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Since opening in 1997, Joe Bensonhas been the Voice of The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.


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May 15, 2020


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Former Roxy Music keyboardist Brian Eno (├╝ber-producer for David Bowie, Talking Heads and U2) is 70.

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On this day in 1965, The Byrds made their first entry into the charts with their cover version of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man." Three months later, the song peaked at #1 and was a strong factor in Dylan's decision to switch from acoustic to electric music.

On this day in 1965, "For Your Love" by The Yardbirds entered the charts on its way to #6. The song featured Eric Clapton on all the guitar parts except the solo, which was recorded by his replacement, Jeff Beck.

On this day in 1967, Paul McCartney met Linda Eastman for the first time at the Bag O' Nails nightclub in London. They clicked big time and married on March 12th, 1969.

On this day in 1971, Pink Floyd played a concert in front of a large lake at the Crystal Palace Bowl in South London. Not only were a great number of fish in the lake killed by the very loud music, a full one-third of the audience blew their minds!

On this day in 1971, The Doors' "Love Her Madly" peaked at #11 on the singles chart as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "4 Way Street" album spent the first of four weeks at #1.

On this day in 1971, two truly classic albums, The Rolling Stones' "Sticky Fingers" and Jethro Tull's masterpiece "Aqualung," entered the charts on their way into the Top 10. "Sticky Fingers" spent four weeks at #1 while "Aqualung" became Tull's biggest seller, topping out at #7 and selling over three million copies.

On this day in 1975, the most famous Fleetwood Mac line-up (Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and John & Christine McVie) made their live debut in El Paso, Texas.

On this day in 1976, as The Rolling Stones' million selling "Black And Blue" album hit #1 for the first of four weeks, Steve Miller's classic "Fly Like An Eagle" began its climb to a three-week stay at #3 with over four million sold.

On this day in 1976, Thin Lizzy's classic "The Boys Are Back In Town" entered the singles charts on its way to #12 and a spot in every action movie soundtrack for the next 40 years.

On this day in 1984, guitarist Nils Lofgren was drafted into The E Street Band by Bruce Springsteen to replace "Little Steven" Van Zandt.

It was Franklin D. Roosevelt who said: "Be sincere, be brief, be seated."

It was Voltaire who said: "The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out."

It was Ansel Adams who said: "There can be craft without art, but there can be no art without craft." More »»



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Which one of these handpicked selections is your fave Unc's Quote Of The Day?

It was Mark Twain who said: "I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know."

It was George F. Tilton (not Mike Ditka) who said: "Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal."

It was George Carlin who said: "To me, fast food is when a cheetah eats an antelope. That's fast."

It was Jean-Paul Sartre who said: "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."


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