Birthdays this week: Roger Waters, Glenn Tilbrook, Van Morrison, Freddie Mercury, Grand Funk drummer Don Brewer, Clem Clempson & Buddy Miles. I have nice set for Roger & Van the Man. We’ll veer off the rock road slightly with a nice set of some progressive rock stuff too. Plus, great tracks from Zeppelin, Trigger Hippy, Johnny Cash, Beatles, White Stripes, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, King Crimson and lots more!! The party starts Saturday @ Noon right here on WNTI …Where Great Music Lives….
Birthdays this week: The late front man for Mink Deville: Willy Deville, Elvis Costello, Leonard Bernstein, Bad Co. drummer Simon Kirke, Michael Jackson & Jim Capaldi. We’ll get to tracks from them including a full set for Willy & some assorted Elvis stuff. We’ll also celebrate
And Louie the King said let me think for a minute son; And he said yes I think it can be easily done, Just take everything down to Highway 61
Birthdays this week: JOE STRUMMER, Vernon Reid & Robert Plant … I love Lennon & McCartney and I love Jagger & Richards….but Strummer & Jones were the sh*t! I love Joe Strummer maybe more than anyone else in rock music history. He was an original & a badass but sadly, he died at 50 of heart failure in 2002…another example of gone too soon. I’ll spin some tunes for Plant & Reid but we’ll get into some great Strummer stuff.
Birthdays this week: Jerry Garcia, former R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry, Bob Welch, Kate Bush & Garth Hudson … and happy album anniversaries to My Aim Is True, Terrapin Station & Tres Hombres… we’ll get to some things from all of them. Speaking of Jerry & Garth, Watkins Glen festival took place this weekend in 1973. We’ll also get to one from the Mama’s & Papa’s for Cass Elliot who passed this week in 1974.