Throwback Concert: R.E.M. at New Haven Coliseum 1987

Throwback Concert: R.E.M. at New Haven Coliseum 1987

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1987! That year PLR welcomed R.E.M. to New Haven Coliseum. R.E.M. hit the road in 1987 to support their fifth studio album “Document,” which featured such hit songs as The One I Love, It’s The End of the World…

Throwback Concert: Def Leppard at The XL Center 1987

Throwback Concert: Def Leppard at The XL Center 1987

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1987! That year PLR welcomed Def Leppard to Hartford’s XL Center (which was called Hartford Civic Center at the time). Def Leppard hit the road in 1987 to support their fourth studio album “Hysteria,” which featured major hits like…

Throwback Concert: Aerosmith at New Haven Coliseum 1987

Throwback Concert: Aerosmith at New Haven Coliseum 1987

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1987! That year PLR welcomed Aerosmith to New Haven Coliseum. Aerosmith hit the road in 1987 to support its commercially successful comeback album “Permanent Vacation,” which featured such hits as Dude (Looks Like a Lady), Angel, Rag Doll and…

50 Years, 50 Albums: Vote for 1987’s album

50 Years, 50 Albums: Vote for 1987’s album

Every Friday at 1pm Mike Lapitino plays 4 songs off a classic album from the past 50 years. This week we’re celebrating 1987 and we want you to pick the album! This week’s picks are: Aerosmith – Permanent Vacation Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction INXS – Kick Vote on Twitter at 991PLRFM Visit the…

99.1 PLR McDermott Chevrolet & Lexus This Year in PLR History: 1987

99.1 PLR McDermott Chevrolet & Lexus This Year in PLR History: 1987

PLR is 50! All of 2021, we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary. Check out the PLR archives here and check out some of the station’s great history. Listen daily at 11am, 1pm, 5pm and 9pm as we highlight some of the great music from all 50 years. This week is 1987. Every day, we will dip into…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1999: Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Californication’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1999: Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Californication’

Formed in Los Angeles in 1983 Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) have incorporated a wide spectrum of music genres from alternative rock, funk, hip hop, rap to psychedelic rock. Their Seventh studio album “Californication” marked the return of John Frusciante replacing Dave Navarro. Frusciante was also on Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik, both…

Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Eddie Wazoo

Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Eddie Wazoo

Eddie Wazoo was a staple at WPLR from 1975-1981. He’s most known as the afternoon drive host and music director during one of the most fertile times in rock music. He talks about how he got his name, great behind the scenes PLR stories and why it took so long for PLR to play The…

Throwback Concert: WPLR Memorial Day Concert 1999

Throwback Concert: WPLR Memorial Day Concert 1999

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1999! That year PLR held its annual Memorial Day Concert at historic Yale Field, home of baseball’s New Haven Ravens. The headliner was Blue Öyster Cult, who were out supporting their thirteenth studio album, Heaven Forbid, which was released…

Throwback Concert: Rage Against The Machine at New Haven Coliseum 1999

Throwback Concert: Rage Against The Machine at New Haven Coliseum 1999

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1999! That year PLR welcomed Rage Against The Machine to New Haven Coliseum. RATM hit the road in 1999 to support their third studio album, “The Battle of Los Angeles,” which featured such singles as Guerrilla Radio, Testify, Calm…

Throwback Concert: The Rolling Stones at The XL Center 1999

Throwback Concert: The Rolling Stones at The XL Center 1999

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1999! That year PLR welcomed The Rolling Stones to Hartford’s XL Center (formerly called the Hartford Civic Center) for two shows on back-to-back nights. The Stones were on their “No Security” Tour to support the live album “No Security,”…