The Timmons Brothers Rock n’ Roll Shows


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Check “About Us” to learn more about the background of the Timmons Brothers, their involvement in rock n roll, and interest in rock history.Welcome to our site. The Timmons Brothers (David and John) provide a series of rock shows including presentations on rock artists, eras, and “Rock N Roll Trivia Shows.” The Timmons Brothers have presented at diverse venues including university conferences, Chamber of Commerce conventions, city festivals, and college campuses. Please enjoy the site and learn more about the shows the Timmons Brothers present. Be sure to check back for updates.

 

Timmons Brothers Next Radio Show

Timmons Brothers - “The Roots and Branches of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Family Tree”

Air date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The roots of rock ‘n’ roll originate in multiple genres of music, but on a more narrow sense, rock artists can be the root of their own rock ‘n’ roll family tree. With the focus on two artists (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the career of Paul Rodgers) the Timmons Brothers trace the roots of each and the number of artists/bands from their family tree of rock ‘n’ roll. In part 1 of a series, you may be surprised how far their ripple effect extends.

Click here to listen to the show broadcast. Please note this link may take you to a promotion. If this is the case, please press the “back” button on your browser. This will allow you, the awesome listener, the ability to access the show!

Want to take part in the show? Call in at (877) 694-5613 to speak with the host, John Darlington.

If you cannot hear the show live, it will be available for your convenience on this same website (Timmonsrock.com) whenever you wish. Just click on our “Press” page and scroll down to find the latest show under our “Blog Talk Radio” section.

 

Timmons Brothers in the News Updates

With 2014 marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in the U.S.A., the Timmons Brothers have been giving their thoughts on the occasion. Below, John was included in an article in a South Carolina newspaper that landed on the front page of the Sunday edition. Click here to read the article.

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David is currently serving his second year on city council and continuing his research on the origin and the early years of Led Zeppelin. John will be serving on a panel at a University campus in the upcoming fall season. The topic will be “Americans and their British Obsessions.” He will be discussing the success of British rock’n’roll in the United States. More details to come. He just completed teaching an Honors Symposium on the 1960s Popular Music and Culture for the fall term. In the class, a range of topics from folk music to surf music to the British Invasion to the Summer of Love and Woodstock were explored. Of course, a huge dose of The Beatles was also included.

The Timmons Brothers were also the special guests on Fayette Focus, as they discussed their debut presentation, “Hollywood and Rock ‘n’ Roll: Through the Lens of Cinema”. Fayette Focus can be heard by accessing http://www.wchoam.com/main.html anywhere and anytime via podcast.

Recently, our show was selected in the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio in the “Weekender” of Thursday, June 27 for one of the top five things to do over the weekend. Here on the attachment below is a scan from the newspaper. Kenny Chesney was the top on the cover, but we were one of the “hidden gems”. It is quite a thrill to receive such recognition and reach so many new people to see one of our shows for the first time.

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Here is this excellent article from the Madison Press of July 11 and The Tribune of July 9.  The Timmons Brothers both think this article captures the ambience and atmosphere of one of their “Rock n Roll Trivia Shows” in a creative and humorous, which signifies the core of the show – informative yet entertaining.  We certainly want to acknowledge the writer of the article (Fran Odyniec -former editor of The Madison Press).

 

 

Timmons Brothers Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Show Voted as a ‘Top Five Event to Try’

The Timmons Brothers (who in the past have been voted one of the “Top Variety/Novelty Events” for the year by a college activities board) were voted as “One of the Five to Try” events for central Ohio by the Columbus Dispatch on a holiday weekend in 2013. When David Timmons was asked about the 2013 shows, he commented, “We had as much fun as the audience and they left with smiles.”

The Timmons Brothers appeared on WCHO 1250 AM Cool Oldies radio and the Fayette Focus program of June 14.

Here is the link to WCHO 1250AM Cool Oldies and the Fayette Focus program of June 14. The topic is the Rock ‘n’ Roll trivia Show.  It is about 12 minutes 12 seconds in length.

 

Check the “Shows” page for a list of presentations (topics and eras) and the “Rock N Roll Trivia Show.”

 

Past Internet Radio Shows with the Timmons Brothers

Interested in hearing the Timmons Brothers discuss various topics about the history of rock ‘n’ roll and its industry and culture? Full shows of their appearances on JohnTalkRadio, found on BlogTalkRadio, with host John Darlington are available on this web site by clicking on the “Press” tab, where you will find each show with the topic name, brief description and original air date. Choose a topic and click on the arrow inside the box for the topic you wish to hear. It takes a few seconds to buffer, then the show you chose begins. Enjoy!

 

 

The Timmons Brothers and a TV Show?!

The Timmons Brothers have been contacted by a casting producer in Los Angeles about a possible new TV program being created about people who are passionate about some aspect of popular culture. John and David have been contacted for their knowledge of rock ‘n’ roll and classic rock. So far, we have been casted over the phone and in a skype interview. Stay tuned. We will keep you posted.

Book the Timmons Brothers in 2014

The Timmons Brothers Rock Shows can come to your event. Book them for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Shows or presentations (such as “The British Invasion and America’s Response”). They may be booked for college campuses, city festivals, conferences, high school reunions and other events where people wish to share in an experience of memories and making new memories. They will meet your needs. For example, they will tailor the show to the audience and years from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Featured Show

Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Trivia Show

Music has a distinct way of evoking memories likes no other media. Popular rock and top 40 songs from an era elicit thoughts of places you visited or lived in addition to people, events and special moments. This game provides a great way to reminisce with friends and break the ice with acquaintances at settings as diverse as business conferences, class reunions, university campuses (especially family and home coming weekends) and community festivals. Baby boomers, Generation X and Millenials all enjoy the game to remember “their era” while learning more about “other eras”. Along with the memories, the Timmons Brothers balance their knowledge of rock ‘n roll with humor to make it an entertaining and fun event for all.

There are two games available with variations of each game, which are non-competitive and competitive.

The non-competitive
event is designed for social interaction where each question is open to anyone in the audience who volunteers to answer. There is not any official scorekeeping and people play for fun, which provides a friendly environment conducive to conversation, reliving nostalgic moments and giving everyone in the audience an opportunity to participate. It is our policy that audience members may participate only if they volunteer to answer a question as the game is set up to only call on audience members when they raise their hand and indicate they wish to be acknowledged to give a response. However, in both games (non-competitive and competitive) audience members find the game amusing to hear old songs and reflect on the memories whether they only watch or become involved in the game.

The competitive
game is designed for individuals or teams and utilizes a buzzer lock-out system in order to be acknowledged to provide a response to a question. In this game, scoring records are maintained and the individuals or teams compete for prizes provided by the discretion of the host. The competitive edition involves fewer participants to actively play the play, but the participating individuals or teams can be quite entertaining for the viewing audience members.

Both games utilize a computer program of two boards with five topics from rock ‘n’ roll and popular music on each board that span the decades from the 1950s through the 1980s. Inside each topical column are five questions, which are considered more difficult from the top of the column until the bottom of the column. Every other question is alternated with an audio stumper where the participant may choose a decade from the choice of the 1950s, the 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s. A brief segment of a popular song is played from the decade requested and the participant may be asked to name the artist, song title or both. When a participant responds to a question or audio stumper correctly, they may choose the next question from the board or the decade for an audio stumper depending if they answered a question from the board or an audio stumper. (By request, a new edition is available which includes questions and songs from the 1990s in addition to the other four decades).

If requested, only in the non-competitive edition, the Timmons Brothers will provide old records as prizes to be fun and funny and given out randomly for answering arbitrarily chosen questions. The host needs to provide a LCD projector, a screen and multiple electrical outlets.

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