Watch John Lennon And Frank Zappa Jam At The Fillmore East, On This Day In 1971

first_imgOn June 5th, 1971, an unlikely meeting of two musical legends occurred at the historic Fillmore East in New York, NY when Frank Zappa and John Lennon shared the stage. Just a short while after The Beatles‘ reign had ended, Lennon continued to perform with his Plastic Ono Band. Meanwhile, Zappa was just making a name for himself with his off-the-wall style and sharp wit. It was certainly an exciting time for these legends to share the stage.The performance itself, however, is particularly bizarre. The three-song collaboration starts off with a blues-ish number, “Well (Baby Please Don’t Go),” a song that Lennon says he hadn’t played since his Liverpool days. Yoko Ono is caterwauling throughout this entire performance, an asset that comes into the limelight on the next song, “King Kong.” Zappa seems at times both amused and annoyed by the vocal contribution. They finish off the session with a jam on something called “Scumbag,” a free form jam based on the word scumbag.Fortunately, video footage of this show was captured as part of an eventual live release for Lennon. Though the album tanked, this video certainly captures an incredible moment in rock and roll history.Watch the three song set below.last_img read more

Cricket News IND v AUS – Australia’s make-or-break year begins with tough tour of India

first_imgAustralia have not won an ODI series in India for the last 10 years.Australia have won the ICC Cricket World Cup five times.Australia and England will play the Ashes contest in what will be the first series in the ICC Test Championships. highlights The India and Pakistan contests give them a tough trial by spin and they head for the World Cup. Following the end of the tournament, Australia square off against England in the Ashes contest in five Tests that will form the first matches of the new ICC Test Championship. This situation is a slight role reversal of what England faced in previous years. In 2007 and 2011, England had faced Australia in tough Tests Down Under and their World Cup performances took a dip. In this case, Australia comes straight off the World Cup and takes on England in swinging conditions where they have struggled in the last 14 years.‘Will get hurt’“I don’t think you need anything to put pep in your step when you’re going on an Aussie tour. If you are slightly off the mark, you are going to get hurt,” Australia skipper Finch remarked about their tour of India but he could have very well stated about the team’s chances in the coming six months.Australia currently cannot play spin well, cannot tackle swing and have had the far from ideal build-up for the ICC Cricket World Cup. When one looks at previous editions, the Australian side had built great momentum by winning consistently before the tournament. Whenever they have won over 80 percent of their ODIs before the World Cup, they have gone on to win the tournament with the exception of 2011 where they lost to India in the quarterfinals. In 2007, Australia lost five consecutive games before the World Cup but they went on to win the title.A loss against India and Pakistan will hurt their prospects in the World Cup. An early exit from the tournament will lower their confidence even further while a surrender of the Urn in England could break their cricketing morale for the whole year. The year 2019, in addition to being a World Cup year, is also the make-or-break year for Australian cricket. It all begins in India. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup is less than 100 days away. All the teams involved are gearing up to finalise their team composition and build momentum ahead of the event which will begin on May 30. For Australia, the five-time world champions, the side has suffered a downslide in the last one year. It has been a year since the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town against South Africa which resulted in the one-year bans on Steve Smith and David Warner, their best batsmen. The criticism and the damage to Australia’s reputation off the field have reflected in their poor performances Down Under. A series loss in Tests and T20Is to Pakistan, ODIs and T20I to South Africa as well as losses in Tests and ODIs against India is not an ideal build-up.If one looks at Australia’s schedule in the coming months, it is enormous. Aaron Finch’s side begin their last push to the World Cup with a two-match T20I and five ODI series against India followed by five ODIs against Pakistan in the UAE. In India, they have not won an ODI series for the last 10 years. With India winning nine out of their last 13 ODIs against Australia, the current world champions are low on confidence facing a team that is solid on all fronts and is high on confidence.last_img read more

Genesis Open: J.B. Holmes edges out Justin Thomas to win 5th PGA Tour event

first_img Genesis Open: Justin Thomas in sole possession of lead on Day 3 The early start to the event was capped off with a dramatic finish as J.B. Holmes and Justin Thomas went toe to toe for the top spot. Ultimately, Holmes secured his fifth PGA Tour win after shooting 14 under for the tournament to beat Thomas by one stroke.Holmes had a par save on the 13th hole to move into the lead. He shot even par the rest of the way for a final round of 1-under 70. Thomas, however, struggled as he carded two bogeys and one double bogey on the back nine. He posted a 4-over 75 on the day. Related News Matt Kuchar addresses criticism, apologizes for paying fill-in caddie $5K A big par save for @JBHolmesGolf, and he knows it. 💪#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/t0yi5zHOnL— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 17, 2019Rory McIlroy was also in contention but struggled with the conditions through holes 12-16. He carded three bogeys after the turn with just two birdies. A birdie and an eagle on the front nine helped McIlroy to a 2-under 69. He finished the weekend in a two-way tie for fourth place (11 under) with Marc Leishman.”It was really tough,” McIlroy said after his round. “It’s gusty. You know you’re hitting the right club and then the wind will gust on you and it’s a tough shot.”Si Woo Kim finished his final round well before the final pairings and was able to find solace from the wind. He finished in third place (12 under) after firing off his best round of the weekend, 5-under 66.Tiger Woods didn’t have the finish he was hoping for after completed a 6-under 65 third round earlier in the day. He had three birdies and two eagles to move into the top 10, but when he started his fourth and final round, he struggled to match those efforts. Woods started his round with three bogeys in his first seven holes and finished with a 1-over 72 — his worst round of the weekend.center_img The rain-affected Genesis Open didn’t see any more showers Sunday but wind was a factor as golfers finished their third and fourth rounds at the Riviera Golf Course on the California coast.The delay that started Thursday led to three full days of golf with players starting as early as 9 a.m. EST and finishing late. However, after the cut Saturday afternoon, play sped up with a shortened field. The third round was completed early Sunday morning and the final round went almost to nightfall. “I got tired, I don’t know if I’m the only one but I definitely felt it today,” Woods said.He finished in tied for 15th place (6 under).What a call on this @TigerWoods bunker shot. 🤯#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/Nx9jHQU3Ku— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 17, 2019last_img read more