37 episodes

The music podcast from Cleveland -- the birthplace of rock and roll! Hosted by music journalist Troy L. Smith, CLE Rocks looks back at the memorable events and people that shaped rock and roll. Troy's interviews with some of music's greatest legends offer intimate, untold stories you must hear to believe.

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

The music podcast from Cleveland -- the birthplace of rock and roll! Hosted by music journalist Troy L. Smith, CLE Rocks looks back at the memorable events and people that shaped rock and roll. Troy's interviews with some of music's greatest legends offer intimate, untold stories you must hear to believe.

    WIXY 1260

    WIXY 1260

    In a special live edition of CLE Rocks, we examine the legacy of WIXY 1260, the AM radio station that dominated Cleveland in the 1960s, revolutionizing the industry. Guests include radio legends Larry Morrow, Billy Bass and historian Mike Olszewski.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    American Music Masters

    American Music Masters

    In 1996, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame launched its American Music Masters series honoring legends of roots of rock. First up was Woody Guthrie with tribute concert headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger a young Ani DiFranco and more. This episode looks back on the series formation and one of the most unforgettable concerts in Cleveland music history.
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    • 27 min
    Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes '77

    Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes '77

    Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes' 1977 concert at Cleveland's Agora featuring Ronnie Spector -- The show that made the band a household name in Northeast Ohio.
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    • 17 min
    The Legacy of Prince

    The Legacy of Prince

    A live version of CLE Rocks featuring a panel discussion focused on the legacy of Prince and his 1984 Purple Rain Tour.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Duran Duran

    Duran Duran

    We sit down with Kirk Harrington and Tracey Elena of Duran Duran Worldwide, which helped lead the fan push for Duran Duran to get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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    • 51 min
    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022

    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022

    CLE Rocks host Troy L. Smith and former rock critic Michael Norman break down the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2022.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Akronite ,

Stones at the Akron Rubber Bowl - my first concert

The Stones’ Akron Rubber Bowl concert in 72 was my first concert. I was 15 and my parents had to drive my friends and me there ... I’m still not sure how I convinced them to let me go. We were sitting in the stands and I clearly remember seeing the confrontation between the police and some concert-goers down on the field early in the concert. I owned a copy of Sticky Fingers and was really looking forward to hearing the Stones play those songs, but I couldn’t figure out why Stevie Wonder was opening the concert. He turned out to be a revelation and I became a big fan and bought Talking Book when it came out later that year. It was the only concert I saw at the Rubber Bowl that summer but I still have my ticket stub! Eventually I saw many memorable rock concerts in Akron and Cleveland in the years to come (including the Stones again in Cleveland in 75).

Kati5698 ,

Love this pod!

Gotta love listening to old timers reliving their glory days! 10/10 for Cle rock history!

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