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The Rock & Roll Twilight Zone with Richard Syrett

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The Rock & Roll Twilight Zone with Richard Syrett

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Get Up, Stand Up: Bob Marley vs. The CIA Pt. 2

12/4/2018
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Richard interviews an historian/archivist, an author and a journalist/rapper about the life, times and music of Bob Marley and how he became caught-up in the CIA's attempt to destablize and overthrow the progressive government of Michael Manley. GUESTS: Roger Steffens is a Brooklyn, New York-born American actor, author, lecturer, editor, reggae archivist, photographer and, producer. He may be best known for his reggae archives, in particular his archives of Bob Marley. He is the author of...

Duration:00:36:31

Get Up, Stand Up: Bob Marley Vs. The CIA Pt. 1

11/18/2018
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Richard interviews an historian/archivist, an author and an author/rapper about the life, times and music of Bob Marley and how he became caught-up in the CIA's attempt to destablize and overthrow the progressive government of Michael Manley. GUESTS: Roger Steffens is a Brooklyn, New York-born American actor, author, lecturer, editor, reggae archivist, photographer and, producer. He may be best known for his reggae archives, in particular his archives of Bob Marley. He is the author of So...

Duration:00:31:30

SATELLITES AND SOUND EFFECTS: THE JOE MEEK STORY

11/1/2018
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The life, career and tragic death of Britain's Phil Spector, Joe Meek is explored. Meek was a wildly innovative record producer, sound engineer and song writer best known for composing and producing the instrumental 'Telstar' which was the first song to become a number one hit in both America and the UK. GUESTS: Peter Rochford is the chairman of The Joe Meek Society which was formed in the early nineties to remember and celebrate the music and life of the legendary sixties record producer...

Duration:00:35:57

Free Bird Falling - The Tragic End of Lynyrd Skynyrd Pt. 2

10/25/2018
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In part two, Richard speaks with two rock journalists about Lynyrd Skynyrd’s final tour in 1977 culminating in the tragic plane crash that took the lives of Ronnie Van Zant and Steve and Cassie Gaines. They’ll also discuss the strange foreshadowing of the crash found on the group’s final album, Street Survivors, which was released just three days before the horrific plane crash. GUESTS: Peter Wendel, based in the nation's capital, is a journalist by training doing stints with major D.C....

Duration:00:39:57

Free Bird Falling - The Tragic End of Lynyrd Skynyrd Pt. 1

10/17/2018
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In part one, Richard speaks with two rock journalists about the early history southern rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd. They discuss the bands' formation, early success and their final North American tour in 1977. GUESTS: Peter Wendel, based in the nation's capital, is a journalist by training doing stints with major D.C. media outlets, including Gannett News/USA Today and Congressional Quarterly. Peter founded SongMango.com in 2014 as an outlet for his passion for music, particularly live...

Duration:00:31:43

THE 440 Hz CONSPIRACY

10/11/2018
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Richard speaks with two authors about a supposed conspiracy to change standardized tuning for musical instruments from 432 Hz to 440 Hz in order to sow discord and disharmony. GUESTS: Marty Leeds is the author of three books, The Peacock's Tales - The Alchemical Writings of Claudia Pavonis; Pi & The English Alphabet Vol. 1; and Pi & The English Alphabet Vol. 2 Marty has an ongoing lecture series available for free on youtube.com/martyleeds33. He is the host of the podcast The Marty Leeds'...

Duration:00:38:59

The Life, Times and Sudden Death of Bon Scott Pt. 2

10/4/2018
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Part Two: Two rock journalists and a close friend of Bon Scott's examine the final days of the legendary AC/DC vocalist. GUESTS: Clinton Walker is an Australian writer, best known for his works on popular music but with a broader interest in social and cultural history and theory. Sydney's Sun Herald has called him "our best chronicler of Australian grass-roots culture." Books he's published like Inner City Sound (1981), Buried Country (2000) and History is Made at Night (2012) have had a...

Duration:00:32:23

Highway to Hell: The Life, Times and Sudden Death of Bon Scott Pt. 1

9/26/2018
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Part One: The early life and career of singer Bon Scott is examined, culminating with his nearly six years as AC/DC's frontman. GUESTS: Clinton Walker is an Australian writer, best known for his works on popular music but with a broader interest in social and cultural history and theory. Sydney's Sun Herald has called him "our best chronicler of Australian grass-roots culture." Books he's published like Inner City Sound (1981), Buried Country (2000) and History is Made at Night (2012) have...

Duration:00:42:30

TELEPHONE CALL FROM THE DEAD

9/12/2018
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The Rock 'n Roll Twilight Zone is taking a short one-week hiatus as the crew prepares for Season Two. In this abbreviated epiosde, Richard provides a glimpse of what's in store for season two. He also shares the strange details of his last telephone conversation with this late friend and radio partner, R. Gary Patterson.

Duration:00:14:11

TOP TEN MOMENTS FROM SEASON ONE

9/5/2018
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Richard counts down the top ten moments from season one.

Duration:00:53:57

FLEETWOOD MAC - CURSE OF THE GUITARISTS

8/30/2018
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Richard interviews two rock journalists who explore the possible curse on Fleetwood Mac's revolving door of guitarists, starting with founding member, Peter Green. GUESTS: Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Illustrated History; Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll and a history of 1960s folk-rock, Jingle Jangle Morning. His book The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film won a 2007 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award...

Duration:00:53:39

THE Q & A EPISODE

8/23/2018
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Richard assembles a team of experts who attempt to answer questions regarding some of the great Rock mysteries. Listeners were invited to submit questions to the show over the course of the summer. The seven questions selected include: "Could Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins really have seen a shapeshifter as he has claimed?" "Was the song Hotel California by The Eagles really about The Church of Satan?" "Were Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park murdered...

Duration:00:38:57

PSYCHIC SLEUTHS

8/15/2018
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Richard consults a panel of three psychics who consult with the spirit world in order to solve several great Rock 'n Roll mysteries: Will Led Zeppelin ever reunite? When will The Rolling Stones finally retire? What happened to Brian Jones and Jimi Hendrix? Why did Manic Street Preachers' lyricist and guitarist Richey Edwards vanish? Is Tupac Shakur still alive? GUESTS: SLOAN BELLA: Born with psychic-mediumship abilities since birth, by the age of four Sloan learned to articulate nightly...

Duration:00:45:01

The Beatles, Manson and the Summer of Helter Skelter

8/8/2018
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Richard speaks with a former Manson family member, a rock journalist, and the authors of two chilling biographies of Charlie Manson about the supposed influence The Beatles and their self-titled ninth studio album, aka "The White Album" had on Manson. Did the McCartney composition, Helter Skelter, convince Manson and his followers that an apocalyptic race war was "coming down fast"? GUESTS: Simon Wells has written on film and music for numerous magazines and newspapers including the...

Duration:00:49:04

Alan Parsons Part 2

8/1/2018
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Part Two of an exclusive and candid conversation with British audio engineer, producer, composer Alan Parsons. Parsons discusses his contribution to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the phenomenon known as the Dark Side of the Moon and Wizard of Oz mash-up, and his work with The Alan Parsons Project. Parsons also reveals details of his visit to Roswell, New Mexico where he and his wife learned some shocking news regarding the supposed crash of a UFO in 1947. GUEST: Alan Parsons was born...

Duration:00:28:43

Alan Parsons Part 1

7/25/2018
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Part one of an exclusive and candid conversation with British audio engineer, producer, composer Alan Parsons. Parsons discusses his early years as an assistant audio engineer at Abbey Road Studios; his contribution to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon; his father's skeptical inquiries into the paranormal. Alan even weighs in on the Paul is Dead legend. GUEST: Alan Parsons was born into a family with an impressive history in entertainment. His great-grandfather was the celebrated...

Duration:00:23:59

The Killing of Tupac

7/18/2018
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Las Vegas, Nevada's most famous unsolved crime- the murder of Tupac Shakur - is re-examined by a former crime reporter with the Las Vegas Sun, and a former LAPD detective and multi-agency task force. GUESTS: Cathy Scott a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, investigative journalist and blogger for Psychology Today, has written a dozen narrative non-fiction books. Her work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, and The Las Vegas Sun. She is best known for...

Duration:00:47:24

Smells Like Murder Part Two

7/11/2018
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Part Two of a two-part series. Did Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, really commit suicide, or was he murdered? A Seattle-based independent investigative journalist who was the first to suggest homicide; the co-author of two books alleging Cobain was murdered; and a music correspondent/PR consultant sift through the evidence. GUESTS: Richard Lee is the creator of Now See It Person to Person: Kurt Cobain Was Murdered, his cable TV documentary on this homicide and related aspects of...

Duration:00:41:55

Smells Like Murder - The Death of Kurt Cobain

7/4/2018
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Did Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, really commit suicide, or was he murdered? A Seattle-based independent investigative journalist who was the first to suggest homicide; the co-author of two books alleging Cobain was murdered; and a music correspondent/PR consultant sift through the evidence. GUESTS: Richard Lee is the creator of Now See It Person to Person: Kurt Cobain Was Murdered, his cable TV documentary on this homicide and related aspects of Seattle politics and policing. Lee...

Duration:00:33:30