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1984 REVISITED

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 9, 2020- TODAY IS THE 36TH ANNIVERSARY OF VAN HALEN’S ‘1984’. IT WAS THE SIXTH VAN HALEN ALBUM, AND THE LAST ONE UNTIL ‘A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH’ IN 2012 TO FEATURE DAVID LEE ROTH. ROTH LEFT THE GROUP IN 1985. ‘1984’ AND VAN HALEN’S DEBUT ALBUM ARE THE BAND’S BEST SELLING ALBUMS. EACH HAS SOLD OVER 10 MILLION COPIES. BTW, THIS MIGHT BE THE HOTTEST WOMAN EVER TO APPEAR IN A VAN HALEN VIDEO. HERE’S ‘I’LL WAIT’

RENEGADE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 9, 2020-IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT EXACTLY 41 YEARS AGO STYX RELEASED THE SINGLE ‘RENEGADE’. THE SONG TELLS THE STORY OF A MAN THAT WAS CONVICTED OF A CRIME AND WAS HEADING TO THE GALLOWS TO DIE. ENCLOSED IN THE LYRICS ARE A LETTER TO HIS MOTHER. RENEGADE WAS WRITTEN BY TOMMY SHAW WHO ALSO SANG LEAD VOCALS, WHILE JAMES YOUNG SUPPLIED THE LEAD GUITAR RIFFS. HERE’S STYX WITH A LIVE VERSION OF RENEGADE

 

HAPPY 76TH BDAY TO JIMMY PAGE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 9, 2020- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GREAT JIMMY PAGE, WHOS IS BEST KNOWN AS THE FOUNDER AND LEAD GUITARIST OF LED ZEPPELIN, AND IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF, IF NOT THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL GUITARISTS OF ALL-TIME. THIS BLEW MY MIND. PAGE TOOK ONLY A FEW GUITAR LESSONS, AND IS MAINLY SELF TAUGHT ! PAGE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK & ROLL HOF TWICE. ONCE AS A MEMBER OF THE YARDBIRDS (1992) AND AS A MEMBER OF LED ZEPPELIN (1995). LED ZEPPELIN IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SELLING BANDS OF ALL-TIME, SELLING MORE THAN 300 MILLION ALBUMS. HERE’S PAGE AND THE OFFICIAL LED ZEPPELIN VIDEO FOR “THE OCEAN”

HERE’S AN AWESOME PERFORMANCE FROM LED ZEPPELIN CELEBRATING JIMMY PAGE’S BIRTHDAY AT A SHOW IN 1970

 

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WOMAN HAS PUBES GROWING OUT OF HER FACE

A woman is growing pubic hair out of her face after doctors used crotch skin to fix a dog bite. It’s the result of a childhood dog bite years ago, Crystal Coombs was 9 years old when doctors used a skin graft from her groin to repair an open wound on her face. But, now, she is growing “literal pubic hair” from it.

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WATCH A 93 YEAR OLD MAN SHOOT AN APARTMENT MAINTENANCE MANAGER AFTER DISPUTE OVER WATER DAMAGE

On January 2nd, 93-year-old Robert Thomas was upset about water damage in his Las Vegas apartment. In response Robert Thomas shot and wounded a maintenance manager in an office before being arrested. The maintenance manager was treated for two wounds and has been released from a hospital. Robert Thomas appeared in court Tuesday, where a judge ordered him held on $25,000 bail pending a January 22nd preliminary hearing on attempted murder, kidnapping and weapon charges. Robert Thomas was not asked to enter a plea.

At the 6:58 mark, you can see Robert Thomas shooting the maintenance manager. At the 7:55 mark, you can see an officer fired through a glass door as Robert Thomas stood over the wounded maintenance manager. The bullet pierced the lapel of Robert Thomas’ coat but didn’t hit him. Robert Thomas received a cut on the head as he was arrested.

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DAVID BOWIE’S BIRTHDAY

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 8, 2020-TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN DAVID BOWIE’S 73RD BIRTHDAY. HE WAS BORN DAVID ROBERT JONES, BUT CHANGED HIS NAME IN 1966 TO AVOID CONFUSION WITH DAVY JONES OF THE MONKEES. IN AN INTERVIEW HE SAID THAT THE NAME ‘BOWIE’ COMES FROM THE BOWIE KNIFE, THAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR A WORD THAT STOOD FOR ‘’TRUISM, AND CUTTING THROUGH THE LIES AND ALL THAT.’ BOWIE DIED FOUR YEARS AGO ON JANUARY 10, 2016 IN HIS NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT OF LIVER CANCER, WHICH HE HAD KEPT SECRET. AFTER HIS PASSING, BOWIE’S FAMILY HAD REVEALED HE HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED 18 MONTHS EARLIER. MAY HE REST IN PEACE, HERE’S CLASSIC BOWIE

 

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ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PART II

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 8, 2020-ON THIS DATE FORTY YEARS AGO PINK FLOYD RELEASED THE SINGLE ‘ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PART II’ IN AMERICA. NOW THIS IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE PINK FLOYD RARELY ISSUED SINGLES FROM THEIR ALBUMS. THEY FELT THEIR SONGS WERE BEST APPRECIATED WHEN TAKEN INTO THE CONTEXT OF THE ALBUMS. THEIR PRODUCER AT THE TIME CONVINCED THEM THAT THIS WOULDN’T HURT ALBUM SALES, AND WHEN THE BAND GAVE IN IT BECAME THEIR ONLY #1 HIT. TWO MORE SONGS WERE ULTIMATELY RELEASED AS SINGLES FROM THE ALBUM, ‘RUN LIKE HELL’ AND ‘COMFORTABLY NUMB.’ TO DATE ACCOUNTING FOR DOWNLOADS, STREAMING AND ACTUAL SALES ‘ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PART II’ HAS SOLD OVER 16.7 MILLION COPIES. HERE’S A TREAT, PINK FLOYD PERFORMING THE SONG IN CONCERT CIRCA 1980 (IT’S A LITTLE GRAINY, BUT IT IS VIDEO FROM 1980 FOR GOD’S SAKE)!

ROBBIE KRIEGER

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 8, 2020-HAPPY 74TH BIRTHDAY TO ROBBY KRIEGER. KRIEGER IS BEST KNOWN AS THE DOORS GUITARIST. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT KRIEGER ACTUALLY LEARNED TO PLAY GUITAR WHILE LIVING IN THE BAY AREA. HE ATTENDED BOARDING SCHOOL IN MENLO PARK AND IT WAS WHILE HE WAS ATTENDING SCHOOL THAT HE DE-TUNED A UKULELE AND PLAYED ALONG WITH RECORDS. HE LATER WENT TO MEXICO ON A CHRISTMAS BREAK, AND BOUGHT A GUITAR AND LEARNED HOW TO PLAY FLAMENCO GUITAR. IT WAS WHILE AT MENLO SCHOOL HE FORMED A BAND AND PLAYED FLAMENCO, FOLK, BLUES AND JAZZ. ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE CALLS KRIEGER ONE OF THE “GREATEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME.” KRIEGER WROTE OR CO-WROTE MANY OF THE DOORS HITS.

HERE’S GREAT VIDEO OF THE DOORS PERFORMING IN EUROPE IN 1968

 

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MAN WITH FIVE INCH DRAGON HORN GROWING OUT OF BACK FOR THREE YEARS FINALLY WENT TO THE DOCTOR

Recently, doctors in the UK surgically removed a 5 inch-long “dragon horn” from a man’s lower back and the 50-year-old patient reported that it had been growing for at least three years. The physicians determined that the “gigantic” skin growth was a cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC)—a type of skin cancer that causes growing, scaly bumps on the top layer of skin.

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BUBBLE MAN IN INDIA HAS HUNDREDS OF TUMOURS COVERING HIS BODY

An Indian man covered head-to-toe in hundreds of tumors that look like bubbles is desperate to find a cure. Diwakar Bisoye’s largest tumour on his leg weighs around 56lbs and the 65-year-old says he is treated worse than a “dirty stray animal” by people in his neighborhood. Mr. Bisoye has even become house-bound due to his condition, avoiding ever leaving his house out of fear of being ridiculed.

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