At Midweek, It’s Dan Fogelberg In the Spotlight, An Afternoon Trifecta-Fest, and The Beatles This Evening, Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are again at midweek. It’s Truck Day at the old slave shack, but I certainly have you covered musically in my absence. The Music Mermaid will see that everything is carried out to the letter.

The Beatles touched down in the U.S. on February 7, 1964, my tenth birthday. It changed everything.

Here’s your mid-week programming:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Dan Fogelberg

This guy’s name doesn’t always roll off people’s tongue, but it should. Fogelberg was a singer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist who, for me, provided an oasis in the dry desert of the eighties music scene (absolutely not my favorite generation of music), along with a few others, most notably Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. People can debate an artist’s “best” album all day and night because that decision is subjective and personal. For me Souvenirs was not only his best album, but one of the best albums ever put on vinyl.

Afternoon Trifectas

Starting mid-afternoon, we’ll open each hour with three-in-a-row from one artist.

3:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris

4:00 p.m. Sam Cooke

5:00 p.m. Talking Heads

6:00 p.m. Van Morrison

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Early Years

The Beatles touched ground here on my tenth birthday. Up until that point, I had been listening to my sisters’ music pretty regularly. When the Beatles landed, it changed everything for me. In fact, it changed everything in the house because my sisters became fans pretty quickly as well. This is the other half of our House Band duo, and over the next few days we’ll be playing their stuff in chronological order.

Come on, people. Join your friends. Wednesday always seems to be fairly active early in the morning: Sweden, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Russian Federation, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and the UK are on so far. These people know good music when they hear it.

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Today We’ve Got Some Serious “Travelin’ Fever” and We Bring You Volume Two of Badass Guitarists, Friday, November 5, 2021

Good Morning, Music Maniacs! Jeez/ I see November is tooling along here. We’re already five days in. Today we’ve got a great EP called Traveling Fever to get us through the afternoon, and we cap the programming off later with volume two of Badass Guitarists!

We’ve got volume two of those Badass Guitarists a bit later!

Here’s today’s programming!

11:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

One of our newer extended plays here, where the songs revolve around movin’ on, hitting the road, or travelin’ fever. Sometimes under good circumstances; sometimes not. You’ll hear Jackson Browne, Dan Fogelberg, The Box Tops, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, The Eagles, Janis Joplin, Del Shannon, Guy Clark, Asleep At The Wheel, Jesse Winchester, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat and more!

7:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume Two: Various Artists

Yesterday at this time we gave you our first volume. Today, we have volume two and you’ll hear the musical handiwork of Taj Mahal, Duane Allman, Jimmy Page, Chuck Berry, Dickie Betts, George Harrison, Don Felder (The Eagles), Brian Mays, Lowell George, Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Lee (The Hot Band), Mike Campbell, and more!

Come on, people. What are you waiting for. Time waits for no one, as we all know, so get yourselves on board the greatest musical experience on the planet. And remember, you get an extra hour with us this weekend here in the U.S. starting on Sunday!

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Here’s Wednesday’s Lesson From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/16/2020

It’s another fairly active day at the College. We’ve got all sorts of information of a musical historical nature for you, including some amazing CCR history!

The extraordinary Creedence Clearwater Revival, led by John Fogerty.

Here’s your mid-week lesson!

December 16, 1957: Sam Cooke remained at #1 on the R & B charts for a fourth week with the great song, You Send Me.

December 16, 1965: The Beatles’ We Can Work It Out and Day Tripper, released as a Double-A side 45, both hit #1 in the UK on this date.

December 16, 1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience released Hey Joe (their first single release) in the UK.

December 16, 1967: The Rolling Stones announced that Marianne Faithful was the first artist signed to their new Mother Earth Records.

Also on this day, the Lemon Pipers release the single Green Tambourine. (There are just those sixties songs that stick with you. This is one of them. You know, like Incense & Peppermints.)

And also on December 16, 1967: Gladys Knight & The Pips remained at #1 on the R & B chart for a third week with I Heard It Through The Grapevine.

December 16, 1968: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band released their first career single, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.

December 16, 1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival was as good as any band of its time. They made some amazing music. On this day they were rewarded with five gold records for: Down On The Corner, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Travelin’ Band, Bad Moon Rising and Up Around The Bend. They were also awarded 5 gold albums for the following LPs: Cosmo’s Factory, Willy & The Poor Boys, Green River, Bayou Country, and the self-titled, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

December 16, 1974: John Lennon released the single #9 Dream.

Also on this day, America released the single Lonely People.

December 16, 1986: Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram released the single Somewhere Out There.

December 16, 1995: The Beatles’ Free As A Bird peaks at #2 on the UK charts and #6 in the US. It was written and recorded as a demo by John Lennon shortly before his murder. The rest of the Beatles complete the single in Paul’s home studio.

December 16, 1997: Nicolette Larson, who had a hit with Neil Young’s Lotta’ Love, and who worked with Linda Ronstadt, The Doobie Brothers, The Beach Boys, and Jimmy Buffett, died in LA at the age of 45.

December 16, 2007: Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg died at his home in Deer Island, Maine, at the age of 56, after a three-year battle with prostate cancer.

Born On This Day

December 16, 1945: Tony Hicks, guitarist for The Hollies, was born in Nelson, Lancashire, England.

December 16, 1949: Billy Gibbons, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for ZZ Top, was born in Houston, Texas.

And thus ends today’s lesson from The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge!

Bob Dylan’s New Song, A Tribute to Bill Withers, Our New “Live Dead” & The Last Airing of “Souvenirs,” on Saturday, April 4, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great programming today, including Bob Dylan’s first new release in eight years. By the way, the fun begins early today!

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Here’s your line-up:

9:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Souvenirs by Dan Fogelberg.

Our final airing. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, there’ll be a new Album of the Week posted on the blog.

1:00 p.m.   Bob Dylan’s Ode to JFK: Murder Most Foul   NEW!

A surprise release from Dylan that brings the JFK assassination back home again. We will play this release several times over the next week.

4:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Bill Withers  NEW!

The guy who never cared about being a star certainly left us a great body of work. We pay tribute to Withers today. He passed away on March 30th.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead: The Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: Copenhagen, April 17, 1972 NEW!

This is the second Copenhagen show of the tour; not a repeat of our earlier broadcast. And we all know that no two Dead shows are ever the same. 

Hey, we’re stuck at home. You should tune us in. Nothing required but a computer and a tab on your browser.

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George Harrison in The Spotlight, The Heartbreakers Live at Rockpalast & The Beatles Live in Stockholm, Thursday, April 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back with some great programming today, starting right off at 10:00 a.m. with George Harrison.

Beatles Stockholm 1963-3

Here’s your line-up:

10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison

The quiet Beatle wasn’t so quiet after all. He was the first to release a solo effort after The Beatles parted ways (All Things Must Pass).  The Concert for Bangladesh was the first real “benefit” concert ever held. And he not only was the lead guitarist for The Beatles. He was a successful solo artist and a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

3:00 p.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at Rockpalast (1999)

Playing at Rockpalast is a rite of passage for rockers. Thousands of bands have played at Rockpalast, and the performances are broadcast live to the German public. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 1999 performance is considered one of the best.  NEW!

8:00 p.m.   The Beatles: Live in Stockholm 1963

Back in 1963, the Beatles were babes and Beatlemania was in its infancy. Little did we know what madness would ensue!

10:00 p.m.  Album of the Week: Dan Fogelberg’s Souvenirs

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Van Morrison “Live” at the Capitol Theater, Johnny Winter “Live” at The Bottom Line, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday here, and we’ve got new Johnny Winter to fit the bill.

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Here’s your Tuesday line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Souvenirs, by Dan Fogelberg

4:00 p.m.   Van Morrison: Live at the Capitol Theater, LA, October 6, 1979

7:00 p.m.   Our Tuesday Bluesday Selection: Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York, September 5, 1978   NEW!

Johnny Winter’s entire life was dedicated to the blues. Although sometimes forgotten, his string of monster albums in the late sixties and early seventies established Winter as one of the most important figures in the blues genre. 

Tune in. We’d love your company.

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Laura Nyro in the Spotlight, Little Feat “Live” in Boston, and Our New Album of The Week, Sunday, March 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a rainy Sunday here, and perfect for settling in and listening to non-stop music. Just whistle while you plot a revolution.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Album of the Week: Souvenirs, by Dan Fogelberg

This was Dan Fogelberg’s second studio album, released in October 1974, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m not one to listen to music critics, and albums like this make me happy that I don’t. He has a lot of really legit help here: Don Henley, Russ Kunkel, Al Perkins, Graham Nash, and Glenn Frey. Produced by Joe Walsh. Give it a listen.

3:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

Laura’s compositions have resulted in hits for many, like The Fifth Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, and Peter, Paul & Mary. Now, it’s her turn in the spotlight.

6:00 p.m.     Little Feat, Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA  NEW!

What can you say about Little Feat? I’ve seen these guys — in their Lowell George iteration — several times. They are untouchable. We’re working on some new live stuff beyond this as well for down the road a piece.

Don’t know what it’s doing there, but as long as you have a computer tab or a phone, there’s always time for music.

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The Stones “Live,” Dan Fogelberg in the Spotlight, Emmylou Harris & The Desert Rose Band, Plus Our Album of the Week on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have great music today, including the Rolling Stones Live at the Fonda Theater!

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11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Bob Dylan’s Desire

This was the first time I heard Emmylou Harris in any serious fashion. I had heard her sing on some of Linda Ronstadt’s music, and she was becoming known to me then, but the raw power of her performances on this album really struck me. It was only much later that I found out she did not know that Dylan would use all the material as it happened, with no post-production. Amazing. I immediately went out and bought Elite Hotel. The rest is history.

2:00 p.m.      The Rolling Stones: Live at the Fonda Theater

A brand new addition to our “live” music collection!

5:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Dan Fogelberg

9:00 p.m.      Emmylou Harris & The Desert Rose Band

It inadvertently turned out to be an Emmylou kind of day. Here she steps out with the Desert Rose Band, a country rock band out of California founded in 1985 by Chris Hillman (formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers), Herb Pederson (formerly of The Eagles), and John Jorgenson.

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Programming for Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your planned programming for today on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re slipping in an extra musical special today in honor of Dan Fogelberg’s birthday, so be sure to tune in

Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon

10: 00 a.m.   Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon: Live Acoustic Set

The boys hang out together singing each other’s songs. What could be better?

11:15 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Dan Fogelberg

The man who defined soft rock died far too young at the age of 56. He was one of those guys who flew under the radar, but shouldn’t have. His album, Souvenirs, is one of the best albums ever made. We’re slipping this extra set in today in honor of Dan’s birthday.

1:00 p.m.    Sarah Freels: Wake Up America!

Sarah talks about controlled opposition and how WikiLeaks helped us navigate the minefield.

4:00 p.m.    Mudcrutch Madness

The band that left Gainesville with Tom Petty. In L.A., it morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. But Tom decided to bring them back again, and what a great decision is was. The version of Hungry No More on this playlist was performed at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016 is he absolute finest recording of that song ever.

7:30 p.m.    Head-to-Head With Norman Finkelstein

Is it time to boycot Israel? Is this really a question?