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January 2017

Congrats to TONYA REDD – the Wings 94.3 Big Game Party 2017 Winner!

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1408678004000-GenericFootballCongratulations to TONYA REDD of Auburn, our Big Game Sunday Winner!

Tonya and her friends watched the action on a huge 60-inch TV at her place from Rix Audio, Video & Appliance on Pepperell Parkway in Opelika!

They also chowed down on famous New York style pizza from Johnny Brusco’s on East University Drive in Auburn and crispy baked wings from Island Wing Company in downtown Auburn!

Classic Hits History: January 24

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guthriesToday in Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1957, Elvis Presley recorded “Teddy Bear.”

In 1961, Bob Dylan arrived in New York City. He made his professional singing debut when he opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde’s Folk City on April 11.

In 1962, Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience.

In 1969, Jethro Tull played its first U.S. concert in New York City as the opening act for Led Zeppelin.

 

Classic Hits History: January 20

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In 1958, Elvis Presley got his orders to report to duty from the U.S. Army. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film “King Creole.”

In 1964, The album “Meet the Beatles” was released in the U.S. on Capitol Records.

In 1965, The Rolling Stones and the Kinks made their first appearance on ABC-TV’s “Shindig!”

In 1969, Elvis Presley recorded “In the Ghetto” and “Suspicious Minds.” It was the first time he had recorded in Memphis since 1956.

In 1974, Stevie Wonder played his first show after an auto accident that almost took his life five months earlier.

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Classic Hits History: January 19

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guthriesToday in Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1976, The Beatles turned down an offer of $30 million to play together again on the same stage. The offer was made by rock promoter Bill Sargent.

In 1981, Styx released the album “Paradise Theater.”

In 1993, Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform at Bill Clinton’s inauguration.

Classic Hits History: January 17

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guthriesToday in Wings Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1966, NBC ordered 32 episodes of “The Monkees” for its upcoming fall schedule.

In 1969, Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones’ book, Ode to a High Flying Bird, was published. The book was a tribute to Charlie Parker.

In 1969, “Lady Samantha” was released in England. It was one of the very first recordings by  Elton John.

In 1970, The Doors played the first of several shows at the Felt Forum in New York City. The shows were recorded for use on their “Absolutely Live” album.

In 1972, Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

In 1996, Pink Floyd was officially inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Classic Hits History: January 16

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guthriesToday in Wings Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1957, The Cavern Club opened for business in Liverpool, England. The rock club was where the Beatles began.

In 1965, The first Guess Who album, “Shakin’ All Over,” was released.

In 1979, Cher and Greg Allman were divorced.

In 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo for possession of a half pound of marijuana. He spent ten days behind bars before being kicked-out of the country by Japanese authorities. The remainder of his tour was canceled.

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Classic Hits History: January 13

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guthriesToday in Wings Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1963, Bob Dylan performed in a radio play for the BBC in London. The play was called “The Madhouse on Castle Street” and he played a folk singer.

In 1973, Eric Clapton recorded his comeback concert at the Rainbow Theatre, London. It was released on September 10 as “Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert.”

In 1978, The Police began recording their debut album.

Classic Hits History: January 10

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guthriesToday in Wings Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:
 
In 1956, Elvis Presley recorded his first songs as an RCA Victor artist in Nashville. Elvis recorded “Heartbreak Hotel,” “I Was the One,” “I’m Counting On You,” “I Got a Woman” and “Money Honey.”
 
In 1985, Ted Nugent appeared on TV’s “Miami Vice.”
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Wings Classic Hits History: January 9

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In 1973, Mick Jagger was refused a Japanese visa because of a 1969 drug bust. The event ruined the Rolling Stones’ plan to tour the Orient.
 
In 1979, A benefit concert was held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The performers were Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Abba and Earth, Wind & Fire.
 
In 1992, Sting made a guest appearance on the series “The Simpsons” in the episode “Radio Bart.”