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
Jeff here...Edgar Winter is a rock and blues icon. His latest project is a guest spot on William Shatner's new album "Ponder the Mystery". Edgar's keyboard wizardry can be heard on the song "Twilight". But that's not all Edgar Winter is up to these days...far from it. He's writing a book, working on a Broadway production, and promises a new rock album in the future. And of course, he'll never stop touring!!. So, here's my conversation with one of the most enthusiastic artists I've had the pleasure to talk to. Ladies and Gentlemen...Edgar Winter!!
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!