Quick Takes On Mick Jagger, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Yoko Ono, And Jerry Vale
Mick Jagger has become a great-grandfather through his 21-year old granddaughter, Assisi Jackson -- the daughter of Jagger’s second child, Jade -- and Assisi’s boyfriend Alex Key. The name of the newborn baby girl has yet to be released. (Rolling Stone)
Jagger has a total of seven children from four different relationships; daughter Karis is his firstborn with actress/singer Marsha Hunt; Jade with Bianca Jagger; Elizabeth, James, Georgia, and Gabriel with second wife, model Jerry Hall, and Lucas, 14, from his relationship with model and TV personality Luciana Gimenez.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will be playing Boston’s famed Fenway Park sometime soon, with a formal announcement expected sometime this week. Petty tweeted a photo showing the band’s name on the Park's scoreboard: http://bit.ly/1hZ5RMs
On Friday (May 16th) John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, received an honorary degree during the Pratt Institute’s 125th commencement ceremony at Radio City Music Hall. (The New York Daily News)
Yoko, who like Paul McCartney’s late wife Linda McCartney, attended New York’s Sara Lawrence college before dropping out in 1956 to elope with her first husband, avant garde composer Toshi Ichiyanagi.
Beloved crooner Jerry Vale died on Sunday (May 18th) at age 83 at his home in Palm Desert, California. Vale, who had been in declining health over the past few years, was born Genaro Louis Vitaliano, and despite the name change remained a staple for Italian-America lovers everywhere with his renditions of "Volare," ''Innamorata" and "Al Di La" along with "You Don't Know Me," and his populate cover of "The Star Spangled Banner."
Vale, who never stopped performing live, appeared as himself in such iconic movies as Goodfellas and Casino, as well as HBO’s The Sopranos. Vale is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rita, and their children Robert and Pamela. (The Associated Press)