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August 21, 2017

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Bassist/singer Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple fame is 66.
Guitarist/singer Joe Strummer of The Clash would have been 66.
Former Journey drummer Steve Smith is 63.

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On this day in 1954, Bill Haley & the Comets broke into the Top 40 with "Shake, Rattle & Roll." Music would never be the same.

On this day in 1965, driven by the overwhelming success of the "Satisfaction" single, The Rolling Stones' "Out Of Our Heads" album hit #1 for the first of three weeks.

On this day in 1968, Cream's hard rocking "Wheels Of Fire" album hit #1.

On this day in 1971, Paul McCartney's second solo album, "Ram," hit #2 as The Moody Blues sixth album, "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour," entered the charts on its way to three weeks at #2.

On this day in 2005, Robert A. Moog, one of the most influential innovators in the history of Rock & Roll and the guy whose self-named synthesizers turned electric currents into sound, passed away at the age of 71 at his home in Asheville, North Carolina.

Unc's Ultimate Classic Rock Menu

Tuesday 8/21/18

Uncle Joe's Story @8: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Stu Cook and Doug Clifford explain the genesis of "Lodi"... @8pm
Ultimate Led Zeppelin @10pm

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This weekend, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Yes as well as more of Joe's extensive conversations with singer Jon Anderson. 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 Bob Dylan who said: "All the money you make will never buy back your soul."

It was Sam Rayburn who said: "No one has a finer command of language than a person who keeps his mouth shut."

It was Coach John Wooden who said: "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."

It was Mark Twain who said: "Truth is stranger than Fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."

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