Lennon’s Thanksgiving Concert Appearance

by Kevin Burton    On Thanksgiving night 1974, two of England’s best musical exports, John Lennon and Elton John appeared together in concert.    The appearance was Lennon paying off a bet of sorts.     His song “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night,” had just reached the top of the US Hot 100, something Lennon was …

New Zealand Tries To Tax Burping Cows

by Kevin Burton    Politicians, working in committees, will find a way.     Bet you five dollars they will. And cows will be cows.    This story from the Associated Press out of Wellington New Zealand, marries politics, agriculture and the unseemly but altogether natural acts of cows.     “New Zealand’s government on Tuesday proposed …

Here Comes The Spring, I Say It’s All Right

by Kevin Burton    Little darling, welcome to sunshine. Welcome to new beginnings.    We have breaking news on Page 7 today and it’s news you can use: In the northern hemisphere, spring begins tomorrow at 10:33 a.m. Central Time USA.    You might be in church at that time, so you can let your …

Could The Beatles Have Rocked The 70s?

by Kevin Burton    On my Amazon Echo device, Alexa Myers has made me a post-Beatles play list.  She calls it Beatles playlist because I couldn’t make her understand the name I wanted for it.  No matter.    The list has my favorite tunes from the Fab four after their 1970 breakup.    My first …