Greetings and Salutations From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/12/2020

Well, here we are again bringing you all the news that will do nothing for you but make you sound impressive to your friends.

The Doors. Only around for four years, but their impact on the sixties was immense.

Here’s today’s lesson:

December 12, 1962: The Beatles performed two shows at the Cavern Club at lunch time, and then a third in the evening. That’s how bands got ahead in those days.

December 12, 1963: The Beatles had the #1 song in the UK with I Want To Hold Your Hand. This was already their third #1 in the UK.

December 12, 1964: You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling by the Righteous Brothers was released.

Also on this day, The Zombies reached their highest point on the Billboard Pop chart when She’s Not There peaks at #2.

December 12, 1969: John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band releases Live Peace in Toronto 1969, recorded at the Toronto Rock & Revival Show on September 13.

December 12, 1970: The Doors made their last live appearance with Jim Morrison at The Warehouse in New Orleans. His band mates said their recognized his failing health at the end of the show. On July 3, 1971, Jim Morrison died of a heart attack brought about by heroin use at the age of 27.

December 12, 1995: The Beatles released Free As A Bird, their first new song in 25 years.

Born On This Day

December 12, 1943: Dickie Betts. one of the most amazing guitarists on the planet and a future member of The Allman Brothers Band, was born in West Palm Beach, Florida.

December 12, 1946: Clive Bunker, drummer and a founder of Jethro Tull, was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.

And that is it for today, students! Stick around for our line up because we’ll be back shortly!

It’s Tuesday Bluesday! The Doors Live in Detroit, The Super Session is Our Bluesday Offering, UNCHAINED is back, and a Tribute to the Original Wildflowers Album, October 13, 2020

It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, but that portion of the program comes a bit later. We’ve got some great music leading up to that.

The Doors live on stage, 1967

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Doors Live at The Cobo Arena, Detroit, May 8, 1970 NEW!

Brand new to The Mermaid Lounge, delivered by Elves late one evening after a mushroom party. (I made that up.) Enjoy this great concert in spite of my bad fiction.

4:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: Wildflowers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

As we eagerly await the release of Wildflowers & All The Rest, it’s time to go back to the original and remember just how fucking great this album is.

7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Super Session (1968) NEW!

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper (the original lead singer of Blood, Sweat & Tears), and Stephen Stills lay it down. This one is also new to us even though it’s been on my hard drive for years. (Hey, there’s still a ton of shit to go. Okay?)

10:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Unchained by Johnny Cash

It’s only fitting that Tom Petty and his bandmates play a role in this great album. Tom Petty had more credibility in traditional country music than any other rocker on the planet. This one won Cash a Grammy.

Well, children, this is probably a really good day to tune us in. You might like it so much that you come back tomorrow. Who knows? As my grandmother said, you won’t know until you try it. And it’s free.

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The Best of The Summer of Love: The Doors in The Spotlight, and “Their Satanic Majesties Request” by The Stones on the Turntable, Thursday, August 13, 2020

Good Morning, Time Travelers! Here we are back in The Summer of Love, and we’ve got a couple of great ones today. There’s also that guy named Jimi Hendrix hanging out too.

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Here’s today’s Summer of Love line-up:

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

The Doors influenced  music in immense ways in a very short period of time. Who knows what could have come our way down the road. Morrison was, without a doubt, a poet. And the band was really good. The whole package, gone before we knew it. The Doors actually had two album releases in 1967, their debut album (The Doors) and Strange Days (featured yesterday).

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

With one album, Hendrix went from struggle to stardom. This album is heralded as one of the most amazing debuts in rock history.

7:00 p.m.     The Best of The Summer of Love! Their Satanic Majesties Request by The Rolling Stones  NEW!

The Stones’ only foray into psychedelic music before returning to their roots was not one of my favorite efforts. However, it was the natural progression at the time, and to leave the album out would be egregious. (And any album that has She’s A Rainbow on it can’t be all bad.) I just thought the Stones felt uncomfortable with the genre more than anything. Contributing to this was the fact that the entire recording process was a literal shitshow. The link provides the details.

This would be an excellent day to tune in, turn on and drop out. Spend the day here in The Mermaid Lounge. You deserve a break from all this bullshit.

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Dylan & Petty, Van Morrison in Belfast, Our Traffic & Blind Faith SuperJam & Hendrix, Morrison and Winter ‘In Session’ on Friday, January 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are ending the first month of a new decade with a bang, not a whimper!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Sydney, Australia

Two legends. One venue. What a fucking show!

2:00 p.m.      Van Morrison: Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast (1984)

5:00 p.m.      Traffic & Blind Faith SuperJam

Originally created to celebrate Steve Winwood’s birthday, we’re keeping this playlist around!

9:00 p.m.      Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison & Johnny Winter: In Session

No point wasting any more time! Tune us in! It’s free. Always. No personal information  required. Ever. No bullshit.

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