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Happy Birthday Dee Snider

  • 6:15 pm Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by rockywbab

WBAB wishes one of our own, a friend of the station, a part of the fabiorc of Long Island and one our favorite sons…..Dee Snider.

How many of you remember seeing Twisted Sister in the clubs of Long Island?

I saw them at Adventureland, Hammerheads, Cheers and The Mad Hatter of StonyBrook.

WBAB says Happy Birthday to Dee Snider!

Some great Twisted moments!

This is rare from their days as a cover band!

Kiss Destroyer Anniversary

  • 6:02 pm Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by rockywbab

In 1976 I was 13 years old, and right in the age bracket to be a Kiss fan around that time. They were a comic book that played music, and me and my friends would spend hours in each others basements playing those songs and trying to play guitars and drums. We weren’t alone, Kiss had that effect on many of us across the country.

But this day was different, this was the day that they released Destroyer, an album that had hits on it, songs that radio would play, this was Kiss finest moment I think.

So WBAB celebrates the anniversary [More]

Things to Do During a Blizzard

  • 12:55 am Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by rockywbab

I found this list, several of these I will be doing later on today….

Listen to WBAB, call into the station and chat with the jocks, who have driven there just to bring you that music.
Play a board game. Choose an old-school one you have not played in forever. Props if it’s called Mall Madness.
Find a good hill within walking distance and go sledding!
Make snow angels!
Transform your bathroom into a home spa. Light scented candles, fill a bath with bubbles and hot water, and relax. Give yourself a manicure and pedicure. Use all those samples of expensive spa products that are [More]

Inside the Heads of People Who Don’t Like Music

  • 3:45 pm Saturday, March 11th, 2017 by rockywbab

Its almost inconceivable to me to imagine a world that doesn’t include music, it takes me places, it calms me, it also lifts me, feeds my ego and provides a living for me since I’m in my teens. I’ve been in a zillion bands, and worked on the radio for almost 30 years, music and my life go hand in hand. But there are people who don’t like ANY kind of music.

Check this out, a long read, but interesting!

Allison Sheridan couldn’t care less about music. Songs of love and heartbreak don’t bring her to tears, complex classical compositions don’t amaze [More]

Pink Floyd- The Dark Side of The Moon

  • 11:11 pm Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by rockywbab

Rocky’s Rock Facts:Today in 1973, Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album The Dark Side of The Moon in the US.

It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide.

For those of you who [More]

Brad Delp

  • 10:56 pm Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by rockywbab

On this day in 2007, Brad Delp lead singer of Boston committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in at his home in New Hampshire. He died from the smoke of two charcoal grills he’d lit inside his sealed master bathroom. He was found by police lying on a pillow on his bathroom floor with a note paper-clipped to his shirt which read: “Mr. Brad Delp. I am a lonely soul. Brad was one the best singers music has ever heard in my opinion, I saw him live a few times.

I was angry for a few years, I was a huge [More]

A letter to the Beatles

  • 10:23 pm Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by rockywbab

In 1964, Capitol Records released a song called ‘Letter To The Beatles’ by The Four Preps. The lyrics describe a boy lamenting the fact that he’s lost his girlfriend to The Fab Four. On its first day, the record shot to No.85 on the charts and it looked like The Preps were going to have another hit on their hands. Unfortunately they had included a few bars from ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ without permission and Capitol was forced to withdraw the single to avoid a lawsuit….from themselves! This is a funny song.

Kiss Destroyer Cola

  • 4:13 pm Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by rockywbab

KISS have announced that they are expanding their merchandise empire with the addition of a new brand of soft drinks that they will be calling KISS Destroyer Cola.

Here is the official word from the band, “Rocket Fizz and KISS have reached a gigantic licensing and co-branding agreement. Rocket Fizz will be bottling and distributing worldwide Kiss soda, beginning with the Kiss Destroyer Cola. Rocket Fizz will also be producing Kiss and Rocket Fizz co-branded t-shirts and tin signs.

“The KISS Destroyer Cola will be available in all Rocket Fizz stores in a few weeks. When you feel like you want to ‘rock [More]

Songs about “Doing it”

  • 10:44 pm Monday, March 6th, 2017 by rockywbab

There are many songs that are written about spending some time between the sheets and having fun with your lover. Some are cleverly disguised and others the lyrics tell you first hand what the writer was trying to say.

These are my picks for the top five songs about making love! If you want to make your own list, do so on our Facebook or Twitter pages. ROCKY

Billy Joel with The Young Rascals and John Mellencamp

  • 2:39 pm Sunday, March 5th, 2017 by rockywbab

Throughout his long-running residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel has often brought out special guest stars. At last night’s show, he had some help from John Mellencamp and helped stage a mini-reunion of two members of the Young Rascals, Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish.

After six songs, Joel, who has often cited the Young Rascals as a major influence, brought out Cavaliere and Cornish by saying that they were the best band he ever in his life, so much so that he almost gave up music rather than try to compete. They proceeded to play their biggest hit, [More]

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