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Trivia 2018 # 27

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Trivia 2018 # 27

July 6 ~ 1925 - Bill Haley was born ~ 1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other July 7 ~ 1940 - Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey ~ 1967 - The Monkees opened a national tour with Jimi Hendrix as the opening act. July 8 ~ 1958 - The first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The award went to the soundtrack "Oklahoma!" ~ 1998 - The Roy Orbison Estate filed a $12 million royalty suit against Sony Music Entertainment Inc. July 9 ~ 1995 - Grateful Dead perform their final show,at Chicago's Soldier Field ~ Jack White was born ~ 1955 - The Bill Haley & His Comets single "Rock Around the Clock" hit #1 on Billboard's Pop charts. This was the first time a rock and roll recording accomplished this feat. July 10 ~ 1947 - Arlo Guthrie was born - 1942 - Ronnie James Dio was born ~ 1968 ...

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THE BEATLES tote bag DEAL

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THE BEATLES tote bag DEAL

While supplies last - The Beatles cloth tote bag... perfect size for carrying home your Cheeky Monkey purchases ONLY $12.99 each OR - get it for $4.96 with the purchase of any new vinyl record at Cheeky Monkey Is made of black cotton with Abbey Road cover silhouette in silver with small inside pocket.

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Trivia 2018 # 26

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Trivia 2018 # 26

June 29 ~ 1968 - Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and T.Rex play Hyde Park's (UK) first free rock festival ~ 1957 - Buddy Holly recorded the song "Peggy Sue." June 30 ~ 1975 - Cher and Gregg Allman were married. Cher filed for a divorce nine days later, however they remained married until 1979. Her divorce from Sonny Bono became final five days earlier. ~ 1998 - The Lucinda Williams album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" was released. (MA note - great album if you like roots/rock) July 1 ~ 1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails. After the show Elvis was FURIOUS at Steve Allen and swore to never do his show again. In later years, when asked about this appearance, Elvis said “it was the most ridiculous appearance I ever did ...

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Trivia 2018 # 25

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Trivia 2018 # 25

June 22 ~ 1948 - Todd Rundgren was born ~ 1963 - The Surfaries single "Wipe Out" was released ~ 1969 - Blind Faith's first and only LP was released June 23 ~ 1923 - June Carter Cash was born ~ 1970 - Chubby Checker and 3 others were arrested in Niagra Falls after marijuana and unidentified drug capsules were found in Checker's car. June 24 ~ 1944 - Jeff Beck is born ~ 1947 - Mick Fleetwood is born ~ 1975 - Alice Cooper fell off the set of his "Welcome To My Nightmare" tour in Vancouver and broke six ribs. June 25 ~ 1972 - Led Zeppelin play L.A. Forum, recordings released 31 years later on 'How The West Was Won'.  Guitarist Jimmy Page considers Led Zeppelin at this point to have been at their artistic peak, as is mentioned in the album's liner notes. In an interview he gave to The Times newspaper in 2010, when asked which performances from Led Zeppelin's career stand ...

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2018 Polaris Prize LONG List announced…

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2018 Polaris Prize LONG List...

... and a Sarnia native is on it..  Read all the way to the bottom t see who it is. The Polaris Prize Long List Nominees Jun 15, 2018 by FYI Staff 0 At a press event at The Drake in Toronto yesterday, The Polaris Music Prize announced the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List. A jury of 203 members from across Canada whittled down 225 albums to 40. Another round of voting will produce the Short List of 10 candidates for the prestigious and lucrative ($50K) Prize that will be announced on July 17. The winner will be declared champ at the Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto on Sept 17. All runners-up will receive $3K, courtesy of Slaight Music. The Polaris Music Prize honours the best album by a Canadian artist in the past 12 months, based "solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales." The 40 Canadian albums competing ...

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New neighbours coming

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New neighbours coming

June 15, 2018 - Just this week we noticed new signs up across the street on the former Greenwood Inn/Liquid Johnny's building.  We had heard rumours for a while, but now it looks offial.  Hawgs Bar is moving in.  No date we are aware of.  So watch for more details to come.  Have to give big thank you to the new owners of the building.  They have done a marvelous job cleaning it up and giving it some class.

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Trivia 2018 # 24

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Trivia 2018 # 24

June 15 ~ 1976 The Sex Pistols record their first demos at Clapham's Majestic Studios ~ 1937 - Waylon Jennings was born ~ 1941 - Harry Nilsson was born June 16 ~ 1967 - Monterey Pop Festival opens ~ 1971 - Tupac Shakur is born June 17 ~ 1965 - The Kinks arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour ~ 1964 - The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go" was released. It became their first song to get to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.  The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it ...

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Trivia 2018 # 23

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Trivia 2018 # 23

June 8 ~ 1940 - Nancy Sinatra was born ~ 1974 - Rick Wakeman announced he was leaving Yes. Patrick Moraz replaced him on August 18. (MA note - to celebrate of 1 week Anniversary, we went to see Rick Wakeman at Cobo Hall Detroit. Was 2nd concert of my life) June 9 ~ 1915 - Les Paul was born - Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar. Paul taught himself how to play guitar, and while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he had an early career in country music. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention. His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and ...

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El Camino Revving Up June First Friday

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El Camino Revving Up June...

What a wonderful June First Friday it was at Cheeky Monkey thanks entirely to the local 5 piece band El Camino. I have to admit, the store was so busy, I was not able to fully listen to the band.  Having said that, a few songs really caught my attention and brought back fond memories of my younger years.  Music, played well has that magical ability.  Two songs in particular really stood out for me.  James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' and Cat Stevens 'Wild World' were outstanding.  I was evidently not alone in enjoying the band seeing how many people lingered to hear them play. It is hard to critique individual members since together they create such sweet sounds.  The original core members of singer/rhythm guitarist Scott Whyte, lead/ rhythm player Marvin Eskritt and percussionist Steve Bird where enhanced by newer members  Lise Jordan on keyboards/vocals and Glen Perry on bass guitar. We sincerely hope ...

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Fun Art ACTIVITIES @ Greenafish

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Fun Art ACTIVITIES @...

Nothing scheduled at this time. Greenafish is located at 140 N Christina St. – Entrance on Cromwell Sarnia, Ontario N7T3A2 Canada www.greenafish.com check out our Birthday Parties

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