Tull Tuesdays

Tull Tuesdays

Every day in the 12pm hour, we pick a new listener of the day. If you’re picked we play your 3 picks with you on air! Plus you win a 102.9 The Whale specialty “Listener of the Day” prize pack. Listen on Tuesdays to win tickets to Jethro Tull September 12 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre! Want…

32nd Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

32nd Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

Join 102.9 The Whale at the 32nd Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation on Saturday, August 18 at Zoar Pond in Middletown! Get your team registered HERE It’s Good Clean Fun! Please contact us with address changes info@epilepsyct.com $250.00 PER TEAM AFTER JULY 13th, 2018 $275.00 PER TEAM DAY OF EVENT $325.00…

I Think it’s the Scream He Doesn’t like

I Think it’s the Scream He Doesn’t like

Who’s the better band: The Rolling Stones or The Who?  Tough question.  Especially if you’re Roger Daltrey.  He answered that.  Kind of. He says it’s “like comparing chocolate and chocolate. The Stones were a rock and roll band. They are the best rock and roll band in the world, by far. The Who are a…

Kinks Reunion?

Kinks Reunion?

There have been rumors about the Kinks, will they reunite? Will they record?  The Kinks were hugely influential.  They were the first to use distortion.  They were the pioneers of “riff rock”, starting with a cool guitar riff and building a song around it.  Their songs still sound fresh today. Then there was the announcement…

Sometimes You Just Know

Sometimes You Just Know

Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers celebrates his 70th birthday today (August 15th). Sometimes you just know.  The song “Listen to the Music” which ended up on Toulouse Street in 1972 and number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, was a hit according to Tom Johnston when he wrote it. He even called the producer…

But he was supposed to be on Vacation

But he was supposed to be on Vacation

2 milestones for Crosby, Stills and Nash today: Graham Nash became a U.S. citizen 40 years ago today (August 14th, 1978), and today is David Crosby’s 77th birthday.  The song “Marrakesh Express” was CSN’s first single and it was inspired by what Graham Nash did on his vacation but he  didn’t get to record “Marrakesh…

Oh Well

Oh Well

Fleetwood Mac was a band long before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined. It was formed by Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood and their live debut was at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, England 51 years ago today (August 13th, 1967).: “Oh Well” is a song the current lineup always plays from…

Music from OLD Pink

Music from OLD Pink

Another iconic album is a half century old. The Band’s Music From Big Pink entered Billboard’s album chart 50 years ago today (August 10th, 1968). “The Weight” it’s most known song was written by Robbie Robertson was surprised at the reaction to it. Although it peaked at number-63 on the Billboard Hot 100, it spawned…

It was a joke!

It was a joke!

Randy Bachman left the band with his own name on it, Bachman Turner Overdrive or BTO, 31 years ago today (August 9th, 1987). The song “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” was never meant for public consumption but it became the band’s biggest hit in 1974. The song was initially recorded to set sound levels for…

Aww, He Wrote You A Song

Aww, He Wrote You A Song

10 years ago today (August 8th, 2008), Bad Company reunited for a one-off show at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. It was the first time since 1999 that all the living original members — Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke — had performed together. Bad Company’s guys were starting to not get along…