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Under The Classic Rock

It's all about Classic Rock. This show takes you to the heart of what made classic rock bands ROCK. Podcast host, Bill Hemberger, was a Classic Rock jock for well over 20 years. The show is entertaining and fun to listen to.
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Apr 28, 2017

As with many of the Classic Rock Bands of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s lucrative branding was developed so bank accounts could keep full and so the Bands Play on… sometimes even without any original members; as it is with Iron Butterfly. Such is not the case with Kansas. There have been get-togethers of the original members from time to time in the past twenty years. But as of 2017 drummer, Steve Ehart is the only original member playing with Kansas.

 

Apr 17, 2017

Every band is like a Dysfunctional family. Fights and arguments rule the day with such strong egos. Soon chaos broke out in Focus and bass player Cyril Havermans left before the first worldwide tour. He was replaced by Bert Router.

Their next album in 1972 was Focus 3. A double album that FM radio wore out the grooves again and it produced a mild hit with Syliva.

Find out the whole story in the latest Under The Classic Rock.

 

Apr 5, 2017

In the late 50’s Bob Gaudio had been picking up studio work as as keyboardist for producer Bob Crewe. Then Crew started to use the whole Four Seasons band working as session players and singers. One night Crewe decided to take in a four seasons performance at a local New Jersey club. It was that night, on a whim, Frankie Vallei started messing around on stage mimicking Jazz Singer, Rose Murphy’s High falsetto voice. 

It was just a goof. Crewe heard it said that’s it: That’s the sound.

 

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