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    • The British Invasion, Volume 1

    • By: Gary Theroux
    • Narrated by: Gary Theroux
    • Length: 28 mins
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    In this first edition of The History of Rock 'n' Roll, host Gary Theroux gives listeners the sounds of the earliest days of the British Invasion. You'll hear from members of The Hollies, The Moody Blues, The Searchers, Chad & Jeremy, Peter & Gordon and singer Billy J. Kramer. Theroux takes listeners on a journey as these key players in the British Invasion share stories of their early careers, inspiration behind their songs and discuss what it was like in those early days of breaking out in the United States.

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    • Alan & Marilyn Bergman

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 41 mins
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    For Alan and Marilyn Bergman, being married and working together as songwriters had many perks. The two found that their relationship allowed them to be uninhibited in sharing ideas while crafting a song. In this interview recorded with Wink Martindale in the 1980s, they discussed their lives, lyrics, and careers as songwriters. The couple provides an intimate and detailed look at the songwriting process, along with sharing interesting stories about some of the songs they've written.

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    • The Andrews Sisters

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 39 mins
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    From 1934 to 1951, The Andrews Sisters recorded more than 400 songs, including hits such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola", and sold almost 100 million records. Wink Martindale sat down with sisters Patty and Maxine to discuss how they got started and why breaking up was the best thing to happen to them. In this interview from 1972, the sisters share captivating stories about what it was like traveling as a trio, working with Bing Crosby, and what they would have done differently.

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    • Nat "King" Cole

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 45 mins
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    Nat King Cole's musical journey began as a teenager receiving classical piano training, which he later abandoned to pursue jazz with the Nat King Cole Trio. His career continued to evolve as he found success as a singer with hits including "Nature Boy", "Mona Lisa", and "Too Young". Narrator Wink Martindale takes listeners on a captivating journey with producers, songwriters, and other colleagues, sharing stories of Cole's exceptional career. His wife Maria Cole provides an intimate look at the legendary musician.

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    • Cause & Effect: Motley Crue

    • By: Chris Akin
    • Narrated by: Chris Akin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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    Chris Akin, rock critic and cohost of the often controversial Classic Metal Show, takes listeners on an exploration of Motley Crue's 1994 self-titled album. Armed with new vocalist John Corabi, it was a sound that, from start to finish, sounded nothing at all like anything they had done previously.

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    • this album changed my life

    • By DARTH HAIR on 06-11-18

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    • Al Martino

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 21 mins
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    Al Martino's success began in 1952 with the single "Here in My Heart". The self-taught crooner went on to find his biggest success in an unlikely source in 1963 with a version of "I Love You Because", which was originally a country tune. In August of 1972, he sat down for an interview with host Wink Martindale to reflect on his storied career. Martino discusses his early life growing up, some of his musical influences, and the highs and lows of his musical journey.

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    • Las Vegas Connection: Don Rickles

    • By: Bart Torres
    • Narrated by: Bart Torres
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Don Rickles, a true comedy legend, talked to Bart Torres in 2012 about his hilarious adventures with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ronald Reagan and his time on the Vegas Strip. Rickles also touched on his long marriage, stand-up comedy, his start as an insurance salesman, and how he wrote his own tweets. 

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    • Interview with Mr Personality and Warmth himself

    • By ZRockR ChicK on 05-04-18

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    • Gordon Lightfoot

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot helped to define the folk-pop sound of the '60s and early '70s. With a focus on crafting quality albums, not hit singles, Lightfoot found great success and provided a soundtrack for a tumultuous time.

    In a conversation with host Wink Martindale, Lightfoot discusses working his way up throughout his career and how it shaped the way he views success.

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    • Las Vegas Connection: Wanda Sykes

    • By: Bart Torres
    • Narrated by: Bart Torres
    • Length: 12 mins
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    In 2015, Bart Torres spent time with comedian, actress, and writer Wanda Sykes leading up to her show at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Wanda talked about the fated Curb Your Enthusiasm revival, her past career in the NSA, and what activities she was planning for her time on the Vegas Strip. 

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    • Ray Conniff

    • By: Wink Martindale
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    • Length: 39 mins
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    Ray Conniff got his start arranging and conducting for other recording artists. His success working for others eventually led to Columbia allowing him to record an album under his own name, which was released to great success and acclaim. Conniff was the first artist to use voices and vocal arrangements as part of the instrumentation. In a conversation with host Wink Martindale, Conniff discusses his unique sound, evolving his style, and his passion for creating music.

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    • Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

    • By: Wink Martindale
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    • Length: 23 mins
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    Herb Alpert's career began under the name Dore Alpert. When his first few releases with RCA Records failed to gain traction, he was dropped from the label. That's when Alpert joined forces with his friend Jerry Moss to form an independent label. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass grew to great success by the mid-60s, with pre-orders for their album numbering in the millions. Host Wink Martindale sat down with Alpert and takes listeners on an exciting journey from those earliest days to the heights of Alpert's career.

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    • Peggy Lee

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 31 mins
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    Norma Deloris Egstrom grew up far away from the big city life where her future would take her. While still a teenager, she left her small town of Jamestown, North Dakota, to audition for WDAY in Fargo. An hour later she found herself on the air and with a brand-new name, courtesy of radio personality Ken Kennedy: Peggy Lee. The singer, songwriter and actress sat with Wink Martindale in her Hollywood Hills home in 1975 and reflected on the early days of her career, her musical influences, and her ability to adapt to new sounds and audiences.

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    • Paul Anka

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 30 mins
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    In this 1977 interview, Wink Martindale takes listeners on an extensive survey of the singer's long and successful career. From his first taste of fame with the single "Diana" to being one of the first pop singers to play in the Las Vegas casinos, Anka shares engaging stories of his career as an entertainer.

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    • Neil Diamond

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 21 mins
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    Coney Island was the birthing ground for the man the rest of the world would eventually come to know as Neil Diamond. In this special Hall of Fame spotlight, host Wink Martindale takes a look at Diamond's illustrious career, beginning with those early days in Coney Island, which, Diamond tells Wink, was "the most fantastic place in the world for a kid to grow up". Diamond shares his memories of the first song he wrote and also reveals how he feels about his skills as a guitar player.

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    • John Denver

    • A Lifetime of Songs
    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 36 mins
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    John Denver dominated the 1970s with sold-out concerts and chart-topping music. Wink Martindale spoke with Denver in Los Angeles in 1975 in the midst of this success. Denver recounts the road that began with him dropping out of college and moving to Los Angeles to find work as a singer. Denver passionately describes his attachment to music beyond entertainment, and his desire to connect with audiences on a personal level.

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    • Johnny Mathis

    • By: Wink Martindale
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    • Length: 35 mins
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    It's a testament to Johnny Mathis' talent and legacy that in 1958, just two years after signing with Columbia Records, the label released Johnny's Greatest Hits, the first album of its kind. It remained on the charts for the next nine and a half years. Wink Martindale sat down with Mathis for a conversation in 1971. He discussed the diverse audience his music attracted, what he attributed his success to, and his profound love of singing.

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    • Neil Sedaka

    • By: Wink Martindale
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    • Length: 30 mins
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    Neil Sedaka had more than a dozen hits from 1958 to 1963, but his career slumped with the arrival of the British Invasion. In 1974, he found his way back to the charts with "Laughter in the Rain". In March of that year, Wink Martindale sat with Sedaka to discuss his early career and his thrilling comeback. Sedaka recounts his early life as a child receiving classical music training and secretly writing pop songs, despite his sister telling him to stick to the classics. Sedaka clearly made the right call.

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    • Sports Byline: Charley Rosen

    • By: Ron Barr
    • Narrated by: Ron Barr
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Charley Rosen talks about his book, The Chosen Game: A Jewish Basketball History, in which he discusses the impact the Jewish community had in the early days of basketball starting in Lower East Side Jewish immigrant neighborhoods of New York City. Rosen talks about the style of gameplay that developed there from the necessity of playing in the streets, and some of the most influential Jewish figures in basketball history.

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    • Lawrence Welk

    • Part 1
    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Lawrence Welk left home at the age of 21 and spent two years trying to get a job with bands with little success. Though his career got off to a rocky start, Welk would go on to become a renowned musician, bandleader, and television personality. In part one, we hear about Welk's earliest days of his life and career. In a conversation with Wink Martindale in 1973, he reflects on the beginning of his career and journey to success, while sharing intimate details about his personal life and experiences.

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    • Ella Fitzgerald

    • By: Wink Martindale
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    • Length: 19 mins
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    Ella Fitzgerald's career began at various amateur nights around New York City, most famously at the Apollo Theater in 1934. From those early days, Fitzgerald grew to be an iconic jazz singer and the First Lady of Song. In the spring of 1983, Fitzgerald sat down for a conversation with Wink Martindale. She discusses how her career began and some of her first hits.

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