July 2011 The Pop Shop Archives

Liberty Finch & DJ Izzy celebrate freedom on the radio during this post-Independence Day edition of the Pop Shop. Red, white and blue favorites, plus Elvis’ first Sun sessions, the Raspberries, Stones, Monkees and more.

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Kenny Rogers & the First Edition’s “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” tops the charts in the summer of ’69. Ten years later, riots ensue at Comiskey Park, when drunken and drug-addled baseball fans storm the field for “Disco Demolition Night,” a promotional event sandwiched between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers doubleheader. For fans, .98 and a disco record were admission to melee! Does disco really suck? Tune into the Pop Shop and find out!

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Hunter Stockton Thompson was born July 18, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky. The father of gonzo journalism left a literary legacy—literally trunk loads—of political features, personal letters and fiction. Tonight the Pop Shop celebrates the good doctor with gonzo-inspired pop. Pour yourself a Chivas rocks, sit back, and enjoy the ride!

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Michael Phillip Jagger turns 68 (!) today. We’ll hear Stones, solo Mick, and American soul inspirations. Plus, a slew of recent acquisitions to the ever-expanding Lincoln Terrace Music Library. Random or serendipitous? Tune in and find out!

And, this Saturday, July 30, the Pop Shop spins at the Dari-ette’s 60th birthday party! Festivities run from 1-9pm, with DJ Izzy, Liberty Finch and KFAI DJs, Sabrina Crews, Jackson Buck and Angie Pykonen.

Details on the Dari-ette anniversary party are on the facebook event page.

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