THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 75
SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
ELM TREASON TIDBITS
– A lot of people have mentioned that they dig the “SOUND” of our recordings and were wondering if we do mixing and mastering for other artists. We have done some, yes. But not much. After we finish work on “WITHOUT A TRIBE” we are looking into the possibility of expanding what we do to include mixing and mastering services for other music makers. We would offer about five or ten FREEBIE mix and master sessions from people to see if we can offer what people want. It’s an exciting possibility considering the MAJOR upgrades happening to our main recording facility now. New monitors, control surface, interface, analog plugins, etc… Stay tuned for more info.
– Could a new bass guitar be in the works for Andy? Hmmmm…
A very happy birthday to Bobby’s son, Evan, who turns 12 on Monday!
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Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Turning 50 on Wednesday was David Silveria, the original drummer for Korn.
Nile Rodgers, best known as the guitarist for Chic, turned 70 on Tuesday.
Singer/songwriter Richard Marx was 59 last Friday.
Drummer Kenney Jones of The Small Faces and The Who had his 74th birthday last Friday.
Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers turned 30 last Friday.
Liam Gallagher, co-founder of the band Oasis, had his 50th birthday on Wednesday.
Lita Ford celebrated birthday number 64 on Tuesday.
Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder turned 75 on Wednesday.
Country singer Faith Hill celebrated birthday number 55 on Wednesday.
Debby Boone, best known for her monster hit “You Light Up My Life,” turned 66 on Thursday.
Toni Basil of “Mickey” fame celebrated her 79th birthday on Thursday.
Celebrating his 82nd birthday last Sunday was singer/actor Frankie Avalon.
Artists Without a Number One
Not that it actually matters in the grand scheme of musical life, but here are some artists who never had a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA. Some may surprise.
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, KISS, Crosby Stills and Nash, James Brown, Kinks, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Pat Benatar, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison
Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Andy Roman
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Big Apple Boys in Lone Star, July 2021
A FLOATING PAPER CLIP… AND WHY NOT?
7 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Ever wonder why restaurants make up their own “Happy Birthday” songs when announcing a customer’s special day? Not just to be cool… but because up until seven years ago, there were COPYRIGHT ISSUES. Yep, the famous “Happy Birthday” song was copyrighted. Seven years ago this week, the copyright is ruled invalid, putting the song into the public domain.
12 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Leonard Skinner, the namesake of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies of Alzheimer’s disease at age 77. As a gym teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida, he sent Ronnie Van Zant to the principal’s office because his hair was too long.
16 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
65-year-old Bob Dylan becomes the oldest person to top Billboard’s Albums chart when Modern Times goes to #1.
37 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Frank Zappa, John Denver and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister testify at a Senate hearing where the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) argue for a ratings system on music. The musicians explain that this is censorship, but the PMRC wins a victory. Warning labels are ordered on albums containing explicit lyrics.
39 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Kiss make their first public appearance without their trademark make-up when they show up on MTV to promote their new album – and single – “Lick It Up.”
40 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Pink Floyd’s Movie The Wall Opens In Theaters.
42 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Bob Marley, who had refused treatment for a spreading melanoma due to his religious beliefs, collapses while jogging in New York’s Central Park and is hospitalized. Two nights later he performs the next date on his North American tour in Pittsburgh. It will be his last.
49 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The body of The Byrds guitarist Gram Parsons is stolen and taken to Joshua Tree National Park, where it is set on fire. Why? During a friend’s funeral a few months before Parsons’ own death, it was discussed between Parsons and his road manager Phil Kaufman that if either of them were to die prematurely, they wanted their body taken to the desert at Joshua Tree. They were to have one last drink with the corpse and then burn the body in the desert.
53 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
John Lennon leaves The Beatles but agrees to not make an official announcement. It isnt until April of 1970 that the breakup is officially announced by Paul McCartney.
55 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Keith Moon of The Who rigs his bass drum to explode at the end of “My Generation” during the group’s appearance on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. The resulting explosion cuts Moon’s leg, singes Pete Townshend’s hair, and startles fellow guests Bette Davis and Mickey Rooney.
91 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
RCA Victor unveils its new invention, the 33 1/3 rpm long-playing or “LP” record, at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York. However, the company badly overprices the record players themselves, leading the new format to lie dormant for years until Columbia revives it in 1948.
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