Monday, February 29, 2016



FEBRUARY 29, 2016

As a PawSox season ticket holder of 20+ years and a Pawtucket native, I am thrilled that
the PawSox will remain at McCoy Stadium for the next 3 seasons. What happens during
those three seasons might have some bearing on what the owners do.
While the saga of moving to Providence was on, individuals were telling me things that
supported a move and/or that McCoy Stadium wasn't up to snuff. Someone said that Ben
Mondor was actively trying to move the team before he died. Another person pointed
out that the state was paying $3 million for upkeep of McCoy.
So I contacted the PawSox front office and presented those statements to someone who
would know.
Regarding Ben Mondor actively seeking to move the team before he died:
The response was that Ben Mondor never had any thoughts of moving the PawSox.
As for that $3 million the state pays for upkeep of McCoy, I was informed that the
PawSox pay for upkeep of McCoy. The state may help with structural repairs for safety
reasons, but the cost is minimal and not near $1 million, never mind $3 million.
Also: the renovations in 1999 were funded by the PawSox who paid $6 million and the
state was believed to have contributed $12 million (Ed.:That was the best money ever
spent on a RI institution. Every fan who has passed through a turnstile at McCoy knows
that. The PawSox and McCoy Stadium are crown jewels in the Pawtucket firmament).
As for the individuals who insist on citing declining attendance at McCoy, I checked the
stats. The PawSox have drawn over 600,000 fans (2005-2009) five times and had
592,326 in 2010. In the five years between 2010-2014, the team drew over 500,000 fans.
Considering McCoy Stadium holds about 10,000 fans and has 72 home games,
attendance of over a half million fans a season makes the team a 'going concern' and
viable economic entity.
Drops in attendance figures are often caused by the weather and if the home games are
front loaded in April and May, months when the game is too cold for some fans.
Rainouts don't help. The quality of the team has an obvious impact.
Last year attendance was 466,600. The team was bad for much of the year. There was
significant backlash at the new ownership for stating that they wouldn't stay at McCoy.
This season is a new year. I exhort all PawSox fans to come out to a game or two this
year and give ownership reason not to move. Remember that Red Sox ownership wanted
to move from Fenway to a new stadium. Larry Lucchino brought in architect Janet
Marie Smith to save the day and Fenway.
So the new season brings hope that there will be sunny faces and dispositions at McCoy
as we watch prospects separate from suspects. Go PawSox! Stay PawSox!

Well the pitching is better with ace LHP David Price and closer Craig Kimbrel. There
are still a lot of question marks on this team even if most of the roster spots are taken.
Will they be the good Sox? The sloppy Sox? Both Sandoval and Ramirez have a lot to
prove defensively. Weak support will sink your ship.
They should be strong up the middle with Bogie and Petey and either Mookie or JBJ in
CF. As long as those corner infielders perform, the defense won't be an Achille's Heel.
The starters look stronger with Eduardo Rodriguez and a healthy (cross your fingers)
Clay Buchholz. Porcello and Kelly will have to be the late 2015 season pitchers.
Catching will be strong with Swihart and Hanigan. Vazquez will be stockpiled in
Pawtucket until he's physically ready and/or the Hanley “No Hands” experiment blows
up and they move Swihart or Hanigan to 1st to backup Travis Shaw. Shaw can also play
3rd so the Panda better not have a bamboo bat as well as eating too much bamboo.
I'm locked in to the first spring training games. The Wed. 3/3 game vs Minnesota (7:05)
is on NESN as is the Sat. (Yanks) and Sun. (Balt) games (3/5 and 3/6 both at 1:05). I'm
ready for that 162 game ride, so these spring exhibitions will whet my appetite.

• Read League of Denial written by brothers Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. It's
about NFL players getting CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) from concussive
hits and losing their lives to depression and dementia. The PBS Frontline documentary
(same name) and the movie Concussion is about this. As a lifelong NFL fan, it opened
my eyes about the dangers facing NFL players. Commissioners Paul Tagliabue and
Roger Goodell don't come off well as they and their paid off doctors (The Mild
Traumatic Brain Injury Committee) deny that concussions can lead to CTE. I hope that
Tom Brady quits after 2016 so that when he's retired he recognizes his wife and kids.

• Tom Brady just signed a 2 year extension to help the team with cap space. He's now
signed through 2019. The Pats better bolster that O line to prevent TB from getting CTE.

• The appeal of Judge Berman's vacating of Brady's 4 game suspension will be heard this
Thursday (3/3) by a 3 judge appeals court in NY. While the judges probably won't come
up with a ruling for a while, the questions they ask may give clues as to their decision.

• If you aren't totally tired of the 'Deflategate' issue, the Patriots site has two informative
pieces under 'Wells report context' and then 'critical articles'. One is by Houston attorney
Steph Stradley who shreds the NFL and its boneheaded handling of the situation. She
also answers readers' questions and explains why Kraft can't get back the draft picks.
The other piece is a friend of the court brief (Amicus Curiae) filed by NY attorney
Robert Blecker, who did it on his own and who tears apart not only the NFL, but the
Players' Association in not defending Brady better, including the NFL brief in which
they compared Brady's supposed conspiracy to deflate to the Black Sox scandal.

Ben Volin (Globe – 2/28), among others, pointed out that the NFL was found to have
hidden more than $100 million ('waived gate' revenue) from the Players' Association
with whom they are supposed to share revenue. Volin notes that besides the extra $12
Million in salary cap money each team will get $1.5 – 2 Million more for the salary cap.

• The NY Times' Tyler Kepner (2/28) had a piece on Yankee killer Dallas Keuchel who
beat NY 3 times last year, including the wild card game without giving up a run in the
3. There is a chart showing pitchers who have beaten the Yanks 4 times in a season
without a loss. Luis Tiant did it in 1973 with the Red Sox. And in 1974, Tiant went 5-1
vs. NY. Also on the list: Red Sox pitchers Al Nipper (1987) and Josh Beckett (2011).

Not too long ago, I mentioned The Wire (HBO) as one of the best written TV series. It
featured the travails of the Baltimore police in trying to handle the drug traffic and the
players in that market. Another TV show that was on for 5 seasons as well and is almost
as good as The Wire is Southland (NBC/TNT). Set in South LA, it depicts the police and
their day to day struggle to survive against criminals and their own kind. It's gritty
realism and not always happy endings mirror that found in The Wire. I ordered it
from the library (which allows extended time to watch each season series). Ann
Biderman created Southland. She is also the creator of Ray Donovan (2013-2014)
seen on Showtime.
The cast of Southland is excellent with Regina King as Detective Lydia Adams
and Michael Cudlitz as Officer John Cooper standing out. It includes Ben
McKenzie as Officer Ben Sherman, Shawn Hatosy as Detective Sammy Bryant,
and C Thomas Howell as 'Dewey' Dudek). IMDb gave the series an 8.5.

Buffalo Steve asked me music trivia - What was the shortest rock 'n' roll song? I heard
this as the song with the shortest title and after thinking said Johnnie Ray's Cry. Steve
pointed out that he wanted to know the shortest in time. Oh that would be Stay by
Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, 1:17 though if you play the song, it ends at 1:15.
So Steve asked what famous song Maurice Williams wrote. Gave me hints saying Dave
Somerville sang it and the band came from Canada. I didn't know. Well, it's the
Diamonds' Little Darlin'. I checked and it reached #2 on Billboard's Hot 100.
So I went back to Johnnie Ray and Buff Steve knew that he was deaf in one ear. I told
him per a bio of Dorothy Kilgallen, that she and Ray had a relationship. Kilgallen, I
noted, was a NY reporter when she joined What's My Line? Kilgallen had an 8 minute
interview with Jack Ruby (Lee Harvey Oswald's killer) in a courtroom side office in
March of 1964. No one but the two of them were present. Kilgallen was investigating
the JFK assassination. November 8, 1965, Kilgallen died under suspicious
circumstances. A bottle of barbiturates was on her dresser next to her bed where she was
found. Death was attributed to alcohol and Seconal overdose. A later analysis indicated
the presence of not only Seconal but Tuinal and Nembutal, two barbiturates for which
Kilgallen had no prescription.

What was the 7:21 minute song that was the singer's first single and written by a rising
songwriter out of Oklahoma that made it to #2? Why MacArthur Park sung by Richard
Harris and written by Jimmy Webb. Webb wrote some great songs including By the Time
I Get To Phoenix and Wichita Lineman (I also loved Galveston) for Glen Campbell.
When Campbell first met Webb he told him: "Get a haircut."(Wikipedia).Webb also
wrote Up Up and Away and 11 of the songs on the 5th Dimension's Magic Garden.
Readers Glenn Dewell, Bill Shea and Mike Curtis all had the correct answers.

What do You've Lost That Loving Feeling -Righteous Brothers, I Get Around and When I
Grow Up (to Be a Man) - Beach Boys, Monday, Monday – Mamas and Papas, For Your
Love – The Yardbirds, and Walk Away Renee - Left Banke, all have in common?
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JANUARY 25, 2016

Tell me I didn't just watch one of the worst playoff games Tom Brady has ever played.
Brady was brought down by a bruising bunch of Broncos and an ineffective (to be kind)
offensive line. Brady was sacked 4 times and hit 20 times. He threw the ball away at
times while under a constant siege of sackers. My notes reflect at least 8 poor passes
under pressure. Without a running game (gone with injuries to Blount and Lewis) to take
off some of the pressure on Brady, he had to throw the ball 56 times. Un-Bradylike, he
had more misses (29) than makes (27).
Brady probably never saw Von Miller whose interception gave the Broncos a short field
(NE 16) and an ensuing TD when TE Owen Daniels eluded Jaime Collins for the 2nd
time and put 14 next to Denver's score. Collins may have expected safety help on the
first Daniels touchdown, a pass down the middle with no Patriot in sight. Collins played
an otherwise excellent game (6 tackles, 2 assists, 3 tackles for a loss and 2 sacks).
However the damage was already done. They were the only two catches by Daniels.
This was a total team loss. While the D then held Denver to a FG before half and one in
the 2nd half, they faltered at crucial moments. Malcolm Butler in perfect position to
intercept or knock down a pass to Emmanuel Sanders who out leaps him for a 1st down.
While the Denver drive stalled, an INT would have been big.
The whole defense for letting lumbering Peyton Manning run 11 yards for a 1st down.
Who could have predicted that Stephen Gostkowski, the NFL record holder with 523
consecutive extra points would miss one at such a crucial time? It was only his 2nd ever
PAT miss. And it cost the Patriots a chance to tie on the last drive. On the replay it
looked like holder Ryan Allen had the ball tilted, not upright.
But then Bill Belichick could have gone for FGs two times in the 4th quarter but went
for it on 4th down. The first I can see because it was 4th and 1. However the 2nd was a
4th and 6, after a stupid false start penalty by RT Marcus Cannon, who had a horrible
game, constantly being turn-stiled by Denver rushers. So what had been 3rd and 1
became 4th and 6 (after Amendola's dropped pass). The Pats lost by 2 points. A field
goal would have changed that outcome.
Such an empty feeling when your team loses. Especially one step from the Super Bowl.
Yes we Patriots' fans have been spoiled by their success in making the playoffs every
year. However time is growing short for Tom Brady. He'll have one, maybe two more
chances at the ring if he avoids injury.
To ensure that, the Pats need offensive line help in the draft. As it was they took two
guards Tré Jackson and Shaq Mason in last year's draft. Both were starting guards most
of the season until Jackson got hurt. Now they need more help at tackle. Who knew that
the injury to LT Nate Solder would be so costly. RT Sebastian Vollmer had to switch to
LT. That weakened both tackle spots. Vollmer played with a bum ankle yesterday and
looked like it. In Jackson's place, Josh Kline played guard as if he were on rolling skates.
Patriots fans thought that with the return of Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola and a
semi-healthy Gronk, that Tom Brady could get back to winging the ball in 2 seconds or
less. Credit the Denver defense which jammed the receivers and made life hell for
Brady. Edelman (13 targets, 7 catches) and Gronk (15/8) weren't even the leading target
– that was James White (16/5) whom Brady missed a couple times on long passes down
the sidelines. Amendola was 8/5 and dropped what would have been a 1st down.
Keshawn Martin was only targeted once (no catch) and LaFell and Chandler who were
active never saw a pass.

The Patriots first touchdown was set up by the defense when Jonathan Freeny alertly
picked up a backwards pass, recovering it at the Denver 22. Two plays later the Pats
scored a TD. They wouldn't score another TD until their last series of the game. Going 2
for 15 on 3rd down will contribute to that.
Surprising that Michael Williams and Gronk weren't used more to help the tackles block
the outside rushers Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware. Scott Carpenter could have helped.
At a crucial point in the red zone, Gronk got dehydrated and cramped up. An important
weapon was on the sidelines as the Pats had to settle for a field goal.
That 52 yard FG that the Pats allowed just before half also hurt. It was set up by a 39
yard punt by Ryan Allen that gave Denver the ball at their 44 with 1:46 left.
Besides the INT by Von Miller, Darian Stewart had another when Brady tried to force
the ball to a well-covered James White. If you include the INT on the 2-point
conversion, Brady had 3 INTs. But you can't. With 7:02 left in the half, blood was
visible on Tom Brady's left elbow.
Darian Stewart had a head shot to James White but wasn't even flagged.
At the end of the game, the Broncos were using just a 3-man rush, yet were still putting
great pressure on Brady. Very disheartening to see. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips
had a superior game plan.
As poorly as the Pats played (and how well Denver's D did), it is amazing that the Pats
still had a chance to tie at the end of the game.
Bill Belichick may have lost his juju when the Pats won the toss and instead of deferring
as he had done all year, the Pats took the ball.
Phil Simms must have been sleeping during the telecast (concussion protocol?). He
missed Freeny's recovery of the backward pass and Jim Nantz had to point it out to him.
Then when the Patriots tablets went out (but not Denver's), Simms said that he didn't
know if the tablets would help the Patriots! Unbelievable! This is game analysis?
According to Ben Volin (Globe – 1/25), the Pats used an NFL high 13 starting
combinations on the offensive line during the season.
The Globe (1/25) Notebook revealed that the NFL will test a Bose system at the Pro
Bowl. It may replace the current headsets with which there have been numerous gaffes.

The Red Sox pitchers and catchers report to Ft. Myers in less than a month.
The Celtics are a fun bunch, young, well-coached and worth a look.
The Bruins need McQuaid back to shore up that defense which can't seem to hold a 3rd
period lead. They have been playing better of late.
The PC Friars did the unbelievable, going into the Wells Fargo Center and beating the
4th ranked Villanova Wildcats 82-76 in overtime. Villanova had beaten Big East teams
22 straight times and hadn't lost on their home court in 32 games. This PC Friars team
has the potential of doing serious damage in the Big Dance if their role players continue
to develop.

There have been a number of excellent movies of late. Victoria and I enjoyed Bridge of
Spies (IMDb – 7.7). We also liked The Revenant (8.3) very much. I was impressed with
Mad Max:Fury Road (8.2), one of the best action movies in years. George Miller who
did the original Mad Max did not disappoint. Also worthy: The 100-Year-Old Man Who
Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (7.1) and Ex Machina(7.7). If you love Rock
'N' Roll, see the documentary The Wrecking Crew (7.7) about LA studio musicians.

Fleet Feet Pete, like me, was an altar boy. We all had to know the Latin responses to the
priest's utterances. Pete recalled one – Dominic ate the biscuits (Dominus Vobiscum). I
told him that I never drank the wine which some of the altar boys found and imbibed.
We were talking about the potential blizzard heading our way over the weekend. One
guy yelled out “No school in Foster-Glocester.” I mentioned Salty Brine and that my
brother Brad was on his show as a 'ship mate'. I also told the guy that my state agency
was once at 24 Mason Street and we used to see Salty after he got off his radio show.
Salty would be in the men's room brushing his teeth. “Say good night, Jeff.” Woof.
Mike Module was talking about a customer who wanted him to fix something. The
customer said that he heard Mike was good. Mike assured him that he was but cautioned
that there are two 'o's in good, not one.
Bartender Beth told me that she was run into by a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and the dog
fractured the tibial plateau in her left knee. No word on how badly the dog was
I was talking to Fleet Feet Pete about having a few beers to 'clear the mind' or 'fog the
mind'. Pete added “Or shut off the mind.”
Spotted recently at the Hot Club – Contraire (being Contrary as always) and Twink.

That talented multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter/producer and actor who worked
with Iggy Pop and Lou Reed was David (née Jones) Bowie. Sad to see him go so early
at age 69 due to liver cancer. His music will live on with us as will his movies like The
Hunger and The Man Who Fell To Earth. Those who had the answer: Roger Boudreau,
Dennis Doyon, Steve Lenz and my brother Brad.

This song was the first single ever done by this person yet it made it to #2 on the charts.
It was written by a rising songwriter out of Oklahoma. The song was 7:21 long and
some stations wouldn't play it. The song has its detractors for its flowery lyrics. Name
that tune, the singer and, for extra points, the songwriter.
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JANUARY 18, 2016

My pre-game concerns started with the return of 'Sea bass' Vollmer to left tackle - play the whole game
and no injuries to the O line. Vollmer had the potential to protect Tom Brady's blind side and stabilize
the Offensive line, which he did. Brady threw 42 times and and was never sacked and hit but once plus
the roughing the passer on Dezman Moses.
Also I thought that the Defense needed to shut down KC's running attack to win time of possession and
make KC pass. Well the Chiefs had 80 yards in the 1st Half and for the game had the ball 15 minutes
and 42 seconds more than the Patriots. However another way of reducing rushing is to get up by two
scores which the Pats did in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. The Chiefs had 135 yards rushing for the game
so 55 in the 2nd Half.
The Pats' D held KC to two field goals in the red zone while the Pats were scoring 2 TDs. The first KC
drive lasted 17 plays but only got them 3 points for their effort. The Patriots 'bend but don't break'
defense did the job.
The second TD by the Pats was a remarkable one because the team started at their 2 after Danny
Amendola was penalized for unnecessary roughness. Then after getting a 1st down, the team was
penalized for a false start (LaFell). So it was 1st and 15 from their 9 yard line. That's when Keshawn
Martin beat out Gronk for a ball and the reception went for 42 yards.
It was also remarkable to see Brady galumph for 10 yards and what looked like a TD to me as Brady's
butt hit the pylon before his foot touched out of bonds. Ref didn't agree. The fiery Brady started
screaming at the coaches to challenge the call and later could be seen hugging Josh McDaniels making
up for his outburst. The ref didn't change the call – down at the 1. No problem, Mon. Give the ball to
#12 on a QB sneak. David Andrews was in the backfield on the play and wiped out a KC D-liner to the
left as Brady went over the top behind center Bryan Stork. The crowd went wild with 'B-r-a-d-y, B-r-a-
d-y' chants. When Brady was 'requesting' the challenge flag, I turned to the guy behind me and said,
“Yeah, Brady's not competitive.”
So with that 8 point lead, the Pats had to hold KC on it's opening 3rd quarter drive. An aside – KC won
the opening toss, but the ref went to Jackie Slater and asked kick or receive. Slater then pointed to KC
as the winners of the toss. Our guest, Connecticut Chris, pointed this out to me and it was evident on
the replay (this was confirmed by the Herald's Jeff Howe Sunday). Once again the refs had bungled a
simple call. This has been a debacle of a season for the refs who have changed the outcomes of a
number of games because they don't seem to know the rules. Time for Roger Goodell to get off the
throne and get professional and hire full-time referees who actually know the rule book.
Back to that opening 2nd Half drive - KC was moving well and had the ball at NE's 40. Chandler Jones
made the biggest play of the game as he stripped Knile Davis of the ball and Dont'a recovered at the 31.
It led to a Pats' TD (Gronk's 2nd) and put the Chiefs in a huge hole down 15 (21-6).
The Chiefs needed a circus catch by Jason Avant after QB Alex Smith eluded Chandler Jones' sack
attempt and dodged other potential sackers to aid in eventually scoring a TD that made it an
uncomfortable 8 point Patriot lead.
Even after the Pats scored two field goals to go up 14, I never felt comfortable . I wanted one more
score. After holding on 4th down and overcoming a Duron Harmon interception (drop it Duron to get
better field position). Thankfully the ref overruled the INT. So with the ball at midfield, and with 7:28
left in the game , I wanted the Pats to run the ball and the clock. Instead they went for the jugular by
passing on all 3 downs and took only 49 seconds off the clock before punting. When KC rallied to
within a TD and time running out, those extra seconds off the clock might have helped.
Gronk then caught the onsides kick. However I never felt like the game was in hand until Edelman
caught a deflected ball (by Tamba Hali) for a 1st down. And had that ball been intercepted, well...The
game isn't over until the clock reads all zeroes. Ask the Cardinals who allowed a last play tying TD.
Instead it was kneel down time and I could breathe a sigh of relief.
So now it's on to Denver. One team stands in the Patriots way to the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning
could be playing his last game. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in a duel. I'm going with Mr. Brady to
be protected by that O line and with the team D put Manning and the Broncos out to pasture.

Chandler Jones started the game (unlike Wes Welker) despite committing a huge faux pas. Guess
making fun of Rex Ryan's wifey foot fetish was worse. Jones' team leading 12.5 sacks might have had
something to do with it. And Jones was credited with the Pats only sack but Smith tripped over #72.
Nink and Chung had huge games, especially against the run. Chung had 5 tackles and 4 assists (9) to tie
Logan Ryan 8 and 1 (9) for the team lead. Nink was right behind at 4 and 2 (6).
Every Pats fan knew the importance of Julian Edelman to the offense. With him they were 50% on 3rd
down. Without him, they were around 33%. When the team came onto the field, Edelman raced down
the sideline and heaved the ball into the stands. Fans could sense that Edelman was back and he was,
being targeted 16 times with 10 catches. Gronk was next with 8 targets and 7 catches. LaFell caught 3
of 5 but only for 6 yards. Keshawn Martin's 2 catches of 4 targets produced 42 yards and 15 yards.
Alex Smith had only 65 yards passing in the 1st Half despite being 7 for 11 on 3rd down.
The Pats secondary did a great job on TE Travis Kelce who was held to 6 catches on 9 targets but for
only 23 yards. Jeremy Maclin playing with a high ankle sprain had 2 catches on 3 targets for 23 yards.
At one point I saw Jonathan Freeny in at LB. Then I saw Darius Fleming in at LB as well as Dekoda
Watson who walloped Chris Conley (I think) forcing a fumble after a catch and after Conley had run a
couple steps. The Pats recovered the ball but the refs ruled incomplete pass (naturally). Those 3 LBs
were in because of injuries to Jamie Collins, Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower.

Julian Edelman on Tom Brady's 10 yard 'gallop' to the end zone:
“Any time the Clydesdale gets running, the crowd goes crazy.”
(As reported by's Ryan Hannabie on 1/16)

Fleet Feet Pete and I were talking about the Powerball jackpot being $1.5 million. He opined what a
person would do with all that money. Finally he said that he'd create a foundation. “Perfect”, I said.
“You could call it the Fleet Feet Foundation.” Pete added that you had as much chance winning the
lottery as being hit by an asteroid.
So I asked Britt if she was as devastated as I was that David Bowie had died. She agreed and said that
she and Bowie share the same birthday. Elvis, too, she said and then added, “Three superstars.”
Claudia gave me her phone so I could watch the video for David Bowie's Lazarus from his Blackstar
CD. It was quite good and eerie knowing that he had died. Claudia also played some Bowie on the HC
jukebox and left me one song. So I played Under Pressure.
Our own Count Bassie played a song on the HC jukebox which had everyone laughing. It was a song
by Parliament/Funkadelic called Maggot Brain. It had a great guitar solo, lots of wah-wah and fuzz.
I mentioned to the Professors that Spotify had surveyed their most played albums by the Beatles. I
asked if they knew which Beatles' album it was. There was one correct answer. While Spotify noted
that One, the collection of all their singles was the most played, the actual studio album that is most
played is Abbey Road.
Congratulations to Flora and her husband on the birth of their first child, Sulo.
Overheard at the Hot Club: “Drinking beer is making your bladder gladder.'”
Fleet Feet Pete says that Avery Piano had a T-shirt that said, “I play for beer.”
Someone asked me if I was worried about the Patriots playing KC. “Hell, yes,” I said. “Do you
remember last year's game?”

So what is the world's longest surviving rock band that is still playing? Many of you responded with
the Rolling Stones who started in 1962. The answer though is the Dutch group Golden Earring which
started in 1961. They had huge hits with Radar Love (1973) and Twilight Zone (1982).

This chameleon superstar was a multi-instrumentalist who also wrote, sang, acted and produced other
artists, including Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. Name this great.
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