Sad news..

Due to the fact that I will be getting another job and will not be able to keep up with You Can’t Win I have decided to discontinue the site.


If there is someone out there willing to take over the site we can work something out (you will need your own registrar for the domains and hosting for the site).  Feel free to email me at ed (at) the sites’s domain (you can’t win (dot) net).

This week in Rock History

I’ve decided to revisit this but instead of daily I’ll do weekly.  Let me know what you think!

  • October 13
    • 1941:  Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel, solo) was born.
    • 1944: Robert Lamm (Chicago) was born.
    • 1947: Sammy Hagar (Solo, Van Halen) was born.
    • 1965: The Who record “My Generation”, a song that expresses the anger and frustration of teenagers of the day. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. The BBC initially refused to play the song because it did not want to offend people who stammer, but later reversed its decision. The tune would rise to number 2 in the UK, but stalled at number 74 in the US.
  • October 14
    • 1946: Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) was born.
    • 1978: All four solo albums by the members of KISS break through Billboard’s Top 100. Gene Simmons effort will prove to be the highest charting at #22, followed by Ace Freshly at #26, then Paul Stanley at #40 and Peter Crises at #43.
  • October 15
    • 1965: With a signing bonus of one dollar, Jimi Hendrix inked his first recording contract. He agreed on a 1% royalty on all of his recordings.  (ouch!)
    • 1966: Grace Slick quits the local San Francisco band The Great Society to join Jefferson Airplane. She replaces Signe Toly Anderson, who left the band to have a baby.
    • 1974: The US Supreme Court decides by a 7-2 vote to refuse to review a 1971 Federal Communications directive that broadcasters, in effect, censor songs with drug-oriented lyrics. The two dissenting votes are cast by Justices William J. Brennan and William O. Douglas, who say, “The government cannot, consistent with the First Amendment, require a broadcaster to censor its music.”
  • October 16
    • 1943: Fred Turner (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) was born.
    • 1947: Bob Weir (The Greatful Dead) was born.
  • October 17
    • 1946:  Jim Tucker (The Turtles) was born.
    • 1962: The Beatles made their first TV appearance in Britain when they appeared on Granada TV’s People And Places, singing “Love Me Do”.
    • 1969: The Kinks are finally able to launch their first US tour in over four years. The band had troubles getting permits from the American Federation of Musicians because the group appeared on Hullabaloo in 1966 without filing the proper paperwork.
  • October 18
    • 1926:  Chuck Berry was born.
    • 1949: Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon) was born.
    • 1952: Keith Knudson (The Doobie Brothers) was born.
    • 1975: Paul Simon hosts NBC’s Saturday Night Live and is joined by his former partner Art Garfunkel for a performance of their hits “Scarborough Fair” and “The Boxer”.
  • October 19
    • 1966: The Yardbirds arrive in New York for their first US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. After two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, that gave Rod Stewart his first major exposure.
    • 1967: The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was the #2 album in the UK. Holding down the top spot was the soundtrack to The Sound Of Music.
    • 1968: 18 year old Peter Frampton meets Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. After striking up a friendship, the two start planning a new group which will emerge as Humble Pie next April.
    • 1970: The film Ned Kelly, starring Mick Jagger in the lead role, is released and the critics wasted no time in telling Mick he should stick to singing. One reviewer wrote: “He looks about as lethal as last week’s lettuce.” Predictably, the movie bombed at the box office.

Going to Boston Market next week?

Next week (September 30th  though October 6th, 2013) south Florida Boston Market restaurants will be having a fundraiser for Service Dogs 4 Servicemen.  15% of your order will go to this great organization that adopts retired racing greyhounds and trains them to be service dogs for veterans.

There is a flier for this fundraiser.  You should bring the first page in with you which shows the actual fundraiser and the second page is a full list of the south Florida Boston Market locations.

You can keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates with this fundraiser as well as dates, times, and location where one of their trainers will be with one of the dogs.

You Can’t Win – HAS BEEN WON

Check out our answers page for season 12 to see what the answer to question #6 was!

Yet another hint today..

But today’s hint was an audio hint – you need to go to to listen (right now it is on the splash page).

I won’t give the hint away but it is a quote from a classic movie.

I think we’re going to have an answer very soon.

Today’s hint

Today’s hint is:

Ask Ron Magill – he will know.

Help Veterans get a service dog!

On August 21, 2013 California Pizza Kitchen in Pembroke Pines (11401 Pines Blvd #100, Pembroke Pines) will be hosting a FUNdraiser event for Service Dogs 4 ServiceMen. When you bring in this brochure 20% of your tab will be donated to the organization.  So stop by any time during the day and order some food and help a great cause!

Today’s hint..

Today’s hint is:

Lower extremities.

(Add in the hint from the other day – “It’s not human“)