17 episodes

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.

    Peggy Lee

    Peggy Lee

    Her career lasted for six decades. Norma Deloris Egstrom was known professionally as Peggy Lee. She was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, and actress. She discusses her connection with Paul McCartney and her giant hits including “Is That All There Is?” She gave us the inside on what it was like to play the part of an alcoholic blues singer in “Pete Kelly’s Blues.” She explains the toughest parts of the doing the film and what they offered her to help with the scenes.

    • 7 min
    Chubby Checker and Jose Feliciano

    Chubby Checker and Jose Feliciano

    Chubby Checker, a Philadelphia rock and roll singer and dancer was best known for a dance we’ve all enjoyed. He reached the top spot not only with the same song, but also with the same record in 1960 and 1961, the only time that this feat has been pulled off.

    Puerto Rican musician, singer, and composer Jose Feliciano was one of the first singers to get into trouble singing his version of the Star Spangled Banner. He gave me his side of the story at the 1970 Summerfest in Milwaukee.

    • 3 min
    Herman's Hermits

    Herman's Hermits

    I sat down in a Pfister hotel room with Peter Moone and Herman’s Hermits. Peter explained how they got their group name and surprised me with the name of his favorite recording artists. Lead guitarist Derek Leckenby shared his thoughts on some of their recordings. The photo with Peter Noone was taken in his hotel room at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The group picture was taken backstage at the Milwaukee auditorium, July 24, 1965.

    • 7 min
    Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

    I often wondered what a movie producer did. Gregory Peck answered that question. He was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1970s. He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar in 1962 for his performance in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” He’ll reveal his favorite movie and best leading ladies. Was he bothered by all the attention he got? And what was the story behind a case of scotch appearing in one of his films.

    • 4 min
    Gene Autry

    Gene Autry

    Gene Autry, singer, songwriter, actor, musician, and rodeo performer gained fame as a singing cowboy on radio and TV. He was the owner of several radio stations in southern California. Gene appeared in 93 films and hosted the “Gene Autry Show.” On this day, my interest was in his biggest hit record “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.”

    • 4 min
    Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby

    Harry Lillis Crosby was a multimedia star, a leader in radio ratings, record sales, and motion picture grosses. Early in his career he developed an intimate singing style that influenced many singers who followed him, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Perry Como. I wanted to know where the name “Bing” came from and the background of his biggest hit “White Christmas.” But Bing wanted to know about our weather in Milwaukee.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

RadioFreeKipper ,

Still the BEST!

Thanks to Milwaukee Radio treasure BOB BARRY for sharing these fantastic moments of radio history. Whether you enjoy them for the guests, or the snapshots of Milwaukee radio at its best, you WILL enjoy them! Bob Barry really DID “call the world” — and the world always answered!!! 😊🎙🎧🎼‼️

The9Brou ,

Long over due

What a great flashback and so happy to listen. Can’t wait for the next one.

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