Sunday In the Lounge Brings Bonnie Raitt’s First New Album in Six Years, and Our ‘British Are Coming’ EP, April 24, 2022

Good Morning, Classic Rockers! Today’s programming is what it usually is on Sunday, our new Album of The Week and an EP, this time from across the pond, and the rest wide Open Stream!

We start the day with Bonnie Raitt’s first new (fantastic) album in six years!

Here’s your Sunday programming:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Just Like That… by Bonnie Raitt NEW!

Bonnie Raitt’s first new album in six years was released just two days ago, and we have it here for you today! There’s really no need for me to go into great detail here about what a great talent she is. You’ve heard me go on about her before. Instead, I just leave you with the New York Times review of the album. It’s the fourth review I’ve read over the past few days. Not one of them is in the negative category.

3:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

We’re back again this month with The British Invasion and beyond, from The Beatles to Queen. It’s music from across the pond. They inspired us and we inspired them. That’s the way music works, people. You will hear The Beatles, The Who, The Zombies, The Hollies, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Queen, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, the Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Badfinger, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Elton John, Lulu, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, the Spencer Davis Group and more!

Tune us in, gang. It’s Sunday, a total day of rest here. Unless, of course, you’re me. Then you get to keep going here in The Mermaid Lounge. But it’s all fun stuff today. No retail hell in sight for the next 48 hours.

It’s Sunday Here in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/27/2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are with today’s lesson from the college, where nobody ever really sleeps much these days.

Bob Dylan. ‘Nuff said.

Here’s today’s lesson from The Lounge:

December 27, 1958: Buddy Holly makes his first appearance in his home town of Lubbock, Texas, since becoming a major star.

December 27, 1960: The Beatles played to a welcome home crowd at the Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool, after completing a residency in Hamburg, Germany. They played with a sit-in drummer, as Pete Best remained in Germany and would, actually, never return to the group. As a result of the crowd’s reaction to their performance at this event, the Beatles finally believed in themselves. The rest, as they say, is fucking history, people.

December 27, 1963: The Animals performed for the first time on a BBC radio broadcast called Saturday Club. This would lead to a contract with Columbia.

December 27, 1964: The Supremes make their first of 16 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.

December 27, 1967: Bob Dylay released the album John Wesley Harding.

December 27, 1969: The Supremes’ final release with Diana Ross, Someday We’ll Be Together, becomes the final #1 hit of the sixties.

Also on this day, Led Zeppelin II, goes to #1 on the Album charts, replacing Abbey Road after eight weeks.

December 27, 1974: Bob Dylan recorded Idiot Wind and You’re a Big Girl Now on this day.

December 27, 1975: Faces announced their break-up (unfortunately). Rod Stewart focuses on his solo career (I have a love-hate with this guy) and Ron Wood joins the Stones.

December 27, 1980: Weeks after his murder, John Lennon’s Just Like Starting Over goes to #1 in both the US and the UK. It was chosen as the release not because Lennon considered it the best song on the album, but because he thought it was appropriate after a five-year hiatus from recording. It was his only #1 solo release.

Born On This Day

December 27, 1944: Mick Jones, great guitarist and songwriter with Spooky Tooth and co-founder of Foreigner, was born in Somerton, Somerset, England.

December 27, 1948: Larry Byrom, guitarist for Steppenwolf, was born in Huntsville, Alabama.

December 27, 1951: Karla Bonoff, singer-songwriter, solo artist, and back-up vocalist for Linda Ronstadt was born in Santa Monica, California. She wrote several songs for Ronstadt’s Hasten Down The Wind album, and also wrote All My Life, the Linda Ronstadt-Aaron Neville duet which won a 1991 Grammy.

And that is it for today, my friends. We will be back with the line-up shortly.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday Once Again, and “Tapestry” Returns, Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have another light programming day as we prepare for some new programs, and add new music.

The Jeff Beck Group

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!

12:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday: The Jeff Beck Group Live at The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT

The “core” of the Jeff Beck Group was guitarist Jeff Beck, vocalist Rod Stewart (yes, that Rod Stewart), and rhythm guitarist Ronnie Wood, with the bassists and drummers changing pretty frequently. Pictured with the three core members is bassist Jet Harris.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Tapestry by Carole King

The monster 1971 release is back for another airing.

Tune us in, people. We’re free. And we’re free of commercials.

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