We celebrate Cat Stevens' birthday this evening with this snapshot of his 1976 tour, his last appearance on stage before his 30 year hiatus, though he was pretty much at the top of his game in terms of success at this time. "Wild World", "Moonshadow", "Where Do the Children Play", "Father and Son", and a little insight he shares as he performs "Peace Train" and "Two Fine People", as well. Strangely, this is the only live release of his, and it didn't show up until 2004. Better late than never. Happy birthday, Yusuf Islam, born Steven Georgiu on 7/21/48.
Willie hasn't had an album hit #1 on the Billboard Country chart since 1986. But this great new release debuted at #1 this past month, and for good reason -- it's 14 songs, nine of which he wrote or co-wrote, that capture the sound Willie Nelson does best. So, maybe Willie can't get any higher, but we'll see how long the 81-year-old legend can keep those younger wannabe outlaw stars from achieving their pipe dreams with this great one. We have a feeling he'll be high on WNCW's Top 100 list at year's end with this one, too.
This summer, WNCW staff had the pleasure of working with Jessica Porter as a summer intern. She wrote about her experience; this is her story.
I learned in my first year at the University of North Carolina that there are three general things college students are deprived of: parental guidance, interest in the news, and transportation. Inherently, I have had the first two of those things my entire life, which led me to apply to intern at WNCW, and the latter is fulfilled by a soccer-mom Honda named Sylvia.
Tune in between July 21-24 for details on how to win a pair of tickets to see Gov't Mule at Uptown Amphitheater at The NC Music Factory in Charlotte, Nc on Thursday, July 24. Click here for more details on the show.
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