Bandleader/keyboardist Manfred Mann is 76.
Guitar god Steve Cropper is 75.
Blues guitarist Elvin Bishop is 74.
Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland would have been 64.
Toto guitarist Steve Lukather is 59.
On this day in 1961, 20-year-old Bob Dylan recorded his first album. It cost $400 to produce, was finished in one day and you could understand every word he sang on it.
On this day in 1972, America released their third Top 10 hit, "Ventura Highway."
On this day in 1972, Yes' extraordinary complex, million-selling "Close To The Edge" album hit #3 on the charts.
On this day in 1978, The Who's "Who Are You" album — their last before drummer Keith Moon's death — hit #2 for the first of two weeks. It eventually sold over two million copies.
On this day in 1978, The Cars' "Best Friend's Girl" began its climb into the Top 40, but their big commercial breakthrough was still a year away.
On this day in 1983, Yes released "Owner of a Lonely Heart," which went on to become their first #1 hit single.
This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival as well as more of Joe's new conversation with John Fogerty. Check out this preview!
10 At 10: 1980
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Roger Waters tix! @12:30pm
The Story - John Fogerty/CCR @1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - Jo Koy
Remember to act surprised when Queen + Adam Lambert announce shortly that they'll hit U.S. concert stages next year. And make sure you get tickets because these guys are REALLY GOOD!
Harry Shearer, one of the creators of the rocking classic "This Is Spinal Tap" movie, has sued French media company Vivendi for $125 million over unpaid royalties. Word is that Harry and his fellow co-creators Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Rob Reiner have only collected $81 each in merchandising income and $98 each in musical sales income since 1984. Their contract with the Canal Plus studio, which is owned by Vivendi, called for 40% of all net receipts. They need to turn the lawyers up to 11!
What do Bryan Adams, Gloria Estefan, Chicago co-founders Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm and James Pankow, Madonna, Sly Stone, George Michael, ELO's Jeff Lynne, and Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell and George Brown of Kool and the Gang have in common? They've all been nominated for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame's Class of 2017. The final group of five individual writers or writing teams will be inducted in a ceremony in New York on June 15th.
It was Steven Wright who said: "Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."
It was T. S. Eliot who said: "Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers."
It was General George S. Patton who said: "The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in battle."
It was Winston Churchill who said: "Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip."
Today!! 10am - 2pm: Uncle Joe will be broadcasting his 100.3 The Sound show live from the Hollywood Park Casino Grand Opening in Inglewood! Stop by the beautiful, newly renovated Hollywood Park Casino at 3883 W. Century Boulevard and you can win prizes, concert tickets and maybe a pair of front row seats for Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances at the Hollywood Pantages on May 27th (must be 21 and present to win at the 2pm drawing). Good times!!