Friday, March 1st, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
Last chance to win your family fun four pack of tickets to this week’s Monster Truck Jam in the Sun Bowl with the 101 # 1 Song of the Day replay. Listen for it between 10 am and 7 pm.
The 101 number one song of the day comes from the band whose name became synonymous with Southern California country rock. And it all started with Linda Ronstadt.
Each of the founding members had emigrated there from other parts of the country and each had experience playing in such bands as Poco, Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band and the Stone Poneys where Linda had gotten her start. She was preparing for a tour and needed backup. Her then manager, John Boylan recruited three of the eventual four members for the job but they were short a drummer. They called a friend, Don, and asked if he was interested. Later he recalled, “I was broke and here was a chance to earn $200 a week. They gelled and decided to form their own band and on March 1, 1975 they owned the number one song in America – it’s today’s 101 number one song of the day – (Best of My Love ) the Eagles