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Brief Mid Sixties Met: Lou Klimchock (1966)

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Louis Stephen Klimchock was born on October 15, 1939 in Hostettler, Pennsylvania. The left hand hitting infielder would get signed out of high school as an amatuer free agent in 1957 by the Kansas City A’s. At eighteen he made his debut playing in two games as the youngest player in the league. He spent four seasons in Kansas City with a couple of team mates who went on to be great managers, Dick Williams & Whitey Herzog. Klimchock was a career reserve player who saw action at third base, second base, outfield & one game at catcher. He won two batting titles hitting over .330 twice in the minor leagues. He also hit 19 HRs three different seasons in the minor but never carried that power over into the majors. He moved on to the Milwaukee Braves for four seasons, spending a brief time in Washington with the Senators in 1963 as well. He spent the first part of the 1965 season with the Braves but was sent to the New York Mets in September as the player to be named later in

Led Zeppelin-Nightwish & the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

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Led Zeppelin reunited for a press conference this week to announce the release of a film of their 2007 reunion show in honor of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The film Celebration Day will be released in theaters & on DVD this month. Zeppelin said "NO" to any chances of their being any kind of Zeppelin reunion tour or anything of the like. They seemed to be annoyed or even aggravated at any mention of a reunion. Understandably the press can be annoying, especially with people asking questions who don't know what Zeppelin was or meant to a generation. But as far as the way Zeppelin (mainly Plant) seems to handle this kind of excitement over a reunion, is getting kind of old. I think it's better that they don't try to reunite becacuse I don't think they would be able to pull it off, especially with Robert Plant's voice. I thing the main reason they don't do it is because they know there is no way Plant could pull of any of his old

Concert Review: Heart at The Beacon Theater- New York City 10/3/12

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There is a lot going on with Heart these days, their latest album Fanatic was released this week, a biography of their lives also just came out in a spectacular book, all fans must have. The audio book; Kicking & Screaming: A Story of Heart Soul & Rock & Roll, is even more special since it is narrated by Ann & Nancy themselves, as well as former band members & important figures in their lives as well. They just recently got a star on Hollywood Boulevard & for what its worth, were elected to the so called Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This week began another leg of their 2012 Tour, landing in the New York area for four shows this week with the first stop in Manhattan at the Beacon Theater. Nancy Wilson is looking as beautiful as she ever has. I have been a fan of hers since the 1970's, as she & Stevie Nicks were my female rock goddesses. I will never forget seeing Heart at Radio City Music Hall in 1985, as she walked up the ledge on the side

Former Seventies Italian / American Player: Bob Coluccio (1973-1978)

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Robert Pasquali Coluccio was born to Italian immigrants on October 2, 1951 in Centralia Washington. The five foot eleven right hand hitting outfielder starred in two sports getting offered both college football & baseball contracts. In 1969 he chose baseball signing with his home state baseball team the Seattle Pilots in their only year of existence. Coluccio hit .277 at A ball Clinton in 1970. In 1971 he went between A & AA ball but only hit .214. The Pilots moved to Milwaukee by 1973 & Coluccio beat out a young Gorman Thomas for their regular outfielder position in his rookie season. Coluccio was a speedy outfielder labeled “The Macaroni Pony” by the Brewers announcers. He only hit .224 but hit 15 HRs showing the most power he had until that point of his career. He also hit 21 doubles & drove in 58 runs. The next year he played in a few more games but got fewer at bats and his numbers fell off. He hit six HRs with 18 doubles & 31 RBIs. His 1975 baseball ca