Author: John Beaudin

True Story Behind WKRP in Cincinnati’s ‘Turkey’s Away’ Thanksgiving Episode

WKRP in Cincinnati was my favorite TV show in the seventies. When it debuted in 1978 all I wanted, besides chicks, was landing a fair start as a radio DJ. By then I had already been playing “pretend” radio guy in my bedroom for 6 years. I loved everything about WKRP but they really hooked me with an episode called “Turkeys Away” or the “Turkey Drop” as many called it. It begins with station manager Arthur Carlson (played by the late Gordon Jump) feeling left out when Andy Travis, the new Program Director (Gary Sandy), starts making changes to...

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TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY – Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Released 44 Years Ago

THIS ARTICLE IS FROM 2014 – Elton John – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)” (Universal Music) March 25, 2014 – First of all Happy Birthday Elton John! He’s 67 today!As a kid Elton John introduced me to buying LP’s. His ‘Madman Across the Water’ was the very first album in my collection, my first foray into real music. ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ was my second and like one of those great books that kicks you in the teeth and literally expands your mind ‘Goodbye’ was like a shot of sonic heroin. Everything I knew about...

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Heart’s Ann Wilson Says It Will Never Be The Same With Her Sister Nancy

In a new interview with Billboard magazine the powerful lead voice of Heart spins a positive slant on her rift with little sister Nancy. In case you missed it Ann’s husband Dean Wetter was handed a suspended sentence, in April of this year, for choking Nancy’s twin boys who were 16 at the time. The whole thing was over the pair leaving a tour bus door open giving Ann’s dog a chance to do a jailbreak out of the bus. Now Ann is saying the whole “Bus” incident was just the tip of the iceberg since she wanted to...

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Today In Music History: Toto Releases a New Classic Toto XIV (Band History & Album Review Video)

RELEASED March 23, 2015 More on John Beaudin http://www.johnbeaudin.com… REVIEW – TOTO – XIV – Frontiers Music – by John BeaudinMarch 24, 2015 – You can call the band Toto a lot of things but underachievers they are not. Individual members have played on over 5000 albums with half a billion in sales, not to mention 35 million of the groups own projects. These guys have never known the term “fair-weather” when it comes to their craft. Just a passing glance at Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ for instance, shows a huge Toto influence. Steve Porcaro co-wrote and plays on ‘Human...

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Get Ready For Sammy Hagar Singing The Eagles’ Hotel California With Don Felder @sammyhagar @donfelder

Get Ready To Hear Sammy Hagar Singing The Eagles’ Hotel California The former Van Halen singer is having a blast on his TV’ show “Rock ’n’ Roll Road Trip.’ He told the Las Vegas Review Journal, “People tell me the most amazing secrets because I’m honest and not a journalist,” Hagar is going into the second season of the show and says, “We were increased to 12 shows for our second season. We’ve already filmed Toby Keith at his Oklahoma ranch and John Mellencamp’s riverside retreat in Indiana. But this is our first time filming home in Las Vegas....

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