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Throwback Thursday: JJ Cale

Throwback Thursday: JJ Cale

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from JJ Cale in honor of what would have been his 75th birthday. John Weldon Cale was born on December 5th, 1938 and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cale had a passion for music and moved out to Los Angeles during the 1960s. [...]

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

Throwback Thursday: Joni Mitchell

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of Joni Mitchell in honor of her 71st birthday! Joni Mitchell was born on November 7th, 1943 in Alberta, Canada. Her family moved to Saskatchewan and Mitchell was struck with polio. Beating the odds she recovered and began to sing and teach herself to play [...]

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

Throwback Thursday: Lou Reed

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of the Velvet Underground in memory of Lou Reed. Lewis “Lou” Reed was born in Brooklyn in 1942 and grew up on Long Island. Reed learned how to play guitar and gained an early interest in rock and roll music. Reed attended Syracuse University in [...]

Throwback Thursday: Paul McCartney

Throwback Thursday: Paul McCartney

This week for Throwback Thursday we are having a special set of Paul McCartney in honor of his latest album, New, which was released just on Tuesday. Sir James Paul McCartney is a living music legend with a career spanning almost fifty years. Starting off with humble beginnings with the Quarrymen in 1957 playing skiffle [...]

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of John Lennon in honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday. John Lennon was born on October 9th in Liverpool, England to mother Julia and father Alfred. John Lennon spent most of his childhood living with his aunt and uncle in a small [...]

Throwback Thursday: Sting

Throwback Thursday: Sting

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of the Police in honor of frontman Sting’s 63rd Birthday! Gordon Matthew Thomes Sumner is better known by his stage name Sting and was born October 2nd, 1951. Growing up in Wellsend, England Sting used to sneak into the nightclubs to catch acts like Cream [...]

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of Roxy Music in honor of Bryan Ferry’s 68th Birthday. Bryan Ferry was born in Washington, England to a small working class family. Ferry formed Roxy Music in 1970 beginning with Graham Simpson, Andy Mackay, and Brian Eno. There were many exchanging members of Roxy [...]

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of Jimi Hendrix in memory of his the forty-third anniversary of his death. James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was born November 27th, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. In the mid 1950’s Jimi used to carry around an old broom in elementary school and pretended it was a [...]

Throwback Thursday: The Smithereens

Throwback Thursday: The Smithereens

This week’s Throwback Thursday celebrates the twenty-second anniversary of The Smithereens’ album Blow Up! Pat DiNizio was born on October 12th, 1955 in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. DiNizio was interested in music from a very young age always next to the radio listening to his musical idols of the 60’s like The Beatles and Buddy [...]

Throwback Thursday: The Cranberries

Throwback Thursday: The Cranberries

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of songs from The Cranberries in honor of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s 42nd birthday! Dolores O’Riordan was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland and was the youngest of seven children. It was in 1990 that O’Riordan auditioned for a band called The Cranberry Saw Us [...]

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The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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