Tune in to Inside the Gates Radio on Sunday, Nov. 17
By Craig Looney
Inside the Gates Radio has another Super Sunday of timeless music planned for Sunday, Nov. 17:
Shiraz Alikhan's San Francisco Nights....4:30-6:30 p.m. EST
He's got a terrific line-up of artists and groups with roots firmly grounded from the Bay Area music scene of the 60s and 70s. Great groups and artists like Credence Clearwater Revival, Joni Mitchell, The Grateful Dead and Jackson Browne are but a few of the many highlighted. Get the backstories on some of the tunes that we now appreciate like never before.
Craig Looney, Looney's Tunes...6:30-9:30 p.m. EST
Come join me for a most eclectic mix of some of the greatest music of our lifetimes. Expect the unexpected, but count on a fun and quality listening experience. The mix of music is unlike any other offering available from any source...period.
Of course, there will be a battle of the bands: one song from each band with the winner announced based on the number of listeners who text their preferences to me.
Last Sunday the battle was between a couple of artists from the same band, but taken from their solo careers. The Eagles' Don Henley edged out Glenn Frey by one vote to take the title for the week.
And the answers from last week's "pre-show" quiz were . . .
*This band broke up late in the year of 1967, shortly after recording this album. The album sold poorly, but a single released from it became a huge hit in the US, even though the group had disbanded and couldn't support it. Any guesses who the group and what that song might be?
(Answer...The Zombies and their song, “Time of the Season.”)
*This American “arena rock” band started in the late 60s with their first album released in 1969. It didn't sell well at the time, but their first single released from it got some traction. Their second album, however, took them to new heights, even dragging up sales of their first album. We'll go to that first single this evening.
(Answer...The group was Grand Funk Railroad and their first single was “Time Machine.”)
*The 23rd studio album of this legendary artist had a significant list of contributors on the album. We're going to dip into one of the songs from that album—the one that is played in the end credits of the 1992 action film, “Lethal Weapon 3.”
(Answer...The artist is Elton John and the song was “Runaway Train.”)
*This famous artist had a long solo career but also a short tenure in what today, might be called, a “supergroup.” But back in the early days of his popularity, he had a couple of famous acts open for him. One performer who did just that was Elvis Presley. The other famous group opened for and toured with him in 1963. Name the headliner and the opening group...
(Answer: The artist was Roy Orbison. Both Elvis Presley and The Beatles opened for and toured with him.)
Ticklers for the Looney's Tunes show on 11/17/19:
*This popular Canadian rock band enlisted the famous Little Richard to join them on keyboards on a song from their fifth album in 1975. Who was the group?
*Brian Epstein managed The Beatles in their early years. Epstein ended up signing and managing a second group who had a huge hit in the U.S. in 1964. Unfortunately, the group's fame paled in comparison to The Beatles and their success was short-lived. Who was this other Liverpool group?
Find out the answers to these and much, much more.
Thanks for listening.
Dinnis O'Keefe (left) and Craig Looney at the mic. PHOTO BY JIM FRANCIS