Guitarist Ronnie Wood (most notably of The Rolling Stones, Faces and Jeff Beck Group) is 69.
On this day in 1964, The Rolling Stones arrived at JFK Airport in New York for their first American tour. Their first U.S. gig was a high school dance near Boston. [Trivia note: The Stones' arrived on British Airways flight 505, which two years later inspired their song "505."]
On this day in 1967, The Beatles released one of the most ground-breaking and influential albums in the history of Rock & Roll — "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The next day it was unleashed in America.
On this day in 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young began a six-night stand at the Fillmore East in New York, yielding performances that later appeared on the live "Four Way Street" album.
On this day in 1970, Black Sabbath's self-titled debut album was released in the States — eventually topping out at #23 with a million sold and tens of millions of guitarists changing their tunings to a Drop D like Tony Iommi.
On this day in 1972, the Eagles self-titled debut album was released. In short order, the four musicians were rock stars!
On this day in 1974, David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel" single began a short run to #64. "Fame" and major success was still a year away.
On this day in 1975, The Rolling Stones did their first gig with Ronnie Wood as an official member.
On this day in 1985, Heart's "What About Love?" entered the singles charts on its way to #10.
On this day in 2002, Rush's "Vapor Trails" album began its climb to #6.
10 At 10: 1973
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box (with Boston tix!) @12:30pm
The Story - John Fogarty/CCR @1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - Sebastian Maniscalco
Bad Company were the first act signed to Led Zeppelin's record label, Swan Song. But with Bad Company calling their October British tour Swan Song Tour, people are wondering if this will mark the end of the band. True, singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke are still going strong, but guitarist Mick Ralphs sat out the U.S. tour due to health concerns. Now, Ralphs will be on board for the British dates. His temporary replacement — former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson — will continue on the U.S. concert dates. But will Bad Company stop by to see us once again? Stay tuned!
"It's So Easy And Other Lies: Live At The Moore," an autobiographical music documentary centered on Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's Seattle gig promoting his first memoir, will have an exclusive L.A. debut this Friday. The film is based on Duff's stage performance combined with animation and interviews with musicians like Slash, Nikki Sixx and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.
It was Kin Hubbard who said: "When a fellow says, 'It ain't the money but the principle of the thing,' it's the money."
It was Yogi Berra who said: "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else."
It was Mahatma Gandhi who said: "The future depends on what you do today."
It was Robert Plant who said: "Time is vicious — we move too fast to spend time with the people who really matter."
Sunday June 5th, 9am - Noon: Come and hang with yer Uncle Joe at the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show at the Fairplex in Pomona! Join J.B. at his Meet & Greet with The Sound Crew at the Uncle Joe's Mobile Garage right in the midst of the Classic Car Show! Seriously, it's hard to beat Classic Cars AND Classic Rock, so bring the whole family out to enjoy a great day!