Win Tickets to see Sammy Hagar’s Full Circle Jam Tour

Win Tickets to see Sammy Hagar’s Full Circle Jam Tour

Listen to Picozzi at 730a weekday mornings for you chance to play the 30 Second 6 Song Challenge. He will put 30 seconds on the clock and play you 6 song clips, get all 6 correct and you could win tickets to see Sammy Hagar’s Full Circle Jam Tour featuring Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Vic…

10th Annual Hartford Rib Off

10th Annual Hartford Rib Off

Join 102.9 The Whale on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the 10th Annual Hartford Rib Off for a fun and food-filled day for the entire family, all while raising money for three local non profit organizations, For the price of admission you will be able to sample not only BBQ from some of the best…

Another song written as a joke?

Another song written as a joke?

40 years ago today (May 23rd,1979) and 10 years to the day after Tommy was released in Britain (May 23rd, 1969), The Who documentary The Kids Are Alright premiered in New York. The Who song “Long Live Rock” was an attempt at a Chuck Berry parody that Pete Townshend calls “not a very good song.”…

It was a joke

It was a joke

40 years ago today (May 22nd), Cheap Trick at Budokan, featuring “I Want You to Want Me,” was certified platinum for a million copies sold.  The live version of the song “I Want You to Want Me” was career-changing, but they sure don’t like the original studio recording. The studio version didn’t chart. The live…

They were Neighbors!

They were Neighbors!

Queen’s Hot Space album, featuring “Under Pressure,” was released on May 21st, 1982. Inspired by listening to classic records, Queen and David Bowie write a classic of their own. It was released as a single and on Queen’s Greatest Hits in 1981 and on Hot Space in 1982  David Bowie, John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie…

Never Played Songs Live

Never Played Songs Live

The Doobie Brothers made history last fall in New York with their first-ever complete album shows. Due June 28th, Live From the Beacon Theatre will be available in two-CD, two-CD/DVD, and Blu-ray versions. Focused on the band’s second and third LPs — Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me — the shows include never-before-performed live…

A Twist Not The Twist

A Twist Not The Twist

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne celebrates his 67th birthday today (May 14th). Their song “Wild Wild Life” was written to sound like a typical pop song you’d hear on the radio, but with a little twist.. “Wild Wild Life” was the first single from Talking Heads’ 1986 album True Stories, which featured the group’s…

Not Millions?

Not Millions?

While the Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was a huge success, Brian May says the band has yet to see any of the millions earned. “It was a long labor of love — about 12 years in development, I guess. And we thought it would do well in the end. We felt good about it, but…

Is John the Bartender real?

Is John the Bartender real?

Billy Joel turns 70 years old today (May 9th). He received instant fame with his song “Piano Man”.  He explains where the song came from. “The music business had relocated to California, Southern California and I was living there, trying actually to get out of a bad contract that I had signed. And I had…

Levitate?

Levitate?

Former Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz celebrates his 68th birthday today. He talks about the Talking Head song: “And She Was” from Little Creatures in 1985 written by david Byrne. it’s about a woman with the power to levitate. ”It’s a story about a woman who has the power to levitate above the ground and…