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!

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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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The Early Beatles, The Inner Sanctum, and Rock, Blues & Ballads, Volume 1 on Friday, May 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great music lined up for your Friday, no matter what you’re up to.

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Here’s your Friday line-up!

12:00 p.m.   The Beatles: The Early Years

We’re moving onto those crucial middle years with a brand new playlist on Saturday, Seems to me this would be a good time to give a listen to their early work.

3:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: Dead Reckoning  FINAL AIRING THIS WEEK!

This is the final airing if Episide 2. We will have a brand new episode on Monday.

6:00 p.m.     Rock, Blues & Ballads, Volume 1: Various Artists   NEW!

We’ve greatly expanded this playlist since its last airing! Hear J.J. Cale, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Gregg Allman, Steve Winwood, Maria Muldaur, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, and more!

Tune us in, people! Time waits for noone!

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We’re Back With Gram Parsons in the Spotlight, the Final Airing of Sargeant Pepper, and Our “Live Dead” Offering on Saturday, May 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We hope you enjoyed your Open Stream Friday! We are back today with some great programming!

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Here’s your Saturday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Gram Parsons

Earlier this week, we featured Hendrix and talked about the ’27 Club’ of musicians who have passed in their 27th year. Sadly, Gram Parsons is also a member. He is singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. In his short life, Gram was not only a soloist, but sang and played with Emmylou Harris, The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

This is the final airing of our Album of the Week. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a new selection on the blog!

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at The Capitol Theater (11-8-70)  NEW!

This is a special treat! The Grateful Dead with New Riders of the Purple Sage in a 4-hour music extravaganza! A not-to-be-missed event!

What the hell are you all waiting for? Tune us in. We’re not only free to listen to, but we’re free of commercials.

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Janis at Winterland, The Beach Boys’ Smile Sessions, & Sargeant Pepper Are All On the Docket for Thursday, April 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to day whatever-the-fuck-it-is of our discontent. While we’re all waiting for you to rise up, we’ll try to make life a bit more bearable.

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Here’s your line-up for Thursday:

12:00 p.m.   Janis Joplin Live at Winterland 1968

This may seem like a morbid discussion, but a number of musicians have died in their 27th year. Kurt Cobain. Robert Johnson. Amy Winehouse. But three of the most famous? Janis Joplin. Jimi Hendrix. Jim Morrison. All dead at 27. All members of the ’27 Club.’

4:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

This is arguably the greatest album of all time. Not only was the music brilliant, but so was the album packaging. It was the first album to open like a book, and the first to feature the lyrics printed on the cover. The front cover photograph remains a conversation piece to this day.

7:00 p.m.    The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions   NEW!

It is said that Brian Wilson was the creative force behind The Beach Boys. Artists from Linda Ronstadt to Paul McCartney consider him a musical genius, but all of the members conributed to the whole. These sessions prove that The Beach Boys weren’t just another ‘surf music’ band (although they were pretty damned good at that too).

We’re here. We’re free. We ask no information. We just deliver the goods.

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Van Morrison & His Friends, It’s Tuesday Bluesday, & The Sargeant is Back, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got our usual great line-up of musical programming and, best of all, it’s Tuesday Bluesday!

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Van Morrison: Recorded Live at The Beacon Theater, 1989   NEW!

Live Van Morrison is something we here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio always look forward to. But it’s even better when he brings friends like Mose Allison and John Lee Hooker!

4:00 p.m.     It’s Tuesday Bluesday on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

Today’s feature is Volume 1 of the Best of Louisiana Blues. Be sure to tune in!

7:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band 

The groundbreaking Beatles’ album that changed the face of music for good.

Tune us in. You have no idea what the hell you’re missing until you do.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 30th Anniversary Concert, and “Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” is Our Album of the Week, Sunday, April 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light programming day today, but we feature two powerhouse performances!

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 30th Anniversary Concert: Live From The Stephen J. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida, September 21, 2006  NEW!

Undoubtedly one of the most amazing live performances in Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker’s concert history. The band is joined on stage for several songs by Stevie Nicks. Musically, the band is on top of its game, and Mike Campbell’s guitar is blistering.

The set list is available under the Playlist tab on this blog (scroll to the bottom).

4:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by The Beatles NEW!

This album changed everything. It was a first for many, many reasons. It was the music world’s first “concept” album, fully launching The Beatles into a new realm of psychedelic music. It was the first album to feature an expanded cover with the lyrics to the songs in print. 

Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band was The Beatles’ 8th studio album, released on May 26, 1967 in the UK, and June 2, 1967 in the U.S. It spent 27 weeks in the number one position on the UK charts, and 15 weeks at number one on Billboard. It received four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock album to receive this honor.

Thisi s a very good day for music here in The Mermaid Lounge, so tune us in.

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BeauSoleil “Live” in Louisiana, Richie Havens Sings The Beatles & Dylan, and Dylan & The Dead’s Long Strange Trip, Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a little Cajun-Zydeco to go along with your Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, and Richie Havens today!

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Here’s your mid-week line-up!

12:00 p.m.  BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana!

Sometimes we forget how good this music really is. BeauSoleil reminds us.

4:00 p.m.    Richie Havens Sings The Beatles & Dylan   NEW!

I had forgotten this even existed until I was hunting around for something else. Richie Havens got on the map by being the opening act at the original Woodstock. The only real Woodstock.

7:00 p.m.    Dylan & The Dead

A classic from that long, strange road trip they took together in 1978.

Tune us in. We’ve made it half way through already.

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The Beatles’ Early Years, Stephen Stills “Live” at the Capitol Theater, and It’s a Mudcrutch Monday, April 13, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We begin yet another week in the shitshow, but at least we’ve got the best music on the planet to help us keep our sanity.

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Here is your Monday, Monday line-up:

12:00 p.m.  The Beatles: The Early Years   NEW!

Somebody argued with me over whether or not the Beatles were the best rock n’ roll band ever. I never said they were. I said they were the best damned band ever. They were never limited by genre. They changed everything. In this playlist, we focus on their early years. 

4:00 p.m.    It’s Mudcrutch Monday!

Yes, it’s Mudcrutch Monday, and we’re airing our Mudcrutch Madness playlist for you.

7:00 p.m.    Stephen Stills: Live at the Capitol Theater (1979)

Buffalo Springfield. Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Sometimes Young). Manassas. The Stills-Young Band. Solo. Stephen Stills’ contribution cannot be denied.

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Lukas Nelson & POTR in the Spotlight, The Beatles Rock the Rooftop, This Week’s “Live Dead,” and Farewell to “Let It Bleed” on Saturday, April 11, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! At the end of this day of indentured servitude to the consuming public, it will begin my weekend. We have some great programming today.

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Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones  FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of Let It Bleed. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new Album of the Week.

2:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Yes, Willie’s boy has a hell of a country rock band here. POTR also doubles as Neil Young’s road band in their spare time.

6:00 p.m.   The Beatles Rock the Rooftop!

The Beatles final public performance happened on January 30, 1969 with an unannounced concert from the rooftop of Apple Corporation headquarters at 3 Saville Row. Their fans were ecstatic with the lunchtime entertainment. The British Bobbies? Not so much.

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Watkins Glen, New York (7-28-73)

We’re taking a break from Europe ’72 this week and airing a concert from Watkins Glen, New York. No two Dead performances are ever the same. They are the ultimate jam band. 

Tune us in. It’s Easter weekend. The bunny’s efforts are scaled back this year. We’ll blunt the trauma with some great music.

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The Beatles in the Spotlight, Bob Marley & The Wailers Play The Roxy, and Our New Album of the Week, Sunday, April 5, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to our Sunday programming here in the land of the shut-ins. We can make you feel better!

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up

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

Not much you can say about The Fab Four that hasn’t been said already. They literally changed everything.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones  NEW!

Let It Bleed is the eighth British and tenth American album made by The Rolling Stones, released in December 1969, shortly after the band’s North American tour. There was a lot of turmoil in the band during the recording of Let It Bleed. Brian Jones was in the midst of a drug meltdown, and was fired during the  making of this album. He was replaced by Mick Taylor. Jones would die about a month after being fired.

6:00 p.m.   Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Roxy  NEW!

Bob Marley was born in Nine Mile, British Jamaica on February 6, 1945, and began his musical career back in 1963. He is considered a pioneer in Reggae music, and developed his unique style by fusing elements of Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady. Marley helped to bring about the global acceptance of Reggae.

Tune us in. I promise you’ll be happy you did!

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