Podcast 455 – Jeff Beck, Johnny Depp and how to ‘rockwash’ your tarnished reputation

We give the week a spirited shakedown to see what falls out of its pockets. And this includes …

The late Ronnie Hawkins – road hog, stunt diver, bootleg liquor smuggler!

Who’s the only original rock and roller now still alive?

If you went to see Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp lumbered on to “jam”, how monumentally hacked off would you be?

Kiss have handed in their lunchpails and eyebrow pencils. Shouldn’t more hoary old rock acts “retire out of self-respect”?

What Danny Boyle’s Pistol mini-series explains about the band’s urge to succeed – and its corniest moments revisited.

Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga … any other musicians who cut it on-screen?

What are the great songs about communal experience along with Thanks For The Memory, I Will Survive, Born To Run, Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) and Airhead’s Funny How?

What Americans call “hiking” we call “walking”.

Sir Tim Rice, Sir Bob Geldof, Sir Ian Rankin … our expanding list of beknighted podcast guests.

Tickets for Word In The Park in London on June 18th here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/were-throwing-a-party-for-paul-mccartneys-80th-and-youre-invited-tickets-259008229587

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