Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 10/27/14 Springsteen Dons The Covers Of Both Time and Newsweek
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
Tonight, we look back on another day in Rock 'n' Roll history. Rewinding 39 years, October 27, 1975, Bruce Springsteen was the first rocker to be on the cover of both Time and Newsweek magazines. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, this was not by coincidence. When staffers at Time heard their competitors were about to one-up them with music's biggest name, they decided to jump on board, and do their own Springsteen piece. Bruce and his E. Street crew were fresh off the huge success of their third studio LP Born To Run. Bruce was quite proud of his feat, and why not? He had journalists comparing him to Coca-Cola, calling him Rock 'n' Roll's "real thing". He even changed lyrics of "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" to highlight his moment at a 1976 concert at Michigan State's Munn Ice Arena...
"Tell him now it's his last chance, Rosie. Tell him I ain't no freak. 'Cause I got my picture on the cover of Time and Newsweek"
Tonight, we listen to three from The Boss. Tune in for "I'm Goin' Down", "Prove It All Night", and "Thunder Road". It's tonight's Six O'Clock Triple Shot on 94.9 WMMQ!