Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. Starting with the Beatles, he features everyone from Gilbert O’Sullivan to Bob Lind (remember Elusive Butterfly?). His signature interview program, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, presents the greatest pop music artists talking about their careers and playing their coolest tunes. And I have to let you know that last year, Alan interviewed me about my group, Harpers Bizarre and we had a ball talking about all that went on in the ‘60s.
Bob Ray grew up in Los Angeles, or Boss Angeles if you remember Boss Radio from the ‘60s, and spent his earlier years there in television production with the Gong Show and radio before becoming a DJ in Norther California at KSFO in San Francisco and KLIV in San Jose. Weekdays now, he’s on the air from 9AM to noon on BossBossRadio. When he’s not busy being a Boss Jock, he’s a professional photographer, or as he says, an artist with a camera, and he hosts week-long vacations to Italy for photography enthusiasts.
You remember Ted Baxter saying, "It all began at a small 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno." For Peter Boam aka Peter B - Mr. Smooth, it all began at a college radio station in Sacramento, California. Back in the ‘60s, when Harpers Bizarre was in full swing, we knew most of the dj's in the Bay Area and one of our favorites was Peter B who's still on the air weeknights from 6 to 10PM on BossBossRadio. After KLIV in San Jose, he went from one major market to another (over 10 years at KVI in Seattle). Some great stories here.
They came out of the Sixties with three different band names doing all kinds of rock and roll covers until one day they had a chance meeting with Jan and Dean, and all of a sudden a new name emerged. They’ve kept that name for almost forty years – the hottest Beach Boys band around – Papa Doo Run Run. We’re talking with Don Zirilli, one of the group’s notable leaders who’s been with them since day one and tells stories of working with Brian Wilson and Mike Love and being the house band at Disneyland for fifteen years.
Meet '60s Bay Area horn player Peter Welker who was part of the house band at the famed Jazz Workshop in North Beach. He talks about working with the likes of Van Morrison, Santana, Etta James, and Smokey Robinson. Also, later in the show, we talk with Edward Torchy Smith who's been doing Baby Boomers Talk Radio for the last several years and has interviewed most of the Sixties TV stars including Paul Petersen, Johnny Crawford, and many of the Mouseketeers. Episode #1.
Hi everyone and welcome to another encounter with some groovy moments from the past. We’re visiting the '60s with host Dick Scoppettone, whose pop group Harpers Bizarre had a hit record back then called “Feelin’ Groovy.” He’ll be talking with our guests about a decade that shaped a whole generation, not only with the most magnificent music ever made, but also the politics, protests, and pretty much everything that happened - in the Swingin’ '60s.