Author Archives: Andrew Hickey

New 500 Songs: “I Walk The Line”

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-37-i-walk-the-line-by-johnny-cash/ The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up, on “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash, and how a gospel singer turned rock and roll star became a country icon. Patreon backers … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs Episodes

For everyone, here’s the new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs. This one’s on “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins, and how talent can sometimes overcome terrible luck Also, for Patreon backers only, there’s a ten-minute … Continue reading

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500 Songs: Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up. It’s on Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, and what happens when you get signed to a Mafia-owned company before you even hit puberty. (Spoiler: nothing … Continue reading

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Three New Podcasts

This is a day late, but there’s so much new podcast material here that you’ll be sick of my voice if you aren’t already. The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is up. This one’s … Continue reading

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On Telling

As I started to write this a while back, there were council elections going on in much of England and Wales. Tomorrow, there will be another set of elections, as we vote in European elections for what will hopefully not … Continue reading

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500 Songs: “Mystery Train”

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-33-mystery-train-by-elvis-presley/ The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now live! This one is on “Mystery Train” by Elvis Presley, and also involves geeks, unsolved murders, and contract negotiations.

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500 Songs: “I Got A Woman”

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-32-i-got-a-woman-by-ray-charles/ The new episode of “A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs” is up! Learn about “I Got A Woman” by Ray Charles, why Sammy Cahn would not have liked The Voice, and how what we now think of … Continue reading

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