The British Are Back, There’s LIVE DEAD From The Harding Theater in San Francisco Later, and Our Final Airing of “Moondance,” Saturday, January 2, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s time for the British Invasion to make a return trip to our shores! We’ve also got a brand new Live Dead tonight and the final airing of Van Morrison’s brilliant Moondance this afternoon.

The Grateful Dead. No matter what kind of shit Bob Weir tries to sell you, there is no Dead without Jerry Garcia.

Here’s today’s line up:

10:00 a.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

Yes, it’s that time of month. We have the British back on our shores with more than five hours of uninterrupted stream of British Invasion music and then some. Hear The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Searchers, Lulu, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Kinks, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and more. No commercials. No chatter.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Moondance by Van Morrison FINAL AIRING!

This is your last chance to hear Van Morrison’s brilliant Moondance album. We’ll have a brand new selection tomorrow morning on the blog when you wake up.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Harding Theater, San Francisco, November 7, 1971 NEW!

It’s the world’s ultimate jam band back again with a brand new show. Even if they’re playing consecutive nights on the same tour, no two Dead shows ever sound the same.

Tune us in. It’s Saturday. Play us in the background. Around all this great programming, we have 24/7 live stream. We’re completely OUTSIDE the system.

Good Morning From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/2/2021

Good Morning, Students! It appears that it was a very quiet day in rock n’ roll history. Of course, there’s more than this but, frankly, we dont’ give a shit about them.

The Whiskey a Go Go. The first real discotheque that ever lived.

Here’s your lesson. It’s an easy day:

January 2, 1964: The Rolling Stones perform I Wanna’ Be Your Man, written for them by Lennon & McCartney, on Britain’s Top Of The Pops.

January 2, 1965: The Beatles made it two weeks at #1 with I Feel Fine.

January 2, 1969: The Beatles began filming for the Let It Be documentary at Twickenham Studios in London.

Also on this day, Led Zeppelin and opening act, Alice Cooper, performed at the Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles, the first of four nights they would perform there.

January 2, 1971: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (a fine band indeed) released a cover of Jerry Jeff Walker’s Mr. Bojangles, and it entered the Billboard Top 40 on this day, where it would peak at #9. The song remained on the charts for an amazing 36 weeks.

January 2, 1978: Jackson Browne released the song Running On Empty.

That is your very easy day from the College. We’ll be back soon with today’s musical line-up!