G.H. Harding

The Glorious Corner: R.I.P. Chuck Berry and Jimmy Breslin, Peter Jackson’s Kong and More!

  G.H. Harding  HAIL HAIL CHUCK BERRY — Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, famous for writing and recording songs such early rock classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” was found dead at a residence outside St. Louis, Missouri on the weekend. Local law enforcement “responded to a medical emergency on Buckner […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Greg Allman, Hall & Oates Memoir, Jennifer Lopez/Ray Liotta “Show Shades Of Blue”, Nile Rodgers and More!

  G.H. Harding  ALLMAN NOT TO TOUR — “It has been determined that Gregg will not be touring in 2017,” explains a statement on his official website. “For those of you who purchased tickets for shows in June, contact the ticket outlet from where you purchased the tickets for a refund.” Last November, the former Allman […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Turner Classic Movies’ Robert Turner Passes, NBC’s 90th Anniversary, Monkee Michael Nesmith Speaks and More

  G.H. Harding  Osborne Passes — Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday announced plans to honor longtime host Robert Osborne with a 48-hour tribute featuring a selection of long-form interviews from his 23-year tenure with the channel. Osborne, who served as a host for TCM since its inception in 1994, passed Monday after a year-long illness. He was […]

Today in the Glorious Corner: Reese Witherspoon, Beck, The Archies, Nile Rodgers and More!

  G.H. Harding  BIG LITTLE LIES — We caught the debut of HBO’s Big Little Lies last weekend, featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern and really fell hard for it. Based on the book Lies, by Liane Moriarty, it centers on several mothers in upscale Monterey. Witherspoon really marks a career-high here as the pushy, chirpy, know-it-all Madeline […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: The Academy Apologizes, Kimmel Scores, The Rolling Stones, Coachella Festival and More!

    G.H. Harding  OSCAR BLUES —Almost 24-hours after the Best Picture Oscar was awarded to La La Land  instead of the true winner, Moonlight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences released a statement, apologizing to those involved in the error. Deeply regretting the mistake, the Academy saluted the “tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances.” Pricewaterhouse Coopers, who issued a second apology just minutes before, took […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Jazz Guitarist Larry Corywell Passes, BBC’s Summer of ’67, Micky Dolenz, Ryan “Gooch” Nelson and More!

  G.H. Harding CORYELL PASSES — Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the Godfather of Fusion, has died in New York City. He was 73. His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. He had just performed two shows at the Iridium on Friday and Saturday. Coryell grew up in the […]

Today in the Glorious Corner: Ed Sheeran, Netflix’s The OA, The Moody Blues and More!

    G.H. Harding  MORE SHEERAN –— In celebration of his 26th birthday, global ED SHEERAN shares “How Would You Feel (Paean),”– a brand new song from his highly anticipated album ÷ (pronounced divide), which will be released on March 3rd via Atlantic Records. “How Would You Feel (Paean)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Asia’s John Wetton Passes, Nicole Kidman, Jason Momoa, Rockers On Broadway and More!

  G.H. Harding  ASIA’S WETTON PASSES —John Wetton, the bassist and singer for Asia, as well as a former member of King Crimson and U.K., has died at the age of 67 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Wetton first came to rock fans’ attention in 1972 when he joined a revamped King Crimson lineup, sticking with the group over a two-year span […]

In The Glorious Corner Today: The Today Show, John Hurt Passes, Tom Ford’s Animals, Ed Sheeran’s New Video and More!

    G.H. Harding NBC AT IT AGAIN — With the Brian Williams, Ann Curry and Billy Bush imbroglios firmly behind them; things seemed relatively back to normal at NBC’s Today Show – heck, they even signed Fox’s errant-news gal Megyn Kelly, though where she’d eventually go on the air was still up in the air. Well, that all changed Friday […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore and Allman Brother’s Butch Trucks, A Dog’s Purpose, Cyndi Lauper, Rod Stewart, Micky Dolenz and More!

    G.H. Harding  MTM PASSES — I grew up in the era when CBS’ The Mary Tyler Moore show was on and huge. Despite all the career-defining and career-breaking talk, it was just a funny, funny show with an excellent cast. Ed Asner, Ted Knight, Betty White and Gavin MacLeod were just spot on excellent and James L. […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Oscar Fever, Arcade Fire, Brad Paisley, Kathie Lee & Hoda and More!

  G.H. Harding ARCADE FIRE — Eagle Rock Entertainment is kicking off 2017 with the release of Arcade Fire’s The Reflektor Tapes on 2 disc DVD and 2 disc Blu-ray on January 27. The Reflektor Tapes is a visually stunning and hypnotic documentary about the making of Arcade Fire’s hugely successful 2013 studio album Reflektor by director Kahlil Joseph (who also directed Beyonce’s Lemonade film). […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Ed Sheeran’s “Castle On The Hill”, R.I.P. Mott The Hoople’s Peter Overhand Watts, Trump Supporter Stephen Baldwin and More!

    G.H. Harding  A MOTT PASSES — Peter Overend Watts, original bassist for Mott the Hoople, has died of throat cancer. He was 69. Ex-Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter confirmed Watts’ passing. “Oh dear,” he said via Twitter. “My extremely eccentric, lovely mate – Peter Overend Watts – has left the building. Devastated.” Watts helped start […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: U2’s New Tour, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, Robert De Niro, Micky Dolenz in Vegas, Nonstop To Cairo and More!

  G.H. Harding  MEN OF CONSTANT SORROW — The Coen brothers are partnering with Annapurna Television on The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, a Western anthology series, their first project for TV. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script, will direct and produce the project. Annapurna, headed by Megan Ellison (daughter of Larry Ellison), said it intends to pursue an innovative […]

Today in the Glorious Corner: 2017 Golden Globe Winners, Foreigner, Mariah Carey, Al Roker and More!

    G.H. Harding  JUKE BOX HEROES —Foreigner‘s taking to the road again for their 40th anniversary, and they’ve invited some familiar faces along – including original frontman Lou Gramm. Cheap Trick and former drummer Jason Bonham will share the bill, which will also feature guest turns by Gramm’s fellow departed co-founders Ian McDonald and […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: The Beatles, Elton John, The Color Purple and More!

    G.H. Harding  BEATLES FIRST MANAGER PASSES — Allan Williams, who served as the first manager of the Beatles, has died. He was 86. The news was broken last week by the Jacaranda, the Liverpool club he had owned during the Beatles’ early years. “Today is one of the saddest days in our history,” they wrote on Facebook. “The […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Tony Bennett, 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Pat DiNizo of The Smithereens and More!

  G.H. Harding  TONY LOVE — Watched last night’s Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come at NY’s Radio City Music Hall, and just loved it. With an inspired line-up of acts (Michael Buble; Diana Krall; k.d. Lang; Andrea Bocelli; Stevie Wonder; Elton John; Bob Dylan; Lady Gaga) the program really moved. Elton, taped at his […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: 2017 Golden Globe Nominations, Bryan Ferry, Liam Neeson, R.I.P. Zsa Zsa and More!

  G.H. Harding  GLOBES COMING — We’ve yet to report on this year’s Golden Globes noms – as always, there were some snubs and surprises: First, the snubs: *Jeffrey Dean Morgan: A day after winning the Critics’ Choice Award for his performance in The Walking Dead, Morgan was snubbed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. *Empire: Taraji P. […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Clay Cole Remembered, R.I.P. Bernard Fox, Marcus Goldhaber’s Kickstarter Goal, Project Grandslam and More!

    G.H. Harding  CLAY COLE REMEMBERED — This week in 2010, the legendary Clay Cole passed away. If you’re not familiar with Cole, he was one of the premiere broadcasters on TV presenting music. Clay Cole was born Albert Rucker, Jr. on January 1, 1938, in Youngstown, Ohio. He became a stage and radio actor; then […]