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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 15, 2016



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 distinctive folk rock vocal harmonies and stage personalities made them international stars. But behind the scenes, sex and drugs also were a big part of their story and even inspired one of their biggest hit songs.

You’re about to hear snippets of every hit single they ever had – both as a group and as solo performers, selected album cuts, and their special connections to such acts as the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Beach Boys, the 5th Dimension, the Rolling Stones, and even Barbra Streisand, among many others.

Please download the tales behind the Mamas & Papas and their remarkable tunes.

SJC in Detroit
seven and a half years ago

Thanks Radio Dave, just what I was hoping for.