Musical Notes

In this issue of Musical Notes, Winwood goes live, Silver Clef presents their annual awards, and a Swedish comic proposes an all female music festival.

Musical Notes

Steve Winwood:
Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rocker Steve Winwood has been making music for many years but in all that time he has never released a live album…until now.

On September 1, Winwood will release “Winwood: Greatest Hits Live” – a collection of 23 tracks taken by Winwood from his vast collection of live performances with the Spencer David Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and his time as a solo artist. The collection will come in two CD and four LP packages.

Speaking on the collection, Winwood said, “the songs were chosen for being the ones most recognized throughout my career which have left an impression and so I hope the record will be a souvenir that brings to mind happy memories of a good time experienced at one of my shows.”

Silver Clef Awards:
On June 30 in London artists gathered to celebrate the annual O2 Silver Clef Awards and to honour some of the biggest names in music from both sides of the Atlantic. Celebrating the impact of music, the Silver Clef Awards also raises money for Nordoff Robbins – a charity that uses music therapy to aid vulnerable citizens in the United Kingdom.

Along with celebrating the honourees, Silver Clef also held an auction of memorabilia that brought in £663,000.

Winners of the 2017 Silver Clef Awards:
O2 Silver Clef Award: Dame Shirley Bassey
Icon Award: Phil Collins
Outstanding Achievement Award: Blondie
International Award: Nile Rodgers
Best Group Award: Mumfor & Sons
Best Female Award: Emeli Sande
Innovation Award: Pete Tong
Best Newcomer ward: Anne-Marie
Classical Award: Alexander Armstrong
Best Live Act Award: Little Mix


Female Only Event:
Lillith Fair was a concert tour that featured only female performers; Swedish comedian Emma Knysckare is taking the concept one step further and is planning a music festival where only women will be allowed to attend.

At the Bråvalla last weekend it was reported that 27 sexual assaults and rapes took place during the festival. As a result, organizers have canceled the festival for next year. Knysckare is proposing to replace Bråvalla with a girls only least until, “until all men learn how to behave.” She added, “since it seems to be OK to discriminate against women all the time, maybe it’s OK to shut out men for three days? I would not exactly call it an abuse not to come to the festival.”


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