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September 26, 2018

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Crooner Brian Ferry of Roxy Music is 73.
Guitarist Craig Chaquico of Jefferson Starship fame and Los Lobos guitarist/singer/songwriter Cesar Rosas are both 64.

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On this day in 1964, The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" (their first American hit single) entered the charts on its way to #7.

On this day in 1965, Queen Elizabeth honored The Beatles with the Order Of The British Empire.

On this day in 1970, the third single from The Who's "Tommy" album, "See Me, Feel Me," entered the charts on its way to #12.

On this day in 1975, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" opened in theaters across America. Some say it never closed.

On this day in 1979, The Clash released their first single, a remake of the Bobby Fuller Four's classic, "I Fought The Law."

On this day in 1981, The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" entered the singles charts on its way to a two-week stay at #3 as Genesis' "No Reply At All" began its climb into the Top 20.

On this day in 1981, Bob Seger's live "Nine Tonight" album entered the charts on its way to a four-week stay at #3 while selling four million copies.

On this day in 1986, Boston released their third album, "Third Stage," 10 years after their first. It eventually spent four weeks at #1 and sold over four million copies.

On this day in 1987, Pink Floyd's "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason," R.E.M.'s "R.E.M. No.5: Document" and Rush's "Hold Your Fire" all entered the album charts. They eventually all sold over a million copies and charted at #3, #10 and #13 respectively.

On this day in 1987, The Grateful Dead's "Touch Of Grey" peaked at #9 on the singles chart — their only song to reach the Top 20 in a 40-plus year career.

On this day in 1987, Billy Idol's cover of the Tommy James & The Shondells song "Mony Mony" entered the charts on its way to #1.

On this day in 2003, singer Robert Palmer died of a heart attack in Paris at the age of 54.

Unc's Ultimate Classic Rock Menu

Wednesday 9/26/18

Uncle Joe's Story - 8pm: Ace session player/singer/songwriter/soloist Steve Lukather discusses Don Henley's style on the "Dirty Laundry" album - 8pm
Ultimate Led Zeppelin - 10pm

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Which one of these handpicked selections is your fave Unc's Quote Of The Day?

It was W. Edwards Deming who said: "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."

It was violinist Ruggiero Ricci who said: "A specialist is someone who does everything else worse."

It was Vin Scully who said: "It's a mere moment in a man's life between the All-Star Game and an old timers game."

It was Gandhi who said: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

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