Darren DeVivo: WFUV DJ and Beatles Podcaster

Darren DeVivo: WFUV DJ and Beatles Podcaster *SIDE 2: THE PUBLIC PAGE*
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Co-host “Things We Said Today” Beatles podcast

Operating as usual

08/28/2021

Alan White, of Yes, and the Plastic Ono Band, too, remembers Charlie Watts.

Olivia and Dhani Harrison remember Charlie Watts.
08/26/2021

Olivia and Dhani Harrison remember Charlie Watts.

RIP Charlie. Pure class. Sincere condolences to his friends, family and loved ones, from Olivia and Dhani Harrison x

Steve Winwood pays tribute to Charlie Watts.
08/25/2021

Steve Winwood pays tribute to Charlie Watts.

“I met Charlie in 1965 when we toured with the Stones on a package theatre tour. I had the pleasure of playing with him on several occasions since then, and he was very supportive and a thoroughly nice man. Besides that, he was a brilliant drummer with his own special technique and definitely throughout the years was the defining groove of the Rolling Stones.” - SW

📸Victoria Will, Invision/AP

Denny Laine (of the Moody Blues, Wings and Ginger Baker’s Air Force) remembers Charlie Watts.
08/25/2021

Denny Laine (of the Moody Blues, Wings and Ginger Baker’s Air Force) remembers Charlie Watts.

We first met at a Birmingham Town Hall show where my band, The Diplomats, opened for The Stones in 1963 and many more times after that.
I loved his old school jazzy-swing feel as a drummer and his Mr Cool personality to match.
Now I’m remembering feeling like a very well-treated old friend the last time we met when he and Bill Wyman came down to the deserted food and booze filled green room to say hello especially to me, since there were no other guests in the room, at a Stones show I attended in Toronto.
He always made me feel at ease in his company —that’s the thing that stands out the most. A gentle soul.
He was, and still is via his legacy, one of the best drummers on the planet.
We will all miss that beat he laid down but thankfully it will never be forgotten.
It will remain in our hearts forever—as he will in mine.
Rest in peace, Charlie. 🙏
-Denny

@dennylaineofficialpage #dbflaine @therollingstones @charliewattsofficial #restinpeace #legend

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason pays tribute to Charlie Watts.
08/25/2021

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason pays tribute to Charlie Watts.

Rock and roll’s rhythmic Mount Everest - Charlie Watts and Ringo Starr.
08/25/2021

Rock and roll’s rhythmic Mount Everest - Charlie Watts and Ringo Starr.

A couple of lads on the town Peace and love Charlie. 😎✌️🌟❤️🎶☮️

08/25/2021

Tonight on WFUV, I’ll honor Charlie Watts with three of my favorite Rolling Stones songs.

Also listen for new songs from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Amos Lee, Courtney Barnett, the Killers and Lucy Dacus. I’ll play two from our 1981 album of the week - “I Love Rock ’N’ Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - as we get ready for Throw Back Thursday 1981 this Thursday.

It’s all going down tonight, starting at 10PM, on WFUV.

08/24/2021

ROLLING STONES DRUMMER, CHARLIE WATTS, DIED EARLIER TODAY IN A LONDON HOSPITAL. HE WAS 80.

08/24/2021

REST IN PEACE, CHARLIE WATTS.

08/22/2021

The Everly Brothers are gone.

Word is circulating early this morning that Don Everly died yesterday, Saturday, August 21, at the age of 84. (His younger brother, Phil Everly, died on January 3, 2014. Phil was several weeks shy of his 75th birthday.)

08/22/2021

Patti Smith is incredible. She should be our president.

08/20/2021

Here's the word:
THE BEATLES' 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET WILL BE RELEASED IN MID-OCTOBER:

~ The 6 disc set will include:
--- a new Giles Martin remix of "Let It Be",
--- several CDs of rehearsals and jams from the sessions that took place at Apple Studios (over the second half of January 1969),
--- the first Glyn Johns mix of the 1969 "Get Back" album,
--- Glyn Johns' 1970 mixes of 'Across The Universe' and 'I Me Mine',
--- new 2021 mixes of the original 1969 b-side version of 'Don't Let Me Down' and the 1970 single version of 'Let It Be', and
--- a disc featuring Dolby Atmos / 5.1 DTS / Hi-Res Stereo mixes.

~ The complete rooftop concert, which is featured in Peter Jackson's upcoming Disney+ documentary is NOT included in the box set. Only one song from the roof will be in the box. According to Beatlefan fanzine, the reason the full concert isn't included in the box set may be the result of restrictions imposed by Disney.

~ The official announcement is coming soon and the box will be released in mid-October.

08/19/2021

And the tour postponements are beginning to accumulate. Alan Parsons has now postponed nearly one month's worth of U.S. shows.

08/13/2021

The Mets’ Jacob DeGrom will remain shut down for two more weeks. His forearm inflammation has improved a bit, but not enough to restart throwing. Why can’t being a Mets fan ever be easy.

Terribly sad news this Friday afternoon...Beloved singer and songwriter, Nanci Griffith, has died at the age of 68. No c...
08/13/2021

Terribly sad news this Friday afternoon...
Beloved singer and songwriter, Nanci Griffith, has died at the age of 68. No cause of death was given. Nanci was born in Texas on July 6, 1953. She issued her debut album, "There's A Light Beyond These Woods, in 1978. It was the first of twenty non-compilation albums Nanci released. A year after releasing 2012's "Intersection", Nanci retired from the music business.

Terribly sad news this Friday afternoon...
Beloved singer and songwriter, Nanci Griffith, has died at the age of 68. No cause of death was given. Nanci was born in Texas on July 6, 1953. She issued her debut album, "There's A Light Beyond These Woods, in 1978. It was the first of twenty non-compilation albums Nanci released. A year after releasing 2012's "Intersection", Nanci retired from the music business.

08/12/2021

I can always count on Ringo Starr to make me smile! A little while ago, Ringo Starr announced the release of his new EP, "Change The World". It will be released on September 24 (on CD, 10" vinyl, cassette and download/stream). The first "single" is "Let's Change The World". (The 10" vinyl EP will be available on November 19.

Before the pandemic, Ringo had announced that his 2019 album, "What's My Name", which was his twentieth solo studio album would be his last full length album and that he was only going to release new music via EPs. Earlier this year, he kept his word by issuing the fine, five song collection, "Zoom In". Now, Ringo follows "Zoom In" with "Change The World". The song "Let's Change The World" was written by longtime All Starr Band member, Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, both from the band, Toto.

08/12/2021

Wednesday night wackiness going on tonight on WFUV. Hang out with me until midnight!

I’ve been saying this was going to happen. Here we go...Stevie Nicks has cancelled all of her 2021 live appearances due ...
08/11/2021
Stevie Nicks Cancels 2021 Festival Appearances - Best Classic Bands

I’ve been saying this was going to happen. Here we go...
Stevie Nicks has cancelled all of her 2021 live appearances due to the resurgent COVID-19 crisis.

The singing legend cited "challenging times" amidst "the rising Covid cases [that] should be of concern to all of us. We look forward to a brighter 2022"

08/07/2021

It’s radio time at 1PM on WFUV.

I’ve lineup up new Courtney Barnett, R.E.M., Tears For Fears, two songs from the first Tom Tom Club album (from 40 years ago!), new Japanese Breakfast, Neil Young, Crowded House, new John Mayer, the Cars and a song from this week’s New Dig (our new album of the week), “Stand For Myself”, the second album from Yola.

In the NYC tri-state area, tune to 90.7 FM (and/or 90.7 FM-HD2). You can also listen online, at wfuv.org, and on our app.

What do you think the best Beatles album is? I think it's "Abbey Road". Some would pick the White Album or "Sgt. Pepper'...
08/06/2021

What do you think the best Beatles album is? I think it's "Abbey Road". Some would pick the White Album or "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". Maybe "Rubber Soul" or "A Hard Day's Night". There are many who'd go with "Revolver".

Yesterday, August 5, marked the 55th anniversary of the release of "Revolver" on Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom. The album came out three days later, on August 8, on Capitol Records here in the United States. According to the U.K. discography, which has been the worldwide standard since 1987, "Revolver" was the Beatles' seventh album, following "Rubber Soul" (from December 1965). Here in the U.S. - where (up until 1966) Beatles albums on Capitol were very different from their U.K. counterparts on Parlophone - "Revolver" was the next album after "Yesterday And Today" (issued in June 1966).

The material on "Revolver" was recorded over the course of April, May and June 1966 at EMI Studios with George Martin producing. The iconic album cover was drawn by the Beatles' close friend, Klaus Voorman.

As was the case with "Rubber Soul", the U.K. and U.S. editions of "Revolver" were similar, and had virtually identical artwork, but there were still some significant differences. In the U.K., "Revolver" featured fourteen songs. In the U.S., Capitol cut the album back to eleven tracks. Generally speaking, these track totals were the standards for each respective country.

Here's the track listing for the U.K. "Revolver", with notes identifying the differences on the U.S. edition:
SIDE ONE:
~ "Taxman" (written by George Harrison)
~ "Eleanor Rigby"
~ "I'm Only Sleeping" (**NOT ON U.S. EDITION)
~ "Love You To" (written by Harrison)
~ "Here, There And Everywhere"
~ "Yellow Submarine"
~ "She Said She Said"
SIDE TWO
~ "Good Day Sunshine"
~ "And Your Bird Can Sing" (**NOT ON U.S. EDITION)
~ "For No One"
~ "Doctor Robert" (**NOT ON U.S. EDITION)
~ "I Want To Tell You" (written by Harrison)
~ "Got To Get You Into My Life"
~ "Tomorrow Never Knows"
** "I'm Only Sleeping", "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Doctor Robert" were issued in the U.S. on Capitol's album "Yesterday And Today", released two months before "Revolver".
All songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except the three by George Harrison.

08/05/2021

Thanks to COVID-19 and the Delta variant, the New York / New Jersey Fest For Beatles Fans, rescheduled for October 1, 2 and 3, has been cancelled/postponed once again.

The new dates are April 1, 2 and 3, 2022. As has been the case since 2017, the Fest For Beatles Fans takes place at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.

This all began with the postponement of the 2020 New York / New Jersey Fest scheduled for late March 2020 - just as the pandemic was taking hold. It has been rescheduled and postponed numerous times since then.

Charlie Watts will miss the upcoming Rolling Stones "No Filter” tour as he recovers from a medical procedure. Steve Jord...
08/05/2021
Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts Drops Out of U.S. Tour After Medical Procedure

Charlie Watts will miss the upcoming Rolling Stones "No Filter” tour as he recovers from a medical procedure. Steve Jordan will fill in for Charlie on drums. Here’s wishing Charlie a speedy recovery.

“For once, my timing has been a little off,” Watts jokes. Longtime band associate Steve Jordan to fill in for Watts on entire tour

08/04/2021

Welcome to the slightly revamped “Darren DeVivo: WFUV DJ and Beatles Podcaster” page.

As you can see, I’m now referring to this nook on Facebook (notice the rhyme) as “my public page” or "side two”. This page will be where I’ll share my music information; for example - music news, album release information, assorted music fun facts, assorted not-so-fun facts, “liner notes” (like background information on the fiftieth anniversary of the day John Lennon bought a new toaster oven) and other assorted bits of of music knowledge that fall out of my slithering brain. Here, I’ll keep personal stuff to a minimum and I’ll act like an adult.

Please feel free to send me a friend request at "my personal page” or “side one” - "Darren DeVivo". I’ll still post some music and sports musings there, but that page will mainly be where I let my hair down (all twenty-three of them) and share personal rants and random bits of madness that won’t be on this page. Plus, I’ll curse a lot!!!

I’ll see you here...and there!

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Just wanted to drop by to let you know how much we miss hearing you in the evenings and Saturday afternoons. Hope you feel better soon.
Tonight's tunes have been well chosen, great show! As always, thanks!
My girlfriend Dawn's project. She loves to do artwork, especially on guitars.
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I think you'll like this.
Hi Godfather Darren!
RIP Bill Withers.
Good news and bad news to share. The good news is that Nick Lowe turns 71 today. Here's the bad news:
🎂🎉🎼🎶🎵 Felicitous Anniversary Of Your Emergence On This Planet! 🎶🎼🎉🎂
Coronavirus anthem?