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Hot Blues with Dressed To Kill & Cool art by Bill...

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Hot Blues with Dressed To Kill...

August First Friday At The Cheeky Monkey: Dressed To Kill Brings Hot Blues To Sarnia’s Ace Record Store by Brian Hay The blues band Dressed To Kill has mostly worked as a four-piece group. To be able to perform the cuts on their album ’This Ol’Train’ the way they wanted to however, they added several musicians. That ensemble gave their first performance in March. Their second one was hosted by the Cheeky Monkey and it provided an evening to remember. The core of the band is still the same. Bassist Bruce Sleeuwenhoek and drummer Dallas Labarre form what can only be described as a silk pocket for the rest of the group to work from. Their contribution literally epitomizes front man Keil Simmons catch-phrase “stay classy folks”. Up front Keil and lead guitarist Jeff Turnbull play off of each other intuitively. Both deliver solo and lead passages that provide treats for the ear ...

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Trivia Q & A # 30 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 30 –...

Q. What is the most famous rock song of all time that didn't make in on the charts when it was released originally? A. Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" wasn't a chart hit because it was never released as a single to the general public. Radio stations received promotional singles which quickly became collector's items. Robert Plant spent much of the '70s answering questions about the lyrics he wrote for "Stairway." When asked why the song was so popular, he said it could be its "abstraction," adding, "Depending on what day it is, I still interpret the song a different way - and I wrote the lyrics." The lyrics take some pretty wild turns, but the beginning of the song is about a woman who accumulates money, only to find out the hard way her life had no meaning and will not get her into heaven. This is the only part Plant would ...

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Record Store Day Canada Unsigned Musician Competition

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Record Store Day Canada...

Hey LISTEN UP musicians...Are you an unsigned artist or in an unsigned band or know someone who is unsigned? Dream of having your record released on vinyl? The #RSDCUnsignedcompetition is now on it's an opportunity not to be missed! One unsigned Canadian artist will have the chance to get their music pressed on 500 vinyl records by Microforum Vinyl. It couldn't be easier to take part; all you need to do is upload a one-minute submission video showcasing your talent before November 1, 2019 and you could be a winner. 2019’s winning artist will be chosen by our panel which includes: --Noble Musa - Vice President Sales and Marketing -Aine Guiney - is the Marketing & Business Development Vinyl --Sarah Burke | Manager, Music Programming | Sirius XM Canada Inc. -Drew Khan | Music Programming | Sirius XM Canada Inc --Olivia Cummings |Senior Coordinator, Development & Partnerships | CARAS | The JUNO Awards | MusiCounts -Jesse Letford | Sales Representative | Universal ...

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3 CD SETS from PROPER BIG 3 @ Special Low Prices

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3 CD SETS from PROPER BIG 3  @...

Get em while you can!!!  3 - yes THREE CD's for only $9.96.  Some sets are themed - some are Greatest Hits from individual iconic singers/bands.  All are remastered and nicely packaged.  You will find them on display beside the GREAT DEALS WALL. Titles include... ... DEAN MARTIN ... CONWAY TWITTY ... JOHN COLTRANE ... CHET BAKER ... NINA SIMONE ... ELVIS PRESLEY ... FATS DOMINO ... JIM REEVES ... MARTY ROBBINS ... DION AND THE BELMONTS ... SAM COOKE ... HANK WILLIAMS ... DJANGO REINHARDT ... Various Artists - Drink, Drugs & Sex ... Various Artists - Surf! ... Various Artists - Ska Party ... Various Artists - Burlesque ... Various Artists - Rockabilly Revolution ... Various Artists - Texas Blues ... Various Artists - When The Levee Breaks: Songs That Influenced Led Zeppelin ... Various Artists - Doo-Wop ... Various Artists - Strictly Dance Party ... Various Artists - Kickin' Country ... Various Artists - New Orleans Gumbo

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Trivia Q & A # 29 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 29 –...

Q. What song by the Rolling Stones is the only ballad to reach # 1 on the U.S. Charts A. ANGIE. A rare ballad for The Stones, this was the first single released from Goat's Head Soup. It wasn't typical of their sound, since most of the band's material at the time was hard and aggressive. Still, it was a huge hit, and their only ballad that hit #1 in the US. The big rumor about this song is that it was written about David Bowie's wife, Angela, who wrote in her autobiography that she once walked in on Bowie and Mick Jagger in bed together - a story Jagger denies. According to the rumor, Jagger wrote this song to appease her, but it was Jagger's bandmate Keith Richards who wrote most of the song. Jagger had this to say about it: "People began to say that song was ...

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Free Draw @ Cheeky Monkey

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Free Draw @ Cheeky Monkey

Stop in to Cheeky Monkey to fill out a ballot for a chance to win an orginial painting by talented local plein air artist Bill Walters. Draw will be held on Saturday, August 31st No purchase necessary One ballot per person please

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Trivia Q & A # 28 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 28 –...

Q. What band was the first ever to film a video 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. A. 30 Seconds to Mars for 'A Beautiful Lie" The music video for this, directed by Angakok Panipaq, was the first one ever to be shot 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland. Frontman Jared Leto said on his record label's website: "Shooting in Greenland was a dream come true and one of the most exciting adventures we've ever had as a band. Although incredibly challenging and at times it seemed just out of our reach, once we finally arrived the beauty and magnificence of the terrain, the wonderful culture of the people, and the amazing journey itself were all inspiring beyond belief. Almost everyone has heard of global warming by now but for the people of Greenland it is a real and tangible problem of today, not an issue of ...

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Imperial Theatre Sarnia Presents Dance Workshops

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Imperial Theatre Sarnia...

Hamilton Aug 24 2:00pm: Approximately 90min $15: Studio A at the Imperial Theatre CLICK HERE to register You’ve never had a history class like this. Come learn choreography in the style of the smash hit musical, Hamilton! Studio A is “The Room Where It Happens”. Don’t throw away your “Shot” to be there – come dance with us “One Last Time”.

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Trivia # 27 – 2019

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Trivia # 27 – 2019

Q. What was the inspiration for the hit song "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith? A. Songwriter Diane Warren found inspiration for this song after hearing about an interview where James Brolin said that when his wife Barbra Streisand was away, he missed her even when he was sleeping. When she set out to write a song for Armageddon, she thought this was a good sentiment to express, since the film deals with the impending destruction of all on Earth. When Diane Warren wrote this song, she thought someone like Celine Dion would be singing it. She was surprised when the artist turned out to be Aerosmith, but it ended up working out quite well. "I remember being at the Sunset Marquis Hotel, and sitting at the piano with him and teaching him the song and just having chills all over my body as I heard the ...

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Trivia Q & A # 26 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 26 –...

Q. What B.C. band started out as The Collectors before changing their name in 1970? Hint: They won a Juno Award in 1981 for the song 'My Girl.' A. Chilliwack is a Canadian rock band centered on the singer and guitarist Bill Henderson, which started off with a more progressive rock sound that incorporated elements of folk, jazz and blues, before moving towards a more straight-ahead hard rock/pop rock sound by the mid-70s. They were active from 1970 to 1988. Henderson reformed the band in 1997. Their six best-selling songs were "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)", "I Believe", "Whatcha Gonna Do", "Fly At Night", "Crazy Talk", and "Lonesome Mary". The band originated in Vancouver from members of the C-FUN Classics that changed the band's name to The Collectors when Bill Henderson joined in 1966. Their psychedelic self-titled debut album yielded the minor hit "Lydia Purple". Their second album was ...

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