Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: A New England Legend Is Born
Happy Birthday to legendary New England rocker Billy Squier! He was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts on May 12, 1950. The songs from Don’t Say No and Emotions in Motion were the soundtrack to growing up in the 80s here in Maine and beyond.
We’ll celebrate Billy’s 68th today with a great story from Maine’s King of Comedy, Bob Marley. The Squier show at the Civic Center in ’83 was his first concert experience and Bob has some wicked funny memories.
"Stroke Me! Stroke Me!...I don't think so, Billy Squier." -Bob Marley
And how 'bout this here? We found a really cool laid-back bluesy version of The Stroke captured live last September. Billy is joined by his guitar buddy, GE Smith of Hall & Oates and Saturday Night Live band fame on slide. Sounds amazing!
It's been over 30 years. Wouldn’t we love to see him get back to Portland again!