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MONDAY RECOVERY!
Sept. 22, 2014 9:16 am

I hope you had fun at Applefest these past few days. Now it's on to Oktoberfest!

Today is Business Women's Day and Elephant Appreciation Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: Elvis is promoted to Private First Class.

1962: Dusty Springfield becomes the first British rock act to crack the US Top 20 with the song "Silver Threads and Golden Needles."
1962: Bob Dylan makes his Carnegie Hall debut.
1969: Diana Ross guest stars on Laugh-In .
1972: David Bowie debuts his Ziggy Stardust tour in at a CLeveland concert.
1974: The Sonny Bono Comedy Revue debuts on TV.
1978: Leif Garrett guest stars on Wonder Woman.
1979: Joe Walsh announces he will run for President.
1982: The Who kick off their first 40-date "farewell" tour at the Capital Center in Landover, MD.
1985: the first Farm Aid concert is held in Champaign, IL.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Three new movies placed one two three in the weekend box office top 10. In alphabetical order they were A Walk Among The Tombstones, The Maze Runner and This Is Where I Leave You. Click here to see which one topped the chart.

MONKEES EVOLUTION! Get one of the strangest stories in music and TV history. Discover the origins of their name to reasons why the TV show failed after only 57 episodes. Click here to read the interesting story.

FRIDAY!
Sept. 19, 2014 10:24 am

Happy Applefest everybody. Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, National Butterscotch Pudding Day and National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1966: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass give a command performance for Princess Grace of Monaco.
1971: The Jackson 5's Goin' Back to Indiana TV special airs on ABC.
1974: Drummer Max Weinberg joins the E Street Band onstage for the first time.
1976: Promoter Sid Bernstein attempts to get The Beatles to reunite.
1979: Madison Square Garden hosts the No Nukes benefit.
1981: Simon & Garfunkel play their first concert together since 1970.

DISHWASHER FUN FACTS! If you're really bored today waiting for the weekend to start, click here for some fascinating facts about the common dishwasher and waste some company time.


THURSDAY APPLEFEST!
Sept. 18, 2014 8:58 am

Today is National Cheeseburger Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1922: The BBC is founded in London.
1957: Paul McCartney joins the Quarrymen on stage for the first time at a  Liverppol gig.
1957: The Frank Sinatra TV Show debuts.
1964: The Animals begin their first UK tour as headliners.
1969: Rod Stewart joins the Faces.
1969: Bill Haley plays the First Annual Rock and Roll Revival show at Madison Square Garden.
1969: The Jackson 5 make their TV debut  on Hollywood Palace.
1975: Paul Simon reunites with Art Garfunkel on Saturday Night Live.
1990: Los Angeles declares today "Rocky Horror Picture Show Day."

ARETHA ALBUM! The Queen of Soul will debut a new album, a collection of cover tunes, on September 30. Franklin will appear on Late Show with David Letterman the night to perform one of Aretha Franklin Sings Songs of the Great Divas features covers hits by Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and and others. Get the diva details.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Stuff to check out this wekend between your Applefesting include The Maze Runner (PG-13), Tusk ® and the one most interesting to me, Autumn Blood ®. Click here for the rest of the new releases in theaters tomorrow.

STONES RELEASES! Two vintage Rolling Stones concerts are set to be released in November. Hampton Coliseum -- Live in 1981 will be released November 4th release, followed by L.A. Forum -- Live in 1975 on November 18th. The Hampton Coliseum show is from the December 18, 1981 stop in Virginia. The 1975 L.A. Forum show is from the group's Tour of the Americas '75, the first trek with newcomer Ronnie Wood. Click here to roll the details.

DAVID BOWIE DAY! Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared September 23rd, "David Bowie Day. The date coincides with the opening of the upcoming "David Bowie Is" traveling exhibit at the city's Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit showcases Bowie's life and his career. Read more.

JOAN RIVERS BIOGRAPHY! The currently untitled biography will spotlight the late comedienne's "life story was?characterized by triumphant highs and devastating lows, one that is both wildly entertaining and deeply moving," according to the author. Rivers' biography will hit shelves in 2016. Click here to "grow up!"

BLACK BURGER! Would you eat a cheeseburger made with black buns? What is the cheese was black too? Apparently they eat these in Japan. Click here to check out the deliciousness.


TUESDAY!
Sept. 16, 2014 11:06 am

Today is American Legion Day, Mayflower Day, Step Family Day, Mexican Independence Day, Working Parents Day and National Play-Doh Day. But most importantly, it's Collect Rocks Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Dick Clark's first "Caravan of Stars" tour opens in New York.
1963: Currently the #1 song in England, the Beatles' "She Loves You" is released by the tiny Swan label in America, but the single fails to chart.
1965: NBC-TV premieres The Dean Martin Show.
1966: Pete Quaife quits The Kinks after injuries from a car crash threaten his ability to play.
1970: Jimi Hendrix plays in public for the last time at a concert in London.
1970: After eight years, The Beatles are replaced by Led Zeppelin as England's top act in the Melody Maker fan poll.
1972: Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig, opening for the J. Geils Band in New York.
2006: At 65, Bob Dylan becomes the oldest musician to have a #1 album, Modern Times, on Billboard's album chart.

BARBRA STREISAND ALBUM! Babs' new CD, Partners, features the aging singer in duets with famous artists, including Elvis. The CD is in stores today. Meanwhile, she and husband James Brolin. recently marked their 16th Anniversary, but that hasn't sopped tabloid rumors of an impending divorce. Take a run through the rumor mill.

GENE SIMMONS' REALITY SHOW! In his latest idea for a reality TV show, Simmons explains that "Coliseum is a no-holds-barred competition show between musical gladiators in the arena fighting to survive, fighting to be the champion, fighting to curry the favor of Rock Caesar" aka Simmons himself, who will vote thumbs up or down as the bands in the arena compete to win. Get the details.

GEORGE HARRISON WEEK! Beginning next Monday, Conan O'Brien will celebrate the music of George Harrison on his show by featuring performances by artists doing their takes on Harrison classics. The tribute coincides with the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75, available on CD and digital download September 22. Read more on it.

ANCIENT ADVICE! Check out the website "Ask The Past" to get historic advice for such things as "How To Behave In School" (1595) or "How To Play With A Cat" (1658). Click here for humorous advice from days gone by.


RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS!
Sept. 15, 2014 9:57 am

Today is Make A Hat Day and Felt Hat Day. Hats off to you.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: Buddy Holly opens for Elvis at the "Big D Jamboree" in Lubbock, TX.
1965: Jimi Hendrix signs his first recording contract.
1968: Led Zeppelin performs their first gig at England's Surrey University.
1971: Rick Nelson is booed at his concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1973: The US Supreme Court upholds the DJs from playing songs that glorify drugs.
1979: ABBA performs their first concert in North America in Vancouver, Canada.
1980: Abbey Road Studios auctions off equipment once used on Beatles recordings.
1995: Paul and Linda McCartney appear on The Simpsons.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Finally a new movie has debuted in the top spot at the box office. Was it Dolphin Tale 2, No Good Deed or The Drop? Make your guess and then click here to get the answer and see the entire top 10 rankings.

DOG EXTINCTION! Check out some breeds of dogs that no longer exist due to extinction. Click here for the dead dogs.


THURSDAY THINKING!
Sept. 11, 2014 9:10 am

Today is 911 Remembrance, Make Your Bed Day and No News Is Good News Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1952: Having left New Orleans and the Swingtime label the year before, Ray Charles makes his first recordings for his new label, Atlantic, in New York City.
1956: The London premiere of the film Rock Around the Clock leads to a riot.
1960: Nancy Sinatra marries teen idol Tommy Sands. It would last five years.
1962: The Beatles record their first single, "Love Me Do" with session drummer Andy White instead of Ringo Starr, who plays maracas and tambourine on the record.
1963: Elvis ompletes work on his 15th film, Viva Las Vegas.
1967: The Beatles begin filming their ill-fated Magical Mystery Tour movie.

1971: The Jackson 5's TV cartoon show debuts on ABC.
1977: Bernie Taupin appears on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.
1979: The Who plays their first concert without Keith Moon.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Get out of the cold and check out some new flicks this weekend. New in theaters tomorrow include Believe (G), The Green Prince (PG-13) and The Skeleton Twins ®. But the one I find the most intriguing is The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Click here to see the rest of the new movies.

RANDY BACHMAN ALBUM! Randy Bachman's new concert CD, Every Song Tells a Story, is a look back at the songs from his long and successful career. And he's not done yet. The 70-year-old rocker says he's looking ahead to a brand-new project that will feature fresh original tunes, a bunch of well-known guest guitarists and a new backing band. Click here for the details.

CLASSIC KINKS COLLECTION COMING! Remastered versions of 16 albums, spanning from 1971 to 1986 are now available for purchase as digital downloads. And on October 14, a new career-spanning double-CD titled The Essential Kinks will be issued in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the band's first singles. Get the track listing.

NICE DAY FOR A DRIVE! Check out this video of a guy who decided to take a drive just as his house gets hit by a tornado. Click here for the shocking video. WARNING: SHOCKING CONTENT!

WEDNESDAVE!
Sept. 10, 2014 9:16 am

Today is Sewing Machine Day and Swap Ideas Day. Today I'll be swapping ideas about sewing machines.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1962: The BBC bans Bobby "Boris" Pickett's novelty hit "Monster Mash."
1964: Rod Stewart makes his first recording "Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl."
1969: Celebrating the anonymity of "Bagism," John Lennon and Yoko Ono sit onstage for five hours in a white bag at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts.
1977: Bing Crosby invites David Bowie to appear on what would be his last annual Christmas TV special.
1979: ABBA launches their first US tour.

DAVE DAVIES ALBUM! Kinks guitarist Dave Davies is set to release a new solo album, titled Rippin Up Time, on Ocotber 28th. He'll also hit the road in this fall in support of the album. The 13 date tour launches November 11th in Milwaukee. Click here for the itinerary.

NEIL DIAMOND ALBUM! Neil Diamond will release his first new album in six years. Melody Road will be available on October 21st, and you can pre-order it now at Amazon and iTunes. If you do, you'll receive a code that allows you early access to tickets for Diamond's upcoming tour. Click here for the details and get a preview of the song "The Art of Love" from the album by clicking here.

KEITH RICHARDS GUITAR! Keith Richards stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night and revealed how he learned to play guitar. Apparently his grandfather put a guitar high and out of reach of the young Keith and told him that if he wanted to play it, he'd have to figure out how to get it down. Richards got it and the rest is history. Get more Keef.

THE WOMEN OF GHOSTBUSTERS! Bill Murray says he's "fine" with the rumor that an all-female Ghostbusters could be on the horizon. In fact, he thinks "they'd probably have better outfits, too." Murray even has some ideas of the actresses he'd like to see cast in what would be the third movie in the Ghostbusters franchise. Click here for the chicks.

TIP TIPS! Today we try to answer the question how much should do you tip for good service. You may know the answer for U.S tipping. But haw much tip do you leave if you're in a foreign country? Click here for a handy guide to tipping amounts around the world.


TUESDAY STUFF!
Sept. 9, 2014 9:15 am

Today is Teddy Bear Day.

ROCK & ROLL TIMELINE!
1954: Elvis meets Johnny Cash for the first time.
1956: Elvis makes the first of three contracted appearances on Ed Sullivan's CBS show.
1975: Paul McCartney & Wings begin their world tour. The audio will be used on Wings Over America.
2003: Simon & Garfunkel announce plans for a reunion tour.
2005: Liverpool, England declares its intention to demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace.

ART OF McCARTNEY! A new project titled The Art of McCartney will feature various musicians covering Sir Paul's tunes. Billy Joel, Barry Gibb, Smokey Robinson, Heart, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson and others will put their personal spin on McCartney Classics. The Art of McCartney will be available on November 18th. Get the track listing.

GLEN CAMPBELL DOCUMENTARY! The final song that Glen Campbell recorded, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," will be released digitally on the soundtrack EP for his new documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, on September 30. The film looks at all the things he won't be able to remember because of Alzheimer's disease. Click here to see who'll also be appearing in the film.

ADAMS ALBUMS! Bryan Adams is set to release new album of cover songs. Tracks of My Years will be released on September 30th. Click for the covers. Meanwhile, a special 30th anniversary edition of his breakthrough 1984 album Reckless is set to be released later this year.

WORLD MAP OF SOCIAL NETWORKS! For those who think that Facebook is the only social network worth chatting on, check out what social media other countries are using to let their "friends" know what their eating. Click here. An be sure to share the link on Facebook.


ELVIS WITHDRAWAL!
Sept. 8, 2014 9:17 am

If you checked out the Elvis Explosion over the weekend, I hope you got your fill because there were a lot of Elvi in the house.

Today is National Literacy Day, National Date Nut Bread Day and Pardon Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1971: Elvis receives the prestigious Bing Crosby Award, the GRAMMY's forerunner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
1977: Jimmy McCulloch leaves Paul McCartney and Wings' to join a relaunched Small Faces.
1997: Led Zeppelin releases "Whole Lotta Love" in the UK in order to promote their newly-remastered albums.
2003: At his concert in Toronto, Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Warren Zevon, who had succumbed to cancer the night before.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! As long as I've been doing this feature, I can't remember the last time when there was never a brand new movie debuting in the box office Top 10. I guess there's a first time for everything. And because of the lack of competition, Guardians of The Galaxy holds on to the top spot again this week. Click here for the rest of the aging Top 10.

WHAT'S IN A HOT DOG? You've heard the horror stories of what apparently makes up the contents of a hot dog. But are they true? Maybe. Click here to find out what actually is inside the common hot dog.


THURSDAY THINGS!
Sept. 4, 2014 12:39 pm

Today is Newspaper Carrier Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1959: Dick Clark's first package tour opens at the Michigan State Fair, featuring The Coasters, LaVern Baker, Duane Eddy, Jan and Dean, Frankie Avalon, and Annette Funicello.
1962: The Beatles enter EMI's Abbey Road studios for their first formal recording session.
1964: The Animals make their US debut at Brooklyn's Paramount Theatre.
1965: the Who's equipment van, parked just outside, is ironically stolen.
1969: the Youngbloods performance on the Tonight Show is cancelled at the last minute.
1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
2008: Michael Jackson's funeral is held at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles.


NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Stuff hitting the big screen tomorrow include The Identical (PG), Frontera (PG-13) and Falcon Rising ®. But the movie that sounds the most interesting to me is Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It. Click here for the rest of the new stuff.

KENNEDY CENTER HONERS! Sting and Al Green are among the recipients of the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The honors recognize their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. The awards will be presented December 6th. Get the rest of the list of recipients.

EVERLY BROS. TRIBUTE! Graham Nash is set to be part of the upcoming Everly Brothers tribute concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 19th Annual Music Masters series. Other confirmed performers include Peter Asher, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and Shelby Lynne. The 19th Annual Music Masters series gets under way on October 20 and wraps up with the concert on the 25th. Get the itinerary.

DENTAL DARK AGES! Do you hate going to the dentist. If you haven't been to one in awhile I can see how you wouldn't want to get any bad news. But modern dentistry is a walk in the park compared to what people had to go through not too long ago.Click here for the dark ages of dentistry.

MONDAVE!
Sept. 2, 2014 9:03 am

Today is National Beheading Day and Skyscraper Day.

TODAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1945: Elvis makes his first public appearance singing "Old Shep" at the fair
1954: Elvis bombs at the Grand Ole Opry, and told he should go back to driving a truck.
1965: Manfred Mann becomes the first Western band to perform behind the "Iron Curtain."
1971: Soul Train premieres on TV.

1976: Joe Cocker sings "Feelin' Alright" with John Belushi on Saturday Night Live.
1986: The Everly Brothers are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

DOUBLE DEAD CELEBS! Jimi Jamison, lead singer for the group Survivor, passed away Sunday night of a heart attack. Jamison joined Survivor after the group's lead singer, David Bickler, was forced to quit due to polyps on his vocal cords. Survivor performed Saturday night in Morgan Hill, California. Jamison was 63. Get the obit. And original Jethro Tull bassist, Glenn Cornick, died Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 67. Get the death notice.

JOAN RIVERS UPDATE! Joan Rivers has been unconscious since her arrival late last week at a New York City hospital, but her daughter expressed hope Sunday that the 81-year-old comedienne will recover.
Doctors are intentionally keeping her sedated for now. Rivers was undergoing a throat procedure when things went horribly awry. Get he prognosis.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Guardians of the Galaxy is once again topped the weekend box office In the five weeks since its release, it's earned more than $553 million worldwide. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finished in second. Guardians of the Galaxy is also now the #1 movie of the year, besting the previous champ, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, by over $20 million. Click here for the rest of the top 10.

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO STAR TREK! If you think you don't know enough about Star Trek, now you can fill your knowledge voids with even more useless trivia about the franchise. Click here to beam up the knowledge.

WEDNESDAY WACKINESS!
Aug. 27, 2014 9:15 am

Today is Forgiveness Day and Just Because Day.

TODAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1961: Connie Francis appears as the "mystery guest" What's My Line.
1965: The Beatles meet Elvis.
1967: The Beatles receive news that manager Brian Epstein has been found dead.
1992: John Lennon's original written lyrics for "A Day In The Life" fetch $87,000 at a Sotheby's auction.

CHRISTINE McVIE FITNESS RUMOUR! As Fleetwood Mac gets ready to launch their first tour in nearly twenty years with Christine McVie, the 71-year-old aging legend says she's been working out with a personal trainer so she'll be able to stand for long hours onstage without collapsing. Meanwhile, a new Fleetwood Mac album is in the works. Get more McVie.

KINKS CONFUSION! Ray Davies is rumored to have said in a recent interview that The Kinks will tour and release a new album in 2015, but suggested it may be without the participation of his brother Dave Davies. However, Ray says on The Kinks' Facebook page, that there will be NO Kinks reunion without BOTH Ray and Dave Davies. Read the conflicting details.

CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! After 36 years of marriage, Neil Young and his wife Pegi are getting a divorce. Pegi began singing backing vocals for her husband beginning in the 1990s and lent her talents to many of his recent albums. Neil, in turn, contributed to all three of his wife's solo records and joined her onstage at some of her concerts. Get the divorce details.

CHUCK BERRY TRIBUTE! Legendary rock pioneer Chuck Berry was honored Tuesday as a laureate of the 2014 Polar Music Prize, but the 87-year-old was unable to attend the ceremony due to illness. British rocker Dave Edmunds was on hand to accept the honor. The Polar Music Prize is considered the musical equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Read more rock.

SPEED PAINTING! Check out a video of a guy painting on a beach. You can't recognize what's he's painting until the last second. Click here to be amazed.


TUESDAY TACTICS!
Aug. 26, 2014 9:11 am

Dog lovers should love today because it's National Dog Day. It's also Women's Equality Day, commemorating commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1967: The Beatles announce that they've become disciples of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1969: Elvis starts laughing during a Las Vegas performance of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?".
1970: The Isle of Wight rock festival begins in England.
1973: 10cc makes its stage debut at the Palace Lido on England's Isle of Man.
1981: The mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada declares today "Paul Anka Day."
1987: Sonny Bono announces his intention to run for mayor of Palm Springs.

BACHMAN IN OVERDRIVE! Randy Bachman is in the middle of a series of performances that sees  him doing shows with his old Bachman-Turner Overdrive band mate Fred Turner and appearances as a special guest on Peter Frampton's tour. He kicked things off over the weekend with BTO shows in Oregon and Alaska, and now is set to join Frampton's beginning tonight in Saratoga, California. Get the itinerary.

GREATEST GUITAR RIFFS! Listeners of BBC Radio2 have chosen their 100 favorite guitar riffs of all time. "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses came in second place followed by AC/DC's "Back in Black" and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water." But what topped the poll? Make your guess and then click here.

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS OF OLD! Well before Mr. Wizard, there were some cool science experiments from about 100 years ago. Click here to do some experimenting of your own.


MONDAY
Aug. 25, 2014 9:06 am

Today is Kiss And Make Up Day. If ever there was a better time.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1967: After a two-year bout with stage fright, Brian Wilson returns to playing live concerts.
1970: Elton John begins a seventeen-night run at The Troubadour, effectively launching his career.
1973: Bobby Darin performs at the Vegas Hilton, his last concert before his death.
1976: Frankie Avalon's summer replacement variety TV series, Easy Does It, makes its debut.
1977: California governor Jerry Brown appoints Helen Reddy to the state's Parks Commission.
1994: Billy Joel is officially divorced from Christie Brinkley after nine years of marriage.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! After debuting at #1, then falling to #2 for two weeks, Guardians of The Galaxy shoved its way back into the top spot over the weekend, pushing the Turtles down to #2. Only three new movies managed to debut in the box office top 10. Click here to get the rankings.

BONANZA FAST FACTS! It was one of the longest running TV series of all time so almost everybody of any age has probably seen at least one episode of it. But for those who watched Bonanza religiously every week, here are some fun facts that you may or may not know. Click here for the trivia bonanza.


FRIDAVE!
Aug. 22, 2014 9:48 am

Today is Be An Angel Day and National Tooth Fairy Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1906: The Victor Talking Machine Company begins manufacturing the the Victrola.
1956: Elvis begins shooting his first movie, Love Me Tender.
1968: John Lennon's first wife Cynthia files for divorce, one day before their sixth anniversary.
1969: The Beatles hold their very last photographic shoot as a group.
1988: The TV documentary Aretha Franklin: Queen Of Soul airs on PBS.
2004: Al Dvorin, the announcer who coined the phrase "Elvis has left the building" dies in a car crash.

SUPREMES 50th ANNIVERSARY! Fifty years ago this week, The Supremes had their very first #1 hit,  "Where Did Our Love Go." The song was the first of five #1's in the row making the Supremes the first U.S. act ever to have five consecutive chart-topping singles. Click here for some interesting Supremes history.

CARI, GRANT & TORY! If you are a fan of the TV show Mythbusters, you may be sad to learn that hosts Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara are no longer with the show. Marquee hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman made the announcement at the end of Thursday night's show with Hyneman saying they will be "going back to our origins, with just Adam and me." Get the axe.


THURSDAVE!
Aug. 21, 2014 9:21 am

Today is National Senior Citizens Day. Take advantage of the menu.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1954: Elvis makes his first public stage appearance outside of his home state in Gladewater, TX.
1966: The Beatles play a concert  under a tarp at the Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.
1976: Worldwide sales of Elvis records pass the four hundred million mark.
1980: Linda Ronstadt makes her Broadway debut in The Pirates of Penzance.
1993: police raid Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch searching for evidence of child pornography.
1994: John Denver crashes his Porsche near Aspen and is charged with DUI.
1996: Rick James is released from Folsom State Penitentiary in California.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Stuff to check out this weekend include the likes of If I Stay (PG-13), The November Man ® and Are You Here ®. Unless you're going to the theater to get cooled off, none of them appear to be worth checking out. Click here for the rest of the new stuff.

BACHMAN TELLS STORIES! Randy Bachman, whose career includes stints with The Guess Who and BTO, shares some anecdotes and plays many of the songs he wrote or co-wrote in an upcoming new concert DVD/CD called Every Song Tells a Story. In addition to the DVD/CD, Bachman is also on tour with his current band. Click here for the itinerary.

CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan apparently have called it quits. Mellencamp's friend suggested that the 62-year-old rocker was unhappy with the amount media scrutiny he and Ryan were receiving. Mellencamp and Ryan were dating started dating in 2011. Get the breakup details.


DEATH DETAILS! Robin Williams' death certificate was issued Wednesday and reveals that he was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay just one day after his death. However, his cause of death is still "pending investigation." Click here to view the deadly document.

BURNING QUESTION! Have you ever wondered if it's okay to pee in the ocean? Even if you haven't, it's a question that you might want to check into. Click here to get the answer. Pardon me, but all this talk makes me need to get rid of some coffee.

DELINQUENT DAVE!
Aug. 20, 2014 9:04 am

I'm back from a short break from the madness. I must have had some quality time off because 2 days of doing nothing felt like a week! Anyway, thanks to Paulie P. for filling in for me.
Today is National Radio Day. Thanks for listening to the Eagle!

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1920: in Detroit WWJ 950 AM goes on the air as America's first radio station.
1960: Connie Francis begins filming her first movie, Where The Boys Are.
1969: The Beatles gather at Abbey Road studios for the final time to finalize the mastering of Abbey Road.
1987: Lindsey Buckingham leaves Fleetwood Mac.


COFFEE ADDICTION! I freely admit my love (addiction) to coffee. But I recently took this test to see just how addicted I really am. My results: apparently I'm not as addicted as I thought be cause according to the test, I'm merely a casual coffee drinker. Click here to take the test.

FRIDAY FINISH!
Aug. 15, 2014 9:03 am

Today is Relaxation Day. I think it's time to play hooky.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1939: The Wizard Of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
1956: "Colonel" Tom Parker officially becomes Elvis' manager.
1958: Buddy Holly marries Maria Elena Santiago.
1965: The Beatles play Shea Stadium
1973: Baltimore, MD, declares today "Cass Elliot Day."
1980: George Harrison's autobiography I Me Mine -- the first by any Beatle -- hits the shelves.
1980: John Lennon begins sessions for his "comeback" album, Double Fantasy.
2007: The Osmonds perform their 50th anniversary concert for PBS.

OBSOLETE SMELLS! Due to things such as technology and safety regulations, there are certain smells that no longer exist or will be extinct soon. One example is the chalk dust smell from a blackboard. Click here to get more details on obsolete smells.


THURSDAY!
Aug. 14, 2014 9:17 am

Today is National Creamsicle Day. It's also Miracle Treat Day adt Dairy Queen for CMNH.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: Elvis' mother passes away at age from a heart attack brought on by hepatitis.
1962: Pete Best is officially let go from the Beatles.
1985: Michael Jackson secretly outbids Paul McCartney for the rights to over 250 Beatles songs.
1992: Wayne Newton files for bankruptcy.
1995: The Grateful Dead break up after the untimely death of Jerry Garcia.

FORGETTABLE NAMES! Why is it when we're introduced to someone new, we immediately forget their name? I once took a class that taught me how to remember the names of a room full of people I'd just met. Unfortunately, I  forgot the method. Click here to do better.

NEW IN THEATERS! Stuff check out this weekend include The Expendables 3 (PG-13), The Giver (PG-13) and Fort McCoy ® and a new horror flick that sounds interesting to me; Septic Man ®. Click here for the rest of the new stuff in theaters tomorrow.


WEDNESDAY STUFF!
Aug. 13, 2014 9:16 am

Today is Left Hander's Day. That's right, it's Left Hander's Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Bobby Darin signs his first movie contract, a million-dollar, six-year, six-picture deal with Paramount Studios. He would go on to secure a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1962.
1963: The Four Seasons Vee Jay records for non payment of royalties.
1964: The Kinks first hit "You Really Got Me" enters the British charts.
1966: A Texas radio station organizes the first of the "Beatles bonfires."
1971: John Lennon leaves England for New York City. It would be the last time he would see England.
1977: Bachman-Turner Overdrive announce their breakup.
1980: Todd Rundgren and four others are victims of a home invasion in Woodstock, NY.
1990: Curtis Mayfield is paralyzed when a lighting tower falls from the stage onto his back.

DEAD CELEB! Hollywood loses another legend. Lauren Bacall suffered a stroke yesterday and died on the way to the hospital. She was 89 years old. Over her lengthy career, Bacall was only nominated for an Oscar once -- for playing Barbra Streisand's mother in the 1996 film The Mirror Has Two Faces. See her extensive movie career on the IMDb.

THE BOY IS BACK! Culture Club has announced their first tour of the U.S. with their original lineup in 14 years. Plus, their first album since 1999 is due next year. Boy George toured the U.S. earlier this year as a solo artist. The Culture Club tour kicks off November 15th. Click here for the itinerary.

EVIL WOMEN! If you had to identify the most evil women of history, could you do it? I must not know my history very well because not one of the names on the list sounded familiar to me. Click here to see what evil women made the list.

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