Keener Today – September 22


What’s Happening:

Apple will ship the iPhone 15 with a USB C port. Here’s what that means to us.

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. ~ Stevie Wonder

UM Regent Jordan Aker says college athletes should become employees and be paid a percentage of the mammoth TV deals being cut by conferences like the Big Ten. Writing in an NYT op-ed, the attorney who also consults on college athletics and governance says, “ If the governing bodies and universities do not choose to reform soon, the courts, tired of the hypocrisy, will force their hand.”

Meme of the day, via John Friest, the Motor City Rock and Roll Detective: “Call me old all you want. But my generation made music that will never be matched again.”

Today in History:

1965 – The Supremes record “I Hear A Symphony”, which will go on to become their sixth US number one.

1966 – The Lovin’ Spoonful earn a Gold record for their fifth US Top Ten single and first number one hit, “Summer in the City”.

1967 – A cartoon image of The Beatles wearing colorful outfits appears on the cover of Time magazine, along with the line “The Beatles / Their New Incarnation.”

1974 – The Sonny (Bono) Comedy Revue debuts on ABC-TV. It will be cancelled four months later.

1980 – John Lennon signs with Geffen Records. David Geffen promises to release his next album without even hearing any of the songs.

1982 – The Who kick off what they say is their farewell tour, a 40 date trip that will gross $23 million. They reunite three years later.

1989 – Composer/lyricist Irving Berlin dies at age 101 in New York City.

1995 – Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System agree to a $7.5 million merger.