.  All ticket sales from the event go to Musicares, which offers emergency financial assistance, educational workshops, health insurance and more for the musical community.


George Martin documentary to be released on DVD

Famed “Fifth Beatle” producer George Martin got the documentary treatment recently from BBC. Produced by George Martin boasts candid interviews with T. Bone Burnett, Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin, Jeff Beck, Ringo Starr and more, about the living British legend. The documentary profiles Martin from his childhood, early days in music, producing comedy records and to producing the Beatles.
It’s already aired on BBC Arena series, but the DVD version includes nearly an hour of interviews that were not originally aired.
Produced by George Martin is slated for release on September 11.