The Great Throwdini: Pushing the Limits

As featured in Believe the Unbelievable, amazing knife thrower The Great Throwdini has once again pushed the limits in performance and record holding. As noted in Believe the Unbelievable, Throwdini is one of the most profilic and noteworthy record holders featured by the Record Holders’ Republic for his knife throwing exploits.

This time, he’s featured in the Wall Street Journal for his death defying feats. Videos accompanying the story illustrate the improbable and fantastic skills he possesses.

Throwdini was also featured recently in AOL News, discussing his career and the book and its importance in the world of record keeping.

Rock and Roll History

How did we miss this?

Our new book reveals the amazing, true but unknown story of the British Invasion, and how pirate radio changed the face of rock and roll forever.

It’s called The Ship that Rocked the World:  How Radio Caroline Defied the Establishment, Launched the British Invasion and Made the Planet Safe for Rock and Roll, and was written by Tom Lodge, Radio Caroline’s top Deejay. It has a Foreword by Steven van Zandt.

Here’s a preview. There’s some great music in it, so make sure your sound is turned on:

www.shipthatrocked.com/radiocaroline.html

Think we’re exaggerating about the importance of Radio Caroline and Tom Lodge to the history of rock and roll? Pete Townshend said:

“Without Caroline we would not have sold a single record. Tom Lodge was a vital figure in Caroline’s most vital times.”

And, Paul McCartney said:

“Pirate radio, and in particular Radio Caroline, was a really exciting part of all of our lives in those days and summed up the spirit of the times culturally and musically.”

D-Day, June 6, 1944. What Americans heard back home.

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, radios across America came to life with the news everyone had been anticipating. The invasion of Europe had begun. One widely listened-to-broadcast was from the NBC Studios in New York by Robert St. John, the legendary journalist and also our long-time friend.  We are honored to again share the beginning of his D-Day Broadcast that day.

“This is the European Front. Once again being established in fire and blood.” — Robert St. John