Tuesday in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 11/24/2020

It’s Tuesday Bluesday in the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge, and we press on with some great events in our musical history.

The Kingston Trio made musical history in 1958

Here’s today’s classic rock lesson:

November 24, 1958: The Kingston Trio became the first group to have a #1 album. Only solo artists had achieved that prior to them.

November 24, 1961: Howlin’ Wolf arrived in London for his first European tour.

November 24, 1965: The Young Rascals begin recording Good Lovin’ which will hit #1 early the next year.

November 24, 1966: The Beatles begin recording sessions for Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by laying down tracks for Strawberry Fields Forever. In the end, the song doesn’t make the album, but it will appear on Magical Mystery Tour the following year.

November 24, 1972: ABC-TV’s In Concert debuts with Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Poco, and The Allman Brothers Band. Don Kirschner is the producer, and he also produces The Monkees.

November 24, 1979: The Eagles spend a fourth week on top of the album charts with The Long Run.

November 24, 1980: Steely Dan releases the single Hey Nineteen, one of my all-time favorite songs.

November 24, 1985: Blues pioneer Big Joe Turner died of kidney failure at the age of 74. Turner was one of the first artists to ever play rock n’ roll when he wrote and recorded Shake, Rattle and Roll in 1954.

November 24, 1991: Freddie Mercury dies of bronchopneumonia, a complication from AIDS, at his home in London at the age of 45. He had just publicly acknowledged having the disease the day before. His friend (and nothing more), Dave Clark, of The Dave Clark Five, was with him when he died.

Born on This Day

November 24, 1939: Jim Yester, keyboardist for The Association, was born in Birmingham, Alabama.

November 24, 1941: Pete Best, drummer for The Beatles in the very early years, was born in Madras, India.

November 24, 1941: Donald “Duck” Dunn, bass guitarist for the Mar-Keys, and Booker T. & The MG’s, was born in Memphis, Tennessee.

We’ll be back in a little bit with today’s music programming!

Another Day in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 11/21/2020

It’s yet another day at The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. Yesterday’s entry was prolific. Today’s, not so much.

The Zombies, 1964 – Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Hugh Grundy, Paul Atkinson and Chris White (seated) ? Chris Walter (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

Today’s action in rock history:

November 21, 1960: George Harrison, merely 17 years old, is deported back home from Germany because he is too young to play with the band. They are forced to play without him at The Kaiserkeller Club in Hamburg.

November 21, 1964: The Supremes made it four weeks with their #1 R & B song, Baby Love.

The Zombies, one damned fine band, had one of the biggest hits of their career with She’s Not There at #5.

November 21, 1969: T-Rex played at The Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.

November 21, 1970: Two months after his death, Jimi Hendrix had the #1 song in the UK with Voodoo Chile.

November 21, 1975: Queen releases the album A Night At The Opera in the UK.

November 21, 1980: Steely Dan releases the album Gaucho, which includes appearances by guitarists Rick Derringer and Mark Knopfler.

November 21, 2013: Forty-three years after their break-up, The Beatles had their 31st Top Ten album with On Air–Live at The BBC, debuting at #7 on the Billboard 200.

That’s today’s light lesson. Hey, it’s Saturday, so that’s a good thing. We’ll be back with today’s line-up in just a bit.

We’re Back at The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 11/18/2020

Good Day, Music Lovers! We’re back here at the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge doing the deed for you.

Cat Stevens, now known as Yusef Islam.

Here’s today’s bucket of knowledge:

November 18, 1956: Fats Domino appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, where he sang Blueberry Hill. The song would peak at #2 on the US charts.

November 18, 1964: The Supremes appear on the TV Rock n’ Roll Show, Shindig, and sing Baby Love and Come See About Me.

November 18, 1967: To Sir With Love by Lulu sits on the top of the singles charts for a fifth week.

November 18, 1968: Glen Campbell, a former session musician for Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys, is awarded two Gold Records, one for Gentle On My Mind and the other for By The Time I Get To Phoenix.

The Jimi Hendrix double album, Electric Ladyland, reaches #1 on the US charts. Steve Winwood, Al Kooper, and Dave Mason appear on the album.

Randy Meisner, Jim Messina, Richie Furay, and Rusty Young — also known as Poco — make their debut at The Troubadour.

November 18, 1971: Procol Harum recorded a concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; portions would later be released on vinyl.

November 18, 1972: Bill Withers appears on Soul Train, where he sings his hit Lean On Me, and its follow-up Use Me Up.

Danny Whitten, of Neil Young’s back-up band Crazy Horse, dies of a heroin overdose. This tragic event inspires Young to write The Needle and the Damage Done.

Steely Dan makes its debut on the music scene with the release of the song, Do It Again. It would be the first of many hits for them.

Cat Stevens’ Catch Bull At Four begins a three-week run atop the album charts. Stevens played 14 instruments during the recording of the album, his most successful LP.

November 18, 1989: Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville reign at the top of the Adult Contemporary charts for a third week with the song Don’t Know Much.

And that brings today’s lesson to a close.

We Continue With Our Summer of Love Event, We Have Rare Mudcrutch Live, and Steely Dan in The Spotlight, Monday, August 10, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We will continue on today with another Summer of Love musical offering, but we don’t stop there!

Steely Dan-2

Here’s your line-up for Monday:

11:00 a.m.   The Best of The Summer of Love! Disraeli Gears by Cream   NEW!

Disraeli Gears was the second studio album released by Cream — Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. The album was released in November 1967, and features the hits Sunshine of Your Love, SWLABR, Tales of Brave Ulysses, and Strange Brew. Here, we give you the special extended version!

4:00 p.m.     Mudcrutch Live at the Fonda Theater, June 26, 2016

When Mudcrutch took to the stage, it was as if Tom Petty never had another band. They were that good. This is a rare live bootleg, so don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

This was one of our very first Spotlight features when we started out three years ago. It’s still one of our favorites.

Great day to join in the Summer of Love festivities, people. We are totally free, built outside the system, with no commercials and no bullshit.

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The Heartbreakers’ Mojo Tour, Steely Dan Live in Houston, and “Running On Empty” Returns on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve made it past midweek. That’s always an accomplishment in Empire. We’ve got some great music on tap too.

Steely Dan-2

Here’s your Thursday line-up:

12:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live on The Mojo Tour (1999)

My favorite road warriors return. To fully appreciate this band, you had to see them on stage. Maybe you never did. I suggest you might want to seek out some concert footage. They are everywhere. For a reason. This show is from August 3, 1999 when they played the Target Center in Minneapolis.

4:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty

Browne’s road anthem. Recorded entirely on the road: Live on stage. On tour buses. Backstage. And in hotel rooms. A classic.

7:00 p.m.   Steely Dan Live at The Woodlands Pavillion, Houston, Texas  NEW!

Our brand new musical offering comes from a great band. I almost believed the people who said they sucked in concert because they couldn’t reproduce their sound. Then, I went to see them for myself. I have to tell you, I had a great time every time. Sounded just fine to me. Enjoy this one from 1993.

You simply must get on the bandwagon, so to speak, and tune us in:

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“Western Wall,” Steely Dan in the Spotlight, Hendrix & Stills “In Sessions,” and Dusty in London, Friday, December 20, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Back to a full slate of four programs today (with plenty of open stream in between 24/7), and an inspirational decision to play “Western Wall.”

Linda & Emmylou

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Western Wall, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

I hate television, and I don’t watch it anymore. I knew Linda Ronstadt, one of my all-time favorite singers, was being honored by the Kennedy Center. So, I went looking for videos out there and I found them. None, however, were as moving as the tribute that Emmylou Harris paid to her friend and frequent collaborator.

It is in that spirit that we feature Western Wall, a beautiful collaboration between these two women. For me, the most striking thing about the album is the song selection and the composers featured. The set list is up already, and the composers of the songs appear there (please scroll to the bottom of the page).

Western Wall will, for absolute certain, do a stint as our Album of the Week. But that doesn’t mean we can’t feature it today!

2:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

5:00 p.m.      Jimi Hendrix & Stephen Stills: “In Sessions” (1968)

9:00 p.m.      Dusty in London, Dusty Springfield and the Lost British Recordings

Don’t miss it!

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Steely Dan in the Spotlight, Eric Clapton & Friends Sing J.J. Cale, Janis Joplin is “Live” at Winterland, and Petty is “Live” on the Mojo Tour

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s going to be a wet, wild weather day here in Beantown, but we’ve got plenty of great music to soothe the savage beast.

JJ-Cale

Here’s your line-up for Sunday!

11:00 a.m.    The Ungovernables Report

2:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

5:00 p.m.     Eric Clapton & Friends Pay Tribute to J.J. Cale

8:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live 2010: The Mojo Tour

11:00 p.m.   Janis Joplin Live at Winterland (1968)

Pull up a tab and enjoy!

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Programming for Monday, September 2, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your scheduled programming for Monday, September 2! Today we add a new feature to our rotation with old time radio mysteries and horror broadcasts.

Inner Sanctum

10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges with Danny Haiphong

Chris Hedges talks with journalist Danny Haiphong about how the myths of American meritocracy and individualism are used to legitimize the mass accumulation of wealth by the ruling elites.

3:00 p.m.    Old Time Radio Mysteries Debut!

The Inner Sanctum: The Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam

5:00 p.m.    The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist Debut!

We unveil a brand new playlist to carry us through the fall and winter of our discontent.

8:00 p.m.    Alison Weir: Against Our Better Judgment

America’s role in the land grab that became known as the state of Israel.

Programming for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s some fine programming for today. We hope you enjoy it.

Ann Peeblesl

10:00 a.m.   That Sweet Soul Sound

From Marvin Gaye, to Aretha, to Smoky Robinson & The Miracles, and Ann Peebles (pictured), we’ve got some of the sweetest soul you’ll ever hear.

1:00 p.m.     Sarah Freel’s Wake Up America, Episode 2 – Jeffrey Epstein

Sarah gives us facts in a story that’s spreading like wildfire, but for all the wrong reasons.

3:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

Without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite bands.

6:00 p.m.     Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions, Episode 2

Christopher Columbus took the lid off genocide. His treatment of the Native Americans would set the tone for years to come until they were obliterated from the landscape.

7:30 p.m.     Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

 

 

 

 

Programming for Sunday, August 4, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here is your special programming for Sunday, August 4

BabyStones

10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

Walter Becker and Donald Fagan made some of the sweetest sounding music around during the 70s.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: Fascism in the Age of Trump

The Democratic Party’s demonization of Trump aside, the notion that he is a “good guy” here to rid the world of pedophilia, cure childhood cancer and AIDS is patently absurd. He’s another egomaniacal, gluttonous capitalist here to take us the rest of the way over the cliff.’

4:00 p.m.    The British Are Coming!

Come and give a listen to the most formidable bands of The British Invasion!

8:00 p.m.    Lies, Half-Truths and Omissions: Episode 2

In Ravage, Kill, Mangle and Destroy, we get a good look at the havoc that Christopher Columbus has unleashed on the indiginous world.