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Each weekday at 10am & 10pm, The Drive’s Bob Stroud picks
ten great songs from one great year or sometimes a great theme to feature.

Vote for the song you heard on today’s Ten @ 10 that made you turn up your radio or made you go “oh wow!”


Join Bob Stroud each day at 1:45pm for a turntable trip as Bob drops the needle on some of your favorite 45 RPM singles.

The week of May 10th:

Monday, 5/10:  Donovan

Tuesday, 5/11:  Eric Burdon & War

Wednesday, 5/12:  Wilson Pickett

Thursday, 5/13:  J. Geils Band

Friday, 5/14:  Cream


The week of May 3rd:

Monday, 5/3:  REO Speedwagon – Don’t Let Him Go

Tuesday, 5/4:  Grand Funk Railroad – The Locomotion

Wednesday, 5/5:  CCR – Bad Moon Rising

Thursday, 5/6:  Bob Seger System – Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man

Friday, 5/7:  Simon & Garfunkel – I Am A Rock


The week of April 26th:

Monday, 4/26:  Gary Wright – Dream Weaver

Tuesday, 4/27:  Badfinger – Day After Day

Wednesday, 4/28:  Steely Dan – FM

Thursday, 4/29:  Aretha Franklin – Respect

Friday, 4/30:  Seals and Crofts – Diamond Girl


The week of April 19th:

Monday, 4/19:  Beatles – Ticket To Ride

Tuesday, 4/20:  Humble Pie – 30 Days In The Hole

Wednesday, 4/21:  Alice Cooper – No More Mr. Nice Guy

Thursday, 4/22:  Squeeze – Tempted

Friday, 4/23:  Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar


The week of April 5th:

Monday, 4/5:  Hollies – The Air That I Breathe

Tuesday, 4/6:  Beach Boys – California Girls

Wednesday, 4/7:  Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love

Thursday, 4/8:  Julian Lennon – Too Late For Goodbyes

Friday, 4/9:  Bob Dylan – Lay Lady Lay


The week of March 29th:

Monday, 3/29:  Led Zeppelin – Good Times Bad Times

Tuesday, 3/30:  Blind Faith – Can’t Find My Way Home

Wednesday, 3/31:  Bad Company – Can’t Get Enough

Thursday, 4/1:  Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes

Friday, 4/2:  Leon Russell – Back To The Island


The week of March 22nd:

Monday, 3/22:  The Yardbirds – Under Over Sideways Down

Tuesday, 3/23:  The Cars – Let’s Go

Wednesday, 3/24:  Nick Lowe – I Knew The Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll)

Thursday, 3/25:  Elton John – I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That

Friday, 3/26:  ELO – Can’t Get It Out Of My Head


The week of March 15th:

Tuesday, 3/16:  Robert Palmer – Every Kinda People

Wednesday, 3/17:  Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Thursday, 3/18:  The Mamas & The Papas – Twelve Thirty

Friday, 3/19:  Jethro Tull – Hymn 43


The week of March 8th:

Monday, 3/8:  The Eagles – Take It To The Limit

Tuesday, 3/9:  Paul Revere & The Raiders – Just Like Me

Wednesday, 3/10:  Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence

Thursday, 3/11:  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Carry On

Friday, 3/12:  James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend


The week of March 1st:

Monday, 3/1:  The Who – Substitute

Tuesday, 3/2:  The Beatles – Twist and Shout

Wednesday, 3/3:  Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride

Thursday, 3/4:  Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Friday, 3/5:  The Rolling Stones – 19th Nervous Breakdown


The week of February 22nd:

Monday, 2/22:  The Eagles – Hotel California

Tuesday, 2/23:  Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion

Wednesday, 2/24:  Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy

Thursday, 2/25:  The Beatles – For You Blue

Friday, 2/26:  The Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow


The week of February 15th:

Monday, 2/15:  Supertramp – Bloody Well Right

Tuesday, 2/16:  Beatles – From Me To You

Wednesday, 2/17:  Blackfoot – Highway Song

Thursday, 2/18:  Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets

Friday, 2/19:  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown


The week of February 8th:

Monday, 2/8:  Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together

Tuesday, 2/9:  Carole King – Sweet Seasons

Wednesday, 2/10:  Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

Thursday, 2/11:  The Monkees – I’m A Believer

Friday, 2/12:  The Doors – Love Her Madly


The week of February 1st:

Monday, 2/1:  The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand

Tuesday, 2/2:  Crosby, Stills & Nash – Marrakesh Express

Wednesday, 2/3:  Elton John – Crocodile Rock

Thursday, 2/4:  Fleetwood Mac – Silver Springs

Friday, 2/5:  Blood, Sweat & Tears – I Can’t Quit Her

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Rock n' Roll Roots 4.18.21

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Each week on The Drive’s Facebook page, Social Media Jock Emma Rimsa tries to stump “Mr. Encyclopedia of Rock” Bob Stroud with classic rock trivia.

What comedian played drums in a band with the members of Steely Dan while they were in college? When Jimmy Hendrix moved to England what musician did he live with? Who played the character of Tommy in The Who’s rock opera “Tommy?”

But now Emma needs YOUR help. Submit a classic rock trivia question below that you think will “Stump Stroud!” If Bob answers your question incorrectly, you’ll win a free 20th Anniversary Drive T-shirt!

BobStroud-bio150An acknowledged music junkie, Stroud’s non-radio musical past includes playing his grandmother’s Perry Como 78’s on her Victrola in 1957; buying his first four 45’s in 1962; getting his first transistor radio in 1963; buying “Meet the Beatles” in 1964; and fronting an 11-piece rock and R&B band called Rockestra from 1990 – 2000. In late 2003 Bob was contacted by Cryan’ Shames percussionist, Jim Pilster, aka, J.C. Hooke, and invited to become the new lead singer of this legendary Chicago band. When Bob bought his first Cryan’ Shames record at 15, he never dreamed he’d join the band at 51.

His understated presentation combined with WDRV’s focus on the music has resulted in WDRV being a top ranked station during midday’s since the day WDRV launched. In fact, it was Bob’s voice that introduced Chicagoan’s to 97.1 FM The Drive on April 2nd, 2001, the day it launched.

In 1980, Stroud created the popular Rock & Roll Roots show. “Roots”, as it is commonly referred to, spotlights different artists and groups from 1964 to the early 70’s, and has become a radio staple for classic rock fans. It airs on WDRV-FM every Sunday from 9a-Noon and 9p-Midnight.