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Bob Barry's Unearthed Interviews

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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

Janet Leigh

1/13/2021
This actress achieved her most lasting recognition as the doomed Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 psychological horror film “Psycho.” It has been listed among the greatest films of all time. Janet Leigh earned an Oscar nomination and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She tells us about the famous shower scene and the length of time it took to shoot it. She’ll explain how she got the part and how they handled nudity at that time. What about the knife plunging into her...

Duration:00:05:59

Teresa Brewer

1/6/2021
Teresa Brewer was one of the most popular singers of the 1950s, recording more than 600 songs. She had 28 hits, including “Music Music Music,” “’Til I Waltz Again with You,” and “Ricochet.” She was on the Billboard charts for five years. Record research author Joel Whitburn joins me on this interview and he plays a song Teresa wrote and recorded about a popular baseball star. She’ll also tell us which one of her 28 was her biggest hit record.

Duration:00:04:58

Maureen McGovern

12/30/2020
Maureen McGovern, a well-established and talented cabaret and concert vocalist, interpreted songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Richard Rodgers. At first she was not impressed with a song that ended up defining her career. In the summer of 1973, “The Morning After” from the movie “The Poseidon Adventure” was a hit for Maureen and ended up being used for special occasions like weddings and graduations.

Duration:00:02:42

Henry Mancini

12/23/2020
Henry Mancini was an American composer, conductor, and arranger, often called one of the greatest composers in the history of film. He won four Oscars, a Golden Globe and 20 Grammy awards. His best known works include the theme for the Peter Gunn television series, music for the Pink Panther films, and “Moon River” from the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Henry discusses his writing and the movies “Darling Lilly” and “Sunflower.”

Duration:00:03:59

Alan Alda

12/16/2020
Alan Alda, who portrayed Captain Hawkeye Pierce on the TV series M*A*S*H, co-wrote 18 episodes and directed 32. The series lasted eight years longer than the actual Korean War. The finale is still the most watched TV episode in American history. Alda is the only actor to have Emmys for acting, writing, and directing in the same series. We’ll find out how he got the part. Was he in the army? Do you know what M*A*S*H means? Did any of the events on M*A*S*H really happen in the Korean War? All...

Duration:00:04:31

Mike Farrell

12/9/2020
Mike Farrell, an American actor, was best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series M*A*S*H. He discusses this extremely popular TV show and how he got into showbiz. The fun really started when he told me a story about his daughter and how she embarrassed him during a People magazine interview in his home.

Duration:00:04:19

Jamie Farr

12/2/2020
If you were television fan in the 70s and 80s you’ll remember the cross dressing corporal, later sergeant, from Toledo, Ohio bucking for a discharge while serving in the Korean War. Jamie Farr was Maxwell Klinger in the CBS television sitcom M*A*S*H. He actually served in the Korean War along with another cast member, Alan Alda. Jamie will detail how they filmed M*A*S*H and tell us about all of the women’s clothing he had to wear and the changes he had to make. One time he couldn’t get out...

Duration:00:03:48

C.W. McCall

11/25/2020
William Dale Fries Jr., an American singer, activist and politician, was best known by his stage name, C.W. McCall. During the CB (citizens band) radio craze in the 1970s he had a big hit called “Convoy” which is listed on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time. The song was No. 1 for six weeks and the inspiration for the Sam Peckinpah film “Convoy.” I was curious to know how he came up with his stage name and his CB call name “Rubber Ducky.”

Duration:00:02:42

Dickie Goodman

11/18/2020
Richard Dorian Goodman, known as Dickie Goodman, was an American music and record producer. He was best known for his technique of using clips of records to answer question posed by Dickie and his assistant. His hits included: “The Flying Saucer,” “Mr. Jaws” and “The Touchables.” Some record labels sued Goodman for copyright infringement. In the end, the court called it satire and dropped the suit. Dickie mentions that, also how these records came about and what it took to put them together....

Duration:00:04:11

McGuire Sisters

11/11/2020
These three girls performed for five U.S. presidents and for Queen Elizabeth. The McGuire Sisters recording of “Picnic,” “Sincerely,” and “Sugartime” sold more than one million copies. Two of the sisters joined me for a fun interview. Here’s a sample.

Duration:00:02:43

Captain and Tennille

11/4/2020
The husband and wife duo of Captain and Tennille won a Grammy award for record of their year and had several big hits in the 70s. The Captain, Daryl Dragon, explains their roles in show business and Toni Tennille talks about songs she wrote including: ”How Can You Be So Cold When I’m So Hot” which she told me that she didn’t write for Daryl, but then in her book, “Toni Tennille a Memoir” she admits that she did write it for him. At the end of the interview, Toni takes a few shots at me.

Duration:00:04:44

Dyan Cannon

10/28/2020
Dyan Cannon is an American actress who was married to actor Cary Grant. She has been nominated for three Academy Awards for “Heaven Can Wait,” “Bob & Carol, Ted and Alice,” and “Number One.” I had heard that she posed nude in several films. She quickly corrected me and added a line that got by the censors. Dyan also mentioned a director whom she had no love for. Photo was taken at the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva.

Duration:00:02:48

Sophia Loren

10/21/2020
Sofia Villani Scicolone, known professionally as Sophia Loren, was an Italian film actress and singer from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She was born in Rome and began her film career in 1951. She won the Best Actress Academy Award for the film “Two Women.” Sophia appeared in many films including “Arabesque” with Gregory Peck, “El Cid” with Charlton Heston, and “Grumpier Old Men” with Walter Matthaw, Jack Lemmon, and Ann Margret. In this short clip she reveals her superstitions and beauty...

Duration:00:02:42

Noel Neill (Lois Lane)

10/14/2020
Superman fans will love hearing from Noell Neill. She was Lois Lane in the popular classic Superman television series. Noel took up professional acting and modeling in the early 1940s before landing the role of Lois Lane. Christopher Reeves played Superman and Lois explains his untimely death. She also reveals the shocking amount of money they made for those episodes and how they filmed the sequences.

Duration:00:12:42

Bobby Vee

10/7/2020
Bobby Vee was a teen idol in the 60s and had six gold records in his career. He was also a songwriter and appeared in films. Bobby had unusual beginnings, including a big break that came from a tragedy. His producer Snuffy Garrett picked one of his hit records up. There was a stack of songs at the publisher’s office, one for Bobby and the other for the Everly Brothers. Snuffy picked up both stacks and the song “Run to Him” was in the pile. It was written for the Everly Brothers, but became a...

Duration:00:03:31

Dolly Parton

9/30/2020
Dolly Parton is a legendary country singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and business woman. I found out that one of her band members was from Milwaukee and her husband is not her biggest fan. She explained her interview in Playboy magazine, her favorite recording artist, biggest hit, a lawsuit, and her wigs. But, how did a piece of the Skylab get into our conversation?

Duration:00:07:51

Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme

9/23/2020
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, an American pop vocal duet, started their career together when they married in 1957. Steve had several hit records including “Portrait of My Love” and “Go Away Little Girl.” Eydie had a hit in 1963, “Blame it on the Bossa Nova.” They appeared in movies and on TV and won some Grammy and Emmy awards. Steve talks about how they met and Eydie has her thoughts on life in general. A little known piece of trivia: Eydie was a first cousin to singer-songwriter Neil...

Duration:00:05:06

Leonard Nimoy

9/16/2020
Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” told me the makeup for his part took hours to apply. They had scientific people who worked on the show and developed scripts that they felt could actually come true someday. Leonard explains all of that and talks about what it felt like to play his part in “Mission Impossible” and “Star Trek.”

Duration:00:05:37

Don Adams

9/9/2020
Born Donald James Yarmy, professionally known as Don Adams, the bumbling detective Maxwell Smart (agent 86) on the popular TV sitcom “Get Smart.” Don tells an interesting story about how he came up with his stage name, how he got the job on “Get Smart” and how he developed the character. He loved doing the show but admits it prevented him from getting other TV and movie parts.

Duration:00:04:32

Gary Puckett

9/2/2020
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap was an American pop rock group, active from 1960 to 1971. I questioned Gary on his name, the group’s name, and the ladies responsible for their hit records.

Duration:00:03:56