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August 30, 2015

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On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan released the album "Highway 61 Revisited." Folk purists were once again horrified to hear him using electric guitars, but the album's first single, "Like A Rolling Stone," became one of Dylan's best-loved songs.

On this day in 1969, the Chicago Transit Authority and Led Zeppelin headlined the Texas International Pop Festival at the Dallas International Motor Speedway. No matter what they say, no one who was there really remembers any of it.

On this day in 1973, The Doors finally broke up, following Jim Morrison's death in July 1971.

On this day in 1986, Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" (inspired by his father) entered the singles charts on its way to #26.

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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 The Doobie Brothers as well as more of Joe's conversation with Tom Johnston, Keith Knudsen and Michael McDonald. Check out this preview!

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Big Pig (For Sale)

One of the most famous props in all of rock history is up for sale. Pink Floyd's giant inflatable pig that appeared on the cover of their 1977 "Animals" album — the pig that broke its moorings to London's Battersea Power Station and floated off into the wide blue yonder — will be auctioned off on September 15th in a U.K. memorabilia sale. Nicknamed "Algie," the immense swine is among the many props created for various rock acts by the Air Artists studio that will be sold. Other huge props going up for bid include an inflatable Babylonian woman used onstage during The Rolling Stones' "Bridges To Babylon Tour," and props used by AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Iron Maiden.

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It was Ian Anderson who said: "It was a new day yesterday, but it's an old day now."

It was Linda Poindexter who said: "Don't be offended when people don't seem to get you. Not everyone recognizes brilliance."

It was Babe Ruth who said: "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."

It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said: "Shallow men believe in luck and circumstances. Strong men believe in cause and effect."

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Saturday September 12th, 7:30pm! Join yer Uncle Joe and rock out with ZZ Top and Blackberry Smoke on a beautiful Summer eve at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona! Hail, hail Rock & Roll!

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