The 102.9 The Whale Traveling Toy Drive

The 102.9 The Whale Traveling Toy Drive

Join 102.9 The Whale all holiday season as we collect toys to benefit Toys for Tots. Look for us at the following locations to donate. Saturday, November 24: Dzen Tree Farm 214 Barber Hill Road in South Windsor from 11am to 1pm Saturday, December 1: Dzen Tree Farm 214 Barber Hill Road in South Windsor…

He Went Out With A Bang

He Went Out With A Bang

Today (November 16th) is the 25th anniversary of the release of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Greatest Hits, from which the then-new “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” was released as the single. That song was Drummer Stan Lynch’s last hurrah with the Heartbreakers. Keyboardist Benmont Tench calls his playing on it “astounding.” Before recording his second…

Aerosmith Medical Update

Aerosmith Medical Update

Last Friday, the day before Joe Perry was rushed to a New York hospital with breathing difficulties, he let it out that Steven Tyler recently underwent surgery and that’s why Aerosmith has been laying low. “Steven, doing his solo thing, you know, had been putting this business off with his knee for years. So we…

Sour Grapes?

Sour Grapes?

Styx guitarist James “JY” Young celebrates his 67th birthday today (November 14th). When he talks about writing “Come Sail Away”, there might be a little “sour grapes” feeling. The writing credit goes to Dennis DeYoung.  The song was on the album The Grand Illusion in 1977 and it made it to the top 10 on…

He is Childlike

He is Childlike

50 years ago today (November 13th, 1968), The Beatles’ animated movie Yellow Submarine opened in the US, four months after its world premiere in London.  The song Yellow Submarine was on the albums: Revolver in 1966 and Yellow Submarine (soundtrack) in 1969.  How come they chose Ringo to sing it?  Ringo tells us: “It’s a…

He Should Take Better Care of Himself

He Should Take Better Care of Himself

Joe Perry was supposed to be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Sunday at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, but instead he is recovering from what a source close to him tells us was a “breathing episode” backstage at New York’s Madison Square Garden. It happened Saturday night after Perry was Billy Joel’s guest for a…

Warren Miller Apres Ski Party at Pigs Eye Pub

Warren Miller Apres Ski Party at Pigs Eye Pub

Join 102.9 The Whale’s Brandon at the Warren Miller Apres Ski party at Pigs Eye Pub 356 Asylum Ave, Hartford Friday November 16  from 5p-7p Score tickets to see Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Face of Winter at the Bushnell on Saturday November 17th! Plus other awesome prizes: A season pass to Ski Sundown Pair of…

Jimi’s Best?

Jimi’s Best?

The third and final album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1968’s Electric Ladyland, is reissued today (Friday) as a 50th anniversary box set.  Electric Ladyland: Deluxe Edition is available as a three-CD, one-Blu-ray set, or a six-LP, one-Blu-ray set. It includes the remastered original double album, a disc of demos and early takes, a previously…

Holiday Light Fantasia- Goodwin Park

Holiday Light Fantasia- Goodwin Park

 Join 102.9 The Whale this holiday season at Holiday Light Fantasia!! We will be there Saturday Nights in December!! Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season’s destination.  The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights.…