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.
The Timmons Brothers Rock Shows can come to your event. Book them for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Shows or presentations (such as Protest and Psychedelic Music: A Reflection of the Times (1967-1972), “The Split of Rock/Pop AM/FM Radio – 1968-1973″, and their latest presentation "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock". 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. Please visit the “Contact Us” page on our website to learn more about booking an event.
In addition to a variety of other impressive abilities, John is an instructor of Honors Program Special Topic courses. He is currently teaching “The Beatles: A Music and Popular Culture Revolution”, during the Fall semester 2019. He will be instructing a course “The 1960s: A Transformative Decade of Popular Music and Culture” for the Spring of 2020. Dave serves as a guest lecturer for various courses regarding popular culture. He is currently researching such topics as the rise of the FM Album Oriented Rock from the late 1960s into the 1970s as well as research on Mott The Hoople and Paul Revere and The Raiders. In November 2019, David was elected for an unprecedented third consecutive term to city council where he also currently serves as the president pro temp.
Timmons Brothers Present: Remembering Live Concert Tragedies on the 50th and 40th Anniversaries: The Rolling Stones and The Who
Air date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm
On Saturday, December 6, 1969, the Rolling Stones arranged a counterculture free rock festival at the Altamont Speedway in northern California to cap off their 1969 USA tour with a concert that would be the West Coast equivalent of Woodstock less than four months earlier in both scale and spirit. Without securing a venue for the festival until two days before the show, the hasty move resulted in numerous logistical problems including a lack of planning, of facilities, of food, and questionable security. It became be an epic event, but for all the wrong reasons when four people died.
On Monday, December 3, 1979, The Who was in Cincinnati as part of their World Tour for a sold-out concert with the majority of the seats being unassigned general admission tickets that were first-come, first-served. Although the concert was not scheduled to start until 8 p.m., a radio station announced that ticket holders would be admitted at 3:00 p.m. This resulted in confusion with an early large arriving crowd, only two unlocked arena doors, and a surge of many people who thought the concert was starting early. The event left eleven concert-goers dead and twenty-six others injured.
Tonight, the Timmons Brothers remember these two tragedies on the 50th and 40th anniversary of each and why we cannot forget these and other similar live concert tragedies.
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Since 2009, the Timmons Brothers have addressed nearly 40 shows on JohnTalkRadio.
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. You may also go to a drop down box from the "Press” tab and access a year if you are interested in listening to shows from a specific year. When you click on the link, it takes a few seconds to buffer, then the show you chose begins. The length of shows are either 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Enjoy!
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 Millennials 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 vintage 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.
Our June 2015 show in the Let Freedom Ring festival in Ohio was selected in the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio in the “Weekender” of Thursday, June 25 for one of the top five things to do over the weekend. Here on the attachment below is a scan from the newspaper. Our show is called “Trivia Hop” and the blurb promotes our website. This is the second time the Timmons Brothers have received this distinction as they were also a “Five to Try” in 2013 when Kenny Chesney was the top on the cover of the “Weekender” and we were one of the “hidden gems”. It is quite a thrill to receive such recognition a second time and reach so many new people to see one of our shows for the first time.
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 for the second time in three years as “One of the Five to Try” events for central Ohio by the Columbus Dispatch on a holiday weekend. When David Timmons was asked about the 2013 shows, he commented, “We had as much fun as the audience and they left with smiles.” In reference to the summer 2015 shows, John Timmons stated, “It is an honor to be a hidden gem and see the look of people in the audience being truly entertained when they ‘discover’ us.”
The Columbus Dispatch chooses five events occurring in Ohio each weekend that are hidden gems for entertainment. The Timmons Brothers have twice received this exclusive recognition.