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Nov. 30, 2017

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Is that an Instagram filter? Please. I wouldn’t insult you like that. That’s real fog, friends — real Auburn fog, right outside the studio. It’s been here for two days now. It’s like the entire town is about to run out of the tunnel toward The Benz. You gotta believe.

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/30/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus:

 

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2003: The corner of Bowery and Second Street in New York City was renamed Joey Ramone Place in honor of the singer of The Ramones who passed away two years earlier.

2000: Loverboy bassist Scott Smith was sailing with friends outside of San Francisco when a 26 foot wave swept him overboard into shark infested waters. A four hour search took place and Smith was declared dead. He was 45 years old.

1999: Elton John was criticized by the Boy Scout Association for performing the Pet Shop Boys’ “It’s A Sin” with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts during a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The dancers took off their outfits during the performance.

1977: Bing Crosby’s 42nd and final Christmas special aired on CBS which featured Crosby’s duet with David Bowie of “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”. Bowie later said he only appeared on the special because “I just knew my mother liked him.”

1976: Bob Dylan released a live version of “Stuck Inside of Mobile” with the Memphis Blues Again, which featured “Rita May” as the B-side.

1974: Elton John’s Greatest Hits began a ten week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart, giving John his fifth consecutive number one album in the U.S.

1972: Wings released the single “Hi, Hi, Hi” which was banned by the BBC due to having lyrics “unsuitable” for broadcast. The song would later reach number five in the U.K. & number ten in the U.S.

1969: Simon & Garfunkel hosted their first television special, Songs of America which caused controversy when it showed footage of Robert Kennedy’s funeral and the Vietnam War, which led to their original sponsor to disassociate itself from the special.

1968: Steppenwolf peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Magic Carpet Ride” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.

Birthdays:
Roger Glover-bassist for Deep Purple & Rainbow born in 1945
Billy Idol born in 1955

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/29/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus:

 

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2001: George Harrison died of brain cancer in a Hollywood Hills mansion that was once leased by Paul McCartney. He was 58 years old.

1995: Sammy Hagar married model Kari Karte at Mt. Tamalpais right outside of San Francisco. It was Hagar’s second marriage & they remain married to this day.

1992: U2’s first TV special U2 Zoo TV aired on FOX, directed by famed music video director Kevin Godley.

1986: Bon Jovi reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time as “You Give Love a Bad Name” began a one week run on top of the chart.

1982: Metallica performed their first headlining concert in San Francisco where they would relocate to the following February. The opening act was Exodus, which featured guitarist Kirk Hammett who joined Metallica the following April after firing Dave Mustaine, who later went on to form Megadeth.

1977: Kansas received their second platinum album for Point of Know Return which contained “Dust in the Wind” & went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.

1975: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen began a nine week run at number one on the U.K. Singles Chart. At the time of its release it received mixed reviews, but it later went on to become one of the most revered singles in popular music history.

1969: The Beatles reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Come Together” which spent one week on top. It would later be covered by the likes of Aerosmith, Elton John, Michael Jackson, & Soundgarden.

1965: Colorado Governor John A. Love declared this day as Rolling Stones Day to celebrate the band’s sold out concert at the Denver Coliseum.

Birthdays:
John Mayall born in 1933
Ronnie Montrose-guitarist for Montrose born in 1947
Barry Goudreau-guitarist for Boston born in 1951

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/28/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus:

 

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2005: Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell sued ex-wife and former manager Susan Silver claiming she diverted money owed to Cornell to other Soundgarden band members and that Silver was also holding Cornell’s library of music, lyrics and Grammys hostage.

2005: During Pearl Jam’s concert at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ramones drummer Marky Ramone joined them onstage for a rendition of The Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles”.

1993: Former Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton was killed in a car accident in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 47 years old.

1991: During Nirvana’s appearance on Top of the Pops in the U.K., Kurt Cobain sang in a low-pitched voice in protest of lip-synching “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

1990: Charges of assault against Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose were dropped after Los Angeles prosecutors couldn’t find enough evidence after he allegedly hit his neighbor over the head with an empty wine bottle.

1979: Iron Maiden signed with EMI Records. Earlier in the month they recorded two songs for the compilation Metal For Muthas released by the same label.

1979: Ringo Starr’s home in Los Angeles, which he rented from Harry Nilsson caught fire. Nobody was injured, but many of Starr’s Beatles momentos were lost in the fire.

1974: John Lennon made his final concert appearance at Madison Square Garden in New York City to perform three songs with Elton John, making good on his promise after “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” hit number one on the singles chart.

1964: The Kinks peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “You Really Got Me” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.

Birthdays:
Randy Newman born in 1943
Matt Cameron-drummer for Soundgarden & Pearl Jam born in 1962

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/26/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 26, 2017:

 

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1994: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their live album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.

1989: The Rolling Stones donated the proceeds from their concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clemson, SC to victims of Hurricane Hugo which struck nearby.

1988: U2 peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Desire” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.

1983: Asia peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes” which would be their last top 40 single.

1979: Fleetwood Mac kicked off their tour in support of Tusk at the Mini Dome at Idaho State University in Pocatello.

1976: The Sex Pistols released their debut single “Anarchy in the U.K.” which would peak at number 38 on the U.K. singles chart.

1973: The New York Dolls performed their first concert at Biba’s Rainbow Room in London.

1968: Cream performed the final concert of their farewell tour at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the same venue where they reunited for four concerts in May 2005.

1967: The Beatles’ music video for “Hello Goodbye” premiered on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was banned in the U.K. at the time due to a musician’s union ban on miming.

Birthdays:
John McVie-bassist for Fleetwood Mac born in 1945

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/25/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 25, 2017:

 

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2000: A burglar broke into Alice Cooper’s home in Paradise Valley, CA and stole $6,000 worth of clothes and electronics belonging to his daughter along with four of Alice’s Gold records.

1989: Alice Cooper peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Poison” which was Alice Cooper’s final top ten single in the U.S.

1988: Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, checked out of a rehabilitation clinic in Tucson, AZ after finishing their treatment for alcoholism.

1984: Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Sting & U2 were among some of the artists who participated in the recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” for Band Aid at S.A.R.M. studios in London, a project spearheaded by Bob Geldof after viewing a documentary on the famine in Ethiopia.

1976: The Band filmed The Last Waltz which was their final concert with their original lineup. The Last Waltz featured guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters & Neil Young.

1972: London’s Rainbow Theater cancelled the premiere of Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii at the last minute.

1971: Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger & John Densmore announced that The Doors would carry on after Jim Morrison’s death earlier in the year. They would later split up in October of 1973.

1969: John Lennon returned his MBE to Buckingham Palace as a protest of the U.K.’s involvement in foreign military conflicts in the Nigeria Biafra war, the Vietnam War and his single “Cold Turkey” slipping down the charts.

1967: The Who peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Can See for Miles” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/24/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 24, 2017:

 

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1998: The Simpsons released their second album of originally recorded songs The Yellow Album which featured guest appearances by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Parliament-Funkadelic.

1994: At the first MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Pariser Platz in Berlin, Aerosmith won the award for Best Rock Band.

1992: Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman’s divorce settlement with Mandy Smith was finalized. Smith received the couple’s home, its contents & legal fees.

1991: Queen singer Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS, one day after publicly admitting he was HIV positive. He was 45 years old.

1991: Kiss drummer Eric Carr died of complications from cancer at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He was 41 years old.

1990: Alias, a band featuring early Heart members Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen & Mike Derosier peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the power ballad “More Than Words Can Say”.

1984: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married model Elaine Margaret Starchuk. They would divorce the following year.

1966: The Beatles got together for the first time since their American tour ended & recorded “Strawberry Fields Forever” at EMI Studios in London.

1964: The Who performed their first concert under their new name after changing their name from The High Numbers at London’s Marquee Club.

Birthdays:
Bev Bevan-drummer for The Move & Electric Light Orchestra born in 1944