It’s another set of 5 tunes good to go on “The List” with Dan Mitchell today. It’s “and” bands. Like Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Now, the number one and band of all time isn’t always “andy”…but when they are…watch out!
Big Head Todd and the Monsters-Broken Hearted Savior
Bruce Hornsby and the Range-The Way it is
Here Comes My Girl-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Layla-Derek and the Dominos
It doesn’t seem to happen much these days, but there was a time when bands with big dreams of stardom would name themselves after fruit. So today on “The List” join Dan as he celebrates “fruity” rockers. You might even get caught up in a bit of fruit vs. vegetable controversy!
Strawberry Alarm Clock-Incense and Peppermint
Blind Melon-No More Rain
Wild Cherry-Play That Funky Music
It’s a celebration of Rockers and their April birthdays today on The List. Among others, you’ll hear from the two least famous members of CCR, who celebrate birthdays one day apart. Find out why the rumored CCR reunion failed to materialize.
Magic Carpet Ride-Steppenwolf-John Kay (April 12)
Since You’ve Been Gone-Rainbow-Richie Blackmore (April 14)
Born on the Bayou-CCR-Doug Clifford 4/24 and Stu Cook 4/25
When You Close Your Eyes-Night Ranger-Jack Blades (April 24th)
Love is Alive-Gary Wright (April 26)
It’s Batter Up today on The List-Opening Day/Weekend for the Rockies means Dan will be hitting em out of the park with a little help from Ozzy and Joe, Queen,Fogerty and AC/DC. Spring, baseballs and rock will fill the air.
Back in Black-AC/DC
We Will Rock You/We Are the Chamions-Queen
Rock and Roll dreams come true today on The List. Join Dan for 5 songs about making it to the top of the rock and roll ladder. Among the rockers is the legend Dan believes is the true “King of Rock and Roll.”
Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star-Eddie Money
Rock and Roll Band-Boston
So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star-Tom Petty
Shooting Star-Bad Company
Today on The List; join Dan for some Breaking Rock News. What one time couple is getting married…what group is Paul McCartney set to join? Dan’s got the goods today on The List.
Already Gone-Eagles-The Band is reuniting with all former members
Mona Lisa’s and Madhatters-Elton John-Elton is having vocal cord surgery so he can hit high notes again
Second Hand News-Fleetwood Mac-Stevie and Lindsey are getting married
Alive-Pearl Jam-Eddie Vedder is apologizing for boycotting Ticketmaster and will sell 800 dollar tickets…
Helter Skelter/Whole Lotta Love-Paul McCartney is joining Page, Jones and Jason Bonham in Zeppelin Tour
So, you make it all the way to the top only to have bad advisors; bad investments and bad friends take it all away from you. Sometimes, you get it back, but sometimes you have to sell your yacht to get by. It’s the sad tale of Rock Stars who went broke today on the List.
David Crosby-Woodstock (if I mention David’s Yacht in the copy, I’ll need to update)
Meatloaf-Paradise by the Dashboard Lights
Billy Joel-Big Shot
It’s an “abbreviated” edition of The List today on The Mountain. Dan is counting down his top 5 bands that go by initials. And number one on the list is the band with the most rock and roll hall of famers…so they have to win!
ElO-Turn to Stone
REM-What’s the Frequency Kenneth
Today on The List, Dan is counting down his five favorite songs with rockin organ…Hammond B 3 or otherwise. Ray Manzarek, Keith Emerson and Matthew Fisher are some of the keyboard wizards. At number one…he’s not the Lord of the Dance, he’s a different kind of Lord.
Today on The List, 5 questions will be asked and Dan can’t guarantee that answers will be provided. Enquirers include, The Clash, Van Halen, and George Thorogood…but it’s The Who who ask perhaps the most essential question of them all...the one you should know the answer to.
Who’ll Stop the Rain-CCR
Should I Stay or Should I Go-The Clash
Who Are You-The Who
Who Do You Love-George Thorgood
Why Can’t This Be Love-Van Halen
They are opening lines that set the stage for ear catching songs. Today on The List, join Dan as he features 5 of the best song beginning “moments” in rock history. Perhaps no other song made you think more than his final selection.
Sympathy for the Devil-Rolling Stones
Don’t Stop Believing-Journey
Good Times, Bad Times-Led Zeppelin
I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide-ZZ Top
It’s a trip down memory lane today on The List. Dan has put together his picks for the top 5 concerts in Colorado history. Including a legendary band who played their first U.S. gig in Denver, A riot on the
rocks, and an unwanted concert guest for The Rolling Stones.
Led Zeppelin –Good Times Bad Times-December 26th-1968-Denver Auditorium-First U.S. Show
Jimi Hendrix Experience-Purple Haze-June 1969 Denver International Pop Festival -Last Show
Jethro Tull-Teacher-Red Rocks-Riot on the Rocks-June 10-1971
Rolling Stones-Honky Tonk Women-July 20th 1975 Fort Collins-Elton Crashes the Gig
U2-Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live)-U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky-1983
She is one of rock’s most accomplished harmonizers. Today on The List join Dan as he spotlights some of the finest duets from Stevie Nicks and friends. Or in some cases, Stevie Nicks and Lovers!
Magnet and Steel-Walter Egan and Stevie
Leather and Lace-Stevie Nicks/Don Henley
Gold-John Stewart and Stevie
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around-Stevie and Tom Petty
Whenever I Call You Friend-Kenny Loggins and Stevie
Today on The List, The Mountain Gives Good Bass. The 5 songs in rock history with the biggest bottom end bass leads. The top spot goes to a tune that thumped its way to the top of the charts and it’s from the only band in rock history to have each of its members write a number one hit!
Sunshine of Your Love-Cream
Higher Ground-Red Hot Chili Peppers
Another One Bites The Dust-Queen