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August 16, 2018

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INXS guitarist Tim Farris is 41.
Singer/dancer/saucy girl-next-door Madonna is 60.

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On this day in 1938, Blues legend Robert Johnson (from whose music most Rock & Roll evolved) died at the age of 27 after being poisoned by a jealous husband (or so the story goes).

On this day in 1962, The Beatles replaced drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr. Twenty years later, in 1982, Best released an album of early Decca Record auditions on which he was playing with the legendary group. True enough, his backbeat was all over the place.

On this day in 1969, after great difficulties in the recording studio, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood's supergroup Blind Faith finally saw its self-titled debut album enter the charts. However, even two weeks at #1 wasn't enough to pull the project together, and the band dissolved after its ill conceived mini-tour of the States.

On this day in 1977, Rock & Roll legend Elvis Presley died at the age of 42. Heart attack or heavy drug abuse, it doesn't really matter — he's not living in Kalamazoo, he's dead.

On this day in 1980, Queen's epic "Another One Bites The Dust" entered the singles charts on its way to three weeks at #1 and over a million sold.

On this day in 1986, Genesis were on a roll when their "Throwing It All Away" entered the singles charts on its way to #4.

Unc's Ultimate Classic Rock Menu

Thursday 8/16/18

Uncle Joe's Story @8: How was disaster avoided when Sammy Hagar joined Van Halen?
Ultimate Led Zeppelin... @10pm

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

It was Confucius who said: "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."

It was Edgar Watson Howe who said: "A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice."

It was Pete Seeger who said: "Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't."

It was Pablo Neruda who said: "Laughter is the language of the soul."

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