Author Archives: Randi Scott

Bon Jovi ~ Rock n Roll Hall of Famers

The 33rd annual Rock n Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set to take place in April and in addition to honoring Bon Jovi the Rock Hall’s 2018 roster also includes, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars, Nina Simone, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who is set to receive the Award for Early Influence.Incidentally, The Who were inducted into ... Read More »

Hi Hi Hi ! Your 1@1… ;)

On November 30th 1972, Paul McCartney’s new band, ‘Wings’, released the single “Hi, Hi, Hi” and it was banned from the BBC for its unsuitable lyrics. In addition, “Hi, Hi, Hi” was banned by numerous radio stations in the states. The title was perceived as advocacy for drug use and the song lyrics were deemed too sexually charged (many misheard ... Read More »

JOURNEY, DEF LEPPARD: Tour Cominatcha!

Expect a Journey-Def Leppard tour announcement as early as this week. Despite a recent denial by Leppard drummer Rick Allen that the tour has been finalized, at least two members of Journey seem to indicate otherwise. In an Instagram post announcing that he’d be guesting at last night’s (Sunday’s) G3 concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Neal Schon wrote “Journey ... Read More »

Brian Wilson is now officially an A student!

The creator of the ’60s classic “Be True to Your School” recently returned to his alma mater, Southern California’s Hawthorne High School, where believe it or not, he once failed a music course! He tweets that teacher Fred Morgan originally gave him an F for an original composition. That tune became “Surfin’,” the first Beach Boys single. Decades later, Morgan ... Read More »

BEATLES: India Anniversary Approaching…

As we approach the 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ visit to India, there’s an effort to restore the ashram where they studied under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi — and wrote classic White Album songs such as “Back in the U.S.S.R.” and “Dear Prudence.” The New York Times reports that the enclave near the Ganges River fell into disrepair — especially after ... Read More »

Local Musician Robin Wilson of the Gin Blosssoms….

Time and Time Again, the tribute concert for the late Smithereens singer Pat DiNizio, is now streaming at the Count Basie Theatre website. The show Saturday night featured Steve Van Zandt, Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms, Dave Davies of The Kinks and Marshall Crenshaw singing DiNizio’s songs with The Smithereens. Read More »

George Harrison’s Last #1 Song…

‘Got My Mind Set on You’ became the last number-one single by GeorgeHarrison 30 years ago as it hit number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 30 years ago today! So, let’s take a closer look at the track that features Mr. Dream Weaver who turns into Mr. Song Suggester. from the record, Cloud Nine. As you know, Gary Wright is ... Read More »

2018 Grammy Hall of Fame ~ Aerosmith ~ Bowie ~ Queen ~ Hendrix …

Recordings by Aerosmith, David Bowie, Linda Ronstadt, Queen and Jimi Hendrix highlight the 2018 selections to the Grammy Hall of Fame. Among the standout singles and albums on the list: Aerosmith‘s “Dream On” David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity” Linda Rondstadt‘s Heart Like a Wheel Queen‘s A Night at the Opera Jimi Hendrix‘s Band of Gypsies Sam Cooke‘s “Bring It On Home to Me” ... Read More »

Flashinback with Steve Miller Band ‘s “The Joker”…

Steve Miller Band ‘s “The Joker” peaks at #1 in USA 44 years ago today! So, we thought we’d celebrate with your 1@1! As you know Rolling Stone dubbed Steve Miller, the “man without a face” and he says “I never thought ‘The Joker’ was going to be a hit,” Miller told Guitar Player in 1978. “I took the challenge; ... Read More »

“Busted Flat in Baton Rouge” ~ Janis 1@1

We’re flashinback to January 11, 1971 when Janis Joplin’s rendition of Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee” was released as a single.  Incidentally, “Me and Bobby McGee” was her only solo #1 single, from the record “Pearl” which has sold more than 4 million copies. According to Kristofferson,“the feeling at the end of ‘Bobby McGee.’ The two-edged sword that freedom is. ... Read More »