In 1971, radio station WNBC in New York City is the first station to ban the Brewer and Shipley song, One Toke Over The Line, because of its alleged reference to marijuana. Then Vice President Spiro Agnew also named the singers personally as a subversive to American youth. It ironic that such a fuss was […]
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In 1970 the Beatles invited producer Phil Spector to work on their recordings from the abandoned Get Back project to make it into a usable album. Phil used his creative talents to rework the song arrangements and in some cases the sounds to produce the smash album, Let It Be. Paul McCartney was never a […]
Formed in 1964, The Who performed for the 1st time on a US stage at the Paramount Theater in New York City in 1967. The rise to fame in the US came when they performed at the Monterey Pop Festival later in 1967. Of course you can’t forget their Woodstock performance in 1969. The rest […]
1976 Mal Evans, a former Beatles assistant road manager and friend, was killed by police at his home in Los Angeles. Officers responded to a call from Evans girlfriend in which she said he had a gun and was acting confused. The police shot Evans in the head when he apparently pointed, what turned out […]
December 19, 2013 Chicago radio Hall of Famer Larry Lujack has passed away at the age of 73, after a battle with esophageal cancer. Lujack was known as “Superjock” and “Uncle Lar” in the Windy City, and was heard on a number of stations from the late ’60s into the late ’80s, then returned to […]
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