Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re closing the work week with some great programming from Mudcrutch and our playlist of songs that talk about the weather.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theater, Hollywood, CA, June 26, 2016
Yesterday was Tom Leadon’s birthday (center), so today we give you some great live Mudcrutch from the Fonda Theater in Hollywood. The added bonus is Stephen Stills joining them on stage.
7:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream! Out In The Cold: Various Artists
We’re back with a great playlist talking about the weather in the title or the lyrics…or both. You’ll hear Carole King, James Taylor, Albert King, The Marshall Tucker Band, Linda Ronstadt, The Allman Brothers Band, Martha & The Vandellas, Tom Rush, Dr. John, Electric Light Orchestra, Neil Young, Cream, Bill Withers, Johnny Rivers, and more!
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Good Morning, fellow music trivia buffs, and welcome to The Mermaid Lounge! We have today’s lesson all prepared for you. We guarantee you’ll impress your friends and family with your knowledge if you apply yourselves.
Here’s today’s lesson:
January 23, 1959: The Winter Dance Party Tour began at the Million Dollar Ballroom in Milwaukee. Before the 24-city tour is over, the headliners, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper will die in a plane crash.
January 23, 1964: The Temptations released The Way You Do The Things You Do, one of the best R & B songs ever, in my opinion.
January 23, 1965: Herman’s Hermits released Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat.
Also on this day, Downtown made Petula Clark the first woman to have a #1 in the US since Vera Lynn in 1952. Of course, she’ll have many more here, but she is an old hand at this in the UK where she has been charting since 1954.
Beatles ’65 spent a third week at #1 on the Album charts.
January 23, 1966: Stevie Wonder played The Cavern Club in Liverpool.
January 23, 1967: Johnny Rivers, one of our favorites here, released Baby I Need Your Lovin’.
January 23, 1969: Alan Parsons (later of The Alan Parsons Project) engineered his first session at Apple Studios (as 2nd engineer to Glyn Johns) as The Beatles record one of their best ever, Get Back.
Elvis Presley records Suspicious Minds at American Sound, a small studio in Memphis. It is a huge comeback hit for The King, and it is also his final #1 hit in America.
January 23, 1970: Judy Collins is denied the opportunity to sing her testimony at the infamous Chicago 7 trial.
January 23, 1971: George Harrison is the first ex-Beatle to hit #1 on the UK charts with My Sweet Lord.
Also on this day, Gladys Knight & The Pips recached #1 on the R & B charts with If I Were Your Woman. This band never got the recognition it deserved, in my opinion, and Gladys Knight was a powerhouse of a singer.
January 23, 1973: While singing to a sell-out crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York, Neil Young is handed a message. He then announces that a peace accord had been reached in Vietnam. The crowd goes wild for 10 minutes. Here we are in 2020, and American imperialism continues on unabated and forgotten as we fucking argue over masks.
January 23, 1978: Terry Kath of Cbicago accidentally shoots himself in the head with a gun he believed was empty. He dies instantly, just eight days shy of his 32nd birthday. It also marks the death of Chicago, as far as I am concerned, as Peter Cetera leads them down the path of elevator music and renders them irrelevant.
Born On This Day
January 23, 1950: Danny Federici, keyboardist for the E Street Band, was born in Farmington, New Jersey.
January 23, 1950: Bill Cunningham, bassist for The Box Tops, was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
And that is all because we do not give a flying fuck about Mariah Carey or Justin Bieber. We will be back with our line-up soon!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got something for everybody today from The Mermaid Lounge, highlighted by the Monterey International Pop Festival!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Foo Fighters
The Foos started as Dave Grohl’s one-man project after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of Nirvana. The rest, as they say, is legend.
3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Marvin Gaye NEW!
Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Marvin Gaye helped shape the Motown sound, earning himself a string of hits along with the title, The Prince of Motown. Today, we give him his due.
7:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! The Monterey International Pop Festival NEW!
Before Woodstock in 1969, there was the Monterey International Pop Festival held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California from June 16-18, 1967. The Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Johnny Rivers, Simon & Garfunkel, The Grateful Dead, The Mamas & The Papas and many others all graced the stage. It also marked the introduction of Otis Redding to the world.
Yeah, baby. This is a great music day to figure out what we’re all about. Join us. We’re free. Always. We’re about as outside the system as you can get. We’re perfect for you.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to a fine Sunday. Rumor has it that it’ll be about sixty here and sunny. We’ll take that. We’ve got some great stuff on tap today!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: On The Border, The Eagles NEW!
On The Border is the third studio album by The Eagles. On this album, they wanted to go for more of a rock feel, as opposed to their usual country rock offerings. They added Don Felder for this purpose. Some critics panned the album, but I never listen to music critics anyway (just like I don’t listen to sports radio). This is one of my favorite albums of all time.
The stand-out song for me is My Man, written by Bernie Leadon for the late, great Gram Parsons, who died of a drug overdose in September of 1973. Both Leadon and Parsons were in pioneering country-rock band The Flying Burrito Brothers together.
4:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers
Talk about an underrated performer! This guy just made so much flat-out great music, and had fun doing it. We all had fun listening to Secret Agent Man, Memphis, and Summer Rain laying around with the famed transistor radio in the heat of the summer.
7:00 p.m. James Brown Live at The House of Blues!
The hardest working man in show biz is back!
Come and spend your Sunday with us. You won’t be sorry you did!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! And so begins another week of slaving for the man. Hey, at least the music is good!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Beatles: Live in Stockholm (1963)
These gems are rare, but we’ve got even more hidden in the vault.
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers
Johnny Rivers is one of those guys whose name doesn’t flow off everyone’s tongue when they talk about rock n’ roll. But Johnny Rivers was a hell of a rock n’ roller in his day, and we certainly love and appreciate him here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. If you haven’t heard of him, or if this brings his name back to your consciousness, give this playlist a shot.
5:00 p.m. Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Concert
9:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Montreaux (1982/1985)
Stevie Ray’s 1982 and 1985 live shows are featured here.