Podcast 380 – original gangs that are still together

In which David delivers a tremulous rant about the curse of the two-minutes’ silence at sport events, we note the Duke of Edinburgh’s Beatles connection, rummage through the BBC’s ‘black box’, salute the longest-lasting line-ups (Damned, Golden Earring, ZZ Top, Blind Boys of Alabama?), weep at the worst rock and roll tattoos, remember the Bowie album with three different covers and play ‘Oi! band member or friend of the Krays?’ and ‘no-frills Seventies drummer or cast member of Corrie?’

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Podcast 379 – what pop music will still be around in 200 years’ time?

In which we applaud Paul Simon’s light-fingered songwriting skills, delight in the fake Roxy Music rejection letter, trace the origins of rock’s black uniform (which Keith Richards reckons has it roots in cowboy movies), discover powerful new chemical benefits from being in bands, reveal the Spandau Ballet hit based on If I Had A Hammer, hear Philip Roth’s advice to an aspiring novelist and play rock band or children’s entertainment option (Angry Beavers?).

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