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FRIDAY!
Dec. 19, 2014 12:34 pm

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Houses of The Holy.

Today is Oatmeal Muffin Day and Look For An Evergreen Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Elvis singles hold a record 10 chart positions on Billboard's Hot 100 chart today.

1978: ABC-TV airs the special The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait.
1980: Nine To Five , starring Dolly Parton in her first major movie role, opens in theaters.
1996: Lubbock, TX, renames Avenue H as Buddy Holly Avenue in honor of its native son.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New stuff opening nationwide today includes the reboot of the movie Annie (PG), Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) and The Gambler ®. There's not too much new stuff to see but click here for the rest.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Earth, Wind & Fire is among the performers on this year's edition of the CBS special A Home for the Holidays tonight. The show will feature uplifting stories about real-life families whose lives have been changed by adoption from foster care, as well as a segment on the more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S., waiting for a "forever family." Click here for a preview.

LOVE ON LETTERMAN! Darlene Love is set to make her final annual pre-Christmas appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight. She's performed her signature holiday hit, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on the last Late Show episode before Christmas nearly every year since 1993. Click here to watch a video montage of her past performances on the show.

HARRISON GETS A GRAMMY! George Harrison, The Bee Gees and Buddy Guy are among the artists set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization's Special Merit Awards ceremony, a special event held during Grammy Week. The Grammys will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8. Get the details.

THURSDAY THINGYS!
Dec. 18, 2014 9:18 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Florida, and Indiana.

Today is Bake Cookies Day and National Suckling Pig Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1961: Chubby Checker's "The Twist" becomes the longest charting single at 23 weeks on the Hot 100.
1964: Sam Cooke's funeral brings 200,000 fans to Chicago to mourn his death.
1971: Jerry Lee Lewis divorces his cousin-wife Myra Gale Brown.
1975: Rod Stewart officially leaves the Faces to begin a solo career.
1978: Led Zeppelin completes work on what would be their last album, In Through The Out Door .
1982: Hall and Oates officially surpass the Everly Brothers as the biggest duo of all time.
2004: The guitar used by George Harrison while recording Revolver fetches almost $600,000 at auction.

JOAN JETT OPENING FOR THE WHO! Joan Jett & the Blackhearts are set to open for The Who when they kick off the North American legs of their 50th anniversary trek, The Who Hits 50! which kicks off April 15 in Tampa, Florida. Click here for the itinerary.

ROCKIN' BACHMAN! Randy Bachman's new album, Heavy Blues, is set for an April 2015 release. It will feature appearances by a variety of guest guitarists including Neil Young and Peter Frampton. Bachman will likely launch a 2015 tour in support of the album as well. Get the details.

MUST HAVE TOYS! Every year, the holidays promote the must have item for Christmas. This year it's anything that has to do with the movie Frozen. I have yet to see the movie and probably never will. Click here to take a look back at some of the "must have" toys of the past 25 years..


WEDNESDAY!
Dec. 17, 2014 9:09 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: none

Today is National Maple Syrup Day!

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1954: Bill Haley & His Comets' "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" becomes the first  rock and roll single to hits the British charts.
1955: Carl Perkins writes "Blue Suede Shoes," and records it within 48 hours.
1965: Judy Garland and The Supremes perform at the grand opening of the Houston Astrodome.
1967: The Beatles' throw a party in London for the secretaries of their Fan Club.
1969: Tiny Tim marries Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show.
1970: The Beach Boys play a Royal Command Performance for Princess Margaret at the Royal Albert Hall.
1982: The Who plays what was supposed to be their "farewell" concert at Maple Leaf Gardens.

BILLY JOEL HOUSE HUNT! Billy Joel is house hunting in Palm Beach, Florida. He recently unloaded his oceanfront home in the Hamptons for $19 million, as well as his two Manhattan condos. Click here to find out who convinced him that Florida is the place to be.

KINKS BOXED! Included in the recently released Kinks Anthology box set are extensive liner notes and rare photos, in addition to the 5-disc compilation gathers remastered versions of many of the group's best-known songs, along with album gems, demos, alternate mixes, studio outtakes, live performances and more. He'll be singing copies of the set, but you'll have to be in London tomorrow. Get more details.

ROGER DALTRY ILL! The Who has been forced end the European leg of its 50th anniversary tour. Roger Daltrey has a throat infection and has been ordered by doctors to rest his voice. The final two 2014 concerts at London's O2 Arena this week have been rescheduled for March 22 and March 23, after which The Who launches a North American Tour. Get the itinerary.

HOW TO DECORATE A CHRISTMAS TREE! Check out a short video on how to decorate a Christmas tree in about one second. Click here for some Christmas magic


TUESDAVE!
Dec. 16, 2014 9:20 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia Answer is: 49.

Today is National Chocolate Anything Day. Anything? How about Ramen?

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Elvis leaves the Louisiana Hayride after 50 appearances on the radio show.
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono place stark black-and-white billboards in eleven international cities proclaiming "WAR IS OVER!"
1974: Mick Taylor announces that  he's leaving The Rolling Stones.
1974: Mott The Hoople disband.
1981: Ray Charles is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1983: The Who officially breaks up -- for the first time.

ROCK HALL INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED! Green Day and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are among six acts that have been selected to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. In addition, Ringo Starr will be presented with the Award for Musical Excellence. The induction ceremony is set for April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. See the list of the class of 2015.

CELEBRITY SUE-AGE! Charlie Sheen is defending himself against accusations that he assaulted a dental technician. He blames his actions on an adverse reaction to the nitrous oxide while in the chair. A lawsuit filed by the dental assistant claims Sheen grabbed her chest and came at her with a knife. Get the dirty details.

MOST LIKED CELEBRITY! A list of the "Most Liked Celebrities" for 2014 is out and of the over one thousand people surveyed, Tom Hanks landed at #2 followed by Sandra Bullock, Betty White and Will Smith. So who topped the list of "Most Liked Celebrities" in the U.S.? Click here to find out and see the entire list of 25 names.

PAIN IN THE GUT! For twelve years a man from Kazakhstan had suffered needlessly from stomach pain all because a surgeon forgot to remove a 7 inch long pair of scissors after an operation. The man finally went in to get it checked out after losing his appetite and a bunch of weight.  Click here for the x-ray.

SKITTLES MAN! Check out a short documentary about David, a man made entirely out of Skittles. Click here to view the sad tale of Skittles man.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS! Is there someone in your neighborhood you've dubbed Clark Griswald because of the obnoxious Christmas decorations adorning his house? Click here for some more over the top decorations that might give your neighbor a run for his money.

MONDAY!
Dec. 15, 2014 8:59 am

Today is Bill Of Rights Day and National Lemon Cupcake Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1944: US Army Major and bandleader Glenn Miller's plane disappears in thick fog somewhere over the English Channel. The fate of Miller and his passengers, en route to play a Christmas concert in Paris with his Air Force band, has never been determined.
1967: In Paris, The Beach Boys have their own audience with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1968: Grace Slick appears on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in blackface.
1969: UNICEF holds a "Peace For Christmas" charity concert in London.

MICK'S MEMOIR! In his new memoir, Mick Fleetwood shares his personal and professional triumphs and trials he experienced as a founding member of his famous band. Despite the candid nature of some of the recollections in the tome, he does not consider Play On to be a tell-all book. Get the dirty details. Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac's 2014 tour winds down this Saturday in Tampa, Florida.

MOTOWN PLAYS THE WHITE HOUSE! The Temptations and The Four Tops were on a holiday tour of the White House last Friday and after visiting with President Obama  they also treated some people who were also were touring the White House's East Room for a surprise performance. Click here for the performance.

BILL COSBY UPDATE! Bill Cosby broke his silence Friday to urge the media to remain "neutral" over all the rumors running rampant over allegations of rape and sex abuse. Meanwhile, the list of women coming forward with accusations continues to grow with the latest being Beverly Johnson who claims Cosby drugged her at his home in the mid-1980s. Get the latest.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Only two new movies managed to debut in the box off ice top 10 over the weekend and one of those topped the list. Was it Top Five of Exodus: Gods And Kings. Click here for the answer.

SANTA BATHROOM DECOR! Need some holiday cheer in the bathroom? How about some unique Santa decorations? Click here to order now!


FINALLY FRIDAY!
Dec. 12, 2014 10:14 am

Today is National Ding-A-Ling Day and Poinsettia Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1901: Guglielmo Marconi recieves the first trans-Atlantic wireless radio signal.
1961: Mike Douglas begins his TV talk show in Cleveland, OH.
1963: The LP John Fitzgerald Kennedy - A Memorial Album becomes the fastest-selling album in history.

1966: Pink Floyd performs their first concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.
1969: The Magic Christian premieres in London.
1974: The Rolling Stones begin recording their Black and Blue album.
1980: Marie Osmond's solo variety series, Marie, premieres on NBC.
1985: Dionne Warwick is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2001: The state of Nevada declares today Frank Sinatra Day.

DECKING DARYL'S HALL! On December 31, Daryl Hall will host Daryl's Rock 'N Soul New Year's Eve, a live-streaming event that you can purchase access to at his website. Hall will perform and a portion of the proceeds will go to the City of Hope medical research and treatment center.
Tickets are on sale now. Click for the details.

MOST PLAYED ON JUKEBOXES! TouchTunes, the company that maintains a network of more than 60,000 jukeboxes at bars and restaurants across the nation, is out with its list of the most played artists of 2014 and AC/DC is ranked at #2. Lynyrd Skynyrd landed at #5 and The Rolling Stones come in at #8. Click here to see the top 10.

COOKIES FOR SANTA! If you're one of the many who leaves cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve, you may have wondered how many cookies does Santa really need? Well now you can find out with this handy info-graphic that breaks it all down for you and reveals how Santa maintains his waistline.

THURSDAVE!
Dec. 11, 2014 9:39 am

Today is National Noodle Ring Day. Click on the link to find out how to celebrate.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis marries his 14-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown.
1960: Aretha Franklin makes her stage debut at New York's Village Vanguard.
1964: Sam Cooke is shot and killed under mysterious circumstances at a hotel in Los Angeles.

1966: Brian Epstein offers to manage Little Richard. The offer is rejected.
1967: NBC airs the Nancy Sinatra TV special Movin' With Nancy .
1968: The Rolling Stones film their Rock and Roll Circus TV special.
1972: Genesis plays its first-ever US show at Massachusetts' Brandeis University.

HIGHEST PAID MUSICIANS 2014! The Eagles are perched at #3 Forbes magazine's annual list of the highest paid musicians with earnings of $100 million, thanks to last year's History of the Eagles tour. Finishing in fourth place behind the Eagles is Bon Jovi, followed by Bruce Springsteen at #5. Click here to see who topped the list.

BRIAN WILSON CONCERT! Brian Wilson will tape a special concert in Vegas tomorrow. The special will air in 2015 on public television and the AXS TV channel and will feature performances of songs from Wilson's upcoming solo album as well as classic Beach Boys tunes. Click here for a short rehearsal video.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New stuff to check out this weekend include Exodus: Gods and Kings (PG-13), After The Fall ® and Inherent Vice ®. It sounds like a slow weekend at the movin' picture show. Click here for the rest of the new stuff.

END OF THE WORLD! This cannot be good. To be thoroughly depressed, check out seven ways the world could end by clicking here.

WEDNESDAVE!
Dec. 10, 2014 9:03 am

Today is Human Rights Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1927: The WSM Barn Dance debuts as "The Grand Ole Opry."
1959: The Platters' are acquitted of of "aiding and abetting prostitution, lewdness and assignation."
1963: Donny Osmond makes his debut with the Osmonds on The Andy Williams Show .
1965: The Grateful Dead perform their first concert at the Fillmore Auditorium.
1967: The Steve Miller Blues Band drops "Blues" from their name.
1967: Otis Redding is killed in a plane crashes into a lake in Madison
1980: The body of John Lennon is cremated.
1985: Chuck Negron is fired from Three Dog Night.
1991: Alan Freed is posthumously awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

FACEBOOK MOST MENTIONED! Facebook is out with its top 10 lists for 2014 and some of most-mentioned entertainers on the social media site include Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. Facebook also has lists of the most-discussed songs and movies of 2014. Click here to see the lists.

THE "REAL" JIM MORRISON!
The Doors are out with a home video titled Feast of Friends, available now on DVD and Blu-ray. It includes footage from the never-completed movie of the same name focusing on and filmed in 1968. The group's surviving members say the film gives fans a chance to see the real Jim Morrison. Click here to watch the trailer.

SMARTPHONES RUIN RELATIONSHIPS? According to a recent poll of 143 women in committed relationships, almost three quarters believe that their phones are coming between them and their partners. "Technoference" happens when a person texts or looks at their smartphone during a conversation. The researchers suggest that if people are serious about their relationships, they'll mute their phones or simply leave them at home. Yeah like that'll happen. Click here for how smartphones devalue people.

FAKE INVENTIONS! Check out nine revolutionary inventions that were never made. And probably for good reason. My favorite is the Chicken Wing Ice Cream. Click here to see the fakes.


THURSDAY THINGS!
Dec. 4, 2014 9:02 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer: Richard Lewis.

Today is Santa's List Day and Wear Brown Shoes Day. I have the brown shoes thing covered. Now I just hope I'm on Santa's "nice" list.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash record what would become famously known as the "Million Dollar Quartet" sessions.
1980: Led Zeppelin officially disbands following the death of John Bonham.
1988: Roy Orbison plays his last concert in Akron, OH. He dies two days later.

ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS! Mariah Carey helped usher in the Christmas season last night on the NBC special Christmas in Rockefeller Center. The special also featured Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performing a duet of "Winter Wonderland." All the musical guests then helped count down the lighting of this year's tree, an 85-foot tall Norway spruce. Get the recap.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New stuff to checkout in theaters tomorrow include Yellowbird (PG), Black or White (PG-13) and the new horror flick The Pyramid ®. My pick of the week has to be the new Nic Cage movie Dying of the Light. Click here for the rest of the new stuff.

RINGO DUMPING HOMES! Ringo Starr has put his 15.8-acre Colorado ranch up for sale for $3.85 million. He's also trying to sell his eight-bedroom, seven-bath mansion in Surrey, England. If you have some spare chump change, the rumored asking price is $23 million. Check out the pad by clicking here.

JAMES BOND'S CARS! Check out an info-graphic tracing the history of cars driven by James Bond. My favorite is the Citroen. Click here for the cars.

WEDNESDAY WACKINESS!
Dec. 3, 2014 9:14 am

Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1960: Camelot , featuring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, opens in New York City.
1961: The Beatles meet Brian Epstein for the first time, at his Liverpool record store.
1965: Keith Richards is electrocuted and knocked unconscious during a Stones concert in Sacramento.
1966: The Monkees make their stage debut in Honolulu.
1967: The Supremes guest star on "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's TV special.
1968: Elvis' "comeback" TV special airs on NBC.
1977: After a record 29 weeks at #1 on Billboard 's album chart, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is replaced by Linda Ronstadt's Simple Dreams LP.
1979: Eleven people are trampled to death before The Who concert at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum.
1991: Alan Freed is awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

U2 TOUR! U2 has just announced a tour for 2015. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour will include 19 cities worldwide and tickets go on sale Monday, December 8. The tour begins May 14, in Vancouver, BC, and is scheduled to wrap in November in Paris. Get the itinerary.

WEALTHIEST MUSICIANS! Wealth-X is out with a list of what it says are the world's wealthiest recording artists and unbelieivable Paul McCartney doesn't top the list. Sir Paul only has a meager $660 million fortune. Rapper and entrepreneur Dr. Dre came in third place with an estimated $650 million. So who topped the list? Click here to find out.

NO SPILL BEER! Have you ever wondered why beer is harder to spill than soft drinks or coffee? Apparently it has anti-sloshing properties. Click here to watch a demonstration why beer is hard to spill.


TUESDAY!
Dec. 2, 2014 9:41 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Badge

Today is National Fritters Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1959: Bobby Darin is the subject on This Is Your Life.
1964: Ringo Starr has his tonsils removed.
1969: George Harrison joins the Delaney and Bonnie and Friends tour.
1969: Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes is kidnapped by the caretaker of her Hollywood apartment.
1979: Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge get divorced.
1981: The Broadway musical Dreamgirls, loosely based on the life of the Supremes, opens on Broadway.

KINKS REUNION RUMOR! Ray Davies recently revealed that a Kinks reunion may have to wait a bit, and new music from the band could be on the way. Asked about the possibility of the band touring in 2015, Davies said that he still needs to discuss that with his brother Dave. Meanwhile, a new five-CD Kinks box set will be released on December 16. Get the details.

BEST ALBUM OF 2014! Rolling Stone is out with its annual "50 Best Albums List." Coming in at #2 is Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes. Other rock artists on the list include Jackson Browne's Standing in the Breach lands at #19. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Hypnotic Eye is at #26. Click here to see what album topped the list.

CELEBRITY DRUNK TANK! Yesterday, Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol. His driver's license was suspended for 90 days and he was fined, proving once and for all that even he can't have his cake and eat it too. Get the drunk details.

CELEBRITY NEWLYWEDS! Scarlett Johansson is a married woman after discreetly tying the knot October 1st. The couple secretly got hitched shortly after welcoming their first child in September. Johansson was previously married to Ryan Reynolds. Get more wedded bliss.

DEAD TECHNOLOGY! Check out eight dying technologies that are no longer needed in today's world. What? I love my desktop computer!!! I'll go kicking and screaming before I let it go. Click here for more obsolete technologies on death row.


DECEMBER
Dec. 1, 2014 6:48 am

Welcome to a new month of fun on the Dave Page. This week I'm filling in for Keith today and Friday. Keep the hot coffee coming. Today is Cyber Monday, Eat A Red Apple Day and World Aids Awareness Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: Buddy Holly and the Crickets , Sam Cooke and the Rays perform on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1960: Bobby Darin marries Sandra Dee.
1968: Janis Joplin makes her final appearance with her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company.
1972: Martha and the Vandellas give their farewell performance in Detroit.
1975: On her thirtieth birthday, Bette Midler undergoes emergency surgery to remove her appendix.
1989: Sly Stone is sentenced to 55 days in jail for driving while under the influence of cocaine.

MAKING COFFEE! Check out 38 different ways to make the perfect cup of coffee. Click for the coffee.


TUESDAY STUFF!
Nov. 25, 2014 12:21 pm

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer: Rock'em Sock'em Robots

Today is National Parfait Day. And it's one month until Christmas. Have you started your shopping yet?

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1957: Gene Vincent makes his US TV debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1961: The Everly Brothers join the US Marine Corps Reserve.
1965: London's famed department store, Harrods, opens for the Beatles for two hours after closing time in order to allow the members of the group to do their Christmas shopping.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its stage debut at London's Bag O'Nails club.
1968: Cream plays its last concert at thr Royal Albert Hall.
1969: John Lennon returns his MBE medal.
1972: Allan Clarke announces that he's leaving The Hollies.
1975: Deep in debt, Elvis takes out a $350,000 loan using his Graceland estate as collateral.
1976: The Band performs its last concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom.
1997: The original Zombies reunites onstage for the first time in 30 years at London's Jazz Cafe.

STUFF YOURSELF WITH BILLY JOEL! This Thanksgiving, there's an alternative to watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or football. Why not check out A Thanksgiving State of Mind: The Billy Joel Marathon. The MSG special includes six concerts, as well as a 30-minute documentary about his residency at Madison Square Garden. Each special will be repeated throughout the day. Get the details.

BEATLES PIANO! Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have both autographed a restored piano decorated with painted images of the Fab Four. The piano is scheduled to be auctioned off soon to benefit a branch of Habitat for Humanity. Get the story behind the piano's interesting history.

THANKSGIVING OVEREATING! What happens when you eat too much? Something not nice. Click here to watch an informative video explaining what overeating does to your body.


TUESDAY JUNK!
Nov. 18, 2014 10:07 am

Today is Occult Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1952: Four days after he divorces his first wife, Bill Haley marries his pregnant girlfriend.
1956: Fats Domino sings his hit "Blueberry Hill" on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1964: Shindig! features the Supremes and the Righteous Brothers.
1970: Jerry Lee Lewis divorces his cousin Myra Brown after 14 years of marriage.
1975: Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen are guest stars on Police Woman.
1975: Bruce Springsteen performs his first UK concert, at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
1990: Paul McCartney's birth certificate is auctioned off for $18,000.
1998: Mick Jagger and model/actress Jerry Hall separate after eight years of marriage.
2003: The original handwritten John Lennon lyrics to the Beatles' "Nowhere Man" are auctioned at Christie's of New York for $300,000.
2003: Police raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.

ASCAP AWARDS! Monday night in New York City, Sting was on hand to present Billy Joel with the ASCAP Centennial Award -- a new honor created to mark the performing rights organization's 100th anniversary. Stevie Wonder and Joan Baez were also recipients of the award. Get the recap.

THE WHO FINAL 50TH! The Who will play the final U.K. concert of their 50th anniversary tour on June 26 in London's Hyde Park, as a part of the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert series. Tickets go on sale this Thursday. The show will mark the fourth time that The Who will perform in Hyde Park. Check out a YouTube video of Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend hyping the show.

TODD RUNDGREN BOXED! A new Todd Rundgren box set featuring live material originally recorded for British radio and television will be released in December. Todd Rundgren: At the BBC features three CDs and a DVD featuring performances on the network from 1972 through 1982. The set features 30 previously unreleased tracks and will hit the U.S. on December 2. Click here for the track listing.


MAP YOUR MIND QUIZ!
Take a fun quiz to find out whose brainchild you are. I took the quiz and apparently I'm part Abraham Lincoln, part Emily Dickinson. My rationale and math-minded traits come from Lincoln while my anxious habits come from Dickinson. Click here to take the quiz.

MONDAY MONDAVE!
Nov. 17, 2014 9:18 am

 Today is Electronic Greeting Card Day, Homemade Bread Day, Take A Hike Day and World Peace Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: Tommy Sands and wife Nancy Sinatra perform on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1976: Olivia-Newton John's first TV special airs on ABC.
1979: The Guinness Book of World Records verifies ABBA as the biggest-selling recording group in history.
1980: Aretha Franklin and Sammy Davis Jr. perform at the annual "Royal Command Performance" in London.
2000: Cher makes her first appearance on on Will and Grace.
2000: ABC-TV airs the documentary The Beatles: Revolution.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! There's nothing dumb about being number one at the box office. Dumb and Click here for the the Top 10.
Dumber To, the comedy sequel again starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels opened in first place. It earned an estimated 38.1 million dollars, shoving last week's Big Hero 6 down to #2.

BONO INJURED! U2's week-long residency at the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that was to begin tonight has been cancelled because Bono injured his arm in a horrible bicycling accident in New York City over the weekend. Get the injury report.

PINK FLOYD ON TOP! Can you remember the last time Pink Floyd had a #1 album? It was 19 years ago when the band achieved their first number-one album in the U.K. with Pulse. Over 139,000 copies of The Endless River were sold last week, making it the third-fastest-selling artist album of the year. Get the review.

HOUDINI'S SECRETS REVEALED! Check out the amazing revelations of how some of Houdini's greatest tricks were done. Click here for the secrets revealed.

HAPPY FRIDAY!
Nov. 14, 2014 9:07 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Spaceballs.

Today is Operating Room Nurse Day and World Diabetes Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1952: The British music paper New Musical Express publishes its first record chart.
1967: Pink Floyd begin their first UK tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
1987: .David Letterman convinces guest Cher to sing "I Got You Babe" just one more time with Sonny Bono on his show.
1990: Newsweek features what seems like an admission from Pete Townshend that he's bisexual.

CAKE BOSS BUSTED! Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro has been busted for driving while intoxicated. He was offered a deal that would include a 90-day driver's license suspension and a $300 fine. Valastro told cops during his arrest, "I had a couple drinks. You can't arrest me! I'm the Cake Boss!" Apparently he put too much rum in the Fruitcake. Click for the disorderly details.

BILLY JOEL SALUTE! Next week, Billy Joel will be in Washington, D.C. to accept the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. In addition to Joel, other performers at the event will include Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Josh Groban, LeAnn Rimes, and Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey. Get the details.

ICONIC LANDMARKS UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Check out some cool vintage photos of some of the world's most popular landmarks under construction. Click for the pics.

MAKE A SANDWICH! Britain's Daily Mail recently concluded that no one in Britain can make a sandwich. How difficult can it be to make a sandwich you ask? Click here to make a virtual sandwich and prove the Daily Mail wrong.


VETERANS DAY
Nov. 11, 2014 10:40 am

Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer: Lindsey Buckingham.

Today is Veterans Day. But did you know it's also Young Readers Day?

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1938: Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" for the first time on her radio program.
1944: Frank Sinatra signs with Columbia as a solo recording artist.
1967: Van Morrison makes his only appearance on American Bandstand.
1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono release Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins.
1976: Linda Ronstadt makes her UK live debut London.
1994: Christie's auction house in New York City holds their first-ever auction of rock memorabilia.
1994: Micky Dolenz guest stars on Boy Meets World .
2005: Billy Joel launches his first solo tour in eight years.

DAVE DAVIES TOUR UPDATE! Dave Davies is set to launch a U.S. tour in support of his recently released solo album, Rippin' Up Time, tonight in Milwaukee. The tour winds down with a November 28 performance in Englewood, New Jersey. Along the way, Davies will be joined by a special guest drummer, Dennis Diken of The Smithereens. Click here for the itinerary.


RINGO'S ALL STARR LINEUP! Ringo and his All Starr Band are set to kick off their 2015 tour with a February 13 show in Bossier City, Louisiana. The lineup remains the same with Todd Rundgren, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, ex-Santana/Journey singer-keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Mr. Mister singer-bassist Richard Page, drummer Gregg Bissonette and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ham. Get the itinerary.

JOAN RIVERS UPDATE! In their routine investigation following the death of Joan Rivers at the New York clinic where she died, the New York State Health Department found lapses for accreditation: governing body and management, surgical services, medical staff and patient rights. The HHS report also found that a clinic staff member "proceeded to take pictures" of Rivers with an unauthorized ear, nose and throat surgeon who was allowed in the room while she was sedated. Get the violations.

THE FIRST SELFIE? Check out a photograph which could easily be the very first selfie ever taken. Click for the pic.


HAPPY MONDAY!
Nov. 10, 2014 6:45 am

Packers fans are rejoicing today after a convincing win at Lambeau against the Bears. I was in bed before kick off so I could wake up and do the morning show today.

Today is Forget-Me-Not Day and USMC Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Billboard magazine, Elvis is the country's number one male artist on both the pop and country charts.
1958: Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls are badly injured in a car crash in Marion, AR.
1966: British newspapers break the news that the Beatles will indeed refuse all future offers to tour.
1973: John Lennon meets with Phil Spector to begin work on the album Rock 'n' Roll.

1994: Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant perform an all-acoustic version of "Stairway To Heaven" while visiting a Japanese talk show.
2002: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, and Brian Setzer operate a rock and roll fantasy camp on tonight's episode of The Simpsons.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! It was a big weekend for new movies. Big Hero 6 came in at the top of the box office heap followed by Interstellar in the number two slot. Last weeks number one, Ouija, falls to number 4. Click here for the complete rankings.

BEATLES PANCAKES! Check out a video of a guy making the faces of  The Beatles out of pancakes. Click here to watch it now.

WEDNESDAY JUNK!
Nov. 5, 2014 2:04 pm

Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia Answer: Roger Daltrey.

Hopefully the people you voted for got the majority. Today is Gunpowder Day and Guy Fawkes Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1967: The First Edition make its TV debut on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour .
1968: Peter Noone ties the knot. The couple is still married.
1970: Long since retired from touring, Brian Wilson joins the Beach Boys on stage at the Whisky A Go-Go.
1972: The Jackson 5 Show airs on CBS.
1979: Mick Jagger's divorce from first wife Bianca Jagger is finalized.
1988: The Beach Boys #1 hit, "Kokomo," sets the record for the longest gap between chart-toppers; 21 years and ten months from 1966's "Good Vibrations."
1988: Kylie Minogue's version of "The Loco-Motion" becomes the third version of the song to go #1 in the U.S. after the 1962 Little Eva original and the 1974 Grand Funk Railroad cover.
1992: Tom Jones guest stars on The Simpsons.
2000: The Who guest stars on tonight's episode of The Simpsons.

BURIED MANILOW! Singing with stars six feet under has helped Barry Manilow's new album reach #4 on the Billboard chart. His new album features him "performing" with the late Whitney Houston, John Denver, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr., Mama Cass, Dusty Springfield and other dearly, departed singers, My Dream Duets is his 15th top-10 album. Click here for the review.

BAND OF THE YEAR! Classic Rock magazine's tenth annual Roll of Honour Awards has named Queen and Adam Lambert Band of the year. Hosted by Sammy Hagar, it was the first time the event was held in the U.S. Surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore received the Inspiration Award on behalf of their former band and Gregg Allman was presented with the Living Legend Award. Get the recap.

THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK! Check out some intriguing fun facts about your internal clock. Click here to waste some time.


ELECTION DAY!
Nov. 4, 2014 3:20 pm

The polls are open until 8pm. Don't forget to vote! Today is also King Tut Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: the top six Billboard singles on the pop and R&B charts are exactly the same: Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock" sits at #1 on both charts, followed by "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers, "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke, "Silhouettes" by the Rays, "Be-Bop Baby" by Ricky Nelson, and "Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.
1961: Bob Dylan appears at Carnegie Hall for the first time. 50 people attend.
1963: The Beatles appear at the Royal Command Performance for Princess Margaret

1978: Van Morrison is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
1986: Jerry Butler is elected to the Board of Commissioners in Cook County in Chicago.
1989: Elton John scores his record 50th UK chart hit with the song "Sacrifice."
1990: The Buddy Holly Story opens on Broadway.

TUCK IN YOUR SHIRT? Today we try to answer the age old question, when is it appropriate to tuck in your shirt, and when should you leave it hanging out? Click here to get the fashion statement.


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