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Catch 23
Thursday January 1st, 2015 with Lloyd Smiley
#046: A Brand New Day.

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.
World Destruction
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 Canadian
Jan 1, 1953: Ottawa Ontario - Founding of the National Library of Canada; formerly part of the Department of Agriculture
Generation Handclap
Library Voices - Summer of Lust Canadian
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.
Twilight Time
The Platters - The Hits
Jan 1, 2004: Charles Aznavour was named a Commander in the French Legion of Honour.
I Drink
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.
Brown-Eyed Girl
The Golliwogs - CCR Boxset
Jan 1, 1923 - Milt Jackson, born in Detroit. His nickname was "Bags"
Bag's Groove
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