Johnson's Improbable History of Pop!

Program Schedule

KPBX 91.1
Saturday 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.


Program Listings:

August 23, 2014
Best Live Progressive Rock Band Ever

King Crimson's classic on stage 1973-74 lineup with John Wetton, Bill Bruford, David Cross, and, as always, Robert Fripp.

August 30, 2014
Back to School Days

Vintage cartoon show bubblegum rock from the Banana Splits, Lancelot Link, Josie & the Pussycats, Archies, and Sugar Bears.

September 6, 2014
Beck, Chapter Two

Another look at pioneering 1990's alt rocker Beck Hansen with an emphasis on the B-sides and lesser known gems.

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