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May 21, 2015 9:47 am
May 20, 2015 9:22 am
FBPQ answer: Splash.
Today is National Memo Day and National Waiters and Waitresses Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1966: The Castiles, featuring Bruce Springsteen, perform at their own senior prom.
1971: Free announces their breakup. Two members go on to form Bad Company.
1979: Elton John performs in Moscow, the first rock star to perform there.
1981: Bob Marley is laid to rest in Jamaica.
2003: Paul McCartney is awarded an honorary doctorate in music from the conservatory of Russia's St. Petersburg University.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Stuff to blow your money at this weekend include Survivor (PG-13), San Andreas (PG-13) and Results ®. As for me, I'll be spending some quality time with my Laurel & Hardy DVDs and watching TCM. Click here for the rest of the new flicks.
ROD STEWART ALBUM! Rod Stewart's new album, Another Country, will be released in October. Last November, Stewart that his new album would feature a lot of Celtic melodies, and that he'd also been experimenting with ska and reggae sounds. Get the review.
LETTERMAN'S LAST LATE SHOW! David Letterman said goodbye to late-night TV and hello to retirement last night on his final episode of the Late Show. It was a star-studded finale that included 10 favorite guests for one last Top Ten List :Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Peyton Manning, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Barbara Walters and Alec Baldwin. The topic was "Top Ten Things I've Always Wanted to Say to Dave." Click here to watch.
STONES SURPRISE! The Rolling Stones have confirmed they'll they'll perform a surprise show at an unknown venue in L.A. tonight. The band will play every song from their classic 1971 album, Sticky Fingers. Get the details. Meanwhile, The band's Zip Code Tour officially kicks off Sunday in San Diego.
BABY ZOO PANDA! Check out a mother panda and her baby meeting each other for the first time. And try not to say awwwwe. Click here for the video.
May 19, 2015 11:32 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Joan Jett.
Today is Ice Cream Soda Day, National Hollerin' Contest Day and World Juggler's Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1960: A Liverpool band called Johnny and the Moondogs changes their name to the Silver Beetles.
1964: Elvis' 15th movie, Viva Las Vegas premieres in Hollywood.
1967: Jimi Hendrix signs with the Reprise label.
1978: The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey, premieres in Holly's hometown of Lubbock, TX.
1988:At the height of the "Is Elvis Dead" phenomenon, Priscilla Presley holds a press conference to confirm that the King did, indeed, pass on in 1977.
1998: Frank Sinatra's funeral is held in Beverly Hills.
DYLAN LATE NIGHT! In case you missed it (like I did), Bob Dylan was the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. Dylan performed a track off his Frank Sinatra covers album, Shadows in the Night. It was Dylan's first appearance on a David Letterman program since 1993. Click here to watch.
McCARTNEY GOES GAGA! Back in February, Lady Gaga posted a photo of herself in the studio with Paul McCartney working on a "secret" project. We now know that it's a new song from the upcoming animated film High in the Clouds, based on a children's adventure novel co-written by Sir Paul about a squirrel whose woodland home is destroyed by an evil developer. Get more secrets revealed.
KINKS BIOPIC DETAILS REVEALED! New details have been announced about You Really Got Me, the upcoming Kinks biopic, scheduled to begin shooting later this year. The flick will focus on the Davies brothers' infamously volatile relationship, as well as on The Kinks' career. Ray and Dave will work on the soundtrack. Get more details.
RUMER HAS IT! Rumer Willis was declared the winner of season 20 of Dancing With the Stars last night, beating out Noah Galloway and Riker Lynch. Willis and Lynch had been tied for first place, with Galloway in second. The judges' scores were combined with viewers' votes, with the winner being the dancer with the highest combined scores. Get the points recap.
INTERNET SPACE RUNNING OUT! You might think that there are an infinite number of IP addresses on the internet. But the allotted number is about to run out this summer. So how are the powers that be going to solve the problem? Click here to deal with it.
May 18, 2015 9:18 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Running Down A Dream and Thunder Road.
Today is Boys Club & Girls Club Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: The first single to be recorded on 8-track, Bobby Darin's "Splish Splash," is released.
1960: DJ Alan Freed is officially indicted in the "payola" scandal.
1961: The Everly Brothers form the Calliope label.
1965: The FBI investigates the Kingsmen's hit Louie Louie and decide the song is too garbled to make out.
1976: Keith Richards crashes his Bentley into a highway divider just north of London.
1980: Ringo Starr and Barbra Bach crash their car near the spot where T. Rex's Marc Bolan was killed.
1984: Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon marks its tenth anniversary on the Billboard album charts.
1985: Motown celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Theater.
1998: Sonny and Cher are awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
YES ILLNESS! Yes bassist Chris Squire has been diagnosed with a rare form of the the leukemia, which affects blood cell production. Squire will begin treatment for the disease which means he won't be a part of Yes' upcoming North American tour with Toto. Get the prognosis.
SCHAFFER'S FAVORITES! David Letterman's last show is tomorrow night and his band leader Paul Shaffer has had some incredible musical moments in his 33 years of working with Letterman.Among his favorite musical guests were James Brown, Carole King and Eric Clapton. Bob Dylan will be the program's final announced musical guest tonight. Get more musical moments.
HOW TO TELL IF YOU'RE DEAD! Finally, some ways to tell if whether or not you're truly dead to avoid the horror of being buried alive. Click here to check out clever ways people used to tel if their loved ones were really and truly dead.
May 15, 2015 9:50 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Airplane.
Today is International Museum Day, No Dirty Dishes Day and Visit Your Relatives Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: Jackie DeShannon makes her TV debut on the Jackie Gleason Show.
1963: The Beatles begin their third tour of 1963 in Buckinghamshire, England.
1966: Bruce Springsteen steps into a recording studio for the first time with his band The Castiles.
1975: Chaos ensues at a "Fun Day" concert in London featuring The Bay City Rollers.
1978: The Buddy Holly Story starring Gary Busey premieres in Dallas.
1981: Diana Ross leaves Motown Records after 20 years for a new home on RCA.
1994: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley get married.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Pitch Perfect 2 struck a chord with moviegoers over the weekend and set a record for a movie musical debut. Mad Max: Fury Road premiered in second place while Avengers: Age Of Ultron fell from the top spot to third place. Click here for the complete rankings.
DANCING WITH THE STARS! A new Dancing with the Stars champion will be crowned this week. The two-part season finale begins tonight featuring three remaining couples -- Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, and Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy all vying for the mirrorball trophy. Get the latest.
THE TWO-WHEELED CAR?
Isn't that called a motorcycle? A company has developed what it calls a two-wheeled car. I guess it's a car because it's enclosed. Click here
to decide for yourself.
May 14, 2015 9:49 am
FBPQ answer today: #1 and #9.
Today is National Bike To Work Day, National Chocolate Chip Day and Police Officer's Memorial Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1954: Elvis auditions for a gig at a Memphis club and is told he'll never make it as a singer.
1961: Brenda Lee guest stars on Make Room For Daddy.
1963: The Rolling Stones sign to Decca Records.
1963: The 5th Annual Grammy Awards takes place.
1967: Paul McCartney meets a young photographer named Linda Eastman.
1973: The Pointer Sisters make their stage debut at the Troubadour in LA.
1975: The latest lineup of Fleetwood Mac plays their first show together in El Paso.
1977: Procol Harum plays what will prove to be their last live show in New York.
1996:The earliest-ever footage of the Beatles, found in a Liverpool home, was broadcast by Britain's ITV; it shows the group (minus sound) performing at the Casanova Club on February 14, 1961.
THE THRILL IS GONE! B.B. King has died at age 89. He passed away yesterday due to a series of small strokes caused by dementia. King had been in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas after experiencing health issues last month related to diabetes. Click here for his extensive obit. Today's Drivin' Home Forgotten Oldie will spotlight his biggest pop hit.
STONES Q&A! If you've ever wanted to ask a question to the members of The Rolling Stones, you'll be able to take part in their first ever Twitter Q&A. Submit questions right now via The Stones' Twitter account. Answers to select questions will be posted this Monday, May 18, at noon.
KC SURGERY! KC & the Sunshine Band frontman Harry Wayne Casey is recovering from an unspecified surgical procedure over the weekend. His health issues first were revealed last week via his band's Facebook page. Click here for the prognosis.
COLD COFFEE CONCOCTIONS! I prefer my coffee hot and black. But if you feel the need to keep cool this summer with a cold cup of coffee, check out some exotic flavors to try.
May 11, 2015 9:11 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Billy Joel, Elton John & Rodney Dangerfield.
Today is Dance Like A Chicken Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Buddy Holly visits his optometrist's office to correct his horrible 20/800 vision with primitive contact lenses, but Buddy hates them, and decides to keep his signature glasses.
1966: The Kingsmen's of "Louie Louie" enters the Billboard singles charts for a record nineth time..
1968: John Lennon and Paul McCartney appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
1988: Atlantic Records' 40th Anniversary celebration takes place at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1993:Christie's auction house in London sells the acoustic guitar on which Elvis Presley recorded his first Sun single, "That's All Right, Mama" to an unnamed bidder for $152,000.
AMERICAN IDOL WINNER!
According to the viewers,Nick Fradiani is the new American Idol champion. The 29 year-old singer from Guilford, Connecticut, beat out Clark Beckham, 22, from White House, Tennessee. For his efforts, Fradiani will receive a recording contract with Big Machine Records and both finalists received a 2015 Ford Focus ST. Get the recap
GINGER BAKER TOUR!
Cream drummer Ginger Baker will return to the U.S. next month for a summer tour with his current group, Jazz Confusion. The nine-date trek begins with a June 11 concert in Austin, Texas, through a June 21 performance in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Click here
for the itinerary.
A SIMPSON VOICE QUITS!
The voice actor responsible for Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner and other residents of Springfield has parted ways with The Simpsons. 71 year-old Harry Shearer is leaving the show which was recently renwed for seasons 27 and 28. Click here
to find out how the show will deal with his characters.
Check out a machine that can print an edible pancake. The printing of syrup is still in the development stage. Click for the cake
May 8, 2015 9:12 am
The answer to today's FBPQ: Rhoda.
Today is Eat What You Want Day (Ramen please) and Twilight Zone Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: The Everly Brothers make their stage debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
1957: Buddy Holly & the Crickets fail an audition for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts.
1959: Annette Funicello makes her first appearance on Make Room For Daddy.
1965: The Byrds make their TV debut on Hullabaloo.
1967: The Bee Gees make their first big splash on UK television. performing n the BBC's Top Of The Pops.
1972: John Lennon makes a guest appearance on the Dick Cavett Show.
1972: David Cassidy appears nearly-naked on the cover of Rolling Stone.
1975: Cher's new boyfriend, Gregg Allman, appears on her TV show Cher.
1989: Roy Orbison is posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
1990: Ritchie Valens is finally awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2003: Jackson Browne is the guest star on The Simpsons.
AMERICAN IDOL NO MORE! One of TV's most successful shows will be calling it quits next year. American Idol's 15th season will be its last. What was once a ratings powerhouse has seemed to run its course and has suffered in recent years from steadily-declining audience numbers, a slide it can't stop. Get the details.
ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP! David Crosby and Cream drummer Ginger Baker will be on hand to jam and chat with attendees at the upcoming event November 5-8 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood. Activities include writing and recording an original song, jam sessions, tutorial classes, Q&A sessions with the famous music artists and the chance to perform on the Whisky a Go Go stage. Get out you wallet and click here to register.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! The Avengers: Age of Ultron has held on to the top spot for a second week in a row, raking in 875 million dollars worldwide so far. The Reese Witherspoon-Sofia Vergara comedy Hot Pursuit opened in second place while The Jack Black film The D Train couldn't crakc the top 10. Click here for the rankings.
BEAR WALKING! Check out what appears to be a man in a bear suit, but is actually a bear that prefers to walk on its hind legs. Could we be witnessing some form of bear evolution? Click here to watch.
May 5, 2015 12:00 pm
Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Heart & Joan Jett.
Today is Iris Day, Military Spouses Day, No Socks Day, V-E Day and World Red Cross Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1961: Ricky Nelson turns 21 and drops the "y" from his name.
1967: Bob Dylan makes a short film of his single "Subterranean Homesick Blues" flipping giant cue cards to the lyrics.
1967: Gerry and the Pacemakers breaks up.
1969: The Beatles sign a contract making Allen Klein their manager.
1991: 55-year-old Bill Wyman divorces 21-year-old model Mandy Smith, after three years of marriage.
CELEBRITY SUE-AGE! A U.S. district court has declined to dismiss the copyright-infringement lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," ruling that it should tried in federal court. The suit claims that the opening of "Stairway" was plagiarized from a 1968 instrumental titled "Taurus" by the group Spirit. Get more frivolousness.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Stuff to check out this weekend include 5 Flights Up (PG-13), Hot Pursuit (PG-13) and my pick of the week, Maggie (PG-13). Click here for the rest of the new stuff opening nationwide today.
HENDRIX BIOPIC! Last fall, an independent Jimi Hendrix biopic titled Jimi: All Is by My Side premiered in U.S. theaters. And now a movie sanctioned by his family is moving forward. No word yet who might portray Hendrix. Click here for the details.
WRONG WORDS! Many people do it. Myself included. Use the wrong word or spell it incorrectly. Check out 140 words that you may be getting wrong and "spell check" might not catch .
May 1, 2015 7:35 am
Today's FBPQ answer is: Back in the U.S.S.R., Suzie Q and R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
Today is Cinco De Mayo, National Hoagie Day and Oyster Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Elvis' album Elvis becomes the first rock and roll album to hit #1 on the Billboard charts.
1960: The Quarry Men change their name to The Silver Beetles.
1968: Buffalo Springfield plays their final gig in Long Beach, CA.
1973: Led Zeppelin breaks all previous concert records when they pack Tampa Stadium full of 56,800 fans.
1983: Top Of The Pops broadcasts its 1,000th show.
1986: Cleveland is chosen as the future site of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1992: The Beach Boys appear on Full House.
1997: Texas Governor George W. Bush declares today ZZ Top Day.
2004: Charley Pride undergoes surgery in a Dallas hospital to remove a blood clot from his brain.
Apr. 28, 2015 10:53 am
Today's FBPQ answer is: Gimme Three Steps.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: Chuck Berry is signed to Chess Records.
1957: The Kingston Trio forms.
1957: The first issue of 16 Magazine, featuring Elvis on the cover, is published.
1963: Lesley Gore performs "It's My Party," on American Bandstand.
1967: Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is arrested by the FBI for draft-dodging.
1967: Elvis marries Priscilla Beaulieu.
1969: Bob Dylan guest stars on The Johnny Cash Show.
1973: Washington, DC mayor Walter Washington officially declares today Marvin Gaye day in the singer's hometown.
1975: The Rolling Stones announce their upcoming tour by being driven down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, performing "Brown Sugar" on the back of a flatbed truck.
1979: Elton John becomes the first western pop act to perform in Israel.
1986: The Rolling Stones shoot the video for their new single, "One Hit (To The Body)."
1989: A suspicious man is arrested in a Los Angeles jewelry store after anonymous calls to the police; the man in question turns out to be Michael Jackson in a ludicrous disguise.
RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS!
Apr. 20, 2015 9:01 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Juanita.
Today is International Astronomy Day, Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss Your Mate Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1965: Barbra Streisand's first TV special, My Name Is Barbra, airs on CBS.
1968: The musical Hair opens on Broadway.
1968: The Seeds guest star on the sitcom The Mothers-In-Law.
1975: John Lennon is the guest on the Tonight Show, while Ringo Starr appears on the Smothers Brothers.
1987: The Art Of Excellence by Tony Bennett becomes the first album to be initially released on CD instead of the traditional vinyl format.
THE VOICE RECAP!
Season eight of The Voice rolled on Monday night with the top 8 performing live after receiving a little help from three of the show's former coaches. Usher was on hand during rehearsals to advise Adam Levine's team; Cee Lo Green assisted Blake Shelton's artists; and Gwen Stefani offered her two cents to Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera's contestants. Get the recap
CELEBRITY WEDDING BELLS! Ann Wilson followed her heart and got married over the weekend.
The couple's romance was a long time in the making, originally meeting each other back in the '80s. The two are both 64 years old. Get the wedded bliss.
YOKO ONO SONG! She may be 82 years old, but Yoko Ono is shooting up the dance charts with reworking of her 1973 song, "Woman Power," currently holding the #13 position on the Billboard Dance Club Songs charts.The original version of the track, which featured the late John Lennon on guitar, appeared on Ono's fourth record Feeling the Space. Don't forget your earplugs when you sample the song here.
REINCARNATION MACHINE! Who were you in a past life? Now you can find out with the Reincarnation Machine. Click here to discover your past self.
WEDNESDAVE - ALL DAY!
Apr. 15, 2015 9:13 am
Always get me down. But the Dave Page is here to pick you up for another week of fun.
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: An American Werewolf In London.
Today is Look Alike Day, Patriot's Day and Volunteer Recognition Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1964: Elvis' fifteenth film, Viva Las Vegas, premieres in New York.
1968: Deep Purple makes their stage debut at the Vestpoppen, in Kastrup, Denmark.
1968: The Beatles' new label, Apple Music, runs "This Man Has Talent" ads in Britain's New Musical Express, seeking demo tapes from unknown artists.
1981: John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas is sentenced to five years for helping a Los Angeles-area pharmacist sell fake prescriptions, as well as drug possession.
1992: Queen reunites for a tribute charity concert dedicated to Freddie Mercury.
1999: Billy Joel announces his retirement from touring and recording pop music.
RINGO ROCK HALL! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held Saturday night in Cleveland and Ringo became the final member of the Beatles to be inducted as a solo artist. Paul McCartney did the honors. In his speech, McCartney recalled how he, George Harrison and John Lennon knew Ringo was the right drummer for them when he was able to play a tricky Ray Charles song that few could get correct. Click here for the highlights.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Furious 7 remained the top movie at the box office for the third weekend in a row. Meanwhile, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 opened in second place followed by the horror flick Unfriended. Click here to get the complete rankings.
iPHONE vs ANDROID! The debate turned bloody between two drunken roommates arguing over which is the better cell phone. One roomy smashed a beer bottle over his roommate's head and then stole his car. He was arrested a short while later, covered in blood. Get the report.
COLLEGE EDUCATION MATTERS! Attention college grads: Finding a job in your selected major makes a difference in your income and other ways down the road. Researchers at New York University found that college graduates who hold a job related to their major three to four years after graduation held advantages both financially and in certain intangible ways as compared to those who worked in fields unrelated to their majors. Click here for the findings.
BURNING QUESTION! Why do humans have chins? Click here for the fascinating answer. Or not.
Apr. 3, 2015 9:42 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Willie Mays, Cobb and DiMaggio.
BILLY JOEL DAD AGAIN! It appears that Billy Joel has knocked up his longtime girlfriend. It will be his second child. He and ex-wife Christie Brinkley have a 29-year-old daughter. If it you think there's a significant age difference, you're correct. He's 65. She's 33! Get more glowing details.
Today is Rubber Eraser Day and Titanic Remembrance Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: Buddy Holly's guitar is stolen from the Crickets' station wagon when they stop for lunch.
1960: Dick Clark's movie, Because They're Young, premieres in New York.
1964: After a long day of filming for their first movie, still titled Beatlemania!, Ringo declares that it's been "a hard day's night."
1966: Buffalo Springfield make their live debut, opening for the Byrds in San Bernardino, CA.
1971: The Beatles are awarded their one and only Oscar, for the title track to the film Let It Be.
1989: Roy Orbison's comeback single, "You Got It," hits the Top 10 four months after his death.
HEART CRUISIN'! Heart is among the performers set to perform aboard Carnival cruise ships this summer and fall. Heart has three shipboard performances in Cozumel: October 20 aboard Carnival Paradise, October 21 aboard Carnival Ecstasy and October 22 aboard Carnival Breeze. Cruise here to see who else will be part of the "Live Concert Series."
As I mentioned on my show yesterday, the man most famous for the 1966 #1 pop hit "When A Man Loves A Woman" has died of natural causes. Percy Sledge was 73. Get the obit
BRUCE JENNER PROMO CLIP!
A promo clip leading up to the two-hour ABC special, Bruce Jenner -- The Interview, which will air Friday, April 24, at 9 p.m. has been released. The former 65 year old Olympic athlete talks to Diane Sawyer about his transition into a woman. Click here
to view the clip.
Are getting a tax refund this year? If so, have you already spent it? 78% of Americans are expecting an average refund of $2815. One-third plan to spend it on a vacation. Click here
to find out the other top ways Americans will spend their refunds. I have mine earmarked for my Roth IRA.
We all do it. Eat at our computers. And now there's a new keyboeard to keep the food out of the keyboard. Please welcome, the keyboard plate. Click here
to see it in action.
APRIL FOOL'S DAVE!
Apr. 1, 2015 10:44 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is Jack's Bistro.
Today is Good Friday and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day. I guess I'll be going to work today.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Elvis makes the first of what would be two appearances on the Milton Berle Show,
1959: The BBC, objecting to the concept of "spitballs," bans the Coasters' hit "Charlie Brown."
1960: The Everly Brothers make their UK stage debut in London.
1961: Paul Anka guest stars as himself on Make Room For Daddy.
1966: Folksinger Peter Tork opens a solo stint at the Troubadour in Hollywood.
1978: Cher's first solo TV special, Cher... Special, airs on TV.
1991: Paul McCartney tapes his episode of MTV's acoustic showcase Unplugged.
BOWIE BROADWAY BOUND! David Bowie recently revealed that he's been working on an off-Broadway production titled Lazarus, inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, and focuses on the character Thomas Jerome Newton, whom Bowie portrayed in the 1976 film version of the book. The production should debut this winter. Get the details.
STYX BOXED! A new vinyl box set of eight of Styx albums will be released May 12th. Styx: The A&M Albums 1975-1984 spans 1975's Equinox through 1983's Kilroy Was Here, as well as the 1984 live album Caught in the Act. The band's years on the A&M label were Styx's most successful. Click here for the list of albums included.
NETFLIX HOUSE OF CARDS! Netflix announced that it has renewed House of Cards for a fourth season. Production will begin this summer. Netflix has yet to comment on reports that it's attached to a Full House update, Fuller House. Get the rumor.
THE ORIGIN OF COLOR BARS! We've all seen them. The color bars on TV. Today we try to answer the burning question, how did they come about? Click here for the interesting answer.
Mar. 26, 2015 8:47 am
Join the Eagle from noon to 2pm today at Cary Heating & Ari Conditioning to get your free pair of tickets to the Eagle listener Appreciation Dance on April 11th at the All Star Lanes Banquet Hall! See you there!
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Z and Q.
Today is April Fool's Day, International Fun At Work Day and International Tatting Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: George Martin becomes head of A&R for Parlophone.
1956: Elvis arrives at Paramount Studios for a screen test for The Rainmaker.
1957: Frankie Lymon becomes the youngest act to ever headline London's Palladium.
1959: James Darren guest stars on The Donna Reed Show.
1969: The Beach Boys leave the Capitol label.
1970: Woodstock, the musical documentary of the happening, premieres in Hollywood.
1970: Ringo Starr enters Abbey Road alone for what would be the very last Beatles session.
1975: The Bay City Rollers' UK variety show Shang-A-Lang premieres on ITV.
1976: AC/DC makes its live UK debut at London club The Red Cow.
2008: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declares today "Cheap Trick Day."
CATS vs DOGS!
The debate continues. Which pet is better, cats or dogs? Click here
to view the controversy. For the record, I have two cats that don't play nicely
Mar. 23, 2015 9:48 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.
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. 18, 2015 9:14 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
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.
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.