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Peter Asher to debut multimedia show in December

Peter Asher -- a singer, producer and manager whose career has included work with the Beatles, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt -- has created a multimedia show about his life that will make its U.S. debut at the Iridium in New York City on Dec. 3. Peter Asher -- a singer, producer and manager whose career has included work with the Beatles, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt -- has created a multimedia show about his life that will make its U.S. debut at the Iridium in New York City on Dec. 3.

Featured Photos: Eagles at the Stagecoach Festival, Indio CA - May 2, 2008

When the Eagles first toured, they didn't have a name; the group's original members first played together as Linda Rondstadt's backup group. It was a good fit, and with Ronstadt's encouragement, the group decided to take a record deal, releasing its self-titled debut in 1972. The band's first single, "Take It Easy" (written with then-neighbor Jackson Browne), made it to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. With the addition of follow-up hits "Witchy Woman" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling," the genre of Southern California Rock was born.
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CD Review: Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy, "Adieu False Heart" (Vanguard)

If a grade-school teacher was evaluating Linda Ronstadt's career, the instructor might sum it up like this: "Plays well with others." If a grade-school teacher was evaluating Linda Ronstadt's career, the instructor might sum it up like this: "Plays well with others."

Briefly: John Lennon, KISS, Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt

John Lennon's entire solo catalog will be available digitally by December, according to Capitol Records.

Briefly: Duran Duran, House of Blues, Montgomery Gentry, Linda Ronstadt, Britney Spears

The five original members of Duran Duran are putting the finishing touches on their first studio album together in 21 years, according to the group's publicist. Epic Records plans to issue the set some time in October.

Briefly: U2, Prince, Badly Drawn Boy, Linda Ronstadt

According to its official website, "U2's 2001 concert tour dates are set to be formally announced later this month."