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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll Podcast


"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" is a "rockumentary" series telling the greatest rock and roll stories on record. Some of our episodes spotlight specific artists, and others cover various specific subjects. All of them rock as we cover stories and myths about songs you can sing along with.

Oct 1, 2017

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– COUNTING DOWN THE TOP 40 ITALIAN-AMERICAN ROCK AND POP GROUPS OF ALL TIME –

The impact of Italian-American singers and musicians on rock and pop music is incredible and immeasurable. Hundreds of acts. Thousands of songs. And an endless universe of solo stars that’s too vast to explore in just one show. So, for this episode, we’ve narrowed it down to only groups primarily composed of or fronted by Italian-Americans rather than showcasing individual singers.

 

We’ll feature the 40 greatest Italian-American acts in rock and pop history – from the 1950s all the way to the present day. We’ll hear from the Four Seasons, the Duprees, Dion & The Belmonts, the Angels, Santo & Johnny, Joey Dee & the Starliters, the Outsiders, the Four Aces, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and Chicago among many others.

 

Our resident rockologist, Ken Deutsch, joins us along with a special guest expert on Italian-American groups, Nay Nassar, to add some context to our countdown. Here it all here.


SJC in Detroit
a year and a half ago

Great compilation, from local artists to global hitmakers. And one of my favorite duos, Nino Tempo and April Stevens....