20th Century Jukebox

20th Century Jukebox

Stories and reflections on the music of the 20th Century host by John Kenneally. John started in the music business in the early 70s, working in retail before moving into radio. He then spent 26 years in radio as a programmer, producer and presenter, always maintaining a close association with music. He still does the occasional music spot on-air and is still exploring his favourite subject.

Episodes

April 17, 2021 10 mins

The song still stands up today as one of the great singles of the 60's

 

 

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One of the most enigmatic and obsessive of all the swing era band leaders

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March 11, 2021 13 mins

A member of 10CC, he wrote some of the best pop hits of the 60’s and 70’s



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Pink Floyd's classic album has spent the equivalent of 18 years on the charts!

 

 

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Lou Bega’s career didn’t take off until he discovered Perez Prado




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February 15, 2021 15 mins

A 20th century troubadour who had a profound influence on musical life in America

Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman interviewing Pete Seeger in 2004
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February 8, 2021 12 mins

In the 60's, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass challenged even The Beatles for album sales.

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January 31, 2021 10 mins

Kristofferson's songs brought a gritty realism to Nashville

 

 

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January 24, 2021 8 mins

One of the most inspiring stories in the 20th Century Jukebox

 

 

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January 17, 2021 14 mins

The Bee Gees had a whole career any other group would have been proud of well before Saturday Night Fever



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January 10, 2021 10 mins

Gershwin’s Summertime is the most recorded song in history


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January 3, 2021 7 mins

Frank Ifield was so big in the early 60’s The Beatles missed a night at the Cavern Club to open for him



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December 28, 2020 11 mins

Sunrises and sunsets have been a constant source of inspiration for songwriters

 

 

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December 21, 2020 8 mins

The story of the most famous Christmas carol in the world

 

 

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December 13, 2020 9 mins

The telephone has been in constant use in the 20th Century Jukebox

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Kubrick’s music choices for “2001: A Space Odyssey" were just one of many groundbreaking aspects of this remarkable film.


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November 29, 2020 11 mins

Great Rock intros, it’s the game the whole family can play

 

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November 22, 2020 12 mins

One of the most successful and enduring songs of the century had an unusual pedigree

 

 

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November 15, 2020 10 mins

Was Abba simply music to a formula?

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The Real Thing was Australia’s most outlandish and biggest-selling single of 1969



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