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New 500 Songs Episode Up

The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up. This one’s on “Double-Crossin’ Blues” by Johnny Otis, Little Esther, and the Robins. Find out how a hand injury caused Johnny Otis to discover the … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs Episode Up

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-9-how-high-the-moon-les-paul-and-mary-ford/#more-10541355 New episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs now up, only five hours late after massive problems. It’s on Les Paul and Mary Ford’s “How High The Moon”, and also has stuff about Django Reinhardt and … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs Episode Up

The latest episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up, looking at Fats Domino and “the Fat Man”. Learn about 1860s Romantic composers, 1920s jazz, 1940s radio detectives, and why you need *two* disc cutters. … Continue reading

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Last Contact: A Short Story

(This is a short story that’s free for everyone to read. There is another, longer, short story for Patreon backers only at my Patreon) I still remember, fifty years on, the day we said goodbye to the aliens. You kids … Continue reading

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs: Wynonie Harris and “Good Rockin’ Tonight”

The new episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up. It’s a look at “Good Rockin’ Tonight”, called by some the first rock and roll record. Find out how a shortage of insect secretions and … Continue reading

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New Episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs

If you find your sweetheart in the arms of a friend… why not console yourself with a podcast about the Ink Spots? Learn about coffee-pot bands, the Mills Brothers, how a boat to Australia can derail a career, and why … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs Episode Now Up!

How are the Fallowfield cycle loop, the first stadium rock gig, Pentacostal theology, and a tall skinny papa who wants a big fat mama all connected? By Sister Rosetta Tharpe, of course, as you’ll hear if you listen to the … Continue reading

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