One of the highlights of my radio career was the day Joe Elliott and Rick Savage of Def Leppard presented me with this incredible award. Gold album for HIGH & DRY and Platinum album for PYROMANIA. Talked to Joe on the phone about what he’s up to now. Click here to enjoy the interview and Keep Rockin!
Congrats to U-2. They got a Golden Globe award last night for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for "Ordinary Love" from the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom". Plus BONO got some Extra Love from AMY POEHLER when she picked up her award. From my POV as Queen Couch-Potato, it looked like it was quite a party.
Peek at the Week:
Big show on Sunday, 1/19 at the Aladdin - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica BlowOut featuring the legendary JOHN MAYALL and a boatload of the best harmonica players on the planet. You can win tickets to that with SHANNON at 3:45 pm.
Birthdays to Celebrate:
Wed 1/15 - REV DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR (this is his actual birthday, celebrated on Mon 1/20); RONNIE VAN ZANT - LYNYRD SKYNYRD singer who went down in that fatal plane crash in 1977.
Fri 1/17 - 1st Lady MICHELLE OBAMA; Blues-rockin Hall of Fame singer JANIS JOPLIN; ex-STONES guitarist MICK TAYLOR
Stuff you can win on KGON this week:
Mornings with BILL PRESCOTT - Pr of tickets to see HOT TUNA's acoustic set at the Aladdin with special guest DAVID LINDLEY Feb 18th
My 3 Songs with IRIS - noon hour - Pr of tickets to see ARLO GUTHRIE Apr 16th at the Aladdin
Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON - 3:45pm - Pr of tix to that Blues Harmonica BlowOut with JOHN MAYALL at the Aladdin this Sunday
Get the Led Out with JEFF MITCHELL - Jeff can get you in to see the movie HER with Joaquin Phoenix & Scarlett Johansson
Yeah, the big news around here this week is BILL PRESCOTT- back where he belongs. Rockin' in the mornin' with BILL just seems right, especially since it's now officially KGON's 40th Anniversary year.We're rampin' up to full-blown party mode, so stay close, you won't want to miss anything.
Big Birthdays to celebrate this week:
Mon 1/6 - MALCOLM YOUNG of AC/DC; SYD BARRETT-original singer/guitarist for PINK FLOYD
Tue 1/7 - KENNY LOGGINS; JANN WENNER - founder of Rolling Stone Magazine
Wed 1/8 - DAVID BOWIE; ROBBIE KRIEGER - DOORS; MIKE RENO - LOVERBOY; Rock's first Superstar ELVIS PRESLEY
& Concert promoter/band manager BILL GRAHAM
Thur 1/9 - A couple of Brits: JIMMY PAGE - LED ZEP; Duchess of Cambridge KATE MIDDLETON
Fri 1/10 - ROD STEWART; PAT BENATAR; DONALD FAGEN; MICHAEL SCHENKER
Sat 1/11 - CLARENCE CLEMONS
Sun 1/12 - LONG JOHN BALDRY
Stuff you can win on KGON this week:
Mornings with BILL PRESCOTT - 7:15 am - "Grown Ups 2" on DVD & 2 KGON bandanas
My 3 Songs with IRIS - noon hour - Pr of tickets to see MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP at the Tonic Lounge
Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON - 3:45 pm - Pr of tickets to REELIN' & ROCKIN @ Crystal Ballroom Jan 15th
Who's working this week anyway? We all have New Year's Day off so we can recover from whatever we did the night before to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014. But don't worry, there'll be plenty of great classic rock and special programs for you on Jan 1. Don't miss THE BEATLES ON AIR - Live at the BBC Vol II One-hour show 10A - 11A Wed; and the BEST OF ROCKLINE 8:30 PM with DAVE MASON, PAT TRAVERS, EDDIE MONEY and more. IRIS is in the other four days this week and she'll have a chance for you to grab ERIC CLAPTON's Guitar Festival CROSSROADS on BluRay & CD if you're the winner on My 3 Songs during the noon hour. JEFF MITCHELL will be doing the Morning Music Marathon at 7:15am, giving away a pair of tickets to see the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP at the Tonic Lounge on Feb 8th. SHANNON has BILL JACKSON filling in for him Mon-Tues, then SHANNON'll be back Thur-Fri. Play Classic Rock Trivia at 3:45pm to win a pair of tickets to see the PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE at the Crystal Ballroom on March 27th. Birthdays to celebrate this week:(In case you need another excuse to party!)
Mon 12/30 - Big day for sports guys:LEBRON JAMES & TIGER WOODS; and Rock Pioneer BO DIDDLEY
Tues 12/31 - ANDY SUMMERS/POLICE; BURTON CUMMINGS/GUESS WHO; TOM HAMILTON/AEROSMITH
Wed 1/1 - COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD
Thurs 1/2 - CHICK CHURCHILL/10 YEARS AFTER
Fri 1/3 - JOHN PAUL JONES/LED ZEPPELIN; STEPHEN STILLS; SIR GEORGE MARTIN; JRR TOLKIEN
Sat 1/4 - MICHAEL STIPE/REM
Here's to a great year ahead for all of us! It'll be KGON's 40th Annniversay and we plan to celebrate all year long. Can't do it without you, so stay close.
Love you all,
Celebrate in whatever way works for you. I always rely on the 3 C's...Champagne, crustaceans & chocolate. Put that together with a day full of NBA games on TV and I'm in heaven! Rockstar Birthdays this week:
Mon 12/23 - JORMA KAUKONEN of HOT TUNA & JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
Wed 12/25 - NOEL REDDING of JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: ANNIE LENNOX - EURYTHMICS
Thurs 12/26 - MARS ULRICH of METALLICA
Fri 12/27 - MICK JONES founder of FOREIGNER; MIKE PINDER of MOODY BLUES
Sat 12/28 - EDGAR WINTER; DENZEL WASHINGTON
Sun 12/29 - NEIL GIRALDO - PAT BENATAR's husband and guitarist; RICK DANKO of the BAND; RAY THOMAS of MOODY BLUES Stocking Stuffers you can win this week: (No contests on Christmas day)
Morning Music Marathon with JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15am; Eric Clapton Guitar Festival Crossroads on BluRay & CD
My 3 Songs with IRIS - noon hour - Tommy by the Who - Deluxe Remastered CD Edition
Classic Rock Trivia 3:45pm with BILL JACKSON (Thurs-Fri only) Pr of tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld Jan 24th Holiday Programs on KGON:
24 Hours of Christmas - 2pm 12/24 til 2pm 12/25 Uncle Joe's Rockin' Christmas and Little Steven's Underground Garage Christmas A Go Go.
Rockline - Christmas night 8:30pm - TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Holiday Concert Special
Have a wonderful holiday from all of us at KGON! And rock with us into 2014, our 40th Anniversary year. It's gonna be big!!
Glad to report that IRIS is feeling better and is back playing your classic rock tunes. We missed her last week. Lil' I the puppy was so excited that she was sniffing around the studio even before IRIS walked through the door. Peek at the Week:
Musical chairs this week on the air. JEFF MITCHELL's on vacay, so KYLE DACHSEL will be doing traffic duties in the morning as well as playing the tunes at night and Get the Led Out. SHANNON takes Friday off, BILL JACKSON does afternoon shift that day. Birthdays to celebrate:
Mon 12/16 - BILLY GIBBONS of ZZTOP
Wed 12/18 - KEITH RICHARDS of ROLLING STONES turns 70! Also CHAS CHANDLER of ANIMALS & person who took JIMI HENDRIX to England and jumpstarted his career; Producer-director STEVEN SPIELBERG; ELLIOT EASTON of the CARS; BOBBY KEYS - saxman for many, including STONES, JOHN LENNON, CLAPTON & JOE COCKER
Thus 12/19 - ALVIN LEE of 10 YEARS AFTER;
Fri 12/20 - Original KISS drummer PETER CRISS; Studio engineer on "Let It Be" ALAN PARSONS, ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
Sat 12/21 - Genius/innovator FRANK ZAPPA; Youngest WILSON Brother, CARL WILSON of BEACH BOYS
Sun 12/22 - RICK NIELSEN, CHEAP TRICK Stuff you can win this week on KGON:
Morning Music Marathon KYLE (for JEFF) 7:15am - pr of tickets to GILBY CLARKE (ex-GNR) @ Tonic Lounge Dec 28th
My 3 Songs IRIS noon hour - Leatherman's Prize Pack worth $50
Classic Rock Trivia SHANNON 3:45pm - pr of tickets to JONNY LANG @ Roseland in Jan.
And remember, everyone who wins a prize on KGON this week goes into a Grand Prize drawing for an autographed TSO guitar.
Yeah, the band loves KGON so much they gave us several to share!
Enjoy your week!
Went to IRIS' Birthday party on Friday night to discover I'd missed her by about 5 minutes. She'd gotten bad news from her doctor and had to cancel her vacation in Mexico to deal with medical issues. As of now, we're waiting to hear what her next steps will be on this unexpected journey. She'll be updating us all on her Facebook page. Lucky that our friend JOHN WILLIAMS is available to fill in for her on the air. Let's all keep positive thoughts and love in our hearts for IRIS as she meets this new challenge.
Birthdays to celebrate:
Wed 12/11 - NIKKI SIXX of MOTLEY CRUE
Thur 12/12 - DICKY BETTS of ALLMAN BROS; Old Blue Eyes FRANK SINATRA; BOB BARKER of The Price is Right turns 90
Fri 12/13 - JEFF "SKUNK" BAXTER of STEELY DAN & DOOBIE BROS; Opinionated rocker TED NUGENT
Sat 12/14 - CLIFF WILLIAMS of AC/DC
Stuff you can win this week on KGON:
Morning Music Marathon w/ JEFF MITCHELL 7:15am - Free oil change from Hillside Imports
My 3 Songs (JOHN WILLIAMS in for IRIS) noon hour - $50 Gift Card to Portland Saturday Market
Classic Rock Trivia w/ SHANNON - 3:45pm - Pr of tix to GILBY CLARKE (formerly of GNR) at Tonic Lounge Dec 28 plus "Good 'Ol Freda" on DVD, story of BEATLES secretary
And, remember, EVERYONE who wins a prize on KGON this week goes into the Grand Prize drawing for an autographed TSO guitar. Good luck and stay warm!
IRIS HARRISON is having a birthday on Friday so we decided to throw a party at the Lotus Cafe before the BLACK CROWES concert. A bunch of lucky people have already won tickets to the party and there'll be a few more chances this week to win, so keep listening to KGON! Still tickets on sale for the Black Crowes concert at portland5.com. See you there!
Other birthdays to celebrate this week:
Mon 12/2 - RICK SAVAGE of DEF LEPPARD
Tue 12/3 - OZZY OSBOURNE
Wed 12/4 - GARY ROSSINGTON - LSKYNYRD guitarist;DENNIS WILSON of BEACH BOYS; PORTLANDIA'S FRED ARMISEN
Thurs 12/5 - Rock & roll pioneer LITTLE RICHARD; Blues legend SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON
Fri 12/6 - PETER BUCK of REM; Guitarist RANDY RHOADS; KIM SIMMONDS of SAVOY BROWN
Sun 12/8 - JIM MORRISON; PHIL COLLEN of DEF LEPPARD; GREGG ALLMAN
Stuff you can win this week on KGON: Morning Music Marathon with JEFF MITCHELL 7:15AM - Pr of tickets to see Journey & Steve Miller July 20th My 3 Songs with IRIS: noon hour - Copy of Leslie West's new CD from Music Millennium & 2 Fresh Baked bun Thickburgers from Carl's Jr Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON - 3:45PM Pr of tickets to the Black Crowes Friday plus a pair of VIP passes to IRIS' birthday party at the Lotus Cafe
PLUS!!! EVERYONE who wins a prize from any of these contests all week goes into a GRAND PRIZE drawing for an autographed TSO guitar! Good luck!
One more thing: This Friday from Noon to 2PM KGON's JEFF MITCHELL will be out ringing bells at Fred Meyer, 7555 SW Barbur Blvd, with the Salvation Army Red Kettle collecting donations for people in need this holiday season. If you could stop by during your lunch hour or while you're out shopping, anything you can give will be much appreciated.
Before we move forward I just have to take a few minutes to say THANKS to all of you who joined in the effort to raise $$$ for the Community Transitional School this year. To those of you who bought tickets to the Trans Siberian Orchestra shows and participated in our silent auction...We couldn't have done it without you. And thanks to the generosity of TSO, we were able to hand over nearly $14,000 to the school that helps homeless kids in our area. Good job everyone!
Birthdays to celebrate this week:
Tues 11/26 - JOHN McVIE & TINA TURNER
Wed 11/27 - JIMI HENDRIX
Fri 11/29 - RONNIE MONTROSE & JOHN MAYALL
Sat 11/30 - BILLY IDOL & ROGER GLOVER
Sun 12/1 - JOHN DENSMORE
Stuff you can win this week on KGON: (Monday thru Wednesday ONLY this week) Morning Music Marathon w/ JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15am - Pr of tix to BABY's Reunion World Tour @ Tonic Lounge Dec13th My 3 Songs w/ MARK (in for IRIS) - noon hour - Pr of tix to BLACK CROWES Dec 6th @ the Schnitz plus a pr of tix to IRIS' PreConcert Birthday party that day @ the Lotus Card Room, plus BEATLES On-Air Live @ BBC Vol2 on CD Classic Rock Trivia w/ SHANNON 3:45pm - Pr of tix to JOURNEY, STEVE MILLER & TOWER OF POWER next summer @ Sleep Country Amphitheater plus 2 Fresh Baked Bun Thickburgers from Carls Jr.
Hope your thanksgiving is all you want it to be!
It's that time of year to reflect, reasses and count your blessings. Hopefully you'll have a few blessings left over to share with kids who are hungry or whose parents are coming up short this year. KGON will be out at AARON's on SE 82nd in Clackamas this Thursday from noon to 2pm collecting donations for the COMMUNITY TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL and the SALVATION ARMY. Stop by and help out if you can. Go to the Community and Events pages at KGON.com for a list of preferred food items. And while you're there you can enter to win a 50" JVC LED TV. We'll have TSO tickets to giveaway as well.
Birthdays to Celebrate this week:
11/18 Mon KIRK HAMMETT - METALLICA; HERMAN RAREBELL - SCORPIONS
11/19 Tues Designer CALVIN KLEIN; Media billionaire & Jane Fonda's Ex - TED TURNER
11/20 Wed JOE WALSH; DUANE ALLMAN; DR JOHN (aka Mac Rebbenack); ROBERT F KENNEDY
11/22 Fri MIAMI STEVE VAN ZANDT (aka LITTLE STEVEN from Underground Garage on KGON weekends) TINA WEYMOUTH of TALKING HEADS; ROD PRICE of FOGHAT
11/23 Sat BRUCE HORNSBY; HARPO MARX; BORIS KARLOFF
Stuff you can win this week on KGON:
Morning Music Marathon with JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15am TOMMY by the WHO Deluxe Remastered CD, he'll also have JOURNEY tickets to giveaway.
My 3 Songs with IRIS - Noon hour - TSO tix plus a pair of passes to meet the band
Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON 3:45 pm - $25 Gift Card to WILCO, plus the BEATLES ON AIR Live @kk BBC Vol 2 CD
And it's ROLLING STONES FEATURED ARTIST WEEK. Listen for your chance to win STONES CD's & T shirts.
See ya at AARON'S on Thursday and keep rockin'
There are a lot of events and ceremonies planned all over. Take some time to reflect and say thank you to those you know who served.
PEEK @ THE WEEK: Got a phone conversation lined up with DEF LEPPARD'S PHIL COLLEN to talk about his new side-project MANRAZE and get the latest on DEF LEPPARD. Will post that for ya as soon as it's done. Probably mid-week.
KEVIN CRONIN of REO SPEEDWAGON guest on ROCKLINE Wed 8:30pm Live music in Portland this week: Rock icon GRAHAM NASH - Aladdin Mon and STEPHEN MARLEY @ the Wonder Ballroom Tuesday.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: NEIL YOUNG - Tues 11/12
JAMES (JY) YOUNG - STYX -Thurs 11/14
Stuff you can win this week on KGON: MORNING MUSIC MARATHON w/ JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15 AM Pr of tickets to see the APPICE BROTHERS @ the Tonic Lounge on Friday, plus you'll be entered to win the Grand Prize - dinner with Carmin & Vinnie Appice before the show. MY 3 SONGS w/ IRIS - noon hour - Pr of tickets to see THOMAS DOLBY'S INVISIBLE LIGHTHOUSE @ the Alberta Rose Theatre Tues Nov 19th, Plus LESLIE WEST's brand new CD "Still Climbing" CLASSIC ROCK TRIVIA w/ SHANNON 3:45PM Pr of tickets to the BLACK CROWES @ the Schnitz Dec 6th, plus VIP passes to IRIS's Pre Concert Party; plus the movie "Parkland" on DVD.
Have a great week!
JIMI HENDRIX on OPB Tues, Nov5, 9pm. Set your DVR, you're gonna wanna keep this one. HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN'. Saw it last week at the Hollywood Theater and it was the best documentary I've seen so far on JIMI. Some footage never released before of performances, home movies he took himself. Recommended watching for the whole family. Enjoy!
BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE:
Tues 11/5 BRYAN ADAMS, BILL WALTON, GRAM PARSONS, ART GARFUNKEL, IKE TURNER
Wed 11/6 GLENN FREY
Thur 11/7 TOMMY THAYER, JONI MITCHELL
Fri 11/8 BONNIE RAITT
Sat 11/9 TOM FOGERTY
Sun 11/10 GREG LAKE of ELP
Stuff you can win on KGON this week:
MORNING MUSIC MARATHON w/ JEFF MITCHELL: Pr of tickets to BLACK CROWES Dec 6 @ the Schnitz, plus pr of VIP passes to IRIS' Birthday Pre-Concert Party @ the Lotus Cardroom
MY 3 SONGS w/ IRIS: Noon hour, Pr of tickets to see the DAN REED NETWORK Sat @ the Roseland, plus "Mad Men Season Six" on DVD
CLASSIC ROCK TRIVIA w/ SHANNON 3:45 pm: 4 Pk of tickets to the Ski Fever and Snowboard Show @ Portland Expo Center, plus "White House Down" on DVD
HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN New documentary on HENDRIX showing TONITE (Monday) 7:30 pm at the Hollywood Theater. Previously unreleased footage including JIMI's last show in Germany, home movies taken by JIMI himself, interviews. Experience the EXPERIENCE for just $8
PEEK AT THE WEEK: Go Sox! & Go Blazers! Not a big sports fan, but I do get interested in baseball when it gets down to the World Series. Boston's my pick this year. And NBA being the one sport I'm into, can't wait for the season to start. Hope it's a good year for the home team.
BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE:
Mon 10/28 - Microsoft founder and philanthropist BILL GATES
Tue 10/29 - Guitarist and cofounder of FLEETWOOD MAC - PETER GREEN; Guitar player in original MOODY BLUES & with PAUL McCARTNEY'S WINGS - DENNY LAINE & Voice of HOMER SIMPSON, DAN CASTELLANETA
Wed 10/30 - Bass player with EAGLES - TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT; GRACE SLICK of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE & STARSHIP; & THE FONZ - HENRY WINKLER
Sat 11/2 - Ex-QUARTERFLASH bassist RICH GOOCH; ELP's KEITH EMERSON
STUFF YOU CAN WIN THIS WEEK ON KGON: MORNING MUSIC MARATHON with JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15am Tickets to THE BABY's REUNION TOUR coming up at the Tonic Lounge MY 3 SONGS with IRIS - noon hour - Tickets to see TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA in Portland & a chance at the Grand Prize drawing of a trip for 2 with IRIS to Iowa for a few days to catch the TSO Full Dress Rehearsal before they head out on the road. CLASSIC ROCK TRIVIA with SHANNON - 3:45pm Tickets to JERRY SEINFELD
Have a great week and watch out for ghosts, goblins & vampires!
The $1,000 Cash Code Contest is back on KGON. Every weekday you get four chances to win. Listen to KGON at 6am,10am,1pm & 4pm to get the contest code word, then go to the entry form at KGON.com/Cash and fill it out. Good luck!
Peek @ the Week: Should be a good one. Lots of sunshine in the forecast and some good live music.A couple of the best guitar players out there will make a stop in Pdx-KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN play the Aladdin on Thurs; WARREN HAYNES & GOVT MULE at the Roseland on Sat. Up for a road trip? JOE SATRIANI's at the Elsinore in Salem Wed
KGON celebrates ROCKTOBER with music, money, concert tickets & a Grand Prize trip to see SANTANA at the House of Blues @ Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Other Stuff you can win
7:15AM - MORNING MUSIC MARATHON with JEFF MITCHELL New GOVT MULE 2 CD set "Shout"
plus Rocksmith 2014 Edition on XBOX 360
Nooner - MY 3 SONGS with IRIS Tickets to Warren Miller's ski/snowboarder film "Ticket to Ride"
3:45pm CLASSIC ROCK TRIVIA with SHANNON Tickets to Zappa Plays Zappa @ Roseland Jan 31
GET THE LED OUT Text to Win tickets to the 4 Horsemen Haunt @ Delta Park
Birthdays to Celebrate:
Mon 10/21 Blues-Rock guitarist ELVIN BISHOP; MANFRED MANN
Tues 10/22 LESLIE WEST; CURLY of the 3 STOOGES
Wed 10/23 WEIRD AL YANKOVIC; JOHNNY CARSON
Thur 10/24 BILL WYMAN, who officially left the ROLLING STONES IN 1993
Fri 10/25 Voice of BART SIMPSON - NANCY CARWRIGHT; MATTHIAS JABS of SCORPIONS; GLENN TIPTON of JUDAS PRIEST; JON ANDERSON of YES
Sat 10/26 HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Sun 10/27 KK DOWNING of JUDAS PRIEST
Enjoy your week and don't forget to ROCK!
I'm the first to admit I'm not that into sports other than the NBA, so I surprised myself by spending a big part of the weekend as a couch potato and found I'm pretty good at it. Watched UO and OSU football games, Timbers/Sounders soccer and even MLB. Glad to see Boston pull out the win against Detroit. Bit of a nostalgia trip for me remembering my dorm room at Boston U that was on the 12th floor and overlooked Fenway Park. With a good pair of binoculars I could listen on the radio and watch from my desk. I hear PEARL JAM cut a deal with Fox to use their songs during the World Series, so it looks like I'll be watching more baseball this year.
CONCERTS THIS WEEK in Portland: JUKE BOX HEROES FOREIGNER tribute band plays the Doug Fir Lounge on Friday, and don't forget about the MOODY BLUES at the Keller Mon, 10/21.
Other Thing to Do: No shortage of Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Houses in the area. Take your pick.
SAMURAI exhibit at the Portland Art Museum & SHERLOCK HOLMES at OMSI
At the Movies: "Captain Phillips" with Tom Hanks is getting good reviews
Birthdays to Celebrate:
Mon 10/14 JUSTIN HAYWARD of MOODY BLUES, one week before they play Portland
Wed 10/16 BOB WEIR Cofounder of GRATEFUL DEAD
C F "FRED" TURNER bassist for BTO
Fri 10/18 CHUCK BERRY pioneer of rock and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer
Sat 10/19 PATRICK SIMMONS - DOOBIE BROTHERS
Sun 10/20 TOM PETTY Rock & Roll Hall of Famer
Stuff you can win on KGON: KGON celebrates Rocktober with the Artist of the Day. Every weekday this month you have a chance to win $100, concert tickets and a shot at that grand prize trip to Las Vegas to see SANTANA. KGON Morning Music Marathon with JEFF MITCHELL 7:15am - CLASH 2 CD set "Hits Back" My 3 Songs with IRIS - Noon hour - Tickets to ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA @ the Roseland in Jan, plus the new GOV'T MULE 2 CD set SHOUT This Day in Rock with SHANNON 3:45pm - Tickets to Warren Miller's "Ticket to Ride" movie.
Weather should be good most of the week, so enjoy.
Quite a crowd arrived on planet earth on Oct 9th: JOHN LENNON and JOHN & YOKO's only son SEAN ONO LENNON; OZZY's wife and manager SHARON OSBOURNE; JACKSON BROWNE; & JOHN ENTWISTLE. So, rock hard for all of them on Wednesday. Other birthdays this week:
Mon: JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP & DINO VALENTI of Quicksilver Messenger Service - Dino also wrote the Youngbloods hippie anthem "Get Together"
Tues: Actor MATT DAMON & Comedian/Actor CHEVY CHASE
Thurs: DAVID LEE ROTH
Sat: JIM DEWAR - singer for ROBIN TROWER'S band
Sun: SAMMY HAGAR; PAUL SIMON & ROBERT LAMM of CHICAGO Live shows this week:
BONNIE RAITT/MARC COHN in town on Sat at the Schnitz. Should be a great one. BONNIE never disappoints!
JUKE BOX HEROES - Foreigner Tribute Band @ Doug Fir Friday. Stuff you can win this week on KGON: KGON celebrates ROCKTOBER with music, $$, concert tickets & a Grand Prize trip to see SANTANA @ the House of Blues in Las Vegas! Check KGON.com daily for the list. Morning Music Marathon Prize with JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15 am Weekdays TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tickets Plus a chance at the Grand Prize Drawing for a trip for 2 to Council Bluffs, Iowa for full dress rehearsal, dinner with TSO,2 nights at Harrahs and some spending $$$. IRIS will go with you. My 3 Songs with IRIS during the noon hour, Tickets to JUKE BOX HEROES - FOREIGNER Tribute band this Friday at the Doug Fir Plus Tickets to the RAISING THE ROOF Benefit Concert for the BLUES HALL OF FAME MUSEUM Oct 27th @ Alberta Rose Theatre Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON 3:45 pm. Tickets to the MOODY BLUES @ the Keller, plus a chance at the Grand Prize of a signed lithograph from the MOODY BLUES.
Have a great week!
We're gonna need a bigger boat! What's with mother nature trying to get in a whole month's worth of rain in one weekend? I was one of the lucky ones...no power outages, no leaky roof. Hope you survived without any disasters! So now let's turn our attention to the week ahead:
One of my all-time favorite singers, LINDA RONSTADT comes to town Tues night for an appearance at Powell's Books in Beaverton. She'll be talking about her new book, "Simple Dreams" and her battle with Parkinson's Disease which has taken away her ability to sing. But she can still talk, so stop by and hear what she has to say. WE LOVE YOU LINDA!
Big celebration Sat night at the ALADDIN THEATER..THE OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME Induction Ceremony & Concert WITH THE KINGSMEN & QUARTERFLASH.
Also Sat night, if you're up for a road trip...BON JOVI plays the Tacoma Dome
And the DARK STAR ORCHESTRA is at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland Sat & Sun
Get out the BIRTHDAY candles for:
MARC BOLAN of TREX and DEWEY MARTIN, drummer for BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD - Mon
KELLY RIPA, STING, DON McLEAN, & GROUCHO MARX - Wed
TOMMY LEE of MOTLEY CRUE, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM, EDDIE COCHRAN & CHUBBY CHECKER - Thur
BRIAN JOHNSON - AC/DC & STEVE MILLER - Sat
KEVIN CRONIN - REO SPEEDWAGON - Sun
Stuff you can win on KGON this week:
KGON Morning Music Marathon Prize - 7:15am Tix to a Live Taping of the Adam Corolla Podcast Oct 11 @ Aladdin
MY 3 SONGS with IRIS - noon hour - Tix to see Dave Chapelle @ Schnitz Oct 11
CLASSIC ROCK TRIVIA WITH SHANNON - Tix to TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Nov 24 @ Moda Ctr plus a chance at the Grand Prize trip to Council Bluffs Iowa Nov 9 with IRIS for a TSO dress rehearsal
you can click on the Contest button for tix to JOE SATRIANI in Salem, and BLACK CROWES @ the Schnitz
And, ROCKTOBER'S finally here. Keep listening for you chance to win $$$ all month long.
Wow! A couple of days ago it was 90, now it's looking like the chilly, rainy season is here. Turning to indoor sports and finding reasons to party. Got a couple of big ones this week: IRIS HARRISON's favorite BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has a birthday today . Good day for IRIS to introduce little puppy IRIS to the BOSS's music.
And, it's AC/DC Featured Artist Week on KGON. Extra AC/DC songs all week, plus chances to win AC/DC CDs from Music Millennium.
OTHER BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
Also today (Mon) One of the first inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, RAY CHARLES
Tues PAUL McCARTNEY's first wife LINDA & JIM HENSON, Creator of the Muppets
Thur ROXY MUSIC & solo singer BRYAN FERRY
Fri One of the B's in BTO, RANDY BACHMAN
Sat MOON UNIT ZAPPA - daughter of Frank, sister of Dweezil, "Valley Girl"
Sun MARK FARNER of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD & Rock & Roll pioneer JERRY LEE LEWIS
STUFF YOU CAN WIN THIS WEEK ON KGON: Junk Drawer with JEFF MITCHELL 7:15 am - Tix to documentary movie in HD -DEF LEPPARD VIVA! HYSTERIA plus Tix to GRATEFUL DEAD tribute band DARK STAR ORCHESTRA at the Crystal Ballroom MY 3 SONGS with IRIS Noon hour - Tix to 7th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony & concert with QUARTERFLASH & THE KINGSMEN, plus the new CD from QUARTERFLASH CLASSIC ROCK TRIVIA with SHANNON - Tix to MONSTERS OF ROCK PDX4 - more than 50 musicians rock the Star Theatre on Saturday.
Also giving away tix to JOE SATRIANI in Salem, GOV'T MULE, BLACK CROWES & JUKE BOX HEROES. Click on the contest button for more about that.
Have a fabulous week!
In our hearts and our minds...Today is the 43rd anniversary of JIMI's passing into the next world. The date is etched in my brain forever. I took my first trip to Europe in 1970 and was flying into London's Heathrow airport on Sept 18th...an overnight flight from Boston. Landed that morning to hear the news that he was gone. I'm so pleased that his music has endured and that new generations of rockers are still discovering and being influenced by his genius. Celebrate JIMI!!!