Back in our early days, we, like everyone else, recorded interviews on analog tape. Recently, we have combed our audio vault and have been restoring audio from interviews and press conferences, by converting it to digital form.
SRN Broadcasting has a treasure trove of old audio from some of the biggest sporting events of the past two decades including the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, NCAA Final Four, PGA, and more.
We are please to present reports and stories chronicling top achievements in sports history with audio from the SRN archives under the brand name SportsAudio.net.
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1966, The Four Tops started a two week run at number one on the US singles chart with “Reach Out And I’ll Be There.” The spot was previously held by “Cherish” from The Association.
1967, Cream played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1967, The first Sacramento Pop Festival took place which featured Spirit, Jefferson Airplane, Nutty Gritty Dirt Band, Strawberry Alarm Clock and Sunshine Company.
1967, The Who tape an appearance on the BBC1 TV show Twice A Fortnight miming to “I Can See For Miles” and “Mary Anne With The Shaky Hands.” The director chooses to shoot the band using constant, rapid zooming shots. This motion-sickness inducing performance airs on the 21st, and is shown in the US on American Bandstand on December 30th.
1968, Vanilla Fudge played at the MECCA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1969, The Who appeared at the Capitol Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario.
1970, Yes performed at Dundee University, Dundee, Scotland.
1971, Pink Floyd kicked off a 30-date North American tour at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
1972, Lieutenant Pigeon were atop the UK singles chart with “Mouldy Old Dough.” Keyboard player Rob Woodward had his mom play piano on the single, making them the only mother and son act to score a UK number one. The song was recorded in the front room of their semi-detached house.
1973, Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a Court in Nice, France. The Rolling Stone was given a one-year suspended sentence and a 5,000 franc fine. He was also banned from entering France for two years.
1974, David Bowie plays the first of a six night engagement at the Michigan Palace in Detroit, as part of the Philly Dogs Tour. Carlos Alomar, David Sanborn, and Luther Vandross were all part of Bowie’s musical entourage.
1975, Jefferson Starship performed at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1976, AC/DC appeared at Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium.
1977, Debby Boone started a 10 week run at number one on the singles chart with “You Light Up My Life,” the longest stay at the top since Guy Mitchell’s “Singing The Blues.”
1978, Bob Dylan performed at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1979, Abba played their first concert in North America when they appeared in Vancouver, Canada.
1980, Blue Oyster Cult appeared at Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York.
1981, The Grateful Dead played at the Melkweg in Amsterdam.
1983, Genesis went to number one on the album chart with their self-titled album Genesis.
1988, Bon Jovi started a four-week run at number one on the album chart with New Jersey.
1988, UB40 went to number one on the singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine.”
1995, Paul and Linda McCartney were the guest voices on Fox-TV’s The Simpsons in an episode called “Lisa the Vegetarian.” McCartney’s stipulation for appearing was that Lisa’s decision to become a vegetarian would be a permanent character change, to which producer David Mirkin agreed.
1997, Michael Jackson played the last date on the HIStory Tour at King’s Park Rugby Stadium, Durban, South Africa. During the tour, Jackson performed 82 concerts in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans, visiting five continents and 35 countries.
2000, Radiohead went to number one on the US album chart with Kid A, the group’s fourth album. It became the first Radiohead release to debut at the top position in the US.
2000, U2 went to number one on the UK singles chart with “Beautiful Day,” the group’s fourth UK top single and taken from their album All That You Can’t Leave Behind.
2008, Jon Bon Jovi became the latest musician to disapprove of the use of his songs in John McCain’s US presidential campaign. The Bon Jovi song, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” was used during rallies held by Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Foo Fighters, Heart and Jackson Browne had all asked Mr McCain to stop using their tracks in his presidential bid. Bon Jovi, a Democrat supporter, threw a $30,000 (£17,000) per person, fund-raising dinner for Democratic candidate Barack Obama at his New Jersey home in September.
Born on October 15: Barry McGuire (1935); Don Stevenson, Moby Grape (1942); Richard Carpenter (1946); and Tito Jackson (1953)
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1965, The Rolling Stones, The Spencer Davis Group, Unit 4 Plus 2, The Checkmates, The Habit, The End and Charlie Dickins all appeared at The Odeon, Birmingham during a UK tour.
1966, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine appeared at the London Free School All Saints Hall, Notting Hill, London.
1966, The Who performed at Queens Hall in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
1967, Cream appeared at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan.
1967, Bobbie Gentry started a two-week run at number one on the album chart with Ode To Billie Joe.
1967, Pink Floyd performed at Caesars Club in Bedford England.
1967, The second series of The Monkees TV show started on BBC TV in the UK. Plans for the shows to be screened in color were dropped, so it was aired in black & white.
1967, The Who’s “I Can See For Miles” backed with “Someone’s Coming” is released in Britain. Pete Townshend had held the song back for over a year until The Who would need a surefire hit single. Incredibly, this masterful recording ends up tying with “Anyway Anyhow Anywhere” as the poorest charting to date of The Who’s official U.K. singles, peaking at number ten.
1968, Yes played at the Revolution Club, London.
1968, Pink Floyd began two days in the studio working on “Point Me At The Sky” and “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” at Abbey Road Studios, London.
1968, The Jackson Five make their national TV debut on ABC TV’s Hollywood Palace.
1969, Police in New Jersey issued a warrant for the arrest of Frank Sinatra in relation to his connections with the Mafia.
1970, The Allman Brothers Band performed at the Leon Cole Auditorium at Jacksonville State University, in Jacksonville, Florida.
1971, Music publishing firm Arco Industries filed a $500,000 dollar lawsuit against Creedance Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, claiming that Fogerty’s song “Travelin’ Band” contained substantial material copied from Little Richard’s “Good Golly, Miss Molly.” The suit was eventually dropped.
1972, Joe Cocker was arrested for possession of drugs after a show in Adelaide, Australia.
1972, Michael Jackson went to number one on the singles chart with “Ben,” his first solo song to top the charts.
1973, Queen appeared at Le Blow Up in Luxembourg.
1974, Roxy Music played at Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England.
1975, Roxy Music performed at Belle Vue, Manchester, England.
1976, Aerosmith kicked off their first ever UK tour at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre.
1976, The Grateful Dead played at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
1977, Rush performed at the Assembly Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1978, Bob Dylan appeared at the Hulman Civic University Center, Terre Haute, Indiana.
1980, Black Sabbath played at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland.
1981, King Crimson performed at Stadthalle Muehlheim, Cologne, Germany.
1982, Van Halen appeared at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1983, Iron Maiden played at the Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida.
1988, Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive LPs, with Pyromania, their third studio album released in 1983, and Hysteria, which became the band’s best-selling album to date. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawned six hit singles.
1989, Motley Crue started a two-week run atop on the US album charts with Dr. Feelgood.
1990, Multi-Emmy and Grammy award-winning American composer, pianist, conductor, and music lecturer Leonard Bernstein died of pneumonia. Composed music for the 1957 musical West Side Story, and the film On The Waterfront. Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic aged 25 after guest conductor Bruno Walter came down with the flu. In addition, he wrote three symphonies, two operas, five musicals, and numerous other pieces.
2004, Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134 mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil. He was given a 750 euro (£515, $975) fine and his UK licence was confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton, posed for photographs with French police and then left the scene in his Porsche, with his secretary behind the wheel.
2006, Freddy Fender, the Tex-Mex singer, died of complications from lung cancer at the age of 69. He was known for standards as “Before the Next Teardrop Falls, ” a US number one in 1975, and “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.”
2014, Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, the American keyboardist known for his work with The Mars Volta, Jack White and an array of bands from the Long Beach music scene, died aged 39. Owens was found dead due to a heart attack in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico.
Born on October 13: Cliff Richard (1940); Colin Hodgkinson, bass, Whitesnake (1945); Justin Hayward (1946); Thomas Dolby (1958); Natalie Maines, singer, songwriter, Dixie Chicks (1974)
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1965, The Beatles begin and complete “Drive My Car” in four takes plus overdubs, during the recording of the album Rubber Soul at Abbey Road studios.
1967, Pink Floyd performed at The Pavilion in Weymouth England. The concert was presented by The Steering Wheel Clubs, supported by Freddie Mack & the Mack Sound, and Denise Scott & The Soundmen. The setlist was: Astronomy Domine / Reaction In G’ / Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun / Matilda Mother / Interstellar Overdrive / Pow R Toc H.
1967, Cream performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1968, The Grateful Dead played at the famed Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.
1970, Janis Joplin’s ashes were scattered at Stinson Beach in Marin County, California.
1970, The Allman Brothers Band appeared at the South Georgia College Gym, Douglas, Georgia.
1970, Clothing and pieces of equipment from The Who are included in one of the first Rock collectibles auction at The Fillmore East. The items include a pair of broken drumsticks, a shard of one of Pete’s guitars, Roger’s suede fringe jacket from the Isle Of Wight concert and a disposable lighter Keith had thrown away.
1970, The Who performed at Locarno Ballroom in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
1971, King Crimson played at Town Hall, Birmingham, England.
1971, Yes played at City Hall, Sheffield, England.
1972, King Crimson appeared at Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany.
1973, Queen appeared at Underground, Bad Godesberg, Bonn, Germany.
1973, The Rolling Stones started a four week run at number one on the US album chart with “Goats Head Soup” the group’s fourth US chart topper.
1974, David Bowie played at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1974, Roxy Music appeared at Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England.
1974, TV host Ed Sullivan died. Leader of the Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. He introduced The Beatles and other UK acts to American audiences via his Ed Sullivan TV show, from New York City, which ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, on CBS every Sunday night at 8pm. The Beatles appearance on February 9, 1964 is considered a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion in music. The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers.
1975, Roxy Music performed at City Hall, Newcastle, England.
1975, Neil Young underwent an operation at a Los Angeles hospital to remove an object from his vocal cords.
1976, The Who appeared at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.
1976, Aerosmith performed at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England.
1977, 32 year old Shirley Brickley of The Orlons was shot and killed by an intruder in her Philadelphia home. The Orlons had five US top 20 hits in the ’60s including “The Wah Watusi,” “Don’t Hang Up,” and “South Street.”
1977, Rush played at City Bank Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas.
1978, Bob Dylan performed at The Olympia, Detroit, Michigan.
1978, Genesis appeared at the Uptown Theater in Chicago.
1979, Michael Jackson went to the top on the US singles chart with “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” his second US solo number one, and a number three hit in the UK.
1980, Frank Zappa performed at the Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona.
1980, Black Sabbath appeared Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York.
1981, The Grateful Dead played at Walter Kobel Halle, in Russelsheim, Germany.
1982, Van Halen played at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, while The Who appeared at nearby Shea Stadium in Queens.
1984, Stevie Wonder started a three week run at number one on the singles chart with “I Just Called To Say I Love You.”
1984, U2 scored their second number one album with The Unforgettable Fire. The album was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and featured the single “Pride (In The Name Of Love.”)
1990, George Michael went to number one on the US singles chart with “Praying For Time,” his sixth US solo number one song, and his the last solo single to occupy the top of the charts in the US.
2001, Australian singer songwriter Peter Doyle died of throat cancer aged 52. Solo artist and a member of The New Seekers. Scored the hits, “What Have They Done To My Song Ma,” “Never Ending Song of Love,”and “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” with The New Seekers.
2002, UK rock band Muse took legal action against Celine Dion after she announced her forthcoming Las Vegas show would be called Muse. Singer Matt Bellamy from the band said “We don’t want anyone to think we’re Celine Dion’s backing band.”
2004, The US Internal Revenue Service charged 63-year-old Ronald Isley, lead singer of the Isley Brothers, with tax evasion for failing to report income from royalties and performances by the band between 1997 and 2002. He was later found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison.
2009, Al Martino, a crooner who scored over ten hits including “I Love You Because”, “Spanish Eyes” and ‘I Love You More And More Every Day,” died at the age of 82. He was often remembered for playing the Frank Sinatra-type role of Johnny Fontane in The Godfather. Martino was at number one on the first ever UK pop chart published on November 8, 1952 by the New Musical Express.
2011, Maroon 5 were on the top 10 of the UK singles chart with “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring Christina Aguilera. Its lyrics referred to a male’s ability to impress a female with his dance moves, which he compared to those of Mick Jagger. The video featured old video footage of Jagger and his iconic dance moves. “Moves Like Jagger” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards.
Born on October 13: Chris Farlowe, singer, Colosseum, Atomic Rooster (1940); Paul Simon (1941) Robert Lamm, Chicago (1944); Sammy Haggar (1947); Alan Wakeman, sax, clarinet, Soft Machine (1947); John Ford Coley, England Dan & John Ford Coley (1948); Simon Nicol, guitar, Fairport Convention (1950); Marie Osmond (1959); Joey Belladonna, singer-songwriter, Anthrax (1960); Justin Peroff, drummer, Broken Social Scene (1977)
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Uncle Marty here with DaytonAiredale, this is adventure number 608 of The 3D RadioActivity, as we delve into the music library to come out with over a dozen cuts reflecting a facet of delight, elation, happiness and other adjectives that revolve around an aspect of the state of GLAD.
I hope you’re GLAD with our feature this time, as we aim to provide lots of JOY for you on our next get together. Please reach out with your suggestions either by email , or with a message on our Facebook page which has links to the archives of all the earlier episodes and airedorable artwork in the photo section. Be sure to give us a “Like” while you’re there! As usual, Daytona reminds you to look for us on Theacidflashback, KHEATradio.com, Denver’s MileHiRadio, TuneIn and InternetFM dot com, because the best FM radio is now on the Internet.
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