Win Tickets to Iron Maiden

Win Tickets to Iron Maiden

Play Picozzi’s 30 Second 6 Song Challenge at 7:30a this week and win tickets to see Iron Maiden at the Xfinity Theater on Aug 3 Powered by Live Nation

It was about a girl

It was about a girl

The Doors released L-A Woman, their sixth and final album with Jim Morrison, on April 19th, 1971.  “Love Her Madly” was the one song Robby Krieger actually wrote about someone in particular. It was on the album: L.A. Woman in 1971 and peaked at number-11 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Love Her Madly” was the…

Way, Way Back

Way, Way Back

Rush were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame six years ago today (April 18th). The song “Working Man” goes way, way back. It’s on the album titled Rush in 1974 but it goes back further.  It was not released as a single, but a fan and rock radio favorite throughout the band’s…

What the Hell Does that Song Mean

What the Hell Does that Song Mean

The Band played their first solo show — after serving as Bob Dylan’s band — 50 years ago today (April 17th) at Winterland in San Francisco. The song “The Weight” has been recorded by many. It was on the album: Music From Big Pink in 1968. Robbie Robertson got the writing credit, but Levon Helm…

They wanted to

They wanted to

“Lonesome Dave” Peverett was born 69 years ago today (April 16th). (Dave Edmunds, who produced the studio version of “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” turned 75 yesterday.) The song was a Willie Dixon song and they had played it once in a previous band and thought it was a good song to…

Couldn’t He Afford the Airfare?

Couldn’t He Afford the Airfare?

Alan Parsons known for engineering and production on Abby Road, Let it Be, Dark Side of the Moon and his own Alan Parson’s Project has a new solo album coming out April 26th. Original Foreigner singer Lou Gramm is featured on. He sings the song “Sometimes.” But he didn’t travel to Santa Barbara where Alan…

Wrong again

Wrong again

Steppenwolf singer John Kay celebrates his 75th birthday today (April 12th). The song “Born to Be Wild” was huge, it peaked at number-two on the Billboard Hot 100. But at first the record company didn’t think it was a hit and didn’t want it as an A-side — but the band pushed for it. Steppenwolf…

it was a Willie Bobo song

it was a Willie Bobo song

Even a jam band needs songs. The Santana song “Evil Ways” was not written by the band. It was on their first album titled Santana in 1969.  Believe it or not before that Santana was a jam band. Evil Ways was the band’s first Top 10 hit; it peaked at number-nine on the Billboard Hot…

Inspirational Dream

Inspirational Dream

It came to him in a dream. The Beatles song “Let It Be” was written because Paul’s late mother, Mary, came to him in a dream and he was inspired to write a song. It was on the album of the same name and it spent two weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100…

A Throwaway

A Throwaway

50 years ago today (April 9th), David Bowie met his future first wife, Angela Barrett, while seeing King Crimson at the Speakeasy Club in London.  The song “‘Changes” started out as a parody of a nightclub song,” and it was “kind of [a] throwaway.” It was on the album Hunky Dory in 1971. Bowie’s co-producer,…