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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/18/17

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

 

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1997: Glen Buxton, guitarist for the original Alice Cooper band died of complications from pneumonia in Mason City, IA. He was 49 years old.

1989: During a Guns N’ Roses set supporting The Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Axl Rose announced he was quitting the band. The following night, Rose apologized for saying that he would quit & delivered a five minute anti-drug oration.

1988: The Traveling Wilburys, a supergroup which included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison & Tom Petty released their debut album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. The album went on to peak at number three on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell three million copies in the U.S.

1986: Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist Christine McVie got married for the second time, marrying Portuguese composer Eduardo Quintela in London. The couple would later divorce in the mid 1990’s.

1975: For the second episode of Saturday Night Live Simon and Garfunkel temporarily reunited to sing “Scarborough Fair”, “The Boxer” and “My Little Town”.

1975: Sweet peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Ballroom Blitz” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.

1969: Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner was arrested in Hawaii for marijuana possession.

1969: Rod Stewart and Rod Wood joined The Faces, formerly The Small Faces after leaving the Jeff Beck Group.

1965: The Beatles recorded “In My Life” at Abbey Road Studios in London. The song went on to become one of their most acclaimed songs ever & be covered by artists such as James Taylor, Keith Moon, Johnny Cash & Ozzy Osbourne.

Birthdays:
Chuck Berry born in 1926
Gary Richrath-guitarist for REO Speedwagon born in 1949

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/14/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for October 14, 2017:

 

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2007: Ted Nugent made a voice cameo on The Simpsons where he was on the phone telling a prisoner voiced by Steve Buscemi to vote no on a fictional proposition that banned crossbows in public schools, a jab on Nugent’s political stance.

2004: Eric Clapton was banned from driving in France after being caught driving 134mph, 53mph above the speed limit in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuli.

1989: Motley Crue reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Dr. Feelgood which began a two week run on top of the chart.

1978: Rush kicked off their tour in support of Hemispheres at the Kingston Memorial Centre in Kingston, ON. To date this was Rush’s longest tour.

1976: Aerosmith kicked off their first European tour at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, U.K.

1972: Joe Cocker and six members of his band were arrested in Adelaide, Australia after police discovered marijuana and heroin in their dressing rooms.

1971: Specialty Records filed a $500,000 lawsuit against John Fogerty claiming that he plagiarized “Good Golly, Miss Molly” in the Credence Clearwater Revival song “Travelin’ Band”. The lawsuit was eventually dropped.

1967: The Who released “I Can See for Miles” which went on to peak at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This was The Who’s first and only top ten single in the U.S.

1964: The Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts married his girlfriend Shirley Shepherd in Bradford, U.K. They’re still married to this day.

Birthdays:
Justin Hayward-singer for The Moody Blues born in 1946

 

 

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/13/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for October 13, 2017:

 

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1998: The Crossroads Center opened in Antigua. The addiction recovery center was underwritten by Eric Clapton. They offer a 29 day recovery program for $9,000.

1992: The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request to reinstate a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne charging him with encouraging two teenagers to commit suicide.

1991: The Boston Pops Orchestra backed Aerosmith for their performance of “Dream On” which was taped for an MTV tenth anniversary special which aired the following month.

1990: Bob Dylan performed at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. Hundreds of cadets sang along when Dylan performed “Blowin’ in the Wind”.

1979: The Police reached the top of the U.K. album chart for the first time with Reggatta de Blanc which spent four weeks at number one.

1975: Neil Young underwent a throat operation in Los Angeles to remove an unwanted growth from his vocal chords.

1973: Goats Head Soup by the Rolling Stones began a four-week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It was the group’s fourth number one album.

1973: The Allman Brothers Band peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Ramblin’ Man”, their highest charting single in the U.S.

1965: The Who recorded “My Generation” at Pye Studios in London. The song would later be recognized as one of the most influential songs in rock and roll music and be covered by artists such as Iron Maiden, Green Day, Oasis, Phish and Patti Smith.

Birthdays:
Paul Simon born in 1941
Robert Lamm-keyboardist for Chicago born in 1944
Sammy Hagar born in 1947

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/11/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for October 12, 2017:

 

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2005: Rod Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 2093 Hollywood Blvd.

1999: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was arrested in North Carolina after avoiding arrest for charges of instigating a riot at a concert in Greensboro two years earlier.

1990: Nirvana performed their first concert with Dave Grohl on drums at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, WA.

1988: Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr & his wife Barbara Bach began treatment for alcohol abuse at a rehabilitation clinic in Tucson, AZ.

1988: Van Halen was awarded the Gold Ticket during their concert at Madison Square Garden for playing to over 100,000 fans at the Garden.

1986: Genesis peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Throwing It All Away” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.

1983: Kiss performed their first concert without makeup at the Cascais Hall in Lisbon, Portugal.

1980: The Police reached number one on the U.K. album chart for the second time with Zenyatta Mondatta which spent four weeks on top of the chart.

1975: The first episode of Saturday Night Live then titled Saturday Night premiered on NBC. The episode was hosted by George Calrin, first musical guests were Janis Ian & Billy Preston & the bandleader was Paul Shaffer.

Birthdays:
Gary Mallaber-drummer for The Steve Miller Band born in 1946

 

 

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/10/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for October 10, 2017:

 

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1998: Kiss entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at its chart peak of number three with Psycho Circus which was marketed as the first studio album by the original lineup in nearly twenty years. It was later revealed that all of the original members only played together on one song, “Into the Void”.

1995: Peter Frampton released the long awaited follow-up to his record-setting live album released 19 years earlier. Its title: Frampton Comes Alive II.

1992: Peter Gabriel’s sixth solo album Us entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number two. One of the promotional tools Gabriel used to promote the album was issuing a musical computer game titled Xplora1: Peter Gabriel’s Secret World which was a first of its kind software for Macintosh computers.

1992: Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash married model Renee Suran in Marina del Ray, CA. This was Slash’s first marriage & the couple would divorce five years later.

1987: Europe peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the power ballad “Carrie” which became their biggest hit in the U.S.

1987: ZZ Top announced that they made an advance booking for the first passenger flight to the Moon.

1978: At an Aerosmith concert in Philadelphia, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry were injured after a cherry bomb was thrown onstage during the concert. For the rest of the tour, Aerosmith performed behind a safety fence.

1970: Black Sabbath reached the top of the U.K. Album Chart for the first time with Paranoid which began a two week run at number one.

1970: Pink Floyd released their fifth studio album Atom Heart Mother which went on to go Gold in the U.S.

Birthdays:
David Lee Roth-singer for Van Halen born in 1955

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/9/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for October 9, 2017:

 

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2008: Prior to the start of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Detroit Red Wings game, Def Leppard performed at Detroit’s Fox Theatre nearby & singer Joe Elliott received criticism by many NHL fans for placing the Stanley Cup upside down.

2001: Bob Dylan was refused backstage access to his own concert at the Jackson County Exposition Center in Medford, OR for not presenting his pass. Dylan requested tighter security during this tour & the guards that didn’t recognize him were thrown out.

1993: Nirvana entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with their third and final studio album In Utero. The album spent one week on top of the chart & went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.

1993: Aerosmith made their second appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Cryin’” & “Sweet Emotion”.

1987: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll the documentary movie chronicling the 60th birthday concerts of Chuck Berry was released.

1982: The Clash made their only appearance on American television on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Straight to Hell” & “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

1974: Rush made their American television debut on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. They didn’t perform on American television again until 2008 on The Colbert Report.

1965: “Yesterday” by The Beatles began a four week run on top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song would later be recognized as the most recorded song in the history of popular music with over 3,000 artists covering it.

1958: Eddie Cochran recorded “C’mon Everybody” which would be his final Top 40 hit. The song would later be covered by Led Zeppelin, Sid Vicious and Humble Pie.

Birthdays:
John Lennon born in 1940
John Entwistle-bassist for The Who born in 1944

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/7/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for October 7, 2017:

 

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2004: Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars underwent hip replacement surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

1998: Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Meat Loaf & Joe Strummer of The Clash were among the guest stars on South Park. They appeared as musicians whose careers were boosted by Chef’s advice & played a benefit concert for him.

1989: The Rolling Stones peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with what many considered their comeback album Steel Wheels which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.

1984: Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider was arrested after a concert in Amarillo, TX for using “profane and abusive” language. Snider would pay a fine of $75.

1982: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was found guilty of cocaine possession and was given a 12-month conditional discharge.

1978: Heart released their fourth album Dog & Butterfly their final album with guitarist Roger Fisher which went on to peak at number seventeen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell two million copies in the U.S.

1977: Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announced that he was leaving the group to start a solo career.

1975: The U.S. Court of Appeals decided on a two-one vote that John Lennon can stay in the U.S. and the court ruled that his 1968 arrest for marijuana possession was an invalid excuse for forcing him to leave the U.S.

1963: The Rolling Stones recorded their second single “I Wanna Be Your Man” at De Lane Lea Studios in London. The song was written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney.

Birthdays:
Dave Hope-bassist for Kansas born in 1949
John Mellencamp born in 1951
Tico Torres-drummer for Bon Jovi born in 1953

 

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/6/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for October 6, 2017:

 

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2005: At a Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, VA, the concert was halted 8 songs into the Stones’ set after police received a bomb threat targeting the stage area. After a 45 minute search of the stage, the concert resumed.

2002: Mick Jagger donated $170,000 to his old grammar school in Dartford, U.K. for musical instruments and a band director.

1998: Bruce Springsteen went to court in the U.K. to prevent Masquerade Music from selling a compilation of recordings Springsteen made before he signed to Columbia Records titled Before the Fame. Springsteen would ultimately win the case.

1994: Eagles singer and guitarist Glenn Frey underwent abdominal surgery to relieve pain from diverticulitis at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, which caused the Eagles to postpone their Hell Freezes Over reunion tour for the remainder of the year.

1992: R.E.M. released their eighth studio album Automatic for the People which went on to reach number two on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell four million copies in the U.S.

1990: Queensryche peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Empire which went on to become their biggest selling album selling three million copies in the U.S.

1990: Billy Idol peaked at number fifty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his cover of The Doors’ “L.A. Woman”. It was Idol’s final single to chart in the U.S.

1980: Sex Pistols singer John Lydon was arrested in Dublin after allegedly getting involved in a barroom brawl. Lydon was later acquitted on appeal.

1964: The Beatles recorded “Eight Days a Week” in 13 takes at EMI Studios in London. It was the first time Lennon & McCartney went into the studio with an incomplete song & then finished it during the recording process.

Birthdays:
Kevin Cronin-singer for REO Speedwagon born in 1951
Tommy Stinson-bassist for The Replacements and Guns N’ Roses born in 1966

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/1/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for October 1, 2017:

 

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2005: Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley joined Pearl Jam onstage during their concert at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City for a rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”.

2004: Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M. & John Fogerty kicked off the Vote for Change tour in Philadelphia. This tour was a politically motivated tour & was held in swing states across the U.S.

2004: Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer died of a heart attack in Belleville, Ontario. He was 58 years old.

1992: Ozzy Osbourne began a two night stand in San Antonio at the Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum, Osbourne’s first concerts in San Antonio in a decade after his arrest for urinating on the Alamo.

1988: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Hate Myself for Loving You” which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S.

1987: Def Leppard kicked off the North American leg of their tour in support of Hysteria at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY. When the tour ended in October of 1988, they played 243 concerts, 172 in North America alone.

1977: Elton John became the first musician to be inducted into the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame.

1976: David Bowie moved out of the U.K. to live in West Berlin, Germany where he lived semi-reclusively for three years. He moved there to kick his cocaine addiction & during his time in West Berlin he began collaborating with Iggy Pop & Brian Eno.

1969: The Beatles released their eleventh studio album Abbey Road which went on to reach number one on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell twelve million copies in the U.S.

Birthdays:
Cub Koda-singer and guitarist for Brownsville Station born in 1948

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 9/30/17

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

 

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1998: ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Ramones singer Joey Ramone, Megadeth singer & guitarist Dave Mustaine, Joe Walsh & Matthew Sweet made cameo appearances on The Drew Carey Show.

1993: George Harrison and David Crosby made guest appearances on the season premiere of The Simpsons’ fifth season, which featured Homer Simpson in a barbershop quartet that made several references to The Beatles throughout the episode.

1989: Neil Young was the musical guest on the fifteenth season premiere of Saturday Night Live. Young performed “Rockin’ in the Free World”, “The Needle and the Damage Done” and “No More”.

1988: Van Halen kicked off the second leg of their tour in support on OU812 at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY.

1987: At the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, Roy Orbison filmed a television special A Black and White Night and was joined by special guests such as Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt and K.D. Lang.

1977: Foghat performed a benefit concert at the Palladium in New York City to help the New York Public Library buy a collection of rare blues albums for its Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.

1977: Ringo Starr released his sixth solo album Ringo The 4th which went on to peak at number 162 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Starr was shortly dropped from Atlantic Records after the release of this album.

1974: Sound technician Jay Sloatman got into a brawl with roadies for Lynyrd Skynyrd during a concert in Louisville, KY. The roadies believed that Sloatman deliberately cut the sound during the band’s set and said that Sloatman attacked them when he was asked to leave.

1971: Yes performed their first concert in with Rick Wakeman as their keyboardist at the De Monfront Hall in Leicester, U.K.

Birthdays:
Dewey Martin-drummer for Buffalo Springfield born in 1940
Marc Bolan-singer and guitarist for T. Rex born in 1947