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OZZY GOES TO COURT

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JULY 18, 2019…THIRTY ONE YEARS AGO (JULY 18,1988) A CALIFORNIA APPEALS COURT UPHELD A LOWER COURT’S DECISION TO DISMISS A CASE AGAINST OZZY OSBOURNE AND CBS RECORDS. IN 1984 A TEENAGER ALLEGEDLY KILLED HIMSELF AFTER LISTENING TO OZZY’S ‘SUICIDE SOLUTION’.

ACCORDING TO A POLICE REPORT, OZZY’S SOLO DEBUT ALBUM ‘BLIZZRD OF OZZ’ WAS FOUND ON THE VICTIM’S TURNTABLE, CUED TO SIDE ONE, WHICH CONCLUDES WITH THE TRACK ‘SUICIDE SOLUTION.’

A PHOTO FROM THE CRIME SCENE SHOWED THE YOUTH WAS STILL WEARING HIS HEADPHONES. THE FAMILY OF ANOTHER YOUNG MAN BROUGHT A SIMILAR LAWSUIT AGAINST OSBOURNE THAT SAME YEAR, ALLEDGING THAT SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES HIDDEN WITHIN ‘SUICIDE SOLUTION’ CAUSED THEIR SON TO KILL HIMSELF. THEIR CASE WAS ALSO UNSUCCESSFUL.

THIS MIGHT BE THE GREATEST LIVE VERSION OF ANY OZZY SONG. IT’S FROM A SHOW FROM 1980. CHECK OUT OZZY’S KIDS ON STAGE

photo thanks-superstar photographer Jim Sheehan https://www.facebook.com/jimmyosheehan/

THE DAY THE WORLD WAS INTRODUCED TO THE KISS KASKET

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JULY 18, 2019…ON THIS DATE EIGHTEEN YEARS YOU WERE ABLE TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE BAND KISS FOR ETERNITY, WITH GENE SIMMONS ANNOUNCING THE OPPORTUNITY OF FANS OF THE BAND TO BE BURIED IN AN OFFICIALLY LICENSED KISS KASKET.

TO QUOTE GENE:

“I love livin’, but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good.”

THE COFFIN FEATURES THE FACES OF THE FOUR FOUNDING MEMBERS OF KISS, THE KISS LOGO, AND THE WORDS “KISS FOREVER.”

PANTERA GUITARIST DIMEBAG DARRELL WAS BURIED IN ONE AFTER HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED ON-STAGE IN DECEMBER 2004.

HIS BROTHER VINNIE PAUL, MOST FAMOUS FOR BEING THE DRUMMER FOR PANTERA, WAS ALSO BURIED IN ONE AT HIS FUNERAL IN 2018.

THE SECOND GENERATION KISS CASKET IS AVAILABLE ON THE KISS WEBSITE, OR CAN BE PURCHASED FROM MEMORIALS.COM.

THE KISS KASKET WILL SET YOU BACK $3,999.

HERE’S A FULL KISS CONCERT TO GET YOU READY FOR THE AFTERLIFE

FROM THE KEEP IT IN YOUR PANTS DEPT

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JULY 18, 2019…TODAY THE MUSICIAN SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS WOULD HAVE BEEN 90 YEARS OLD. SOME OF HAWKINS’ SONGS ARE KNOWN BECAUSE HIS MUSIC WAS COVERED BY OTHER ACTS ( THE MOST NOTABLE BEING CCR’S VERSION OF ‘I PUT A SPELL ON YOU’).

HAWKINS MAIN CLAIM TO FAME THOUGH WAS BY HIS OWN ADMISSION HE GAVE BIRTH TO OVER 57 OFFSPRING. NEAR THE END OF HIS LIFE HE UPPED THE FIGURE TO 75. A WEBSITE WAS PUT TOGETHER TO HELP DETERMINE IF HAWKINS WAS YOUR FATHER (JAYSKIDS.COM) WITH OVER 2,500 APPLICANTS CLAIMING THAT SCREAMIN’ JAY WAS THEIR DADDY.

THIS GUY IS 23ANDME’S WET DREAM !!! THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS AS HE REMAINS LEGENDARY CHARACTER IN MUSIC AND PATERNITY CIRCLES.

CHECK OUT THIS PERFORMANCE FROM THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW FROM 1989

photo thanks–Stéphane Marion-au Festival National de Blues du Creusot

THE DAY HENDRIX WAS FIRED BY THE MONKEES (OR QUIT)

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JULY 17, 2019…FIFTY TWO YEARS AGO JIMI HENDRIX EITHER QUIT OR WAS FIRED AS THE OPENING ACT FOR THE MONKEES’ U.S. TOUR AFTER ONLY 5 DAYS. ACCORDING TO THE MONKEES’ MICKEY DOLENZ:

“Jimi would amble out onto the stage, fire up the amps and break out into ‘Purple Haze’ and the kids in the audience would instantly drown him out with ‘We want Daaavy!’ God, was it embarrassing.”

HENDRIX WAS REPLACED ON THE TOUR BY VANILLA FUDGE.

HERE’S HENDRIX WITH A LIVE APPEARANCE CIRCA 1967

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THE REBIRTH OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JULY 17, 2019…IT WAS 1991 AND A REVAMPED VERSION OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD TOOK THE STAGE IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA TO OPEN UP A WORLD TOUR. FOURTEEN YEARS EARLIER, THE GROUP WAS ON ITS WAY TO A CONCERT IN THAT CITY WHEN THEIR PRIVATE PLANE CRASHED, KILLING THREE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP INCLUDING LEAD SINGER RONNIE VAN ZANT. THE NEW LYNYRD SKYNYRD WAS FRONTED BY VAN ZANT’S BROTHER JOHNNY AND FEATURED ORIGINAL GUITARIST GARY ROSSINGTON. IT’S INTERESTING TO NOTE THE ORIGINAL LINE-UP OF THE GROUP WAS TOGETHER FOR 13 YEARS. THIS VERSION HAS BEEN TOGETHER FOR 28 YEARS.

THE BAND KEEPS ON TICKING LIKE A FINE SWISS WATCH. LYNYRD SKYNYRD SOUNDS AS GOOD AS EVER WITH ORIGINAL MEMBER GARY ROSSINGTON, JOHNNY VAN ZANT, RICKEY MEDLOCKE, MARK MATEJKA, MICHAEL CARTELLONE, JOHNNY COLT, PETER KEYS, DALE KRANTZ ROSSINGTON, AND CAROL CHASE. THIS CURRENT LINE-UP DOES THE SKYNYRD LEGACY PROUD.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD HAS SOLD OVER 30 MILLION ALBUMS WORLDWIDE AND ARE A CULTURAL ICON. THEY ARE SET TO MAKE ONE MORE APPEARANCE THIS YEAR ON THE FAREWELL TOUR, SET FOR AUGUST 24TH AT THE CONCORD PAVILION.

HERE’S ONE OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD’S BEST, A LIVE VERSION OF SIMPLE MAN

(GREAT QUALITY VIDEO)……

AND THE EVENING’S ENCORE AT LAST YEAR’S CONCERT IN THE BAY AREA

photo-lamont archives

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BLACK SABBATH’S GEEZER BUTLER !

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JULY 17, 2019…HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY TODAY TO GEEZER BUTLER, THE BASSIST AND PRIMARY LYRICIST WITH BLACK SABBATH. GUITARIST TONY IOMMI DESCRIBED GEEZER AS BEING “FROM ANOTHER PLANET” IN THE BAND’S EARLY DAYS. ACCORDING TO IOMMI BUTLER TOOK LSD, WORE INDIAN DRESSES, AND WAS VERY PEACEFUL.

AROUND THE TIME BLACK SABBATH WAS BEING FORMED, BUTLER WAS STUDYING TO BECOME AN ACCOUNTANT. AS A RESULT OF THIS TRAINING GEEZER MANAGED THE BAND’S FINANCES IN THE GROUP’S EARLY DAYS.

ACCORDING TO OZZY OSBOURNE, GEEZER “NEVER USES FOUL LANGUAGE.”

HERE’S VINTAGE GEEZER BUTLER WITH BLACK SABBATH

photo thanks-jim sheehan https://www.facebook.com/jimmyosheehan/

photo thanks-Black Sabbath ad 1970 Billboard Magazine


COLOMBIAN MAN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO SMUGGLE COCAINE UNDER HIS TOUPEE

Last month a Colombian man was detained at Barcelona, Spain’s international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an over-sized toupee.

The Colombian man arrived on a flight from Bogota, the police noticed the man looked nervous and had a large disproportionately toupee under his hat. The police found a package stuck to his head filled with cocaine.

Scroll down to see the Colombian man without his toupee but with the package of cocaine stuck to his head.

THE “MONSTERS OF ROCK” TOUR AT CANDLESTICK

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JULY 16, 2019…IT WAS 31 YEARS AGO AND “THE MONSTERS OF ROCK” TOUR HIT CANDLESTICK. THE LINE UP FEATURED VAN HALEN, SCORPIONS, METALLICA, DOKKEN, and KINGDOM COME.

THE TOUR WAS PUT TOGETHER BY VAN HALEN IN SUPPORT OF THE ALBUM OU812, AND HIT 23 CITIES. THE TOUR PLAYED TO OVER 2 MILLION PEOPLE, AND INCLUDED OVER 970 TONS OF EQUIPMENT THAT TRAVELLED WITH THE SHOW. VAN HALEN HEADLINED, AND PLAYED FOR 2 HOURS AND 20 MINS EVERY NIGHT. THEY WERE THE ONLY BAND THAT PLAYED AFTER SUNSET ON THE TOUR. THE SCORPIONS WERE ALLOTTED 90 MINUTES A NIGHT, AND METALLICA PLAYED FOR SLIGHTLY OVER 60 MINUTES.

HERE’S VAN HALEN’S SETLIST:

Summer Nights

There’s Only One Way to Rock

Panama

Bass Solo

Runnin’ With the Devil

Why Can’t This Be Love

Mine All Mine

Drum Solo

You Really Got Me

Sucker in a 3 Piece

When It’s Love

Eagles Fly

I Can’t Drive 55

Best of Both Worlds

Guitar Solo

Black and Blue

Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love

Encore:

A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)

Rock and Roll

HERE’S THE SCORPIONS SETLIST:

Blackout

Big City Nights

Every Minute Every Day

Rhythm of Love

Bad Boys Running Wild

Make It Real

Coast to Coast

Still Loving You

Don’t Stop at the Top

Can’t Live Without You

Coming Home

The Zoo

No One Like You

Rock You Like a Hurricane

Dynamite

HERE’S METALLICA’S SETLIST:

Taped intro-The Ecstasy of Gold

Creeping Death

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

Harvester of Sorrow

Whiplash

Fade to Black

Seek & Destroy

Master of Puppets

Encore:

Last Caress

Am I Evil

Battery

(with “Damage Inc.” intro)

THIS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE TOUR IS THE GREATEST, JUST TO SEE A YOUNG LARS ULRICH ( HE LOOKS LIKE A KID IN THIS VIDEO)

HERE’S AN MTV SPECIAL COVERING THE EVENT

POSTER [email protected]’S https://www.wolfgangs.com/posters/van-halen/poster/CAN880716.html