if you could change 1 day in rock and roll history, what would it be?

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  1. buckeyegator

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    I know what elvis fans would, buddy holly fans would not want that plane crash, same with skyynard fans. to me, I would wish that john lennon would have walked right past yoko onno's exhibit. I knopw the friction between he and paul McCartney would still have broken the beatles up, but we might have had 3 or b4 more years of great music.
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    I wonder how much more Jimi Hendrix would have contributed.
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    Whatever day it was when all the good radio stations were acquired by a few big media conglomerates.
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    GatorNavy Damn the torpedoes! Moderator Premium Member

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    The day the first disco song came out.
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    Somehow I believe that there were " powers that be" who had heard songs that were not quite disco, but had the makings of dumbed down, easy to dance to sounds .

    The sounds were evolving from some soft rock from those like the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, etc. that roducers but that enhanced 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 beat, gushed it on the radio, and for lack of a better word, the now overhyped radio hosts named it " DISC-O"

    During that time, bug clubs like Studio 54, and CBGB's among many others.

    A&E Network carried a documentary on "The 80's, the deadliest decade", which correlated the rise of disco with the introduction and massive popularity of cocaine in the "Disco Age".

    Kinda sad, lots of the music, too:):rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    The day Lennon was killed.
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    Saw Clapton in Lakeland in 78. Great show.
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    Hard to pick. Duane, Jimi, Jim, Janis, Jim Croce, ....Bob Marley, Bonham, Brian Jones, Lennon, Orbison.

    But everything happens for a reason.
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    Hank Williams in the backseat of a car.
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    Wow.
    This.
    This. This. This. This. and This.

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    For all the good President Reagan did - this might have been the worst.
    Reagan's FCC, and Congress, turned the corporations loose on America's media.
    The result -- fewer voices, fewer independent news sources, fewer community and mom and pop radio stations, newspapers and tv stations.
    The fat cats won.
    America lost.


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    Funny but it would not be a specific day, but sometime in the 1970's I would have hog tied George Harrison and made him stop smoking. He died way too young from cancer due to smoking cigs for decades.

    IMHO, GH was far far better than any of the other Fab 4 post Beatles. Much of Lennon's post B music was crap. Ringo lacked that edge, though Photograph is a nice song. Paul's music ranges from great to bad, as in Live and Let Die and Juniors Farm and Band on the Run vs the awful Ebony and Ivory and Silly Love Songs.
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    You nailed it. Hearing the GH post Beatles stuff just blows me away. "What is Life?" is just the beginning.
    It hit me in 1981-1982 that much of McCartney's stuff was mindless filler and I said so to my friends.
    That was the equivalent of heresy back then so it's nice to see someone else agreeing.

    But outside of Janis, Jimi, Lennon, etc. I think one of the great RnR tragedies was Brian Jones dying too young. (Though he was gone before he actually died. Drugs destroyed his mind.)

    Imagine a Stones with Richards, Jagger, and Jones. Jones contributed a great deal, and he came from a completely different place than the other 2.

    Excessive drug use has taken so many great musicians and robbed us of so much great music. I'm not sure everyone understands this.
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    I don't think George would have stuck around much longer with all the material he couldn't get onto a Beatles album. Without all four of them, they weren't the Beatles.
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    George H, while with the Beatles, was out numbered by 2 alpha males, John and Paul. But when free he was able to show his true talent. He was the youngest as I recall, and called the Quiet One. A true treasure. Love listening to his music.

    Listened last week to his concert for Bangladesh. You could hear in his singing his pain for the thousands and thousands who were starving in that awful country. For some reason, I always thought he had a heart of gold and would be the nicest to be around.
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    Before I saw your post, this was also the first that came to my mind.