Good morning, music lovers! We’ve got a smorgasboard of stuff for you today with two live performances and a spotlight sandwiched in between.
Here’s Monday’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bonnie Raitt Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, December 9, 1973
Some early Bonnie Raitt to get your day going. The Record Plant was a proving ground for young musical artists back in the day.
3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Badfinger
Badfinger was the first signing to the Beatles’ Apple Records. They were originally called The Iveys, but their name was changed by The Beatles’ road manager, Neil Aspinall. Under The Beatles, Badfinger began to take off with hits like No Matter What, Come And Get It, and Day After Day. By this time, Pete Ham was establishing himself as a major songwriter. My favorite all-time Badfinger song is Baby Blue, which was never released in the UK, because during that time, Apple Records was in turmoil and the Beatles were breaking up. It was at this point that things went south for Badfinger and they became the victim of their new manager’s greed, winding up in financial ruin. Things got worse from there for the band, but they left us some great music. If you’re interested in the full story, the book Without You: The Tragic Story of Badfinger by Dan Matovina is worth the read.
7:00 p.m. The Doors Live at Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, May 8, 1970
The Lizard King and his mates live at Cobo Arena in Detroit closes out the day’s programming.
Hey, it’s Monday. The beginning of yet another work week. What better way to start it out than with some great music?