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2018 Record Store Day @ Cheeky Monkey a BIG HIT

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2018 Record Store Day @ Cheeky...

Insights of the day by music fan and reviewer, Brian Hay... Record Store Day 2018 at the Cheeky Monkey Featuring Mike Blackmore by Brian Hay Record Store Day was a big hit. The lineups ran to the back of the store for several hours, replenishing themselves with each ring of the Till. It was fun to watch and good to see. It was more to it than just a celebratory sale though. Roland and MaryAnne have collected a lot of memorabilia over the years and much of it was on display. One piece that was particularly striking was a poster of Keith Richards that looked to be from the period where he formed the Xpensive Winos. The displays of vinyl, featured an array of albums from what’s current to one from the mid 1960’s by Bobbie Gentry and many by the late David Bowie. Those cast an eye on the impact the ...

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Record Store Day 2018 Updates

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Record Store Day 2018 Updates

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 - Tomorrow is THE BIG DAY.  In preperation, good friend Bill Walters is helping Roland set up the racks.  There will be so many exclusives we know the racks will be jammed packed. ALSO  - Listen in to CBC Radio London's Afternoon Drive to hear an interview done with Jonathan Pinto about our store and RSD.  Told the segment will be aired at 5:07 pm. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 - Huge THANK YOU to Sarnia This Week for story in this weeks edition.  CLICK HERE to read it.  Also THANK YOU to Jonathan Pinto of CBC Radio for stopping in to interview us. TUESDAY, APRIL 17 - Deliveries of the exclusives are starting to trickle in, but we can't tell you...  yet. If you want to know what we have to offer, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter to get an email the night before RSD with a list along with other ...

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Trivia 2018 # 16

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Trivia 2018 # 16

April 20 ~ 1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Viva Las Vegas" premiered. April 21 ~ 2018 - It's the ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY - show your favourite independent record store some love ~ 2016 = Prince passed away ~ 1984 - Phil Collins has his first U.S. # 1 with 'Against All Odds' ~1947 - Iggy Pop is born April 22 ~ 2018- It's EARTH DAY ~ 1936 - Glen Campbell was born April 23 ~ 1956 - Elvis Presley debuts in Las Vegas ~ 1976 - The first Ramones album hits stores ~ 1936 - Roy Orbison is born April 24 ~ 1981 - New Order begin work on their first album, Movement, at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England ~ 1942 - Barbra Steisand is born April 25 ~ 1979 - Rock 'N' Roll High School starring the Ramones, premieres in Los Angeles ~ 1917 - Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald is born April 26 ~ 1960 - Roger Taylor, Duran Duran drummer, is born ~ 1938 - Duane Eddy ...

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WIN THIS SPACE now accepting applications

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WIN THIS SPACE now accepting...

126 Christina Street N., just south of Cheeky Monkey is one of the many spaces available in this program.  For entrepreneurial people in, or coming to Lambton County looking to start a business and needing a space to work out of, this is for you. Applications are being accept from April 2nd to 18th.  Submit to www.winlambton.com

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Trivia 2018 # 15

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Trivia 2018 # 15

April 13 ~ 1973 - David Bowie - Aladdin Sane is release April 14 ~ 1932 - Country singer Loretta Lynn is born ~ 1945 - Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple, Rainbow & Blackmore's Night fame, was born April 15 ~ 1894 - Famed jazz blues singer Bessie Smith was born. (Highly recommend the movie `Bessie`starring Queen Latifah`) April 16 ~ 1939 - Blue eyed soul singer Dusty Springfield was born ~ 1947 - Gerry Rafferty was born. Scottish singer-songwriter known for his solo hits "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Night Owl", as well as "Stuck in the Middle with You" recorded with the band Stealers Wheel. April 17 ~ 1973 - Eagles - Deperado album was released April 18 ~ 1975 - ZZ Top - Fandango! album was released April 19 ~ 1986 - Prince ascends to the top of the charts with "Kiss". Released as the lead single from Prince and The Revolution's eighth studio album, Parade in 1986. It was ...

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Toes Tappin April First Friday

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Toes Tappin April First Friday

April’s First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey With The Casuals Saturday April 7, 2018 Vibrant Harmony Singing Gets The Toes-A-Tappin’ by Brian Hay Solid and basically faultless rhythm playing that wasn’t quite straight out of textbooks didn’t hurt either. The Casuals found a pocket early on and projected everything clearly from its centre. It’s a guess but, as their set progressed, there was a sense the cues were being set up by guitarist Bill Hines and not their rhythm players. The concept is great … when it works. If it isn’t done perfectly the energy falls out of the music faster than a skydiver who forgot about the parachute but when it is there’s not much that can stand beside it. The Rolling Stones and the Who came up with two of the most exciting rhythm sections on record with Keith Moon taking cues from Pete Townshend while Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts wove magic ...

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Trivia 2018 # 14

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Trivia 2018 # 14

April 6 ~ 1968 - Syd Barrett leaves Pink Floyd ~ 1937 - Merle Haggard is born April 7 ~ 1956 - CBS Radio premieres the first regularly scheduled national broadcast rock & roll show, Alan Freed's Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party ~ 1915 - Billie Holiday is born April 8 ~ 1989 - Roxette have a #1 hit with "The Look" ~ 1947 - Steve Howe was born April 9 ~ 1932 - Carl Perkins was born April 10 ~ 1985 - Madonna launches her first tour in Seattle April 11 ~ 1961 - Bob Dylan makes his New York City debut playing Gerde's Folk City ~ 1988 - Cher wins Best Actress Oscar for movie Moonstruck. American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. It is about a widowed, 37-year-old, Italian-American woman (Cher) who falls in love with her fiancé's (Danny Aiello) estranged, hot-tempered younger brother (Nicolas Cage). Vincent Gardenia and Olympia Dukakis play supporting roles. The movie's line "Snap out of it!" ...

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Trivia 2018 # 13

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Trivia 2018 # 13

March 30 ~ 1878 - Harper's Weekly introduces the phonograph to the public ~ 1945 - Eric Clapton was born ~ 1964 - Tracy Chapman was born March 31 ~ 1949 - RCA Records releases the first 45 rpm single ~ 1935 - Herb Alpert was born ~ 1955 - Angus Young of AC/DC was born April 1 ~ 1948 - Jimmy Cliff was born April 2 ~ 1977 - Fleetwood Mac top the charts with their most successful release - Rumors ~ 1979 - Kate Bush's first concert tour begins in Poole, England ~ 1942 - Leon Russell was born ~ 1947 - Emmylou Harris was born April 3 1949 - Richard Thompson was born  April 4  ~ 1978 - 40th Anniversary of Carly Simon - Boys In The Trees. The seventh studio album (eighth overall). The album included "You Belong to Me", which reached #6 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and became Simon's fifth Top 10 pop hit. Another track, a remake of The Everly ...

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Trivia 2018 # 12

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Trivia 2018 # 12

March 23 ~ 1993 - Depeche Mode - Song of Faith and Devotion was released March 24 ~ 1973 Alice Cooper tops the U.K chart with Billion Dollar Babies ~ 1949 - Nick Lowe was born today March 25 ~ 2003 - Linkin Park - Meteora was released March 26 ~ 1983 - Duran Duran have their first U.K. # with "Is There Something I Should Know" ~ 1944 - Diana Ross was born ~ 1948 - Steven Tyler was born March 27 ~ 1958 - Audio Fidelity markets the stereophonic records to the public ~ 1970 - Joni Mitchell's 'Ladies of the Canyon' is released. It's the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. The title makes reference to Laurel Canyon, a centre of popular music culture in Los Angeles during the 1960s. The album includes several of Mitchell's most noted songs, such as "Big Yellow Taxi", "Woodstock" and "The Circle Game". March 28 ~ 1973 - Led Zeppelin release Houses of the ...

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Trivia 2018 # 11

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Trivia 2018 # 11

March 16 ~ 1926 - Jerry Lewis was born March 17 ~ 1968 - Bee Gees appear on the Ed Sullivan Show ~ 1919 - Nat King Cole is born ~ 1967 - Billy Corgan is born March 18 ~ 1972 - Neil Young has his first # 1 hit with "Heart of Gold'.  Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young's only U.S. No. 1 single.  In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 297 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.  The song, which features backup vocals of James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, is one of a series of soft acoustic pieces which were written partly as a result of a back injury. Unable to stand for long periods of time, Young could not play his electric guitar and so returned to his acoustic guitar, which he could play sitting down. He also played his harmonica during the three instrumental portions, including the Introduction to the song. March 19 ~ 1946 ...

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