Cream Say “Goodbye”

Cream Say “Goodbye”

Nothing last’s forever. Not even for the world’s first – and most successful – supergroup. Cream released their appropriately titled final album “Goodbye” 50 years ago today, February 15, 1969. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar…

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Win tickets to Lynyrd Skynyrd

Win tickets to Lynyrd Skynyrd

Listen to First Thing Fairfield County with Allan Lamberti this week at 7:15am for your chance to play the BankersLife.com 30 Second Song Challenge to win a pair of tickets to Lynyrd Skynyrd at  Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, May 24!

Tickets are on sale through ticketmaster.com.

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Heart’s Valentine’s Day Gift

Heart’s Valentine’s Day Gift

They were already big in Canada, but Heart chose a most appropriate date to release their debut in the United States – Valentine’s Day. On this date, February 14, 1976, we finally got “Dreamboat Annie.” Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar…

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Pink Floyd’s Rock Record Sets A Record

Pink Floyd’s Rock Record Sets A Record

Some albums have real staying power. That was the case for Pink Floyd when after 8 years, they set the record for longest-running rock album on the Billboard 200 chart on this date, February 13, 1981…and that was only halfway during their historic run. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar…

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Rush’s Big Move

Rush’s Big Move

The progressive bands of the ’70s had to make a change as the ’80s began. Rush would embrace new sounds and become superstars with their 8th album “Moving Pictures,” released on this date, February 12, 1981. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar…

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Win tickets to a screening of Blazing Saddles with a Q&A with Burton Gilliam

Win tickets to a screening of Blazing Saddles with a Q&A with Burton Gilliam

Listen for the Fox Box Office to open this Saturday with a pair of tickets to a screening of Blazing Saddles with a Q&A with Burton Gilliam at the Ridgefield Playhouse Friday, February 22.

Contest Line: 203-845-3020

Win and you’re qualified to win the Grand Prize of a Meet and Greet with Burton Gilliam before the screening.

This hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, directed by Mel Brooks and co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Burton Gilliam and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich.  One of the great character actors of our time, Burton Gilliam has been featured in more than 90 films, including “Back to The Future Part III,’ “Paper Moon,” “The Ransom of Red Chief” and more.

Burton Gilliam will be in attendance at the screening. There will be a Q&A with him after the film. The VIP Meet and Greet party will take place BEFORE THE FILM.

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Carole King Weaves Her “Tapestry”

Carole King Weaves Her “Tapestry”

She wrote some of the biggest hits of the ’60s for others, but her songs of the ’70s she kept for herself. Carole King became a superstar when she released “Tapestry” this week in 1971. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar…

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The Hit Written To Please One Critic

The Hit Written To Please One Critic

It was never a part of the original plan, but in an effort to get a positive review from one music critic, as a goof Pete Townshend wrote a hit song about pinball. The Who recorded that song – “Pinball Wizard” – 50 years ago today on February 7, 1969. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar…

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