Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for May 18th

1968 festival line-up’s like a perfect time-capsule… — Nakedness rules the chart! — John Hughes soundtrack classic goes to the top…

(Courtesy of A&M Records/Universal Pictures)
(Courtesy of A&M Records/Universal Pictures)

5/18/1968 (49 years ago today) – “Mommy, what were the 1960’s like?” “They were…exactly like this“: Approximately 100,000 music fans attend the first ever Miami Pop Festival, and the artists that got to perform are a near-perfect example of what the 1968 rock scene was all aboutThe Jimi Hendrix Experience were Saturday’s headliners; over the course of the day, there were sets by The Mothers Of Invention, Blue Cheer, Chuck Berry, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, The Blues Image, Pacific Gas & Electric and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown — One of the events promoters was Michael Lang, who would become famous as the main-man promoter of the legendary Woodstock Festival the following year — “Miami Pop” was originally scheduled as a two-day weekend event, but the Sunday show was rained out, inspiring Jimi Hendrix to write the classic “Rainy Day, Dream Away”

Subscribe to 102.9 WBLM on

5/18/1974 (43 years ago today)“Hopping on the bandwagon” couldn’t get much drearier than this: Ray Stevens kicks off three weeks in a row at No. 1 with the novelty tune “The Streak”, capitalizing on the then-current fad/craze of streaking (“running in a public place without wearing any clothes”). Actually, the practice had been around for decades, but 1974 was such a mess and culturally so friggin’ boring it became a big deal for a little while…

Subscribe to 102.9 WBLM on

5/18/1985 (37 years ago today)Simple Minds went to No. 1 on the singles chart with “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from the years big teen drama “The Breakfast Club”It was not a Simple Minds original piece, though; it happens a lot, you work hard, you pay your dues, you get critically acclaimed and then when you finally score a chart-topping single, it turns out to be a cover version — “Don’t You…” was written by Steve Schiff, guitarist and songwriter from Nina Hagen‘s band, and by Keith Forsey who would go on to win an Oscar for writing “Flashdance…What a Feeling!”. What can you do, at least it doesn’t suck…

Subscribe to 102.9 WBLM on

Share your mind-reading abilities with the Calendar here on our web site and on the WBLM Facebook and Twitter pages with the hashtag #TommysCoffeeBreak.

“Slow change may pull us apart/When the light gets into your heart…”, xoxo!

Best of WBLM

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wblm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 102.9 WBLM quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 102.9 WBLM contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.