Let It Bleed released 11/28/69

Let It Bleed is one of the best Rolling Stones albums and “Gimme Shelter” is my favorite Rolling Stones song.

The cover is great too – cake on the front. chaos on the back.

Let Them Eat Delia’s Cake, or Robert Brownjohn’s Let It Bleed

The Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination

The Kennedy assassination was 59 years ago today on 11/22/63. Abraham Zapruder witnessed it and filmed it on his 8 mm camera. The film was sold to Life Magazine and still frames appeared in print. They’re unforgettable if you have seen them.

The Grateful Dead’s Europe ’72 is 50

I am not a big fan of their long jams but there are a lot of excellent songs on this album which was a 3-record set. I love the version of “Comberland Blues”. I think this was their best period. I saw them in 1973 and the concert was not as good as this.

part of a 10 episode series on YouTube

The great WKRP Turkey Drop – 10/30/78

Turkeys don’t fly. That was news to some on the show WKRP in Cincinnati

Game 7 of the 1979 World Series – 10/17/79

I was there. The Pirates beat the Orioles in Game 7 in Baltimore. As an Orioles fan, this was terrible. The Orioles had a 3-1 series lead with 2 of the 3 final games in Baltimore. I saw all four Baltimore home games and they only won the first one.

The end was very strange. There were very few Pirates fans there. There were 30-40 people jumping up and down on the field while over 50,000 Orioles fans left in stunned silence.

The only World Series Perfect Game – 10/8/56

The Band (brown album) was released on 9/24/69

My second favorite rock album ever (after Exile on Main Street).

Jim Croce died on September 20, 1973

Jim Croce died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973.

(The rest of the text below is also in another post I wrote.)

Ken Kesey born 9/17/35

I saw Ken Kesey speak at Shepherd University in West Virginia. I am guessing it was in the 1990s. He was rambling but entertaining. I think anyone in West Virginia who had ever been a hippie was there. I felt like I was in a 1960s time warp.