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February 24, 2018


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For many years, Beatle lead guitarist George Harrison believed he was born on February 25th. But in 1992, he announced, "I only learned recently after all these years that the date and time of my own birth have always been off by one calendar day and about a half hour on the clock." So in fact, though we still celebrate it on the 25th, George's birthday was really today. He would have been 75.

Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, who most notably played with The Rolling Stones and The Who, would have been 74.

The mighty George Thorogood is 68.

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On this day in 1958, The Champs' classic party song "Tequila" entered the singles charts. Within a month, it hit #1 for five weeks, thereby assuring the fall of Western civilization.

On this day in 1965, The Beach Boys (with help from The Wrecking Crew studio musicians) recorded the song "Help Me Rhonda."

On this day in 1969, the Jimi Hendrix Experience rocked London's Royal Albert Hall in what became their last concert.

On this day in 1971, almost five months after her death, Janis Joplin's "Pearl" album began a nine-week run at #1.

On this day in 1975, Led Zeppelin released their "Physical Graffiti" double-album, the long awaited follow-up to 1973's "Houses Of The Holy." It hit #1 on the "Billboard" charts two weeks later, a record at the time.

On this day in 1979, "Roxanne" by The Police entered the singles charts. It eventually reached #32. A hint of superstardom was still 18 months away.

On this day in 1990, Motley Crue's "Without You" entered the singles charts on its way to #8.

On this day in 1998, Sir Elton John received his knighthood (for services to music and charitable services) from the real Queen of England in her Buckingham Palace.


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This weekend, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Van Halen and conversation with Eddie and Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. Check out this preview!


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

It was Will Rogers who said: "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

It was Linda Grayson who said: "There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."

It was Billy Connolly who said: "Marriage is a wonderful invention, but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit."

It was Steven Wright who asked: "If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?"



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