Dec 15, 2016
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL CELEBRATES THE HISTORY OF THE MONKEES
This episode spotlights a rock and roll act composed of actors who were hired for a television series about a make-believe band. But they became real-life pop icons.
Their 45s and LPs sold millions, thanks to songs written just for them by some of the...
Dec 1, 2016
THE HISTORY OF PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS FEATURING MARK LINDSAY
This episode spotlights an act that was all over your favorite rock radio stations and ubiquitous on network television in the 1960s and 1970s.
They made major record label history by being the first rock and roll group ever signed by Columbia. And their...
Nov 15, 2016
The Marvelous Stories Behind The Most Played Christmas Hit Records
The Rare & Scratchy Rock 'n Roll groove yard is home to one of the largest known collections of Christmas records this side – or any side of the North Pole – along with an encyclopedic archive of the histories behind those tunes.
Nov 1, 2016
Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll Salutes The 5th Dimension
This edition spotlights a group whose more than ten years of hits started in 1967.
Their music was a mixture of mainstream pop, rhythm and blues, soul, Broadway show tunes, Hollywood movie soundtrack songs, and even disco.
They were everywhere on television during...
Oct 15, 2016
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL SALUTES
THE MAMAS & PAPAS
This episode spotlights an act whose name was inspired by a motorcycle gang.
These singers emerged from relative obscurity in the early 1960's folk music scene to be regularly seen on network television and heard on top 40 radio stations everywhere as their...