Wednesday, April 1, 2020

EPISODE 8: The Cherry On Top

Our story today follows a fairly well know man by the name of Sir Richard Starkey. Most of you probably already know where this is going, but for those who don't, Sir Starkey is better known as the one, the only...

Ringo Starr!
Ringo, of course, is best known for being the drummer of a little band some of you may have heard of called The Beatles.
He often gets a bad wrap for being a bad drummer, but that could not be further from the truth!

He is One of the Greatest Drummers of All Time and The Cherry on top of the Beatles Sundae.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

EPISODE 6: Never To Be Forgotten

Eddie Cochran is our subject today.. 
Eddie Cochran is a paramount figure of rock and roll...He was basically Chuck Berry and Elvis rolled into one person. He was the original "rocker" .. like mods vs rockers? yeah Eddie was who all those rocker kids aspired to be.. He could sing, he could play guitar, he was good looking. this kid really had it all going on. He was experimental with recording techniques, being one of the first to mess with multi-track recording and overdubbing..He even was one of the first to mix distortion into his sounds. 


Show Notes:


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Monday, March 9, 2020

EPISODE 5: Anarchy Tour

The notorious and ill-fated Anarchy Tour is our subject today. 
This tour was planned as the very first "Punk Rock" touring show which featured an all star line up. Sex Pistols, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, The Damned, and The Clash.

This story even features Malcom Mclaren.

If none of the band names ring a bell for you, just know that it is one hell of a line up... But also know that with this line up, its not surprising that the story gets pretty messy..

How messy you may ask? ?

Filthy and Furiously Messy.

...and for all those punk rock historian nerds out there, i know how seriously you take this subject, so listen in and tell me if i got any facts wrong. I will correct any errors. OR WILL I!?
...guess you'll have to tune in to fine out!

Sex Pistols ,Steve Jones. Anarchy Tour. 1976 


Show Notes:
Johnny Thunders Out Side CBGBs being interviewed about the upcoming anarchy tour by David "Buster Poindexter" Johansen (below)


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Sunday, March 8, 2020

EPISODE 4: Sister Not Mister

Today's episodes focus is on
Sister Rosetta Tharpe:
The God Mother of Rock N Roll.

If you haven't heard of her, don't feel bad! She was practically written out of History Books.
Here on Rock and Roll History, our intent is to set the record straight. 
I hope today's episode helps shine a light on this important figure of Rock and Roll.
Show Notes:
Train Station Performance Clip:

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Friday, February 28, 2020

EPISODE 3: Payola Party

Mr. Alan Freed is a man who I don't think needs any introduction.
If you need an introduction to Alan Freed then this episode is the place to start!

He was a radio DJ who pre-dates the term "Rock and Roll" .. some people even say he coined the phrase!

The Moondog himself, had a wild and energetic career as the voice of a generation, introducing many teenagers across the nation to a wide variety of different types of rhythm and blues.

Unfortunately he was caught up in the "PAYOLA" scandal.

Check out this show to get acquainted and pay your respects the man, the myth, the LEGEND!


Ventures - Twilight Zone
Trixie Smith - My Man Rocks Me
Benny Goodman - Lets Dance
Gene Ammons - Jug Head Ramble
Bill Haley - Rock Around the Clock (w/ Freed)
Frankie Lymon/Teenagers- Baby Baby (w/ Freed)
The Moonglows - 2 Songs (w/ Freed) 
Danny/Juniors - Rock and Roll is Here to Stay


-Full Episode with Alan Freed on
WINS New York
March 23rd 1955 (it was a Wednesday)

-Excellent Short Doc By Frank Allan

Show Notes:

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Today's story I think of as one of those legends that needs to be shared 
  since it falls into that
 "often over looked" 
category of Rock and Roll.

This episode is about a man name Brendan Mullen and a little club called The Masque and the influence they had on the early Los Angeles punk scene circa 1977 and how they changed rock and roll forever.
Show Notes:

Ironing out The Kinks - Gotta Move  

Star Wars Disco

Sex Pistols Celebrate the Silver Jubilee
Randoms - Lets Get Rid of New York
Judee Sill - The Pearl
The Eyes - Dont Talk To Me
The Bags - Survive (Alice Bag)
Alley Cats - Night of the Living Dead
Weirdos - Life of Crime
Backstage Pass - Legen



Brendan Mullen












BOOK: Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley 

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Friday, February 14, 2020

EPISODE 1: Podcast B. Goode

WELCOME! This is the Rock and Roll History Podcast website! 

        I finally got this thing semi-up and running. Thanks for your patience!

This is where we will feature all the Show Notes and provide those cool links and pictures that tie in with the stories.

Will also post all updates here. So come here to stay updated with the show.

If you have any questions or think i got any info wrong,
feel free to email me directly at:

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