I’m a chicken-fried fire-eatin’ son of a gun
Conceived by my devil daddy on a chicken run
Like a fireball flyin’ down Thunder Road
Daddy made momma but she shoulda’ said no
I’m the rawhide monster they named Number One
— The Cramps, Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon
Tonight we devoted the entire show to the Cramps, to acknowledge and commemorate the passing two days ago of the great musician and showman Lux Interior. Thanks for all the joy you’ve given us, Lux. We’ll remember.
Dr. Billy Taylor, American pianist, educator and composer, is interviewed about his upcoming appearance in the Twin Cities to perform Peaceful Warrior. A celebration of Black History Month presents the thematic thread for tonight’s program featuring African American performers Dr. Billy Taylor, Nina Simone, Sweet Honey In The Rock, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Kenny Barron and Barry Harris and The Julius Hemphill Sextet.