Kansas released their fourth album "Leftoverture" on this date in 1976.
Yes, I was a young lad...just 16 years old and a sophomore in high school. I had a good buddy back then named Rich that turned me on to a bunch of great music back then including Rush, ELO and Kansas. We would crank this one up to 11 in his Mercury Comet and cruise endlessly through the snow-filled streets of Fargo, North Dakota.
Thanks for the great memories Rich, Smith, Cas, Fritz and anyone else who was along for the ride!!
"Jingle Bell Rock" is likely getting a lot of play these days on karaoke night.
The 1957 Bobby Helms hit leads the list in a new Heineken poll of favorite holiday karaoke songs. Nearly a third of those taking part in the poll named the song as their favorite seasonal tune to belt out on their own. But 20-percent are particularly fond of the classic "Winter Wonderland." And 13-percent are up for challenging themselves and tackling Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
It was 37 years ago today (December 4th, 1976), that Boston's self-titled debut album peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200 album chart, where it stayed for five weeks.
Since then, nearly every song from the album continues to receive heavy airplay on classic rock radio -- most notably the album's lead single, "More Than A Feeling," along with "Peace Of Mind," "Foreplay/Long Time," "Rock And Roll Band," "Smokin'," and "Hitch A Ride." Since its August 25th, 1976 release, Boston has sold over 17 million copies.
I'm pretty sure I had to purchase a second copy of this album back in the day because I wore the grooves out of the first!!! Still, one of the greatest classic rock albums of all time!
The man who brought the world the hit song "New York State of Mind" is returning to The Big Apple. Billy Joel announced today (12/3) he has added a show to a series of concerts planned for Madison Square Garen in 2014.
The concert series will continue once a month for as long as fans demand it!
Tickets you say?? Well, the first four shows are sold out but if you are quick you MIGHT be able to snag tix for the May 9th performance. ROAD TRIP, PEOPLE!!
Christine McVie is eyeing a return to Fleetwood Mac after 15 years away. Back in September, McVie hopped onstage with her former bandmates at London's O2 Arena for a show-closing rave-up of their 1977 Rumours classic, "Don't Stop."
In 1998, following the band's massive sold-out reunion tour, McVie quit the band, sold her L.A. home, her songwriting publishing, got divorced, and moved back to her native England to retire. Now, she's having second thoughts.