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March 28, 2017

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Keyboardist John Evan, whose odd little blues group later struck fame and fortune as Jethro Tull, is 69.
Pop star/fashion icon Lady Gaga is 31 (and very, very rich).

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On this day in 1964, Beatlemania was sweeping America as The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" entered the singles charts on its way to a five-week run at #1. Its flip side, "Do You Want To Know A Secret," followed right along to #2.

On this day in 1967, The Beatles worked on the "Sgt. Pepper" track "Good Morning, Good Morning" at Abbey Road Studios. Eventually, Paul McCartney added a lead guitar part and John Lennon — who said he was inspired to write the song by a Kellogg's Cornflake TV commercial — decided to end the song with animal sound effects.

On this day in 1967, Van Morrison recorded the song "Brown Eyed Girl" in two or three takes at A&R Studios in New York.

On this day in 1970, as it sold over two million copies, The Beatles' "Hey Jude" compilation album began a four-week run at #2.

On this day in 1970, as John Lennon's "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)" peaked at #3, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's cover of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" entered the singles charts on its way to #11.

On this day in 1973, Led Zeppelin released their fifth album, the classic "Houses Of The Holy." It soon spent two weeks at #1 while selling an amazing 11 million copies.

On this day in 1981, John Lennon's "Watching The Wheels" began its run up the singles charts to #10.

On this day in 1981, Rush's classic "Moving Pictures" album — the biggest of their career — hit #3 for the first of three weeks as it sold over four million copies.

On this day in 1986, Bob Seger released his "Like A Rock" album. In short order, it spent four weeks lodged at #3, selling over a million copies in the process.

On this day in 1987, Fleetwood Mac's intense Lindsey Buckingham workout, "Big Love," began its run to #5 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1992, "Tears in Heaven," the song Eric Clapton wrote for his late son, peaked at #2 on the singles chart almost a year to the day that the four-year-old died.

On this day in 1996, singer/drummer Phil Collins announced he was leaving Genesis 20 years to the day of his live debut replacing Peter Gabriel as the group's singer.

On this day in 1998, Eric Clapton's "Pilgrim" debuted at #4 on the album charts.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Tuesday 3/28/17

10 At 10: 1972
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach tix! @12:45pm
The Story - Joe Elliott/Def Leppard @1:30pm

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It was Benjamin Franklin who said: "Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it."

It was Zig Ziglar who said: "You can disagree without being disagreeable."

It was Oscar Wilde who said: "Gluttony is not a secret vice."

It was Sigmund Freud who said: "We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love."

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Mid-March Factoids

More females than males have been depicted in the nude by painters and sculptors in every society except that of ancient Greece.

Every cat on Chatham Island in the Pacific — and there are thousands — is black.

The rule of thumb to calculate the weight of a blue whale is a ton and a half per foot.

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