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Thin Lizzy on ‘Great Deals’ Wall

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Thin Lizzy were a hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and lead vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott led the group throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums, writing most of the material. The singles "Whiskey in the Jar" (a traditional Irish ballad), "Jailbreak", and "The Boys Are Back in Town" were major international hits. Listed below are the current CD's that can be found on the Cheeky Monkey GREAT DEALS wall all for only $6.95 each. Get them while supplies last. Whiskey In The Jar is a compilation album by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, originally released in 1996, covering the early part of the band's career. Vagabonds of the Western World is the third studio album by Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1973. It was the ...

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Trivia 2018 # 49

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Trivia 2018  # 49

December 7 ~ 1949 - Tom Waits was born. Known for his distinctive deep gravelly singing voice, his lyrics are characterized by their focus on characters living on the underside of U.S. society. His early music during the 1970s was primarily in the jazz genre, but later work moved towards blues, vaudeville, and experimental music. Waits was raised in a middle-class family in Whittier, California and then San Diego. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beat Generation, as a teenager he began singing on the San Diego folk music scene. Relocating to Los Angeles, he worked as a songwriter before signing a recording contract with Asylum Records. His first albums, the jazz-oriented Closing Time (1973) and The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), reflected his lyrical interest in nightlife, poverty, and criminality. Repeatedly touring the U.S., Europe, and Japan, he attracted greater critical recognition and commercial success with Small Change (1976), which ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 48

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Trivia 2018 – # 48

November 30 ~ 1929 - Dick Clark was born ~ 1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges. December 1 ~ 1940 - Richard Pryor is born ~ 1957 - Three rock and roll acts made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show: Buddy Holly & the Crickets ("That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue"), Sam Cooke ("You Send Me"), and the Rays. December 2 ~ 1949 - Gene Autry's song "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," hit the record charts. ~ 1983 - MTV aired Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video for the first time. ~ 1988 - Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Willie Nelson appeared on "Geraldo" to discuss "Sex on the Road." December 3 ~ 1948 - Ozzy Osboure was born ~ 1965 - In Sacramento, CA, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) was shocked and knocked unconscious during a ...

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Lawrence House Concerts & other fun activities…

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Saturday, December 1, the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts will remain open until 8 pm for late night holiday shopping after the Santa Claus Parade.  Join us for some warm cider and cookies and browse our great selection of hand knitted hats, scarves and mittens, beautiful jewelry, Christmas ornaments, holiday cards and one of a kind art all created by local artisans. For more events happening at The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts or details on events listed here, CLICK HERE  or call 519-337-0507

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Trivia 2018 – # 47

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Trivia 2018 – # 47

November 23 ~ 1899 - First jukebox installed at Palais Royal Hotel, San Francisco ~ 1990 - MTV banned Madonna's "Justify My Love" video. November 24 ~ 1961 - Howlin' Wolf arrived in London for his first European tour. ~ 1991 - Freddie Mercury of Queen died of AIDS complications at the age of 45. November 25 ~ 1976 - The Band released their final concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, later released as The Last Waltz film and album. The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Bobby Charles, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Joni Mitchell, and The Staple Singers. ~ 1997 - The sixth album of 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," was released posthumously. November 26 ~ 1976 - Sex Pistols release 'Anarchy in the UK'. It is ...

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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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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 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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