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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 10/12/17

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

 

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

 

1991: The final Day on the Green festival presented by Bill Graham before his death took place at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland. Metallica was the headliner & the bill also included Queensryche, Faith No More & Soundgarden.

1991: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their fourth appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Into the Great Wide Open” and “Kings Highway”.

1987: Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider announced that he was leaving the band. Snider later reunited with Twisted Sister ten years later.

1982: The Who performed the first of two nights at New York City’s Shea Stadium on their farewell tour. The Clash opened for The Who at these two concerts.

1979: During a Jethro Tull concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, a fan threw a rose to singer Ian Anderson, which struck his face & the thorn tore his right eye.

1978: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious called the police when he discovered his girlfriend Nancy Spungeon was stabbed at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City. He would be arrested and charged with murder.

1975: Rod Stewart performed his final concert with The Faces at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.

1971: Gene Vincent, best known for “Be-Bop-A-Lula” died of a perforated ulcer in California while visiting his father. He was 36 years old.

1969: A student at Eastern Michigan University called in to a Detroit radio station to play The Beatles’ “Revolution #9” backwards which the student said he heard a voice saying “turn me on dead man” and concluded that it referred to Paul McCartney.

1968: Big Brother and the Holding Company reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Cheap Thrills their second album and last with Janis Joplin which spent eight non-consecutive weeks at number one.

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock: 10/8/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for October 8, 2017:

 

More of today’s rock history lesson:

 

1989: After Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood alleged that The Who only reformed for money, Pete Townshend said “Mick needs a lot more than I do. His last album was a flop.” in reference to the Stones’ Dirty Work released three years earlier.

1988: Def Leppard reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Love Bites” which was their fifth single off of their album Hysteria. The song spent one week on top of the chart.

1988: Cheap Trick peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of “Don’t Be Cruel” which was the first Elvis Presley cover to reach the Top 10 in the U.S. since Presley’s death.

1988: U2 reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first time with “Desire” which spent one week on top of the chart. The song would go on to reach number three in the U.S.

1988: Metallica peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with …And Justice for All which was their first album to reach the top ten in the U.S. & would go on to sell eight million copies in the U.S.

1983: The Police peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “King of Pain” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.

1979: Fleetwood Mac released their first double album Tusk the follow-up to Rumours. They released it weeks ahead of schedule as songs mysteriously popped up on radio.

1966: Cream drummer Ginger Baker collapsed during a concert at Sussex University in the U.K. after a twenty minute drum solo on “Toad”.

1964: Ringo Starr passed his driving test shortly before The Beatles began their first sessions for recording “I Feel Fine”.

Birthdays:
Johnny Ramone-guitarist for The Ramones born in 1948

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/22/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for August 22, 2017:

1992: The Police performed together for the first time in six years at Sting’s wedding reception. Sting married longtime girlfriend Trudie Styler on the 20th.

1992: Nearly a year after its initial release, Pearl Jam peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their debut album Ten which spent four weeks at number two.

1987: Bon Jovi headlined the eighth annual Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. on a bill that also included Dio, Metallica, & Cinderella. During Bon Jovi’s set, Paul Stanley of Kiss, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden & Dee Snider of Twisted Sister joined them onstage for a rendition of “We’re An American Band”.

1987: The Grateful Dead peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with In the Dark which was their highest charting album & go on to sell two million copies in the U.S.

1981: Foreigner’s fourth album appropriately titled 4 reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first of ten non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.

1977: Peter Frampton began a three night stand at Madison Square Garden. All three concerts were sold out.

1970: Cosmo’s Factory by Credence Clearwater Revival reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart at the start of a nine week run on top.

1970: Derek and the Dominos entered Criteria Studios in Miami to begin recording their first and only album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

1970: Elton John signed with MCA Records’ Uni subsidiary in the U.S. at the invitation of label boss Russ Regan.

Birthdays:
John Lee Hooker born in 1917
Donna Godchaux-singer for Grateful Dead born in 1947
Vernon Reid-guitarist for Living Colour born in 1958
Layne Staley-singer for Alice in Chains born in 1967

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EAST ALABAMA STAR QUALIFIERS!

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Congratulations to the East Alabama Star competition qualifiers! Now, it’s time for the Finals this Saturday, July 1 at Buck Wild Saloon in Smiths Station.

Derailed in Auburn on Saturday June, 24:

  • Lauren Moore of Auburn, AL
  • Stacy Sims of Auburn, AL
  • Sarah Parsons of Auburn, AL

Locals on Summerville on Saturday, June 10:

  • Dylan Marler of Phenix City, AL
  • Mike Holt of Columbus, GA
  • Alexis Calhoun of Phenix City, AL

Happy “Ours” in Salem, June 9:

  • Niki Kelley of Opelika, AL
  • David Howe of Salem, AL
  • Brandy Butler of Beulah, AL

Locals on Summerville on Saturday, June 3:

  • McKensy Blaylock of Smiths Station, AL
  • Amber Fergason of Phenix City, AL
  • Samantha Thornton of Phenix City, AL

Rockin’ Robin’s on Friday, June 2:

  • Donald Jenkins of Opelika, AL
  • Levi Lewis of Auburn, AL
  • Kenny Ray of Opelika, AL

Buck Wild’s Saloon on Thursday, June 1:

  • Morgan Rodriguez of Columbus, GA
  • Jason Alford of Smith’s Station, AL
  • Donald Mustard of Dothan, AL

Happy “Ours” on Friday, May 25:

  • Tammy Moody of Phenix City, AL
  • Barbara Bottoms of Salem, AL
  • Donna Patterson of Valley, AL

Locals on Summerville on Saturday, May 20:

  • Cailey Huckaby of Smiths Station, AL
  • Aaron Dawson of Phenix City, AL
  • Phil Hebert of Smiths Station, AL

Rockin’ Robin’s on Friday, May 19:

  • Brooklyn Bailey – Opelika, AL
  • David Corry – Alexander City, AL
  • Dale Hodnett – Opelika, AL

Buck Wild’s Saloon on Thursday, May 18:

  • Tracy Adamson – Roanoke, AL
  • Marsha Coulter– Valley, AL
  • Brett Gehrs – Fortson, GA

All qualifiers are heading to the East Alabama Star Finals on July 1!

Enter, compete and you can instantly be on your way to be crowned the first ever East Alabama Star! Click HERE for details and entry forms.

ROD STEWART NEXT UP ON THE WINGS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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The Wings Summer Concert Series continues with your chance to win tickets to see Rod Stewart in concert.

Wings 94.3 along with Pepsi, Four Seasons Federal Credit Union and Gil’s Auto Sales are giving four lucky Wings listeners a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Rod Stewart….along with special guest Cyndi Lauper….live in concert  at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Sunday July 9.

Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper in concert, part of the Wings Summer Concert Series……from the radio station sending you to see the classic artists in person – Wings 94.3.