Episode forty of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Drugstore Rock ‘n’ Roll”, by Janis Martin, an early rockabilly classic by the woman known as “the Female Elvis”, musical gentrification, misogyny, and third acts in American lives.
Meanwhile today’s Patreon-only bonus episode is on “Fever” by Little Willie John, so for the first time we have a bonus episode on a record that’s far better known than the main podcast.
The latest episode of “A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs” is now up. This one’s on “Please Please Please” by James Brown, and how hard a life you have to have to become the hardest working man in showbusiness.
And for Patreon backers the latest Patreon-only podcast is now up — nine minutes on “Come Go With Me” by the Del Vikings, and why you shouldn’t try to combine a pop career with military service.
This week’s episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs is now up! This one’s on Elvis Presley, “Heartbreak Hotel”, and how wanting to take care of your parents can pay off…
Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus, on “The Flying Saucer” by Buchanan and Goodman, at https://www.patreon.com/posts/27855307
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 also have a thirteen-minute bonus episode, on “Don’t Be Angry” by Nappy Brown, at https://www.patreon.com/posts/27683577
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 mini-episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/27513170 . That’s on “Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots” by the Cheers, and it features two real car crashes, a fictional motorbike crash, and a luxury liner crash.