2008 - The Eagles begin a world tour in support of Long Road Out of Eden with the first of five nights at London's O-2 Arena.
2003- The war in Iraq begins as the United States launches operation Iraqi Freedom. The pre-dawn air strike targets Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi leaders in Baghdad.
1996- The British government says a disease that killed 10 people is linked to "mad cow disease."
1995- A poisonous gas attack takes place on a Tokyo subway
1994- Concerned friends of Kurt Cobain hold a five-hour "tough love intervention" at his Seattle home.
1991- Eric Clapton's four-year-old son Conor falls to his death from a 53rd story apartment window in New York. The tragedy inspires "Tears in Heaven," that appears on his 1998 Pilgrim album.
1990- The L-A Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's number, 33.
1990- Boston's Tom Scholz wins a $20-million lawsuit filed against him by C-B-S Records for allegedly breaching a contract that stipulated he deliver 10 albums in five years.
1976 - Patty Hearst is convicted of robbery.
1972- Ringo Starr releases his second Top 10 single, "Back Off, Boogaloo," produced by George Harrison.
1971- Janis Joplin gets a posthumous number-one as "Me and Bobby McGee" tops the Billboard chart.
1969- John Lennon and Yoko Ono marry in Gibraltar at 9:00 a-m after being refused permission to do so in Paris (because neither had lived there long enough). They also failed in their attempt to hold the ceremony aboard the ferry from England to France. Registrar Cecil Wheeler officiates at the wedding.
1968 - Eric Clapton and Buffalo Springfield's Neil Young, Richie Furay and Jim Messina, are arrested in Los Angeles for "being at a place where it is suspected marijuana is being used." Clapton is later found innocent, while the others pay small fines for the misdemeanor.
1967 - The Beatles' "Penny Lane" is certified gold.
2001- Aerosmith, Queen, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Ritchie Valens, Solomon Burke, The Flamingos and pianist Johnnie Johnson are inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
1999- Johnny Carson, 73, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery.
1998 - Major League Baseball approves Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers for a reported $350 million.
1988 - The Cult's drummer, Les Warner, quits when the rest of the English group moves to Los Angeles.
1982- Ozzy Osbourne Band guitarist Randy Rhoads, 25, dies after the pilot of a small airplane he's in flies low to buzz Osbourne's tour bus, then fails to regain height and crashes in a nearby woods.
1981 - Paradise Theater by Styx is certified platinum.
1977 - The last first-run episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show airs.
1976 - Former Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain dies of a drug overdose. He had been "asked" to leave the band a year earlier due to his drug problem.
1974- Paul Kantner and Grace Slick began their first tour as Jefferson Starship, with Johnny Barbata, David Freiberg, Peter Kaukonen, Craig Chaquico and Papa John Creach rounding out the lineup.
1968- Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience is certified gold.
1964- The Beatles take a lunchtime break from filming A Hard Day's Night to accept the Show Business Personalities of the Year award from British Prime Minister Harold Wilson at London's Dorchester Hotel.
1964- Sean Connery begins shooting his role as "James Bond" in Goldfinger.
1962 - Bob Dylan's self-titled debut album is released.
1953- The Academy Awards are broadcast on television for the first time.
2002 - The 17th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, The Ramones, Isaac Hayes, Brenda Lee and Gene Pitney are the inductees.
2001- John Phillips, who sang, played guitar and wrote songs for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Mamas and the Papas, dies of heart failure in Los Angeles at 65.
2000- AC/DC make their first US network television appearance in over two decades when they perform on Saturday Night Live.
1994- The Rolling Stones announce that a former Sting sideman, bassist Darryl Jones, will replace Bill Wyman on the upcoming Voodoo Lounge album.
1978- The California Jam II festival is held in Ontario, California. A quarter of a million fans see Santana, Heart, Bob Welch, Aerosmith, Dave Mason and Ted Nugent.
1977- The Clash release their first single, "White Riot" backed with "1977," in the UK.
1977- The Eagles play New York's Madison Square Garden. Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood joins them for the encore.
1975 - The movie Tommy has its U-S debut at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed and Elton John head the cast of the film version of the rock opera.
1970- Country Joe McDonald is convicted of obscenity and fined 500 dollars for leading the audience at a Massachusetts concert in "The Fish Cheer."
1969- John Lennon and Yoko Ono are on the cover of Look magazine, with the caption "Beatle John and his girlfriend join forces and POW!" Inside, in dramatic contrast, there's an eight-page insert featuring the clean-cut Cowsills and recipes for milk-based party drinks (sponsored by the American Dairy Association).
1968- The Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the U-S, three days after putting it on sale in England.
1967 - "Penny Lane" becomes The Beatles' 13th number-one hit in America.
1965- Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman urinate on the wall of an English gas station after being denied permission to use the restroom. They are charged with "insulting behavior," tried and fined five pounds and court costs each.
Seriously can't wait for this show! I'd give anything to hear more songs off of Stranger in Town but this will work.
PS- come by the KGON Coors Light Pre-Concert Party inside suite 130 (across from the fountain, south entrance, where we always are!) at the Rose Garden Arena for your chance to win one of 6 pairs of tickets from KGON! Food and beverages availbale for purchase, all ages welcome.
Iris will be broadcasting LIVE from 530pm until 730pm, show starts at 8pm. Bob Seger and Joe Walsh karaoke for prizes all night!
One Spring Break...comin' up! Plenty of things to keep you busy this week: Road trip to the Coast would be my first pick...Whale Watch Week. Look for signs saying "Whale Watching Spoken Here" to connect with guides, all the way from Ilwaco, WA to Crescent City, CA. And at the end of the week, you can say thanks by volunteering for the Oregon Beach Cleanup.
Blazers at home this week. Brooklyn Nets visit on Wed, Utah Jazz on Fri.
If the weather turns nasty there's always the movies. "On the Road", based on the Jack Kerouac novel, opens.
I'll be spending my Sat at the Spring Fashion Frenzy at Woodburn Co Stores in support of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Thanks to puppy raiser Barb Daschel who shares an office with me here at KGON, over the past couple of years I've been able to witness first hand the wonderful work this organization does. You'll want to be at Woodburn Co stores around 1pm Saturday when GDB's puppy truck arrives from California with a whole new group of recruits.
Special Spring Events goin' on at OR Historical Society and the World Foresty Center Discovery Museum.
Next weekend - the Spring Beer & Wine Festival at the OR Convention Center. You can win tickets to that during My 3 Songs with Iris.
If you're a skier, Mt Hood Meadows has special events all week.
Big Concert on Saturday at the Rose Garden Arena. Bob Seger and Joe Walsh. Live pre-concert party on the air with Iris. You might get lucky and win last-minute tickets to the show.
And, with Easter next weekend - Brunch on Sunday? In a town with so many great restaurants, you should have no problem finding a cool place.
Birthdays to celebrate this week include:
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick; Canadian blues guitarist Jeff Healey; actress Sarah Jessica Parker; Sir Elton John; comedian Martin Short; Aerosmith's Steven Tyler; Andrew Farriss of INXS; co-founder of Monty Python's Flying Circus Eric Idle; guitar god Eric Clapton; Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge; and actor/director Warren Beatty.
And, finally, GO DUCKS!!! Heading into the Sweet 16 against #1 St. Louis and it's gonna be real sweet when they win!
Spring officially begins on Wednesday. Full speed ahead.
If you wanna get out and have some fun, here are a few suggestions: Ladies Only event at Team Latus Motors Harley Davidson tomorrow night (Tues, 3/19). It's FREE and will give you the opportunity to check out some cool bikes, even design your own!
For rock & roll, there's Wishbone Ash at the Aladdin on Thursday
and for fun & games...might be worth a short road trip to Spirit Mountain this weekend for the Wine & Spirits Fair Sat & Sun, includes samples of wine, beer & gourmet food and admission is FREE!
Birthdays to celebrate this week: Director Spike Lee, drummer for ELP & Asia Carl Palmer, actor Matthew Broderick, Rosie O'Donnell, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Eddie Money, actress Reese Witherspoon, ex-Portland TrailBlazer Marcus Camby, and Ric Ocasek of the Cars. Be sure and listen to Iris' Connect the Classics in the noon hour to hear music by some of these artists.
Stuff you can win on KGON this week:
Bob Seger/Joe Walsh concert tickets during My 3 Songs with Iris, 1:20pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd/Bad Co tickets - win 'em before you can buy 'em at 3:45pm with Shannon's Classic Rock Trivia question of the day
Hope you have a great transition to Spring. Gotta run. Will check in with you again soon,
Ides refers to mid-month on early Roman calendars. March 15th, centuries ago, Julius Caesar was assassinated, so I thought I'd offer up a recipe for a "Bloody Caesar Cocktail", to help you unwind after a long hard week.
6 oz Clamato Juice
1 - 1+1/2 oz vodka (if you don't do alcohol, leave it out)
2 dashes hot sauce
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
freshly ground pepper
1 celery stalk
rim glasses with celery salt & lime
With St Patrick's Day on Sunday, it should be a good weekend to party. Lots of places in town to celebrate the Irish in ya...See the KGON Club Calendar for a few suggestions. Stay safe and have fun.
2011 - Ronnie Hammond, who fronted Atlanta Rhythm Section on such'70s hits as "So Into You," "Imaginary Lover" and a re-make of The Classic IV's "Spooky," dies of diabetes at age 60.
2006 - Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen releases his first solo album in 13 years, Morph the Cat.
2005- U-2, The Pretenders, Buddy Guy, R-&-B legends The O'Jays and Percy Sledge are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1998 - Actor Christian Slater is released from jail after serving 59 days of a 90-day sentence for assault. 1997- President Bill Clinton rips ups his knee partying with golfer Greg Norman. 1992- The Soviet Union stops publishing Pravda, its official newspaper. 1982- Current Rod Stewart and ex-Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice holds a star-studded UNICEF benefit concert at New York's Savoy Theater
1981- Eric Clapton suffers an attack of bleeding ulcers in Saint Paul, Minnesota, causing him to cancel a 60-date US tour.
1980- Def Leppard releases its debut album, On Through the Night.
1972- Carole King is the big winner at the 14th annual Grammy Awards, sweeping Record of the Year ("It's Too Late"), Album of the Year (Tapestry), Song of the Year ("You've Got a Friend") and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female (Tapestry).
1971- Prior to moving to France to become tax exiles, The Rolling Stones say goodbye to England with a farewell concert at London's Roundhouse.
1964- Billboard claims that The Beatles are responsible for 60-percent of all current singles sales.
1964- Jack Ruby is sentenced to death for fatally shooting accused J-F-K assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas in front of a live national television audience.
1960 - Wilt Chamberlain scores an N-B-A playoff record 53 points in one game.
2006- The 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The inductees are Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Sex Pistols, the late Miles Davis.
2006- The Allman Brothers Band celebrate the 35th anniversary of their classic Live at the Fillmore East album by playing it in its entirety during their 14-night run at the Beacon Theater in New York.
2006- Citing inappropriate ridicule of religious communities, Scientologist Isaac Hayes, who has voiced the character of "Chef" for most of the past decade, asks to be released from his contract with South Park and Comedy Central.
1988- Bob Seger gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1980 - Pink Floyd's The Wall is certified platinum in the midst of its 15-week stay at the top of Billboard's album chart.
1971- The Allmans Brothers Band record two more shows in New York for At Fillmore East.
1969- Creedence Clearwater Revival, who are climbing the charts with "Proud Mary," headline the Fillmore in San Francisco.
1966 - Rod Stewart leaves the group Steampacket to resume his solo career, but it will take successful stints with the Jeff Beck Group and The Faces before he will fully establish himself on his own.
1965- Jeff Beck is announced as Eric Clapton's replacement in The Yardbirds. Clapton goes on to join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers before forming Cream.
1965- The Beatles encounter four-thousand fans as they arrive in Salzburg, Austria to film scenes for Help!
1930 - The discovery of the planet Pluto is announced.
1852- "Uncle Sam" debuts as a cartoon character in the New YorkLantern.