Good Morning, Linda Ronstadt fans everywhere. This is our final day on the birthday bash express. We have two great programs for you today, and the rest is up to the Music Mermaid as we give you a whole lot of Open Stream.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt & Friends: Duets and More UPDATED!
Linda Ronstadt was a supremely successful soloist, but she always wanted to be part of an all-girl band. That was her dream, and that was the driving force behind the Trio albums she made with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. But Linda Ronstadt sang with many people over her career. You will hear her with Paul Simon, Randy Newman, J.D. Souther, Don Henley, Maria Muldaur, Hoyt Axton, Wendy Waldman, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Bette Midler, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Aaron Neville, Ann Savoy, Neil Young, James Taylor, Valerie Carter and more on this particular playlist.
7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA, March 17, 1976
The Troubadour was the launching pad for many an artist, and Linda Ronstadt was no exception. This is her performance just as her career was going into full swing.
In between this great Linda Ronstadt programming you’ll hear a lot of wide Open Stream from our Music Mermaid. She’s got great taste. You’re in good hands.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! The DJ slept late because she couldn’t fall asleep until nearly 2 a.m. I mean, seriously? What the hell was that all about? But here we are with your lesson!
Here’s your lesson:
January 24, 1958: The Quarrymen performed at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was their first and last performance there until they changed their name to The Beatles.
January 24, 1961: The Beatles officially sign on with manager Brian Epstein, their one and only manager. His signature does not appear on this contract. Epstein always had the band’s best interest at heart. He was a man of his word. He said he would not sign until he had a record contract for the band. He also said that they could opt out of that contract if they could find a better deal somewhere else. On October 1, 1962, a final contract was drawn up with Epstein’s signature included. He had fulfilled his promise. In return for his loyalty, The Beatles gave him 25% of all profits, far above the standard 10% of the day.
On this day, another momentous occasion as Bob Dylan arrived in New York after dropping out of the University of Minnesota. He put his musical career in action immediately by performing at the club, Cafe Wha?, in New York’s Greenwich Village.
January 24, 1965: The Animals appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
January 24, 1967: The Who began a world tour at Central Pier in Morecambe, England.
Also on this day, Aretha Franklin gets a $25,000 signing bonus to record her first tracks for Atlantic Records. It was quite a tumultuous session as her husband apparently got into a fight with one of the musicians. Nevertheless, over her career, Aretha Franklin would have twenty #1 hit singles and ten #1 albums on the R & B charts.
January 24, 1969: Jethro Tull played its first concert in the US, opening for Blood, Sweat & Tears at The Fillmore East in New York City.
Meanwhile, The Doors also performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.
January 24, 1970: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performed at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
And Abbey Road by The Beatles returned to the #1 position for a third time, giving the album eleven weeks at the top of the Album charts.
January 24, 1975: Pink Floyd began recording tracks for their album Wish You Were Here at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Born On This Day
January 24, 1941: Aaron Neville, elite vocalist with The Neville Brothers, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will also have a successful solo career, recording two duets with Linda Ronstadt.
January 24, 1947: Wild man Warren Zevon was born in Chicago. He initially tours as keyboardist for The Everly Brothers while he tries to get a jump on his own career. He finally catches a break when Linda Ronstadt begins to record his compositions as she dominates the seventies.
The End. We are done. And I will be back with today’s line-up shortly.
Good Morning, Students of Music Trivia! It’s always so much less stressful when I get a jump on thing, not always possible, I might add.
Here’s today’s lesson, kids:
January 7, 1954: Muddy Waters recorded Hoochie Coochie Man.
January 7, 1955:Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & The Comets debuted on the UK charts.
January 7, 1964: Bluesman Long John Baldry forms The Hoochie Coochie Men.
Also on this day, The Beatles recorded for the BBC program Saturday Club, singing Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode, along with All My Loving, Money, I Want to Hold Your Hand and three other songs. It was their third appearance on the show.
January 7, 1967: The Doors and The Young Rascals played the second of two nights at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
Also on this day, Aaron Neville had the first #1 song of the new year with Tell It Like It Is, undoubtedly one of my favorite songs ever.
January 7, 1970: Fleetwood Mac started a five-night stint at The Whiskey A Go Go on Sunset Strip.
January 7, 1978: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album, which was already #1 for 29 weeks, returns to #1 after 46 weeks of release.
January 7, 1980: Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door is certified Platinum. It is the final album John Bonham appears on before his death.
January 7, 1981: The Eagles Live is certified Platinum. In spite of that, it will be 13 years before their next album is released.
Born On This Day
January 7, 1948: Kenny Loggins was born on this day in Everett, Washington.
And that is it. We are done here, and will return with today’s line-up shortly. (It really is tomorrow’s line-up today.)
Good Day, Music Lovers! We’re back here at the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge doing the deed for you.
Here’s today’s bucket of knowledge:
November 18, 1956: Fats Domino appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, where he sang Blueberry Hill. The song would peak at #2 on the US charts.
November 18, 1964: The Supremes appear on the TV Rock n’ Roll Show, Shindig, and sing Baby Love and Come See About Me.
November 18, 1967:To Sir With Love by Lulu sits on the top of the singles charts for a fifth week.
November 18, 1968: Glen Campbell, a former session musician for Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys, is awarded two Gold Records, one for Gentle On My Mind and the other for By The Time I Get To Phoenix.
The Jimi Hendrix double album, Electric Ladyland, reaches #1 on the US charts. Steve Winwood, Al Kooper, and Dave Mason appear on the album.
Randy Meisner, Jim Messina, Richie Furay, and Rusty Young — also known as Poco — make their debut at The Troubadour.
November 18, 1971: Procol Harum recorded a concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; portions would later be released on vinyl.
November 18, 1972: Bill Withers appears on Soul Train, where he sings his hit Lean On Me, and its follow-up Use Me Up.
Danny Whitten, of Neil Young’s back-up band Crazy Horse, dies of a heroin overdose. This tragic event inspires Young to write The Needle and the Damage Done.
Steely Dan makes its debut on the music scene with the release of the song, Do It Again. It would be the first of many hits for them.
Cat Stevens’ Catch Bull At Four begins a three-week run atop the album charts. Stevens played 14 instruments during the recording of the album, his most successful LP.
November 18, 1989: Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville reign at the top of the Adult Contemporary charts for a third week with the song Don’t Know Much.