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The Encore Show - Best of the 60s, 70s, and 80s

The Encore Show – Best of the ‘60s, ‘70s & ‘80s is a weekly podcast that features interviews with artists from those three decades, many of whom are still on tour today. The show, originally called America’s Oldies But Goodies, featured artists mainly from the ‘60s. The new show, called The Encore Show is hosted by Dick Scoppettone, the lead singer for Harpers Bizarre who had a hit in the Sixties with “Feelin’ Groovy”.
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Dec 7, 2017

When Ben Fong-Torres’ father immigrated to the United States from China, his surname was Fong, but he changed it to Torres and posed as a Filipino in order to avoid prosecution under the Chinese Exclusion Act which restricted Chinese immigration. Ben seems to have a pedigree totally of his own making. He graduated from San Francisco State in the mid-sixties and went on to become the senior editor for Rolling Stone magazine and author of books on Top 40 radio, the Doors, the Grateful Dead, and the Eagles. On this week’s show, we talk about some of the classic interviews he’s conducted for Rolling Stone and the awards he’s won for magazine writing.

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