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TUESDAVE!
Apr. 25, 2017 9:15 am

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Andy Sipowicz.

Today is East Meets West Day and Penguin Awareness Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1960 Funeral services are held for Eddie Cochran.
1967 The Beatles laid down tracks for "Magical Mystery Tour" at Abbey Road studios.
1968 The Beatles refuse to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show. Ringo Starr would later explain, "We don't do benefits."
1974 Jim Morrison's 27 year old widow, Pam, died of an overdose.
1977 Elvis makes what will be the last recordings of his life at a concert in Saginaw, Michigan.
1981 Paul McCartney decides to disband Wings.
1990 The guitar that Jimi Hendrix used to perform the "Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock is auctioned off in London for $295,000.
1994 The Eagles played the first of two shows where they recorded their "Hell Freezes Over" album.
2007 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, of the Halloween anthem "The Monster Mash", died at age 69.

ELTON JOHN UPDATE! Elton John is recovering from a severe bacterial infection which he picked up during a tour of South America. On his return flight home, he became "violently ill." and was admitted to the hospital, where he "underwent immediate treatment to remove the infection." Meanwhile, his concerts for April and May in Las Vegas have been cancelled with refunds available. Get the prognosis.

MADONNA BIOPIC! A Madonna biopic, Blond Ambition, is in the early stages of development. The movie will deal with Madonna as she works on her debut album, "struggling in a business that treats women badly, while also dealing with a burgeoning love life and the first hints of fame." Get the details.

BANANARAMA REUNITES! After nearly 30 years, the members Bananarama have buried the hatchet on their petty squabbling and will launch a U.K. tour in November. Talk of a reunion tour first came about over the holidays and the tour may only be just the beginning for the trio. Grab a banana and click here.

DWTS RECAP! On Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, it was the men versus the women for the first ever Boy Bands vs. Girl Groups night. But the season's first perfect score just wasn't good enough to save Heather Morris from her shocking elimination. Get the scores.

EARNHARDT JR. RETIRING! NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. is parking his No. 88 Chevy. He announced this morning that he's retiring from the NASCAR Cup series at the end of the current season. Jr. has won more than 600 races in 18 seasons, including two Daytona 500 wins. Get the details.

SMART BANDAGES! With the spread of antibiotic-resistant bugs, wound care is especially important nowadays, and a university in the U.K. has develped a so-called "smart bandage." The sensor-packed patches could monitor for infection and clotting, and inform you and your doctor via a smartphone app. Trials could start next year. Get the details.


MONDAVE!
Apr. 24, 2017 9:13 am

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: 1976.

Today is Pig A Blanket Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957 16 year old Ricky Nelson releases his first record, "Teenager's Romance".
1963 Eighteen year old Brenda Lee marries nineteen year old Ronnie Shacklett.
1971 Bob Welch replaces the departed Jeremy Spencer in Fleetwood Mac.
1975 Peter Ham of Badfinger committed suicide at age 27.
1976 Lorne Michaels offers The Beatles $3,000 to reunite on SNL.
1984 48 year old Jerry Lee Lewis married wife number six. She was 22.
2016 Billy Paul died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! The Fate of the Furious has topped the weekend box office for a second week in a row. The Boss Baby and Disney's Beauty and the Beast finished also held pat in second and third place again this week. Meanwhile, Born in China was the highest debut of the week in fourth. Get the rest of the rankings.

DEAD CELEB! Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi died over the weekend of stage 4 cancer. She as 56. An autopsy is pending. Get the obit.

GOLF BALL HASH BROWNS! Some frozen hash browns have been recalled due to possible contamination from golf balls. McCain Foods USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with "extraneous golf ball materials." A spokesman says that if golfers eat the golf ball material, it could improve their hacking. Click here to taste the greens.


FRIDAVE!
Apr. 21, 2017 9:47 am

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Elton John.

Today is Kindergarten Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963 The Beatles and The Rolling Stones meet for the first time during a Stones' performance at the Crawdaddy Club.
1965 The Beach Boys appear on Shindig!
1969 Janis Joplin makes her first London concert appearance at Royal Albert Hall.
1970 Elton John makes his solo concert debut, opening for T. Rex in London.
1993 Bill Wyman married for the third time. He was 56. She was 33.
2008 Al Wilson, famous for the 1974 hit "Show and Tell" died at the age of 68.
2016 Prince died at the age of 57.


THURSDAVE!
Apr. 20, 2017 9:22 am

The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Emily Litella.

Today is Look Alike Day, National High Five Day, and Volunteer Recognition Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1968 The Rolling Stones record "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
1970 Catholic and Protestant youth groups adopt the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" as a religious symbol.
1980 84 year old George Burns becomes the oldest person to have a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when "I Wish I Was 18 Again" peaked at number forty-nine.
1985 Wham! became the first group to release cassettes in the People's Republic of China.
1999 Billy Joel performs what he says is his last Rock music concert at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New flicks to check out this weekend include Born In China (G), Free Fire ® and Phoenix Forgotten (PG-13). Click here fore the rest of the new flicks to throw money at this weekend.

PRINCE DAY! Friday will be Prince Day in Minnesota, Prince's home state. Governor Mark Dayton has declared tomorrow, the one-year anniversary of Prince's death, "Prince Day." As part of the commemoration, the Interstate 35W Bridge that crosses the Mississippi in downtown Minneapolis will be lit purple on Thursday and Friday. Get the details.

RECORD STORE DAY!
David Crosby is among the many artists releasing vinyl on Record Store Day this Saturday. His contribution will be a four-song EP titled David Crosby and the Lighthouse Band. Only 2,500 copies of the disc are being produced. Get more on it.

RICHARD SIMMONS SPEAKS! Richard Simmons, who vanished from the public eye in recent years, has broken his silence by releasing a statement to his fans on his Facebook page. Simmons, who was hospitalized on Monday for severe indigestion, thanked all those who showed concern. Get more revelations.

NO MORE COWBELL!
In Erie Pennsylvania, a hockey arena has banned cowbells from all events after a recent incident. The Erie Otters hockey team were providing cowbells to fans as a giveaway, but after the victory, fans tossed them onto the ice to celebrate which drew the ire of arena officials. So for now, the cowbells have been put on ice. Get the details.


WEDNESDAVE!
Apr. 19, 2017 10:21 am

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: the gravy train.

Today is National Garlic Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1965 The film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show opened in London.
1968 John Lennon and George Harrison leave the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in India two weeks before their study is complete. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney have already left.
1982 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a European tour after their New York Central Park concert the year before.
2012 Levon Helm who sang lead vocals on The Band's hit "Up on Cripple Creek", died at the age of 71.

PEOPLE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL! Once again, Julia Roberts has been named People's Most Beautiful Woman. The 49-year-old, who first graced the cover of the special issue in 1991, has now been given that title for a record fifth time. Click here for the rest of the beautiful people.

STILLS/COLLINS TOUR! In 1967, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins who was his inspiration for the 1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash hit "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." Now, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their relationship, Stills and Collins are teaming up for a collaborative album as well as a U.S. summer tour. Get the itinerary.

PRINCE DEATH ANNIVERSARY! To mark the one year anniversary of the death of Prince this Friday, a new, six-song EP of previously unreleased Prince material is planned. But Prince's estate has filed a lawsuit to stop its release and have the masters turned over to them. Sorry Prince fans. Get the details.

RODNEY KING DOCUMENTARY! Morgan Freeman will produce a limited TV series about the late Rodney King. The new doc will highlight King's life up to the 1991 incident in which he was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers following a traffic stop, and the aftermath. King's family has given their blessing but no word on what network it will air on. Get the details.

CELL PHONE SLOWDOWN UNSAFE? Researchers in Australia set up more than 30 young drivers in a simulator to see if slowing down while texting and driving was any safer. It wasn't. In fact, drivers were four times more likely to get into an accident by slowing down. Get the surprising results.


FRIDAY!
Mar. 31, 2017 10:24 am

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: The Beverly Hillbillies was cancelled.

Today is Bunsen Burner Day, National Clam on the Half Shell Day, and World Backup Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1949 RCA Victor introduces the 45 rpm single record.
1956 Brenda Lee made her first network TV appearance on Ozark Jamboree.
1958 Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" is released.
1967 Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar for the first time at The Rainbow Theatre.
1982 The Doobie Brothers announced that they were splitting up.
1986 O'Kelly Isley of The Isley Brothers died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 48.

DOORS ALBUM! In celebration of January 4, 2017 50th anniversary of the release of The Doors' self-titled debut album, a deluxe reissue of the landmark record hits stores today. The four-disc collection contains features remastered editions of the album's original mono and stereo mixes and more. Get more Doors.


NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New stuff hitting the big screen today includes The Boss Baby (PG) and Ghost In The Shell (PG-13). Click here to see what other flicks will challenge Beauty And The Beast for the top spot at the box office this weekend.

STAR CARS! Roger Daltrey is one of several U.K. musicians who has been helping to design collectors-edition versions of the Rolls Royce Wraith that will raise money for select charities. The first four vehicles in the "Inspired by British Music" series have been unveiled, including two by Daltrey, one by Ray Davies and one by Giles Martin, son of George Martin. Click here to see the cars.

NEW USE FOR DUCT TAPE! In Houston, Texas, a call was made to police about a man duct-taped to a Yield sign. Police arrived just in time to see a man with a knife cut his friend down from the sign. It turns out that the guy was duct-taped to the sign after he lost a bet on the Rockets/Warriors basketball game Tuesday night. Get the police report.

MONDAY MONDAVE!
Mar. 13, 2017 9:08 am

I hope everybody is enjoying the snow. I had to get my shovel down from the rafters again. Good thing Spring begins a week from today and I'm holding it to Mother Nature to give us better weather.

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Paul.

Today is Ear Muff Day and Jewel Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956 Elvis' first album is released by RCA.
1959 On Friday the 13th, The Kingston Trio's plane made an emergency landing in Indiana.
1961 Ricky Nelson records "Travelin' Man".
1965 Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds.
1987 Bob Seger receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Kong: Skull Island, took an easy win over all newcomers at the box office with basically weak competition among new flicks. Meanwhile, Logan came in at #2 followed by Get Out at #3, The Shack at #4 and The LEGO Batman Movie at #5. Click here for the rest of the rankings.

DEAD CELEB! Joni Sledge one of the sisters in Sister Sledge died last Friday of undisclosed causes. She was 60. Sister Sledge is famous for their hits "We Are Family" and "He's the Greatest Dancer". Get the obit.

CLASSIC EAST & WEST LINEUP! The bi-coastal music festival, dubbed Classic East and Classic West, has confirmed more acts to the upcoming July festivals. Six artists in all will play each two-night festival. The first night will feature the Eagles, Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers. Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire perform on the second night. Get the itinerary.

PLAY-DOH PATENT PENDING! Hasbro has filed for a patent for the SCENT of Play-Doh. The company says the unique smell officially is: "A sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and a natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough." Take a sniff.


FINALLY FRIDAVE!
Feb. 10, 2017 1:17 pm

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: The Space Cowboy, The Gangster of Love and Maurice.

Today is Umbrella Day. Looks like you might need one tomorrow.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956 Little Richard records "Long Tall Sally."
1959 Link Wray performs his instrumental hit "Rumble" on American Bandstand.
1968 The Beatles close their American fan club and business office.
1972 T-Rex, kicks off their first headlining tour of the US.
1993 Oprah Winfrey interviews Michael Jackson on her prime-time TV special.
2005 Roger Daltrey was awarded the CBE by Queen Elizabeth II.

RECORD BREAKING PAPER AIRPLANE! Grab a piece of paper and watch a how-to video on making the perfect paper airplane. Click here for the details.


WEDNESDAY!
Feb. 8, 2017 9:08 am

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Ian Gillan and Ronnie James Dio - Yes, David Coverdale - no.

Today is Boy Scout Day and Kite Flying Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959 Johnny Cash performs on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1963 The Four Tops sign with Motown and receive a $400 signing bonus.
1965 The Dave Clark Five begin filming the movie Catch Us If You Can.
1967 Peter And Gordon announce their split up.
1969 George Harrison's tonsils are removed.
1980 David Bowie and his wife Angie divorce after nearly ten years of marriage.
1990 50 year old Del Shannon died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

DEAD CELEB! Richard Hatch, best known for playing Apollo on TV's Battlestar Galactica died yesterday at age 71 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Hatch, who later appeared in the 2004 series reboot,  began his TV acting career on the daytime soap All My Children in 1970. Get the obit.

RARE BEATLES FOOTAGE FOUND! Previously unseen footage of The Beatles performing in Montreal during their first North American tour in 1964 will go up for bid in the U.K. as part of a memorabilia sale. The 10-minute film was discovered recently in a drawer by the grandson of the man who shot it after he passed away. The film is expected to fetch at least $12,500. Watch a snippit.

DAVE DAVIE'S DATES! Dave Davies continues to add dates to his upcoming tour in support of his forthcoming solo album, Open Road. 14 show have been confirmed, launching April 6th in Milwaukee.
Fans can expect to hear stuff from his new album as well as Kinks songs. Get the details.

HOT & COLD PAIN! And now, another answer to the question nobody asked: Why do we feel pain with hot and cold? Click here for the fascinating, if boring answer.

THE TOP 102 ACCORDING TO YOU!
Dec. 31, 2016 5:33 pm

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Follow along as I count 'em down from 6pm to midnight on the Eagle!

6PM HOUR 1

102. FOOTLOOSE/Kenny Loggins
101. PROUD MARY/Creedence Clearwater Revival
100. LOTTA LOVE/Nicolette Larson
99.  TIN MAN/America
98.  IT'S THE SAME OLD SONG/The Four Tops
97.  CECILIA/Simon & Garfunkel
96.  IT'S STILL ROCK & ROLL TO ME/Billy Joel
95.  WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES/The Doobie Brothers
94.  OVER YOU/Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
93.  TOO MANY FISH IN THE SEA/The Marvelettes
92.  DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS/Billy Joe Royal
91.  THE STORY IN YOUR EYES/The Moody Blues
90.  ABRACADABRA/Steve Miller Band
89.  JUMPIN' JACK FLASH/The Rolling Stones
88.  DEVIL WOMAN/Cliff Richard
87.  LOVE ME TWO TIMES/The Doors
86.  JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER/Herman's Hermits

7PM HOUR 2

85. YOU MIGHT THINK/The Cars
84. JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE MIND/The Amboy Dukes
83. IT'S SO EASY/Linda Ronstadt
82. BENNIE AND THE JETS/Elton John
81. GOD ONLY KNOWS/The Beach Boys
80. I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE/Rare Earth
79. WONDERFUL TONIGHT/Eric Clapton
78. ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO/Rick Derringer
77. I WILL SURVIVE/Gloria Gaynor
76. LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH/Stephen Stills
75. INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS/Strawberry Alarm Clock
74. I CAN HELP/Billy Swan
73. RUN TO HIM/Bobby Vee
72. LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE/The Monkees
71. ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PT II)/Pink Floyd
70. HELLO IT'S ME/Todd Rundgren
69. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN/Percy Sledge

8PM HOUR 3

68. UNDERCOVER ANGEL/Alan O'Day
67. HERE COMES THE SUN/The Beatles
66. WHO CAN IT BE NOW?/Men At Work
65. BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY/Daniel Boone
64. GET OFF MY CLOUD/The Rolling Stones
63. WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND/Grand Funk
62. ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS/Bob Seger
61. ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG/Billy Joel
60. RESPECT/Aretha Franklin
59. NO MATTER WHAT/Badfinger
58. ASK THE LONELY/Four Tops
57. CRACKLIN' ROSIE/Neil Diamond
56. THE SEARCH IS OVER/Survivor
55. SOUL MAN/Sam & Dave
54. ROCK'N ME/Steve Miller
53. AMERICAN WOMAN/The Guess Who
52. YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BE SO NICE/Lovin' Spoonful

9PM HOUR 4

51. DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE/Huey Lewis & The News
50. SAN FRANCISCO (BE SURE TO WEAR FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR)/Scott McKenzie
49. I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE (DISCO 'ROUND)/Alicia Bridges
48. DANIEL/Elton John
47. YOU REALLY GOT ME/The Kinks
46. JOHNNY B. GOODE/Chuck Berry
45. BORN TO RUN/Bruce Springsteen
44. GIMME SOME LOVIN'/Spencer Davis Group
43. ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT/Cat Stevens
42. TEMPTATION EYES/The Grass Roots
41. GLORIA/The Shadows of Night
40. STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU/Stealers Wheel
39. AFRICA/Toto
38. A WHITER SHADE OF PALE/Procol Harum
37. SISTER GOLDEN HAIR/America
36. DOMINO/Van Morrison
35. HELP ME, RHONDA/The Beach Boys

10PM HOUR 5

34. I'VE GOT A ROCK N' ROLL HEART/Eric Clapton
33. LIGHT MY FIRE/Jose Feliciano
32. LONG TALL SALLY/Little Richard
31. JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES)/John Fred & His Playboy Band
30. NEEDLES AND PINS/The Searchers
29. LIKE A ROLLING STONE/Bob Dylan
28. IMAGINE/John Lennon Plastic Ono Band
27. IT'S RAINING MEN/The Weather Girls
26. OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL/Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
25. VENUS/The Shocking Blue
24. WILD THING/The Troggs
23. HOOKED ON A FEELING/Blue Swede
22. R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A./John Cougar Mellencamp
21. BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP/The Foundations
20. JIVE TALKIN'/Bee Gees
19. TEQUILA/The Champs
18. HANKY PANKY/Tommy James & The Shondells

11PM HOUR 6

17. DREAMS/Fleetwood Mac
16. LOVE HER MADLY/The Doors
15. TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN/Steve Miller
14. JAILHOUSE ROCK/Elvis Presley
13. DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY/Manfred Mann
12. NO TIME/The Guess Who
11. YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'/The Righteous Brothers
10. BORN TO BE WILD/Steppenwolf
9.  HEAT WAVE/Linda Ronstadt
8.  RUNAWAY/Del Shannon
7.  OH, PRETTY WOMAN/Roy Orbison & The Candy Men
6.  YOU MAKE MY DREAMS/Hall & Oates
5.  PLEASE COME TO BOSTON/Dave Loggins
4.  FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH (STOP, HEY WHAT'S THAT SOUND)/The Buffalo Springfield
3.  RED RUBBER BALL/The Cyrkle
2.  (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION/The Rolling Stones
1.  BROWN EYED GIRL/Van Morrison


WEDNESAVE!
Dec. 28, 2016 10:24 am

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: ZZ Top.

Today is Card Playing Day. Anyone up for Old Maid?

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1964: Trumpeter Hugh Masekela is a featured guest on To Tell The Truth.
1965: Elvis tries LSD for the first time and only time.
1968: The Miami Pop Festival takes place, featuring Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, Joni Mitchell, Procol Harum, Steppenwolf, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly, The McCoys, Fleetwood Mac, The Box Tops, Three Dog Night, Pacific Gas and Electric, and The Grateful Dead.
1971: Sha Na Na plays Carnegie Hall.
1978: Rolling Stone's annual Readers Poll votes The Rolling Stones Some Girls as Album Of The Year.

KENNEDY CENTER HONORS! The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors special aired last night and featured star-studded tributes to The Eagles, James Taylor and Mavis Staples, as well as Al Pacino. The 2016 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was held on December 4 in Washington, D.C. Get the recap.

PENTATONIX #1! Pentatonix's holiday album A Pentatonix Christmas has reached #1 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart. It's their second #1 album, their 2015 non-holiday disc. A Pentatonix Christmas is the fifth best-selling disc of 2016. Get more on it.

ROBOT MYTHS! Check out eleven misconceptions about robots. For instance, the myth that robots are smarter than humans. What? They're not? Click here for more robot myths busted


MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Dec. 23, 2016 9:25 am

From everyone here at the Eagle and the Dave Page, have a very Merry Christmas!

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: three.

Today is Roots Day and Festivus.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Chuck Berry is arrested after a 14-year old Apache girl he'd driven in from Mexico is revealed to be a prostitute. He is sentenced to five years in prison but would serve less than four.
1964: On a flight from LA to Houston, Brian Wilson suffers a nervous breakdown and retires from touring.
1966: Ready Steady Go! airs its final show.
1968: At Apple's Christmas party, John Yoko dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus, hand out presents to the children of the staff.
1969: Elton John meets for the first time with songwriter Bernie Taupin.
1977:Cat Stevens changes his name to Yusuf Islam and converts to the Islamic religion.
1999: An unemployed musician breaks into George Harrison's Maui home and makes herself at home.

OPRAH WEIGHT LOSS! Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she reached the milestone of losing more than 40 pounds, crediting it to "lifestyle" changes. Winfrey has kept the weight off for a little more than a year, but data finds that many struggle to keep the weight off for good. Click here to view the pics.

DEAD CELEBS OF 2016! Tonight's episode of 20/20 will feature many famous people who passed away in 2016, including David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, Leonard Cohen and Merle Haggard; actors Gene Wilder, Florence Henderson, Alan Thicke, Zsa Zsa Gábor and Patty Duke; sports legends Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer and Pat Summitt; and political figures Fidel Castro, Shimon Peres, John Glenn and Janet Reno. Get the scoop.

CARS OF THE FUTURE! As envisioned in 1948. Thank God these things never made it to production! Click here to take a ride.


TOYS FOR TOTS FRIDAY!
Nov. 18, 2016 7:40 am

Stop by the La Crosse Center between now and 6pm and drop off a new toy for the La Crosse Jaycees Toys For Tots program.

Today is Occult Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1952: Four days after his divorce, Bill Haley marries his pregnant girlfriend.
1956: Fats Domino performs on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1963: Brian Epstein asks fans to please refrain from pelting The Beatles with "jellybabies.
1964: Shindig! features the Supremes and the Righteous Brothers.
1968: The Bee Gees cancel a concert in Germany after Barry and Robin contract tonsillitis.
1970: Jerry Lee Lewis divorces his wife Myra after 14 years of marriage.
1972: Bill Withers performs on Soul Train.
1975: Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen guest stars on Police Woman.
1990: Paul McCartney's birth certificate is auctioned off for $18,000.
1998: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall separate after eight years marriage.
2003: The original handwritten John Lennon lyrics to "Nowhere Man" fetch $300,000 at auction.

SPRINGSTEEN AUDIO BOOK! His memoir has been published. And now an audio edition narrated by the boss will be released on Tuesday, December 6. The 18-hour-long audiobook at his home studio in New Jersey, and also added some original musical transition segments to the project. Get the details.

TRUMP VANDAL CHARGED! A Los Angeles man was formally charged on Thursday with vandalizing Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 52 year old suspect faces one felony count of vandalism and will be arraigned on today. He faces a maximum three years in jail. Get the report.

15 UNRELEASED BEATLES TUNES! Check out some songs by The Beatles that were never released. But you can still listen to them by clicking here.


VETERANS DAY FRIDAY FILL-IN!
Nov. 11, 2016 5:26 am

Terri B. is in for me this afternoon. Gunther this morning. Good luck!

The answer to today's Moxie's Flashback Pop Quiz is: his hands.

Today is Veterans Day

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: After a gig in Birmingham, England, The Beatles escape a throng of screaming girls by dressing up as policemen.
1967: Van Morrison performs on American Bandstand.
1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins album.
1970: Bob Dylan publishes his first novel, a poorly-received stream-of-consciousness work called Tarantula.
1976: Linda Ronstadt makes her UK live debut in London.
1994: Christie's auction house in New York City holds their first-ever auction of rock memorabilia.
1994: Micky Dolenz guest stars on tonight's episode of Boy Meets World.
2005: Billy Joel breaks comes out of retirement to launch his first solo tour in eight years.

DEAD CELEB! Leonard Cohen, best known for writing the song "Hallelujah," has died. Cohen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, and was also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Cohen was 82. Get the obit.


MONDAY THANK YOU!
Oct. 31, 2016 8:54 am

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's CMNH Radiothon. ANd a special thanks to everyone who made a donation during the event last Thursday through Saturday.

Today is Carve A Pumpkin Day, Increase Your Psychic Powers Day and of course, it's Halloween. Bwohahahaha!!!!!!!!!

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: The Beatles return from a tour of Sweden to find 50,000 screaming fans waiting for them at London's Heathrow Airport, the surest proof yet that Beatlemania is a national phenomenon.
1964: For the first time since January 1964, The Beatles do not have a song on the Billboard Hot 100.
1965: Wayne Fontana leaves The Mindbenders.
1970: Michelle Phillips marries actor Dennis Hopper. It's annulled seven days later.
1974: Members of Led Zeppelin launch their Swan Song label.
1976: Elvis makes his last recording, "He'll Have To Go" recorded in the Jungle Room at Graceland.
2005: Ronald Isley is sentenced to 26 years in prison on tax evasion charges.
2005: The white suit John Lennon wore on the cover of Abbey Road sells at auction for $118,000.
2007: Elvis tops the annual Forbes list of most profitable dead celebrities, taking in $49 million over the past year.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Boo! A Madea Halloween topped the box office for the second straight week, preventing the new Tom Hanks flick Inferno, at #2, from debuting int the top spot. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back fell to third followed by The Accountant in 4th. Click here for the rest of the rankings.

LENNON'S LETTER! A signed letter that John Lennon wrote in 1969 but never sent to Queen Elizabeth II explaining his decision to return his MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) medal has been valued at around $73,000 by officials from Julien's Auctions. An anonymous man brought the document to The Beatles Story exhibition in Liverpool for appraisal last Wednesday at "Memorabilia Day," where fans can find out how much their Fab Four-related collectibles might be worth. Read the letter.

BOB DYLAN RESPONDS! The answer to whether Bob Dylan will accept his Nobel Prize for Literature is no longer blowin' on the wind. A message posted on the Nobel Foundation's website reports that Dylan called the Swedish Academy, which presents the Nobel Prizes, this week and told them "of course" he accepts the award. Get the details.

DANCING WITH THE HALLOWEEN STARS!
It's Halloween Night tonight with the seven remaining couples performing Halloween-themed dances and a competitive dance-off The couple that scores the highest in the first round of dancing on Monday night will receive immunity, won't have to participate in the dance-off and will automatically get five extra points to their score. Get more.

VAMPIRE MYTHS! Diseases were frightening things before the age of medical science. Plagues and epidemics could appear without warning and cause death and misery so people turned to the supernatural to. explain them and thus spawned one of the most widespread monster myths in civilization. Get the bloody details.


WEDNESDAVE Pt 2
Oct. 26, 2016 1:38 pm

The answer to today's FBPQ is: We're Not Gonna Take It and After The Gold Rush.

Today is National Mincemeat Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1935: The Lux Radio Theatre presents its newest find a 12-year-old Judy Garland.
1959: The Everly Brothers leave Cadence records for Warner Brothers.
1961: Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records.
1962: Bobby Rydell hosts the annual Miss Teenage America Pageant.
1962: The first Motown "revue" tour begins in Washington DC.
1965: The Beatles receive Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II.
1998: Fats Domino is awarded the National Medal of Arts from US President Bill Clinton.

COLLINS MEMOIR REVEAL! Phil Collins says in his autobiography Not Dead Yet, that he's owned up. Phil is brutally honest about everything from his three divorces to the alcoholism that nearly killed him and spends a lot of the book apologizing for being inescapable in the '80s. Get the details.

TRUMP STAR VANDALIZED! Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized early this morning. Apparently a man dressed as a construction worker sledgehammered the monument, dislodging the brass television symbol from its pavement mount. Get the report.

SNL RATINGS! Saturday Night Live reported blockbuster ratings over the weekend. Hosted by Tom Hanks and musical guest Lady Gaga, averaged over eight million viewers the highest for an October SNL since 2008. But will the wave continue? Click here for the review.

2016 RECORD STORE DAY!
 The Record Store Day campaign has unveiled its list of exclusive releases for its 2016 Black Friday event. The list of limited-edition releases includes discs from The Rolling Stones,The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Kinks, The Cars and more. Click here for a sneak peek.

LITTLE TIKES CAR GOES 70MPH! Check out a speedy ride in a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe. Click here to hit the road.


THURSDAVE PT.2
Oct. 20, 2016 10:15 am

Today is National Brandied Fruit Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1964: A riot breaks out during the Rolling Stones first-ever Paris gig.
1968: The Yardbirds end their stage career with a gig at Liverpool University.
1969: The Who begins a six-night run at the Fillmore East.
1976: Led Zeppelin releases the concert documentary The Song Remains The Same.
1977: Ronnie Van Zandt, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are  killed in a plane crash.
1979: Bob Dylan is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
2001: The Concert For New York City, a benefit show for victims of the recent 9/11 terrorist attacks, is staged at Madison Square Garden.

LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN! On TV tonight it's The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Let's Do the Time Warp Again, a live reboot of the 1976 cult comedy film. The cast includes Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCartan as Brad, Adam Lambert as Eddie and Ben Vereen as Dr. Scott. Catch it tonight at 7pm on Fox. Get the details.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Stuff opening nationwide tomorrow include Boo! A Madea Halloween (PG-13), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (PG-13) and Keeping Up With The Joneses. See what else is new this weekend by clicking here.

DEAD CELEB! Phil Chess, co-founder of Chess Records, passes away Tuesday at the age of 95.Chess and his brother Leonard started the label in 1950. As teens, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards listened to Chess Records releases which inspired them to form their own blues bands. Get the obit.

EDISON'S FAILED INVENTION! Of all the inventions credited to Thomas Edison, there's one that failed miserably. And it's one that you've probably never even heard of until now. Click here to find out what Edison's brain couldn't invent.

MONDAVE PT.2
Oct. 17, 2016 12:23 pm

Today is Wear Something Gaudy Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: Surrey Grammar School in Guildford, England, bans the Beatle "moptop" haircuts.
1963: Tommy Sands and wife, Nancy Sinatra perform on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1967: Davy Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique called Zilch I, in Greenwich Village.
1976: Olivia-Newton John's first TV special, A Very Special Olivia Newton-John, airs on TV
1979: The Guinness Book of World Records verifies ABBA as the biggest-selling recording group in history.
2000: Cher makes her first appearance on Will and Grace.

SUSAN BOYLE RETURNS! Just when you thought you'd heard the last of Susan Boyle, she's back! Her seventh album (you gotta be kidding) A Wonderful World will be released next month. It's basically a cover album as only Susan Boyle can sing. Get the details.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! The weekend box office numbers have been calculated, and The Accountant is the top film. Meanwhile, Kevin Hart: What Now? barely took second place just ahead of last week's top flick, The Girl on the Train. It was a big disappointment, however, for Max Steel which didn't even make the Top 10. Get the rankings.

DWTS STARS PREVIEW! It's Latin Night tonight and Pitbull will not only open tonight's show, he'll also be a guest judge, sitting in for Len Goodman, who's currently busy with the British version of the show. No one was eliminated last week so we'll finally weed out some wannabes. Get a sneak peek.

DESERT TRIP WRAP-UP! The Desert Trip festival wrapped up its second big weekend last night. On Saturday night, Rhianna joined Paul McCartney on stage for a duet, while Neil Young teamed up with McCartney a couple of Beatles' tunes. Meanwhile, The Stones and Bob Dylan performed Friday night and Roger Waters and The Who were the final acts last night. Get the recap.

MORE CREEPY CLOWNS! We're still riding the crest of the clown craziness here on the Dave Page. Today we feature some vintage photos of clowns back in the day when they actually looked creepy. Click here to clown around.

MONDAVE NORMALCY?
Oct. 17, 2016 9:11 am

Today is Wear Something Gaudy Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: Surrey Grammar School in Guildford, England, bans the Beatle "moptop" haircuts.
1963: Tommy Sands and wife, Nancy Sinatra perform on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1967: Davy Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique called Zilch I, in Greenwich Village.
1976: Olivia-Newton John's first TV special, A Very Special Olivia Newton-John, airs on TV
1979: The Guinness Book of World Records verifies ABBA as the biggest-selling recording group in history.
2000: Cher makes her first appearance on Will and Grace.

SUSAN BOYLE IS BACK! Just when you thought you'd heard the last of Susan Boyle, she's back! Her seventh album (you gotta be kidding) A Wonderful World will be released next month. It's basically a cover album as only Susan Boyle can sing. Get the details.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! The weekend box office numbers have been calculated, and The Accountant is the top film. Meanwhile, Kevin Hart: What Now? barely took second place just ahead of last week's top flick, The Girl on the Train. It was a big disappointment, however, for Max Steel which didn't even make the Top 10. Get the rankings.

DWTS STARS PREVIEW! It's Latin Night tonight and Pitbull will not only open tonight's show, he'll also be a guest judge, sitting in for Len Goodman, who's currently busy with the British version of the show. No one was eliminated last week so we'll finally weed out some wannabes. Get a sneak peek.

FRIDAY FILL-IN!
Oct. 14, 2016 7:03 am

It's Fill-in time for Keith Anderson this morning. Terri B is in for me this afternoon from 2 to 6.

Today is National Frump Day and World Egg Day. Click here to find out what else today is.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: Buddy Holly opens for Bill Haley & his Comets in Lubbock, TX.
1966: Grace Slick makes her first stage appearance Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore West.
1971: Specialty Records sues John Fogerty for allegedly copying several elements of Little Richard's "Good Golly Miss Molly" for the band's single "Travelin' Band." The suit is later dropped.
1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on The Dick Cavett Show.
1977: Linda Ronstadt sings the national anthem at Game 3 of the World Series.
2000: The Beatles' Anthology hits #1 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list.

PRINCE TRIBUTE! The Prince tribute concert took place at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul last night. Stevie Wonder performed with Chaka Khan on her 1984 hit, "I Feel for You," written by Prince. The two followed that with a version of Prince's hit "1999," delighting the 18,000 fans in attendance. Get the recap.

RINGO'S ALL-STARRS! Ringo Starr's All Starr Band launches a new fall tour tomorrow in Snoqualmie, Washington. Get the itinerary. Meanwhile, Ringo has been working on a follow-up to his 2015 album Postcards from Paradise, which featured a song the All Starr Band co-wrote called "Island in the Sun."

THE WHO GETS BOXED! The Who will release an expanded, five-CD box set on November 18. The My Generation: Super Deluxe collection features new mono and stereo mixes of the album, and a variety of mono and stereo bonus tracks that include several previously unreleased tunes, alternate mixes and demos.
Click here for the track listing.

CREEPY CLOWN CRAZINESS! With all the clown sightings happening all over the place these days, we ask: How dangerous are clowns, really? Click here for the answer.


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