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November 17, 2018


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Gordon Lightfoot is 80 and glad to be alive.
Byrds guitarist/songwriter Gene Clark would have been 74.
Jethro Tull lead guitarist Martin Barre is 72.


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On this day in 1967, The Beatles completed the recording sessions for their "The Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack album.

On this day in 1969, The Rolling Stones released their classic "Let It Bleed" album.

On this day in 1970, Elton John recorded his "11-17-70" album live in a New York studio in front of an invited audience of 100 people.

On this day in 1978, Led Zeppelin recorded "All My Love," Robert Plant's personal song for his late son, in just two takes at Abba's Polar Studios in Sweden.

On this day in 1978, in their usual flamboyant style, Queen spiced up their Madison Square Garden concert with a group of mostly naked women riding bicycles onto the stage during the performance of "Fat Bottomed Girls." Oh, the glory... the beautiful bouncing glory!

On this day in 1979, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' "Don't Do Me Like That" entered the singles charts on its way to #10.

On this day in 1979, Fleetwood Mac's massive "Tusk" album hit #2 as it sold two million.

On this day in 1979, Jethro Tull bassist John Glascock died of a heart attack at the age of 28.

On this day in 1987, during a concert in the Los Angeles Sports Arena, U2's Bono pulled a fan from the audience up on stage to sing along to "People Get Ready." Once he got into the spotlight, the aspiring star handed Bono a demo tape. No, he never got signed.

On this day in 1990, ZZ Top's million selling "Recycler" album — released in conjunction with a cameo in the movie "Back To The Future Part III" — hit #6 on the charts as the band was touring the States.

On this day in 2007, after six years in production, Eagles album "Long Road Out Of Eden" debuted at #1. It eventually sold over seven million copies, yielded two GRAMMY Awards (Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "How Long" and Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "I Dreamed There Was No War") and spawned several very, very, very successful tours.

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This weekend, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson is featuring the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as well as more of Joe's conversations with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills. 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 Carl Zwanzig who said: "Duct tape is like the Force. It has a dark side, it has a light side, and it holds the Universe together."

It was Thomas Jefferson who said: "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

It was Mark Twain who said, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."

It was Benjamin Franklin who said: "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither."


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This weekend, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson is featuring the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as well as more of Joe's conversations with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills. Check out this preview!


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