5/19 on Dawn Eclectica – the 6th of July 1957: a Day that Changed the World Forever & Van Morrison – Unhinged?
Written by Paul Berger on May 15, 2021
I am taking a month off from Dawn Eclectica, but I have a special show for you on May 19 from 4-7 am.
On July 6, 1957, in the courtyard of St. Peter’s Church Woolton, Liverpool, a meeting occurred that would not only change music but the history of western civilization forever. It was on that sunny day that 16-year old John Lennon, after performing with his band The Quarrymen, was introduced to 15-year old Paul McCartney, who lived in the next township over. Hear a firsthand account of that remarkable meeting from Lennon’s definitive biographer.
Plus, Van Morrison has a new prodigious album out, but rumor has it that he has gone off the deep end with magical thinking and conspiracy theories. Make up your own mind by listening to a few cuts from his Latest Record Project Vol. 1. Musical humor by Randy Newman and Loudon Wainwright III. A Wonder Woman from California who also writes and performs wondrous folk music. A dip into early Motown. A live triple play by the Who. Not to mention the Bellamy Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, and Indian legend Kishore Kumar, and American legends Bob Dylan Tom Petty and Buddy Holly. Don’t miss Dawn Eclectica, live this Wednesday May 18 starting at 4 am or stream on demand afterwards by logging onto archive.kvmr.org.