Join Paul Mendenhall weekday mornings for the WTTS Morning Show. Start your morning with lots of “world class” rock including an hour long music block that starts at 8:30 and Paul has information about shows, artists and pertinent local news and events.
At 7:35am, play the Morning Music Mindbender. Test your musical knowledge for a daily prize.
Week of November 11th
Win tickets for Grace Potter at the Vogue February 4th
Past Mindbender music trivia questions:
Monday November 11th
He didn’t face heavy combat but this rocker says his military experience largely at Fort Knox helped shape his life in many ways, personal discipline in particular. What 60s front man is is donating his proceeds from Woodstock 50 to building a house for a veteran?
Tuesday November 5th
It was this day in 1995 a special adaptation of a musical took place in New York City bringing together an eclectic collection of performers with 3 men, Jackson Browne, Roger Daltry, and Nathan Lane in prominent roles with singer songwriter Jewel cast in the starring role.
What musical were they recreating?
Glenn Frey would’ve been 71 today. Born and raised in Detroit he was once asked as a teenager to join a well known performer as he was breaking out nationally but Glenn’s mom forbade it when she found out he had smoked cannabis with the man. But 18 year old Glenn can be heard singing backing vocals on the break out hit of what legendary artist?
Thursday November 7th
That’s some Italian dinner! Five years ago today 2 fans paid $300,000 to eat lasagna at the home of a famous rocker. He was so impressed he threw in a guitar lesson and a trip around the block in his motorbike’s sidecar. All the money went to help injured servicemen and their families. Who also ended up giving the fans the shirt off his back?
It’s the 90th birth anniversary of Bert Berns. Berns was a prolific songwirter who died at age 38 in 1967. Berns wrote “Twist and Shout”, “Hang On Sloopy” and the Janis Joplin songs “Piece Of My Heart” and “Cry Baby”. Berns was also the co-founder of Bang Records which signed a new solo artist to a funky contract that screwed him out of millions upon millions of royalties for a song that has been covered dozens of times and has been played for the past 50 years radio including here. What legendary singer songwriter never made a penny on his biggest song?