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About Donovan Woods…

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About Donovan Woods…

Many of you know who Donavan Woods is from his years growing up in Sarnia and that he has recorded several CD's over the years including the most recent called "Both Ways".   What you may not know is how many other musicians have recorded his songs.   Below is a list of what albums you can find songs by Donovan.  We are sure, over the years, this list will continue to grow. Thanks to Doug Woods for the list. Donovan's CD's available at Cheeky Monkey. Catch Donovan live at the Imperial Theatre Saturday, March 2, 2019.  CLICK HERE for info. Other info about Donovan... The song "Brand New Gun" was featured in the movie Numb starring Matthew Perry. His song "Wait and See" was featured on Degrassi: The Next Generation, and his song "My Cousin Has a Grey Cup Ring" was used in commercials for the Grey Cup. "Grey Cup Ring" was inspired by Woods' father, ...

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Trivia 2018 # 46

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Trivia 2018 # 46

November 16 ~ Movie 'Saturday Night Fever' premiered. Starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn discothèque; Karen Lynn Gorney as Stephanie Mangano, his dance partner and eventual confidante; and Donna Pescow as Annette, Tony's former dance partner and would-be girlfriend. While in the disco, Tony is the champion dancer. His circle of friends and weekend dancing help him to cope with the harsh realities of his life: a dead-end job, clashes with his unsupportive and squabbling parents, racial tensions in the local community, and his general restlessness. The story is based upon a 1976 New York magazine article by British writer Nik Cohn, "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night"; in the mid-1990s, Cohn acknowledged that he fabricated the article. A newcomer to the United States and a stranger to the disco lifestyle, Cohn was unable to make ...

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What’s Going On at Judith & Norman Alix Art...

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What’s Going On at...

BAND MAKES Instruments November 14-15 | 4:00-6:00PM FREE | Suggested donation of $10/week Registration required | Spaces are limited Have you ever wanted to be in a band? Do you think you need to wait until you are an expert at a musical instrument to get started? This month we will explore key elements to creating an awesome band, from the look to the sound. Join us December for our debut release party! Instruments: Masks and Posters are ready to go now we can work on sound. Join us this week to design and build your own personal resonator and kalimba. Use found and recycled materials to make experimental instruments. Be prepared for a sonic odyssey. You do not have to participate in all the BAND MAKES sessions but we do recommend it as the sessions have been specially designed to build on each other's skills. To register, please call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 Cartooning, Fine Arts, and Video Games ...

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The Forest Pioneers Brighten Nov. First Friday

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The Forest Pioneers Brighten...

The Forest Pioneers Live at the Cheeky Monkey: Diamonds in the Rough Brighten a Slow First Friday by Brian Hay The first thing that hit the ear was the doubling from a pair of acoustic guitars. There was nothing lightweight — this stuff was being played with a chop. The next thing coming in was some crystal clear singing. Then a sweet bit of harmony vocals filled the air. Things might have been slow outside and the crowd in the store smaller than usual, but the music seemed like it was going to be fine. It was too. The guitars were played by Andy Genovy and Frank Kirkey with Kirkey delivering the lead vocal. The harmony work was done by the full group, which was rounded out by vocalist Shannon Kelly keyboard player Lauren Ihrig. Their timing was solid and the voices of both ladies were distinct enough to stand out individually. That ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 45

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Trivia 2018 – # 45

November 9 ~ 1967 - First edition of Rolling Stone magazine is published in San Francisco ~ 1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show November 10 ~ 1928 - Ennio Mprricone was born ~ 1960 - Gregg Allman received a guitar for his 13th birthday November 11 ~ 1969 - Jim Morrison (Doors) and Tom Bakker was jailed for "interfering with the flight of an intercontinental aircraft and public drunkenness." The charges were eventually dropped. November 12 ~ 1984 - Madonna released the album "Like A Virgin" in the U.S. ~ 1996 - Eminem's first studio album, "Infinite," was released. November 13 ~ 1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S. ~ 1974 - An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore smashed up a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City. November 14 ~ 1947 - Buckwheat Zydeco was born. Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr. (November 14, 1947 – September 24, 2016),better known by his stage name Buckwheat ...

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Nov. 2018 – 519 magazine in

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Nov. 2018 – 519 magazine...

The November 2018 issue of 519 is hitting the streets at more than 300 locations throughout Southwestern Ontario - including now in at Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia. Pick up your FREE copy today It's a great edition with Stone Temple Pilots, Rik Emmett, Glass Tiger, Headstones, Liona Boyd, jane siberry, Jody Raffoul Music, Rick LaBonté, Leslie McCurdy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nicole Coffman, Cabaret for a Cause, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, GLP's Hamlet, Rocking for Kaleb’s Kourage (Jeff Burrows - Drummer) and 10 Questions with Aaron Goodvin.

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2018 Record Store Day Black Friday at Cheeky Monkey

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2018 Record Store Day Black...

What does BLACK FRIDAY mean at record stores like Cheeky Monkey? And what does it mean for our customers? Black Friday is traditionally the kick off of the gift giving season. Black Friday at record stores are the PERFECT place to find the PERFECT gift for everyone on your list - or for yourself. In honour of Black Friday, Record Store Day organizers have been working tirelessly with artists, labels, managers and distributors to create special releases to come out on November 23rd exclusively at independent record stores like Cheeky Monkey. As we do for Record Store Day, Roland orders virtually every one of the exclusive, but because they are limited editions, we do not know what we will have to sell until all the deliveries are in. We do not take orders in advance (that's not fair or allowed) but we will be sending out a SPECIAL EDITION email to all our ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 44

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Trivia 2018 – # 44

November 2 ~ 1974 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young hit # 1 with 'So Far' ~ 1961 - k.d. lang was born November 3 ~ 1998 - Alanis Morissette's album 'Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie' was released ~ 1972 - James Taylor and Carly Simon were married. They separated in 1982 and were divorced later. November 4 ~ 1967 - Pink Floyd play their first U.S. dates at the Fillmore in San Francisco ~ 1989 - Roxette top the chart with the song 'Listen To Your Heart' for album 'Look Sharp - recently remastered & re-released with bonus material. Roxette are a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp! their second studio album. Although commercial success elsewhere was initially modest, the album was the duo's international breakthrough. ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 43

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Trivia 2018 – # 43

October 26 ~ 1981 - Queen and David Bowie released the single "Under Pressure" in the U.K. October 27 ~ 1975 - Tom Waits 'Nighthawks At The Diner' is released. It is the first live album by Tom Waits and his third overall. It has received critical acclaim for its successful mood-setting, capturing of the jazz-club atmosphere and characterisation. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The title was inspired by Edward Hopper's 1942 painting Nighthawks. The album's working title had been "Nighthawk Postcards from Easy Street," but was shortened to Nighthawks at the Diner, which is the opening line to "Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)". The cover, designed by Cal Schenkel, is also inspired by the painting. October 28 ~ 1956 - Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to ...

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Trivia 2018 # 42

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Trivia 2018 # 42

October 19 ~ 1985 - a-ha 'Take On Me' goes to # 1 on Billboard charts ~ 1944 - Reggae star Peter Tosh was born October 20 ~ 1950 - Tom Petty was born ~ 1962 - The Four Seasons released "Big Girls Don't Cry." Big Girls Don't Cry" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 17, 1962, and, like its predecessor "Sherry," spent five weeks in the top position but never ranked in the Billboard year-end charts of 1962 or 1963. According to Gaudio, he was dozing off while watching the John Payne/Rhonda Fleming/Ronald Reagan movie Tennessee's Partner (1955) when he heard Payne's character slap Fleming in the face. After the slap, Fleming's character replied, "Big girls don't cry." Gaudio wrote the line on a scrap of paper, fell asleep, and ...

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