Podcast 327 – It’s three lemons in a row for Richard Thompson!

In which we ponder the hellhounds on Robert Johnson’s trail, the song Randy Newman’s second wife let him write about his first, the BBC’s upcoming re-run of Live Aid and the longest-running rock and roll marriages.

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Podcast 326 – the Sony Walkman’s 40th birthday and how Astrid Kirchherr invented Indie

In which we update the Pink Floyd wars, remember launching Q and marinade in the calming qualities of Lee Sklar’s lockdown bass adventures.

Lee Sklar – on bass guitar!

Curt Smith and daughter …

Astrid Kirchherr’s portraits of the Beatles …

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Podcast 325 – Fairport’s momentous year and the curious tale of the Beatles-busting Sgt ‘Nobby’ Pilcher

In which we play the Stack Waddy game, ponder the fate of live rock and roll and investigate the B-side that gave Joan Jett a career and “the power ballad that ended the Cold War”.

The Arrows’ I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll …

Pyewackett – they exist!

Scorpions’ Wind Of Change …

Little Richard …

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Podcast 324 – How to impersonate Roy Orbison and other pop parlour games

In which we get Alexa to play Stack Waddy, Carly Simon meets James Bond, we wonder if girls make passes at rock stars in glasses, and remember Millie, Dave Greenfield, Florian Schneider and the first edition of the Face.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco …

John Fogerty’s back garden …

Doobie Brothers in lockdown …

Bugger Off by Stack Waddy

The Stranglers’ version of Walk On By with stunning Dave Greenfield keyboard solo …

Meryl Streep (aged 16) at Shea Stadium …

Creedence Clearwater playing I Put A Spell On You …

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