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September 2017

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 9/20/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for September 20, 2017:

More of today’s rock history lesson:

 

2010: Leonard Skinner, the gym teacher who inspired the name Lynyrd Skynyrd died of Alzheimer’s disease at a nursing home in Jacksonville, FL. He was 77 years old.

1980: Queen reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with The Game which spent five weeks on top of the chart and is tied with News of the World for being Queen’s biggest selling non-compilation album in the U.S.

1980: Ozzy Osbourne released his debut solo album Blizzard of Ozz the first of two studio albums that featured guitarist Randy Rhoads. The album wouldn’t be released in the U.S. until March of the following year.

1975: David Bowie reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with “Fame” which John Lennon provided background vocals for & co-wrote. “Fame” spent two non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.

1975: Bad Company peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Feel Like Makin’ Love” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.

1972: Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for growing a crop of marijuana at their farmhouse in Campbeltown, Scotland.

1971: Peter Frampton departed Humble Pie to start a successful solo career. His debut solo album Wind of Change was released the following year.

1970: The Doors’ singer Jim Morrison was found guilty in Miami of exposing himself onstage during a concert the previous year though he was acquitted on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior.

1969: Credence Clearwater Revival reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Bad Moon Rising” which spent three weeks on top.

Birthdays:
Chuck Panozzo-bassist for Styx born in 1948
John Panozzo-drummer for Styx born in 1948
Nuno Bettencourt-guitarist for Extreme born in 1966
Ben Shepherd-bassist for Soundgarden born in 1968

Live in Concert 9/24/17

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On Sunday night’s “Live in Concert” feature presented by BMW of Columbus, our headliner is Elton John!

This weekend, we’ll hear the concert Elton John himself says is the most memorable in his career.

Why is it so memorable? After losing a bet about his new song “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” reaching number one on the Billboardcharts, former Beatle and music legend John Lennon made good on the bet and joined Elton John on stage! We’ll hear that legendary jam session, and the rest of Elton John’s concert as well.

It was captured live at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 28th, 1974.

Don’t miss this historic performance by Elton John! He’s headlining this weekend’s Live in Concert!

This week’s setlist:

We’ll also hear classic live sets by:

Boston
Recorded live in Philadelphia, PA, on 12/18/1976

Rod Stewart
Recorded live in Leicester, England, on 12/5/1976

Pat Benatar
Recorded live in San Francisco, CA, on 8/15/1980

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 9/18/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for September 18, 2017:

More of today’s rock history lesson:

 

2008: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder released the single “All the Way” a tribute to the Chicago Cubs. Vedder wrote the song after baseball hall of famer Ernie Banks requested that Vedder write a song about the Cubs.

1983: Kiss appeared without makeup in public for the first time when they were on MTV to promote the release of their latest album Lick It Up.

1981: The Doors’ Greatest Hits released the prior year was certified Platinum in the U.S. & later went on to sell three million copies.

1978: All four members of Kiss simultaneously released solo albums. Each album shipped one million copies & was certified Platinum, but sales failed to match the expected demand. Ace Frehley’s solo album was the most successful.

1971: The Who reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart for the first and only time with their fifth studio album Who’s Next.

1970: Jimi Hendrix died in his girlfriend’s apartment in London after choking on his own vomit after taking nine of sleeping pills prescribed to his girlfriend with red wine. He was 27 years old.

1970: Black Sabbath released their second album Paranoid which went on to reach number twelve on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, sell four million copies in the U.S. and regarded by many as Black Sabbath’s best album and one of the best Heavy Metal albums of all time.

1968: Rush performed their first paying concert at The Coff-In United Church in Toronto. Their setlist included covers of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady”, Cream’s “Spoonful” & “Crossroads” & The Yardbirds’ “Shapes of Things”. “Crossroads” & “Shapes of Things” were later recorded by Rush for their 2004 covers EP Feedback.

1968: The Beatles recorded “Birthday” which would be included on their self-titled album. While recording the song they took a break to watch the British television premiere of the movie The Girl Can’t Help It starring Little Richard.

Birthdays:
Kerry Livgren-pianist for Kansas born in 1949
Michael Hossack-drummer for The Doobie Brothers born in 1950
Dee Dee Ramone-bassist for The Ramones born in 1951

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 9/17/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for September 17, 2017:

 

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

2003: David Lee Roth injured himself onstage during a concert in Philadelphia while performing a complicated 15th-century samurai move with a staff hit Roth in the face. Roth needed 22 stitches to his face and cancelled the seven remaining dates of his tour.

1997: Fleetwood Mac kicked off their 37-date reunion tour to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Rumours at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, CT.

1991: Guns N’ Roses released both Use Your Illusion I & II with four million copies of each album shipping, at the time the largest ship-out of an album in the U.S.

1991: Rob Tyner, lead singer of the MC5 died of a heart attack in the seat of his parked car in his hometown of Berkley, MI. He was 46 years old.

1983: Def Leppard headlined a festival at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego which also included Eddie Money, Uriah Heep & Motley Crue.

1983: Asia peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Don’t Cry” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.

1976: The Sex Pistols performed a concert for inmates at the Chelmsford Maximum Security Prison in Essex, U.K.

1967: The Doors appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show & were banned from future appearances on the program due to Jim Morrison singing the original lyric “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” in “Light My Fire”.

1967: The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour where Keith Moon rigged his drum set to explode at the end of “My Generation” which did cut Moon’s leg & singed Pete Townshend’s hair, along with doing damage to Townshend’s hearing.

Birthdays:
Fee Waybill-singer for The Tubes born in 1950

 

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 9/16/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for September 16, 2017:

 

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

2006: Bob Dylan reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time in 30 years with Modern Times which spent one week at number one.

2005: During a Motley Crue concert at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Vince Neil slipped off stage & ripped a calf muscle five songs into their set. They made up the concert in March 2006.

2005: CMT Crossroads featuring Bon Jovi and Sugarland premiered on CMT. Bon Jovi would have a hit with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland the following year with “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”.

1996: Pearl Jam kicked off their tour in support of No Code at the KeyArena in Seattle. This would be their final tour where they performed at non-Ticketmaster venues.

1978: Boston reached number one the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with their second album Don’t Look Back which spent two non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.

1978: The Grateful Dead ended their three night stand in Cairo, Egypt. They were the first Western rock band to perform in Egypt.

1977: T. Rex singer & guitarist Marc Bolan was killed in a car accident in London when his girlfriend, American singer Gloria Jones lost control of her car & hit a tree. He was 29 years old.

1972: Peter Frampton made his solo live debut in New York City with his new backing band, Frampton’s Camel, supporting the J. Geils Band.

1970: Jimi Hendrix joined Eric Burdon & War onstage to jam with them at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London which would be Hendrix’s final public appearance.

Birthdays:
B.B. King born in 1925
Bernie Calvert-bassist for The Hollies born in 1942
Ron Blair-bassist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers born in 1948
Kenney Jones-drummer for The Faces & The Who born in 1948

 

 

 

AUBURN HIGH DEFEATS PRATTVILLE

By | Wings News

The Auburn High Tigers defeated 7A Region opponent Prattville 21-6 on the road Friday night. The Tigers improve to 3-1 on the season, 1-1 in Region play.

Auburn returns home this Friday hosting Enterprise at Duck Samford Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with pregame on Wings 94.3 beginning at 6:30.

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 9/15/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for September 15, 2017:

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

2008: Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright died of an undisclosed form of cancer at his home in the U.K. He was 65 years old.

2006: The Knack sued Run-D.M.C. for copyright infringement after Run-D.M.C. sampled the guitar riff from “My Sharona” on their song “It’s Tricky” twenty years after the initial release of “It’s Tricky”.

2004: Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone died in his home in Los Angeles after a five year battle with prostate cancer. He was 55 years old.

1990: The Steve Miller Band reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart with “The Joker” after it had been used in a commercial for Levi’s commercial in the U.K.

1988: Mark Knopfler announced the official end of Dire Straits. They would reunite in 1991 before splitting up for good in 1995.

1982: Queen performed their final concert in the U.S. with Freddie Mercury at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.

1979: Led Zeppelin reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the sixth time with In Through the Out Door which began a seven week run on top.

1974: Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain suffered an electric shock onstage during a concert in Denver. Thain would survive.

1964: During a Beatles concert at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, they had to leave the stage for 15 minutes so the crowd can calm down after a group of overzealous fans managed to rush the stage.

Birthdays:
Signe Anderson-singer for Jefferson Airplane born in 1941