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November 27, 2019

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Martial arts god Bruce Lee would have been 79.
Guitar god Jimi Hendrix would have been 77.

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On this day in 1969, The Rolling Stones opened their legendary four-night stand at Madison Square Garden. Recordings of the first two shows later became their classic live album, "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out."

On this day in 1970, former Beatle George Harrison released his triple album "All Things Must Pass" and the single "My Sweet Lord," which soon spent four weeks at #1. Produced by Phil Spector and engineered by Ken Scott, the album featured many noted players like Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Ringo Starr and Peter Frampton. The sprawling collection of songs eventually sold over six million copies.

On this day in 1971, "Led Zeppelin IV," one of the greatest Rock albums ever recorded, entered the U.S. charts at #36. It soon spent a month at #2 and eventually sold over 23 million copies.

On this day in 1971, Elton John's "Madman Across The Water" began its climb to #8, selling 2 million copies in the process. Next up: four years with a string of seven #1 LPs and over 33 million sold — Super Stardom.

On this day in 1971, Don McLean's epic "American Pie" began its four week run at the top of the singles charts as the Grateful Dead's iconic "Truckin'" began to work its way up to #64.

On this day in 1976, Queen's "Somebody To Love" began its run to #13 as Foghat's "Drivin' Wheel" was headed to #34.

On this day in 1982, Rush's million selling "Signals" album hit #10 as their tour sold out across North America.

On this day in 1982, Phil Collins, Genesis' singer/drummer, saw his second solo album, "Hello, I Must Be Going!," enter the charts on its way to #8 and three million in sales. Suddenly, he found himself selling more records than his band.

On this day in 1995, The Beatles' "Anthology I" set a first-week sales record, selling 1.2 million copies in the U.S.

On this day in 2004, Green Day's "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" entered the singles charts on its way to a five-week run at #2 and a Record Of The Year GRAMMY Award.

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

It was Coach John Wooden who said: "The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team."

It was Jimmy Dean who said: "You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it."

It was Phillip K. Dick who said: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

It was Mahatma Gandhi who said: "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience."

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This weekend over 70 affiliates will host the nationally syndicated OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson program, featuring the music of, and conversation with, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin!


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