Deeper Digs in Rock: Can't Give It Away on Seventh Avenue - The Rolling Stones in New York City
Start Me Up! The Rock n Roll Archaeologist sits down with author Christopher McKittrick to discuss his new and very timely book, ‘Can’t Give It Away on Seventh Avenue: The Rolling Stones and New York City. When the Rolling Stones first arrived at JFK Airport in June 1964, they hadn’t even had a hit record in America. By the end of the decade, they were mobbed by packed audiences at Madison Square Garden and were the toast of New York City’s media and celebrity scene. More than fifty years later, the history of New York City and the Rolling Stones have entwined and paralleled, with the group playing in nearly all of the Big Apple’s legendary venues. Along the way Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and the rest of the Stones have left an impact on the culture of the city, from the turbulent “Fun City” of the 1960s and ’70s through the twenty-first century. The evolving career of the Stones has often reflected the cultural changes of the city, as the Stones and their music were the center of social and political controversies during the same era that New York faced similar challenges. Can’t Give It Away on Seventh Avenue: The Rolling Stones and New York City explores the history of the group through the prism of New York. It is a highly detailed document of the dynamic and reciprocal relationship between the world’s most famous band and America’s most famous city as well as an absorbing chronicle of the remarkable impact the city has had on the band’s music and career. Christopher McKittrick is a published author of fiction and non-fiction and a contributor to entertainment websites. Christopher and his work have been quoted in in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Observer, Newsday, to get started!
Rock Candy Ep. 82: Grace Jones - The Complete Opposite of a Fat Orange Cat
This week we cover the story of the hypnotizing and talented Queen of all trades- Grace Jones. Her androgeny helped her modeling career, her voice and writing skills helped her music career, and her charisma helped her film career. She can and has done it all! Learn how her tough love childhood helped to shape her into the formidable woman that she is today. Through ups and downs, this woman has always managed to keep herself at the top of her game! And while you're listening, help yourself to a cool bottle of Keegan Ales Hurricane Kitty.
History in Five Songs: Dirty Hair Metal
In this latest episode Martin gets into the history of Dirty Hair Metal in these Five Songs: Faster Pussycat – “Smash Alley” Guns N’ Roses – “My Michelle” L.A. Guns “No Mercy” Skid Row – “Piece of Me” Love/Hate – “One More Round” To connect or learn more about Martin head over to:
The Career Musician Ep. 24: I’m Not Only A Drummer, I Play One On TV with Nate Morton
Nate Morton (born December 30) is an
Let It Roll - History of a Song: House of the Rising Sun from the Appalachians to New York to London to the World
This week host Nate Wilcox talks to author Ted Anthony about his book "Chasing the Rising Sun" which unearths the history of one song from its roots as a folk song to the top of the charts.