THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 70
AUGUST 19, 2022
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Your Input: Calendar Jams!
Here’s a simple, yet fun one we hope will inspire all of you to leave a comment.
Name a song you absolutely DIG with a day of the week or one of the twelve months in its title… Name up to three…
So… something like “Manic Monday” by the Bangles, “Tuesday’s Gone” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “November Rain” by Guns N Roses.
Have at it! Have fun. Go nuts.
Hit that comments section. We CRAVE hearing from you.
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Ron Strykert, lead guitarist for Men at Work, was 65 on Thursday
Dennis Elliott, drummer for Foreigner, turned 72 on Thursday
Singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg (of New Kids on the Block) celebrated his 53rd birthday on Wednesday
Steve Gorman, drummer for The Black Crowes, had his 57th birthday on Wednesday
Belinda Carlisle, lead vocalist for The Go-Go‘s, celebrated birthday number 64 on Wednesday
Madonna turned 64 on Tuesday
INXS lead guitarist Tim Farriss had his 65th birthday on Tuesday
James “J.T.” Taylor, lead singer for Kool & the Gang, was 69 on Tuesday
Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks turned 50 on Tuesday
Guitarist extraordinaire Pat Metheny had his 68th birthday on Friday.
Ugly? Or Just…. Unique?
The fine line between horrid and individualistic.
**GROOVY NOODLES EXTRA**
From the Pen of Bobby Steel
Got a few extra minutes? Love exclusive behind the scenes insights and stories?
A brand new article from Elm Treason’s Bobby Steel is on tap.
Among the many roles of Bobby Steel within the Elm Treason universe – composer, singer, drummer, multi-instrumentalist – more often than not, Bobby is the lead guitarist. Many have said they love how Bobby approaches his soloing. In this piece, Bobby feeds music geeks and casual listeners alike with his take on how he tackles this most crucial role.
Check it out here –> THE COMPONENTS OF A SOLO
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Faces only a mother could love – Morristown, NJ 2014
THREE ONIONS… AND WHY NOT?
3 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” enters the Hot 100 at #93, becoming the longest song ever to hit that chart. Running 10:22, it outlasts David Bowie’s “Blackstar,” which clocks in at 9:57. “Fear Inoculum” drops off the chart the following week.
13 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
On the first UK gig of their 360 tour, U2 breaks the Wembley Stadium Attendance record when 88,000 show up. Their “claw” set design allows more fans to fit in the stadium and breaks Rod Stewart’s record of 83,000 set in 1995.
18 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The venerable “Like A Rock” ad campaign comes to an end, as Chevy stops using the song and ends their association with Bob Seger. The 1986 song wasn’t written for Chevy, but was used in the ads since 1989. Two years later, John Mellencamp’s “Our Country” becomes the Silverado theme.
27 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Microsoft buys the rights to The Rolling Stones’ 1981 smash “Start Me Up” to use as the theme for their Windows 95 rollout.
36 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At a soggy Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen gets a huge ovation when he takes the stage with the band. Twenty months earlier, Allen’s left arm was severed in a car accident, and after extensive rehab and some warm-up gigs, he makes a triumphant return at the festival, playing barefoot behind a drum kit modified with electronic pedals. Scorpions and Motörhead are also on the bill, which is headlined by Ozzy Osbourne.
45 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Elvis Presley’s funeral is held at Graceland, where 150 guests are invited inside and about 75,000 fans pay their respects outside.
52 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At Harvard, Janis Joplin performs what will be her final concert, ending with a version of Gershwin’s “Summertime.”
62 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The 12,000-seat Cobo Arena opens in Detroit. It’s home to the NBA’s Pistons, but also a great place to hear music. Kiss (Alive!), J. Geils Band (Blow Your Face Out) and Bob Seger (Live Bullet) all record live albums there.
83 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK83
After five directors, several script drafts, and endless casting changes, the movie musical The Wizard Of Oz premieres at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
84 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Blues legend Robert Johnson dies after being poisoned by a jealous man. Like many famous musicians who died young, he was 27 when he passed.
85 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The first FM (frequency modulation) radio station in the US, Boston’s WGTR (now WAAF), is granted its construction permit by the FCC.
The Cycle of Life
The great Jimi Hendrix, before the fame, playing in Little Richard’s band. ALL KINDS OF COOL.
Yet Another Funny
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