The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for July 1, 2022

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at

Tonight’s episode features songs that were based on historic events. Some are story-songs, others pull full inspiration from the moments in time.

Total 11 items

TimeArtistSongInspired By
7:01 PMMidnight OilBlue Sky MineWestern Australian asbestos miners who perished from mesothelioma
7:08 PMHank SnowThe Wreck OF The Old ’971903 train wreck
7:10 PMThe Kingston TrioM.T.A1940’s Boston mayoral campaign and hot-button issue regarding subway fares
7:14 PMHarry Chapin30,000 Pounds of Bananas1966 truck crash in Scranton, Pa.
7:21 PMBob DylanHurricaneArrest and conviction of Ruben “Hurricane” Carter
7:31 PMGordon LightfootCanadian Railroad TrilogyBuilding of the Trans-Canada Canadian Pacific Railway
7:36 PMThe PoliceInvisible Sun1980’s hunger strikers in Belfast, Ireland
7:43 PMTom Robinson BandLong Hot Summer1969 Stonewall Inn Rebellion
7:48 PM10ccRubber Bullets1971 Attica Prison Riot
7:54 PMFrank Zappa & The Mothers of InventionKing Kong BluesInterrupted by some stupid with a flare gun…
7:56 PMDeep PurpleSmoke On the Water1971 Montreux Casino fire