Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Timesweep 3rd December

If you haven't listened to the finest classic rock show in the world, you suck. Unsuck by finding a station at dominicforbes.org or http://dominicforbes1969.moonfruit.com/ or http://www.dominicforbes.co.nr/ Part 1 Back to 1986 1. INXS - What you need 2. Simple Minds - Sanctify yourself 3. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the dark 4. Jackson Browne - In the shape of a heart 5. Stryper - Calling on you Part 2 1. Pat Benatar - Sex as a weapon 2. Status Quo - Red sky 3. Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Mandolin rain 4. Poison - Cry touch 5. ACDC - Who made who 6. Eddie Money - Take me home tonight 7. Journey - Be good to yourself Part 3 This week in rock history 1. Travelling Wilbury's - End of the line 2. John Lennon - Watching the wheels 3. John Lennon - Oh my love 4. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot in the dark Part 4 This week's birthdays 1. REM - What's the frequency Kenneth 2. Ozzy Osbourne - Over the mountain 3. The Doors - Break on through 4. Allman Bros Band - Midnight rider 5. Motley Crue - On with the show Part 5 Back to 1962 and 1963 1. Sandy Nelson - Le there be drums 2. Jerry Lee Lewis - Sweet little sixteen 3. Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy hippy shake 4. The Beatles - I saw her standing there Part 6 And it's 1972 1. T-Rex - Children of the revolution 2. Yes - America 3. Focus - Sylvia 4. Argent - Hold your head up Part 7 1. Led Zeppelin - Black dog 2. Elton John - Tiny dancer 3. Cat Stevens - I can't keep it in Part 8 1. Jackson Browne - Doctor my eyes 2. America - Horse with no name 3. Don McClean - American pie Part 9 And a look at food glourious food 1. ZZ Top - TV dinners 2. Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me 3. Neil Young - Cinnamon girl 4. Aerosmith - Eat the rich Part 10 1. The Stranglers - Peaches 2. Supertramp - Breakfast in America 3. Warrant - Cherry pie Part 11 1. Led Zeppelin - Hot dog 2. Meatloaf - Bat out of hell 3. 10CC - Life is a ministronie

Rock Talk - Ritchie Blackmore

If you haven't listened to the finest rock interview show in the world, you suck. Unsuck by finding a station at dominicforbes.org or http://dominicforbes1969.moonfruit.com/ or http://www.dominicforbes.co.nr/ Part 1 1. Rainbow - Long live rock and roll 2. Rainbow - Stargazer 3. Deep Purple - Never before 4. Deep Purple - Might just take your life Part 2 1. Rainbow - Since you've been gone 2. Deep Purple - Burn 3. Rainbow - All night long 4. Deep Purple - King of dreams

Brit Rock 3rd December

If you haven't listened to the finest mainstream rock show in the world, you suck. Unsuck by finding a station at dominicforbes.org or http://dominicforbes1969.moonfruit.com/ or http://www.dominicforbes.co.nr/ 1. Magazine - Shot by both sides 2. Smash Mouth - Walking on the sun 3. Molly Hatchet - Whiskey man 4. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird 5. ZZ Top - Rough boy 6. Norquay - Animals 7. Muse - Supermassive black hole 8. Sano Black - Bridges 9. Steve Miller Band - The joker 10. Silent Machines - You are loved 11. Tenacious D - Tribute 12. Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love 13. Queen - In the lap of the gods Hour two and I'm talking to the Baby's 14. The Baby's - Back on my feet again 15. The Baby's - If you've got the time 16. The Baby's - Too far gone 17. The Baby's - Grass is greener 18. The Baby's - I see you there 19. The Baby's - Not ready to say goodbye 20. The Baby's - Isn't it time 21. The Baby's - Every side of you 22. The Baby's - Everytime I think of you 23. The Baby's - You saved my life 24. The Baby's - I'll have some of that 25. The Baby's - Midnight rendevous 26. The Baby's - A piece of the action Hour three and it's exceptionally short songs 1. Van Halen - Eruption 2. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 3. Blur - Song 2 4. The Undertones - Teenage kicks 5. White Stripes - Fell in love with a girl 6. Jerry Lee Lewis - What I say 7. Chuck Berry - Come on 8. Elvis Presley - Baby I don't care 9. Queen - We will rock you 10. Neil Young - Needle and the damage done 11. JJ Cale - After midnight 12. The Clash - White riot 13. The Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker 14. The Buzzcocks - What do I get 15. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Crosstown traffic 16. The Who - I can't explain 17. The Doors - Break on through 18. Eddie Cochran - Something else 19. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please don't touch 20. Motorhead - Ace of spades 21. The Jam - English rose 22. John Lee Hooker - Boom boom 23. The Smiths - Girlfriend in a coma 24. The Cure - Boys don't cry 25. Saxon - And the bands played on

Today in rock history 30th November

1945 – Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover is born in Brecon, Wales 1955 – Billy Idol (William Broad) is born in Stanmore, England. 1957 – Psychedelic Furs guitarist John Ashton is born. 1963 – In the U.K., the Beatles’ “She Loves You” returns to the No. 1 spot, where it stays for two weeks. 1969 – The struggling magazine Rave gets a helping hand from David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, and the Graham Bond Organisation, who all perform at the Save Rave ’69 benefit in England. 1972 – Wings release their single “Hi, Hi, Hi.” However, the BBC bans the record because it declares the lyrics “unsuitable” for broadcast. 1977 - Bing Crosby’s 42nd and final Christmas special aired on CBS which featured Crosby’s duet with David Bowie of “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”. Bowie later said he only appeared on the special because “I just knew my mother liked him.” 2000 – Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 2000 - Loverboy bassist Scott Smith was sailing with friends outside of San Francisco when a 26 foot wave swept him overboard into shark infested waters. A four hour search took place and Smith was declared dead. He was 45 years old. 2003 – The corner of Bowery and Second Street in New York is renamed Joey Ramone Place, in honor of the late punk icon. 2006 – The sale of Syd Barrett’s final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge. 2006 – Pearl Jam plays a secret show outdoors at the Waimea Valley Audubon Center on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, as part of the opening festivities for the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational surfing competition.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Today in rock history 29th November

1933 – Born on this day, John Mayall, ‘father of the UK blues movement’, his Bluesbreakers Band has featured Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jack Bruce, Peter Green and Jimmy McCulloch. 1947 – Born on this day, Ronnie Montrose, guitarist, Montrose, Edgar Winter Group. 1951 – Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau is born in the city after which his band was named. 1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best were deported from West Germany after being arrested on suspicion of arson after the hotel room they were staying in mysteriously caught fire. They were released and deported the next day. 1964 – While dining at the Crazy Elephant restaurant in London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney are introduced to two members of their Motown heroes, the Miracles. 1965 – Colorado Gov. John A. Love declares today Rolling Stones Day, to celebrate the band’s sold-out gig tonight in Denver. 1968 – John Lennon releases his first solo album, Unfinished Music No. 1 – Two Virgins. The record is sold in a plain brown wrapper due to its controversial cover photo of a naked Lennon and Yoko Ono. 1979 – Former Keith Richards girlfriend Anita Pallenberg is cleared of murder charges. A young male friend had been found dead in her New York home. 1979 – Kiss perform for what they say is the last time together. 1980 – John and Yoko’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. 1985 – Kiss played the first night on their 91-date North American Asylum Tour at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, Arkansas. 1995 –Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar weds model Kari Karte atop a San Francisco-area mountain. Bandmates Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and their wives are among the guests. 1997 – ‘Perfect Day’ performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. 2001 – Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2007 – Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to properly register a new permanent address. 2010 –Dokken singer Don Dokken is delaying his vocal surgery until January so he can participate in the upcoming New Year’s Eve Benefit Concert for original Y&T bassist Phil Kennemore who was recently been diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

Today in rock history 28th November

1948 – Beeb Birtles, a guitarist who played with Rick Springfield in his old band Zoot and later with the Little River Band, is born in Amsterdam. 1962 – Matt Cameron, drummer for Soundgarden, is born in San Diego, Calif. 1964 - The Kinks peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “You Really Got Me” which was their first top ten single in the U.S. 1968 – John Lennon pleads guilty to possession of cannabis following his arrest in October. He’s fined 150 pounds. Lennon and Yoko Ono are found not guilty of obstructing the police. 1974 - John Lennon made his final concert appearance at Madison Square Garden in New York City to perform three songs with Elton John, making good on his promise after “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” hit number one on the singles chart. 1979 - Iron Maiden signed with EMI Records. Earlier in the month they recorded two songs for the compilation Metal For Muthas released by the same label. 1990 – Charges of assault are dropped against Axl Rose. Los Angeles prosecutors were unable to find enough evidence to prosecute the Guns N’ Roses singer, who was alleged to have hit his neighbour over the head with an empty wine bottle. 1993 - Former Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton was killed in a car accident in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 47 years old. 2005 – Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverted monies owed to Cornell to the other Soundgarden band members. 2005 – Kinks vocalist/guitarist Ray Davies plays his first solo date in New York in years at the Supper Club, treating fans to six songs that are to appear on his first solo album. 2006 – US actress Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from rapper Kid Rock after four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.

Today in rock history 27th November

1942 – Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and Hendrix is posthumously voted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. 1962 – Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin is born in San Francisco. 1964 – Mick Jagger is fined approximately $18 for reckless driving in England. His lawyer spins the following defense for him “The Duke of Marlborough had much longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. He powdered his, too, because of the fleas. My client has no fleas.” 1969 – The Rolling Stones play Madison Square Garden, a show recorded and released as Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Ike & Tina Turner Revue support them. During their performance, Janis Joplin joins Tina Turner onstage to sing a duet. 1970 - Black Sabbath performed at The Sunshine In in Asbury Park, NJ. Opening for Black Sabbath was Steel Mill, which featured Bruce Springsteen. 1981 – The Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead cancel a show at Orlando’s Tangerine Bowl because only 10,000 tickets have been sold to the 60,000-seat arena. 1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Give Love a Bad Name,” Bon Jovi. 1995 – The Beatles’ Anthology I sets a first-week sales record, shifting 1.2 million copies in the U.S. 1997 – A memorial service is held for Michael Hutchence in Sydney. Attending are his band INXS, his girlfriend Paula Yates, his former girlfriend Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Jason Donovan, Tom Jones, and Midnight Oil 2003 – Billboard reports that the Rolling Stones’ Licks tour was the second highest grossing tour of all time, beaten out only by their Voodoo Lounge jaunt in 1994-1995. 2005 - Defense contractor David H. Brooks spent $10 million on his daughter Elizabeth’s bat mitzvah which featured performances by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, the Eagles’ Don Henley & Joe Walsh, Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. Two years later Brooks was arrested for embezzling millions from his company DHB Industries.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Brit Rock 26th November

There are many inferior shows who think they're good, don't pander to these, listen to the best. Find a station at dominicforbes.org or http://dominicforbes1969.moonfruit.com/ or http://www.dominicforbes.co.nr/ A swift look back at 1970 1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up around the bend 2. Badfinger - Come and get it 3. Neil Young - Southern man 4. Black Sabbath - N.I.B 5. Paul McCartney - Every night 6. The Beatles - The long and winding road 7. Submotion - Headchecked 8. Inregalia - Rock this house 9. Mark Daly - The heart's reminder 10. The Rising Souls - Learn to love me 11. Wilco Johnson & Roger Daltrey - Going back home 12. Tom Jones - Burning hell 13. The Sweet - Ballroom blitz 14. Electric Six - Danger high voltage Special guest time as I'm joined by Ace, guitarist with Skunk Anansie 15. Skunk Anansie - I believed in you 16. Skunk Anansie - Charity 17. Skunk Anansie - Secretly 18. Skunk Anansie - Weak 19. Skunk Anansie - Weak 20. Skunk Anansie - Brazen (weep) 21. Skunk Anansie - Death to the lovers 22. Skunk Anansie - Hedonism 23. Pearl Jam - Daughter 24. Pearl Jam - My hero 25. Soundgarden - Black hole sun Following on from last week, hour three features more exceptionally long songs 1. Marillion - Grendel 2. Genesis - Supper's ready 3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird 4. Moody Blues - Question 5. Stephen Stills - Love the one you're with

Timesweep 26th November

There are many inferior shows who think they're good, don't pander to these, listen to the best. Find a station at dominicforbes.org or http://dominicforbes1969.moonfruit.com/ or http://www.dominicforbes.co.nr/ We start back in 1978 1. Blondie - Picture this 2. Styx - Renegade 3. Jeff Wayne - Eve of the war 4. The Cars - Just what I needed 5. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't fear the reaper Part 2 1. Neil Young - Four strong winds 2. Suzi Quatro - If you can't give me love 3. Joe Walsh - LIfe's been good 4. Queen - We will rock you 5. The Who - Who are you 6. Van Halen - You really got me And back we go to 1971 Part 3 1. The Doors - Love her madly 2. Stephen Stills - Love the one you're with 3. The Who - Baba 'O Reilly 4. Black Sabbath - Iron man Part 4 1. Badfinger - No matter what 2. Led Zeppelin - Rock and roll 3. Mountain - Nantucket sleighride 4. David Bowie - Changes Part 5 1. Free - My brother Jake 2. Rod Stewart - Reason to believe 3. Rolling Stones - Wild horses This week's celebrity birthday Part 6 1. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little wing 2. Simple Minds - Glittering prize 3. Faith No More - Epic 4. SAHB - Delilah 5. Boston - More than a feeling This week in rock history 1. Rolling Stones - Emotional rescue 2. Guns 'N' Roses - Live and let die 3. The Beatles - Helter skelter 4. Bruce Springsteen - Fire A brief look back to 1958 Part 8 1. Richie Valens - La bamba 2. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please don't touch 3. Cliff Richard - Move it# 4. Eddie Cochran - C'mon everybody Time to go for a run Part 9 1. Bryan Adams - Run to you 2. Spencer Davis Group - Keep on running 3. Steve Miller Band - Take the money and run 4. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the run Part 10 1. Bon Jovi - Runaway 2. REO Speedwagon - Take it on the run 3. Pink Floyd - Run like hell Part 11 1. Tom Petty - Running down a dream 2. The Eagles - The long run 3. Sheryl Crow - Run baby run 4. Bruce Springsteen - Born to run

Rock Talk - Led Zeppelin - BBC sessions

There are many inferior shows who think they're good, don't pander to these, listen to the best. Find a station at dominicforbes.org or http://dominicforbes1969.moonfruit.com/ or http://www.dominicforbes.co.nr/ Part 1 1. Led Zeppelin - Communication breakdown 2. Led Zeppelin - Something else 3. Led Zeppelin - Black dog 4. Led Zeppelin - Sunshine woman 5. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant son Part 2 1. Led Zeppelin - Travelling riverside blues 2. Led Zeppelin - The girl I love got long black wavey hair 3. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven

Today in rock history 24th November

1941 – Pete Best, who missed out on fame with the Beatles because Ringo was funnier-looking than he was, is born in Madras, India. 1955 – Blondie drummer Clem Burke is born in New York. 1961 – Howlin’ Wolf arrives in London for his first European tour. 1962 – Poor old Pete Best – gets a birthday telegram from the band who threw him over for Ringo Starr, reading, “Congratulations, many happy returns, all the best, John, Paul, George, Ringo and Brian.” 1964 – Having changed their name from the High Numbers after their manager fears they’ll be mistaken for a bingo game, the Who play the first night of a new residency at the Marquee. They’re advertised as “The Who – Maximum R&B.” 1967 – John Lennon has his first solo session at Abbey Road. He compiles sound effects for the National Theatre production of Scene Three, Act One. The play is based on a story that appeared in his book In His Own Write. 1972 – ABC-TV premieres its new late-night show In Concert. Produced by Don Kirshner, the program features performances by Alice Cooper, Poco, and the Allman Brothers Band. 1974 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, John Lennon rehearses with Elton John for the latter’s forthcoming concert. 1991 – Kiss drummer Eric Carr dies in New York of cancer at 41. 1991 – Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies of AIDS-related pneumonia at 46. 1992 – Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman comes to a divorce settlement with Mandy Smith. She will keep the couple’s house and its contents, as well as claiming legal fees. 1993 – Guitarist Albert Collins, better known to blues aficionados as the Iceman, dies in Las Vegas. 2003 – The original members of Motley Crue announce they’re reforming for their first tour together in five years. Nikki Sixx admits Tommy Lee and Vince Neil have yet to speak to each other. 2006 – Eagles of Death Metal are kicked off the Guns N’ Roses tour after playing just one date. 2007 – Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea lost his multi-million pound house in a wildfire that swept through Malibu, 53 other properties were destroyed by the blaze. 2008 – English drummer Michael Lee died from a seizure aged 39. Worked with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Little Angels, The Cult, Ian Gillan, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Quireboys and Thin Lizzy.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Today in rock history 23rd November

1899 – The world’s first jukebox was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel. 1936 – In a San Antonio hotel room, mysterious blues pioneer Robert Johnson records his first tracks, including “Ramblin’ on My Mind.” 1948 – Tony Bourge from Budgie is born. 1954 – Bruce Hornsby is born in Williamsburg, Va. 1956 – Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife’s love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. 1962 – The Beatles audition for BBC producers looking for bands with TV potential. They fail. 1964 – The Rolling Stones are banned from the BBC for unprofessionalism after showing up late for appearances on the radio shows Top Gear and Saturday Club. 1968 – Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant finalizes a deal to sign the band to Atlantic Records after Dusty Springfield recommends Jimmy Page to label boss Ahmet Ertegun. 1968 – It’s reported that San Francisco’s Family Dog collective has lost its license to hold its famed marathon Grateful Dead concerts at the Avalon Ballroom. 1972 – Bob Dylan and wife Sara arrive in Durango, Colo., where he’s due to begin filming Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. 1976 – Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion after waving a pistol and demanding to see “The King.” 1999 – Dave Matthews Band release their second official live album, Listener Supported. 2000 – The son of George Harrison was involved in a car crash. Dhani Harrison crashed his Audi S3 in Oxfordshire but escaped any serious injury. 2007 – Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions. 2008 - Guns N’ Roses released Chinese Democracy which was their first album of original material since the simultaneous release of Use Your Illusion I & Use Your Illusion II seventeen years earlier 2010 – Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell’s job – he’s convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul’s reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

Today in rock history 22nd November

1942 – Drummer Floyd Sneed of Three Dog Night is born in Calgary, Alberta. 1950 – Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is born in Coronado, Calif. 1950 - Steven Van Zandt-guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band is born 1955 – Sun Records sells Elvis Presley’s contract to RCA for $40,000. Sun boss Sam Phillips invested his portion of the money into the fledging Holiday Inn chain. 1961 – Bob Dylan finishes recording his self-titled debut in the second of two three-hour sessions. 1963 – The Beatles release their second album, With the Beatles, which already has advance orders of 300,000 copies. 1965 – Bob Dylan marries Sara Lowndes in Nassau County, New York. His marriage to the single mother remains a secret until the following February. 1981 – Tonight at Chicago’s Checker Board Lounge, blues giant Muddy Waters is joined by fans Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood for a jam onstage. 1982 – Led Zeppelin release their outtakes album Coda. The collection goes to No. 6 in the U.S. 1997 – Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia’s premiere pop phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz- Carlton hotel in Sydney. 2000 – Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and their publishing company, alleging breach of contract and fraud. 2003 – ZZ Top become the final rock band to play their hometown’s legendary venue, the Houston Compaq Center. The trio first played there in November 1975. 2006 - After living in the U.S. since the mid 1970’s, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood became a U.S. citizen in Los Angeles. 2010 – Vince Neil says he is “Taking a beating” on Skating With The Stars.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Today in rock history 21st November

1940 – Dr. John, the New Orleans pianist is born today 1941 – Andrew Love, who has blown his horn for the Doobie Brothers and Robert Cray, is born in Memphis. 1963 – Questions in the House of Commons about the Beatles. A conservative MP asks the home secretary whether the Fab Four should still be allowed police protection from their screaming fans. 1967 – The Who release their album The Who Sell Out. The between-song jingles give some hint of the band’s ambition, which also manifests itself in the mini-rock opera “Rael.” 1967 – The Beatles are in an editing suite on London’s Old Compton Street putting together their Magical Mystery Tour film. 1968 – Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage. John Lennon has a Nagra tape recorder sent to the hospital so he can record the last heartbeats of his son, who is named John Ono Lennon II. 1974 – Jefferson Starship are reunited with Marty Balin onstage at San Francisco’s Winterland. 1975 – Elton John receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. 1976 – Punk band Chelsea, featuring Billy Idol on vocals, play their last-ever gig at London’s Nashville club. Billy Idol departs with the band’s Tony James to start Generation X. 1980 – Don Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes after paramedics treat a 16-year-old girl suffering from drug intoxication at his Los Angeles home. 1981 – In Lakeland, Fla., Bob Dylan wraps up his Shot of Love tour with one of his longest shows ever. He plays 28 songs and six encores. It’s also the first time he plays “Every Grain of Sand.” 1988 – Jimmy Page begins a British tour at the Birmingham Hummingbird. 1988 – Pink Floyd release their live album Delicate Sound of Thunder. 1991 – The rock group Aerosmith makes a guest appearance on an episode of the Fox TV animated comedy series “The Simpsons” titled “Flaming Moe’s.” 1995 – The 60-track “The Beatles Anthology I” is released including the previously unreleased track “Free As A Bird.” 1995 - Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin and widely credited for improving pay and conditions for musicians in dealings with concert promoters died of a heart attack while driving to his home in Eastbourne, U.K. He was 60 years old. 2002 - Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, the surviving members of The Doors announced that they would be performing again with Ian Astbury of The Cult singing & Stewart Copeland of The Police on drums. 2003 – Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst requires seven stitches to his face after being hit by a flying object during the New York stop of their Back 2 Basics tour with Korn. 2005 – Shots are fired by an unknown assailant at Bret Michaels’ tourbus in Chicopee, Mass. The Poison singer, who was on the bus at the time, is hit by falling glass but escapes serious injury. 2007 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers were suing a US network over the name of its TV show, Californication saying the title was “immediately associated in the mind of the consumer” with its 1999 album and single release.

Today in rock history 20th November

1944 – Producer Mike Vernon is born in Harrow, England. As well as introducing John Mayall to Eric Clapton, he was responsible for the ’60s output of blues bands like Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack and Ten Years After. 1946 – Guitarist Duane Allman is born in Nashville, Tenn. 1947 – Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is born in New York. 1950 – Gentle Giant’s guitar midget, Gary Green is born. 1954 – Frank Marino (Francesco Antonio Marino), guitarist for Mahogony Rush is born. 1959 – WABC-TV in New York fires DJ Alan Freed after he refuses to deny that he accepted payola. 1964 – John Lennon films a comic sketch for the British TV series Not Only but Also with Dudley Moore on Wimbledon Common. 1964 – On the British music show Ready Steady Go tonight, the Rolling Stones lip-sync their songs “Off the Hook,” “Around and Around,” and “Little Red Rooster.” 1965 – Michael Diamond, better known to Beastie Boys fans as Mike D, is born in New York. . 1968 – Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites are approached by Albert Grossman to help the newly solo Janis Joplin put together her own band. 1970 – Ray Davies flies to London to re-record a lyric to “Apeman” and make it acceptable for radio airplay. 1971 – Led Zeppelin play the first of two “Electric Magic” shows at London’s Wembley Empire Pool. The shows incorporate trapeze artists, performing pigs, and vaudeville performers with Bronco, Stone the Crows, and the headliners. Tickets for the shows sold out in four minutes. 1973 - During a concert at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, Who drummer Keith Moon collapsed onstage after someone spiked his drink with horse tranquilizer. Audience member, 19 year old Scot Halpin filled in for the final three songs of The Who’s set. 1991 – The Rolling Stones announced they’d signed a £20 million deal with Virgin Records, to make three albums over six years. 1994 – David Crosby receives a liver transplant. 1998 – Alanis Morissette does an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. Proceeds from the sale of her album for the day are donated to a local children’s hospital. 2003 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces it will induct Prince, George Harrison, Traffic, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, and doo-wop group the Dells in 2004. 2007 – Velvet Revolver were forced to cancel a four-city Japanese after their requests for visas was rejected. Officials were said to have refused the band entry to Japan due to previous drug convictions. 2010 - After the end of Bob Dylan’s concert in Amherst, MA, a man with a fake crew pass walked into a pizza parlor and ordered 178 pizzas and never came back to pick the pizzas up. The staff worked until 5:30 a.m. to fill the order.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Today in rock history 19th November

1960 - Matt Sorum-drummer for The Cult, Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver is born. 1965 – Roger Daltrey walks out on a Who performance at London’s Glad Rags Ball after they experience trouble with the P.A 1971 – B.B. King marks his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London. 1973 – Led Zeppelin begin sessions for their sixth album by recording a demo called “Driving to Kashmir.” The song title would later be shortened to just plain “Kashmir.” The sessions break up when John Paul Jones threatens to leave the band to become a choirmaster. 1976 - George Harrison performs on Saturday Night Live. During the show, producer Lorne Michaels makes an appeal for the Beatles to re-form, saying he will pay them the union minimum to play on his show. Paul McCartney is currently staying with John Lennon at the Dakota and both see Michaels’ plea, but they don’t take him up on the offer. 1979 – Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison, Calif., after serving a sentence for income tax evasion. 1983 – Badfinger bassist Tom Evans commits suicide after the band splits by hanging himself, just as Badfinger songwriter Pete Ham had done eight years earlier. 1995 – Bruce Springsteen’s 13th album, “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” is released. 1997 – Michael Hutchence arrives in Sydney to begin rehearsing with INXS for their 20th anniversary tour. He was discovered dead in his hotel room three days later. 1998 – Motley Crue fans are able to fulfill all their fashion needs when the bands new retail store, S’Crue, opens at 7201 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. 2003 – Stone Temple Pilots announce they are splitting up. 2007 - Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of an accidental cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas, NV. His body was discovered six days later. He was 52 years old.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Today in rock history 18th November

1949 - Herman Rarebell-drummer for Scorpions is born 1952 – Bill Haley married his pregnant girlfriend just four days after he divorced his first wife. 1963 – According to today’s English newspapers, a priest requests the Beatles record a Christmas song. Manager Brian Epstein also issues a press release requesting fans not throw anything at the stage during the Beatles’ concerts. 1966 – Pink Floyd play a “philadelic” music event at England’s Hornsey College of Art. 1967 – Pink Floyd release their third single, “Apples and Oranges,” in England. 1970 – Jerry Lee Lewis divorces his wife (and cousin) Myra Brown. Brown married the Killer 13 years ago – when she was only 14. She later says the couple spent only three nights alone during their years together. 1972 – Danny Whitten, a guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Crazy Horse, dies of a heroin overdose. 1975 – Bruce Springsteen’s first gigs in London are promoted with posters reading, “Finally the world is ready for Bruce Springsteen.” 1984 – Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan wins Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year at the W.C. Handy National Blues Awards. 1987 – Performing a second night in Los Angeles, U2 decide to support themselves as a fictional country group called the Dalton Brothers. 1990 – At a rock memorabilia auction, Paul McCartney’s birth certificate sells for $18,000. 1990 – Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones marries model-actress Jerry Hall in Bali, Indonesia. 1992 – Black Sabbath were honoured with a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood. 1993 – Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York. 1997 – An AC/DC five-CD boxed set, “Bonfire,” is released in the U.S. The set is intended as an honor to the band’s original singer Bon Scott. 2003 – John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to the Beatles’ “Nowhere Man” sell for over $300,000 at a New York auction. 2008 – Velvet Revolver are dropped by record label RCA.

Today in rock history 17th November

1944 – Byrds guitarist/songwriter Gene Clark is born in Tipton, Mo. 1946 – Jethro Tull lead guitarist Martin Barre is born in Lancashire. 1958 – DJ Alan Freed learns today that his trial for inciting a riot has been postponed until January of next year. The riot occurred during a Boston rock show he was promoting in May 1958. Prosecutors explain that the delay is because they are investigating allegations that Freed broke Massachusetts’ anti-anarchy laws. 1963 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet singer Gene Pitney at a taping of the British pop programme Thank Your Lucky Stars. They give him their song “That Girl Belongs to Yesterday.” 1963 – In Guildford, England, a headmaster says that students turning up to Clark’s Grammar School with Beatles haircuts will be sent home. “This ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically,” says John Weightman. “It makes them look like morons.” 1970 – Tune into New York’s WPLJ-FM tonight and you can hear a live broadcast of an Elton John concert. The gig is later released as the 1971 live album 11-17-70. 1971 – The Faces release their third album, A Nod Is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse. 1978 – Led Zeppelin record two takes of their new song “All My Love.” 1979 - Jethro Tull bassist John Glascock died of a congenital heart defect in London. He was 28 years old. 1987 – During a concert in Los Angeles, U2’s Bono pulls a person from the audience to sing along to the band’s version of “People Get Ready.” In turn, the aspiring singer hands Bono a demo tape. 1990 -David Crosby broke his shoulder, left leg & ankle in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. 1994 – Bob Dylan spends the first of two days taping an episode of MTV Unplugged at New York’s Sony Studios. 2003 – Meat Loaf is rushed to the hospital after collapsing during a London concert. His record company say the 56-year-old singer “collapsed from exhaustion due to a prolonged viral infection.” 2006 – U2’s Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. 2007 – The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ the bands seventh studio album and first since 1979.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Rock Talk - Def Leppard

Part 1 1. Def Leppard - Women 2. Def Leppard - Animal 3. Def Leppard - Photograph 4. Def Leppard - Don't shoot shotgun 5. Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me Part 2 1. Def Leppard - Stagefright 2. Def Leppard - Rock of ages 3. Def Leppard - Rock rock 'till you drop 4. Def Leppard - Good morning freedom 5. Def Leppard - Promises 6. Def Leppard - When love and hate collides

Brit Rock 19th November

1. Richie Valens - La bamba 2. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shaking all over 3. Cliff Richard - Move it 4. Eddie Cochran - C'mon everybody 5. Neil Young - Rocking in the free world 6. Metallica - Nothing else matters 7. Guns 'N' Roses - November rain 8. Idle Frets - Glow 9. Vega - Explode 10. Tess Of The Circle - I'm not ashamed 11. The Bottom Line - Pull me out 12. Bowling For Soup - 1985 13. Johnny Cash - Hurt 14. Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in the cradle 15. Stereophonics - Bartender and the thief 16. Santana - Smooth 17. Genesis - Carpet crawlers '99 18. New Radicals - You get what you give 19. Vertical Horizon - Everything you want 20. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Road trippin' 21. Offspring - Pretty fly for a white guy 22. Foo Fighters - Learning to fly 23. Blur - Coffee and TV 24. Lenny Kravitz - American woman 25. Biffy Clyro - Opposite 26. Del Amitri - Nothing ever happens 27. Living Colour - Love rears its ugly head It's an hour of exceptionally long songs for hour three 1. Mike Oldfield - Tubular bells 2. Rush - 2112 3. Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond 4. Yes - Changes 5. Nickelback - When we stand together

Monday, 14 November 2016

Today in rock history 15th November

1959 – Johnny & the Moondogs – made up of future Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison – take part in the finals of a talent competition in which the winner appears on English TV’s Star Search. Unfortunately, the last bus back to Liverpool leaves before the judging is due to occur, and the band is forced to pull out. 1962 – The Beatles return from Hamburg with manager Brian Epstein, who is currently negotiating with promoter Larry Parnes to send the band on a nationwide tour. 1964 – In the middle of a tour of America, the Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones is hospitalized with a fever and misses the band’s last four concerts. 1965 – The Rolling Stones perform on NBC’s Hullabaloo for the first time, singing “Get Off of My Cloud.” 1965 – The Beatles complete their sessions for Rubber Soul. 1969 – Hamburg’s Star Club, one of the Beatles’ haunts when they were cutting their professional chops in Germany, announces it will close at the end of the month. 1969 - Janis Joplin was arrested in Tampa for allegedly using obscene language in concert after she yelled at a policeman for trying to control the crowd with a bullhorn. The charges were later dropped. 1974 – The Faces release “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything,” which becomes their last single when Rod Stewart announces he’s leaving the band in 1976. 1987: Dire Straits became the first band to sell three million copies of one album in the U.K. when Brothers in Arms reached that plateau. 1992 – Ozzy Osbourne swears that tonight’s show in Costa Mesa, Calif., will be his last concert ever. He’s joined onstage by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward in an emotional reunion and, not surprisingly, is eventually convinced to return to performing. 1999 – Elton John threatens to cancel a show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after customs officers search his plane and keep his entourage waiting at the airport for two hours. 2000 – Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. 2000 – The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack.

Today in rock history 14th November

1949 – Styx guitarist James Young is born in Chicago. 1951 – Barry Brandt, drummer with hard-rock band Angel, is born. 1951 - Frankie Banali-drummer for Quiet Riot is born. 1956 - Alec John Such-bassist for Bon Jovi is born today. 1964 – Jimmy Reed plays in Britain backed by Them, an Irish band including a young Van Morrison. 1967 – Pink Floyd begin a U.K. tour supporting the Jimi Hendrix Experience. 1967 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s art exhibition Half-A-Wind Show closes at London’s Lisson Gallery. 1969 – Led Zeppelin begin recording their third album at Olympia Studios, kicking off with a run-through of “Since I’ve Been Loving You.” 1977 - Kiss kicked off their tour in support of Alive II at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City. 1990 – In today’s issue of Newsweek, the Who’s Pete Townshend says he’s bisexual. “I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman,” he says. “And I won’t be classified as just a man.” 1992 – John Mellencamp keyboard player John Cascella is discovered dead in his car in Indiana of a heart attack. 2000 – As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band’s online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song Original Prankster were automatically entered, appear on MTV’s “Total Request Live” to compete in a trivia contest to determine who will take the prize. 2004 – Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Keane, Snow Patrol, Travis, The Darkness and others take part in the recording of a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Today in rock history 13th November

1939 – Nathaniel Dove, keyboardist with the Robert Cray Band, is born in Bryan, Texas. 1949 – Guitarist Roger Steen of performance art-rockers the Tubes (“She’s a Beauty”) is born. 1963 – Paul McCartney catches the flu. Hour-by-hour progress reports on his condition appear in the British press. 1964 – The first official biography of the Rolling Stones, Our Own Story, is published in Britain. 1966 – In today’s English Sunday Telegraph is a report that two (unnamed) Beatles have approached Allen Klein with a view to having him manage their affairs. Manager Brian Epstein dismisses the report, which has upset both George and Ringo. 1968 – Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones buys Cotchford Farms. The English estate is where A.A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh, and where Jones is months later discovered dead at the bottom of his swimming pool. . 1969 – Having bought the island of Dorinch off Ireland, John Lennon declares any hippie who wishes is free to live there. 1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Whatever Gets You Through the Night,” John Lennon. Elton John plays piano and organ and sings backing vocals on the song. 1974 – After crashing a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City, Iowa, the driver claims to be Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The real Blackmore was actually performing in San Francisco that night. 1992 – Troggs drummer Ronnie Bond dies at age 50. 2000 – The Beatles sanction their first official Web site, www.thebeatles.com.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Today in rock history 12th November

1945 – Neil Young is born in Toronto. 1947 – Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, bassist with Blue Oyster Cult, is born.. 1964 – Born on this day, David Ellefson, Magadeth. 1966 – The Grateful Dead perform at a Hell’s Angels dance held at San Francisco’s Sokol Hall. 1966 - Stephen Stills was inspired to write “For What It’s Worth” for Buffalo Springfield after teenagers were beaten by police on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip for protesting a curfew. 1970 – The Doors play their last concert with Jim Morrison in New Orleans. 1971 – Led Zeppelin IV lands in stores. The much-anticipated record had been delayed due to problems with the final mixing and cover artwork, which doesn’t feature a title or the band’s name – just some bizarre runic symbols. 1979 – San Francisco witnesses the premiere of Rock Justice, a rock opera penned by Jefferson Starship’s Marty Balin. The show runs for four nights at the Old Waldorf nightclub. Balin stars as a rock star on trial for suffering a career nosedive. 1990 – Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood is hit by a car in England and breaks both his legs. 2002 – Die-hard Beatles fans were enraged after Paul McCartney altered the song writing credits on his ‘Back In The US 2002′ album, changing them to McCartney and Lennon from Lennon and McCartney. 2003 – Phil Collins reveals that he has lost nearly 60 percent of his hearing in his left ear. 2003 – New Jersey radio station WCHR pulls all Jethro Tull music from its playlist after flute-waving frontman Ian Anderson criticizes excessive displays of the American flag, arguing, “It’s easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism.” 2004 – Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, The White Stripes, Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch, Underworld’s Karl Hyde, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackay, and the Undertones’ Feargal Sharkey attend the funeral of British DJ John Peel. 2008 - Mitch Mitchell, drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience died in his sleep of natural causes in his hotel room in Portland, OR. He was 61 years old. 2010 – Tesla’s Frank Hannon accuses GN’R of plagiarism.

Today in rock history 11th November

1945 – Guitarist Chris Dreja, a founding member of the Yardbirds, is born in Surbiton, Surrey. 1945 – Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is born in New York City. 1947 – Black Oak Arkansas bassist Pat Daugherty is born in Jonesboro, Ark. 1950 – Born on this day, Jim Peterik, guitar, keyboards, vocals, Ides Of March. 1950 - Rudy Sarzo-bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot & Whitesnake is born. 1963 – In Birmingham, England, the Beatles dress up as policemen in order to escape a crowd of fans. 1965 – The Velvet Underground makes its performance debut at a high school dance in Summit, N.J. 1969 – The Doors’ Jim Morrison is arrested for allegedly attacking a stewardess during a flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix. He is charged with public drunkenness and interfering with the flight of an aircraft. The stewardess later withdrew her evidence and charges were dropped 1970 – Bob Dylan publishes his first book, Tarantula. 1970 – Two albums called Plastic Ono Band are released today. The first is the classic by John Lennon. The second is the more “experimental” of the two, recorded by Yoko Ono and featuring jams like “Why” followed by 10 minutes of “Why Not?” 1972 – Bassist Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band is killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Ga., three blocks from the site of Duane Allman’s motorcycle death the previous year. 1973 – Several radio stations broadcast a live Mott the Hoople show to the nation. Later it turns out the concert was just the band’s studio cuts with applause dubbed inbetween. 1985 – After 18 years and several name changes, the group Starship scores its first No. 1 hit with “We Built This City,” a song originally written by Martin Page for his band QFeel. 1986 – Pink Floyd issue a statement saying that although Roger Waters is no longer with the band, they will continue using the name. 1997 – Following in the footsteps of Garth Brooks, Metallica holds a free concert in Philadelphia to celebrate the release of its newest album “Re-Load.” 2003 – David Bowie pulls the Toulouse, France date of his Reality tour after coming down with laryngitis. 2003 – John Mellencamp address a class in rock music history at Indiana University, sharing a key bit of rock ‘n’ roll wisdom: “You’ve got to believe in yourself no matter where your dream leads you.” 2010 – Slash wins album of the year at The Classic Rock Of Honour Awards

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Brit Rock 12th November

There is no finer mainstream rock show in the world. Your part is to find a station and listen at dominicforbes.org 1. Stryper - Calling on you 2. Leviticus - Born again 3. Barlo Girl - Never alone 4. Amy Grant - Lead me on 5. Chris Rea - The road to hell 6. Lou Gramm - Midnight blue 7. Loverboy - Working for the weekend 8. Rayburn - Journey 9. Lenny Kravitz - Believe 10. Gloria Gardner - Fantasy vs reality 11. Rainbow - Can't happen here 12. Ozzy Osbourne - Goodbye to romance 13. Warrant - Cherry pie 14. Jeff Lynne - Every little thing 15. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus 16. Black Crowes - Hard to handle 17. Aerosmith - What it takes 18. Quireboys - Hey you 19. Michael Penn - No myth 20. Queensryche - Silent lucidity 21. Faith No More - Epic 22. ACDC - Money talks 23. Tom Petty - Mary Jane's last dance 24. Kings Of Leon - Waste a moment 25. Genesis - Turn it on again It's an hour of mellow rock from women for hour three 1. Carol King - Hard rock cafe 2. Amy Grant - Lead me on 3. Joni Mitchell - Chelsea morning 4. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians - Circle 5. Tanita Tikarim - Twist in my sobriety 6. Tracy Chapman - Baby can I hold you tonight 7. Alanis Morrisette - Ironic 8. Tori Amos - Cornflake girl 9. KD Lang - Constant craving 10. Heart - What about love 11. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting 12. Joan Armatrading - All the way from America 13. Pat Benatar - Invincible 14. Fleetwood Mac - Songbird

Timesweep 12th November

There is no finer classic rock show in the world. Your part is to find a station and listen at dominicforbes.org Part 1 Bad weather 1. Foreigner - Cold as ice 2. Black Sabbath - Snow blind 3. Kiss - God of thunder 4. ACDC - Thunderstruck 5. Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road Part 2 1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain 2. Blind Melon - No rain 3. The Who - Love reign o'er me 4. Guns 'N' Roses - November rain 5. The Cult - Rain Part 3 We now try to understand women 1. The Guess Who - American woman 2. The Beatles - She's a woman 3. Rolling Stones - Honky tonk women 4. The Eagles - Witchy woman Part 4 This week in rock history 1. Janis Joplin - Another piece of my heart 2. Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley 3. Nirvana - All apoligies Part 5 1. The Faces - Stay with me 2. Rolling Stones - Little red rooster 3. George Harrison - Chill down 4. Status Quo - Again and again 5. Status Quo - Dear John Part 6 Now we try to understand men 1. Black Sabbath - Iron man 2. Neil Young - Old man 3. Nirvana - The man who sold the world 4. Fleetwood Mac - Man of the world Part 7 This week's birthdays 1. Bon Jovi - Wanted dead or alive 2. The Byrds - My back pages 3. The Cult - Love removal machine 4. Joe Walsh - Rocky mountain way Part 8 And a look at mothers 1. Eric Clapton - Motherless child 2. Quiet Riot - Mama we're all crazy now 3. Genesis - Mama Part 9 Back to 1968 1. Deep Purple - Hush 2. The Doors - Hello I love you 3. Iron Butterfly - In a gidda di vada 4. The Marbles - Only one woman Part 10 1. Status Quo - Pictures of matchstick men 2. The Band - The weight 3. The Zombies - Time of the season 4. Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride Part 11 1. Canned Heat - Going up the country 2. Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower 3. The Beatles - While my guitar gently weeps 4. Rolling Stones - Street fighting man 5. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - This wheel's on fire

Rock Talk - Ray Wilson

There is no finer rock interview show in the world. Your part is to find a station and listen at dominicforbes.org Part 1 1. Genesis - Calling all stations 2. Ray Wilson - They never should have sent you flowers 3. Ray Wilson - Amen to all that 4. Stiltskin - Footsteps 5. Stiltskin - Inside Part 2 1. Ray Wilson - No son of mine 2. Genesis - Congo 3. Genesis - Shipwrecked 4. Stiltskin - First day of change

Today in rock history 10th November

1940 – England’s original shock rocker, Screaming Lord Sutch is born in Harrow. His band was the proving ground for young guitarists like Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Ritchie Blackmore. 1947 – Glen Buxton, longtime guitarist with the Alice Cooper band, is born. 1947 – Greg Lake, singer and guitarist with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, is born in Bournemouth 1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Get Off My Cloud,” The Rolling Stones. The song is the group’s second No. 1 single. 1967 – The Moody Blues release their psychedelic masterpiece “Nights in White Satin.” 1973 – John Lennon meets with producer Phil Spector to ask his assistance with a collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers. 1975 – David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Space Oddity. 1978 – Tonight on British TV you can watch AC/DC perform on Rock Goes to College. 1979 – The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heartache Tonight’, the group’s 5th and final US No.1. 1986 – Bruce Springsteen releases Live 1975-1985, which goes on to become one of the biggest-selling box sets of all time. 1986 – Bob Dylan gives Gordon Lightfoot the Canadian Hall of Fame Award at a ceremony in Toronto. 1992 – Axl Rose is found guilty of property damage and assault at a 1991 Guns N’ Roses concert in Maryland Heights, Mo. He is given two years probation and ordered to pay a fine. 1994 – Jimmy Page and Robert Plant perform “Stairway to Heaven” for what they assure us is the last time on a Japanese TV programme. 2002 - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Brian Setzer and Lenny Kravitz made guest appearances on The Simpsons running a rock and roll camp. 2003 – Laryngitis problems force David Bowie to abandon a concert in Nice, France. 2003 – The late Johnny Cash is the subject of a tribute concert in Nashville that sees performances from Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. 2003 – Jane’s Addiction play a surprise “flash-mob” gig in London’s Convent Garden. Fans were directed via text message to the location, where they play favorites like “Had a Dad.” 2004 – “Moonshadow” singer Cat Stevens, now trading as Yusuf Islam, receives the Man for Peace prize from ex-Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in Rome.

Today in rock history 9th November

1941 – Tom Fogerty, rhythm guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival, and brother of John Fogerty, is born in Berkeley, Calif. 1948 – REO Speedwagon drummer Alan Gratzer is born in Syracuse, N.Y. 1948 - Joe Bouchard-bassist for Blue Oyster Cult is born 1952 – Dennis Stratton, who played guitar with Iron Maiden on their first album, is born in London. 1961 – Brian Epstein goes to the Cavern in Liverpool to get a glimpse of the Beatles. 1966 –In 1969, using “clues” found in Beatles songs and album covers, a Detroit disc jockey and his radio audience determined that Paul McCartney died on this day in a car accident. 1966 – John Lennon attends a private viewing of an exhibition by Yoko Ono at London’s Indica Gallery and meets the New York artist for the first time. She professes to have never heard of him. 1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone is published with John Lennon on the cover. He is on the cover 3 times within the next year. 1967 – Roger McGuinn kicks out David Crosby from the Byrds. Gene Clark replaces him. Crosby would later go on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash. 1968 – Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant marries his wife, Maureen. The couple have their reception at Led Zeppelin’s gig in London’s Roundhouse, where they appear on the bill with the Deviants, Tyres, and John Lee Hooker. 1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the only time with “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” which spent one week on top of the chart. 1996 – Bob Dylan allows his song “The Times They Are A-Changin’” to be used in an advertisement for the Bank of Montreal. 1998 – Pete Townshend performs his first solo concert in England in 12 years. 1999 – The Recording Industry Association of America declares the Eagles’ Greatest Hits 1971-1975 the best-selling album of the century. 2009 – Bon Jovi has added a performance at the 20th anniversary celebration for the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany to what’s already a jammed promotional schedule for its new album, “The Circle.” The 2010 – The FBI launches an investigation into online protest affecting Gene Simmons’ website. 2010 – Slash fans are facing a delay before the rocker’s new video with Fergie is released – because the raunchy clip needs to be censored.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Today in rock history 8th November

1946 – Roy Wood of Electric Light Orchestra and The Move is born in Birmingham. 1949 – Pop/blues artist Bonnie Raitt is born. 1961 – Brian Epstein phones the Liverpool Cavern in an effort to get a ticket to the next Beatles show. He would become the band’s manager shortly after seeing them. 1964 – The Beatles play the Liverpool Empire. It’s their first hometown concert in nearly a year. 1965 – The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song ‘Think For Yourself’ at Abbey Road for their forthcoming Rubber Soul album. 1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play the first of four nights at Munich’s Big Apple Club. 1967 – How I Won the War, starring John Lennon, has its New York premiere tonight. 1968 – The Who, Joe Cocker and The Grease Band, The Mindbenders and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown all appeared at The Walthamstow Granada Theatre, England. 1968 – John and Cynthia Lennon are divorced after six years of marriage. 1969 – The Rolling Stones perform in Los Angeles, where they smash the concert gross record previously held by the Beatles. 1970 – Jim Morrison makes recordings of his spoken-word material. After his death, the Doors set the poems to music as An American Prayer. 1971 – At London’s Empire Ballroom, Paul McCartney throws a party to launch his new group, Wings. 1975 – David Bowie made his US TV debut performing ‘Fame’, on the Cher CBS-TV show. 1975 – Elton John was named Godfather to John and Yoko Lennon’s son Sean. 1977 - Suzi Quatro made her first appearance on Happy Days as Leather Tuscadero, the younger sister of Fonzie’s girlfriend. 1985 - Jack Osbourne, the third child of Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne was born in St. John’s Wood, London. 2001 – Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. 2008 – AC/DC started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Black Ice’

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Today in rock history 7th November

1943 – Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson) is born in Fort McLeod, Alberta. 1960 – Born on this day, Tommy Thayer, lead guitarist, took over Ace Frehley’s character in Kiss of the ‘Spaceman.’ 1968 – At a Doors concert in Phoenix, Jim Morrison asks the audience to stand up. That’s enough for the local authorities to ban the group from the city. They suspected that Morrison was going to moon the audience as he had at a previous concert. 1971 – Born on this day, Robin Finck, American guitarist, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses. 1974 – Ted Nugent wins the National Squirrel Shooting Archery Contest, according to Rolling Stone. Nugent successfully picked off one of the friendly rodents at a distance of 150 yards. 1988 – John Fogerty is victorious in the court case brought against him by Fantasy Records. The label, which owns his recordings with Creedence Clearwater Revival, alleged he plagiarized his own “Run Through the Jungle” on his 1985 hit “The Old Man Down the Road.” 1991: Frank Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer which was announced by his children Moon Unit & Dweezil. 2002 – A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band’s first North American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the tour, which stutters to an abrupt halt with the cancellation of all remaining dates a month later. 2003 – Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. 2003 – The Rolling Stones play Hong Kong for the first time, headlining a concert to quell fears of a SARS epidemic. Reuters reports The Stones and Neil Young charged such high fees for their appearances that it will cost Hong Kong taxpayers over $100 million. 2006 – Genesis announce their reunion with Phil Collins.

Today in rock history 6th November

1946 – Guitarist George Young of the Easybeats (“Friday on My Mind”) is born in Glasgow, Scotland. He’s also the older brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young. 1948 – Glenn Frey of the Eagles is born in Detroit. 1950 – Chris Glen, bassist with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, is born. 1964 – Singer Corey Glover of metal act Living Colour is born. 1965 – New York is hit by a citywide blackout. At the New York Hilton, Bob Dylan, Band guitarist Robbie Robertson, and pal Bob Neuwirth brave it with Brian Jones and a lot of candles. 1965 – Jefferson Airplane play the San Francisco Mime Troupe Appeal party at the Calliope Ballroom. It’s the first concert produced by budding entrepreneur Bill Graham. 1966 – Born on this day, Paul Gilbert, guitarist, Mr. Big. 1966 – Opening night of Bill Graham’s Fillmore in San Francisco. 1966 – Fans demonstrate outside Brian Epstein’s house in England, demanding that the Beatles perform more live concerts. 1968 – The No. 1 single in England is Joe Cocker’s interpretation of “With a Little Help From My Friends.” 1970 - Aerosmith performed their first concert at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, MA. 1972 – New York Dolls drummer Billy Murcia dies after mixing alcohol and pills in London. 1973 – Phil Kaufman is fined $300 for stealing Gram Parsons’ body. Kaufman had the corpse cremated and left the ashes at the Joshua Tree monument, according, he said, to his friend’s wishes. 1975 – The Sex Pistols make their performance debut at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Ten minutes into the gig, the school’s social programmer pulls the plug on the band’s amplifiers. 1980 – Led Zeppelin meet on the island of Jersey to discuss their future following John Bonham’s death. 1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Amanda,” Boston. 2006 – Marianne Faithful reveals that she has made a full recovery from breast cancer. 2007 – Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords.

Today in rock history 5th November

1946 – Gram Parsons (Cecil Connor) of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers is born in Winter Haven, Fla. 1948 – Guitarist Don McDougal of the Guess Who is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 1957 – Air Supply guitarist David Moyse is born. 1959 – Bryan Adams is born in Vancouver, Canada. 1965 – In today’s English Jewish Chronicle, Princess Margaret says, “I think the Beatles believe that MBE stands for Mister Brian Epstein. 1965 – Decca Records releases the Who’s new single, “My Generation.” 1970 – Led Zeppelin release “Immigrant Song” as a single in the U.S. 1973 – The Who perform in Newcastle, England, to support their Quadrophenia album. During the performance, a backing tape turns out to be 15 seconds behind Keith Moon’s vigorous drumming. In his frustration, Pete Townshend storms off stage and doesn’t come back until a half-hour later. 1987 – ‘Tunnel of Love’ becomes Bruce Springsteen’s fourth #1 album. 1995 – Queen releases its first studio album since the Deaths of Freddie Mercury. “Made In Heaven” includes Mercury’s final vocal track on a song titled “Mother Love.” 1999 – The members of Van Halen announce that Gary Cherone is leaving the band. 2000 - The Who made a guest appearance on The Simpsons’ 250th episode. Pete Townshend didn’t voice himself as he thought somebody else would like in Yellow Submarine. Townshend’s brother Paul provided the voice of Pete. 2003 – Johnny Cash enjoys a posthumous triumph at the Country Music Awards. The late Man in Black wins Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year for “Hurt.” 2003 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are forced to abandon a U.K. concert after a giant crack appears in the floor of the venue. 2005 – Guitarist Link Wray died aged 76. Wray was credited with inventing ‘fuzz’ guitar after punching a hole in a speaker giving him a distorted guitar sound.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Today in rock history 4th November

1940 – Delbert McClinton, the country star who taught John Lennon how to play harmonica, is born in Lubbock, Texas. 1956 – Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott is born in Hereford, England. He died of a drug overdose in 1982. 1961 – Bob Dylan gives a concert at the Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York. Only 43 people attend. 1963 – The Beatles appear on London’s U.K. Royal Variety Show, which is attended by the Queen Mother. 1968 – At Abbey Road Studios, Pink Floyd record “Point Me at the Sky” and “Careful With That Axe, Eugene. 1969 – Led Zeppelin play a disastrous gig at Ontario’s Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. John Bonham is too ill to perform “Moby Dick.” Jimmy Page blows out his amplifier. And only 2,000 people turn up to see the band. 1973 – At London’s Rainbow Theater, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine perform a benefit for Machine drummer Robert Wyatt. Wyatt was paralyzed after falling from an open window during a party. He later becomes a respected singer/songwriter, recording the definitive version of Elvis Costello’s “Shipbuilding.” 1976 – A Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concert at New York’s Palladium Theatre is delayed when someone phones in a bomb threat. Springsteen later jokes it was done by a former manager who’s suing him. 1978 – Boston plays in the city of Boston for the first time, a sold-out show at the Boston Garden. 1978 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are sued by a former bass player. Greg Reeves wants $1 million in unpaid royalties. 1991 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame admits Bobby “Blue” Bland, Booker T. & the MG’s, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, the Isley Brothers, Sam & Dave, and the Yardbirds. 1992 – Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin sign to the music publisher Warner/Chappell for an unprecedented $39 million. 1994 – Fred “Sonic” Smith, guitarist with the MC5 and husband of Patti Smith, dies of a heart attack in Detroit. He was 45. 2003 – Ryan Adams releases his third solo album Rock N Roll, featuring appearances by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Adams’ current girlfriend, actress Parker Posey. 2003 – VH1 films the opening night of Kid Rock’s winter tour in Detroit for a Christmas special. Keeping it seasonal, Rock performs “Frosty the Blowman” and “Santa Baby.” 2007 – The Eagles went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first time ever – 33 years after their debut album On the Border. 2010 – Rush is honored at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards.

Rock Talk - Michael Schenker

Be wise and find a station at dominicforbes.org or http://dominicforbes1969.moonfruit.com/ or http://www.dominicforbes.co.nr/ Part 1 1. The Scorpions - Loving you Sunday morning 2. UFO - Only you can rock me 3. Michael Schenker Group - Armed and ready 4. UFO - Doctor doctor 5. The Scorpions - Coast to coast Part 2 1. UFO - Lights out 2. Michael Schenker Group - Assault attack 3. McCauley Schenker Group - Gimme your love 4. UFO - Rock bottom

Timesweep 5th November

Be wise and find a station at dominicforbes.org or http://dominicforbes1969.moonfruit.com/ or http://www.dominicforbes.co.nr/ Part 1 We're going into deep space 1. Deep Purple - Space trucking 2. David Bowie - Space oddity 3. Steve Miller Band - Space cowboy 4. Joe Cocker - Space captain 5. The Byrds - Mr Spaceman Part 2 1. Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - I'm the urban spaceman 2. The Moody Blues - Nights in white satin 3. Elton John - Rocket man 4. Pink Floyd - Brain damage 5. Lou Reed - Satillite of love 6. Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet Part 3 Back to 1983 1. Talking Heads -- Burning down the house 2. Def Leppard - Photograph 3. Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus 4. Meatloaf - Midnight at the lost and found Part 4 1. Journey - Seperate ways (worlds apart) 2. Bryan Adams - Cuts like a knife 3. Mark Knopfler - Theme from Local Hero 4. Big Country - Chance Part 5 1. U2 - Two hearts beat as one 2. Don Henley - Dirty laundry 3. Pat Benatar - Love is a battlefield Part 6 This week's birthdays 1. Kiss - Heaven's on fire 2. ELO - 10538 overture 3. Creednece Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain 4. Emerson Lake & Palmer - Lucky man 5. Vanilla Fudge - You keep me hanging on 6. Neil Young - Heart of gold Part 7 This week in rock history 1. John Fogerty - Old mnan down the road 2. Wings - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey 3. Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet Part 8 1. Mott The Hoople - All the way from Memphis 2. Pink Floyd - Learning to fly 3. Kiss - God gave rock and roll to you Part 9 Memories 1. Simple Minds - Don't you forget about me 2. Cream - Badge 3. The Who - Who are you 4. The Motors - Forget about you Part 10 1. Free - Remember 2. The Ramones - Do you remember rock and roll radio 3. Phil Collins - In the air tonight 4. The Byrds - Going back Part 11 1. Bruce Springsteen - Glory days 2. Marillion - Kayleigh 3. Skid Row - I remember you

Brit Rock 5th November

Be wise and find a station at dominicforbes.org or http://dominicforbes1969.moonfruit.com/ or http://www.dominicforbes.co.nr/ 1. Jethro Tull - Sweet dream 2. Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow night 3. The Pretty Reckless - Take me down 4. Dark Daly - The heart's reminder 5. Martin Turner - Written in the stars 6. Wishbone Ash - The king will come 7. FM - That girl 8. Sex Pistols - Lonely boy 9. Steve Miller Band - Swingtown 10. Tom Petty - You don't know how it feels 11. Led Zeppelin - When the leevee breaks 12. Smash Mouth - Walking on the sun 13. U2 - Elevation 14. Bon Jovi - It's my life 15. Iron Maiden - Blood brothers 16. Flogging Molly - Devil's dance floor 17. Offspring - Original prankster 18. Linkin Park - Crawling 19. Coldplay - Yellow 20. Don Henley - Taking you home 21. Slash - Beautiful dangerous 22. Toto - Hold the line 23. Python Lee Jackson - In a broken dream 24. Uriah Heep - Gypsy It's back to the 1980's for hour three 1. Queen - One vision 2. Cinderella - Somebody save me 3. Foreigner - That was yesterday 4. Russ Ballard - Voices 5. Peter Gabriel - Red rain 6. Gun - Better days 7. The Hooters - Satillite 8. ZZ Top - Gimme all your loving 9. Richard Marx - Don't mean nothing 10. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the moon 11. Genesis - Home by the sea 12. Rainbow - Since you've been gone

Today in rock history 3rd November

1957 – Sun Records releases Jerry Lee Lewis’ definitive single “Great Balls of Fire.” The single becomes his biggest hit, peaking at No. 2. 1958 -Elvis Presley went on maneuvers for the first time with the US Army’s 32nd Tank Regiment near the German, Czech border. 1964 – The mayor of Cleveland bans the Rolling Stones following a 17-year-old’s fall from a balcony during their gig at the Public Hall. 1977 – A Santa Monica (Calif.) Superior Court orders Bob Dylan to return his children to his estranged wife, Sara. He had been granted temporary custody while his ex- set up house in Hawaii. 1977 – Elton John announces he’s retiring from the stage during a concert in London. By February 1979, he was at it again. 1978 – The Cars arrive in England to begin a mini-tour promoting their debut single, “Just What I Needed.” 1991 – More than 300,000 people attend a free concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in memory of rock promoter Bill Graham. Among the acts performing are the Grateful Dead; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Joan Baez; Santana; and Journey (which reunited for the event). 1992 – The Grateful Dead announce they are discontinuing their tradition of playing a San Francisco concert on New Year’s Eve. 1995 – Hootie & the Blowfish reach an out-of-court settlement with Bob Dylan. The band had used a portion of Dylan’s lyrics in its hit “Only Wanna Be With You.” 1997 – Metallica came to a out of court agreement with a fan who claimed he lost his sense of smell after being dropped on his head by fans at one of their shows four years earlier. 2003 – Making a clear indication that nothing is beneath them, Aerosmith perform the Hank Williams Jr. classic theme song “Are You Ready For Some Football?” live on Monday Night Football. 2004 – Guitar legend Eric Clapton is made a CBE at Buckingham Palace. 2005 – With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day are the big winners at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. 2011 – Cory Smoot, the guitarist who portrayed the character of Flattus Maximus dies.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Today in rock history 2nd November

1944 – Keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is born in the U.K 1947 – Bassist Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull is born. 1963 – Bass player Bobby Dall, better known as the quiet one in Poison, is born in Florida. 1963 – Dion storms out of a taping of the English TV show Ready Steady Go! after complaining that the go-go dancers are distracting him from his performance. 1967 – Pink Floyd spend the day at Abbey Road Studios in London recording “Paintbox.” The Rick Wright composition will be the B-side to their third single, “Apples and Oranges.” 1968 – Cream perform at Madison Square Garden during their farewell tour. The band is given a platinum disc commemorating American sales of the double album Wheels of Fire. 1973 – Ringo Starr releases his star-studded album Ringo. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison all perform on the record. 1976 – In an interview with the BBC program The Old Grey Whistle Test, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and manager Peter Grant explain they got the idea to make The Song Remains the Same after using large TV screens at their 1975 Earl’s Court concerts. 1979 - The Who’s second musical film Quadrophenia was released in the U.S. The film featured the acting debut of Sting where he played Ace Face. 2007 – Ozzy Osbourne claimed his reputation had been tarnished after a party supposedly involving him was organized by US police officers to round up missing criminal suspects. 2007 – The mighty Led Zeppelin’s eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger.