Episode 86: “LSD-25” by the Gamblers

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Episode 86: "LSD-25" by the Gamblers
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The Hollywood Argyles

Episode eighty-six of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “LSD-25” by the Gamblers, the first rock song ever to namecheck acid, and a song by a band so obscure no photos exist of them. (The photo here is of the touring lineup of the Hollywood Argyles. Derry Weaver, the Gamblers’ lead guitarist, is top left). Patreon backers also have a fifteen-minute bonus episode, on “Papa Oom Mow Mow” by the Rivingtons.

Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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Episode 61: “That’ll Be the Day” by The Crickets

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The Crickets

Episode sixty-one of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “That’ll Be the Day” by The Crickets. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry

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Episode 20: “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets

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Episode 20: "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets
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Bill Haley and the Comets

Welcome to episode twenty of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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Episode 13: “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean” by Ruth Brown

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 13: "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean" by Ruth Brown
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Ruth Brown, with tambourine

Welcome to episode thirteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at “(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean” by Ruth Brown. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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Episode 4: “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” by Louis Jordan

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Welcome to episode four of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at Louis Jordan and “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie”

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