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June 29, 2017


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Deep Purple's drummer, Ian Paice, is 69.

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On this day in 1967, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were found guilty of trumped-up drug charges in London. Even though they were released from prison soon after, the British music scene would never be the same.

On this day in 1968, Cream's ripping psychedelic "Disraeli Gears" album hit #4 on the charts.

On this day in 1968, Pink Floyd's second album, "A Saucerful Of Secrets," was released as they headlined at the first-ever large scale free rock concert in London's Hyde Park. Jethro Tull and T-Rex were also in the show's line-up.

On this day in 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played its last concert together on the final day of the three-day Denver Pop Festival at Mile High Stadium (an appropriate name indeed).

On this day in 1974, Neil Peart replaced original Rush drummer John Rutsey as the band was about to leave on their first big tour.

On this day in 1978, Peter Frampton survived a very nasty Bahamian car crash, although his career took a pretty severe hit.

On this day in 1979, Little Feat leader (and master musician) Lowell George died of a heart attack in a Virginia hotel room at the age of 34.

On this day in 1984, Bruce Springsteen kicked off his "Born In The U.S.A." tour in Minnesota as "Dancing in the Dark" peaked at #2 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1985, Bryan Adams' "Summer Of '69" began its rocket ride up to #5 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1985, U2's mostly live "Wide Awake In America" began its climb to #37, setting up their breakthrough success 18 months later.

On this day in 1991, based on drummer Nick Mason's first solo flight, Pink Floyd's "Learning To Fly" entered the singles charts on its way to #28.

On this day in 1998, George Harrison announced that he had been receiving radiation treatment for throat cancer caused by smoking.

The Uncle Joe's Show Menu

Thursday 6/29/17


100 Minutes Of Commercial Free Classic Rock @8:00am
10 At 10: 1969
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Sammy Hagar &Amp; The Circle! @12:15pm
The Story - Steve Miller @1:15pm

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This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of The Steve Miller Band as well as more of Joe's conversations with Steve. Check out this preview!

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It was Steven Wright who asked: "If you shoot at a mime, should you use a silencer?"

It was Buddha who said: "In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."

It was W.C. Fields who said: "Start off every day with a smile and get it over with."

It was Coach John Wooden who said: "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."

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Computer Bugs

In 1945, when an early computer at Harvard malfunctioned, early software engineer Grace Hopper found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it, thereby restoring the machine to working order. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it. Note: At the time of her death in 1992, Ms. Hopper held the rank of Admiral in the U.S. Navy. (http://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/hopper.html)



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