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September 24, 2016


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Linda McCartney would have been 75.

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On this day in 1957, Elvis Presley's classic "Jailhouse Rock" single was released. It eventually spent seven weeks at #1 while scandalizing America's youth with its tongue in cheek lyrical references and searing guitar solo by Scotty Moore. Rock & Roll!

On this day in 1966, The Beatles' song "Eleanor Rigby" peaked at #11 on the charts.

On this day in 1966, Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with his new manager, Chas Chandler of The Animals. It was on that flight from New York that Hendrix changed the spelling of his name from "Jimmy" to "Jimi." Upon his arrival in England, Jimi only had a few short days to assemble a band before he'd be kicked out of the country for lack of a work visa. So within a week the brand new Jimi Hendrix Experience was performing on stage.

On this day in 1977, Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" became their third Top 10 single when it hit #3 and "Telephone Line" by ELO topped out at #7 as Styx's "Come Sail Away" entered the singles charts. Four long months later, "Come Sail Away" finally peaked at #8.

On this day in 1977, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' self-titled debut album first hit the charts. Though it eventually sold over a half million copies, it never made it into the Top 50.

On this day in 1978, Boston played the second of two sold-out "Summer Fest" dates at Anaheim Stadium. Massive mayhem ensued.

On this day in 1983, Pat Benatar's "Love Is A Battlefield" entered the charts on its way to #5 and a Best Female Rock Vocal GRAMMY Award.

On this day in 1988, Bon Jovi's "Bad Medicine" entered the singles charts on its way to a two-week run at #1.

On this day in 2005, The Rolling Stones' million-selling "A Bigger Bang" album peaked at #3 on the charts.


September 25, 2016


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On this day in 1965, The Beatles "Yesterday" entered the singles charts on its way to a four week run at #1 and becoming the most covered song in the world.

On this day in 1967, The Beatles recorded Paul McCartney's "Fool On The Hill" in Abbey Road Studios.

On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin recorded "Me And Bobby McGee" at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. Kris Kristofferson, who wrote the song, never heard her superior version of it until after she died.

On this day in 1971, Yes released their first Top 40 charting single, "Your Move," as Cat Stevens released "Peace Train," which eventually hit #7 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1976, as Boston's debut album entered the charts, eventually spending six weeks at #3 and selling over 17 million copies, Manfred Mann's Earth Band's "The Roaring Silence" began its climb to #10 — becoming the biggest album of Manfred's career. Rock & Roll was selling records!

On this day in 1976, Paul McCartney's band Wings played a benefit to raise $50,000 for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in Venice's St. Marks Square. But the 25,000 audience members at Macca's benefit concert unknowingly set back the restoration project when their combined weight loosened paving stones and allowed water to seep into the Square itself.

On this day in 1980, Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham died of over indulgence at the age of 32. Bonham passed away at guitarist Jimmy Page's home after a night of heavy drinking (reportedly 40 shots in just a few hours). The coroner reported that both asphyxiation and alcohol poisoning caused his death.

On this day in 1982, The Who's final studio album for many years, "It's Hard," entered the charts on its way to #8.

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This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Kansas and Joe's brand new conversation with guitarist Rich Williams and singer Ronnie Platt! Check out this preview!

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It was Mahatma Gandhi who said: "There is more to life than increasing its speed."

It was William Shakespeare who said: "Love all, trust few, do wrong to none."

It was Raymond E. Feist who said: "Every person you encounter, whom you interact with, is there to teach you something. Sometimes it may be years before you realize what each had to show you."

It was Zig Ziglar who said: "People often say motivation doesn't last. Neither does bathing — that's why we recommend it daily."

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Next Saturday October 1st, 11am - 1pm: They're not kidding when they say "Everything Off-Road!" Perfect for an official Uncle Joe Meet & Greet with The Sound crew surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of Off-Road vehicles at the 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire at the Pomona Fairplex! Everything from off-road racing to rock crawling, trail riding to sand sports, motorcycles and ATV's and RC cars — and a special set from The Jeremy Benson Band!


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Next Saturday October 1st: Motorcycles racing on dirt with NO BRAKES! Of course Uncle Joe will be the Grand Marshall at the Harley Night Finals — Sidecar National at the Costa Mesa Speedway in the O.C. Fair & Event Center!


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