Saturday The Mermaid Lounge Celebrates George Harrison’s 80th Birthday as Our Featured Singer-Songwriter, Among Other Things, February 25, 2023

Good morning, weekenders! We are here and today we intro George Harrison as this week’s featured singer-songwriter on what would be his 80th birthday. But there’s more!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Canciones di Mi Padre by Linda Ronstadt FINAL AIRING!

Sadly, the final airing of this outstanding effort by Linda Ronstadt is here. We start off early to day for those global listeners who have not yet had a chance to hear it. Ronstadt took a stand with her record company to make the album, and she faced down the naysayers predicting the destruction of her career as it became an instant global hit, won her a Grammy, and is the biggest selling non-English album of all time.

11:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation: Volume Two

Volume two of this mix covers the mid-to-late part of the sixties, and you’ll hear The Mamas & The Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, The Animals, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Blind Faith, the Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, The Beatles, The Ronettes, The Kinks, Jimmy Cliff, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Zombies, Donovan, Velvet Underground, B.B. King, Led Zeppelin and more!

8:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of George Harrison NEW!

Today we celebrate what would have been George Harrison’s 80th birthday. Hard to believe. We feature over two hours of music from his years with The Beatles, his solo career, and his time with The Traveling Wilburys. George spent many years in the shadow of the Lennon-McCartney songwriting juggernaut, but when he burst out he did it in grand style, distinguishing himself songwriter of immense talent.

It is an excellent day to tune us in, folks, but we admit we say that several times a week. The only way you’ll understand why we say it is if you give us a try. The best thing of all is that it won’t cost you a cent. Ever. You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. What could be better?

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