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.
It's the first day of school at Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville, N.C. Principal Gordon Grant stands outside in a white suit and bow tie, greeting students. The kids arrive sporting fresh haircuts and new shoes. One even wears a tutu.
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. People waking up with a hellacious hangover often say they'd pretty much give anything to make it go away. And a new company promising to do just that is thriving in New York. For up to $300 a visit, it will send a nurse to your home armed with medicine and - this is key - an IV for instant rehydration. Given the treatment cost more than the night out at the bar, though, you might want to stick with the hair of the dog. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.