On June 16, 1967, the three day "Monterey Pop Festival" in California got underway.The Summer of Love was in full bloom. The festival saw the first major appearances in the U.S.A. from The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
Otter Lake Days runs July 4th, 5th & 6th. Vendors are needed for the Open Air Market at Otter Lake Days on July 5. Otter Lake Days is sponsored by the Citizens of Otter Lake. Good, sell-able items are also being sought for the Silent Auction. Call Rosezetta at 810-793-4693 or 810-793-1247 for more information.
It’s the 8th Annual Polly Ann Trail Walk tomorrow Saturday, June 14th in Imlay City. This year’s theme for the second year is “Trails & Tails” with proceeds from the event benefiting the Friends of the Lapeer County Polly Ann Trail and Lapeer’s AdoptableAnimals.
Rock and roll history was being made at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco this week in 1975. Peter Frampton played two nights at Winterland and the concerts were recorded and a few months later would be used in part to make "Frampton Comes Alive."
Today was a big day for The Beatles. On June 12, 1965 at the invitation of the Queen of England The Beatles went to Buckingham palace to be awarded the M.B.E., "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire." There were a lot people in England who protested the band getting this prestigious honor.
One of the great rock & roll, blues, boogie drummers around is celebrating his birthday today. Frank Beard of ZZ Top is 65 years old. I love this line from Franks bio-information,“Having been impressed with the reaction that The Beatles had gotten from the girls in the audience, Frank took up the drums just to impress the ladies”.
Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer announces Summer Art Classes, for everyone in the family. "Youth Art Saturdays" return this summer on July 12 and run for five weeks to August 9th. Young students will work with local art educators Nick Lange and Marianna Fiedor to explore and build their appreciation of art.
Eric Clapton has put together a great tribute album to his old friend J.J.Cale. Due out on July 29th, “Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale”, has 16 Cale songs done up by Eric, Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks, Don White and John Mayer.
Paradise Animal Rescue on M-24 south of Burnside Road is looking for donations of wet dog food, wet cat food, scoopable cat litter, catnip mice, cat nail trimmers, paper towel and manila file folders. The rescue is also seeking volunteers for AM and PM chores, fundraising and a volunteer coordinator.
US 103.1 is hitting the road this summer to give you a shot at winning $100,000. The DM Burr Heating and Cooling and US 103.1′s $100 Grand Summer in partnership with Brady’s Business Systems is your chance to instantly win $100,000!
Join me this afternoon (6/9) from 5 pm until 6:30 pm at Jim Riehl's Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram in Lapeer
The Lapeer Seventh Day Adventist Church will be holding a Mega Clothing Giveaway on June 10 from 10 am to 6 pm and on June 11 and 12 from 10 am until 3 pm. Gently worn clothing will be offered and there will be something for everyone. Donations are always welcome.
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