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Very Special Guest, Roy Orbison III Joins Joe Walsh!

Published 19 days ago by The Independent 88.5 FM

Roy Orbison 3 & Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way

Joe Walsh's 4-year-old godson and Roy Orbison's grandson, Roy Orbison III, was this Saturday’s special guest on Joe Walsh’s Old Fashioned Rock n’ Roll Radio Show!

Fans asked for more after the adorable video (filmed by Roy Orbison Jr.) of Roy Orbison III & godfather Joe Walsh was posted in early July. In the video, Orbison III and Walsh jam on guitar and sing "Rocky Mountain Way," while Alex Orbison drums.

Read more from Rolling Stone HERE

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Pictured (Left to Right): Roy Orbison Jr., Roy Orbison III, Joe Walsh & Alex Orbison

Joe Walsh’s Old Fashioned Rock n’ Roll Radio Show, Saturdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific on the Independent 88.5 FM! Don’t have a radio? There's an app for that! Get the 88.5 FM app and stream for free HERE

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LA Artist Responds to Racial Injustice

Published 20 days ago by AJ Edmonds

Compelled by the recent demonstrations in Los Angeles, Chelsea Williams, one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 10 New Artists You Need to Know,” has released her new song, “No Justice, No Peace.” Upon returning home from a Black Lives Matter event, Chelsea was so moved that she wrote and recorded the song in one day.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 23

Published 20 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


ALISON KRAUSS
FRAN HEALY of Travis
MARTIN GORE of Depeche Mode

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1966, Frank Sinatra went to #1 on the US album chart with Strangers In The Night.

In 1980, Grateful Dead keyboard player Keith Godchaux, 32, died of injuries sustained in a car crash two days earlier.

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Hear At Home with Dan Wilson from Semisonic

Published 21 days ago by Nic Harcourt

Hear At Home Dan Wilson from Semisonic

In this Hear At Home episode, the Independent 88.5 FM’s morning host, Nic Harcourt talks with Dan Wilson from Semisonic. Wilson talks about his thoughts on his songwriting work for other artists and reflects on his own songwriting for Semisonic. Wilson also shares how the band came together to create their upcoming album, You’re Not Alone.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 22

Published 21 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


DON HENLEY of Eagles
EMILY SALIERS of Indigo Girls
GEORGE CLINTON of Parliament/Funkadelic
RICHARD DAVIES of Supertramp
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1963, The Beach Boys released “Surfer Girl”; it was the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote or produced.

In 1968, The Byrds’ album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo was released on this day.

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Fitz and the Tantrums with ZZ Ward - Drive-In at the Ventura Fairgrounds

Published 21 days ago by AJ Edmonds

Live from the the comfort of your vehicle...

Pop-up Drive-Ins are hot, hot hot! Who would have thought that people would venture from their homes and pay money for a old movie they’ve already seen, that they have on DVD or could stream at home to watch in their cars! And THEY said, streaming would take over and theaters are dead! Guess what? The events are selling out way in advance! So it’s not surprising that the opportunity to see live music from your car has been greeted with incredible enthusiasm!

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Hear At Home with Joe Walsh, Cameron Crowe and Irving Azoff

Published 21 days ago by Joe Walsh

Hear At Home with Joe Walsh, Cameron Crowe and Irving Azoff

For this special Hear At Home episode, the new legendary DJ at the Independent 88.5 FM, Joe Walsh talks with his buddies, Cameron Crowe and Irving Azoff. Listen in as Walsh catches up with his friends, asking all about their life at the start of their careers. Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Almost Famous won’t want to miss this one!

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 21

Published 22 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN

 

CAT STEVENS/YUSUF ISLAM (born Steven Georgiou)
HOWIE EPSTEIN of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
MICHAEL “FITZ” FITZPATRICK of Fitz And The Tantrums
ROBIN WILLIAMS

 

THIS HAPPENED

In 1956, Elvis Presley was termed “the most controversial entertainer since Liberace” by Billboard magazine. On the same day, Elvis was booked for three appearances on Ed Sullivan’s widely watched Sunday night variety program — this after Sullivan declared that Elvis and his gyrating hips would never be welcomed back.

In 1979, Genesis’s album Duke went Gold, thanks to songs like “Misunderstanding” and “Turn It On Again.”

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