VRP - The ultimate classic rock podcast with big name interviews on every episode! Hosted by Paul Stephenson, a UK radio veteran, this high quality, comprehensive classic rock podcast won't disappoint! Follow the show at: https://www.vintagerockpod.com Part of Pantheon Podcasts Network.
On this day in 1986, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, the great and good of the music industry converged for the very first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony! With me to talk about this event and the background surrounding it is former guest on the show, comedian and Rock Hall super fan Joe Kwaczala! Check out the podcast that Joe hosts with Kristen Studard called Who Cares About The Rock Hall which you can find on all good podcast platforms! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this day in 1963, legendary producer George Martin oversaw the recording of the first song from a Liverpool band to go to number 1 in the UK. It wasn't The Beatles. BUT The Beatles DID record the song first, but the songwriter hated what he heard and refused to let them release it. This wonderful story is told in full by the songwriter himself, Mitch Murray, on today's episode of THIS DAY ROCKS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this day in 1984, Yes scored their biggest commercial success when Owner of a Lonely Heart went to number 1 on the Billboard chart. With me to share their personal feelings on this song are Yes super-fans, father and son duo, Dan and Steven Shinder from the Yesshift Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this day last year we lost one of entertainments largest figures, a man who sold over 100 million records worldwide and appeared in over 50 films and tv shows... Meat Loaf! On this episode you'll hear from St Elmos Fire legend John Parr, who owes his big break to Meat Loaf. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Born on this day in 1947 is the original singer with Deep Purple, Rod Evans. Little is known of Rod since the star of the 80's but there's no getting away from the fact that he was the frontman with the band when they scored their huge hit Hush in 1968. With me to talk more about Rod and his history is friend of the show, Nate from The Deep Purple Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sadly on this day in 2016 we lost Eagles founding member Glenn Frey, he was just 67 years old. With me on today's show to talk about his friendship and tell a funny story from their songwriting time together is Jack Tempchin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this day in 1996 was one of the most stacked Rock & Roll Hall of Fame classes - included were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Jefferson Airplane, Velvet Underground and Gladys Knight! On today's show you'll hear from a member of one of those bands talking about the Rock Hall induction! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this day in 1981 The Clash released the second single from their album 'Sandinista!', called 'Hitsville UK'. The song was a duet between lead guitarist Mick Jones and his then-girlfriend Ellen Foley. On today's episode you'll hear from Ellen about working on that song and about how bleak she found living in the UK at that time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this day in 1972, American Pie started a 4 week run at number 1 on the US Billboard singles chart. On today's episode you'll hear from Don McLean himself talking about the background to the song and whether he ever thought the song, at over 8 and a half minutes in length, was too long! To hear the full interview I did with Don check out Episode 56 of Vintage Rock Pod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this day in 1968 Vanilla Fudge gave a ground-breaking performance of their hit "You Keep Me Hanging On" on the Ed Sullivan Show. Flamboyance was the watchword as their energetic performance caught the populations attention. With me to talk about the choice of song and their live playing is the bands drummer, Carmine Appice! You can hear the full interview with Carmine where he tells stories about Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Ozzy Osbourne and Rod Stewart on Episode 43 of Vintage Rock Pod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this day in 1978 The Police entered the studio to begin recording their debut album, Outlandos d'Amour. It would go on to launch one of the biggest bands in the world. With me on today's episode is drummer with the band, Stewart Copeland. He talks about what it was like in the studio in the early days compared to much later when they had become famous. You can hear the full interview with Stewart Copeland on Episode 72 of Vintage Rock pod - he talks about why they split up, what the tension was between the members, the re-union and more. Plus it took place just after the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at Wembley Stadium so you get to hear all about that wonderful tribute event and all the big names that were there too. Episode 72, check it out!!
We heard the sad news yesterday that one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Jeff Beck, had sadly passed away. Unfortunately I never got the chance to interview Jeff but I have spoken with some of his former bandmates; Jim McCarty from the Yardbirds and Carmine Appice from Beck Bogert Appice. In this short episode I'll play out clips from those interviews where they talk about their time with Jeff.
On this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin released their self titled debut album in America. The record that launched a phenomenon! Containing Zeppelin classics such as 'Good Times Bad Times', 'Dazed and Confused' and 'Communication Breakdown' the album has gone on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide. With me today to talk about the background of the band and the album is Jason Barnard from The Strange Brew Podcast.
On this day in 1986 the world lost legendary Irish musician Phil Lynott. The Thin Lizzy leader was just 36 years old. To talk about his love of Phil and the moment he discovered him, today we hear from guitarist with Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more, Damon Johnson.
Happy birthday to a man twice inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Stephen Stills! As part of Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and CSN&Y) and his solo work, he's cemented his place in the pantheon of rock's greatest. On today's show you'll hear from his good friend and Buffalo Springfield bandmate, Richie Furay, as he tells the funny story of how Stephen convinced him to join his "band".
On today's THIS DAY ROCKS we are focussing on the number 1 single in the UK on this day in 1991. It's the one and only chart topping hit for one of Britain's greatest metal bands of all time - Iron Maiden! I'm joined by Uncles Steve from Uncle Steve's Iron Maiden Zone podcast to talk about how it became such a big hit!
A British institution aired for the very first time on this day in 1964 - Top Of The Pops! The popular programme attracted THE BIGGEST musicians on the planet across a 42 year run which made it the world's longest running weekly music show of all time! On today's THIS DAY ROCKS hear a short funny story from someone who played on TOTP in the 70s.
The superstar, Jeff Lynne, turns 75 years old today! He's a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, the heartbeat behind Electric Light Orchestra, a member of the Travelling Wilbury's, producer of the Beatles Anthology singles from John Lennon's demos and was awarded an OBE from the Queen on 2020. On today's episode you'll hear from his bandmate in The Move and ELO, Bev Bevan!
Lemmy Kilmister may have seemed indestructible, living a lifestyle that not many of us could get away with, but he sadly lost his short battle with cancer on this day in 2015. With me to talk about the hard living, rock legend is music journalist, author of 150 music books and host of History in 5 Songs podcast, Martin Popoff!
The mighty Led Zeppelin played their first ever live show in America on this day in 1968! The were the opening act in Denver for Vanilla Fudge. On today's show you'll hear from Vanilla Fudge legend Carmine Appice, talking about that first show and tour with Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham!
After years of wrangling, on this day in 1987, Pink Floyd members finally came to an agreed settlement on the bands name and material following Roger Waters departure 2 years earlier. With me to discuss the ins and outs of the matter at hand is friend of the show, Philip Waters from Pink Floyd Collectors
With elaborate style and custom guitars, this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee with more than 20 million sales worldwide is celebrating his 74th birthday today - Cheap Trick's Rick Neilsen! On today's episode you'll hear a great story about Rick told by Runaways star Jackie Fox!
It became the most requested photo in the National Archives... and stirred controversy too. The day that US President, Richard Nixon, met with the king of rock & roll, Elvis Presley, at the White House! To dive deep into this eventful meeting is Pantheon Media CEO and host of The Rock and Roll Archaeology Podcast, Christian Swain!
Number 1 on the UK album chart on this day in 1971 was the biggest selling record of the year... T-Rex's 'Electric Warrior'! Many see it as the start of the glam rock movement. With me to talk about the albums importance is former radio broadcaster, Ray Atkinson!
On this day in 2001 we lost a man once described by British music legend John Peel as "a new Jimi Hendrix". Big Country's Stuart Adamson took his own life 21 years ago today. On this episode of THIS DAY ROCKS we hear from his friend and bandmate Bruce Watson about what made Big Country so special.
Born on this day in 1946 is influential drummer Carmine Appice! he shot to fame as part of Vanilla Fudge but also worked with Jeff Beck in BBA and was part of Rod Stewarts band for many years, co-writing one of his biggest hits Do You Think Im Sexy.
Today we hear from a musician whose band has released 70+ albums, holds 3 Guinness World Records and their last album has had over 1 million streams on Spotify alone... and they're taking the fight to Spotify for fairer royalty payments!Mark Christopher Lee from The Pocket Gods has come up with loads of creative ways to highlight the poor pay that musicians receive from the streaming giants and on this episode we explore £1m Vinyl records, an album with 1000 songs on and the worlds longest song!
The biggest selling album in the UK on this day in 1983 was No Parlez. It sold millions around the world and topped the charts in other countries in Europe too! Guitarist Steve Bolton, who worked with The Who, played on this record and he talks about the success of it and the other musicians involved.
One of the greatest songwriters of our lifetime, Bob Dylan, received a very special award on this day in 2016. At a ceremony in Sweden, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. With me to talk about why Bob was deserving of this award is Dr Stephen Arnoff, author of the book About Man and God and Law: The Spiritual Wisdom of Bob Dylan and host of the podcast Bob Dylan: About Man and God and Law.
50 years ago today, the number 1 album in America was Seventh Sojourn by the Moody Blues. It was just one of a number of their records which topped the charts around the world, earning them sales in excess of 50 million throughout their career and earning them a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On today's episode you'll hear from Moody Blues legend John Lodge on what made the group such a great song writing team.
Where were you when...? Many moments in history evoke this famous phrase and one on this day in 1980 is certainly one of them. John Lennon was shot dead outside his apartment in New York. With me to talk about his personal account of where he was when he first heard this news is Phil Aston from Now Spinning Magazine.
"We're leavin' togetherBut still it's farewellAnd maybe we'll come backTo Earth, who can tell?"On this day in 1986 the number 1 song in the UK was The Final Countdown by Europe! It was a massive hit around the world, topping the charts in 26 countries! On today's show you'll hear from Europe lead singer Joey Tempest about the origins of the song!
On this day in 1971, a fire at a casino in Switzerland inspired one of classic rocks greats greatest songs - Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water'. With me to talk about the events that day at the Montreux Casino is Mac B from the Ugly American Werewolf in London podcast.
On this day in 1984, Band Aid released Do They Know It's Christmas? in the UK. It was the largest grand scale charity single ever at that point and was the biggest selling single in UK history until 1997 as well. On today's episode you'll hear about the song from the man who sang the immortal opening line on the song, Paul Young!