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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.

Dec 1, 2018


This is our third annual Xmas episode – with two special holiday gifts just for you –the Beatles and Elvis Presley. They’re the only rock and roll stars ever to be saluted in songs requesting that Santa deliver them as presents to their fans. 

We’ll sample all of those platters, as well as various other Christmas salutes to Elvis Presley after his passing. You’ll also hear snippets of the annual holiday messages the Beatles sent to their fans from 1963 to 1969, including one with the only guest star performer ever to be featured as a vocalist on a Fab Four recording. 

Plus, Xmas 45s by the Beatles collectively and individually. And there’s more. We’ve got all of Elvis Presley’s Christmas hit singles – surprisingly only a handful actually charted. 

Our resident Rockologist Ken Deutsch will be along to stuff your stocking with lots of fun factoids, including the Beatles’ and Elvis Presley’s unique Christmas connection with a pre-rock era superstar.