October 2010 News
Music History in October
- 1958 - Payola hit the news this month when Billboard exposed the nationwide practice of record company execs paying off DJs to get their releases aired. The furor would eventually result in the career crash of DJ Alan Freed.
- 1969 - The Who performed on the Ed Sullivan Show.
- 1969 - "Led Zeppelin II" was released along with the start of Led Zeppelin's third U.S. tour.
- 1977 - "Street Survivors" was released by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Three days later vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines (Steve's sister) and road manager Dean Kilpatrick were killed when their plane crashed in Gillsburg, MS. The other five members of the band were seriously injured but survived the crash.
- 1962 - The Beatles first appeared on Great Britain's Grenada TV Network.
- 1988 - human effects box Bobby McFerrin scatted his way to top of the pops with "Don't Worry,Be Happy"
Birthdays This Month
Lindsay Buckingham, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chubby Checker, Bob Weir, John Mellencamp, and Steve Miller, Jackson Browne, John Entwistle, Peter Tosh, and John Lennon.
Parents and Grandparents – Wanna Play?
Today is the day to get signed up for lessons! Many of you never had the opportunity to learn how to play. Some of you started playing but stopped for some reason or another. It’s never too late to learn to play. Music is fun and it’s good for you! Playing a musical instrument exercises the Brain and fights memory loss; lowers blood pressure and will stave off depression. Scientific research shows that playing music reverses stress at the molecular level. Playing reduces job burnout and improves your mood. With all of the positive benefits to playing music, everyone should do it! There has never a better time to sign up for lessons! Start making music today!
Spooky Store Specials
Layaway your presents for Christmas now! Don’t wait till the last minute and spend a fortune all at once. Pick it out now, pay a little every few weeks and get your special musician something nice this Christmas.
The New Christmas Books are in! The New Christmas Books are in! We’ve just received a new shipment of Christmas Books.
We have special pricing on select items to get you in the mood for the Christmas Season. These specials are limited to stock on hand, and will only be available while supplies last!
Extra 15% off 8D and 7A Vic Firth wood tipped drumsticks
Extra 20% off remaining Snap Jack Guitar cables
Half off all remaining Four Star Colored Guitar Cables
40% off list on remaining Hercules Guitar stands
Half off on select Percussion Toys
Half price on Mapex drum pedals. Item # P320A.
Half off Stagg Clip on Tuner Item # CTU-2
Colored Rhythm Eggs only $1.69
The List goes on so come down to Jonathan Fletcher Music to take advantage of these specials while supplies last. Remember Sale is limited to stock on hand!
The Jonathan Fletcher Music
Fall Triple Play
$ On October 16th Jonathan Fletcher Music is sending out a promotional code via Facebook, Twitter and our monthly news letter.
$ Each promotional code may be redeemed for a $3.00 store credit toward any retail purchase. Redeem all three promotional codes and receive a $10.00 store credit toward any retail purchase.
$ To take full advantage of this offer you must be a friend or a fan of Jonathan Fletcher Music on Facebook, follow jfletchermusic on Twitter and subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Please print each promotional code and present them for store credit. The credit is for store retail purchases only and cannot be redeemed for cash or services. This offer expires on October 31st, 2010. Store credit must be used by December 31st, 2010. Promotional credits not redeemed by this date will expire. One store credit award per person, per family, per address. (maximum credit $10.00)
The First Code is “I gotta Fever”