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August 2017

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/31/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for August 31, 2017:


More of today’s rock history lesson:

1991: Metallica’s self-titled album, also known as the Black Album entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one for the first of four weeks on top of the chart. The album cost $1 million to record, was remixed three times, three members of Metallica were divorced after the album was completed & would be Metallica’s commercial breakthrough, selling over 15 million copies in the U.S.

1991: The Scorpions peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Wind of Change” which was their only top ten single in the U.S.

1989: The Rolling Stones kicked off their first tour in seven years at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia in support of Steel Wheels. When the tour finished one year later, it became the most financially successful tour in history up to that point.

1985: Dire Straits reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Brothers in Arms which began a nine week run at number one.

1984: Much Music, Canada’s first music video channel launched & the first video to air was “The Enemy Within” by Rush.

1980: Rush entered Phase One Studios in Toronto to begin work on Moving Pictures which was released the following February.

1969: Bob Dylan made his first live appearance in three years since his motorcycle accident at the Isle of Wight Festival in the U.K.

1968: Cream peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Sunshine of Your Love” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.

1968: Vanilla Fudge peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” which was their only top ten single in the U.S.

Van Morrison born in 1945
Rudolf Schenker-guitarist for The Scorpions born in 1948

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/30/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for August 30,2017:


More of today’s rock history lesson:

1995: Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma one day after his 53rd birthday in Poughkeepsie, NY.

1993: Billy Joel was the first musical guest on the premiere of The Late Show with David Letterman.

1989: Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin was arrested for creating a disturbance on an airline flight. He urinated on the floor, smoked in a non-smoking section & verbally abused a stewardess.

1988: Bruce Springsteen & Julianne Phillips filed for divorce after photographs of Springsteen & backing singer Patti Scialfa together were published.

1986: David Lee Roth peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with his debut full-length solo album Eat ‘Em and Smile which went on to sell one million copies in the U.S.

1975: Free guitarist Paul Kossoff’s heart stopped beating for 35 minutes & was revived after a blood clot in his leg was removed.

1973: Rolling Stone reported that The Doors have split up, two years after the death of Jim Morrison.

1969: The three day Texas International Pop Festival kicked off in Lewisville, TX, just outside of Dallas. Headliners on the festival included Led Zeppelin, The Chicago Transit Authority, Janis Joplin, Santana, B.B. King, Grand Funk Railroad & Johnny Winter.

1965: Bob Dylan released his sixth studio album Highway 61 Revisited which was Dylan’s first mostly electric album. It went on to reach number three on the Billboard 200 album chart & became one of Dylan’s most critically acclaimed albums.

John Phillips-singer & guitarist for The Mamas and the Papas born in 1935

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/29/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for August 29, 2017:


More of today’s rock history lesson:


2003: New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza was a guest on Eddie Trunk’s radio show in New York & persuaded Trunk to play a CD he received containing songs from Guns N’ Roses’ then-unreleased Chinese Democracy. Trunk played the song “I.R.S.” Guns N’ Roses’ management issued a verbal cease-and-desist order immediately.

1992: Guns N’ Roses peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “November Rain” which was their sixth and final top ten single in the U.S.

1992: U2 brought its Zoo TV Tour to Yankee Stadium, in the process becoming the second rock act to perform there.

1991: Boston DJ Kurt St. Thomas gave Nirvana’s album Nevermind its world premiere & played the entire album from start to finish.

1991: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers kicked off their world tour in support of Into the Great Wide Open at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Denver.

1981: Electric Light Orchestra reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart for the second time with Time which spent two weeks on top of the chart.

1980: Eddie Van Halen met future wife Valerie Bertinelli for the first time at a Van Halen concert in Shreveport, LA. They would get married eight months later.

1976: Spirit reformed with its original lineup for the first time in five years to perform a concert in Santa Monica, CA. Neil Young joined them onstage during the encore for a rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”.

1970: The Man-Pop Festival was held in Winnipeg at Winnipeg Stadium which was headlined by Led Zeppelin and also featured Iron Butterfly, The Youngbloods, The Ides of March and Chilliwack.

Sterling Morrison-guitarist for The Velvet Underground born in 1942
Chris Copping-organist for Procol Harum born in 1945

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/28/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for August 28, 2017:

More of today’s rock history lesson:


1999: Cheap Trick performed their 25th anniversary concert at Davis Park in their hometown of Rockford, IL. Some special guests included Slash, Billy Corgan, and Art Alexakis. They performed at least one song from all of their albums.

1993: Iron Maiden performed their final concert with singer Bruce Dickinson at the Pinewood Studios in London & it was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the U.S. Dickinson later re-joined Iron Maiden in 1999 & is still singing for them to this day.

1991: The final date of the first annual Lollapalooza tour took place at the King County Fairgrounds outside of Seattle which was headlined by Jane’s Addiction & also featured Living Colour and Nine Inch Nails. The tour was one of the hottest tickets on the U.S. summer tour circuit becoming the 1990’s most successful tour packages.

1986: Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young performed at a concert in Long Beach, CA that was billed Get Tough on Toxics.

1982: Eddie Money appeared on American Bandstand where he performed “Think I’m in Love” & “Shakin’”.

1976: Peter Frampton peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Baby, I Love Your Way” Frampton’s second top forty single in the U.S.

1971: Five Man Electrical Band peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Signs” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.

1969: Mary McCartney, the first child of Linda & Paul McCartney was born in London.

1964: After a concert at New York’s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time. Dylan introduced marijuana to The Beatles during this meeting.

Danny Seraphine-drummer for Chicago born in 1948


By | Wings News

After the Auburn vs. Clemson game this Saturday, Wings 94.3 is where you need to tune!

Dan Peck and Scott Bagwell will host Wings After the Game, our new football post-game call-in show. The show will feature your comments about the Tigers’ performance at Clemson plus live postgame reports from the stadium.

That’s this Saturday night, right after the Auburn vs. Clemson game.

Wings After the Game – it’s a Classic.

Auburn High Opens the 2017 Season with a Win Over Carver

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The 2017 AHSAA football season is officially underway, and Auburn was able to shut out Carver of Montgomery on Friday night by a score of 27-0. Garrett Morris got the scoring started for the Tigers in the first with a three yard touchdown run. Then in the second quarter, Auburn quarterback Brooks Fuller connected with JaMarcus Knight for a 34 yard touchdown score. In the third quarter, Auburn defensive back Armondo Thomas recovered a Carver fumble and returned it for a touchdown to make the score 20-0. Later in the fourth quarter, Auburn running back Josh Norris had a 51 yard touchdown run to make the score 27-0.


Auburn senior quarterback Brooks Fuller finished the game went seven for twelve with 181 yards through the air. Auburn running back Garrett Morris also had a good performance, as he carried the ball 20 times for 64 yards. Auburn’s top receiver on Friday night was Trey Elston, who caught four passes for 73 yards. The key to the game for Auburn was their shutdown defense. Auburn’s defense forced Carver to punt five times and forced three turnovers. The Tigers’ first game did not come without some miscues however, as Auburn High racked up seven penalties for 75 yards.


Next, Auburn will head over to Opelika High School to take on the Bulldogs who also had an impressive 51-0 win over Smiths Station on Friday night. Air time will be at 6:30 CT this Friday on Wings 94.3 with the Auburn High broadcast team of Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey, and Noah Gardner. The game will be streaming online at or on the Wings 94.3 app.

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