It’s Friday and We’re ‘Under The Influence’ of Some New Trifectas, and We Put CSNY In the Spotlight Later, September 24, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! For most of us it’s the week’s end…but I’ve got one more day. But it matters not, people. The music is great today. You’ll see what I mean.

The Traveling Wilburys remain the greatest supergroup of all time for us, but these guys are right behind them.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Booze. Drugs. Legal or illegal. Whatever your poison. We’ve pretty much all been under the influence at one time or another. And it has always provided a topic for the music industry. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Doors, Donovan, Linda Ronstadt, The Temptations, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Neil Young, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen, Glenn Frey, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and more.

Afternoon Music Trifecta Afternoon NEW!

We continue to build our library of trifectas and premier several new ones today.

3:00 p.m. Three Dog Night

4:00 p.m. Carole King

5:00 p.m. Van Morrison

6:00 p.m. Sam Cooke

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

The Traveling Wilburys reign supreme as the best supergroup of all time. But these guys were right behind them. Yes, they should be called Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young, but we think they were at their best with Young in the fold.

Again I say, it’s a great day to tune us in. It always is. So, what the hell are you waiting for anyway? We’re 24/7. We’re free. We do not run any advertising. We do not require a subscription. And we don’t ask for your personal information.

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Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Record Together, “Timeless” Debuts as Our Album of The Week, and ‘What’s In A Name’ Playlist Later, Sunday, February 28, 2021

We are off to a late start today, Music Lovers, but the music is still great in spite of all that. We have a brand new album of the week, epic Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, and a great playlist later this evening.

Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash got together to record during breaks in the sessions for Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline” album.

Here’s today’s line-up:

1:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, Nashville 1969

While Bob Dylan was in Nashville recording his Nashville Skyline album, he and Johnny Cash decided to get together to record some music. Only one of those songs made it to Nashville Skyline. It was Girl From The North Country. The others were released much later. We have those recordings here for you today.

5:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Timeless, An All-Star Tribute to Hank Williams NEW!

This is one sweet album of all-stars paying their respects to a counry legend, Hank Williams, Sr. There are a number of memorable performances here, especially from Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris. However, the one that stands out for me is Tom Petty’s version of You’re Gonna’ Change (Or I’m A Gonna’ Leave). Listen for it. Other contributors include Mark Knopfler, Shery Crow, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams III, and Johnny Cash.

8:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: What’s In A Name? Various Artists

We haven’t heard this one for a while, and it’s a good one. Songs with people’s names in them, either in the title or the lyrics. Begins at 8:00 p.m. tonight with contributions from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Jonathan Edwards, Dolly Parton, Steely Dan, Linda Ronstadt, The Velvet Underground, The Turtles and more! Don’t miss it.

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Happy Friday From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/11/2020

Greetings from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge, where we enrich your lives by making sure you have all the pertinent details required to win a musical trivia contest.

Little Richard performs during the halftime show on December 31, 2004, at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. The pioneering musician died on Saturday, May 9, 2020; he was 87. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images/TNS)

Here’s today’s lesson!

December 11, 1960: Aretha Franklin gives her first live performance at the Village Vanguard in New York city.

December 11, 1961: Motown Records has it’s first #1 hit on the Top 100 with Please Mr. Postman by the Marvelettes.

Also on this day, Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii goes to #1.

December 11, 1965: The Velvet Underground plays its first live gig when they open for a group called The Myddle Class in the auditorium of Summit High School in New Jersey.

December 11, 1966: Elton John’s band, Bluesology, opens for Little Richard in London. Elton would later say: “When I saw Little Richard standing on top of the piano, all lights, sequins, and energy, I decided there and then that I was going to be a rock and roll piano player.”

December 11, 1968: The Rolling Stones record their Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus TV special, then proceed to bury it for nearly 30 years.

December 11, 1970: John Lennon releases his first solo album, titled John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

December 11, 1972: Genesis plays its first US concert ever at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

December 11, 1988: Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash and Don Henley perform at a Roy Orbison tribute concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

December 11, 1990: Led Zeppelin IV is certified Diamond with sales of 10 million in the US.

Born On This Day

December 11, 1926: Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton was born in Anton, Alabama. Willie Mae was the first to record Hound Dog, the song that would later be made famous by Elvis Presley.

And that is just about it from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge for this fine day!

Welcome to The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge!

Good Morning, Music Lovers Across the Globe! We’re trying to liven up your day beyond just playing great music! Today we’re starting the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. There’s no tuition, and I am your professor, just as I am your programmer, researcher, music director, blog writer, and all-around music lover.

The Beatles perform at The Star Club, Germany, 1962.

Here’s today’s lesson in Rock Music History:

November 12, 1955: Fats Domino sits atop the R & B charts for the third week with his hit All By Myself.

November 12, 1957: Johnny Cash records Ballad of a Teenage Queen at Sun Studios in Memphis. The song will go to #1 on the Billboard Country charts in February of 1958.

November 12, 1962: The Beatles appeared at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, sharing the bill with none other than Little Richard.

November 12, 1965: The Velvet Underground makes its debut when it performs live at Summit High School in New Jersey. Fun fact: The band took its name from a paperback book about a secret sexual subculture in the early sixties.

November 12, 1966: Donovan’s Mellow Yellow is released. The song will go to #8 on the UK charts and to #2 in the U.S. It was originally believed that the song was about smoking banana leaves, which was rumored to be hallucinogenic. (Trust me. We tried it. It isn’t.) Later, Donovan would say that it was written about his bout with jaundice in 1966. I prefer the banana leaves story.

November 12, 1967: Jerry Lee Lewis records To Make Love Sweeter For You, which tops the Country charts in the U.S.

Thanks for joining in today. We hope you’ll join us every day here on the blog. You have no idea what you’re missing until you pay us a visit!

With a Heftier Rotation, It’s Open Stream All Day on Monday, January 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables, and happy Martin Luther King day. We added about a thousand new songs over this past weekend, so we’re definitely up for an open stream day here today.

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We’ve added several new artists in The Cranberries, Jimmy Buffett, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Toots & The Maytals, The Smithereens, The Velvet Underground, James Taylor, Lulu (“Darling”), King Crimson, Kris Kristofferson, Professor Longhair, and Duane Allman.

We’ve also fattened up the selections of Grace Slick by adding her work with The Great Society, J.D. Souther, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Loggins & Messina, The Animals, and more “live” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Grateful Dead.

Hang out with us today. It won’t cost you a cent.

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