Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014

THE WHO...The Kids Are Alright soundtrack
Released: 35 years ago, June 8, 1979
Highest Chart Position: #8 U.S. Billboard Album Charts
Track Highlights: all of them

"The Kids Are Alright" soundtrack is one of the first things I ever heard by the Who.  I saw the film which opened with a television appearance on the Smothers Brothers show in 1967 where the band did a killer version of "My Generation" and then they destroyed everything in sight. Tommy Smothers comes on stage and has this bewildered look on his face.  I was then hooked and have been a fan ever since.  This is a fantastic listen, full of energy and history as their drummer Keith Moon had died only 9 months prior to this release.  A 4 out of 5 stars and highly recommended.
(vinyl, CD, DVD, blu-ray, Allmusic review)

Jimmy Chamberlin formerly with the Smashing Pumpkins is 50;

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1975 One Of These Nights by the Eagles is released
1977 Joe Strummer and Topper Headon of the Clash are arrested for painting 'The Clash' on a wall in London
1996 Wal-Mart pulls the Goo Goo Dolls album “A Boy Named Goo” due to “offensive” cover art 
2004 Ray Charles dies at the age of 73
2010 During a concert in Milan, Italy Slash is hit by a member of the audience.  Slash hits a stage monitor as he falls, smashing the guitar.  Slash then walks backstage, gets another guitar, and finishes the show
2010 Aerosmith is sued by Canadian promoter Keystone Entertainment Group Ltd. accusing them of a breach of contract and failing to respond to requests to reschedule the dates that got cancelled when Steven Tyler injured himself after falling off the stage. They ask for approximately $10 million
2013 Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard reveals that he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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