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This Day In Rock 6/7/13

2008- Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones join Foo Fighters at London's Wembley Stadium to perform "Rock 'n' Roll" and "Ramble On."
2005- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with special guests The Black Crowes, kick off their summer tour in Estero, Florida.
1982- Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion opens to the public and soon becomes the top tourist attraction in Memphis.
1982 - Steve Garvey becomes the fifth professional baseball player to appear in a thousand consecutive games.
1979- Chuck Berry performs at the White House for President Jimmy Carter at a Black Music Association gala. A month later, Berry is sentenced to spend four months in jail for tax evasion.
1976 - Capitol Records issues Rock 'n' Roll Music, a compilation of The Beatles' most rocking songs. It will reach number-two in Billboard despite Ringo Starr's objections to the package.
1975- Elton John's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy becomes the first album ever to enter the U-S chart at number-one. It will stay there for six weeks.
1969 - Blind Faith plays a massive outdoor free concert in London's Hyde Park.
1969-The Who's Tommy enters the Billboard chart at number-96. It will peak at number-seven, but return after the success of their next album, Live at Leeds, and go to number-four. and the soundtrack of Ken Russell's Tommy movie reaches number-two in 1975.
1969- The Johnny Cash Show debuts on A-B-C. Bob Dylan is the opening night guest star.
1967 - The Beatles say they'll be involved with the animated film Yellow Submarine.
1965 - Sony introduces the Betamax, the first consumer videocassette recorder. It retails for $995.
1963-The Rolling Stones' first single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," is released in the U-K. That same day, the group makes its T-V debut on Britain's Thank Your Lucky Stars.
1953- Kukla, Fran and Ollie is broadcast from Boston in history's first "compatible color" show.

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People : Chuck BerryElton JohnFantasticFranJimmy CarterJimmy PageKen RussellOllieRingo StarrSteve GarveyTom Petty

06/10/2013 4:26PM
This Day In Rock 6/7/13
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06/12/2013 1:06PM
So I can understand about Mark and Brian. One retired and there's not a lot you can do about that!!. But now no 5 O'clock Funny!! I THINK YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR!! I maybe coming to the party a little late oin this. but I always swithed over from traffic for the 5 O'clock funny and listen the restof the way home. And I live in Salem and the the Funny came on about the time I was going up the hill from down town. You should know us folks that listen to KGON don't like change!! Hell I listened to you since i was a kid in the 70's in you're playing the same music. The music I like!!!
06/12/2013 11:12PM
Change and Age
I originally came to post a remark about the Kukla, Fran and Ollie show. I didn't it was started 10 yrs. before I was even born!!!!! I remember watching them as a child-not sure how old I was then but am guessing it was pre-1970. For all I know I could have been watching reruns then. I also didn't know it was British, but that explains my love of most things English. On to the part that reflects my title- I must say I agree with the previous commenter. As a part of the tail end of the Baby Boomer Generation; I DON"T like change (that is probably not the only reason I have that particular character flaw). I too hat the fact that you got rid of the 5 O'clock Funny. I made it a special point to listen to it and felt disappointed if I missed it. My 8 yr. old son would ask if he'd missed it when I'd pick him up from school in the evening. I would go so far as to wait in the car to hear it all even if I was late for a meeting- as I just had to have my Funny fix! On the same note, don't like the demise of 2for Tuesdays either. Would love to have them both back but if I had to choose I'd choose the 2fors.
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