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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.

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    *THIS DAY ROCKS* HOF 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 8:27


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* How Do You Do It?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 11:56


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Owner of A Lonely Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 8:16


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* 1 Year On

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 9:00


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* DP MK1 Frontman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 8:42


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Glenn Frey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 8:38


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* HOF Class of 96

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 7:31


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Hitsville

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 7:53


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* American Pie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 10:20


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Fudge Sullivan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 8:17


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Outlandos Studio Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 7:49


    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!!

    Jeff Beck Tribute: former bandmates share their memories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 12:26


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* LZ1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 8:29


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Nevermind

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 7:58


    Number 1 on the US album chart on this day, and sparking a cultural phenomenon, was Nirvana's 'Nevermind'! Joining me to share his thoughts on this record is author, music journalist and host of History in Five Songs podcast, Martin Popoff!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Rory's Last Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 7:18


    On this day in 1995, Irish guitar legend Rory Gallagher played what turned out to be his last ever live show. With me to talk about what it was like playing on stage with Rory is his friend and band mate of 20 years Gerry McAvoy!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Jimmy Page

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 7:43


    On today's show we hear from one of Jimmy Page's former bandmates to celebrate the fact that Jimmy is 79 years old today!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Reno

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 6:30


    Happy 68th birthday to multi-platinum selling, multi-award winning Canadian frontman, Mike Reno! The Loverboy lead singer joined me on Episode 58 of Vintage Rock Pod and I'll play you a fun short clip from that interview on today's show!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* The Professor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 11:27


    On this in 2020 we lost one of the greatest drummers of all time, Rush's Neil Peart. With me to talk about this legendary figure is Mac B and Action Jackson from the Ugly American Werewolf in London podcast!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Syd

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 7:35


    Today is the 77th anniversary of the birth of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett. Joining me to talk more in depth about this brilliant but troubled soul is Philip Waters from Pink Floyd Collectors!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Greetings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 7:18


    On this day 50 years ago...! Bruce Springsteen released his debut album "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J." With me to talk about the records legacy is Lee McCormack from the Tramps Like Us Podcast.    

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Phil Lynott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 7:25


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Stills

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 6:14


    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".

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Slaughter #1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 7:25


    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!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* TOTP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 6:20


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Buckingham Nicks Join

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 7:41


    On this day in 1974 Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac... and the rest, as they say, is history! Joining me to talk about this momentous moment is Joe Kay from Play That Rock n Roll Podcast! 

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Jeff Lynne

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 4:36


    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!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Traffic Departure

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 3:48


    On this day in 1967, despite writing the number 2 hit in the UK, Hole In My Shoe, Dave Mason left the band Traffic... the first time. On todays show you'll hear from Dave himself as he talks about why he left the group.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Lemmy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 3:37


    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!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Led Zeppelin II

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 7:59


    Led Zeppelin II was the number 1 selling album in America on this day in 1969! It's my favourite Zeppelin album... but what do Mac B and Action Jackson from the Ugly American Werewolf in London Podcast think about? 

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Zep's First US Gig

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 5:32


    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!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Floyd Divorce

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 4:47


    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

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Cheap Rick

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 4:15


    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!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* The King & The President

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 7:45


    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!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Jackie

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 6:00


    Today we are wishing a happy 63rd birthday to former guest on the show, Runaways bass player, Jackie Fox! You'll hear a fun story she told me when i interviewed her on Episode 60 of Vintage Rock Pod - check it out!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Captain Speedfingers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 5:04


    Captain Speedfingers, the fastest guitarist in the west - nicknames given to legendary guitarist Alvin Lee!  Alvin was born on this day in 1944 and on today's episode we hear a funny story told by his Ten Years After bandmate Ric Lee!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Electric Warrior

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 4:58


    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!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Paul Rodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 4:16


    Turning 73 years old today is one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time, Paul Rodgers! On today's THIS DAY ROCKS we hear thoughts on Paul from his bandmate and friend in Free and Bad Company, Simon Kirke!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Stuart Adamson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 4:44


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Carmine Appice

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 4:59


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Ahmet

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 4:42


    On this day in 2006 we lost a leading figure in the world of music, Atlantic Records co-founder and former chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Ahmet Ertegun. On today's show you'll hear how Ahmet's influence contributed towards a hit single...

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Berton

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 5:51


    Turning 69 today is guitarist and co-writer of the biggest selling single of 1979 - Berton Averre from The Knack! With me to talk about Berton and his work is Joe Kay from Play That Rock n Roll Podcast!

    Side 2 - Something Different

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 20:11


    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!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* No Parlez

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 5:30


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Nobel Bob

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 4:52


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Seventh Sojourn

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 3:43


    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. 

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Lennon Shot

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 4:47


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Focus Don!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 3:59


    On this day in 1974, Dutch band Focus were continuing their tour across the United States with a performance on the Don Kirschner Show. To talk about this today I've got a clip of my interview with Focus main man Thijs Van Leer!

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* We're Leaving Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 4:27


    "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!

    Side 2 - John Entwistle Rarities

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 52:36


    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Smoke On The Water

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 6:13


    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.

    *THIS DAY ROCKS* Opening Do They?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 3:57


    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!

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