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July 21, 2018

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Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens is 70.
Comedian Robin Williams would have been 67.
Former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein would have been 64.

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On this day in 1973, Steely Dan's second album, "Countdown To Ecstasy," entered the charts on its way to #8... and serious musicians around the world were suddenly taking notice.

On this day in 1979, as "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick peaked at #7 on the singles charts and The Knack's "My Sharona" began shooting its way up to #1, Robert Palmer's "Bad Case Of Loving You" started its climb to #14 and Journey's "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'" began a slow grind to #16.

On this day in 1979, the Electric Light Orchestra's "Discovery" album peaked at #5 on the strength of their "Don't Bring Me Down" single just as Neil Young's classic million-selling "Rust Never Sleeps" album entered the charts on its way to #8.

On this day in 1980, AC/DC's definitive "Back In Black" album was unleashed, eventually becoming one of the biggest selling albums ever with sales of over 49 million copies.

On this day in 1986, The Police began trying to record an album that they never came close to finishing. When Sting opted for his solo career instead of working with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, the trio released a greatest hits package and called it a day.

On this day in 1987, Guns 'N Roses released their debut album, "Appetite For Destruction." It would be five weeks before the album even charted, and a full year before it hit #1. Eventually, "Appetite For Destruction" sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

Unc's Ultimate Classic Rock Menu

Friday 7/20/18

The Story @8: Pat Simmons, the founding member/guitarist of The Doobie Brothers, tells what to do when you don't have any music... @8pm
Ultimate Led Zeppelin @10pm

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Billy F Gibbons with Uncle Joe

This weekend, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of ZZ Top and more of Joe's extensive conversation with Billy F. Gibbons. Check out this preview!

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It was Eleanor Roosevelt who said: "I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'"

It was Demetri Martin who said: "Don't be so quick to judge others. Take your time and really get into it."

It was William Feather who said: "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."

It was Bob Marley who said: "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."

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