IN OTHER NEWS
Meat Loaf brings his latest Las Vegas residency to a close this Saturday.
Paul McCartney celebrated his 72nd birthday Wednesday night with a dinner at The Ivy in London with his wife Nancy; Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey from the Eagles and their wives; George Harrison’s widow, Olivia; and Ringo’s wife, Barbara Bach. Ringo is on tour in the U.S. but says he spoke with Barbara, who told them they had a good time and that Paul is recovering nicely from the stomach virus that landed him in a Tokyo hospital in May.
Elton John is sporting a new sport jacket in concert. It’s black with a sequined rocket on the back with the words “Rocket Man” above it.
Sting will sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Wrigley Field in Chicago during the Cubs game Monday.
Jazz piano great Horace Silver died Wednesday of natural causes at 85. Steely Dan were fans and paid tribute to him in the opening riff of their biggest hit, “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” which musically references Silver’s “Song for My Father.”