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July 26, 2016

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Bugs Bunny is 76.
Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger is 73.
Drummer Roger Taylor of Queen is 67.
Van Halen III singer Gary Cherone is 55.

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On this day in 1969, John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance" entered the American singles charts on its way to #14.

On this day in 1975, as the Eagles' "One Of These Nights" album started a five-week run at #1, Bruce Springsteen's "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle" (featuring "Rosalita") entered the charts on its way to #59.

On this day in 1980, The Rolling Stones eclectic "Emotional Rescue" album hit #1 for the first of seven weeks as Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" began its climb to #9.

On this day in 1986, Peter Gabriel's classic "So" album peaked at #2 for the first of three weeks just as his "Sledgehammer" single hit #1 on the charts. On the strength of hit singles, airplay on MTV and Peter's touring, the album eventually sold over five million copies.

On this day in 1990, Brent Mydland became the Grateful Dead's third consecutive keyboardist to die when he overdosed in his home at the age of 37.

On this day in 2013, legendary singer/songwriter JJ Cale, whose songs "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" were made famous by Eric Clapton passed away from heart failure at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla at the age of 74. Never one for the spotlight, the reclusive Cale loved Lynyrd Skynyrd's famous cover of his "Call Me The Breeze," and many other artists including Santana, The Allman Brothers Band, Johnny Cash and Beck covered him and were influenced by his laid back approach. But JJ was especially close with Clapton, and the two won a GRAMMY Award for their 2006 album "The Road to Escondido." By the way, a nightclub owner in California who was employing Cale in the mid-Sixties came up with the "JJ" moniker to avoid confusion with the Velvet Underground's John Cale.

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Tuesday 7/26/16

10 At 10: Mick Jagger
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box (Oddball Comedy Festival tix!) @12:30pm
The Story - Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - Jackie Kashian

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It was Noel Coward who said: "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

It was Louis Brandeis who said: "Behind every argument is someone's ignorance."

It was Samantha Norman who said: "Best friends listen to what you don't say."

It was Martin Luther King, Jr. who said: "It's the quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important."

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Zippy Language Tips for Doo-Dah People

The word "tip," as in a gratuity, is actually an acronym for "To Insure Promptness."

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

The only English word that contains a triple letter is "goddessship."

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is commonly believed to be the only English sentence devised to include all the letters of the alphabet. However, for years typesetters used another such sentence: "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs." Once word of that got out, typing tutorials were never the same.

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