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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – December 19th

John McEuen – multi-instrumentalist – founding member of – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Bandsolo artist – 1945

Kevin Shepard – drummer – best known with – Tonic – 1968

Doug Johnson – keyboards – Loverboy – hits include – Workin’ For The Weekend – Turn Me Loose – 1957

Limahl – singer/keyboards – Kajagoogoo – hits include – Too Shy – 1958

Maurice White – multiple award winning singer/songwriter/musician/producer/arranger – co-founder and frontman for Earth, Wind & Fire – member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Songwriters Hall of Fame – Vocal Group Hall of Fame – (12/19/1941 – 2/4/2016)

Janie Frickemultiple award winning country singer – hits include – Your Hearts Not In It – Tell Me A Lie – It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy – 1947

Alvin Lee – singer/songwriter/musician – guitarist with – Ten Years After – performed at Woodstock – (12/19/1944 – 3/6/2013)

Zal Yanovky – guitar/vocals/songwriter – The Lovin’ Spoonful – (12/19/1944 – 12/13/2002)

Little Jimmy Dickensthe 4’-11” star of the Grand Ole Opry which he joined in 1948 – well known for his novelty songs and rhinestone studded suits – inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983 – (12/19/1920 – 1/2/2015)

Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland Byrd) – Grammy winning New Orleans blues singer/songwriter/pianist – member of the Blues Hall of Fame – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (12/19/1918 – 1/30/1980)

Charlie Ryansinger/songwriter/guitar – best known for the rockabilly hit – Hot Rod Lincoln – (12/19/1915 – 2/15/2008)

Phil Ochsfolk-protest singer/songwriter/guitar/piano – songs include – I Ain’t Marking Anymore – Glory Bound – Draft Dogder Rag – (12/19/1940 – 4/9/1976)

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  • Things you didn't know
    On The Beatles 'Hey Jude' you can hear John Lennon shout "Fuckin hell!" (2.58 into the song) after he makes a mistake on his backing vocals.

RSS Breakin’ The Law…

  • I fought the law
    In 1998, Ian Brown was arrested by police at Manchester Airport after an incident during a flight from Paris. He was found guilty and jailed for 4 months, British Airways also banned him from flying with the airline.

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RSS They Said It…

  • Quote of the Day
    "I wouldn't have Elvis Presley on my show at any time." Ed Sullivan, early 1956. "And now, here is Elvis Presley!" Ed Sullivan, October 28, 1956
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