102.9 The Whale Episodes

It works stripped

Eric Clapton turns 75 today (March 30th) He had a song that was a hit twice, 20 years apart. Once with Derek and the...
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The Right Touch

Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks turns 70 today (March 27) their song “Invisible Touch”  came together spontaneously in one studio session and it made it...
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A Classic from Classical

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler was born on March 26th, 1948 making him 72 today. The song “Dream On” was transformed a classical piano song...
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1,2,3 times a hit

Elton John turns 73 today (March 25, 1947)  His song “Candle in the Wind” has had many lives.  It was a single and on...
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Free from Metallica?

Remember when millionaires Metallica took down Napster because they didn’t want to give away their songs?  Well they are giving something away in light...
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Can't Lose with the Blues

ZZ Top was scheduled to start a five-night residency at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas last Friday, but, like most everything else, it was...
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What's He Doing?

With the world basically coming to a standstill, we reached out to the ever punctual, cooperative and gentlemanly Graham Nash. How are you passing...
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Rock A-What?

Queen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 19th, 2001, along with Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson and others. Their...
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Loose Ends

Original Doobie Brothers drummer John Hartman was born on March 18th, 1950. He turns 70 today. There was a loose jam that got turned...
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It really was!

Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham celebrates his 69th birthday today (March 17th). Ironically, the American guitarist in the Irish band was the one born...
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A horse not a fish

Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson was born on March 16th, 1954. She is the blond younger one.  The song “Barracuda” despite its fishy title, makes...
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Not Happening

Here’s what’s NOT happening due to the Coronavirus. Mohegan Sun has postponed all live events through March 23rd.  The Brit Floyd show at the...
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The Brothers

What’s left of The Allman Brothers Band came together Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York to mark their 50th anniversary. Calling...
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Tossed Paper Glider

On March 11th, 1970, Crosby Stills and Nash won the Best New Artist Grammy, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young released their debut album, Deja Vu. The song: “Carry On” came...
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Give the Finger

Boston guitarist and sometime keyboardist Tom Scholz celebrates his 73rd birthday today (March 10th). He says he risked losing a finger to create the...
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Get Rich Doin' Nuthin

If you paid me this kind of money to do nothing, I would KEEP doing nothing.  STEVE PERRY hasn’t been the lead singer of...
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His Name is John

20 years ago today (March 6th), Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, in a...
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Don't Quit Your Day Job

Mick Jagger has explained why he stopped taking acting roles for nearly 20 years, after appearing in a dozen movies between the late ’60s and...
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Turn it on Again

After weeks of rumors, Genesis confirmed they’re reuniting for their first tour in 13 years. The band will do 10 U.K. dates from November...
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Game On

A new Ozzy Osbourne 8-bit video game called Legend of Ozzy has launched online. You have to direct a bat outfitted with Ozzy’s head...
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Me-me-me

Jon Bon Jovi celebrates his 58th birthday today (March 2).  He says his song “It’s My Life” was taken away by fans who made...
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MASSIVE

The Allman Brothers Band are celebrating their 50th anniversary with the release today of a massive boxed set. Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection...
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An old riff and a napkin

On February 27th, 1980, The Doobie Brothers’ “What a Fool Believes” won both Song of the Year and Record of the Year honors at the Grammy Awards. It was...
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Right after the Corn Flakes

Hey Jude, a compilation made up of cuts The Beatles had previously failed to release on an album in the U.S., including “Paperback Writer,” came...
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Too Old?

Today (February 25th) is the 40th anniversary of the release of Bob Seger’s Against the Wind album. To date, it’s his only number-one album on...
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On the Road to Tan-Tan

Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti album was released 45 years ago today (February 24th). The song “Kashmir” was inspired by a trip to Southern Morocco...
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The Bitch is...

Finally the question can be answered.  It was always suspected but now there is proof. In the Elton John song “The Bitch Is Back”...
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Stupidest Lyric Ever

The late Walter Becker of Steely Dan was born on February 20th, 1950. The song “Kid Charlemagne” on the Royal Scam contains the stupidest...
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One Day

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi celebrates his birthday on February 19th. He recalls that they recorded their first couple of albums so fast that...
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It did pretty good

Original Styx singer and keyboardist Dennis DeYoung celebrates his 73rd birthday today (February 18th) The song “Lady” was on Styx’s second album, but they’d...
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And it Did

On February 17th, 1975, John Lennon released the follow-up to his chart-topping Walls and Bridges, an album of early rock and roll covers simply titled...
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It's Alive

Original Heart guitarist Roger Fisher was born on February 14th, 1950. Since it’s Valentine’s Day Heart’s most romantic song is “Love Alive” from the...
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So Yes and No

A day after his former Genesis bandmate Steve Hackett turned 70, Peter Gabriel celebrates his 70th birthday on February 13th, 2020.  Some speculate the Peter Gabriel...
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He's our Satan

Don Henley may be participating in his second straight Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony when it’s held on May 2nd in...
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Listen to Paul

50 years ago today (February 11th), The Magic Christian, a comic film starring Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers, opened in New York City on the same day its...
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Maybe Dusty looked homeless

50 years ago today (February 10th), ZZ Top played their very first show, at a Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont, Texas.When making their...
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Just like Vinyl

Following a three-night test run in Las Vegas last fall, the Eagles will start their Hotel California tour tonight (Friday) with the first of...
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Baloom

Today (February 6th) would have been the late Bob Marley’s 75th birthday. The Eric Clapton song “I Shot the Sheriff” is a Bob Marley...
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Capturing the Moment

Alice Cooper celebrates his 72nd birthday today (February 4th). Once Alice Cooper got the idea to write a song about the end of the...
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"Balls, shall I say"

A year ago today (Friday), January 31st, KISS began their End of the Road tour in Vancouver, Canada. Tomorrow (Saturday) they start the third...
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Not Expensive

Phil Collins celebrates his 69th birthday today (January 30th). he was asked about his song “Take Me Home” from No Jacket Required in 1985...
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There was a Girl

Ten years ago today (January 29th), Neil Young was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy Week. The Crosby, Stills, Nash and...
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Out of Control

It was a busy weekend for Aerosmith, who were honored as MusiCares Person of the Year on Saturday and performed to close the show,...
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Time bettter with Time

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason celebrates his 76th birthday today (January 27th). He says “Time” has gotten more relevant with time. Released in 1974...
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Flesh Bongos

Aerosmith will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year tonight in Los Angeles.  Steven Tyler plays many instruments but this would be the...
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They Were Right

Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander celebrates his 67th birthday today (January 23rd). They wanted to hear their songs on the radio.  Specifically the song...
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Told Us Nuthin'

Steve Perry celebrates his 71st birthday today (January 22nd). The Journey song: “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'” was Journey’s first Top 20 hit, it peaked at...
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Protest song?

The Byrds “Eight Miles High” was actually a protest song about an ill-fated tour of England. Written by Gene Clark, Jim (Roger) McGuinn and David Crosby, It peaked at...
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Different Sound= Success

Paul Stanley (Stanley Eisen) celebrates his 68th birthday today (January 20th). The KISS song “Beth” is a song even non-KISS fans could appreciate.It was...
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But it's a Ballad

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor turns 71 years old today (January 17th). He was only there for a few years but did a...
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