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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

An Interview With Chicago's WDRV DJ Bob Stroud-- Part 1

From the July 2014, Illinois Entertainer.

Bob Stroud has been a Chicago radio personality for nearly four decades now and the last 12 have been at Chicago's WDRV 97.1 FM.  "Very few people in the world know more about Rock and Roll music than Bob Stroud."

I have been a long-time fan of Bob Stroud and I agree that his knowledge of rock is pretty much unbelievable.  He has two shows that I am particularly fond of and mention often: Ten at ten (earlier post today) and his Sunday morning Rock and Roll Roots show.  I am generally right by the radio to listen to these shows.  I am always amazed by the depth of his knowledge and enjoy all the little tidbits he offers up after songs.

Some of what he said in the interview:

BEST CONCERT:  Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field.  Roy Orbison at the Riviera.

FAVORITE FEMALE ROCKERS:  Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro.

FAMOUS ROCKERS HE'S MET:  He's met Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson several times.  The worst rocker was Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, whom Stroud described as a "complete dick on the air."

More to Come.  --RoadDog

Ten at Ten Goes to 1971

On march 2nd, Bob Stroud's Ten at Ten on Chicago's WDRV, 97.1 FM went back to 1971 as well.  Between Wendy Rice's Saturday Morning Flashback to 1971five days ago and this, I really went back 44 years ago.

GOING MOBILE--  Who
REASON TO BELIEVE--  Rod Stewart
I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN'--  Dave Edmunds

GOING TO CALIFORNIA--  Led Zeppelin
NO ONE TO DEPEND ON--   Santana
BLUE MONEY--  Van Morrison
ROCK AND ROLL STEW--  Traffic

WALK AWAY--  James Gang
ABSOLUTELY RIGHT--  Five Man Electric Band
STORY IN YOUR EYES--  Moody Blues

Who Had the Old Smiley Lewis Song?  --RoadDog


NORM PETERSON'S LAST QUOTE:  Can I pour you a beer, Mr. Peterson?  "A little early, isn't it, Woody?"  For a beer?  "No. for stupid questions."  I always enjoyed these short opening scenes or whenever Norm would come into Cheers and everyone would yell, "NORM!!!"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Good Times Around Here Last Weekend

Who says you can't have fun in the middle of a crummy winter.  This past February goes down as the coldest in Chicago history since the 1870s (and that includes that horrendous last year).

Two of my favorite things to do this time of the year are to go to local business expos and chili cookoffs.

SATURDAY, FEB. 28TH:  I went to the Richmond-Spring Grove (Illinois) Business Expo around noon.  Then we went over to Hickory Lodge in McCullom Lake and enjoyed the chili cookoff and a band playing all sorts of 60s music.  Stopped at Tommy's on the way home to say goodbye to friend Kenny.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST:  At 11, we went to the Lodge of Antioch for their breakfast and also they had an acoustic performer playing music.  Where you going to get breakfast and entertainment before noon?  Then drove to Wisconsin ans stopped at Kelly's, had Bloody Marys at Main Street in Twin Lakes and watched the Atlanta NASCAR race in Atlanta.

MONDAY, MARCH 2ND:  We drove to Waukegan, Illinois, and met Kevin and Kelly at Booner's.  They have just gotten NTN and we showed them how to play it and did very well with three Top Twenty finishes.  We stopped at White Castle on the way home (for those Sliders, you know) and then stopped at the Legion.

--RoadDog


Back to 1971-- Part 3

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY--  Rod Stewart
I FEEL THE EARTH  MOVE--  Carole King
WATER SONG--  Hot Tuna

TINY DANCER--  Elton John
POWER FAILURE--  Procul Harum
TIRED OF BEING ALONE--  Al Green

HELLO IN THERE--  John Prine
I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD--  Ten Years After
LOST IN THE OZONE--  Commander Cody

BLACK DOG--  Led Zeppelin
CALIFORNIA MAN--  Move

Adequately Lost Now.  --RoadDog


NORM PETERSON SAYS:  What's the story, Norm?  "Boy meets beer.  Boy drinks beer.  Boy meets another beer."

Monday, March 2, 2015

Back to 1971-- Part 2

Continuing with the music from Wendy Rice's Saturday Morning Flashback show on WXRT from February 28, 2015.

CHICAGO--  Graham Nash
WASP--  Doors
MEMPHIS TENNESSEE--  Faces

ROCK STEADY--  Aretha Franklin
GOING MOBILE--  Who
IMAGINE--  John Lennon

CAN'T YOU HEAR ME KNOCKIN'--  Rolling Stones
20TH CENTURY MAN--  Kinks
CHANGES--  David Bowie

KING OF ROCK AND ROLL--  Long John Baldry
JEEPSTER--  T. rex
RESPECT YOURSELF--  Staple Singers

WALK AWAY--  James Gang
SHAFT--  Isaac Hayes
WILD NIGHT--  Van Morrison

More to Come.  --RoadDog


CHEERS' NORM PETERSON'S BEST QUOTES:  How's it going, Mr. Peterson?  "It's a dog eat dog world, Woody, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Back to 1971-- Part 1

I'm listening to Wendy Rice's Saturday Morning Flashback to 1971, a college year for me split between NIU and University of Georgia.  This was also my summer with the Marines (Hey, the Vietnam War was NEVER going to end and I was Draft Lottery Number 22.  Going for sure.).

Songs played so far:

EVERYTHING'S COMING OUR WAY--  Santana
RAM ON--  Paul McCartney
PROUD MARY--  Rolling Stones & Ike & Tina Turner

BERTHA--  Grateful Dead
BABY BLUE--  Badfinger
CARRIE--  Joni Mitchell

LIGHT UP OR LEAVE ME--  Traffic
MR. RIGHT STUFF--  Jean Knight
MORNING RAIN--  Fleetwood Mac

MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP--  Led Zeppelin
MERCY MERCY ME--  Marvin Gaye
WILLING--  Little Feat


NORM PETERSON SAYS:  Pour you a beer, Mr. Peterson?  "Alright, but stop me at one...make that 1:30."

Friday, February 27, 2015

Music to Listen to This Next Week

WXRT, 93.1 FM, will feature 1971 on Wendy Rice's Saturday Morning Flashback tomorrow from 8 to noon CST.

Bob Stroud will do his Rock and Roll Roots Show from 7-10 a.m. CST Sunday on WDRV 97.1 FM and Terri Hemmert with have her Breakfast With the Beatles from 8-10 a.m. on WXRT.

During next week, Bob Stroud has his Ten at Ten at both 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on WDRV.  he plays ten songs from one year:
Mon. 1971
Tues. 1978
Wed. 1988
Thurs. 1975
Fri.  A Wild Ten

Plus, if you want to get a taste of that great Beach Music, Fessa John Hook will be doing his current Beach Music Countdown and Class reunion 2005 shows at his site www.beachshag.com.

Plus, Tom Marker has his Blues Breakers show 9 to 10 p.m. on WXRT Mondays.

All stations stream.

Give 'Em a Listen.  --RoadDog

NORM'S BEST QUOTES:  What's going down, Normie?  "My butt cheeks on that bar stool."



Thursday, February 26, 2015

WLS Top Ten February 26, 1965

1.  EIGHT DAYS A WEEK/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY--  Beatles
2.  THIS DIAMOND RING--  Gary Lewis & Playboys
3.  DOWNTOWN--  Petula Clark

4.  LAUGH LAUGH--  Beau Brummels
5.  KING OF THE ROAD--  Roger Miller
6.  FERRY CROSS THE MERCY--  Gerry & the Pacemakers
7.  ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT--  Kinks

8.  CAN'T YOU HEAR MY HEARTBEAT--  Herman's Hermits
9.  TELL HER NO--  Zombies
10.  YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELING--  Righteous Brothers

--RoadDog

NORM PETERSON'S "CHEERS" BEST QUOTES:  How's life treating you, Norm?  "Like it caught me sleeping with my wife.  Women.  can't live with 'em...pass the beer nuts."


Music Deaths in 2014: Member of Manhattan Transfer

TIM HAUSER, 72  Died Oct. 16, 2014.

Founding member of Manhattan Transfer.  Born in troy, N.Y., in 1941.  Moved to New Jersey where he formed a doo-wop group.  Produced the Viscounts version of "Harlem Nocturne (#52 in 1959).  Went to Villanova University where he sang with Jim Croce.

Created the original Manhattan Transfer in 1969 and recorded one album before they broke up.  Reformed in 1972.

On big hits "Operator (#22 in 1975) and "Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone" (#31 in 1980).  They also did a remake of the Ad-Libs "Boy From New York City" (#7 in 1981).

Received ten Grammy Awards.

--RoadDog

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Some Great "Animal House" Quotes

AFI's "100 Years...100 Movie Quotes" lists "Toga! Toga!" at #82.

Honorable mention:  "Over?  Did you say 'over?'  Nothing is over until we decide it is!  Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?  Hell, NO!"

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

"Blanks?"  --RoadDog

Beware!! the JaggermeryxNaida!!!!

It will get you.

Scientists have named an extinct species of swamp creature that lived 19 million years ago JaggermeryxNaida after Mich Jagger.

Go Figure.  --RoadScaredDog


"CHEERS" NORM PETERSON'S BEST QUOTES:  How's it going, Mr. Peterson?  "Poor."  I'm sorry to hear that.  "No, I mean pour."


Music Deaths in 2014: Sixteen Candles, Jethro Tull, Happy Man

TALMADGE "TOMMY" GOUGH, 74.  Died August 24, 2014.  Original tenor singer with the Crests on "Sixteen Candles" (#2 1959), "Step By Step" (#14 1960) and "The Angels Listened In" #22 in 1959).

GLENN CORNICK, 67:  Died August 29, 2014.  Played on Jethro Tull's first three albums before leaving in 1970.

BEATRICE BEST, died September 15, 2015.  Sang baritone with the Jive Five starting in 1962 until he retired in 2012.  Sang on "I'm a Happy Man" (#26 in 1965) and "What Time Is It" (#67 in 1962).

--Songs I remember.  --RoadDog

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Movie Scratches 2015: Magic-- Imitation-- Sniper-- Everything

Movie Scratches--  A dog's eye view of today's movies.  This is my snooty-snob list as three of the movies were nominated for Academy Awards for best movie.

9.  STRANGE MAGIC--  1-27--  Fox Lake, $5--  As the song says, "Love Is Strange."  Just in time for Valentine's Day.

10.  IMITATION GAME--  1-31--  Woodstock, $6--  Academy Award Best Movie nominee.  Using crossword puzzles and math to break the Nazi Enigma Machine.

11.  AMERICAN SNIPER--  2-4--  Fox Lake, $4.50--  Academy Award Best Movie nominee.  If it's by Clint Eastwood, it's GOOD!!  Way too much swearing, but these are younger folks to whom they are no longer swear words, mostly adjectives.  Protecting his men.

12.  THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING--  2-9--  Fox Lake, $6--  Academy Award Best Movie nominee.  Brilliance overcoming terrible disease.

Like the Seasoning Selections At Classic Cinemas.  --RoadDog


Cheer's Norm Peterson's Best Quotes:  Whatcha up to, Norm?  "My ideal weight if I were eleven feet tall."


Monday, February 23, 2015

70th Anniversary of Iwo Jima Flag Raising Today

From Wikipedia.

A big thanks to Liz for bringing this to my attention.

Seventy years ago, Joe Rosenthal snapped a picture that has become a big one in American history.  It was the epitome of the Greatest Generation.

I'll write more about it in my World War II blog, Tattooed On Your Soul.

--RoadDog

And, Especially Thanks to Harold Ramis for "Animal House"-- Part 6

Some great tracts from the soundtrack.  Actually, I liked the whole thing, both songs made for the movie and the oldies.

FABER COLLEGE THEME--  Elmer Bernstein
LOUIE, LOUIE--  John Belushi
SHAMA LAMA DING DONG--  Otis Day & the Knights

ANIMAL HOUSE--  Stephen Bishop
MONEY--  John Belushi
DREAM GIRL--  Stephen Bishop

SHOUT--  Otis Day & the Knights

And, of course, that classic scene with "I Gave My love a Cherry."


SONGS FROM THE MOVIE BUT NOT ON THE SOUNDTRACK

THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE--  Percy Faith
WHO'S SORRY NOW--  Connie Francis
TAMMY--
WASHINGTON POST MARCH--  John Phillip Sousa

"Sorry."  --RoadBlutoDog