Bob Dylan's first album released 50 years ago today
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon swerve into the pop-culture HOV lane finds the real deal, marital questions, other things, and the mystery music video.
WHO?: Not Chubby Checker, with all due respect, and a slice of the world changed 50 years ago today, per Rolling Stone, “When Bob Dylan's self-titled debut LP hit shelves on March 19th, 1962, it didn't sound anything like the popular music of the time. It was the height of "The Twist" dance craze, and 11 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart had the word "twist" in the title.” http://bit.ly/zHLuZN
OFFICIALLY MARRIED?: Perhaps, given this report, per the Vancouver Sun, “Kate Hudson and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy are hitched, at least according to the actress's mother, Goldie Hawn. Hawn let the news slip in an interview with the London Evening Standard's ES magazine. "My kids are fantastic with their children, they have an amazing parental ethic and I'm very proud of them for that," Hawn, 66, said.” http://bit.ly/FS7DNo
HOWEVER. . .: Not so fast, per Us Weekly, “A source close to Hudson tells Us Weekly it's "not true" that Hudson and Bellamy, parents to 8-month-old son Bing, tied the knot in secret. The insider notes that Hawn herself never wed longtime beau Kurt Russell, but frequently refers to him as her "husband" -- and seems to have the done the same for her daughter.” http://bit.ly/FWdwaf
BACK IN THE SADDLE: Can’t keep a good woman down, so it’s a Memorial Day weekend return, per the AP, “Beyoncé is set to return to the stage for the first time since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy. The Grammy winner will perform three concerts in New Jersey in May at Atlantic City's Revel Resorts.” http://apne.ws/FWdX4e
PLEASE: Just stop it, per Radar, “Jon Hamm, along with castmates of his smash-hit AMC series Mad Men told The Today Show Monday, didn’t back down from his earlier comments to Elle UK about Kim Kardashian’s popularity -- that "stupidity is being celebrated" and that "being a f---ing idiot is a valuable commodity." http://bit.ly/xgRbyw
MUM GOES GAGA: Same as it ever was, though, per the Huffington Post, “On Sunday night's episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," the "Born This Way" singer told Oprah that she won't be doing any more interviews "for a very long time (because) the latest thing I do is I don't read a damn thing," said Gaga, as she explained her new creative process. "No press, no television. If my mom calls and says, 'Did you hear about?' I don't want to know nothing about anything that is going on in relation to music. I shut it all off." http://huff.to/yOvQzE
LOOK AT ME: And take plenty of pictures, per E!, “We suppose the real news here would be if Rihanna didn't wear something revealing. For the second time in a week, the singer was spotted in NYC sporting a see-through top.” http://eonli.ne/zvZgVp
SXSW WRAP: Good writing about a good event, per the New York Times, “New Zealand songwriter Kimbra was elegantly styled — asymmetrical pale-blue designer dress, deep red lipstick — and grinning like a trouper as she led her band on Thursday afternoon. It was her fourth of eight performances at the 26th annual South by Southwest Music Festival, the four-day music-business convention enfolded by five nights of showcases that ended on Saturday night, bringing more than 2,000 acts — songwriters, bands, rappers, D.J.’s and more — to perform all over Austin, with a long Internet afterlife.” http://nyti.ms/yBut9T
HEALING: And apparently prudent caution, per the AP, “Singer Celine Dion says she is recovering from a virus that caused an inflammation of her vocal cords and is planning to return to the stage in Las Vegas soon. Dion said in a statement Monday that she received good news last week during a follow-up examination with her doctor in Los Angeles.” http://apne.ws/xVHpCp
VAGUELY FAMILIAR: For those of a certain age, per the Insider, “Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum schooled their box office competitors over the weekend, as 21 Jump Street topped the charts in its debut. The R-rated comedy reeled in $35 million, knocking off the reigning box office topper, Dr. Suess' The Lorax, which took in $22.8 million.” http://bit.ly/FQdi9Q
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/eu9OWq
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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