Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

COLIN JAMES...Sudden Stop (1990)
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra of Canned Heat is 66; Dave Davies from The Kinks is 65; Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth is 56; Laurence Tolhurst of the Cure is 53;

1959 A single-engine plane crashed shortly after midnight near Clear Lake, Iowa, claiming the lives of rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as pilot Roger Peterson

1969 Paul McCartney plays drums for the Steve Miller Band for the track "My Dark Hour"
1969 This Was by Jethro Tull has it's U.S. release
1973 Journey Through The Past by Neil Young is released
1998 Yield by Pearl Jam is released
2002 "Rock And Roll" by Led Zeppelin is heard in a commercial for Cadillac during the Super Bowl. It is the first time a Zep tune is used in a commercial. U2 performs at halftime
2003 Phil Spector is arrested in connection of the shooting death of Lana Clarkson
2004 Cornelius Bumpus, formerly with the Doobie Brothers, dies on a flight from Los Angeles to New York of a heart attack at the age of 58
2008 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the Super Bowl halftime
2009 Reflections by Graham Nash is released

Check out this weeks "The Rock Show" with Michael David, where the rock music does all the talkin'. This week we'll hear new music from Metallica, Buddy Holly (yes you read that right), Bonnie Raitt and Five Finger Death Punch. Our album spotlight is the newly released box set "25 Years" from Sting, we'll check out the new entry into the Top 3 Rock tracks in America for this week and I'll take you on My Musical Journey". You can download the zip file here

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