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50 years ago today, the number 1 album in America was Seventh Sojourn by the Moody Blues. It was just one of a number of their records which topped the charts around the world, earning them sales in excess of 50 million throughout their career and earning them a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On today's episode you'll hear from Moody Blues legend John Lodge on what made the group such a great song writing team. 
Where were you when...? Many moments in history evoke this famous phrase and one on this day in 1980 is certainly one of them. John Lennon was shot dead outside his apartment in New York. With me to talk about his personal account of where he was when he first heard this news is Phil Aston from Now Spinning Magazine.
On this day in 1974, Dutch band Focus were continuing their tour across the United States with a performance on the Don Kirschner Show. To talk about this today I've got a clip of my interview with Focus main man Thijs Van Leer!
"We're leavin' togetherBut still it's farewellAnd maybe we'll come backTo Earth, who can tell?"On this day in 1986 the number 1 song in the UK was The Final Countdown by Europe! It was a massive hit around the world, topping the charts in 26 countries! On today's show you'll hear from Europe lead singer Joey Tempest about the origins of the song!
Todays show is John 'The Ox' Entwistle themed. The Ox was of course the bass player with the Who through their thunderous years, one of the greatest bass players of all time. For today’s episode I interviewed his best friend and musical partner for many years after John left the Who, Steve Luongo. In fact they were so close that when Entwistle died in 2002, Johns family asked Steve to read the eulogy at his funeral. Steve has helped to produce and curate a new album of Johns material which is called John Entwistle, Rarities Oxhumed, Volume 1.As well as his time with The Ox, Steve Luongo has an impressive CV having worked with legends like Leslie West, Ann Wilson of Heart, Eddie Money, Cream's Jack Bruce, Todd Rundgren and more and we hear some great stories of his time with Cheap Tricks Robin Zander, Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams from ACDC and a brilliant story of his brief, very brief, time with Ritchie Blackmore. It's definitely a fabulous interview!
On this day in 1971, a fire at a casino in Switzerland inspired one of classic rocks greats greatest songs - Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water'.  With me to talk about the events that day at the Montreux Casino is Mac B from the Ugly American Werewolf in London podcast.
On this day in 1984, Band Aid released Do They Know It's Christmas? in the UK. It was the largest grand scale charity single ever at that point and was the biggest selling single in UK history until 1997 as well. On today's episode you'll hear about the song from the man who sang the immortal opening line on the song, Paul Young!
On today's THIS DAY ROCKS we are paying tribute to the founding member and linchpin  of rock and roll hall of famers, Def Leppard, Rick Savage!  Rick is 62 years old today. With me to talk about this ever-present bass player is Action Jackson from the Ugly American Werewolf in London Podcast!
On this day in 1976 was one of the most controversial moments in British TV history! The Sex Pistols appeared on the Today programme hosted by Bill Grundy and the rest is history!  With me to talk more in depth about this event is host of the Strange Brew Podcast, Jason Barnard!
On this day in 1979 Pink Floyd released the mega selling double concept album The Wall! Containing legendary songs like Comfortably Numb and Another Brick in the Wall (part II) it became another huge success for the band! With me to talk about the record is Philip Waters from Pink Floyd Collectors! 



Today is the 71st birthday of Boston founding member and former guest on the show, Barry Goodreau! And to celebrate we hear a fabulous story about the early days of his time in the band!
Jim Cregan has over 50 Gold and Platinum discs to his name, 3 ASCAP awards for outstanding song writing, was Rod Stewarts right hand man for decades and played that iconic solo on the number 1 hit "Come Up And See Me, Make Me Smile" from Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel!He's worked with so many legends of the music world so it was a pleasure to sit down and chat about his career on this weeks show. I will also give you my Top 5 Rod Stewart solo songs on this episode too! 
On this day in 1991 we said goodbye to one of the most iconic figures in rock, Freddie Mercury! The Queen frontman's funeral took place on this day at a West London Crematorium. With me to talk about his memories of Freddie and the legacy he left behind is Phil Aston from Now Spinning Magazine!
On this day in 1977, the platinum selling double album which contains the hits 'Mr Blue Sky', 'Turn To Stone' and 'Sweet Talkin Woman' -  ELO's, Out of the Blue - peaked on the UK album chart! With me to talk about this record is ELO founding member Bev Bevan! 
Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, but on this day in 1978 they stepped foot in the studio for the first time to lay down tracks for their very first EP! To talk to me about the significance of this record I'm joined by Neil Poole from the podcast Def Lep Pod!
Today would've been the 81st birthday of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Donald "Duck" Dunn! He was inducted as part of Booker T & The MGs back in 1992. On today's episode you'll hear from Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer, Doug Cosmo Clifford, who was friends with 'Duck' and tells the story of how he, Duck and Bobby Whitlock got together to record a record!
On this day in 1993, prog supergroup Emerson Lake and Palmer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The group were one of the most commercially successful prog groups of the 70s with hit albums like Tarkus, Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery. On today's episode you'll hear from Robert Berry who joined Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer to form the band 3, and hear him talk about what it was like to work with his hero's! 
25 years ago today the world lost one of the brightest shining lights of music when INXS frontman Michael Hutchence took his own life. On today's episode you'll hear his friend from school, bandmate and song writing partner, Andrew Farriss talk about Michael. To hear the full interview with Andrew where he talks in depth about his time with Michael in INXS, the hits, the mega success and more please check out Episode 62 of Vintage Rock Pod! 
Give a Little Bit, Breakfast in America, The Logical Song, Take The Long Way Home, Dreamer - the list of instantly recognisable Supertramp hits is long! I'm delighted to be joined today by a man who was part of the band from their breakthrough with the Crime of the Century album, through the major successes of the 70s and 80s and has been a part of the group in it's various forms ever since. John Helliwell provides that unmistakable saxophone sound to the band, a sound so built into the success of the group and he joins me to talk about his time with the band, the major hits and albums and about his new record  'Don't Ever Leave Me'.To find out more about John's new album search for John Helliwell on or 
On this day in 1968 a Beatles classic was sitting at number 1 on the Billboard chart. It tied a then record 9 week run at the top spot which meant lots of other great songs missed out the coveted number 1 position. One of those songs came from Arthur Brown who we hear from on today's episode!
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