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Have the boys from Altamont suddenly become The Rolling Stones Inc.?

When the Rolling Stones got into some legal troubles (over a closed men's room?) in Great Britain, the Who went into a studio and cut a cover of a Rolling Stones song as a show of solidarity.   (We've seen a copy of the record in Dr. Demento's private collection.)  

Back in the day, the Stones had a legal obligation to deliver an album and so they did.   Unfortunately, the material they delivered was unsuitable to their corporate masters and so the project was shelved.   The name of the album can't be printed in a family newspaper.   Try a Google search for the "Rolling Stones" and "contractual obligation album," if you want to find the name the band suggested.  

Jerry Lee Lewis had one song with a line that asked "How much would you pay to hear a living legend sing?"  

Is it true that Guns "n' Roses, who opened for the Rolling Stones during the Steel Wheels tour, will be inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame this year?   Who recorded the song "Time slips away"?   Or was it titled "Where Does the Time go?"?

How much money could a benefit concert raise if the lineup featured (hypothetically speaking) Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, the Who, the Kinks, and Furthur (the band formerly known as The Grateful Dead)?   This columnist paid $8 plus change for a ticket to see the Rolling Stones in Anaheim in 1978 (or so); concert tickets would probably cost more these days.   (Just guessing.)

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[Note: the World's Laziest Journalist assumes that if a band didn't play a gig before January 1, 1970, it is too new and untried to merit serious consideration -- although the guys with the band called "U2" are showing some promise.]

Good conservative musicians don't seem to hesitate when Sean Hannity puts out an invitation to play an annual benefit concert to help the Marines.   What up with all the rock musicians who make sizable fortunes singing about the salt of the earth and working man's blues?   Can they get their accountants to grant them permission to play just one Occupy Aid type concert gratis?

The Republican debates are getting the Republican viewpoint out to the public.   Why aren't the Democrats having debates during the primary season?   Are they subscribing to the "No dissention" among the ranks philosophy these days?  

No concert.   No debates.   No hoopla?   How do they expect to win in November?

President Nixon, President Reagan, and President George W. Bush all seemed to intuitively know the wisdom of W. C. Fields' advice about a second term:   "If a thing's worth having; it's worth cheating for."   The last two Democratic Presidents elected to two full terms in office were Bill Clinton and FDR.

Now the disk jockey will play the Cowsills' "We Can Fly," Them's "Here Comes the Night," and the Zombies' "Is This the Dream?"   We have to go see what's happening with Occupy Oakland.   Have a "Feeling Groovy" type week.

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