THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 66
JULY 22, 2022
ELM TREASON TIDBITS
– With all of your help, we have finalized the “PLAY LOUD/LISTEN LOUDER” t-shirt design. We have also decided on two different t-shirt color variations: black and red. We will share the finalized design and preview the shirts here next week.
– The “UPTOWN Q” Facebook Group is now at 138 members!
– Bobby added another amazing guitar to his arsenal last week – It is a Breedlove Pursuit Exotic S CE Koa Concert acoustic. It is a beauty. There may be a new one in Andy’s future as well… maybe.
– Elm Treason got their first fans from India and Israel this past week!
Your Input: GREATEST MUSICIAN NAME!
Here’s a fun one…
What is the greatest musician name of all time?
This is ONLY about nomenclature – how cool the name sounds! This is only about the label…
Thus, three of the four Beatles, Steve Miller, Joni Mitchell, Phil Collins, Dave Matthews, Michael Jackson, Brian Wilson, et al are ruled out.
We’re talking AWESOME stage names… We’re talking SUPERLATIVES!
So…. some that quickly come to mind… Sid Vicious, Ringo Starr, Axl Rose……
It can be a REAL name, too… but it has to be BEYOND COMMON… Mick Jagger, for instance, just SOUNDS cool. Neil Diamond is his real name.
What do you think?
We’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear from you here.
Gave at it. Hit that comments section. Have fun!
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Andrew Stockdale, lead singer of Wolfmother, turned 46 on Wednesday.
Stewart Copeland. drummer for The Police, celebrated his 70th birthday last Saturday.
Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens (now Yusef Islam) was 74 on Tuesday.
Singer-songwriter Kim Carnes turned 77 on Wednesday.
Guitarist Joe Satriani had his 66th Birthday last Friday.
Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas turned 81 on Monday.
Bernie Leadon, guitarist and vocalist from The Eagles, turned 75 on Tuesday.
Stone Gossard, guitarist from Pearl Jam, was 56 on Wednesday.
Emerson Hart, lead singer of Tonic, turned 53 on Thursday.
Singer-songwriter Dion DiMucci was 83 on Monday.
Bassist and lyricist Terence “Geezer” Butler of Black Sabbath turned 73 last Sunday.
Jack Irons, drummer for Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was 60 on Monday.
YOUR INPUT (BONUS): What else??????
We’re adding an extra edition of “YOUR INPUT” to this week’s newsletter, because we want to tap into the creative minds that make up of incredible fanbase…
What do you think we could add to GROOVY NOODLES to make it more interactive and appealing to fans of all ages?
Some raw ideas we had…
Maybe a monthly section where people share their favorite new bands? Or share off-the-beaten-path music that should be heard more…but isn’t?
Maybe a monthly feature where people can post their own music?
Maybe more “news” tidbits – like maybe big stories about bands going on tour? Releasing new albums?
What do you think? The last thing we want to do is go stale, so we’re throwing it out there.
What would YOU like to see or hear in this newsletter?
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Performing live for the UPTOWN Q newsgroup, April, 2022
6 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
As he’s done since 1972, Alice Cooper announces he’s running for president, this time with the campaign slogan “A Troubled Man for Troubled Times.” Among his platform items: “Adding Lemmy to Mount Rushmore” and “Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC.”
14 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Billy Joel plays the “Last Play at Shea” concert – the final show before Shea Stadium is closed down. Joining him: Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Steven Tyler and Roger Daltrey.
20 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
More Billy Joel…. Movin’ Out, a stage musical dedicated to his songs, premieres in Chicago.
22 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Shel Talmy, producer of the Who’s first album “My Generation,” puts the master tapes up for auction on eBay for $500,000. As intended, it gets the attention of the band, who buy them (for significantly less). In 2002, the band releases the My Generation: Deluxe Edition CD using those tapes.
32 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
A trial begins for Judas Priest after they are accused of implanting subliminal messages in their song “Better By You, Better Than Me.” The suit alleges that the messages caused two teenage boys to enter a suicide pact. The case is dismissed August 24 after the judge determines that the supposed subliminal message is just an accidental recording oddity.
36 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Genesis have their first (and only) #1 hit in America when “Invisible Touch” tops the chart.
42 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
David Bowie begins his run as The Elephant Man in Denver. The show does well, and Bowie takes the lead in the Broadway production later that year.
50 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Elton John lands his first #1 album in America as Honky Chateau hits the top thanks to the hit “Rocket Man.” His next five albums would follow suit.
63 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The great Billie Holiday dies at age 44.
Wonders Never Cease
Science is just amazing, innit?
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