2016 Shows-Timmons Brothers Guest Appearances

Timmons Brothers Rock Historians: “The Who: From Rock Operas to Definitive Classic Rock”

Original airdate: November 19, 2016


When The Who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, guitarist Pete Townshend in his acceptance speech labeled the band as “both an irritant and an innovator” for rock music. During his speech to induct The Who, Bono of U2 openly admitted The Who was their role model for a rock band and for this, “he both loved them and hated them”. Initially, known for a string of classic singles with such songs as “My Generation” and “I Can See for Miles”, they turned to concept-driven albums with the 1969 release of Tommy followed by Quadrophenia while maintaining their rock edge with live powerful, dynamic concerts and the release of Who’s Next. Other than The Beatles, there may not have been any other quartet in rock and roll where the four members (Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon) were almost known as well individually as they were known as a band. Join us as we look at The Who – The Keith Moon Years from 1964-1978. “The Who: From Rock Operas to Definitive Classic Rock” 


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Timmons Brothers Rock Historians: “TV’s Portrayal of Rock ‘n’ Roll through the Decades”

Original airdate: August 27, 2016


The Timmons Brothers will address the love-hate affair between rock and roll and television. Since the 1950s when both industries began to blossom to the present, TV and rock have been at odds sometimes and have enjoyed some moments of mutual celebration, but for the most part, they co-exist. From the early days of rock and roll when bands appeared on such television shows as The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, Top of the Pops, and others, censorship was evident. Although acts such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors performed their music amid controversy, some of rock’s greatest moments such as The Beatles American debut, the 1985 Live Aid Concert, and Michael Jackson’s moonwalk, also were captured on TV. There is sure to be something to trigger a memory of historical rock and roll moments on television. “TV’s Portrayal of Rock ‘n’ Roll through the Decades” 


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Timmons Brothers Rock Historians: The Beatles Sgt. Pepper: The Legacy of An Album”

Original airdate: June 4, 2016


In 1967 upon its release date of June 1, Time magazine declared it “a historic departure in the progress of music”. Newsweek called it a “masterpiece”, comparing the lyrics with classic literary works, and The New Statesman hailed its elevation of pop music to the level of fine art. By 2003, the Library of Congress placed it in the National Recording Registry honoring the work as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number one in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Of course, it is the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album. Why wait until 2017 for the golden anniversary as the Timmons Brothers will explore and reveal insights in this show of perhaps the most talked about single album ever. “The Beatles Sgt. Pepper: The Legacy of An Album” 


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Bowie, Frey, and Kantner – January 2016: A Reflection on Their Past and Rock’s Future”

Original airdate: March 5, 2016


Starting with the British Invasion in 1964 through today, the number of successful artists who have elevated to rock legend status in the world of rock ‘n’ roll is unparalleled for popular culture. As growing numbers continue to rock well into their golden years, many rock icons are reflecting on their careers by releasing memoirs and autobiographies; while others are in their actual farewell tours. However, with the loss of David Bowie, Glen Frey, and Paul Kantner in the month of January 2016, the Timmons Brothers will reflect on the career of these three icons and address the issue that January 2016 may become the benchmark (month and year) we will later remember as the time when the loss of rock legends of natural causes began to reach an unprecedented pace. As the Righteous Brothers said, “If there’s a rock and roll heaven, you know they’ve got a hell of a band“. It will be a band far better than we have here. “Bowie, Frey, and Kantner – January 2016: A Reflection on Their Past and Rock’s Future” 


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