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Rock’s image-makers, men on dancefloors and why bands can’t act like bands anymore

Ep. 634

This week’s items slapped on the rock and roll barbecue and lightly grilled include …


… why Eurovision will never avoid political controversy.


… when AI does David Hepworth!


… what’s the secret of NTS radio?


… “there are two types of wedding disco, ones that start with Abba's Dancing Queen and terrible ones.”


… Tony Hall’s prophetic preview of Revolver in May '66 – “they shatter convention and may well have a far-reaching effect on the whole future of music”.


… when listening to the radio was a group activity.


… Daniel Kramer, Dezo Hoffman, Robert Freeman, Anton Corbijn and other photographers who shaped the way music looked.


... the rogue punctuation of "Paint It, Black".

 … songs that start with the chorus.


 … Elvis’s unrepeatable train journey from New York to Memphis in 1956.


… “there’s glass in the back of my head and my toenails don’t fit properly” – Dylan’s ’66 London press conference.


…. and hurry hurry hurry to Lot 71 in Danny Baker’s record auction, a snip at only £70!


Danny Baker’s record auction …

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