Happy New Year, listeners! Tonight's show is all about January 1st: The first day of the New Year, according to the Gregorian calendar, that is... The theme song tonight is a loop of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's song "The Message", if you were wondering. Joseph Saddler, aka. Grandmaster Flash was born in Barbados, on this day in 1958. And so begins the theme... I'm looking forward to another year of radio with you! Thanks again for listening, folks! ~Lloyd Smiley. PS. Did I say John "Lyson" before the first song? Tragic typo in my show notes, I just noticed. I meant to say John "Lydon"... but I didn't. But really, who actually called him that?
|Jan 1, 1885: Scottish-Canadian, Sanford Fleming's proposal for Standard Time and time zones was put into effect by 25 nations.|
Time Zone - (Single)
|Jan 1, 1977: The Clash played the opening night at punk's first real venue, The Roxy Club in London.|
|Brand New Cadillac|
The Clash - London Calling
|Jan 1, 1922: Motorists in British Columbia switched to driving on the right hand side of the road. True story.|
|Don't Let Your Left Hand Know|
Joe Tex - 25 All Time Greatest Hits
|Jan 1, 1947: The Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 came into effect, converting British subjects into Canadian citizens. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King became the first Canadian citizen.|
|First Class Citizen|
Flecton - Kelp Records 12th Anniversary Compilation
|Jan 1, 1953: Ottawa Ontario - Founding of the National Library of Canada; formerly part of the Department of Agriculture|
Library Voices - Summer of Lust
|Jan 1, 1942: Joe McDonald, lead singer and namesake of the band Country Joe and the Fish, was born in Washington D.C.|
|I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die|
Country Joe and the Fish - The Life and Times of Country Joe and the Fish: From Haight Ashbury to Woodstock
|January 1st, 1953: Country singer Hank Williams died of a heart attack brought on by a lethal cocktail of pills and alcohol in the back seat of his 1952 Cadillac at the age of 29|
|Tribute to Hank Williams|
Tim Hardin - Tim Hardin 2
|Jan 1, 1997: Townes Van Zandt died of a cardiac arrhythmia after hip surgery at age 52.|
|To Live is to Fly|
Townes Van Zandt - High, Low and in Between
|Jan 1, 1995 : Blues singer-songwriter Ted Hawkins died of a stroke at the age of 58.|
|Sorry You're Sick|
Ted Hawkins - The Unstoppable...
|Jan 1, 2013: Patti Page, one of the most popular artists of the 1950s, died at the age of 85.|
Patti Page - The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, vol. 1
|Jan 1, 1991: Buck Ram - producer, songwriter, and arranger - died at the age of 83. He produced all recordings by The Platters.|
The Platters - The Hits
|Jan 1, 2004: Charles Aznavour was named a Commander in the French Legion of Honour.|
Charles Aznavour - You and Me
|Jan 1, 1955: The humourously-named English singer Dickie Valentine was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Finger Of Suspicion'.|
|Finger of Suspision|
Dickie Valentine - Finger of Suspicion
|Jan 1, 1968: Berkeley, CA rock group The Golliwogs made the momentous decision to change its name to Creedence Clearwater Revival.|
The Golliwogs - CCR Boxset
|Jan 1, 1923 - Milt Jackson, born in Detroit. His nickname was "Bags"|
Herbie Mann - Returns to the Village Gate
|On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, which ended slavery in the rebelling states.
Also, it's Independence Day in Brunei (1984), Haiti (1804) and Samoa (1962).
And... that's the show for tonight. Tune-in on the 15th for the next Catch 23!
It's a brand new year, a brand new month, and a brand new day. Happy New Year, everyone!
|Brand New Day|
Van Morrison - Moondance