Saturday, 23 June 2018

John Gilliland and The Pop Chronicles


Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland’s “The Pop Chronicles” traces the history of popular music from the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, CA. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interweaving of Mr. Gilliland’s narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day.

Show 1 - Play A Simple Melody: American pop music in the early fifties. [Part 1] on Digital Library. The guests are: Mitch Miller, Johnnie Ray, Kay Starr, Pete Seeger, Stan Freberg, George Harrison and others.
Show 2 - Play A Simple Melody: American pop music in the early fifties. [Part 2] on Digital Library.The guests are: Mitch Miller, Johnnie Ray, Kay Starr, Pete Seeger, Stan Freberg, George Harrison and others.
Show 3 - The Tribal Drum: The rise of rhythm and blues. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: B. B. King, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Lou Rawls and others.
Show 4 - The Tribal Drum: The rise of rhythm and blues. [Part 2] on Digital Library.
The guests are: B. B. King, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Lou Rawls and others.

Show 5 - Hail, Hail, Rock 'n' Roll: The rock revolution gets underway. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buck Ram, Frank Zappa and others.

Show 6 - Hail, Hail, Rock 'n' Roll: The rock revolution gets underway. [Part 2] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buck Ram, Frank Zappa and others.

Show 7 - The All American Boy: Enter Elvis and the rock-a-billies. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers and others.

Show 8 - The All American Boy: Enter Elvis and the rock-a-billies. [Part 2] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers and others.

Show 9 - Tennessee Firebird: American country music before and after Elvis. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Chet Atkins, Ernie Ford, Merle Travis, Marty Robbins, Roger Miller, Hank Williams Jr. and others.

Show 10 - Tennessee Firebird: American country music before and after Elvis. [Part 2] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Chet Atkins, Ernie Ford, Merle Travis, Marty Robbins, Roger Miller, Hank Williams Jr. and others.

Show 11 - Tennessee Firebird. [Part 3], Big Rock Candy Mountain. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Rick Nelson, Dick Clarck, Bobby Darin, Leiber and Stoller, Phil Spector and others.

Show 12 - Big Rock Candy Mountain: Rock 'n' roll in the late fifties. [Part 2] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Rick Nelson, Dick Clark, Bobby Darin, Leiber and Stoller, Phil Spector and others.

Show 13 - Big Rock Candy Mountain: Rock 'n' roll in the late fifties. [Part 3] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Rick Nelson, Dick Clark, Bobby Darin, Leiber and Stoller, Phil Spector and others.

Show 14 - Big Rock Candy Mountain: Rock 'n' roll in the late fifties. [Part 4] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Rick Nelson, Dick Clark, Bobby Darin, Leiber and Stoller, Phil Spector and others.

Show 15 - The Soul Reformation: More on the evolution of rhythm and blues. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, Diana Ross, Janis Joplin and others.

Show 16 - The Soul Reformation: More on the evolution of rhythm and blues. [Part 2] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, Diana Ross, Janis Joplin and others.

Show 17 - The Soul Reformation: More on the evolution of rhythm and blues. [Part 3] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, Diana Ross, Janis Joplin and others.

Show 18 - Blowin' in the Wind: Pop discovers folk music. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, the Kingston Trio, Judy Collins and others.

Show 19 - Blowin' in the Wind: Pop discovers folk music. [Part 2] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, the Kingston Trio, Judy Collins and others.

Show 20 - Forty Miles of Bad Road: Some of the best from rock 'n' roll's dark ages. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, Simon and Garfunkel, Trini Lopez, Bobby Vee and others.

Show 21 - Forty Miles of Bad Road: Some of the best from rock 'n' roll's dark ages. [Part 2] on Digital Library.
The guests are: the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, Simon and Garfunkel, Trini Lopez, Bobby Vee and others.

Show 22 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66: A skinny dip in the easy listening mainstream. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Johnny Mathis, Nelson Riddle and others.

Show 23 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66. [Part 2], The Music Men. [Part 1] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Pete Townshend, Johnny Mathis, Mitch Miller, Henry Mancini and others.

Show 24 - The Music Men. [Part 2] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach and others.

Show 25 - The Soul Reformation: Phase two, the Motown story. [Part 4] on Digital Library.
The guests are: Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others.

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