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I look forward to spending some quality time with you each weekday morning! We'll have the BEFORE SIX FUNNY, the BONEHEAD OF THE DAY, the NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION, the CLASSIC CUT , the BRAIN STRAIN and of course LOTS of great CLASSIC HITS!.

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  • Rock Hall 2018: What You Need to Know
    The 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place this Saturday in front of just over 6000 fans and VIPs in the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.   It will be the fifth time it has been held in the city that is home to the Hall of Fame and Museum. From here on o...

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  • New Stones Album?
    Charlie Watts says The Rolling Stones really have been working on that new album.   He tells NME, "We have done three or four [sessions]."  ...

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  • #One Album This Week in 1987
    Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet was the number-one album this week in 1987. The New Jersey band's most successful release went on to sell more than 12 million copies . It was cut at producer Bruce Fairbairn's home studio in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada).  The album spu...

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  • Number-One Songs on Valentine's Day
    Ever wondered how many love songs have been number-one as we reach the most romantic day on the calendar?   From 1978 through 1990, just four of the 13 songs -- "Do That to Me One More Time," "Baby, Come to Me," "Careless Whisper" and "Seasons Change" -- were typical love ballads.   Others, such as&...

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  • Valentine's Day Isn't All Roses and Chocolates
    Elton John's first marriage began on Valentine's Day 1984 -- but it didn't last. That got us thinking about other ill-fated rock and roll nuptials. Here’s our Top 10 -- or maybe Bottom 10 -- disastrous rock star marriages.   Elton John and Renate Blauel (1984-88) ...

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  • Six Decades of Live Music by Chicago
    Chicago reached into their archive for the band's next release.   Chicago VI (six) Decades Live draws from performances spanning 1969 through 2014. A highlight is their entire performance at 1970's Isle of Wight Festival. Taped by for ...

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  • Freebie from Bob Seger
    Bob Seger recently went back to the sessions for his 2006 album, Face the Promise, for an unreleased track that he offered up as a free download to his fans.   Titled "Finding Out," Seger finished it during the recording of his latest alb...

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  • Eddie Van Halen Lawsuit
    Eddie Van Halen has sued a videographer who filmed Van Halen rehearsals in 2006, saying Andrew Bennett is trying to sell the footage without permission.   The material was shot when Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen were rehearsing befo...

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  • Grammy Awards This Sunday in NYC
    The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be handed out Sunday at New York's Madison Square Garden, and you can catch it all on CBS at 7:30 p.m. ET /4:30 p.m. PT.   If you'r...

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  • Chris Robinson Unveils Black Crowes Tribute Band
    After watching his brother Rich Robinson do his own Black Crowes tribute for the past year with Magpie Salute, Chris Robinson has decided it's time to sing those songs again.   Chris's Crowes tribute band, As the Crow Flies, includes ...

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  • Phil Collins' NYE Tip
    If you want to do something a little different this New Year's Eve, then here's a tip from Phil Collins.   He tweets, "If you play 'In the Air Tonight’ at 11:56:40 the drum break will play right as the clock strikes midnight."...

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  • For the Music Lover on Your List
    If you're in the market for some last-minute gifts for the music fan in your life, box sets and deluxe reissues are always a good choice.   Here's some of this year's offerings: ·         Bob Dylan - Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Volume 13: 1979–1981...

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  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has elected its Class of 2018. When the 33rd annual induction ceremony is held on April 14th at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, the honorees in the Performer Category will be: ·         Bon Jovi...

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  • Classic Hits Festival of Trees Entry
    Classic Hits Y107.3's tree (Item number 208) from ...

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  • Aerosmith's Joe Perry Going It Alone Again
    Joe Perry will release his next album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, on January 19th. This is the Aerosmith guitarist's sixth album under his own name and it features appearances by Cheap Trick ...

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  • Bob Seger Doing Well
    Bob Seger is doing well following back surgery, which resulted in the postponement of 13 dates on his Runaway Train tour.   His office says, "Rescheduled dates are being mapped out for a coast to coast reboot of the tour this Spring with Live Nation having more details in the coming weeks."   ...

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  • Remembering Tom Petty
    Tom Petty is on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone as the magazine pays tribute to him.   Interviewed are original Heartbreakers...

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  • Tom Petty Memorial Service Held Monday
    The family and friends of Tom Petty remembered the leader of the Heartbreakers in a private service on Monday in Pacific Palisades, California, not far from his home in Malibu.   AnnaKim Violette Petty, one of his daughters, broke the news of the ceremony, held at the Self-Realization Fellowship...

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  • R&R Hall of Fame:Fan Voting Update
    Fan voting for the 19 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees for induction next year heated up over the weekend, with The Moody Blues overtaking Dire Straits for second place. ...

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  • ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: Nominees Are..
      The nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 are, in alphabetical order: Bon Jovi Kate Bush The Cars Depeche Mode ...

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  • Nearly Impossible Question
    Today’s (Friday, September 8, 2017) NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION:44 percent of Americans say this makes them feel better about themselves. What is it?   ANSWER: Positive feedback on social media, such as "likes" and complimentary responses.   Correctly answer the NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION weekday mornings a...

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  • Gregg Allman's Last Album Released Today
    Gregg Allman worked on what is his final studio album, Southern Blood, up until the day he died, and today (Friday) we get to hear the results.   Produced by Don Was, Allman recorded the album at the legendary Fam...

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  • Nearly Impossible Question
    Today's NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Just 35 percent of hourly workers are satisfied with this, as compared to 45 percent of salaried employees. What is it?   Answer: Their chance for promotion. Salaried employees are happier with most aspects of their jobs.   Listen for the NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION weekday mornings...

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  • REO Speedwagon Presented Diamond Award
    The members of REO Speedwagon gathered together Thursday afternoon on the roof of the Sony building in New York City where they were presented with a Diamond Award by the Recording Industry Association of America for their 1980 album, Hi Infidelity...

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  • Music Briefs from the More Music Morning Show
    Onetime KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent, who has been gone from the music scene for quite some time, will make an appearance at the Atlanta KISS Expo on January 19th of next year.   Bryan Adams ...

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  • Fly the Freddie Skies
    A jumbo-sized photo of the late singer has been affixed to the tail fin of two Norwegian jets in celebration of what would have been his 71st birthday on September 5th.   Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s chief commercial officer, says: “As Norwegian continues its rapid expansion in the U.K., our ‘tail fin heroes’...

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  • Album Preview
    Steve Winwood has offered up a preview of his next album, Greatest Hits Live, with the release "Can't Find My Way Home," which he first cut as a member of Blind Faith.   In an interview with Billboard, Wi...

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  • New Divorce Law Agreements
    Here’s  the Nearly Impossible Question for Wednesday, May 24, 2017   Earlier this year, Alaska became the first state to officially write this into divorce law agreements.   What is it?   ANSWER: Pet custody.   Listen to answer the Nearly Impossible Question weekday mornings...

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  • Costs More But Half the Size?
    Here's today's (Friday, May 19, 2017) NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION   The average one of these costs four times as much as it did 25 years ago -- but is half the size. What is it?   ANSWER: A bikini.   Answer the NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION weekday mornings at 7:15 and win a pizza from Papa John's in Zan...

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  • The Nearly Impossible Question
    Today's NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION (Thursday, May 18. 2017) brought to you by PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA in North and South Zanesville and Coshocton.   California has 32 of these -- which is more than any other state. What are they?   ANSWER: Area codes.   Listen for the NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTIO...

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  • I've Seen All Good People
    Original Yes drummer Bill Bruford says that while a lot of attention was paid to Jon Anderson's chess-centered lyrics to Your Move, the opening section of I've Seen All Good People, Anderson was never able to explain them clearly to him, and that it didn't really bother him.   Bruford said, "When we finally came to ...

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  • Nearly Impossible Question
    According to a USA Today poll, four percent of us do this while on vacation. What is it? ANSWER: Plan the next vacation.   Correctly answer The Nearly Impossible Question weekday mornings at 7:15 and win a Papa John's pizza. ...

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  • BOB SEGER: Hitting the Stage in Detroit
    We now know why Bob Seger posted a photo of himself onstage at the suburban Detroit amphitheater once known as Pine Knob on his website Monday.   It's now called the DTE Energy Music Theater, and Seger will return there...

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  • Big Announcement??
      Bob Seger rarely updates his website, so when he does, it's noticeable.   On Monday, he posted a photo on the homepage of him on stage at Pine Knob, now known as the DTE Energy Music Theater, in Clarkston, Michigan with the caption: "June 21st, ...

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  • 1976 Queen Performance on Film
    Queen has posted a three-and-a-half minute movie filmed in February 1976 at the Beacon Theater in New York City by an audience member during the Night at the Opera tour. Though silent, the eight-millimeter film captures the start of the concert, which was the last part of "Bohemian Rhapsody."   ...

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  • Crazy Train Brings Happiness to the Prince of Darkness
    When asked what his fans' response to Crazy Train has meant to him, Ozzy Osbourne explains that the positive reaction he got to both that song and "I Don't Know" from his first solo album, Blizzard of Ozz, were incredibly important, “It was the best feeling I ever had, because after getting fired from Sabbath I was really depressed for a long, l...

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  • Unusal Entry in the Stones' Catalog
    Former Rolling Stones' guitarist Mick Taylor explains that Can't You Hear Me Knocking is an unusual entry in the band's catalog, because the long instrumental jam wasn't really meant to be part of the song.  “It was a purely spontaneous jam session type thing, the kind of thing that happens in the studio sometimes when the whole band is really in...

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  • MAIN INGREDIENT: Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead in His Car
    Cuba Gooding Senior, lead singer of The Main Ingredient and father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Junior, was found dead in his car today, one week shy of his 73rd birthday.   TMZ reports that the "Everybody ...

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  • McCartney and Crosby Hang Out Together
    Paul McCartney starts his 2017 tour schedule a week from tomorrow in Tokyo. David Crosby starts his tomorrow night (Tuesday) in Anaheim, California. But this weekend in Los Angeles, they rehearsed next to each other.   Crosby was standing outside his re...

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  • Bee Gees Salute Airs Sunday on CBS
    A bountiful buffet of talent, from Stevie Wonder and Tavares to Ed Sheeran and John Legend, are featured in Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of The Bee Gees...

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  • Classic Hits Y107.3 Bonehead of the Day
    Police in Santa Ana, California are looking for a man who went berserk at a 7-Eleven after his credit card was declined over a 75-cent bag of M&Ms.   Surveillance cameras caught the guy's meltdown. After a cashier told him his card had been declined, he lunged at the worker and pushed the cash register off the counter. He then threw bananas at another cashi...

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  • Angus Turns 62
    Happy 62nd Birthday to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Angus Young from AC/DC.    Is this his greatest guitar solo http://youtu.be/HQywr-PBR_o ? ...

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  • Happy Birthday Slowhand
    Eric Clapton co-wrote Tears in Heaven with Will Jennings for the soundtrack of the 1991 movie Rush. Jennings was at the recording session for the song, which was produced by Russ Titelman at the Village Recorder in L.A.   Jennys recalled how intense the session was. “He wanted everybody out of the room except the engineer and ...

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  • Recorded 50 Years Ago Today
    Van Morrison's first solo album, Blowin' Your Mind, was recorded in a two-day session that began 50 years ago today (Tuesday) at A & R Studios in New York City.   Studio engineer Brooks Arthur recalls working on Morrison's classic cut Brown Eyed Girl, “It sounded like a hit the moment they ran it down in the st...

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  • Happy Birthday Aretha
    Aretha Franklin turns 75 on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Here’s what the Queen of Soul had to say about her #1 hit Respect, “It was just good and funky, and I liked it. And my sister and I put the 'Sock It to Me' phrase to it. And, of course, a little later on, it became a mantra for civil rights groups and various other people."   ...

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  • Got Any Brown M&Ms?
    Van Halen ‘s Jump spent five weeks at #1 during February and March 1984. Singer David Lee Roth said the line "go ahead and jump" came from a TV news report about someone threatening suicide.   Roth also tells us why Van Halen had a clause in their 1980s contract rider saying no brown M&Ms backstage, "Promoters frequently ...

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  • Feels Like the Second Time
    Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones is a married man again, having recently said "I do" for the second time with his ex-wife Ann Dexter-Jones.   The couple divorced in 2007 after 22 years of marriage. The two remained close with Ann telling the ...

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  • Anothe Brick in the Wall
    Pink Floyd‘s Another Brick in the Wall was #1 this week in 1980.The song was from their album The Wall. The single is edited together from three tracks that, together, ran just over nine minutes.   Another Brick in the Wall was written by singer-bassist Roger Waters, based on his experiences at the Cambridgeshire Scho...

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  • Fly Like an Eagle spent March 1977 in the Top 10
    Steve Miller’s Fly Like an Eagle spent all of March 1977 in the Top 10. Miller wrote the song, which his band first recorded in 1973. This was the second version and the title track from their ninth album.   Steve Miller talks about Fly Like an Eagle: “It’s an amazing song. It’s the heart and soul of the band, and it was de...

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  • Night Moves Saturday Night 7- Midnight
    Join me for NIGHT MOVES! I'll have your favorite Saturday night party songs from 7 to midnight on Classic Hits Y107.3 or online ...

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  • 25 or 6 to 4 ????
    The title 25 or 6 to 4 may sound cryptic, but it really it wasn't meant to be, according to Chicago saxophonist Walter Parazaider. “That’s a song about writing a song. Robert Lamm wrote it and I was asked on an interview to England one time, ‘I say, we’ve got this figured out here, old chap – it’s odds on a horse race.’ And other pe...

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  • World's Most Dangerous Band Releases a New Album
    Paul Shaffer reunites with The World's Most Dangerous Band for a new album on sale today (Friday).   David Letterman's musical savant and sidekick serves up all-star lineup of guest vocalists such as Dion, Jenny Lewis, Darius Rucker...

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  • New Nikes for Elton John
    Elton John is sporting a brand new pair of Nike sneakers, the only pair of its kind in the world.   Made especially for him, the silver Air Force 1s, dubbed "Jet," were inspired by a British Knight’s Armor a...

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  • 30 Years Later
    U2 released its mega-breakthrough album 30 years ago today (Thursday) -- March 9th, 1987. The Joshua Tree is the band's fifth studio album, and, anchored by such songs as "Where the Streets Have No Name," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For,"...

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  • Happy 40th
    Foreigner's self-titled debut album is 40 years old today (Wednesday).   The album, which the band started recording in New York City in November 1976, was released on March 8th, 1977. It peaked at number-four in Billboard and spawned three Top 20 singles. &...

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  • Procol Harum's Top Selling Single
    Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale has become a rock classic, and not just because of its striking music. Lyricist Keith Reid tells us he was engaged in some muti-dimensional storytelling when he wrote the words.   Procol Harum lyricist Keith Reid explains what he had in mind when he was writing the words to A Whiter Shade of Pale, &ld...

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  • High Hopes by Pink Floyd
    High Hopes is the final cut and second single off Pink Floyd's The Division Bell. It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart in 1994.   Singer/Guitarist David Gilmour helped write the song with Polly Sampson and said that it’s kind of a song about his childhood and the things you gain and the things you think you might...

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  • The Doors Breakout Hit
    The first song Door’s guitarist Robby Krieger ever wrote became their breakout hit. He talks about his next crack at composition, “Love Me Two Times was the song I wrote after ‘Light My Fire.’ I wanted to do a blues and I kinda copped the lick from a guy named Spider John Koerner, who did a song called Downbound Train on an album called The ...

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  • An Indisputable Classic
    George Thorogood wrote Bad to the Bone while on his 1981 tour during which he played in each of the 50 states in 50 days.   He talks about what inspired the song."When I grew up in Delaware, the saying was 'bad.' Everything was 'bad.' Bad meaning hip. Bad meaning groovy. If you're from the east coast, you'll understand that. An...

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  • Brad Whitford's Thoughts Before Recording "Angel"
    Aerosmith Guitarist Brad Whitford remembers his reaction the first time the song "Angel" was played for him, before the recording sessions in 1987 for Aerosmith's Permanent Vacation album. "I walked into the warehouse where we work right after it was written, and there it was just piano, a little bit of guitar, and the vocal. It was stunning. It was so i...

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