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Macca, Dr. John, Jason Bonham and more.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton declared Saturday “Paul McCartney Day” in the state in celebration of his show that night at Target Field in Minneapolis. The proclamation also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first — and only — Beatles concert in Minnesota in Bloomington in 1965. With Saturday’s concert, Macca has performed in all three stadiums occupied by the Minnesota Twins baseball team.
Dr. John was taken to a hospital in New York City Saturday before a scheduled show in Central Park. He was forced to cancel the appearance, and later tweeted “Wuz bitten by a flu bug & doc wouldn’t let me play today. Thanx to all the fans for their love & I’ll be out jammin’ for you all again soon.” A Sunday date at the Newport Jazz Festival was also scrubbed. He has a show booked in Massachusetts for tonight (Monday), but has not yet announced whether it will go on or not.
Status Quo have canceled six shows on their European tour because guitarist Rick Parfitt has taken ill.
California Breed, the trio featuring Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham, will hit the road without Bonham. Joey Castillo, who plays with Queens of the Stone Age and the Eagles of Death Metal, will fill in. Bonham is currently on the road with Sammy Hagar.