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Mar. 27, 2015 9:13 am
Mar. 26, 2015 8:47 am
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Today's FBPQ trivia answer is: Big Kahuna Burger.
Today is National "Joe" Day. So today I'm Joe Kennedy.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: Sam Phillips forms Sun Records.
1958: CBS Records announces its sound lab's latest invention, stereophonic sound.
1966: Roy Orbison fractures his foot in a motorcycle accident.
1978: All You Need Is Cash, a Beatles parody film, introduces The Rutles is shown on the BBC.
1979: Eric Clapton marries Pattie Boyd, ex-wife of best friend George Harrison.
2003: The Rolling Stones postpone their concerts in Hong Kong due to the SARS outbreak.
2003: Liverpool opens John Lennon's boyhood home to the public.
THE WHO FAREWELL TOUR! As The Who gears up the band's 50 anniversary tour, Roger Daltrey is insisting that this will indeed be their final major trek. The Who has more than 50 dates scheduled launching April 15 in Tampa. Click here for the band's full schedule.
BEATLES REUNION? Ringo Starr is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. In the issue, he reveals why the Fab Four never reunited prior to John Lennon's death. He believes it could have happened if they had had been better at communicating with each other. The Ringo issue is in stores now. Get a preview.
14 YEAR OLD DRIVERS!
Would you let your 14 year old child get behind the wheel of a car? Even if it was legal? In France they're letting 14 year old kids drive a special tiny electric car. Officials say it's a safer alternative to bicycles and scooters. Click here
to see the Renault Twizy city car.
Mar. 25, 2015 9:02 am
The answer to today's FBPQ answer is: Cliff Clavin and Newman.
Today Make Up Your Own Holiday Day and National Spinach Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1962: Elvis begins filming his 11th film, Girls! Girls! Girls!
1963: Funny Girl opens on Broadway, starring Barbra Streisand.
1964: Tonight's guest on "I've Got A Secret" is former Beatles drummer Pete Best.
1965: The Walker Brothers make their first UK TV appearance on Ready Steady Go!
1969: Pat Boone guest-stars as himself on The Beverly Hillbillies.
1975: The movie musical Tommy premieres in London.
1980: Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon surpasses Carole King's Tapestry as the album with the longest consecutive stay on the Billboard 200 album chart. It would remain on the chart until 1988.
IDOL RECAP! The Top nine finalists based on America's votes were revealed last night on American Idol. Wednesday's theme was "Tribute to the 80s and coaching the wannabes was Boy George. In a sit-down with the hopefuls, he urged them to just relax and enjoy themselves. When asked about the best advice he's ever received, Boy George urged the contestants to "enjoy what you?re doing." Get the standings.
RINGO SINGING! Ringo Starr fans wanting to get a little taste of his upcoming solo album, Postcards from Paradise, can get a free sample online. Billboard.com is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "Confirmation," one of the new record's 11 tracks. Postcards from Paradise will be released this Tuesday, March 31. Click here to listen now.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New flicks to check out this weekend include Home (PG), The Salt of The Earth (PG-13) and mu pick of the week, Nightlight ®. Click here for the rest of the new movies to help keep the boredom away this weekend.
TEN BEAUTIFUL CARS! Check out 10 gorgeous cars that my money can't afford. But it's nice to dream. Being a Chevy guy at heart, my favorite has to be the Corvette. I like it but I'm still trying to get used to those Camaro taillights. Click here for the cars.
Mar. 24, 2015 8:47 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Styx.
1958: Reporting for his induction into the service, Elvis' hair is shorn off by an Army barber.
1965: Jeff Beck joins the Yardbirds after being recommended by Jimmy Page.
1968: The 58th and final episode of The Monkees airs on NBC-TV.
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their four day bed-in for peace.
Elton John is among the performers set to headline the 2015 Outside Lands festival, which will take place August 7-9 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.The eighth annual show also includes Billy Idol, Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith and many others. Elton John will headline the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 2nd. Click for all the details
NEW BOZ ALBUM!
Boz Scaggs' new album, A Fool to Care, will be released next Tuesday, which you can stream online at Amazon.com
.through next week Monday. The album features mostly cover tunes, along with a couple of a his own new compositions. Meanwhile, Scaggs' will launch a new tour April 8th in Gainesville, Florida. Get the itinerary
SESAME STREET & STEVE!
Albums from Sesame Street and Steve Martin are among the latest recordings to be added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Martin's 1978 album A Wild and Crazy Guy and 1995's Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites are among the 25 recordings being added this year including stuff from Joan Baez and The Doors. Click here
for the complete list.
SUGAR vs CORN SYRUP!
Today we try to answer the burning question: What's the difference between sugar and high fructose corn syrup? And who really cares. Click here
to be a font of wisdom next time the question comes up at the water cooler.
THE GOLDMINE IN YOUR TOILET!
Scientists are looking into ways to extract precious metals from human waste. Yes, tax dollars are hard at work here
. How do these metals even get into our excrement in the first place, you might ask? Read on to get the, interesting, if not smelly details
Mar. 23, 2015 9:48 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: The New York Yankees.
Today is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. You have my permission to indulge.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1945: Billboard begins publishing its first album chart.
1956: Elvis visits Carl Perkins in the hospital where he is recovering from his near-fatal car crash.
1958: Elvis is inducted into the US Army.
1965: At a Stones concert in Denmark, Bill Wyman is shocked by a poorly grounded mic stand and knocked unconscious.
1973: An overzealous male fan climbs onstage at a Lou Reed concert and bites him on the butt.
2001: The segment of Hwy 19 that runs through Macon, GA, is renamed Duane Allman Boulevard.
2002: Randy Newman wins his first Oscar award for Best Song: the Monsters Inc.
COME ON, GET HAPPY! On the United Nation's International Day of Happiness last Friday, Paul McCartney and his wife did their part by posting a video of themselves dancing to Pharell Williams' hit ?Happy.? The day is part of a two-part goal to spread happiness and increase awareness about climate change. Click here to watch Sir Paul get happy.
BABY NAMES! To honor his late actor friend, Vin Diesel reportedly named his newborn child after his late Fast and Furious co-star, Paul Walker. The baby girl, whom he named, Pauline was born March 16th. Meanwhile, Diesel will reprise his role in Furious 7, opening nationwide April 3. Click for more Diesel.
CELEBRITY STRIKE! David Crosby accidentally hit a jogger with his car over the weekend. Crosby was driving his 2015 Tesla at the 55 mph speed limit when he struck the man jogging. The man's injuries are not life-threatening and no alcohol or drugs were involved, but the incident remains under investigation. Get the police report.
GREAT GATE! If you're tired of having to get out of the car to open and close your gate, check out one man's solution to opening his gate without leaving the comfort of his vehicle. Click here for the great gate.
FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
Mar. 20, 2015 12:55 pm
Today's FBPQ Trivia answer is: Easy Rider.
Today is National Chip & Dip Day and Near Miss Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: The Blackboard Jungle premieres in US theaters.
1964: John Lennon's first book of prose and poetry, In His Own Write, is published.
1970: Phil Spector takes the tapes for the "Get Back" sessions to Abbey Road Studios to begin reshaping them into the album that would eventually be called Let It Be
1977: Elvis begins what will be his last tour with a concert at Arizona State University.
1985: John Fogerty comeback album Centerfield goes #1.
1985: Billy Joel marries supermodel Christie Brinkley.
WORDS THAT RHYME! Did you know that some words that are thought to have no rhyming words, actually do? They've even discovered a word that rhymes with"orange." Click here to discover 23 words that were previously thought to be unrhymable. Is that a word?
Mar. 19, 2015 9:44 am
Welcome to Spring! The Vernal Equinox officially begins at 5:45 our time this afternoon. Yaaayyy!
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Heathers. Remember to abide by the 30-day contest rule. You, or any member of your immediate family, cannot win a contest on the Eagle within 30 days.
Today is International Earth Day, Extraterrestrial Abductions Day and Proposal Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Bobby Rydell makes his first TV appearance on American Bandstand.
1961: Elvis begins filming his ninth movie, Blue Hawaii.
1964: The Beatles make their first appearance on Ready Steady Go!
1968: Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Jim Messina, and Richie Furay are arrested for suspicion of marijuana use.
1969: John Lennon marries Yoko Ono at the Rock of Gibraltar in Spain.
1976: Alice Cooper marries Sheryl Goddard, a 19-year-old dancer on tour.
1977: T. Rex plays what be their last concert before the untimely death of leader Marc Bolan.
1989: Dick Clark announces his retirement from American Bandstand.
AMERICAN IDOL RECAP! Last night the top finalists were revealed on the two-hour edition of American Idol. The ten contestants advancing include Adanna Duru, Daniel Seavey,Rayvon Owen, Nick Fradiani, Joey Cook, Tyanna Jones, Quentin Alexander, Maddie Walker, Clark Beckham and Jax.
The judges used their "save" option to keep Qaasim Middleton to keep him in the competition.
American Idol continues next Wednesday. Get the recap.
FLEETWOOD MAC DOWN UNDER! Fleetwood Mac has announced it will tour Down Under this October. They were originally scheduled to perform back in 2013, but cancelled after John McVie was diagnosed with cancer. The last time the band toured Australia was in 2009, without Christine McVie. Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac's current North American tour continues through April 19. Click for the dates.
DEAD CELEB! Michael Brown, a keyboardist and founding member of The Left Banke, has passed away. Brown either wrote or co-wrote the hits "Walk Away Renée" and "Pretty Ballerina" for The Left Banke's debut album, Walk Away Renée/Pretty Ballerina, released in 1967. Brown was 65. Get the obit.
MR. T SHOW! Mr. T will star in a new DIY Network program, I Pity the Tool, which plays off his famous catchphrase, "I pity the fool." The will feature him and his crew demolishing outdated rooms and providing home makeovers for families. The show will premiere sometime later this year. Get the demolishing details.
A CAT'S REVENGE!
Check out the revenge a cat gets after its owner steals the cat's comfy chair. Click to watch
Mar. 18, 2015 9:14 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Diff'rent Strokes.
Today is Poultry Day. Luckily it didn't fall on a Friday during Lent.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1964: British PM Harold Wilson, later satirized in the song "Taxman," presents the Beatles with the award for being "Show Business Personalities of 1963."
1966: Lesley Gore guest stars on The Donna Reed Show.
1970: David Bowie marries model Mary Angela Barnett, future subject of the Rolling Stones' 1974 hit, "Angie."
1971: Bobby Sherman guest stars on The Partridge Family.
1974: Jefferson Airplane reforms as Jefferson Starship.
1988: Michael Jackson begins construction on his 2,800-acre Neverland ranch.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS!
New stuff opening at the movin' picture show tomorrow include Letters PG, Tracers (PG-13) and my pick of the week, Ghoul. Click here
for the rest hitting the big screen tomorrow.
FRANKIE VALLI WON'T RETIRE!
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons are set to play their first ever concert at New York's famed Beacon Theatre tonight. The 80 year old pop legend still plays about 75 to 85 concerts a year and says he'll keep performing as long as he's able. Valli has a few dozen confirmed concerts on his 2015 schedule. Click here
for the itinerary.
MOODY BLUES ON TOUR!
The Moody Blues launch a new North American tour, dubbed "Timeless Flight -- The Polydor Years," tonight in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Polydor Years collection, which was released this past November, features six CDs and two DVDs. The band also has a U.K. trek lined up for June. Get the full itinerary
ADAM LEVINE FAN ABUSE!
Adam Levine's temper almost took out a fan at a Maroon 5 concert after he got frustrated with the sound system and threw his microphone down and accidentally hit a fan in the face. The mic took a crazy bounce and accidentally struck a female fan sitting in the front row. Click here
to watch the incriminating video.
Liza Minnelli has entered rehab for substance abuse. A rep for the 69-year-old Minnelli checked into a Malibu facility several days ago with the "main issue" being alcohol. Minnelli is no stranger to rehab. She's battled alcohol and drug addiction in the past. Get the prognosis
BURGER KING COLOGNE!
April 1st has been reserved as "Whopper Day" in Japan, and to celebrate, Burger King has captured the essence of the burger in the form of a cologne. Burger King will apparently only release "Flame-Grilled" in Japan on that day. But it's no joke at a cost of $40. Get the stinky details
ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
Mar. 17, 2015 9:38 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: 1978.
Today is Goddess of Fertility Day, Natural Agriculture Day and Supreme Sacrifice Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: Jerry Lee Lewis becomes the first musician to appear on American Bandstand.
1959: EMI announces that it will quit producing 78 rpm records.
1960: Rio Bravo, featuring John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson, opens in US theaters.
1965: The Standells guest star on The Munsters.
1967: Steve Winwood forms Traffic.
1982: Teddy Pendergrass is paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident.
1992: Donna Summer is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1994: Darryl Jones replaces longtime bassist Bill Wyman in the Rolling Stones.
2002: Liza Minelli marries her fourth husband, promoter David Gest.
ROCK HALL PRESENTERS! Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder will be among the presenters at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month. Sir Paul will fittingly induct Ringo Starr while Stevie Wonder will induct Bill Withers. The Class of 2015 will be inducted on Saturday, April 18. Get more behind the scenes.
DEAD CELEB! The music world is mourning the death of Andy Fraser, the bassist for Free, who passed away Monday after battling cancer and AIDS. Fraser joined John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers as a teen before co-founding Free with Paul Rogers. Fraser was 62. Get the obit.
3D McCARTNEY! Paul McCartney appears as a hologram in the video for his latest "Hope for the Future." Using the digital information from that 3D scan, a three-dimensional printable figure of Sir Paul was created and now fans can print out their very own 3-D likeness of him. Check out Paul McCartney's Facebook page for a video showing a 3-D statue of Sir Paul being created.
OBSOLETE COMPUTER SOUNDS!
Remember the good old days of floppy disc drives and modem screech? Now you can relive the most popular computer sounds of the 90's and appreciate your smart phone even more. Click here
for the memories.
Mar. 16, 2015 9:17 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Mr. Furley.
Today is the day when everyone is Irish for a day. I'm wearing green, but unfortunately it's not readily seen. Click here for some fascinating St. Patrick's Day trivia to impress your friends with. Or not. It's also Submarine Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Carl Perkins makes his TV debut on the Ozark Jamboree .
1956: Rock Around The Clock, starring Bill Haley & his Comets, premieres in Washington DC.
1957: Elvis purchases Graceland mansion for $102,500.
1968: The Bee Gees make their US TV on the Ed Sullivan Show .
1975: Cher makes the cover of Time magazine.
1978: The film American Hot Wax premieres in Cleveland
2006: Michael Jackson closes his Neverland Ranch in California.
DOOBIES/GREGG ALLMAN TOUR! Gregg Allman is joining forces with The Doobie Brothers for a series of late summer tour starting August 19 in Boston through September 4 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Click here for the itinerary.
GRATEFUL DEAD FARE THEE WELL TOUR! It looks like the surviving members of The Grateful Dead may be planning to say "fare thee well" outside of their Soldier Field performances scheduled for July 3-5. A source says the Dead is considering one or more performances in Santa Clara, California, the weekend before the sold-out "Fare Thee Well" events in the Windy City. Get the rumor.
DURST ARRESTED! On Saturday, real estate heir Robert Durst, the subject of an HBO series, The Jinx, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, as well as lying in wait and gun use allegations in connection with the 2000 murder of his friend, Susan Berman. The HBO series dealt with the disappearance of Durst's wife Kathleen, the murder of Berman, and the death of his neighbor Morris Black. Get the latest developments.
ST. PATRICK"S DAY GAMES FOR KIDS! Check out some games for the kids on this St. Patrick's Day. Click here to play.
FRIDAY THE 13TH!
Mar. 13, 2015 12:48 pm
The answer to today's Flachback Pop Quiz trivia question is: twice.
Today is Everything You Do Is Right Day and Freedom Of Information Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1964: Legendary DJ Alan Freed is indicted for tax evasion.
1967: Pink Floyd enters London's Abbey Road studios to begin production on their debut album Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. .
1971: At tonight's Grammy Simon and Garfunkel win with six Grammies for the song and album Bridge Over Troubled Water.
1974: Elvis returns to Memphis to play his first gig there since 1961.
1975: The historic Rainbow Theatre in London closes its doors.
1979: Paul McCartney's concert film Wings Over America airs on TV for the first time..
1999: The RIAA gives the first Diamond Award certification, honoring ten million records sold, to the Eagles' Greatest Hits 1971-1975.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! It was a Cinderella story at the box office over the weekend. Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic story debuted in first place. Meanwhile, Liam Neeson's new flick, Run All Night, opened in second place. Last week's top film, Chappie, dropped to fifth place. Click here for the rest of the rankings.
DEAD CELEB! Toto bass player Mike Porcaro is dead following a battle with ALS. He joined Toto in 1982, the year the band's album Toto IV, featuring "Rosanna" and "Africa," was released. He left the group in 2007 due to complications from ALS. Meanwhile, Toto's new album, Toto XIV, hits stores March 24. Porcaro was 59. Get the obit.
DANCING WITH THE STARS! Dancing with the Stars 20th season begins tonight with twelve new stars vying for the Mirror Ball trophy. The cast includes recent Bachelor star Chris Soules; Suzanne Somers; Rumer Willis; Patti LaBelle; LMFAO singer Redfoo; Michael Sam; and Hunger Games actress Willow Shields, who, at age 14, is the youngest celebrity contestant to date. Each star will attempt to do the either the Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Jive on tonight's two hour special. Get a behind the scenes preview.
McCARTNEY TOP HITS! Paul McCartney has two simultaneous top 15 hits for the first time in 45 years. McCartney's collaboration with rap star Kanye West on the song "All Day" has debuted at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. while "FourFiveSeconds," is at #5. It's the first time he's done it since 1970, when he and The Beatles did it with "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road." Read more McCartney.
THE MAGIC DOOR! Check out the magic door, where people enter and are never seen again. Click for the trick!
Mar. 12, 2015 12:58 pm
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: 1982.
Today is Friday The 13th. (Cue the Twilight Zone music). It's also Ear Muff Day and Jewel Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: On Friday the 13th, the Kingston Trio is nearly killed in a plane crash.
1962: James Darren guest stars on Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea .
1964: According to Billboard, over 60% of all US singles currently sold are Beatles records.
1965: Eric Clapton quits the Yardbirds.
1968: Elvis begins filming his 28th movie, Live A Little, Love A Little.
1975: George Jones and Tammy Wynette divorce after six years.
1987: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS!
New stuff in theaters as of today include Seymour: An Introduction (PG), Eva (PG-13) and Home Sweet Hell ®. My pick of the week is Muck. Click here
to check out more flicks opening this weekend.
STYX ON AXS!
This Sunday, Styx's performing in Las Vegas last July during their tour with Foreigner and Don Felder premieres on AXS TV. The performance will also be made available on DVD and Blu-ray on May 26. Meanwhile, Styx's summer trek with Def Leppard and Tesla gets under way on June 25 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Click here
for their present itinerary.
HISTORY OF THE EAGLES TOUR!
The Eagles wrap up the latest leg of their History of the Eagles tour this weekend with a pair of shows in Auckland, New Zealand, and have just announced plans to bring the trek back to the U.S. with spring and summer treks beginning May 19 in Austin, Texas. Click here
for the dates.
Mar. 11, 2015 9:12 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: a lawyer.
Today is Girl Scout Day and Plant A Flower Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Fabian is named "Most Promising New Talent" in an American Bandstand viewers poll.
1965: The Beatles wrap up filming on their second movie, Help! .
1965: James Darren guest stars on The Flintstones.
1969: Elvis begins filming his last fictional film, Change Of Habit.
1969: Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman.
1969: At tonight's Grammys, Simon and Garfunkel win Record of the Year for "Mrs. Robinson."
1974: John Lennon & Harry Nilsson heckle the Smothers Brothers show at the Troubadour in LA.
1996: Nancy Sinatra gives her white go-go boots to the Beverly Hills Hard Rock Cafe.
2007: The Ronettes are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
COLLINS COLLECTION! Against all odds, Phil Collins has been made an honorary Texan as a gesture of thanks for his generous donation of Alamo artifacts last year. Among the items donated from his vast collection were a rifle once owned by Davy Crockett, and a knife owned by Jim Bowie. Get the details.
AMERICAN IDOL FINALISTS! Last night, Ryan Seacrest revealed the 12 top finalists on American Idol. The first 10 finalists were chosen by America's votes. The final two spots were filled by the judges' "Instant Picks." So who's moving on? Click here to find out.
STONES TOUR RUMORS! Although no official word of a new tour has come from the Stones' camp, some alleged information has been leaked. An unnamed source claims that The Rolling Stones are planning to perform their classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers in its entirety on the trek, and also intend to release the record. Click here more unofficial information.
STAR WARS SPIN-OFF! The new Star Wars spin-off film titled Rogue One is set to begin filming this summer and will be released on December 16, 2016. Additionally, Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released May 26, 2017. Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Force Awakens features Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill hits theaters December 18. Star Wars fans click here.
Mar. 10, 2015 7:13 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: 15.
Today is Johnny Appleseed Day and Worship Of Tools Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: Manfred Mann plays their first gig in London.
1964: The Beatles film the "I Should Have Known Better" segment of their first film, A Hard Day's Night.
1966: James Brown is the one and only musical guest on Ready Steady Go!
1967: "Yesterday" by the Beatles becomes the most-covered song of all time, with 446 recorded versions in just two years' time.
1969: The Jackson 5 signs with Motown.
1970: At tonight's Grammys, Blood Sweat and Tears is nominated for a record 11 awards.
1994: The Supremes are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997: Paul McCartney is Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
DEJA VU AND LET IT BE! It was 45 years ago today that the Beatles released "Let It Be," their final single in America prior to breaking up. Paul MCCartney wrote the song after waking from a dream about his mother, Mary, who had died of cancer when he was 14. Get more on Eagle Music News.
Today also marks the 45th anniversary of the release of Déjà Vu, the first album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It went #1 on the Billboard 200. To date, the album has sold more than seven million copies in the U.S. making it their most successful album. Click here for more anniversary facts.
RAY MANZAREK TRIBUTE! Shortly after the death of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek in May 2013, the group's surviving members announced their intention to organize a concert honoring him But as the two-year anniversary of his death approaches, the tribute show still hasn't taken place, but Densmore and Krieger both insist that they will make it happen. meanwhile, Robbie Krieger kicks off a brief tour this Friday. Click here for the itinerary.
SOUND OF MUSIC 50TH ANNIVERSARY! This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music and Julie Andrews recently commented, "I think it's a terrible joke somebody's playing on me because it doesn't feel like that. And although I of course vividly remember doing all those anniversaries, but it still doesn't feel like 50 years." She still says she feels lucky to have been a part of it. Click here for more of her favorite things.
CHUCK NORRIS vs THE AVERAGE MAN! Chuck Norris turned 75 yesterday. How does the world's most manliest man compare to average 75 ear old man? Click here for some fun facts.
Mar. 9, 2015 1:01 pm
Today's Flashback Pop Quiz trivia answer is: Jurassic Park.
Today is Middle Name Pride Day. Say hello to Anthony, people.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Bobby Darin makes his first TV appearance on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show.
1963: Patsy Cline is buried quietly at Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester, VA.
1967: Sonny and Cher guest star as "Jerry and Ramona" on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1979: James Browne makes a bizarre appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
2005: Michael Jackson shows up at his child molestation trial in an hour late and still in his pajamas.
2008: The Dave Clark Five, The Ventures, Little Walter, Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, and Madonna are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
JOHN LENNON'S GUITAR!
This past November, a 1963 hollow body Gretsch guitar that John Lennon used to record The Beatles' 1966 hit "Paperback Writer" went on the auction block but was pulled by its longtime owner when it failed to reach the $600,000 reserve price. But now it has been sold to Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, who is a collector of rare and historic guitars. Get the final price
HEART TOUR WITH JOAN JETT!
Heart continues to fill their 2015 itinerary with a variety of dates scheduled all the way through the end of the summer including a series of shows featuring Joan Jett & the Blackhearts kicking off on March 18 in Mankato, Minnesota. Get the itinerary
LIVING ON A PRAYER!
According to the 2014 General Social Survey, 57% of the respondents said they prayed at least once a day while three in four admitted praying at least once a week. Meanwhile, a quarter of the respondents said they either prayed rarely or not at all. Those numbers essentially unchanged from 30 years ago. 40% of Americans said they attended some sort of worship services at least once a month.
Do you like what you do for a living? According to a poll of 25,000 of its users, the job site CareerBliss found that school principal is rated as the happiest of all jobs based on a series of seven metrics that were rated on a scale of one to five which included support on the job, rewards of the job and the people one works for. So what are the happiest jobs in America? I don't see radio DJ on the list.
1. School principal
2. Executive chef
3. Loan officer
4. Automation engineer
5. Research assistant
6. Oracle database administrator
7. Website developer
8. Business development executive
9. Senior software engineer
10. Systems developer
Mar. 6, 2015 9:39 am
I'm filling in for Keith today and tomorrow so Paulie P is in for me in the afternoon.
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: ACDC
Today is Panic Day. I choose to chill out instead.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1968: The 5th Dimension's "Up Up And Away" wins Record of the Year while the Beatles'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bandalbum takes home Album of the Year.
1976: Keith Moon collapses during a Who concert at the Boston Garden.
1977: CBS-TV's family musical variety show The Jacksons ends its run.
1987: The Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts Lennon & McCartney and Goffin & King.
2004: Tom Jones' manager orders the 63-year-old sex symbol to stop wearing tight leather pants onstage.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Chappie, the robot film, starring Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver, opened in first place over a slow weekend at the box office. Last week's top movie, Focus, slipped to second place. Meanwhile, the Vince Vaughn comedy Unfinished Business premiered in 10th place, collecting and making it the worst major debut of Vaughn's career. Click here for the rest of the rankings.
STRANGE ANIMATED SHOWS FROM THE 1980's! Click here to relive some awful shows that used to be a part of Saturday morning cartoons. I vaguely remember Turbo Teen but that's about it.
Mar. 5, 2015 10:00 am
Join me live from the Custom Auto Show tonight from 6-8pm on the Eagle.
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Joe Perry.
Today is Dentist's Day, Employee Appreciation Day and National Frozen Food Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: The Diamonds becomes the first Canadian rock band to have a hit in the US with "Little Darlin'."
1964: Elvis'14th movie, Kissin' Cousins, is released.
1964: Elizabeth Taylor is divorced by her fourth husband, Eddie Fisher.
1973: John Lennon's visa extension is ordered canceled after just five days.
1977: Diana Ross' second TV special, An Evening With Diana Ross, airs on NBC.
1982: Dick Clark donates his original American Bandstand podium to the Smithsonian.
2000: Eric Clapton becomes the first person inducted three times into the Rock Hall of Fame.
Mar. 3, 2015 9:31 am
Today is Multiple Personality Day. I'd like to introduce you to my evil twin, Doug.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: Elvis makes his first ever TV appearance, occurring on the Louisiana Hayride.
1960: Elvis is officially discharged from the US military.
1969: The rock magazine Creem is published for the first time.
1971: Badfinger begins their first tour as headliners with a gig in Toledo, OH.
1994: Grace Slick is arrested for waving a shotgun at police when they arrive at her home on a domestic dispute.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New stuff to keep you out of the cold and in the movie theaters this weekend include The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (G), Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) and my pick of the week, Hayride 2 ®. Click here for the rest of the new stuff.
ASTEROID IMPACT! What would it look like if a huge asteroid hit the earth? Check out this frightening simulation which would turn the Earth into a burning crust of fire.
Feb. 27, 2015 7:02 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: 86 and 99.
Today is I Want You To Be Happy Day, If Pets Had Thumbs Day, National Anthem Day and Peach Blossom Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: Chicago's Cardinal Stritch bans rock & roll from all area Catholic schools.
1964: The Beatles begin shooting the train scenes for A Hard Day's Night .
1966: The Herd is formed featuring Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin. It would later be renamed Buffalo Springfield.
1967: At the London Palladium, Petula Clark performs for Princess Margaret.
1973: At this year's Grammys, The Concert For Bangla Desh is awarded Album of the Year.
1974: Johnny Cash guest stars on tonight's episode of Columbo.
1977: After some prodding by his father, Vernon, Elvis Presley signs his will, leaving control of everything to his father, then heads off for a vacation in Hawaii.
1981: The acclaimed documentary This Is Elvis premieres in Memphis.
RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES!
Robert Plant will be releasing limited-edition vinyl discs on Record Store Day on Friday, April 18. Plant is releasing More Roar, a 10-inch EP featuring live performances recorded during his 2014 tour with his current band. Only 10,000 copies of More Roar will be available. A full list of Record Store Day
releases will be unveiled on March 10.
STALLONE MOVIE SET FIGHT! A real-life brawl broke out on the set of Sylvester Stallone's latest Rocky movie. Apparently boxer/actor Tony Belew, who plays "Pretty" Ricky in the film, dove out of the boxing ring in the middle of a scene and began throwing punches at the actor playing his corner coach. It was not in the script. Get the dirty details from TMZ.com. Creed opens nationwide this November.
FOGERTY TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! More dates have been revealed for the recently-announced U.S. leg of John Fogerty's "1969" tour. The shows include stops in the Southeast starting May 2 and a June 30 in Vienna, Virginia. Additional shows will be scheduled soon. Visit JohnFogerty.com for more details, including ticket info. Meanwhile, Fogerty's autobiography should be published in the fall.
CIVILIZED BY BEER! Check out 10 ways that beer helped shape human civilization! Grab a glass and enjoy as you discover beer shaped mankind. Click here to be inebriated by history.
Feb. 23, 2015 9:21 am
The colds have making the rounds at the radio station for the past week but so far I have avoided getting it full blown. It's gonna be a cold weekend so get indoors at the Free Family Fest on Sunday 10 to 3 at the La Crosse Center with the La Crosse Radio Group! See you there!
Today's flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer at 2:50 is: Crazy Train, Yellow Submarine and Marrakesh Express.
Today is Polar Bear Day and No Brainer Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1960: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles make their first ever TV appearance on American Bandstand .
1964: the entire Top Ten in the UK is, for the first time, made up of native acts.
1966: The Supremes are the "mystery guests" on What's My Line?
1970: Elvis plays his first-ever stadium gig with an afternoon show at the Texas Livestock Show
2000: The docudrama miniseries The Beach Boys: An American Family begins airing on ABC-TV.
KALI OF THE DANCE! Everyone remembers Lord of the Dance. Now check it out baby-style! It's Kali of the Dance. Click here to watch the bouncing baby.
I hope you can keep warm today. What's up with this Polar Vortex again? Today is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day and Tennis Day. Maybe you could have your dog chase tennis balls and reward him with a biscuit. Or not.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1964: The Beatles appear the cover of Newsweek.
1965: The Beatles begin filming for their second film, Help!
1970: 5th Dimension guest star on It Takes A Thief .
1970: Ringo Starr makes the first solo TV appearance of a Beatle on Laugh-In .
1974: Led Zeppelin name their new record label: Swan Song.
1978: The Eagles win two Grammys: Record Of The Year for "Hotel California" and Best Vocal Arrangement "New Kid In Town."
1993: Little Richard is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.
2002: The Bee Gees play what would be their final show in at Miami.
OSCARS RECAP! I did not watch any of the Academy Award last night as I generally do not watch awards show. The race for Best Picture seemed to come down to Birdman vs. Boyhood. And in the end, it was Birdman flew away with the coveted award. It took home four awards in total, including Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Click here for the rest of the winners.
CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! Hilary Duff has filed for divorce from her husband and she is seeking primary physical custody of their 3 year old son. The couple has been separated since January 2013. Duff's filing is connected to a report claiming her husband was "seen drunkenly hitting on women" at a Beverly Hills restaurant. Click here for the dirty details.
ANIMALS & MIRRORS! What does Fido see when he looks in the mirror? Apparently he can't recognize himself in the mirror. Click here to reflect on the details.