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March 22, 2018

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Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner is 87.
Singer Keith Relf of The Yardbirds would have been 75.

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On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan released his "Bringing It All Back Home" album, which contained his first electric guitar driven rock. Oh, the scandal!

On this day in 1967, The Who played their first live gig in America, a 20-minute set at New York's Paramount Theater. And yes, they were very, very, very loud.

On this day in 1974, the Eagles released their third album, "On The Border." featuring more rocking material, thanks to producer Bill Szymczyk, the LP sold over two million copies and topped out at #17 on the charts within a few months.

On this day in 1975, Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" was the #1 album in the United States as Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare" began its run to #5.

On this day in 1975, pulling off another of his trademark persona changes, David Bowie released his soulful "Young Americans" album. But when the LP only peaked at #9, Bowie announced another in a series of retirements from music. In truth, it would literally be a number of weeks before he would hit the stage again.

On this day in 1975, The Rolling Stones began working in Munich, Germany on what eventually became their "Black & Blue" album.

On this day in 1978, The Rutles' Beatles "mockumentary," All You Need Is Cash, starring Monty Python's Eric Idle and Neil Innes with cameos by Mick Jagger and George Harrison, aired for the first time on NBC.

On this day in 1980, Heart's "Baby Le Strange" peaked at #5 on the album charts as Journey's "Departure" began a run to #8, selling over three million copies along the way.

On this day in 1980, Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" started a four-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles charts.

On this day in 1986, Heart's "These Dreams" (sung by guitarist Nancy Wilson instead of her sister, singer Ann Wilson) hit #1 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1994, singer/songwriter/producer Dan Hartman died of a brain tumor in his Westport, Connecticut home. While a member of The Edgar Winter Group, he wrote the band's biggest hit, 1973's "Free Ride," and went on to work with many artists including Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, James Brown and Steve Winwood.

On this day in 1997, U2's million-selling "Pop" album topped the charts.

On this day in 2005, Foghat guitarist Rod Price died after suffering a heart attack in his home at the age of 57.

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This weekend, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Santana and more of Joe's extensive conversation with Carlos Santana and founding member/keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Rolie. Check out this preview!.

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Which one of these handpicked selections is your fave Unc's Quote Of The Day?

It was Mae West who said: "When women go wrong, men go right after them."

It was Victor Borge who said: "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."

It was Plato who said: "I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."

It was Will Rogers who said: "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

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