Saturday, January 19, 2008

Remembering Phil Everly (1939-2014)


We remember Phil Everly who was born on this day in 1939 and died in 2014.

If you love pop music, and I do, then you have to appreciate how The Everly Brothers influenced the music that we grew up listening to.

Just listen to John Lennon & Paul McCartney sing "If I fell" or "I'll be back" or a few others.  What you hear is John and Paul singing just like Don & Phil, or the harmonies that they used to hear as aspiring musicians in Liverpool radio.   Like so many of the British groups, they learned to sing listening to those tight harmonies recorded by those two Kentucky brothers dominating the US charts.

As Scott Johnson wrote, another political blogger who loves pop music, Don & Phil Everly brought "....the close harmony singing of traditional country music into the mainstream of American popular music."

Phil Everly died at age 74 and you can hear his legacy every time that you hear a duo on the radio.

Yes, it's hard to talk about rock history without devoting a good section to Phil & Don Everly.  


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Monday, January 14, 2008

1970: Diana Ross & Supremes performed their last concert on this day


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The Supremes were Diana Ross, Mary Smith and Flo Ballard.   The trio hit the top of the Billboard 12 times in the 1960's, or second to The Beatles.   

The ladies performed their last concert on this day in 1970.

"Someday we'll be together" was their last hit and song in the farewell concert.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

January 9, 1972: The Milwaukee Bucks stopped the LA Lakers 33-game streak!

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Who remember watching the Bucks stop the Lakers' 33 game winning streak?   

I remember watching this game with my dad and brother on TV.   It was a very anticipated match because of Kareem Jabbar and Walt Chamberlain.   It was a clash of the young star vs the veteran on the basketball court.

The final score was 120-104.    

There were some great players on that court.   Oscar Robertson was the Bucks' leader and guard.    On the LA side, Jerry West, Gail Goodrich and the aforementioned Chamberlain are in the Hall of Fame.

It was a great game to watch and enjoy.    





Tuesday, January 08, 2008

1815: The Battle of New Orleans


The Battle of New Orleans happened on this day in 1815.   The engagement happened after the war had officially ended with The Treaty of Ghent.   

The confrontation was consequential because it saved the Mississippi River for the US and it made Andrew Jackson into a national hero.   

Jackson was elected president in 1828.  

We discussed the battle with Barry Jacobsen on Thursday's show:



Wednesday, January 02, 2008

FIRST WORLD WAR, PART 5, WITH BARRY JACOBSEN, MILITARY HISTORIAN.


THURSDAY: FIRST WORLD WAR, PART 5, WITH BARRY JACOBSEN, MILITARY HISTORIAN.
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WORLD WAR I, part 4, WITH BARRY JACOBSEN




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The story of World War I, part 2, with Barry Jacobsen

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The story of World War II with Barry Jacobsen, part 1


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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Let's chat with Alina Garcia-Lapuerta, author of "La Belle Creole"

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