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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! During the 1950's there were numerous Rock and Roll artists, which included bands, vocal groups, solo and duo artists. I'm Bill Price, and in this edition of the Rock Duos of the 1950's series, I will feature vocalists Skip and Flip and the instrumental duo Santo and Johnny. Both of these artists achieved brief s…
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Greetings, fellow time travelers, and welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and in this episode I will discuss the career of the woman who, I would argue, was perhaps the finest white soul singer of her era! I'm referring to the great British singing icon, Dusty Springfield! So sit back and have a listen as we flash back in time in …
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! Throughout the '50's and '60's, there were numerous Rock and Roll bands, vocal groups and solo artists. Many went on to have successful music careers, but unfortunately for others, lasting popularity did not always materialize. Some groups managed to achieve brief recognition, sometimes with just one hit, only to…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and in this episode I will review the highlights of two related bands: The Classics IV and the Atlanta Rhythm Section! We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to click on this link and let us know your thoughts and/or suggestions via phone text! All podcasts on the Rock and Roll Flashback Po…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Bill Price, and this edition of Rock and Roll Flashback features the story of singer, guitarist and actor Trini Lopez. During his active years from 1959 to 2020, he transitioned from a pop artist to acting. The history behind Trini’s rise to fame had several interesting events, which will be revealed in this …
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and the story of my life revolves around the wonderful relationship that I had with the love of my life: Sally Lehman McDermott. This particular podcast is going to be highly personal. Honestly, it is primarily intended for Sally's family and friends and not really for the general listening audi…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback Podcasts! I'm Bill Price, and this edition of Rock and Roll Flashback features the story of Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs. Surprisingly, during the mid 1960's at the height of Beatlemania, the band managed to have two top 10 hits and four releases that made it into the top 40, despite several personnel changes in th…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback Podcasts! I'm Jumpin' John, and in this episode I will review the life and career of one of America’s greatest musical performers: the pianist, singer, composer, bandleader, and entertainer who was often referred to as “the Genius” – Ray Charles! We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to click on this link …
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Bill Price. During the 1960's and early 1970's, several artists that got their start in Australia, went on to enjoy successful international careers. In this episode of the series “From Down Under”, I’ll feature the The Easybeats, the Australian band that went on to achieve success in the United Kingdom and t…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Bill Price, and this episode will be a look back at Australia’s first group to achieve success in the U.K., in the U.S., and in Europe: The Seekers …. From Down Under! We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to click on this link and let us know your thoughts and/or suggestions via phone text! All podca…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Bill Price, and in this edition of Rock and Roll Flashback, I will focus the early history of one of the most influential bands of the 1960's. After performing and developing their unique sound in Hamburg, Germany, the Beatles returned to Liverpool, England in December 1962 after 12 performances at the Star C…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Bill Price…and I'm Jumpin' John! Music has the mysterious power to trigger deep emotions and re-awaken memories. In the My Musical Memories series here on the Rock and Roll Flashback Podcast I will explore the various ways that music was an integral part of my life with my best friend and soul mate, Sally. I'…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and in this podcast I will discuss another in our One Hit Wonders series: Nino Tempo & April Stevens and their 1963 version of the classic tune, "Deep Purple." We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to click on this link and let us know your thoughts and/or suggestions via phone text! All p…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Bill Price...and I'm Jumpin' John McDermott, and we'll be looking back at some of Rock and Roll's greatest artists, songs, and stories. Music has the mysterious power to trigger deep emotions and re-awaken memories. In the My Musical Memories series here on the Rock and Roll Flashback Podcast I will explore t…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and this episode of Rock and Roll Flashback podcasts is called Herman's Hermits, Part 2, where I interview "The Frog Lady", a long-time Herman's Hermits fan! We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to click on this link and let us know your thoughts and/or suggestions via phone text! All pod…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and today I will focus on one of the more successful British Invasion bands that began to hit America's musical shores in 1964. This podcast is called Herman’s Hermits, Part 1, where I will briefly review the history and successful recordings behind the band called Herman's Hermits! Be sure check …
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback Podcasts! I'm Bill Price, and in this podcast I will discuss one of the truly great pioneers of Rock and Roll. Buddy Holly was very instrumental in Rock and Roll's early history. This is the story of Buddy Holly and the Crickets on Rock and Roll Flashback. Charles Hardin Holley was born in Lubbock, Texas during th…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and in this episode I will review the career of the Fifth Beatle! No, I am not referring to Beatles friend and New York City disc jockey, Murray "the K" Kaufman. Nor am not referring to Stuart Sutcliffe, who briefly played bass for the band. Nor am I referring to Pete Best, who played drums for th…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Bill Price, and throughout the '50's and '60's, there were numerous Rock and Roll bands, vocal groups, and solo artists. Many went on to have successful music careers, but unfortunately for others, lasting popularity did not always materialize. Some groups managed to achieve brief recognition, sometimes with …
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback podcasts! Bill Haley and his group the Comets are generally credited with first popularizing Rock and Roll in the early 1950's. As a result of their success, they sold over sixty million records worldwide. During the period from late 1954 to the end of 1956, the band recorded nine Top 20 singles, one of which reac…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! Throughout the 50's and 60's, there were numerous Rock and Roll bands, vocal groups and solo artists. Many went on to have successful music careers, but unfortunately for others, lasting popularity did not always materialize. Some groups managed to achieve brief recognition, sometimes with just one hit, only to v…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and today's podcast is called Little Richard, Part 1. In this first installment of our two-part podcast I will discuss the early career and chart years of Richard Wayne Penniman, the architect of Rock and Roll! Be sure to check out our companion podcast, Little Richard, Part 2, where I will discus…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and today's podcast is called Little Richard, Part 2. In this installment of our two-part podcast I will discuss Little Richard's life, influence, and legacy after he received a sign from God in October 1957. Be sure to check out our companion podcast, Little Richard, Part 1, where I review the ea…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Bill Price, and this episode of the Rock and Roll Flashback Podcast will feature the career of singer/songwriter Otis Redding! Otis Ray Redding Jr. was born on September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia. When Otis was two years old, his family moved to Macon, Georgia. At an early age, he sang in the Vineville Bapti…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I’m Bill Price, and we’ll be looking back at some of Rock and Roll’s greatest artists, songs and stories! In this edition of Rock & Roll Flashback Podcasts, I’ll focus on the year 1963: The end of a Rock and Roll Era. The year was significant in many aspects, due to the changes that were taking place in the music…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm Bill Price, and in this edition of Rock and Roll Flashback Podcasts, I’ll again be spotlighting songwriter, composer and singer Jimmy Webb. Jimmy’s career in the music industry is impressive, having accumulated a string of pop classics and recorded by several well-known artists. In Jimmy Webb, Part 2, I’ll fo…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! I'm your host, Bill Price. In this edition of Rock and Roll Flashback Podcasts, I’ll be spotlighting songwriter, composer and singer Jimmy Webb. Jimmy’s career in the music industry is impressive, having accumulated a string of pop classics, recorded by several well-known artists. Be sure to check back for anothe…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I’m Bill Price, and we’ll be looking back at some of Rock and Roll’s greatest artists, songs and stories. In this edition of Surf’s Up, I’ll spotlight the singing duo Jan and Dean, and The Surfaris, who helped play a role in popularizing surf music. We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to click on this lin…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback. I’m Bill Price, and we’ll be looking back at some of Rock and Roll’s greatest artists, songs and stories. Today on this edition of Surf’s Up, I’ll be focusing on the Surf Craze of the early 1960's and the role the Beach Boys played in making it a national US trend. We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to c…
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback! In this episode we examine the brief, but prolific, career of The Lovin’ Spoonful! The band was among the most popular groups in the US for a short period in the mid-1960s, and their music and image influenced many of the contemporary rock acts of their era. Beginning in July 1965 with their debut single "Do You …
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Welcome to Rock and Roll Flashback Podcasts. Today's episode reviews the career of Sister Rosetta Tharpe! Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a woman who broke every norm. She was a thrice-married, bi-sexual woman who, for several years, toured with her gay partner. She was a fearless and confident black artist who popularized gospel music by combining tradi…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and in today's podcast I will discuss the career of influential music producer Terry Melcher! Terry has been credited with shaping the 1960's California surf sound and folk rock movements. His best-known contributions were collaborations with Bruce Johnston, production of the Byrds' first two albu…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and in today's podcast I will discuss the career of John Ramistella, better known as Johnny Rivers! John Henry Ramistella was born on November 7, 1942 in New York City. In 1948 his family moved from New York to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. John was drawn to the guitar before rock and roll became a nati…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John McDermott, and in today's podcast I will discuss the major influence of disk jockey Alan Freed on the early development of rock and roll! Alan Freed has secured a place in American music history as the first important rock 'n' roll disc jockey. Not only was he the first radio disc jockey and concer…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and we'll be looking back at some of Rock and Roll's greatest artists, songs, and stories. Today's podcast will discuss the life and illustrious career of the woman known as "The Queen of Soul": Aretha Franklin! Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father, C…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and today's podcast will cover the first three years in the career of one of the great American rock bands: the Doors! So light your fire and have a listen to The Doors, Part 1! In 1965 Ray Manzarek was playing keyboards in a Los Angeles band called Rick & the Ravens with his brothers Rick and Jim…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and today's podcast will cover the final years, starting in 1969, of the career of one of the great American rock bands: the Doors! Among other things I will review the little known role of the Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian in a Doors' recording - and the origin of Mr. Mojo Risin! So break on t…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! Hey, Jumpin' John here, and on this podcast I will discuss the brief career of early rock and roller and rockabilly sensation, Eddie Cochran! Ray Edward Cochran was born in 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. When Eddie was in junior high school his family moved to Bell Gardens, California. Cochran briefly took music le…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and today's podcast will review the career of one of the pioneers of rock and roll music: Chuck Berry! Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1926. Despite a lifetime filled with legal problems and periodic jail time, he became one of the most influential, groundbreaking …
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and on this podcast I will discuss the English rock band called the Kinks! Ray Davies and his younger brother Dave Davies were born in the mid 1940’s in London, England. After both learning to play guitar, the brothers formed the Ray Davies Quartet at school with Ray's friend and classmate Pete Qu…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and in this podcast I will discuss the British invasion band called The Animals and their influential interpretation of the song "The House of the Rising Sun". So sit back and have a listen to The Animals podcast! In 1962 Eric Burdon joined the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo in Newcastle upon T…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John McDermott and today's podcast is Part 3 of a three-part series called "Shades of Past (Recollections of a Garage Band)". This series recalls one of America's most underappreciated garage bands: The Limited Sensation Domaine! From their humble beginnings in Monroeville, Pennsylvania as the Quad Squa…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John McDermott and today's podcast is Part 1 of a three-part series called "Shades of Past (Recollections of a Garage Band)". This series recalls one of America's most underappreciated garage bands: The Limited Sensation Domaine! From their humble beginnings in Monroeville, Pennsylvania as the Quad Squa…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John McDermott and today's podcast is Part 2 of a three-part series called "Shades of Past (Recollections of a Garage Band)". This series recalls one of America's most underappreciated garage bands: The Limited Sensation Domaine! From their humble beginnings in Monroeville, Pennsylvania as the Quad Squa…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John McDermott, and today's podcast is called "Louie Louie and Lady Mondegreen", where I will discuss a few examples of misunderstood and misheard rock lyrics. We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to click on this link and let us know your thoughts and/or suggestions via phone text! All podcast…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! This podcast is called Phil Spector, Part 2, and I will be discussing Phil Spector's famous Wall of Sound recording technique. Be sure to check out our companion podcast, Phil Spector, Part 1, where I will focus on Phil Spector's influential career in music production! Phil Spector undoubtedly had numerous characte…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! This podcast is called Phil Spector, Part 1, and I will be discussing Phil Spector's influential career in music production. Be sure to check out our companion podcast, Phil Spector, Part 2, where I will focus on Spector's famous Wall of Sound recording technique! Phil Spector undoubtedly had numerous character fla…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John McDermott, and this episode is about the iconic and influential British Invasion band: The Yardbirds! Amazingly, The Yardbirds started the careers of not one, not two, but three of rock's greatest guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. All three guitarists ranked in the top five of Ro…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John, and today's podcast is called Psychedelia in the 1960's and 1970's, Part 2. I will be discussing the emerging music and musicians of the "Psychedelic Rock" era, as well as the related music forms that have come to be known as Heavy Metal and Progressive Rock! Also, be sure to check out our compani…
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Welcome to Rock & Roll Flashback! I'm Jumpin' John McDermott, and today's podcast is called Psychedelia in the 1960's and 1970's, Part 1. I will be discussing the relationship between "psychedelia" and the counterculture movement, as well as some general observations about what came to be known as "Psychedelic Rock"! Be sure to check out a companio…
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