Singer/guitarist Ric Ocasek of The Cars is 68.
On this day 1958, George Harrison first played on stage with John Lennon and Paul McCartney as a member of the pre-Beatles group The Quarry Men (sometimes listed as The Quarrymen). That gig took place at The Morgue cellar club in Broadgreen.
On this day 1963, the Beach Boys released the classic "Surfin' U.S.A." single. When it topped out at #3, it became their biggest hit to date.
On this day in 1968, as The Beatles' "Lady Madonna" began its chart run to #4, Paul McCartney became the first pop vocalist to sing the word "breast" in a hit single.
On this day in 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's classic "Déjà Vu" album was released with over two million in advanced sales.
On this day 1979, Van Halen released their "Van Halen II" album, which soon charted at #6 while selling over five million copies.
On this day 1983, ZZ Top released their most successful album, "Eliminator." In addition to charting at #9, it sold over 10 million copies.
On this day 2001, Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" album began its million-selling run to #2.
10 At 10: 1976
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Styx/REO Speedwagon/Don Felder tix! @12:45pm
The Story - Bill Wyman/Rolling Stones @1:30pm
This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Jimi Hendrix as well as more of Joe's extensive conversations with Jimi's engineer/producer Eddie Kramer. Check out this preview!
It was Linda Grayson who said: "There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."
It was Marty Indik who said: "Half of analysis is anal."
It was Billy Connolly who said: "Marriage is a wonderful invention, but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit."
It was Steven Wright who asked: "If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?"
This Weekend: Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana! J.B. will be working non-stop all weekend at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Auto Club 400, just like he's done at every race since the super speedway opened in 1997. In addition to hosting the Fan Zone's big stage and Q&A sessions with NASCAR stars seven-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and four-time Champ Jeff Gordon, Joe will again call both the NASCAR Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup races from the announcers' booth with old friends Jim Mueller and Randy Fann. Fast times indeed!