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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

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/21/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for August 21, 2017:

2005: The Rolling Stones kicked off their tour in support of A Bigger Bang at Fenway Park in Boston. The tour would go on to be the biggest grossing tour of all time grossing over $550 million.

1995: R.E.M. filed a trademark infringement suit against the Hershey Food Corporation claiming they launched an unauthorized “Kit Kat/R.E.M. Concert” for free tickets and trips, alleging injury to business reputation, false advertising & deceptive practices.

1994: Metallica performed the final date on their three year tour in support of their self-titled fifth album at Bicentennial Park in Miami. During the concert, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford sang guest vocals on a rendition of Judas Priest’s “Rapid Fire”. While touring in support of Metallica, they performed over 300 concerts.

1992: Eric Clapton & Elton John began a co-headlining two night stand at Shea Stadium in Flushing, NY. Both concerts sold out in 90 minutes.

1982: Bono married longtime girlfriend Alison Stewart in Dublin, Ireland. Unlike most rock and roll marriages, the couple is still married to this day.

1982: Crosby, Stills and Nash peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Wasted on the Way” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.

1972: In Akron, OH, Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady was arrested for calling police officer “pigs”. Grace Slick was also maced & guitarist Paul Kantner was injured at the hands of Akron police officers.

1971: Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Sweet Hitch-Hiker” which was their final top ten single in the U.S.

1965: The Rolling Stones reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with Out of Our Heads which spent three weeks on top.

Birthdays:
Glenn Hughes-bassist for Deep Purple born in 1951
Joe Strummer-singer & guitarist for The Clash born in 1952
Steve Smith-drummer for Journey born in 1954

Live in Concert 8/27/17

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The headliner for this week’s Live in Concert presented by BMW of Columbus is ELO

 

After not only years, but decades of inactivity, E-L-O has had a total re-birth!

Back in 2014, BBC Radio 2 in London was staging their annual “Festival In A Day.” When they booked E-L-O to headline the festival, 50,000 tickets sold out in just 15 minutes! Since then, the band has enjoyed more success than any other time in their career!

This weekend, we’ll listen to that concert that rebooted E-L-O! It was captured live at Hyde Park in London on September 14th, 2104.

Don’t miss newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Electric Light Orchestra- they’re headlining this weekend’s Live in Concert!

This week’s setlist:

We’ll also hear classic live sets by:

The Pretenders
Recorded live in Los Angeles, CA, on 2/27/2003

Toto
Recorded live in Paris, France, on 3/27/2007

Billy Joel
Recorded live in New York, NY, on 6/3/1977

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/20/17

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

 

2005: At Iron Maiden’s final appearance on Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA, eggs were thrown at them, their sound was cut off & a stage invader ran onstage with an American flag all of which was orchestrated by Sharon Osbourne.

2000: Bon Jovi performed the final concert at the old Wembley Stadium in London. It was their fifth concert at the stadium & they were scheduled to be the first band to perform at the new Wembley Stadium in 2006, but delays in construction of the new stadium led their concerts to be moved.

1990: During an Aerosmith concert at London’s Marquee Club, Jimmy Page joined them onstage for a rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”.

1988: During Guns N’ Roses’ set at the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington, U.K., two fans died in a crowd surge while the group performed. Other acts on the bill included Iron Maiden, Kiss & David Lee Roth.

1983: Stevie Nicks peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Stand Back” which was her third top ten single as a solo artist.

1981: Bruce Springsteen’s concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena was a benefit performance for the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation and Mental Health Association.

1973: The Rolling Stones released “Angie” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart shortly after its release.

1969: Frank Zappa disbanded The Mothers of Invention and his reason is he’s “tired of playing for people who clap for all the wrong reasons”. They would re-form the following May.

1969: The Beatles finished recording “I Want You (She’s so Heavy)” at Abbey Road studios and worked on the running order for the album Abbey Road. This was the last time all of The Beatles were together in a recording studio.

Birthdays:
Robert Plant born in 1948
Phil Lynott-singer & bassist for Thin Lizzy born in 1949

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/19/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for August 19,2017:

 

2007: A concert in honor of late Boston singer Brad Delp was held at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston & featured performances by Godsmack, Extreme, RTZ & Boston.

2005: A bronze statue of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Lynott’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland.

1991: Judas Priest performed their last concert with Rob Halford for 13 years at the CNE Grandstand in Toronto. During the concert Halford was injured as he rode a motorcycle onstage when he collided with a drum riser hidden behind dry ice. Halford later returned to finish the concert.

1989: Bon Jovi headlined a bill at the Milton Keynes Bowl in the U.K. The bill also included Europe, Vixen & Skid Row. During Bon Jovi’s set, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry joined them onstage during their encore for a rendition of “Walk This Way”.

1980: Alice Cooper cancelled a scheduled concert at the CNE Grandstand in Toronto due to suffering an asthma attack, which led 1,400 fans to riot over Cooper’s no-show.

1980: Black Sabbath performed their last concert with original drummer Bill Ward in Minneapolis at the Metropolitan Sports Center. Ward would shortly be replaced by Vinny Appice. Ward would later re-join and leave the band multiple times over the next 30+ years.

1977: Alice Cooper began a two-night stand at The Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas where he recorded his first live album The Alice Cooper Show.

1969: Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and Jefferson Airplane appeared on The Dick Cavett Show.

1964: The Beatles kicked off their first full-fledged North American tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

Birthdays:
Ginger Baker-drummer for Cream born in 1939
Ian Gillian-singer for Deep Purple born in 1945
John Deacon-bassist for Queen born in 1951
Joey Tempest-singer for Europe born in 1963

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/18/17

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

 

1997: The Rolling Stones drove to a press conference at the Brooklyn Bridge in a 1955 Cadillac to announce their tour in support of Bridges to Babylon.

1992: Courtney Love gave birth to her only child with Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain. They had a daughter named Frances Bean.

1990: During Aerosmith’s set at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K., Jimmy Page joined Aerosmith onstage for a rendition of The Yardbirds’ “Train Kept A-Rollin’”. Other acts on the bill included Whitesnake & Poison.

1987: Aerosmith released their ninth studio album Permanent Vacation which was considered to be their “comeback” album. The album went on to peak at number eleven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sell five million copies in the U.S.

1986: Bon Jovi released their third album Slippery When Wet which went on to be their commercial breakthrough selling over 28 million copies worldwide to date.

1984: The fifth annual Monsters of Rock took place at Castle Donington in the U.K. AC/DC headlined a bill that included Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, & Motley Crue.

1983: The Police headlined a concert at Shea Stadium in New York City in front of 70,000 fans. The concert sold out in five hours. Also on the bill were Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and R.E.M.

1977: The Police performed their first concert as a three piece at Rebecca’s in Birmingham, U.K.

1973: Jethro Tull reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second and final time with A Passion Play which spent one week on top of the chart.

Birthdays:
Dennis Elliott-drummer for Foreigner born in 1950

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/17/17

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

 

2004: Chevrolet ended its 15 year association with Bob Seger whose song “Like A Rock” had been used in their commercials for its Silverado truck.

1999: Led Zeppelin topped a chart of a different kind, Britain’s most bootlegged musicians with 384 bootleg titles seized over the past 25 years.

1998: Carlos Santana was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

1991: AC/DC headlined the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. on a bill that included Metallica, Motley Crue, Queensryche & The Black Crowes. This was the first & only time in the festival’s history that every band on the bill had a Platinum album in the U.S.

1991: Nirvana filmed the music video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Culver City, CA. The video cost less than $50,000 to make & led MTV to favor alternative bands in place of pop metal bands.

1989: Pete Townshend smashed his hand during a Who concert at the Tacoma Dome, doing a windmill guitar riff during “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. After the concert Townshend was treated at Tacoma’s St. Joseph Hospital with cuts on his finger & palm.

1985: ZZ Top headlined the Monster of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. Other acts on the bill included Bon Jovi, Metallica & Ratt.

1974: Eric Clapton reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with his second solo album 461 Ocean Boulevard which spent four weeks on top of the chart.

1966: The Beatles created more controversy during a press conference in Toronto when John Lennon sided with American draft dodgers that moved to Canada rather than go to war in Vietnam.

Birthdays:
Sib Hashian-drummer for Boston born in 1949
Gilby Clarke-guitarist for Guns N’ Roses born in 1962

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/16/17

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

 

2005:  The reality television show Tommy Lee Goes to College premiered on NBC.  The show featured Lee attending the University of Nebraska and attempting to fit in.

1994:  New Orleans Municipal Judge John Shea dismissed Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder’s charges of public drunkenness & disturbing the peace from the previous November.  Vedder was out with Chicago White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell at a bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

1991:  Aerosmith re-signed with Columbia Records for a four album deal which came into effect in 1995 as they were still under contract with Geffen Records at the time.  The deal gave them a $10 million advance per album and 22% of royalties for album sales.

1991:  Van Halen kicked off their tour in support of For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge at the Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta.  Alice in Chains was the opening act on this tour.

1986:  Def Leppard performed their first concert in the U.K. since drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car accident at the Monsters of Rock festival.  The headliner was Ozzy Osbourne and other acts on the bill included the Scorpions and Motorhead.

1986:  David Lee Roth kicked off his first solo tour at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA.

1980:  The first Monsters of Rock festival was held in the U.K. at Castle Donington.  The festival was headlined by Rainbow and also featured Judas Priest, the Scorpions and April Wine.

1977:  Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor of his bathroom at Graceland.  The official cause of death was heart failure.  He was 42 years old.

1975:  Peter Gabriel announced his departure as the singer of Genesis to start a solo career.  Gabriel’s replacement would be drummer Phil Collins.

Birthdays:

Barry Hay-singer for Golden Earring born in 1948

Scott Asheton-drummer for The Stooges born in 1949

 

 

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/15/17

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

 

2001: Peter Frampton made a guest appearance on Family Guy. When Death visited Frampton’s house, Frampton said Death should be at Keith Richards’ house, which was a joke pitched by Frampton himself.

2000: Iman gave birth to her gave birth to her first child with David Bowie, a daughter named Alexandria Zahra Jones.

1997: Tony Nicole Tony Records filed a lawsuit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for alleged intentional interference with Peter Criss’ contract with the label. The lawsuit claimed Simmons & Stanley convinced Criss to break his contract with the label.

1987: Sammy Hagar peaked at number fourteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with I Never Said Goodbye which was the only solo album Hagar released when he was in Van Halen.

1987: Keith Richards entered Le Studio in Montreal to begin work on his debut solo album Talk is Cheap which would be released in October of 1988.

1983: Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four hour emergency brain surgery to remove blood clots after being kicked in the head repeatedly in a fight. The Ramones would name their next album Too Tough to Die in his honor.

1981: Pat Benatar reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Precious Time which spent one week on top of the chart.

1980: George Harrison published his first book I Me Mine which was a collection of song lyrics and reflections on his religious beliefs.

1969: The first Woodstock Festival kicked off in White Lake, NY. It was attended by over 400,000 concertgoers & featured acts such as Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Santana, the Grateful Dead, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Mountain, Joe Cocker, The Band, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young & Jimi Hendrix.

Birthdays:
Pete York-drummer for the Spencer Davis Group born in 1942
Jimmy Webb-songwriter born in 1946
Tommy Aldridge-drummer for Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake & Thin Lizzy born in 1950

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/14/17

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

 

2008: Jackson Browne sued Republican Party presidential candidate John McCain and the Republican National Committee over unauthorized use of his song “Running on Empty” in a McCain campaign commercial in Ohio.

2004: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts announced that he was being treated for throat cancer.

2003: The Northeast Blackout of 2003 caused Bob Dylan, The Stooges & the Aerosmith/Kiss co-headlining tour to cancel tonight’s scheduled concerts.

1999: Former Van Halen and Extreme singer Gary Cherone received the Courage Award from the American Life League for his stance against abortion.

1993: Freddie Mercury posthumously reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first and only time as a solo artist with “Living on My Own” which spent two weeks on top of the chart.

1974: Neil Peart made his live debut as Rush’s drummer at a concert at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh opening for Uriah Heep & Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

1971: Rod Stewart released “Maggie May” which went on to become his first number one single in the U.S.

1970: Stephen Stills was arrested for possession of cocaine and barbiturates after being found crawling in a motel hallway in La Jolla, CA.

1966: The Beatles played the first rock concert held at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium before 24,000 people.

Birthdays:
David Crosby born in 1941