On February 23, 1967, across the Great Pond at Abbey Road Studios, The Beatles were recording "Lovely Rita" for Sgt. Pepper. Meanwhile, at the Augusta General Hospital, I let out my first cry to the world. Twenty years later, I played "Lovely Rita" on the radio station I grew up with, WBLM. Taking over the Night Flight for the Captain, who moved to host The WBLM Morning Show, a teenage dream was realized. I'm a dyed-in-wool Mainah. In the '80s at Cony High School, I had a different colored Blimp t-shirt for each day of the week. When I'm not rockin' live with BLM, I'm rockin' at home in Westbrook with my wife, Sherry, and sons, Sam and Carter. Rip it hahd weekday afternoons at work and on the way home! Like me on Facebook! And remember, if the conniption fits, wear it!
ZZ Top Makes Portland History At CCCC Today In 1977
44 years ago today, the very first event happened at the brand new Civic Center. And it is of course quite fitting that here in Blimpville, the first event was a rock concert.
Hilarious Maine Cartoon Characters Will Return In A New Episode
It looks like they'll be having some fun lampooning the the summer music and pot festivals here in Vacationland.
Watch Maine Music Legend Bill Chinnock Captured Live In Portland
We found electrifying live footage of Bill Chinnock and his band blazing white-hot at The Great Northeast Music Hall in Portland, Maine circa 1981.
Eric Clapton Rocks A Full House At CCCC In Portland 39 Years Ago
On June 17, 1982, Maine Clapton fans sold out Portland's biggest venue once again for the guitar giant.
LOL With Troy & Mark’s Safety Hints For Summertime In Maine
The most important takeaway for us here is...maybe it's a good idea to keep your sunscreen away from the salad dressing.
Scorpions Rock Portland Like A Hurricane At CCCC In 1984
37 years ago this week, the Scorpions returned to Portland for their first headlining show at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
The Original Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Last Maine Concert In 1977
On June 14, 1977, it was the Portland arrival of Ronnie Van Zant and the guitar triple threat of Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, and Steve Gaines along with Billy Powell on keyboards, Leon Wilkinson on bass and Artimus Pyle on drums.
Watch Stunning Ring of Fire Eclipse Over Maine Time-Lapse Video
Isaac Crabtree made a marvelous time-lapse video of the "ring of fire' over Maine. He claims it won't "live up to the actual experience." While that may be true, we sure are glad to have this to enjoy.
Tickets Go On Sale For New Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
Find out how to get tickets to go play and learn with the kids at the beautiful new state-of-the-art facility on Thompson's Point in Portland
Here’s A List Of Every Concert At Augusta Civic Center In The 80s
There were some pretty amazing big name appearances in the Capital City. Augusta hosted everything from Rock to Country to Vegas.
The Kinks Rock CCCC In Portland For The Last Time In 1983
This was the State of Confusion tour and The Kinks played here in Portland the night before the album of the same name was released.
Hear 4 Classic Songs On Vinyl With Mysterious Backwards Messages
We thought it would be wicked fun to revisit 4 classic songs that you may or may not have scratched the hell out of back in the day.
Outdoor Summer Movie Series In Auburn Starts Friday
If you are looking for something a little different and fun to do on Fridays this summer, there's a great outdoor movies series happening in Auburn. It all starts this weekend on June 11 at Anniversary Park with a showing of the classic 1978 musical film, "Grease" starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.
Ready To Laugh? Bob Marley Shows That Were Sold Out Just Added Extra June Seats
With masks mandates gone and capacity restrictions being relaxed, there just so happen to be more tickets being released this June at four Maine venues.
Augusta’s National Historic Landmark Old Fort Western Is Now Open
If you as big a fan of Fort Western as I am, you'll be very glad to know that it is officially open just in time for family summer fun.
Blimp Time-Hop: ZZ Top Brings ‘Afterburner’ Live To Portland In 1986
On June 3, 1986, that “lil’ ol’ band from Texas” returned to Portland for their 5th appearance at the Cumberland County Civic Center. ZZ Top brought along their futuristic melding of blues guitar and dance beats to the stage for the first of two sold-out nights.