Vintage Rock Pod - Classic Rock Interviews

Vintage Rock Pod - Classic Rock Interviews

The ultimate classic rock podcast with big name interviews and a daily "This Day Rocks" episode focussing on a big event on this day in music history! 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 Proudly part of Pantheon Podcasts Network.

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May 21, 2022 5 min

Only one song from David Bowie's incredible back catalogue was a number 1 hit in both the UK and the US - and it was sitting pretty atop the Billboard Chart on this day in 1983! With me to talk all about the success of the song is Mac B from The Ugly American Werewolf in London Podcast!

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Today we focus on a man with an instantly recognisable voice who is sadly no longer with us, but was born on this day in 1944 - the wonderful JOE COCKER! And to share their memories of man I have 2 classic rock stars, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer DAVE MASON and former Mike and the Mechanics singer PAUL CARRACK!

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On this day in 1978, DIRE STRAITS released their debut major label single, Sultans of Swing! Talking all about this with me today is a founding member of the band PICK WITHERS!

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May 18, 2022 6 min

Kiss 'Exposed' themselves on this day in 1987! Well, they released a feature length video called 'Exposed', at least. It was labelled as an original music comedy docu-drama and let fans behind the scenes with rare footage from the early years, on stage performances and some fun too! Joining me to talk all about this are Tom and Zeus from Shout It Out Loudcast!

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May 17, 2022 6 min

The first annual Monterey Folk Festival took place on this day in 1963! Various incarnations of the festival were held in following years with some of the worlds biggest acts of the time playing at the California event. On this episode you'll hear Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen, from Jefferson Airplane, tell a wonderful story about being blown away hearing Janis Joplin sing when he played guitar for her before sh...

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May 16, 2022 32 min

John Steel is a founding member of the brilliant 60s group, THE ANIMALS!

The group were one of the leading bands of the British Invasion and had 10 top 20 hits both in the UK and US but will be forever remembered for one of the classic songs of all time, their rendition of House of the Rising Sun.

Bruce Springsteen publicly declared The Animals as his favourite British group of the 60s, while Bob Dylan changed his sound after hearing...

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The biggest selling album in America in 1982, hit the top spot on this day, starting a run of 9 weeks at number 1! On this episode you'll hear from ASIA keyboard player and songwriter, GEOFF DOWNES, as he talks about the album and the incredible reception it got in North America!

To hear the full interview I did with Geoff, where he talks all about his time in Asia, working with John Whetton, finding fame as part of The Buggles ...

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On this day in 1988, Atlantic Records held a huge party to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Big acts and big celebs were slated to appear but the focus all fell on one band - Led Zeppelin! The group, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, with John Bonham's son Jason picking up the sticks, were the headliners of the celebration at Madison Square Garden. Joining me to talk about his memories of the event and about the su...

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On this day in rock we talk about the song that Rolling Stone magazine voted the best Bob Dylan song of all time. A panel of writers, academics and musicians including Bono and Keith Richards cast their vote to celebrate Bob's 70th birthday back in 2011. The results of that poll were made public on this day in 2011. With me to talk about this poll and the winning song is Stephen Arnoff from "Bob Dylan: About Man and God and...

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May 12, 2022 6 min

Despite releasing "Bat out of Hell" one of the biggest selling albums of all time, just 6 years earlier, Meat Loaf found himself having to file for bankruptcy. I speak with Meat Loaf expert Stephanie Myers about this difficult period in Meat's life.

You can hear more from Stephanie on the podcast she co-hosts with Stephanie Pena called "Stephanie and Stephanie Talk Tunes" - available on the Pantheon Podcast Netwo...

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On this day in 1963, The Beatles debut album, Please Please Me, hit number 1 on the UK album chart! Containing iconic songs like "Love Me Do", "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Twist and Shout", the album still holds the record for the longest time spent at number 1 by a group. With me to talk all about this is Brad Page from the "I'm In Love With That Song" podcast.

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The Go-Go's were female rock pioneers in the early 80's, but on this day in 1985 it was made official that the group would be splitting up! On this episode you'll hear from Dave & Holly of the What Difference Does It Make podcast and a clip of their interview with Go-Go, Kathy Valentine!

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May 9, 2022 39 min

Andrew Farriss was the main songwriter in INXS. Michael Hutchence added the flair and the lyrics but without Andrew there really wouldn't have been the INXS that we know.  

INXS sold more than 50 million records around the world. They had number 1 albums and number 1 singles across the globe too. They won the biggest of awards and played the biggest of venues. And all whilst keeping the band line-up the same throughout their 20 ...

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On this day in rock history, Aerosmith's biggest selling studio album worldwide, GET A GRIP, hit the number 1 spot on the US album chart! And no wonder, given the fact it contained so many hit songs such as Crying, Eat The Rich, Crazy, Livin' On The Edge, Amazing and Fever!! Joining me to share his expert knowledge of the band is Corey, co-host of the podcast "Back Tracks: Aerosmith Revisited"

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On this day in 1983, at an anti-nuclear benefit gig in London, Paul Weller unveiled his latest project - one that would stretch his creativity and continue his success on the UK charts. With me to talk about this is magazine editor Drew who has released a number of magazines and publications about Paul Weller.

For more information on Drew's work visit: paulwellermagazine.bigcartel.com

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The Guinness Hit Book of Singles released the results of a poll to find the UK's favourite single of all-time, on this day in 2002. With so many songs to choose, so many classics, so many huge selling anthems, the choice is massive... but no one can really be surprised by the result. With me to talk about this is Mike Norris from My Classic Album podcast - check it out on all good podcast platforms!

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One of the biggest singles of 1987 came from an unknown British band, the first group to be signed to Richard Branson's new Virgin record label! It was a number 1 hit in Canada and 'on this day' was sitting on top of the US Billboard chart too. On this episode the lead singer and songwriter from the band tells us the story behind the song!

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On this day in 1973, Led Zeppelin embarked on the biggest and most profitable rock and roll tour in American History! Everything about the tour was BIG!

Joining me to talk all about this is Zeppelin super fan - The Wolf - from The Ugly American Werewolf in London podcast.

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The ABC-TV cameras turned up to capture on film The Jimi Hendrix Experience recording one of their most famous songs at the Record Plant Studios. On this episode we hear from Jimi's friend, Vanilla Fudge lead singer Mark Stein!

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May 2, 2022 48 min

The Tubes were wild to say the least! Today's guest, Fee Waybill, and the band came through the musical theatre and underground comedy scene, but played some furious rock too. Their satirical take on the world, coupled with an unmatched stage show – which really was a full on assault of the senses - marked them out as a band unlike any other! Their huge hits - She's a Beauty, Don't Want To Wait Anymore, White Punks on D...

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