Last night was opening night of the Rolling Stones’ Zip Code Tour, which gave fans at Petco Park in San Diego a taste of the band’s classic hits as well as a heavy sampling of Sticky Fingers, which is being reissued June 9th.
Today Bob Dylan celebrates his 73rd birthday. Since his self-titled debut album in the early ‘60s, Dylan’s career has spanned more than five decades, with the continued release of classic albums and hits like “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
The Who’s Tommy made its mark in history today in 1969 by becoming the first-ever rock opera. The double LP, written almost entirely by Pete Townshend, chronicled the story of Tommy, the “deaf, dumb and blind” child abused by family members who becomes a master of pinball through rhythms and vibrations.
Rush’s R40 tour is well underway, and while it was revealed that Neil Peart’s “chronic tendonitis” is one reason this might be the band’s last big tour, Geddy Lee revealed another reason in a recent interview.
At 6:20 – “Big Gig” tickets can be yours in “The Question from Hell” At 7:40 – We’ll perform “Impairaoke” At 8:10 – “Smoke On The Water” Anniversary Flashback and at 8:35 – Win tickets to see Stephen Stills with “The Single Second Challenge”
Happy Memorial Day weekend everybody! All five of the past week’s John DeBella Shows can be found inside this podcast, so if you missed anything or wanna hear it again, this is the place. We hope you all have a fantastic holiday weekend and we’ll chat again on Tuesday!