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! Check out the videos too: https://www.youtube.com/vintagerockpod Proudly part of Pantheon Podcasts Network.

Episodes

January 29, 2023 7 min

He had an incredible voice, an amazing stage presence and led one of the most exciting hard rock bands of the early 70s. Born on this day in 1947 was the late great David Byron. On today's THIS DAY ROCKS you'll hear from his former bandmate, Uriah Heep legend, Mick Box.

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The great and good of the American music world gathered on this day in 1985 to record the charity single We Are The World. With me to dive in to the song in detail are the wonderful Dave and Holly from the What Difference Does It Make podcast!

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January 27, 2023 7 min

On this day in 2014 we lost one of the leading folk musicians and protest singers, Pete Seeger. On today's THIS DAY ROCKS we'll hear a story about Pete told by his friend, the American pie legend, Don McLean.

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January 26, 2023 7 min

The mighty Black Sabbath released their 17th studio on this day in 1994. On todays episode of THIS DAY ROCKS you'll hear from the bands lead singer for this record, Tony Martin, who tells the story of the surprise appearance of a superstar playing solo on one of the tracks!

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January 25, 2023 5 min

It was the last single to be released from Prince's iconic album Purple Rain and it's the subject of today's THIS DAY ROCKS! With me to talk about this track is big Prince fan and co-host of What's Hot In The Strip Club Podcast, Ilan Fong!

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January 24, 2023 6 min

The album that launched a huge band, selling more than 5 million copies in the US alone... Skid Row's self titled debut record was released on this day in 1989! With me to talk about this record is music author, journalist and podcaster Martin Popoff!

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January 23, 2023 8 min

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!

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January 22, 2023 11 min

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!

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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!

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January 20, 2023 9 min

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.

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January 19, 2023 8 min

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!

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January 18, 2023 8 min

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.

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January 17, 2023 7 min

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!

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January 16, 2023 7 min

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.

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January 15, 2023 10 min

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!

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January 14, 2023 8 min

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!

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January 13, 2023 7 min

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.

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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.

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January 12, 2023 8 min

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 Bre...

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January 11, 2023 7 min

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!

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