IAN WHITCOMB. One-hit wonder of the 1960s rock 'n roll scene. Historian of American and British popular music from the 1890s to 1960s. Chronicler of the rock 'n roll music scene in 1960s Southern California.
In 92 full-hour+ radio broadcasts from 2010-2012, Ian holds forth on the social and artistic forces that shaped popular music in the 20th Century, and plays records from his extensive collection of discs to provide delightful examples of the musical history he so ethusiastically describes.
Ably assisted by loyal audio engineer Barry Funkhouser, and the occasional special guest.
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Show #1 - "My Kind of Music" (Sept. 26, 2010)
Ian introduces his first show: to present the music he likes, the music that he grew up on, the music that inspired him as a child. Everybody from Al Jolson and Gene Austin, to Bill Haley and the Comets. And, of course, Ian's big hit: "You Turn Me On".
Show #18 - "Real Rock 'n Roll" (Jan. 23, 2011)
Ian promises (and delivers) "Real, right, royal Rock 'n Roll". A look at the popular music of the 1950s, including Bill Haley and the Comets, Elvis Presley, Little Richard ... and even Mae West! Plus, the influence of rhythm and blues and the gospel!
Show #21 - "Songs of Love" (Feb. 13, 2011)
Songs of love, peace, courtship, passion, and preparation for marriage. Calm and collected, Ian offers a musical salute to Valentine's Day and tells the romantic (and occassionally violent) stories behind well-known songs of love.
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