Good Morning From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/8/2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again bringing you news from the annals of rock n’ roll. Today, a very important person in the music world was born.

Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi Sept 26, 1956 © 1978 Roger Marshutz—MPTV

Here’s today’s lesson:

January 8, 1957: Bill Haley & The Comets, LaVern Baker, and Big Joe Turner start an Australian tour in Newastle Stadium, Newcastle. This is the world’s first rock n’ roll concert.

January 8, 1960: Eddie Cochran records Three Steps To Heaven in Hollywood. It will be his final recording session.

January 8, 1966: The Beatles had only been charting for a couple of years, yet they had their 11th number one hit with We Can Work It Out.

Also on this day, the album Rubber Soul soared from #60 to #1 to take over the Album chart. It was The Beatles’ seventh #1 US album.

The Who and The Kinks were the final guests on the last episode of the TV show Shindig.

A great new folk group called The Mamas & The Papas were gaining a lot of attention. On this day, they charted their first hit single, California Dreamin’.

January 8, 1968: (Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay, by Otis Redding, was released by Stax Records. It would be his only hit. He passed away the year before in a plane crash before he ever had the opportunity to see its release.

January 8, 1975: Three Led Zeppelin shows scheduled for Madison Square Garden sell out in a matter of four hours.

Born On This Day

January 8, 1931: Bill Graham, concert promoter whose name is synonymous with The Fillmore, was born Wolfgang Grajunca in Berlin, Germany.

January 8, 1935: Elvis Aaron Presley, also known as The King, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He had his first hit in 1956 with the great song Heartbreak Hotel.

January 8, 1940: Jerome “Little Anthony” Gourdine of Little Anthony & The Imperials was born in Brooklyn, New York.

January 8, 1946: Robby Krieger, songwriter and elite guitarist with The Doors, was born in Los Angeles.

January 8, 1947: Terry Sylvester, who replaced Graham Nash in The Hollies, was born in Liverpool, England.

And that is it on this day in music history. We will be back with the line-up soon.

The Beatles’ Transformative Years, The Final Airing of “The Band,” and A Brand New ‘Live Dead’ on Saturday, May 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a great new Beatles’ playlist today and a new Grateful Dead jam later tonight!

The Beatles Avedon Poster_upscale

Here’s your Saturday line-up!

12:00 p.m.   Album of The Week: The Band by The Band

The final airing of this masterpiece will be at noon today. Tomorrow, when you wake up and run to the blog, you’ll see a brand new Album of The Week.

5:00 p.m.    The Beatles: The Transformative Years   NEW!

This is the most amazing period in The Beatles’ musical journey. Beginning with Rubber Soul and Revolver, they seemed to just explode into a level of creativity that had never happened before, and has yet to be equalled by any band. 

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead! The Grateful Dead: Live at The San Francisco Civic Auditorium, December 28. 1983   NEW!

Another fine live entry by the ultimate jam band. 

We’ve got a lot of listeners, but not a lot from the U.S. by comparison. What’s with that, people? No time for music?

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Roy Orbison Anniversary, Strike Watch, That Sweet Soul Sound, and the Final Airing of “Rubber Soul,” Saturday, December 7, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Yesterday was the anniversary of the great Roy Orbison’s passing on December 6, 1988. We almost missed it entirely, but we didn’t. We give him his due today. Not only was he a great solo performer, but he was a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

Orbison & Springsteen

Here’s your Saturday line-up!

11:00 a.m.     Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Concert

Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther and others join legend Roy Orbison for an evening of spectacular music shot entirely in black & white. Background singers were k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt and Jennifer Warnes.

2:00 p.m.       Strike Watch With Adam Rice: Exposing Act Blue

5:00 p.m.      That Sweet Soul Sound

No rap. No hip-hop. Just pure soul music from Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Ann Peebles, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and others.

9:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: Rubber Soul, The Beatles

The final airing of Rubber Soul. Tomorrow we choose a new Album of the Week!

It’s Saturday. Chill out and join us at www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

It’s An Open Stream Day (Except, of Course, for Rubber Soul), Thursday, December 5, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Were adding new music today, so it’s mostly an open stream day with the exception of our Album of the Week, Rubber Soul.

 

Your line-up is a simple one today!

2:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Rubber Soul, The Beatles

Tune in and enjoy at www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

 

Emmylou Harris, The Band in the Spotlight, Rubber Soul is Back, and Deb’s IPod Gives You The Best of Petty Live, Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s been snowing for two days here, but we’re toasty inside The Mermaid Lounge listening to great music.

TP & the Heartbreakers B & W

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

Emmylou sings with Linda Ronstadt, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and The Pretenders, to name a few…

2:00 p.m.       Deb’s IPod: The Best of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live!

These are my personal choices for their best live performances spanning four decades of great music.

6:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Rubber Soul, The Beatles

8:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of The Band

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You won’t regret it.