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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Dr. John in The Spotlight, Badfinger Live at the BBC, and “The Band” is Back on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re got some interesting programming today, including a new live performance by Badfinger.

Dr. John 2

Here’s today’s programming!

12:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John

I find it hard to believe that people wouldn’t know Dr. John (aka, the Nitetripper) a man whose music defied labels by combining blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, funk and rock n’ roll.

3:00 p.m.    Badfinger Live at the BBC 1972-1973   NEW!

Here I am in 2020, and I’m still a big-time Badfinger fan. This was, simply put, a band that made some great music. Had they not been screwed over by their manager, the sky was the limit (in the immortal words of Tom Petty).

6:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: The Band by The Band

The Band is a thing of beauty. There is nothing bad in their music catalogue, and they have withstood the test of time.

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Spend Tuesday Bluesday With Allman & Clapton, John Lennon in The Spotlight, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday, and today we feature two guitar gods — Duane Allman and Eric Clapton — in some studio jams!

Duane Allman-Eric Clapton

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!

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

Coming on the heels of Music From Big Pink, Robbie Robertson becomes The Band’s creative force and the rest is musical history.

3:00 p.m.    Duane Allman & Eric Clapton: Studio Jams 1-6   NEW!

Can you imagine Duane Allman and Eric Clapton hanging out in a studio together? No  need to use your imagination. It really happened.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

This playlist spans Lennon’s musical career. The songwriting combination of John Lennon & Paul McCartney remains the most successful in music history.

What in the world are you waiting for? We’re free. No commercials. No politicians. No bullshit. Just great music.

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We Visit the Petty Archive for Some B-Sides, Introduce the New Album of the Week, and Pay Tribute to Little Richard, on the Mother of All Sundays, May 10, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. My daughter always says “Mother’s only half a word in our house.” She wasn’t kidding either.

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Here’s your Mother’s Day lineup!

11:00 a.m.   Tom Petty: Deep Cuts and B-Sides

Yes, with and without the Heartbreakers. Mostly with, though. Listen, their B-sides are better than most bands’ A-sides. And that’s no lie, as you will see if you tune in.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: The Band. By The Band.   NEW!

The band that began as Bob Dylan’s back-up band went on to become one of the most influential bands of its generation, and delivered the goods every time out. This effort came after Music From Big Pink, another great musical achievement. But this one saw Robbie Robertson take charge, and the The Band took a huge leap forward.

The Band, along with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Beatles, remains one of #BecomeUngovernable’s favorite house bands.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Little Richard   NEW!

Richard Wayne Penniman, also known as Little Richard, was a rock n’ roll pioneer who broke down many barriers in his lifetime. He influenced many who came after him, like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, whose early efforts were steeped in rhythm & blues. He passed away yesterday at the age of 87, and today we pay tribute to his greatness.

It’s Mother’s Day. Tune us in. You won’t regret it.

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Van Morrison “Live” in Montreux, Linda Ronstadt “Live” at Rockpalast, The Band in the Spotlight, and Our Album of the Week, Thursday, April 9, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re getting off to an early posting start because we’re getting off to a 10:00 a.m. musical start!

Here’s today’s incredible line-up:

10:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones

This is not only one of my favorite all-time albums, but the song Gimme’ Shelter is one of my all-time favorite songs. That inerlude by Merry Clayton is amazing.

1:00 p.m.    Van Morrison: Live From Montreux, Switzerland   NEW!

Van Morrison was built to last. He began his career in 1964 with the British blues band Them. They were billed as part of the British Invasion, and their most famous hit is Gloria, but I also remember them for Baby Please Don’t Go. For Van Morrison and his fans (and I am one), the rest is history. 

5:00 p.m.   Linda Ronstadt: Live at Rockpalast, Germany

Speaking of built to last. I have no doubt that Linda Ronstadt would still be musically contributing in some way had she not been robbed of her lifeblood by Parkinsons. What we do have is an amazing body of work that crosses all kinds of genres and defied the naysayers who said, “You can’t sing that. You’ll ruin your career.” She did. And it didn’t.

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

Yeah. And then, there’s these guys. This is the perfect way to close out today.

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The Band “Live” in Asbury Park, Taj Mahal in the Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The Band makes its live performance debut on #BecomeUngovernable Radio today, and Blind Faith makes a return appearance.

the Band

Here’s your line-up for today:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Blind Faith, by Blind Faith

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

Also known as Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Taj Mahal plays guitar, harmonica, piano, banjo, and many other instruments. He has done much to reshape the concept of American blues music by fusing it with many non-traditional forms, including the sounds of the Caribbean, Africa, and the South Pacific.

5:00 p.m.   The Band: Live at the Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey (7-20-76) NEW!

Bob Dylan’s original back-up band became a musical force all their own. Today they make their concert debut here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

We’re free and we’re on 24-7, playing some of the best music around. Tune us in:

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The Move, The Band in the Spotlight, A Timeless Tribute to a Country Legend, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a great line-up today, including music from a band that is often overlooked when discussing rock history.

Glastonbury Festival, UK - 26 Jun 2016

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.      The Move: Live at the Marquee (1968)

Before there was ELO and The Traveling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne was the lead singer of a band called The Move.

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

5:00 p.m.       Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams

Hear Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Keith Richards and others pay tribute to Hank Williams.

8:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd 

Well, what are you waiting for?

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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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CCR in the Spotlight, Lucinda Williams at the Fillmore, Happy 43rd to Petty’s Debut Album, and Big Pink’s Last Play, Saturday, November 9, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great musical guests programmed in to the rotation today, so let’s get down to it.

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Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

How a bunch of guys hailing from Berkeley, California, could sound like they just walked out of Cajun country has always been a mystery to me, but CCR did it with authority. This is one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands ever. And by the way, happy birthday to Tom Fogerty!

2:00 p.m.      Lucinda Williams Live at The Fillmore

5:00 p.m.      The Band: Music From Big Pink

This will be the final airing of this week’s album pick. Next Monday, there’ll be a new album on the front page of the blog and playing on the station.

9:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Debut Album

Happy 43rd birthday release date for the self-titled Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers debut album, released on November 9, 1976. To hear Petty tell the story, it just sat there and did nothing initially. Then somebody came in and said, “They’re playing you up in Boston.” The rest, I am happy to say as a native Bostonian, is history.

11:00 p.m.    The Ungovernables Report

With Sarah Freels and Adam Rice.

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Lennon & Petty = Birthday Boys, Ronstadt, and Music From Big Pink, Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, Mr. Petty shares the birthday spotlight with a legend named Lennon.

Lennon Collage

Here’s the line-up:

10:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

If, by chance, you haven’t seen The Sound of My Voice yet, you’d best hurry. It is not to be missed.

2:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

From the Beatles, to the Plastic Ono Band, to his solo career, we salute one of the greatest of all time. The playlist includes the original demo version of Imagine in addition to the final released version. Happy Birthday, John.

6:00 p.m.      Petty Theft: The Covers

Not only was Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers one of the greatest rock n’roll bands of all time, but they just may have been the greatest cover band of all time. Here they work over everyone from Chuck Berry to The Grateful Dead.

10:00 p.m.    Bob Dylan & The Band: Music From Big Pink

One of the greatest albums of all time for sure.

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