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Hot Summer Fun At Mohegan Sun

One week from today, Hot Summer Fun returns to Mohegan Sun for the 21st year! Derrick Williams, the Director of Transportation, and Cody Chapman, the Public Relations Manager, stopped by First Thing Fairfield County to chat with Allan Lamberti about all the things happening – from all the concerts and cash giveaways, to an “Animal…Continue Reading

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Sets The Music World On Fire

When it comes to big music festivals of the ’60s, everyone automatically thinks of Woodstock. But the first true big rock festival happened two years earlier, and the world experienced one of the most fiery performances (literally) when Jimi Hendrix gave his first U.S. performance… and set his guitar ablaze on this date, June 18,…Continue Reading


Dire Straits Change The Music Industry

Their albums sold well, even though they didn’t really have many hits. That would all change for Dire Straits when “Brothers In Arms” hit #1 on this date, June 15, 1985, and become one of the biggest selling albums of all time…and would completely change how albums were sold. Allan looks back in today’s Classic…Continue Reading

The 9th Annual Rock On The Range - Day 2

Jim Norton Is Coming To Connecticut

This weekend, Jim Norton is coming to Vinnie Brand’s Stress Factory comedy club in Bridgeport. First Thing Fairfield County’s Allan Lamberti chats with him about the current state of comedy, performing at roasts and his cameo in one of the biggest movies of all time! Image: Daniel Locke / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Billy Joel during one of his sold out shows at Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida - January 4, 2009

Billy Breaks Through

After having tremendous success in the late ’70s, Billy Joel continued to evolve his music and image as the ’80s began. He was playing bigger venues, and needed a new style to play to larger audiences. When he released his 7th studio album “Glass Houses” it quickly reached number one on this date, June 14,…Continue Reading


The Cars Keep Going

Sometimes a band hits it big, and then fades away. In the case of the Cars, they hit it big, and their debut didn’t fade away, even though they were ready for the followup! But they maintained their momentum when they released “Candy-O” on this date, June 13, 1979. Allan looks back in today’s Classic…Continue Reading

Keith Richards "Life" Book Signing at Waterstones in London on November 4, 2010

Keith Richards Writes “Satisfaction” In His Sleep

Some call it the most definitive riff in rock and roll. And if Keith Richards didn’t have a tape recorder by his bed, we may have never heard it. But on June 12, 1965, the world heard “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” for the very first time. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar……Continue Reading


Janis Takes The Stage For The First Time

Although she would only be a star for a few years before her untimely passing, Janis Joplin had to initially take that stage for the very first time. Something she did with Big Brother and the Holding Company on this date, June 11, 1966. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

SXSW 2005- Day 2

Led Zeppelin Wins

It took nearly three decades for the first truly great Led Zeppelin live release, but when they finally put out “How The West Was Won,” fans knew it was great instantly, and it debuted at #1 – a feat it achieved on this date, June 8, 2003. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar……Continue Reading

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