The Bob Lefsetz Podcast

The Bob Lefsetz Podcast

Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.... Show More

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October 10, 2019 98 min

Manager Ron Stone has been involved with everybody from Crosby, Stills & Nash to Joni Mitchell to Bonnie Raitt to Rickie Lee Jones. Listen to hear tales of what it was like in L.A. in the sixties and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 3, 2019 119 min

Phil Carson was there in the heyday of Atlantic Records in the U.K. He signed AC/DC and was the only guy at the label Led Zeppelin would talk to. He's managed everyone from Plant and Page to ELP and still handles Foreigner. This guy's got stories! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 26, 2019 99 min

The King of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein is a player, a singer and an archivist, he's born to and dedicated to the music. A legend with numerous albums and TV shows, you should listen to this even if only modern music floats your boat, hear how an outcast followed the music to success, how a true original was accepted by Ira Gershwin and the public at large. From the piano bar to the Hollywood Bowl, it's a... Read more

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September 19, 2019 89 min

Majordomo of the Zappa Trust, son of Frank and Gail (as they told him to call them from birth), TV show host, writer, entrepreneur, Ahmet Zappa grew up by the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, he has stories to tell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 12, 2019 114 min

From the Limeliters to the Smothers Brothers, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood and even Gallagher, Ken Kragen is a legendary manager and one of the main drivers behind "We Are The World." Listen to hear his history, as well as the tale of that legendary charity project. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 5, 2019 95 min

One of the original Rhino Brothers (along with Richard Foos), Harold went from playing to writing to CBS college rep and ultimately Rhino Records, then just a record shop. Harold was the one who expanded the brand into recordings, with Wild Man Fischer, the Temple Kazoo Orchestra, the Winos and more, ultimately leading to the distribution of the Turtles' catalog. Listen to the story of how Harold and Rhino succeeded by doing it... Read more

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August 29, 2019 91 min

Long time music critic for the "San Francisco Chronicle," Sammy Hagar once gave Joel's phone number out at a show, and then Selvin co-wrote the Red Rocker's #1 best-selling book, "Red: My Uncensored Live In Rock." An expert in the San Francisco scene, Selvin authored a book about Altamont, as well as writing books about Bert Berns and the latter day Dead. Tune in to hear this raconteur's stories. Learn ... Read more

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August 22, 2019 71 min

A Tribute To Jerry Weintraub, recorded live at the Grammy Museum Thursday, August 14th, featuring John Meglen of Concerts West, Bob Finkelstein of Sinatra Enterprises, Claire Rothman, emeritus GM/VP of the Forum, Peter Jackson, tour manager of the Moody Blues and Eric Clapton, Michael Weintraub and me, as the moderator. Listen for tales of the impresario who created national touring and promoted such artists at Elvis Presley, Frank... Read more

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August 15, 2019 94 min

A women who needs no introduction... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 8, 2019 95 min

That's right, Kootch! Guitarist and songwriter for James Taylor ("Machine Gun Kelly," "Honey Don't Leave L.A.") and band member for Carole King and Jackson Browne and...co-producer for Don Henley, Danny came up with the sound of "Dirty Laundry," and...yup, Danny has too many credits to list! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 1, 2019 125 min

Rhymes with "Orange Julius," at least according to the Beastie Boys! George produced the Black Crowes's "Shake Your Money Maker" (and "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion"!) and he's the music supervisor of choice for Ben Stiller, and he's worked on films as varied as "The Hangover" and "Frances Ha." George is a great conversationalist, listen! Learn more about your ad-cho... Read more

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July 25, 2019 95 min

Yes, the active saxophonist, the smooth jazz king. Dave is personable and eloquent and if you want to know how to make it, what it's like to have a hit and soldier on, this is for you. I don't care whether you like Koz's music or not, you'll love him when you listen to this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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July 18, 2019 76 min

Frontman of the Thompson Twins. An eighties icon still plying the boards today. You remember "Hold Me Now," right? But there was so much more, the instantly infectious "In The Name Of Love," as well as "Lies," "Love On Your Side," "Doctor! Doctor!," "You Take Me Up," "Love On Your Side"...  Listen to find out how a man destined for medicine ended up making it in music. Learn ... Read more

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July 11, 2019 81 min

Academy Award winner for "20 Feet From Stardom," as well as director of last summer's surprise hit "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," Morgan Neville is the go-to documentarian. His Rick Rubin docuseries premieres on Showtime on July 12th. Morgan's a huge music fan, listen to how he got from there to here, I could have talked to him all day! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-a... Read more

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July 4, 2019 94 min

Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell speak of their fifty years as "America" and their multiple hit records, from "A Horse With No Name" to "Sister Golden Hair" to... These are nice guys, find out how they made it in the music business. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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June 27, 2019 106 min

That's right, aka Herman, of Herman's Hermits. Peter tells the story of growing up in Manchester, working with Mickie Most, acting in "Pirates of Penzance" and rededicating himself to his musical career, touring the globe singing his hits. Peter has a whipsmart sense of humor and you definitely won't be bored! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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June 20, 2019 81 min

Agent for both Social Distortion and Brian Wilson, learn how to make it in this crazy business called music. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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June 13, 2019 78 min

Quite possibly the best songwriter of her generation, Karla is famous for the songs she wrote for Linda Ronstadt, but her versions are even better. Tune in to hear the story of the SoCal music scene in the seventies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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June 6, 2019 123 min

Not only will you hear the story of Jan & Dean, but you'll get previously untold insights into Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. Dean talks about pairing up with Jan, making records with Lou Adler, going to college with folkies when he was on the pop chart...you'll be riveted! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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May 30, 2019 90 min

That's right, the singer/writer of the 4 Non Blondes hit "What's Up," as well as the composer of hit songs for Pink, Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani, Linda Perry is a songwriter nonpareil, and a producer too! Her fingerprints are all over tracks from Adele to Weezer, and furthermore, she's a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. But first and foremost, Linda's an opinionated original, someone working t... Read more

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