On this show I play all “tender jams” and play some audio show reviews of the Judas Priest / Whitesnake tour. Also a Rocklahoma show review from roving Rock and Roll Geek reporter Joey RocknRoll. I also do a week in rock, talk about some posts on the Rock and Roll Geek Forums and read some emails from friends of the show.
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Show notes from my OmniOutliner.
? ? Week in Rock
• ? 1955, “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets becomes the first rock-and-roll record to hit #1 on the national pop charts …
• ? 1962, The Rolling Stones play out for the first time at the Marquee Club in London … Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Avory, and Dick Taylor constitute the lineup …
• ? 1972, Paul McCartney appears onstage for the first time since 1966 when his group Wings opens at Chateauvillon in the south of France …
• ? 1973, The Everly Brothers arrive at an ignominious career low when the sweet-harmonizing siblings’ set at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, is stopped by the theme park’s entertainment director who feels Don is doing a poor job … brother Phil sees red, smashes his guitar, and stalks offstage … ironically, Don performs the third set as a solo and announces that the Everly Brothers are history … singer and guitarist for the Byrds, Clarence White is run down and killed by a drunk driver while loading equipment after a gig in Palmdale, California …
• ? 1979, Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison and 1,000 hours of community service after pleading guilty to tax evasion … Berry will perform benefit concerts as part of his sentence …
• ? 1986, after 28 years of collaboration, Columbia Records drops Johnny Cash … Mercury Records backs the man in black with a new contract …
• ? 1998, a Los Angeles judge issues a bench warrant for Scott Weiland when the Stone Temple Pilots singer fails to appear in court for a second time on drug possession charges … in what’s becoming a bad week for Weiland, he’s sentenced to three years’ probation and a stint in rehab this same week in 2004 for a DUI arrest the previous October …
• ? 1999, Limp Bizkit leader Fred Durst is arrested in St. Paul, MN, for suspicion of aggravated assault following the band’s show at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium … during the performance, Durst’s bodyguard was attempting to remove a fan who had jumped onstage … venue security mistook the bodyguard for an unruly fan and attempted to remove him from the stage … at this point Durst allegedly kicked one of the guards in the head …
? ? Birthdays
• ? July 9: drummer Mitch Mitchell of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1946), Bon Scott of AC/DC (1946)singer-songwriter Courtney Love (1965)
• ? July 10: Ronnie James Dio (1942)Arlo Guthrie of “Alice’s Restaurant” fame and son of Woody Guthrie (1947)Peter DiStefano of Porno for Pyros (1965), pop singer Jessica Simpson (1980)
• ? July 11:Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi (1960)
• ? July 12: singer-keyboardist Christine VcVie of Fleetwood Mac (1943)Soul Asylum’s Dan Murphy (1962)
• ? July 13: drummer Steven Jo Bladd of the J. Geils Band (1942), Roger McGuinn of The Byrds (1942), comedian Cheech Marin (how’d he get in here?)Mark Mendoza of Twisted Sister (1956)
• ? July 14: Tanya Donelly of Belly (1966)
• ? July 15: Linda Ronstadt (1946), flamboyant New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders, born John Anthony Genzale Jr. (1952), guitarist for .38 Special Jeff Carlisi (1952)
• ? instrumental rock guitarist Joe Satriani (1956)
? ? Deaths
• ? July 12:Jonathan Melvoin of the Smashing Pumpkins (keyboards. also played with the dickies (heroin OD)
• ? July 13: Arthur “Killer” Kane, New York Dolls bassist (2004)
? ? emails
? ? Steve Crocker
• ? Mike,
I’m getting a headache listening to this “ratt” review…Let me just say—-They suck now and they sucked then or vise versa. LA Hairband…You need a new show segment called I X YOU OUT! and start with Ratt. On another note, being a huge Divynle fan, you may like the attached MP3 from a group called the Duke Spirit, a hot stripper at the Clairmont Lounge Dances to this song and turned me on to them. Give it a listen.
Stephen Crocker (The Rock And Roll Road Runner)…my new handle
? ? Levi 9th grade rnr geek
• ? Butler! Totally forgot to do some major ass kissing last time. Time to catch up! Loved Standing in the Spotlight. Great album. 10 of 10 as far as rap goes. Also liked the Cheap Trick review, definitely a must have. You know, you should not you send me Standing in the Spotlight, the Latest, and Michael Monroe’s Not Fakin’ It, because that would just be wrong, and I did not just get fired and am not out of money. Thanks for your awesome podcast. I recently checked out one called Rock and Roll TV, and what flashed across my screen, but horrendous pop and rap garbage I had never heard of. Thusly, I thank you for all you do in the world of rock and roll.
p.s.- Attention all geeks under the age of 18! take it from a fellow young rock and roll geek… Find better things to bleed your bank account dry with than avenged sevenfold. PLEASE!!!
Levi, the 9th grade rock and roll geek.
Rock long and prosper.
? ? Nicholas 10th grade rnr geek
• ? Hello once again, I loved the track by track review of The Latest. If you hadn’t done the track by track i might not have bought the record. But thanks to your podcast it now sits with my other CD’s. I have written this email to inform you about the new Dream Theater record that I just found on iTunes. I love this record and reccommend it to all fans of rock. Here is my favorite song from the album and I hope you enjoy it. It is a little long but hey, that’s what Dream Theater is known for!
I also love the name ” DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH!! ”
? ? James Harris
• ? Hello My Friend, How’s it going? Pretty great here since I went to the PRIEST-Whitesnake show last night in Wallingford CT…and recorded it BADLY, just as reference anyway. I will try to do an audio comment/review this week. Halford sounded great.. David Coverdale didn’t do to bad a job either. I wasn’t to excited about WS but they were surprisingly entertaining. Priest is always great and hearing British Steel cover to cover was very enjoyable. That’s what they started the show with. that’s a great album..Priest did not do Turning Circles like I had hoped but That was to be expected, They did Freewheel Burnin at the end with Rob Halford coming out on his Bike. I prefer Hell bent for leather but that’s OK, Something off of Defenders o the faith brings me back too. Gotta run, I have a 2 year old who is screaming and a 6 year old who is sleeping.
Peace for now brother-
? ? Toronto Tonto
• ? Michael:
A couple of years ago…my 2 kids (who are young) asked me about some music their friends were playing.
I listened to it and quite frankly it was terrible….they liked it as it was from the latest “movie” the kids were into.
Since then…Every summer I have a tradition with my 2 daughters of schooling them in music.
I have always believed if you know the history you can then judge what is happening now appropriately….in anything…music, politics etc
Each summer I pick 2 bands….load a ipod and play it all summer up at our cottage.
Any suggestions on music?
I am covering all styles of music…..
I have already done Beatles, Beach Boys/Surf Music, Bob Marley, and Elvis/Rockabilly,
Any thoughts?…I have brain cramp today…
? ? Parker
• ? Michael,
This is coming to you a little late on this topic, my apologies. You are probably sick of banter about the Dee Dee album review. I just quickly wanted to comment. No matter what anyone says, that album is 100% Dee Dee. It captures his character, humor, and his edge perfectly. It also has some catchy tunes. For that, I appreciate the album. Kudos to you for reviewing it, I am sure you knew the controversy that was coming.
Last night on VH1 classic they aired a Thin Lizzy concert, I am not sure the date. The show was titled BBC crown Jewel (or something similar). If you have not seen it, check it out. I thought it was great.
Happy Friday bro,
Parker, The Rock and Roll P – Dog
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