THE BEATLES: Their New Incarnation – 1967

September 22: On this day in 1967, The Beatles appeared on the cover of Time magazine. The accompanying article codified the position of the Establishment media realized that year: that The Beatles were at the forefront of “rock” as an art form. As with so much else, they were late to the party by about […]

1965 The Beatles Movie HELP Opens In The US

Also on August 9: On this day in 1965, Help! opened in US theaters. Here’s a nice, detailed appreciation of a film that traditionally has gotten short shrift, coming in the shadow of A Hard Day’s Night. If you haven’t watched it lately…

Happy Birthday Gary Lewis!

On this day in 1946, Gary Lewis was born. The son of comedian Jerry fronted this outfit, which sustained a run of chart hits due in no small part to the talents of Leon Russell (who wrote, co-wrote or played on many of their recordings, under the direction of producer Snuff Garrett). Lewis originally […]

On This Day in 1976 John Lennon received his Green Card:

On this day in 1976, Beatle John Lennon received his “Green Card.” Which was blue, by the way. The occasion marked his last high profile public appearance for another four years. Here’s a retrospective news report on Leon Wildes, his attorney, as well as Leon’s son – later a New Jersey mayor:

Happy Birthday Roger Taylor

July 26: On this day in 1949, drummer Roger Taylor was born. In addition to possessing considerable chops on his instrument, Taylor also made full use of a particularly wide vocal range in Queen, an act drenched in elaborate harmonies. He also contributed material, including “I’m In Love With My Car,” “Radio Ga-Ga” and “Sheer […]

Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Danny Kirwan Dies At 68

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan has died of unknown causes at the age of 68, according to an announcement from band leader Mick Fleetwood. “Today was greeted by the sad news of the passing of Danny Kirwan in London, England,” Fleetwood revealed in a post on the band’s official Facebook page. “Danny was a huge force in […]

Happy Birthday Tom Jones

78 Years Young! Happy Birthday Tom Jones Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE (born 7 June 1940), also known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career has spanned six decades, from his emergence as a vocalist in the mid-1960s with a string of top hits, regular touring, appearances in Las Vegas […]

Happy Birthday Suzi Quatro

Happy Birthday to one of Shangrla Radio’s Loyal Supporters! Suzi Quatro Between 1973 and 1980, Suzi was awarded six Bravo Ottos. In 2010, she was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame. Suzi has sold over 50 million albums and continues to perform live, worldwide. Her most recent studio album was […]

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan

May 24, 1941 Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941. He became a reluctant “voice of a generation” during the 1960’s with songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin”. Bob has received many awards including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Dylan’s lyrics incorporate a wide […]

The Royal Wedding

Shangrla Radio sends Congratulations to the  Duke and Duchess of Sussex