Johnson's Improbable History of Pop!
9pm - 10pm
John Johnson conducts a tour of the obscure world of early rock and pop music, featuring those artists who have fallen through the commercial cracks.
When the program began in February of 1995, Johnson said, “My mission is to provide that exposure, and give recognition to the fact that talent and hit records don’t have a lot to do with each other.” That still holds true today and way over 650 episodes later.
May 25, 2013
Guest Ben Upham shares some highlights from the recent Duane Allman box set.
June 1, 2013
Sparks: The Rest of the Story
Guest Brian Lindsey of SPR with a followup to last year's show on Sparks, featuring the enigmatic Mael brothers, Ron and Russell.
June 8, 2013
Shuggie Otis & the Strawberry Letter
Freqently sampled guitarist/vocalist is profiled starting with his early days backing up his father Johnny Otis.
June 15, 2013
Role Models for the Beatles
British rock & roll before the British Invasion including Vince Taylor, Johnny Kidd, Cliff Richard, and Billy Fury.
June 22, 2013
Distinctive Seattle alt rock band with moody, noirish sounds that have made them big stars in Europe and mostly overlooked in their homeland.
June 29, 2013
Jimi Hendrix in the 21st Century
Guest Steve Jackson of SPR explores recent releases from the Hendrix archives and the resurgence of interest in him from new generations of listeners.