Thursday, October 21, 2010


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
For Your Life - Led Zeppelin - Presence
50 Year Void - The Lemon Pipers - The Best Of

The Odd Sock
I’m Sailing Away - Eric Cartman

Alone Again Or - Love - Best of
More Than Love - The Loved Ones - Magic Box
Maggie May - John Lennon - Ascot

Stuff You Left In Your Pockets
Helpless Blues – John Lee Hooker
Give Me Back My Wig – Hound Dog & The House Rockers
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes - Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra
This Is Out Last Night Together – Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
I Got Some Outside Help - BB King
The Very Thought Of You- Albert King

3-Piece Suit
Grab & Snatch & Hold - Chain
Now I’m Free - Sid Rumpo
Forty Days & Forty Nights - Sid Rumpo
Sweet Marie - Dutch Tilders
Do What You Wanna Do - Chain
Roberta - Matt Taylor
My Soul’s On Fire - Alta Mira - Garrison – The Last Blow (part 2) recorded between 6th & 10th June 1973

Gealach Solas (Moonlight) - Eden MacKenzie - Living In A Clock
Time Machine (Spirits In TheLightning) - Eden MacKenzie - Living In A Clock
I Know She Will - The Zombies - Time Of The Zombies

Quote – “
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune - Kin Hubbard

ON THIS DAY – 27th October

Intros & Outtros (Births & Deaths)

· Cleo Laine, jazz singer

· Floyd Cramer, singer

· Alma Gluck died on this day

· Dallas Frazier

· Philip Catherine
· Lee Greenwood, country singer

· Byron Allred, keyboard player for Steve Miller Band
· Garry Tallent, bassist for The ’E’ Street Band

· Ken Downing, guitarist for Judas Priest

· Peter Dodd, guitarist with The Thompson Twins

· Hazel Dean (Hazel Dean Poole), singer
· Simon Le Bon, vocals for Duran Duran

· Eddie Hind from Picnic at the Whitehouse

· Scott Weiland, singer from Stone Temple Pilots

· Oliver Nelson died on this day

· Marc Bolan’s first performing partner, Steve Peregrine Took choked to death on a cherry stone after some magic mushrooms he had eaten numbed all sensations in his throat

· Kelly Osbourne, singer and daughter of Ozzie Osbourne


· The first published reference to the term “Jazz” appeared in Variety

· R&B singer Clarence Henry released Ain’t Got No Home. Clarence earned the name Frogman due to his unusual singing style

· The Crickets sat at no. 1 on the UK singles charts for 3 weeks with That’ll Be The Day

· Ben E. King completed his first recordings as a solo artist after leaving The Drifters - Spanish Harlem and Stand By Me

· The Rolling Stones made their first recording at Curly Clayton Studios, in Highbury, London

· Peter, Paul & Mary held the top 2 spots on the US album charts with Peter, Paul & Mary and In The Wind

· The Supremes released Come See About Me

· The Four Tops achieved their only no. 1 UK single with Reach Out, I’ll Be There

· Black Sabbath played their first-ever live show in US when they kicked of a 16-date tour at Glassboro State College
· Jesus Christ Superstar was released with a presentation at St Peters Lutheran Church in New York. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber interpreted the music as it played. The LP featured Ian Gillan as Jesus Christ and Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene

· Gladys Knight & The Pips started 2 weeks at no. 1 in the US with Midnight Train To Georgia

· Bruce Springsteen appeared on the covers of both Newsweek and Time, a move which embarrassed both magazines. Rock Chronicle edited by Dan Formento states, “The magazines spotlight Springsteen as a typical example of how publicists and the media can create a rock star, regardless of his talent. It becomes apparent that the two weekly giants have simply added to the hype they fervently criticise The publicity accelerates Bruce’s career”

· Baccara hit no. 1 in the UK with Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

· Elton John collapsed onstage at Hollywoods’ Universal Ampitheatre suffering from exhaustion

· At a Grateful Dead concert in Berkeley the band allocated a specific area for recording bootleg copies of the show
· Big Country’s album, Steel Town, was no. I in the UK

· Paul McCartney released Pretty Little Head

· U2 bassist, Adam Clayton, was convicted by a Dublin court of a drink driving charge of being 2 times the legal limit. He was fined £500 and banned from driving for a year

· Michael Waite from Musical Youth was jailed for 4 years after being found guilty of taking part in a robbery
· Paul Simon started 2 weeks at no. 1 on the UK album charts with The Rhythm of the Saints, his 3rd UK no. 1 solo album
· Janet Jackson topped the charts with Black Cat

· E.M.F. were named Best British Group at the Smash Hits Poll Winners’ Awards. Kylie Minogue won Worst Female Singer award

· Bo Diddley took his ex-manager to court claiming he had taken $75,000 through unauthorised personal expenses

· Gloria Estefan performed for Pope John II as part of the celebrations for his 50th year in the priesthood. She was the first pop star to have received a request to perform for the pope

· Bruce Springsteen performed at a rally in the Federal Building in Westwood

· 34-year-old John Hector was arrested in Toronto and charged with criminal harassment after stalking U2 bassist Adam Clayton

· Coldplay kicked off an 11-date UK tour at the Liverpool Royal Court Theatre

· Lonnie Donnegan received an MBE for his services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered skiffle in the 50s and inspired a generation of teenagers to start bands

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Diamond Rhyme - Heritage - Masque
Bricks & Mortar - The Jam - In The City

The Odd Sock
Windows ‘95

Jump Start - Jethro Tull - Best of
Too Many Years - Jefferson Airplane - Jefferson Airplane
Wonderboy - The Kinks - Ultimate Collection

Stuff You Left In Your Pockets
Gypsy Woman – Muddy Waters
Gloomy Sunday – Billie Holiday
Chicks Is Wonderful - Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra
Little John Special – Lucky Milliner
Honeydripper - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Right Now - Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry

3-Piece Suit
I Can’t Say What I Mean - Ariel
Rock ‘n’ Roll Scars - Ariel
Roll That Reefer - Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band
The Prefect - Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band
Out In The Suburbs - Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band
Revolution - Skyhooks
Smut - Skyhooks
Saturday Night Skyhooks - A Reefer Derci (part 2)

Duplex Planet - Ed Kuepper - The Blue House
Ride of Bonanza Jellybean - kd lang - Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
Battle Of Evermore - Led Zeppelin - Boxed Set

Stragglin’ Behind - The Lemon Pipers - The Best Of
Oh My Love - John Lennon - Ascot
Nothin’s Fallin’ - Nils Lofgren - Damaged Goods

Quote – “That rap stuff is noise pollution” - Keifer Sutherland

ON THIS DAY – 13th October

Intros & Outtros (Births & Deaths)

· Chris Farlowe (John Henry Deighton), singer

· Paul Simon, singer / songwriter, half of Simon & Garfunkel

· Robert Lamm, singer & keyboard player with Chicago

· Sammy Hagar, singer with Montrose and Van Halen, solo artist

· Peter David Spencer with Smokie

· Craig McGregor with Foghat

· Simon Nicol with Fairport Convention

· Marie Osmond singer, member of The Osmonds

· Joey Belladonna from Anthrax

· Rod Marche, guitarist with Jo Boxers

· TV host Ed Sullivan died on this day

· Shirley Brickley, founding member of The Orlons, died of gunshot wounds on this day at the age of 32

· Ashanti Douglas, singer from Ashanti

· Ricky Wilson, guitarist for The B-52s, died of complications from AIDS on this day at the age of 32


· Frank Sinatra sat at no. 1 on the US album charts for 5 weeks with Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely\
· Gene Vincent recorded Say Mama
· A Billboard feature on The Teddy Bears noted, ”18-year-old Phil Spector, who wrote and arranged their hit “To Know Him Is To Love Him”, is studying to be a court reporter”

· Don Everly collapsed onstage at the Prince of Wales Theatre during rehearsals for a 22-date UK tour. He was flown back to the US for treatment while brother Phil did the tour solo
· Frank Ifield, born in Coventry England, but who spent his childhood in Dural, New South Wales, Australia, scored a UK no. 1 hit on his return to his homeland with I Remember You

· The Beatles made their debut as top of the bill on ITV’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium. The resulting chaos from this performance was the source of the term Beatlemania, as fans battled police to get to the theatre. The live television broadcast was viewed by 15 million British viewers

· The Who recorded My Generation

· Janis Joplin’s ashes were scattered at sea off Stinson Beach, Marin County, California

· The Rolling Stones were no. 1 on the US album charts with for 4 weeks with Goat’s Head Soup, their 4th US no. 1

· Neil Young underwent successful surgery to remove an object from his vocal chords

· Michael Jackson went to no. 1 on the US singles charts with Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, his 2nd solo no. 1
· The Police were no. 1 in the UK for 4 weeks with their 2nd album, Regatta De Blanc
· 2 album charts were published in UK due to a change in the method of collation. The 2 no. 1s were Eat To The Beat (Blondie) and Regatta De Blanc (Police)
· Supertramp released Take The Long Way Home
· Chaka Kahn and Rufus enter the soul charts with Do You Love What You Feel?

· AC/DC receive platinum for Back In Black

· Stevie Wonder started 3 weeks at no. 1 on the US charts with I Just Called To Say I Love You, his 7th US no 1
· U2 scored their 2nd UK no. 1 album with The Unforgettable Fire

· Australian Nick Cave was gaoled for 2 days in New York on suspicion of being a potential vagrant

· Billy Joel released Storm Front

· George Michael went to no. 1 on the US charts with Praying For Time, his 6th US solo no. 1

· The Patti Smyth and Don Henley single, Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough was certified gold
· The US Supreme Court did not reinstate lawsuits alleging that Ozzy Osbourne’s music prompted the suicides of two teenagers

· Rapper Tupac Shakur was released after 8 months in gaol for groping and fondling a woman in a New York hotel room

· The Crossraods Centre in Antiqua, a $6.5 million addiction recovery centre underwritten by Eric Clapton, opened. The centre offered a 29-day intensive recovery program for $9,000, but those who couldn’t pay were expected to work off the debt after treatment. Clapton said he would offer his experience and would work directly with patients from time to time

· BBC radio DJ, Johnny Walker was convicted of possession of cocaine and fined £2000. Set up by News of the World who filmed him with the drug, he was later reinstated by Radio 2 who had suspended him after the incident

· UK newspaper The Mirror reported that Toni Braxton pulled out of this year’s US MOBO Awards after one of her breast implants exploded. A spokesperson from Arista said ”We don’t comment on our artist’s personal lives.”

· A 29-year-old man was arrested by Dutch police on suspicion of sending indecent and threatening messages to Spice GirlsMel C. The mail was alleged to be sexually explicit and included a death threat

· UK rock band MUSE took legal action against Celine Dion after she announced that her forthcoming Las Vegas show would be called “Muse”. Singer Matt Bellamy from the band said, ”we don’t want anyone to think we’re Celine Dion’s backing band”