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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!”


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The week of December 6th:

Monday, 12/6:  Roy Orbison

Tuesday, 12/7:  Foreigner 

Wednesday, 12/8:  John Lennon

Thursday, 12/9:  CCR

Friday, 12/10:  Otis Redding


The week of November 29th:

Monday, 11/29:  George Harrison – Isn’t It A Pity

Tuesday, 11/30:  Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell

Wednesday, 12/1:  Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute

Thursday, 12/2:  Joe Cocker – The Letter

Friday, 12/3:  Beatles – Nowhere Man


The week of November 29th:

Monday, 11/29:  George Harrison – Isn’t It A Pity

Tuesday, 11/30:  Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell

Wednesday, 12/1:  Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute

Thursday, 12/2:  Joe Cocker – The Letter

Friday, 12/3:  Beatles – Nowhere Man


The week of November 22nd:

Monday, 11/22:  Youngbloods – Get Together

Tuesday, 11/23:  Rolling Stones – It’s Only Rock N’ Roll

Wednesday, 11/24:  Ringo Starr – Photograph


The week of November 15th:

Monday, 11/15:  Grand Funk Railroad – Footstompin’ Music

Tuesday, 11/16:  Stephen Stills – Love The One Your With

Wednesday, 11/17:  John Lennon – (Just Like) Starting Over

Thursday, 11/18:  AC/DC – Back In Black

Friday, 11/19:  Emerson Lake and Palmer – Still You Turn Me On


The week of November 8th:

Monday, 11/8:  Led Zeppelin – Rock & Roll

Tuesday, 11/9:  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Breakdown

Wednesday, 11/10:  Atlanta Rhythm Section – So Into You

Thursday, 11/11:  Ides of March – L.A. Goodbye

Friday, 11/12:  Neil Young – Harvest Moon


The week of November 1st:

Monday, 11/1:  Canned Heat – Going Up The Country

Tuesday, 11/2:  CCR – Fortunate Son

Wednesday, 11/3:  Eagles – I Can’t Tell You Why

Thursday, 11/4:  Uriah Heep – Stealin’

Friday, 11/5:  Bryan Adams – Cuts Like A Knife


The week of October 25th:

Monday, 10/25:  Cream – Swlabr

Tuesday, 10/26:  Elton John – Your Song

Wednesday, 10/27:  Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side

Thursday, 10/28:  Huey Lewis & The News – Walking On A Thin Line

Friday, 10/29:  Allman Brothers – Revival


The week of October 18th:

Monday, 10/18:  REO Speedwagon – Ridin’ The Storm Out

Tuesday, 10/19:  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Here Comes My Girl

Wednesday, 10/20:  Rolling Stones – Angie

Thursday, 10/21:  Meatloaf – Hot Summer Night

Friday, 10/22:  Bob Seger – Rock n’ Roll Never Forgets


The week of October 11th:

Monday, 10/11:  –No 1:45 Today–

Tuesday, 10/12:  Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart

Wednesday, 10/13:  Paul Simon – Slip Sliding Away

Thursday, 10/14:  Moody Blues – The Voice

Friday, 10/15:  Barry McGuire – Eve Of Destruction


The week of October 4th:

Monday, 10/4:  Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song

Tuesday, 10/5:  Steve Miller Band – Swingtown

Wednesday, 10/6:  Van Halen – Jump

Thursday, 10/7:  John Mellencamp – Cherry Bomb

Friday, 10/8:  The Beatles – She’s A Woman


The week of September 27th:

Monday, 9/27:  Bachman Turner Overdrive – Takin’ Care Of Business

Tuesday, 9/28:  Steppenwolf – Hey Lawdy Mama

Wednesday, 9/29:  Monkees – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone

Thursday, 9/30:  Crosby, Stills & Nash – Helplessly Hoping

Friday, 10/1:  Styx – Crystal Ball


The week of September 20th:

Monday, 9/20:  Jim Croce – Operator

Tuesday, 9/21:  Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower

Wednesday, 9/22:  The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Thursday, 9/23:  Bruce Springsteen – Hungry Heart

Friday, 9/24:  Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights


The week of September 13th:

Monday, 9/13:  Chicago – Question 67 and 68

Tuesday, 9/14:  Supertramp – Sister Moonshine

Wednesday, 9/15:  Foghat – Fool For The City

Thursday, 9/16:  Sugarloaf – Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

Friday, 9/17:  The Tubes – She’s A Beauty


The week of September 6th:

Monday, 9/6:   –NO 1:45 TODAY–

Tuesday, 9/7:  The Pretenders – My City Was Gone

Wednesday, 9/8:  Association – Along Comes Mary

Thursday, 9/9:  Glenn Frey – You Belong To The City

Friday, 9/10:  –NO 1:45 TODAY–


The week of August 30th:

Monday, 8/30:  Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone

Tuesday, 8/31:  The Rolling Stones – Angie

Wednesday, 9/1:  Steve Miller Band – Living In The USA

Thursday, 9/2:  ELO – Turn To Stone

Friday, 9/3:   –NO 1:45 TODAY–


The week of August 23rd:

Monday, 8/23:  The Who – I Can See For Miles

Tuesday, 8/24:  James Gang – Midnight Man

Wednesday, 8/25:  The Knack – My Sharona

Thursday, 8/26:  Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Friday, 8/27:  Stevie Ray Vaughn – The House Is Rockin’


The week of August 16th:

Monday, 8/16:  American Breed – Bend Me, Shape Me

Tuesday, 8/17:  Boston – A Man I’ll Never Be

Wednesday, 8/18:  Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze

Thursday, 8/19:  The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

Friday, 8/20:  Allman Brothers Band – Ramblin’ Man


The week of August 9th:

Monday, 8/9:  Chase – Get It On

Tuesday, 8/10:  Neil Diamond – Cracklin’ Rosie

Wednesday, 8/11:  Guess Who – Star Baby

Thursday, 8/12:  Dire Straits – So Far Away

Friday, 8/13:  Dan Fogelberg – Part of the Plan


The week of August 2nd:

Bob is on Vacation


The week of July 26th:

Monday, 7/26:  Rolling Stones – She’s So Cold

Tuesday, 7/27:  Who – Magic Bus

Wednesday, 7/28:  Chicago – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day

Thursday, 7/29:  Rush – The Big Money

Friday, 7/30:  Sweet – Ballroom Blitz


The week of July 19th:

Monday, 7/19:  Wings – Listen To What The Man Said

Tuesday, 7/20:  Santana – Winning

Wednesday, 7/21:  Cat Stevens – Wild World

Thursday, 7/22:  Don Henley – The Heart Of The Matter

Friday, 7/23:  The Cars – Drive


The week of July 12th:

Monday, 7/12:  Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies

Tuesday, 7/13:  Journey – Who’s Crying Now

Wednesday, 7/14:  Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild

Thursday, 7/15:  Linda Ronstadt – When Will I Be Loved

Friday, 7/16:  Deep Purple – Hush


The week of July 5th:

Monday, 7/5:  Bob Off 

Tuesday, 7/6:  Santana – Everybody’s Everything

Wednesday, 7/7:  Ringo Starr – It Don’t Come Easy

Thursday, 7/8:  Bill Withers – Lean On Me

Friday, 7/9:  Grateful Dead – Truckin’


The week of June 28th:

Monday, 6/28:  Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Tuesday, 6/29:  Crosby, Stills and Nash – Marrakesh Express

Wednesday, 6/30:  George Harrison – Give Me Love

Thursday, 7/1:  The Band –  The Weight

Friday, 7/2:  Mountain – Mississippi Queen


The week of June 21st:

Bob is on Vacation


The week of June 14th:

Monday, 6/14:  Grand Funk Railroad – Closer to Home

Tuesday, 6/15:  Harry Nilsson – Coconut

Wednesday, 6/16:  The Pretenders – Message Of Love

Thursday, 6/17:  Carole King – Smackwater Jack

Friday, 6/18:  Paul McCartney & The Wings – Let Me Roll It


The week of June 7th:

Monday, 6/7:  Bob Welch – Ebony Eyes

Tuesday, 6/8:  U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Wednesday, 6/9:  The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden

Thursday, 6/10:  Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’


The week of June 1st:

Tuesday, 6/1:  The Police – King Of Pain

Wednesday, 6/2:  Johnny Rivers – Summer Rain

Thursday, 6/3:  The Byrds – So You Want To Be A Rock n’ Roll Star

Friday, 6/4:  Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World


The week of May 24th:

Monday, 5/24:  Bob Dylan – Positively 4th Street

Tuesday, 5/25:  Kansas – Play The Game Tonight

Wednesday, 5/26:  Guess Who – Undun

Thursday, 5/27:  Elton John – Rocket Man

Friday, 5/28:  Graham Nash – Chicago


The week of May 17th:

Monday, 5/17:  Rolling Stones – Paint It Black

Tuesday, 5/18:  Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me

Wednesday, 5/19:  ZZ Top – Tube Snake Boogie

Thursday, 5/20:  Doors – Touch Me

Friday, 5/21:  David Bowie – Let’s Dance


The week of May 10th:

Monday, 5/10:  Donovan – Sunshine Superman

Tuesday, 5/11:  Eric Burdon & War – Spill The Wine

Wednesday, 5/12:  Wilson Pickett – In The Midnight Hour

Thursday, 5/13:  J. Geils Band – Whammer Jammer

Friday, 5/14:  Cream – I Feel Free


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

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.