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  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Troggs - 1966/67

    12/17/2010 10:19:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 17, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Troggs are an English rock band from the 60s known for timeless hits "Wild Thing", "Love Is All Around" and "With a Girl Like You", all million-selling singles. The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England (originally The Troglodytes). The band formed in 1964, and were discovered by The Kinks' manager Larry Page the next year.  The most famous hit was surely the single "Wild Thing", #2 in the UK and #1 in the United States in July 1966. Its combination of a simple heavy guitar riff and flirtatious lyrics helped it to quickly become a...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Hollies - 1971

    12/10/2010 9:47:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 10, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Hollies are an English rock group, formed in Manchester, England in the early 1960s. The band was not named -as popular legend has it- after Buddy Holly, but rather for the holly decorating the house of founding member Graham Nash at Christmas-time 1962. The Hollies are amongst the most musically-flexible survivors one can imagine, and the band became one of the leading British groups of the era, enjoying considerable international success delivering hits in varied styles. Along with The Rolling Stones and The Searchers, they are one of the few British pop groups of the early 1960s that have...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: 10cc 1975

    12/03/2010 10:01:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 03, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    10cc were an English art rock band initially consisting of four musicians: Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme... For the most part, 10cc featured two strong songwriting teams, one 'commercial' and one 'artistic'. Both teams however injected sharp wit to lyrically-dextrous and musically varied songs. Stewart and Gouldman were predominantly pop-song-writers, who created most of the band's accessible songs. In contrast, Godley and Creme -who went on after the band's breakups to make a series of records together- were the predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School sensibility and cinematic inspired writing. However, every member...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Johnny Rivers 1966

    11/26/2010 4:51:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 26, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella @ NYC 11.07.42) is an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer.... styles include folk songs, blues, and revivals of old-time rock 'n' roll songs in addition to some of Rivers' original material. Johnny Rivers's greatest success came in the mid-to-late 1960s with sequence of top US and international hits such as "Seventh Son", "Poor Side of Town", "Summer Rain", "Secret Agent Man" -theme to the TV show- then in the early 70's with a great cover of Jerry Lee Lewis' "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu" that went to...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: the Average White Band 1975/1977

    11/19/2010 12:43:26 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 19, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Average White Band (aka AWB) is a Scottish (!) funk and R&B band that enjoyed a series of soul/disco hits from 1974-80. They are best known for the million-selling hit single Pick Up the Pieces. As of 2010 -forty years after their formation- they continue to perform...The Average White Band (aka AWB) is a Scottish (!) funk and R&B band that enjoyed a series of soul/disco hits from 1974-80. They are best known for the million-selling hit single Pick Up the Pieces. As of 2010 -forty years after their formation- they continue to perform. AWB was formed in early...
  • God Save Wills and Kate by Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols frontman Lydon wishes Royal couple well)

    11/18/2010 12:42:14 PM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 18, 2010 | SEAN HAMILTON
      Well-wisher ... John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in Sex Pistols anthem God Save The Queen By SEAN HAMILTON AS snarling punk idol Johnny Rotten, singer John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in The Sex Pistols' Seventies anthem God Save The Queen. So you might not expect him to join well-wishers queuing to congratulate Prince William and Kate. Here he tells SEAN HAMILTON why he wishes them well. WHEN I heard William had popped the question to Kate, I had a nice cup of tea for them. Later on, I might even put some bucks fizz...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: John Fred and his Playboy Band 1967

    11/12/2010 10:37:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 12, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    John Fred (b. John Fred Gourrier, 1941- 2005) was a blue-eyed soul and Cajun pop artist out of Baton Rouge, La. and best known for the #1 hit song in the US Judy in Disguise (With Glasses).John Fred and the Playboys formed back in 1956; their first hit single was '58's Shirley. He appeared on Alan Freed's show, but when Dick Clark asked him to sing on American Bandstand, Fred had to turn him down because he had to play in a basketball game (management/promotion aparently not his strong suit!). Almost a decade later, Fred and band member Andrew Bernard...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Band 1968

    11/05/2010 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 5, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Band was a highly-acclaimed and influential 60s-70s rock music group originally consisting of Canadians Rick Danko , Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson along with American drummer/singer Levon Helm . All five were notable musicians in their own right, and three lead singers symbolic of the group's bountiful talent... Original members of The Band first worked together as they joined Toronto-based rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group -The Hawks- from 1958-63 then onto The Levon Helm Sextet/Levon and the Hawks. They also released a single under the name Canadian Squires, but returned as Levon and the Hawks for...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Box Tops 1967

    10/29/2010 12:27:16 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 29, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Box Tops were a Memphis rock group active in the mid-to-late 1960s. Known for such hits as "The Letter" (below), "Neon Rainbow", "Soul Deep", "I Met Her in Church", and "Cry Like A Baby", the band is historically significant as a major "blue-eyed soul" group of the period.They performed a mixture of current soul music songs by artists such as James and Bobby Purify and Clifford Curry, pop tunes such as A Whiter Shade of Pale by Keith Reid, Gary Brooker and Matthew Fisher of Procol Harum, and songs written by their producers, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, and Chips...
  • TGIF Rock n Roll Oldies- FREEDOM EDITION: Elton John 1975

    10/22/2010 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 22, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Sir Elton John is a bright, talented, and strange man who often says the oddest things... but who most consider an all-time great, obviously. And if Elton John is still good enough for Rush... cool with me, I'll forgive him for what he said about Jesus, he's obviously a little confused- lol. Elton earned a few + points for standing up for Arizona, anyway... And while the 80s' Candle in the Wind might not be my cup of tea, Elton also did much great early stuff besides the mega-hits that we all love like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bennie and...
  • Demo KY Senate Candidate Jack Conway fought for 2 Years Over Possession of a Rock

    10/21/2010 2:39:47 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 11 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | October 21, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway sued the Ohio town of Portsmouth and fought for almost two years over possession of a rock found at the bottom of the Ohio river. He finally won possession of the rock. The rock (pictured above) is now stored in a warehouse in Greenup County, Kentucky. FOX News reported: FRANKFORT, Ky. — The fight over a rock that lay for years at the bottom of the Ohio River spilled into federal court Tuesday when Kentucky sued an Ohio city, seeking the boulder's return. Attorney General Jack Conway sued the city of Portsmouth, Ohio, and three...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Byrds 1965

    10/15/2010 5:02:02 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 65 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 16, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. This pioneering group underwent numerous personnel changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (aka Jim McGuinn) remaining the sole consistent member until the group disbanded in 1973, while also featuring David Crosby for three seperate stints.Although they only managed to attain the commercial success on the scale of contemporary greats like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones for a fairly brief period (1965–66), time has treated their work well... as The Byrds are today considered to be one of the most influential...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Todd Rundgren 1975

    10/08/2010 9:08:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 8, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Todd Rundgren -dob 6.22.1948- is a multi-talented American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who still tours on a limited basis, up-to and including earlier this year. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop-wunderkind -absolutely adored by critics- and supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972, Rundgren went on to produce a diverse range of recordings as solo artist and during the 70s/80s with the band Utopia. He has also been successful as a producer and engineer on the recorded work of other musicians. Todd Rundgren engineered and/or produced Stage Fright by...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Billy Swan- I Can Help 1974

    10/01/2010 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 1, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    This song went #1... and Swan recorded it in two takes -without overdubs- with an RMI organ that Kris Kristofferson and singer Rita Coolidge had bought for him as a wedding gift. Billy Swan (dob 12 May 1942) is a multi-talented American musician, songwriter and singer, best known for the 1974 #1 single I Can Help. Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Swan learned drums, piano and guitar at a very young age, then immediately took to writing songs. The first big break came in 1962 when Clyde McPhatter recorded Lover Please, a song written by Swan. McPhatter's version quickly became...
  • Custody Battle for 840-Pound Emerald Waged in LA Court

    09/28/2010 5:53:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies ^ | Fri, Sep 24, 2010 | By ERIN RICHARDS
    Several people claim to own one of the world's largest gemstones The latest in the saga of the Bahia Emerald, an 840-pound gemstone is set to take place in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday to decide its fate. Several people have laid claim to the stone in the nine years since it was dug up in Brazil in 2001. Multitudes of lawyers are expected to fill the courtroom where Judge John Kronstadt will review the case of Tony Thomas, a claimant who says he bought the emerald from Brazilian miners for $60,000. The emerald, one of the largest gems...
  • Doobie Brothers: Listening To The Music Gets Even Better With Time

    09/26/2010 10:21:08 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 09/26/2010 | Gerry Ashley
    On Tuesday (9/28), The Doobie Brothers will release “World Gone Crazy” which is their first studio album in 10 years.
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Pink Floyd 1987

    09/24/2010 1:06:20 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 24, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Pink Floyd were an English rock band who first earned international recognition for their psychedelic rock music in the late 1960s, and for their progressive rock music from the 70s-on. Their work is marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. The epitome of a critically-acclaimed and commercially successful rock act, the group have moved over 200 million albums worldwide... one of the best-selling music artists of all time... Pink Floyd was formed in 1965 by university students Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. The group were a popular...
  • How a family's beloved pet came back from the dead... as a rock

    09/22/2010 10:20:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2010 | Colin Fernandez
    Looking out of the window, Mark Brow couldn’t believe it when he saw his dog, Looby Loo, sitting in her favourite spot in the garden. After all, she had died two years ago.
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: ? & the Mysterians

    09/17/2010 12:26:27 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 17, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Question Mark and the Mysterians were an American rock and roll band formed in Bay City, Michigan in 1962... best known for the monster-hit 96 Tears, a true garage-rock classic recorded in 1966 that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over 1M copies.... ? and the Mysterians (as rendered on the label) was perhaps the first band to be described as "punk rock"- while also the first Latino rock group to have a general audience hit in the US. The name came from a 1957 Japanese science fiction film The Mysterians, in which aliens from the...
  • Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry...

    09/05/2010 11:16:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    PHOENIX.FBI.GOV - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 3, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation TUCSON—Jaime Martinez-Garcia, 26, of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, was found guilty of two counts of assault on a federal officer and one count of illegal re-entry after deportation by a federal jury in Tucson on August 31, 2010. The case was tried before United States District Court Judge David C. Bury. The defendant remains in custody pending sentencing. “In Arizona, Border Patrol Agents risk their lives on a daily basis patrolling in remote desert canyons and other harsh...