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Queen + Paul Rodgers; Win Free Tickets!!!!

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Hey folks, 70's Classic Rock is giving away 2 FREE tickets to the November 6th, 7:30 P.M. showing of the incredible Queen + Paul Rodgers movie concert "Let The Cosmos Rock".

In association with Fathom Events, 70's Classic Rock is conducting a contest to award these choice tix to a lucky winner. Winner to be announced on Tuesday, October 28th @ 8:00 P.M. CST.

Choose your theater location here: Nationwide Theater Listing

Here's the gig. For those of you who have hung with me, time to put your memory caps on. And for those who are new to 70's Classic Rock, this one is virtually a no brainer, just think like a male teen back in the seventies. If you're too young then ask your dads about this one, they'll know it. First correct answer (based on comments time stamp) wins the tickets. And now the question....

Who's poster hung on my bedroom wall, before the Stevie Nick's poster at the bottom of this page went up?


Good luck to all!!!!!!!

Here's a little taste of what you'll be treated to at this One Night Only extravaganza.



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Queens of Rock III: Janis Joplin

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"Turn that down NOW!" Mom would always yell when I'd play my Pearl album. All she seemed to hear was a scratchy, yelling woman. That was her description, older generation and all, of this bluesy, raspy singer's voice. Me on the other hand, I was engrossed and captured by the sound and emotions of Janis Joplin.

Here was a lady that seemed to be bigger than life. When I saw her on the Dick Cavett Show I was watching an outspoken, good natured, quick witted woman. I remember thinking at the time, man, here's someone who has everything. A great voice, doing what she loves, making alot of money and had a tripped out '65 Porsche Cabriolet Super C I would kill for.

As I collected Big Brother and the Holding Company albums and those of Janis Joplin later, I became a hardcore fan of this crazy lady. Those of you who know me, know I'm big into air guitar, but on the opposite side of the spectrum, with Janis' music I turn it on and sit, eyes closed, just absorbing every note and emotion she has to give. My opinion is that few artists can capture this type of energy, where the music, the sounds and message seem to come from deep within and for me Janis is definitely on, hands down, one of those performers. She's not just singing... she's feeling it and inviting me along for the ride. It only seems fitting that the last movie my mom and I went to see in the theater, before her passing, was "The Rose". You know what? She loved it.

Unfortunately, Janis is one of too many awesomely talented performers to leave us far too soon. Virtually every Sunday is Janis Day in my house. Her music fills the spaces of our condo and even the cats seem to be enticed by her voice, as they frolic around. My personal favorite song as well as performance is of Janis singing Ball and Chain at the Monterrey Pop Festival. (Checkout Cass Elliot's response.)

I will forever, listen to and enjoy Janis' tunes as I place her in the great company of my Queens of Rock. Definitely worth adding to any music library. Or have you already? What's your favorite song/performance?

I leave you with a special treat. The original Ball 'n' Chain, written and sung by Big Mama Thornton.


Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday

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