Here’s the playlist from the 5pm Traffic Jam, which incorporates notable music news, birthdays and historic music moments.
Beverly Jo Scott ‘Alabam’ — Chickfest is tonight at Veet’s featuring Beverly, Kristy Lee and Joanna Berlage
Big Head Todd & the Monsters ’Resignation Superman’ – Christopher Reeve, known mostly for his role as Superman, would have been 61 today (he passed in 2004)
Trombone Shorty ‘Fire and Brimstone’ – New Tune, Shorty’s new record ‘Say That to Say This’ debuted no. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart, only because they don’t have a funkrock chart, says Troy.
My Morning Jacket ‘Holding on to Black Metal’ – Frontman Jim James spotted playing at a Kansas High School
Led Zeppelin ‘Dyer Maker’ and ‘Boogie with Stu’ – 1980, John Bonzo Bonham, drummer, died at 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). During live sets his drum solo, ‘Moby Dick,’ would often last for half an hour and regularly featured his use of his bare hands. In 2007, Ludwig issued a limited edition drum kit in Bonham’s memory.
Other Music History Events of Sept. 25
In 1965…The Beatles’ Saturday-morning cartoon series premiered on ABC.
In 1966…Jimi Hendrix’s second day in London was an eventful one. He was sleeping in bed with Cathy Etchingham, a 19-year-old hairdresser, when Keith Richards’ ex, Linda Keith, busted into his hotel room, stole a guitar she bought for him in New York, climbed into bed and said he could
only have the guitar back if he slept with her. Hendrix declined the offer.
In 1967…At Abbey Road, The Beatles recorded “Fool on the Hill.”
In 1968…The Beatles recorded their vocals for “Happiness Is a Warm Gun.”
In 1969…John Lennon recorded “Cold Turkey,” about his battle with heroin addition, with a band that included Eric Clapton, Beatles associate
Klaus Voorman, Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr. That evening, John and Yoko turned up at a press reception for the release of White Trash’s
“Golden Slumbers” single.
In 1971…Cat Stevens released his single “Peace Train.”
In 1975…Jackie Wilson collapsed onstage in Cherry Hill, New Jersey after suffering a stroke. He was in the middle of singing his hit “Lonely
Teardrops.” Ironically, he was two words into the line ”….my heart is crying” Wilson fell into a coma and spent the rest of his life in
hospitals before dying in 1984.
In 1976…Paul McCartney’s Wings performed a benefit concert in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square to raise money to restore art damaged by the canal water. However, crowd only caused the square to sink deeper into the brine; water rose up through the cracks in the paving.
In 1976…Boston’s self-titled debut entered the album chart. It became the fastest-selling debut album in chart history.
In 1979…The Eagles released their album The Long Run.
In 1980…John Bonham, drummer for Led Zeppelin, choked to death on his own vomit after drinking 40 shots of vodka. He was 32.
In 2000…U2 frontman Bono was in Prague, where he met with the World Bank president to discuss debt-relief for the Third World.
In 2000…After offering a reward for its return, matchbox twenty’s Adam Gaynor got his favorite guitar returned to him. The green Taylor acoustic
guitar was stolen from the side of the stage during a concert in Gainesville, Florida.
In 2002…Guns N’ Roses announced their first American tour in nearly eight years.
In 2003…Actor and occasional rocker Bruce Willis played a show with his band the Accelerator for American troops in Northern Iraq.
In 2004…Radiohead’s Thom Yorke spoke at an anti-nukes rally outside an air force base in Yorkshire, England