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The music of the 60s and 70s was groundbreaking and it set the stage for the decades of amazing music that followed it. Milwaukee radio legend and Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Barry spoke with countless musicians and celebrities over the years and collected remarkable recordings of his encounters with these talented people, which he's now sharing with the public in this podcast. He spoke with Sonny and Cher, James Brown, Dolly Parton, and and many others, and they shared their amazing stories about their lives and careers. All the episodes will be available as they’re released at WisconsinBroadcastingMuseum.org. This podcast was made possible by a generous contribution from Terry Baun.

The music of the 60s and 70s was groundbreaking and it set the stage for the decades of amazing music that followed it. Milwaukee radio legend and Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Barry spoke with countless musicians and celebrities over the years and collected remarkable recordings of his encounters with these talented people, which he's now sharing with the public in this podcast. He spoke with Sonny and Cher, James Brown, Dolly Parton, and and many others, and they shared their amazing stories about their lives and careers. All the episodes will be available as they’re released at WisconsinBroadcastingMuseum.org. This podcast was made possible by a generous contribution from Terry Baun.
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The music of the 60s and 70s was groundbreaking and it set the stage for the decades of amazing music that followed it. Milwaukee radio legend and Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Barry spoke with countless musicians and celebrities over the years and collected remarkable recordings of his encounters with these talented people, which he's now sharing with the public in this podcast. He spoke with Sonny and Cher, James Brown, Dolly Parton, and and many others, and they shared their amazing stories about their lives and careers. All the episodes will be available as they’re released at WisconsinBroadcastingMuseum.org. This podcast was made possible by a generous contribution from Terry Baun.

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English

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608-255-2600


Episodes

Bob Hope

11/6/2019
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Leslie Townes Hope, known professionally as Bob Hope, was an English American stand-up comic and actor. His career spanned nearly 80 years. His theme song was “Thanks for the Memory” and he was not too thankful, but still gracious, that I woke him up. We’ll hear how he picked up his material, his marriage, some heat he got on a line he did, Oscars, his home in Palm Springs, his overseas tours, and what makes him laugh.

Duration:00:03:18

Del Shannon

10/30/2019
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“Runaway” was a number one hit on the Billboard Top 100, written by Del Shannon in 1961. It became an international hit and is on Rolling Stones Greatest Songs of All Time list. His falsetto voice got my attention as well as where he found his stage name and his biggest hit.

Duration:00:02:49

Bobby Vinton

10/23/2019
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Bobby Vinton was the most successful love song singer of the rock era from 1962-1974. His hits included “Roses Are Red,” “Blue Velvet,” and “Mr. Lonely.” He also appeared in films and on TV. He had the Blue Velvet Theatre in Branson, Missouri until 2002. Bobby was always a fun interview, whether backstage, in the studio, on the phone, or on top of a billboard. On this day Bobby Vinton joined me in the WOKY studios. He was promoting his latest record and was determined to teach me how to...

Duration:00:08:16

James Brown

10/16/2019
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The Godfather of Soul, James Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, and record producer. In Joel Whitburn’s analysis of the Billboard R&B charts from 1942 to 2010, Brown is ranked number one in the top 500 artists. He gave me a wild and wooly interview with singing and words of wisdom.

Duration:00:02:41

Sonny and Cher

10/9/2019
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Sonny and Cher started their career as backup singers for Phil Spector. Many never knew that Sonny could not read music and Cher is dyslectic. She’ll demonstrate that and laugh about it when she records a voice track for me. The last time I saw Sonny and Cher together was in 1974 at Mitchell Field. They had arrived in Hugh Hefner’s big bunny plane. Cher went directly to a waiting limo and would not talk to anyone. I could see there was friction between the couple and shortly thereafter it...

Duration:00:04:26

Bob Barry Welcomes You

9/27/2019
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The music of the 60s and 70s was groundbreaking and it set the stage for the decades of amazing music that followed it. Milwaukee radio legend and Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Barry spoke with countless musicians and celebrities over the years and collected remarkable recordings of his encounters with these talented people, which he's now sharing with the public in this podcast. He spoke with Sonny and Cher, James Brown, Dolly Parton, and and many others, and they shared their amazing...

Duration:00:01:26