THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 73
SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
ELM TREASON TIDBITS
– A quiet week in terms of band news. Work on the new album continues.
Your Input: The FIRST!
Which artist, band or celebrity made your heart first go pitter-patter for the first time?
Andy: “My first crush was Daphne from Scooby Doo, but the fact that she was not actually alive was an issue… eventually. My first crush of an actual flesh and blood music star was Olivia Newton John. It was the first time I started getting urgent messages from my hormones (among other body regions). My first man-crush was The Fonz.”
Bobby: “My first crush was Lynda Carter. Wonder Woman. When she appeared in a scene on the screen it made me stand at attention – while I was still sitting down.”
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Pink turned 43 on Thursday
R&B singer Macy Gray was 53 on Tuesday
Kim Thayil, lead guitarist for Soundgarden, turned 62 last Sunday
Disco queen Gloria Gaynor celebrated birthday 73 on Wednesday
Guitarist Dweezil Zappa had his 53rd birthday on Monday
Donald Brewer, drummer and co-lead singer for Grand Funk Railroad, was 74 last Saturday
Brad Wilk, drummer for Rage Against The Machine, had his 54th birthday on Monday.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys celebrated his 80th birthday last Saturday
Before they were Rock Stars
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Candid behind-the-scenes shot of the boys during the shoot for the “TOO SWEET” music video, Summer, 2017.
SOME CHICK ON HER PHONE IN BED WITH A PLATE OF GRAPES… AND WHY NOT?
2 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Metallica become the first act with #1 songs on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart in four different decades when their live version of “All Within My Hands,” recorded with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, takes the top spot.
5 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Steely Dan co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker dies of esophageal cancer at 67.
20 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Kelly Clarkson beats Justin Guarini to become the first winner of American Idol.
25 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Elton John sings a new version of “Candle In The Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral. This rendition, which replaces “Goodbye Norma Jean” with “Goodbye England’s Rose,” becomes the best-selling single of all time in the UK.
26 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Rap star Tupac Shakur is shot five times in a drive-by following a boxing match in Las Vegas. He dies six days later at age 25.
28 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Nearly four months after tying the knot, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley make their first public appearance as a married couple at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jackson infamously plants a sloppy smooch on his bride.
33 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil punches Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin in the face during the MTV Video Music Awards.
44 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Keith Moon of The Who dies at age 32 after overdosing on medication that is supposed to help him overcome his alcoholism.
52 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Canned Heat frontman Alan Wilson commits suicide at age 27 via barbiturate overdose. A litany of other rock artists soon die at the same age, including Jimi Hendrix two weeks later.
67 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
In an attempt to hide the wrinkles in his suit, Chuck Berry does the duck walk for the first time.
Some Memes should NEVER exist…
Umm… YES. Definitely.
Nothing for Ska????
I know better…
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