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11Dec
2014
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#tbt #ThrowbackThursday “Kokomo” By The Beach Boys

Beach Boys Kokomo Photo: MusicStack.com

It is time for #tbt #ThrowbackThursday with "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys. The song was released in July of 1988.

"Kokomo" was featured on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie "Cocktail" and hit number one in the U.S., Japan, and in Australia where it stayed at the top spot for almost 2 months.

On the original "Kokomo" demo version, lead vocals were performed by Mike Love and Terry Melcher. The demo harmonies include Terry Melcher, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, and Jeff Foskett. At Disney Films' request, the "Kokomo" demo was "upgraded" to a master recording, thus requiring members of the Beach Boys to re-record the demo vocals, except for Mike Love's lead.

The final recorded and released "Kokomo" background vocals are sung by Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and Al Jardine. Terry Melcher's and Jeff Foskett's demo vocals were erased and replaced by Carl Wilson's and Al Jardine's vocals. The final released "Kokomo" lead vocals are sung by Mike Love and Carl Wilson.

The video was shot in less than 2 hours due to threatening rain. Actor John Stamos can be seen in the video playing bongos, conga, and a steel drum.-DocFB

Diagnosis: If you thought Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" was hard to get out of your head.....

21Apr
2012
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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Cover Bowie & More In Cover EP; “We Salute You”

Red Hot Chili Peppers Promo Photo
Red Hot Chili Peppers Promo Photo

Red Hot Chili Peppers Promo Photo

To celebrate  their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, The Red Hot Chili Peppers are releasing a digital copy only EP of classic covers on May 1st.

They will cover songs by previous inductees The Ramones, Iggy & The Stooges,  Neil Young, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, and Dion & The Belmonts.  The EP is entitled "We Salute You".

5 of the 6 tracks have never been available digitally before.   "A Teenager In Love" was released as an international maxi-single; "Havana Affair" was released as a 7"-single and featured on the compilationWe're A Happy Family: A Tribute To The Ramones; "Search & Destroy" has only appeared on a now out-of-print maxi-CD, "I Get Around" was first played during Brian Wilson's 2005 MusiCares induction speech; and "Suffragette City" was previously only available as a B-side to the band's single "Aeroplane." "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" was recorded live during Red Hot Chili Peppers' current tour supporting their album I'm With You. It will also be available via their website, RedHotChiliPeppers.com

Chris Rock inducted the Chili Peppers into the hall of Fame on April 14th in Cleveland and it will air on HBO in early May.

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5Apr
2009
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Exclusive! “Change Begins Within” Review With Photos of Paul McCartney, Ringo Star & Eddie Vedder!

Paul McCartney & Ringo Star! 04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com
Paul McCartney & Ringo Star! 04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com

Paul McCartney & Ringo Star! 04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com

Paul McCartney & Eddie Vedder.  04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com

Paul McCartney & Eddie Vedder. 04/04/09 Photo: G. Dicker For Drfunkenberry.com

April 4th, 2009 is a date we won't be forgetting anytime soon. 

David Lynch hosted the "Change Begins Within" benefit show at the Radio City Music in New York to promote children being taught meditation in schools for relaxation and creativity.

While the premise of the benefit sounds wacky, the believers in the organization that turned up to show their support included: Eddie Vedder (From Pearl Jam), Sheryl Crow, Moby, Bettye Levette, Paul Horn, Donovan, Mike Love (From The Beach Boys), Jerry Seinfeld, Ben Harper, Howard Stern, Laura Dern, David Lynch, and the first public performance of Paul McCartney & Ringo Star since the passing of George Harrison.

The 6,000 seat venue gave a thunderous applause for a set that included "Yellow Submarine", "Blackbird", "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Drive My Car", "Jet", "Band On The Run", "Let It Be", "Lady Madonna" and "I Saw Her Standing There". 

Wow!  Have to Thank GED for this report and photos!  What an amazing night.-Dr.FB