Flashback: “My Ding-A-Ling” by Chuck Berry

As many of you know, Chuck Berry passed this past Saturday at the age of 90. Any words I could use to eulogize him wouldn’t do him justice, but I’ll give it a shot. He fused R&B and rock and roll together, becoming the catalyst of many artists and groups who came into the business after him.

Berry’s biggest hit was this chart-topper novelty hit from the fall of 1972, recorded in a concert from Coventry, England.

Terror On The Thames

Another alarming day for the free world.

There was another terror incident in Europe, this time in London, not too far from British parliament, then at the building itself. 

Details changed over the course of the day, and might still be sketchy as you see this today. The asailant was shot, eventually dying of his injuries, but not before he took the lives of a few others.

It is a chilling reminder for some that the threat of terrorism still, sadly, exists. But as they say over there, we shouldn’t be afraid of them.  At some point in the future, no matter how hard our governments try, we will again be reminded of it. 

Flashback: “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge

In honor of the passing of Toni Sledge this past Sunday, here’s a look back at Sister Sledge’s biggest hit, topping the charts in 1979.

I always think of a couple of things when I hear this song. First, the Pittsburgh Pirates, who won the World Series that year, adopting this song as their unofficial theme for that season.

Secondly, this seemed to be a theme song at weddings I’ve attended of relatives and friends. At weddings, this song is timeless. It doesn’t matter if it’s 1979, 1999, or 2017; it’s a perfect fit.

Give it a listen, and I’ll be back tomorrow with an aircheck.