Classic Rock Almanac October 5, 2016


Today’s Question: AC/DC singer Brian Johnson turns 69 years old today.

Which of these is the title of a song by the band Johnson was in prior to joining AC/DC?

a) “Crash Course in Brain Surgery”
b) “The Friendly Ranger at Clontarf Castle”
c) “Geordie’s Lost His Liggie”
d) “AC-DC”


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2008-Bruce Springsteen performs at a campaign rally for Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio. He sings The Byrds‘ “Mr. Spaceman” as a tribute to the man who introduces him — former senator and astronaut John Glenn.

2004-Bob Dylan publishes his long-awaited autobiography, Chronicles Volume One.

2004-John Lennon‘s killer, Mark David Chapman, is denied parole for a third time.

2001-Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to James Berger, a fan who died in the World Trade Center attacks. His videotaped rendition of “Thunder Road” is played at Berger’s memorial.

2001-John Fogerty and his wife, Julie, welcome a new daughter, Kelsy Cameron Fogerty.

2000-The Beatles Anthology book, in which the surviving group members, producer George Martin and others tell the band’s story, hits stores.

2000-The world’s first John Lennon museum opens in Yono, Japan. Yoko Ono attends the ceremonies.

1999-Ozzy Osbourne announces he wants Black Sabbath withdrawn from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot because the honor is “meaningless.”

1999-Paul McCartney releases Run Devil Run, his first album since the death of Linda.

1993-The Beatles1962-1966 and 1967-1970 red and blue compilations are released on C-D in the U-S.

1991-Guns n’ Roses debuts in the two top positions on the Billboard album chart. Use Your Illusion II enters at number-one; Use Your Illusion I at number-two.

1970-Led Zeppelin 3 is released in the U.S.

1968-The Rolling Stones‘ “Street Fighting Man” peaks at number-48.

1966-The Jimi Hendrix Experience is formed in London as Jimi, bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell play together for the first time.

1962-The Beatles‘ “Love Me Do” is released in England on E-M-I’s Parlophone label. That night, it airs for the first time on Radio Luxembourg, a high-powered European A-M station partly owned by E-M-I. The single peaks at number-17 on the U-K chart in December.


Bob Geldof – 65 years old
The Irish music journalist-turned-punk singer led The Boomtown Rats and then began a solo career, He is, however, most well known as the organizer of the charity events Live Aid and Live 8. Born in 1951.

Fast Eddie Clarke – 66 years old
Fastway/ex-Motorhead guitarist. Born in 1950.

Brian Johnson – 69 years old
AC/DC/ex-Geordie singer. Born in 1947.

Steve Miller – 73 years old
The Wisconsin-born singer-guitarist was a childhood friend of Les Paul‘s. His hits include “Jet Airliner,” “The Joker,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Swingtown” and “Fly Like an Eagle.” Born in 1943.

“Geordie’s Lost His Liggie” (The band’s name was Geordie.)
d) “AC-DC” (Nope, but Sweet does have a song with that title.)


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