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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.

Sep 1, 2019


This episode spotlights 40 lost hits from the year 1972. These include top 40 tunes radio stations no longer play – by major artists such as Carole King, Three Dog Night, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, The 5th Dimension, Wayne Newton, Curtis Mayfield, and The Bee Gees, among others. 

We’ll present the only active-duty armed forces military band to march its way onto the top 40 rock charts, and sample the biggest hit single based on a soft drink commercial. 

We’ll also hear from a U.K. solo singer who adopted the name of a legendary American pioneer for his performing persona. 

Only two top 40 songs were ever named after famous paintings, and one of those made our lost hits of 1972 list. 

Our resident Rockologist, Ken Deutsch, was a rock station program director that year, and he’ll be along to relate how different top 40 radio programming was way back then. 

Hear it all – and much, much more all right here.