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Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories exists to discuss (and maybe set straight) the rumor, innuendo and hidden details that surround some of your favorite bands and songs.

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Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories exists to discuss (and maybe set straight) the rumor, innuendo and hidden details that surround some of your favorite bands and songs.

    Episode 123 – Bob Marley vs the CIA

    Episode 123 – Bob Marley vs the CIA

    Brian and Murdock get a history lesson on the political chaos of Jamaica and the terrifying evening in 1976 that arguably cemented Bob Marley as a revolutionary and a legend - not just a musician.

    SHOW NOTES

    The Smile Jamaica show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qARbHzRA1A

    The oral history: https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/the-night-bob-marley-got-shot-203370/

    Academic paper on Garrison Communities: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/9781119558071.ch25

    Netflix documentary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReMastered:_Who_Shot_the_Sheriff

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica_Labour_Party

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_National_Party

    https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/burry-boy-and-feathermop-the-violent-duo-that-helped-and-shamed-the-pnp/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaican_political_conflict

    https://www.nme.com/news/music/t-i-and-busta-rhymes-claim-bob-marley-was-assassinated-by-the-cia-2374370

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Breakspeare

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/the-story-of-bob-marley-assassination-attempt/

    https://artsandculture.google.com/story/smile-jamaica-gt-one-love-peace-concert-1976-1978-bob-marley-legend/mwVhp_2UOhlaIA?hl=en

    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38142699

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bob-marley-cia/

    • 44 min
    RETOLD – RIP Christie McVie

    RETOLD – RIP Christie McVie

    In honor of the passing of one of the great voices and songwriters in Fleetwood Mac, the guys revisit their early 2022 foray into the sex, drugs and rock n roll that defined that band and one of the greatest albums ever made.

    SHOW NOTES:

    Songs in this episode: "Long Grey Mare" by Fleetwood Mac, "Say You Love Me" by Fleetwood Mac, "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-christine-mcvie-songs-1234638906/say-you-love-me-2-1234638915/

    https://www.mamamia.com.au/fleetwood-mac-affairs/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleetwood_Mac

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumours_(album)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_McVie

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckingham_Nicks

    https://www.biography.com/news/fleetwood-mac-rumours-album

    https://www.loudersound.com/features/stevie-nicks-all-of-us-were-drug-addicts-but-i-was-the-worst

    https://www.nme.com/news/music/fleetwood-macs-mick-fleetwood-says-cocaine-use-left-him-with-two-year-memory-gap-2873541

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/30/jenny-boyd-mick-fleetwood-jennifer-juniper-its-not-what-you-think-behind-the-star-studded-life-of-a-rock-stars-wife

    https://genius.com/Fleetwood-mac-the-chain-lyrics

    The 1977 Rolling Stone piece: https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/the-true-life-confessions-of-fleetwood-mac-120867/

    https://stevienicks.info/2006/01/cameron-crowe-reflects-on-fleetwood-mac-piece/

    https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/the-100-best-covers-fleetwood-in-flagrante-232585/

    • 53 min
    Episode 122 – Rock N Roll vs reggae

    Episode 122 – Rock N Roll vs reggae

    A listener letter leads Brian and Phil Medley into a deep dive on the emergence of island music into the mainstream - and finding the one guy whose passion and vision is mostly to thank for rock and reggae finding common ground.

    SHOW NOTES:

    Songs used in this episode: Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come, Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle, Paul McCartney - C Moon, Led Zeppelin - D'yer Maker

    How I Met Your Mother reggae joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P_a4oiGlIA

    RGH Daville cover of My Immortal: https://soundcloud.com/user-678212299/rgh-daville-my-immortal

    https://www.liveabout.com/difference-between-ska-and-reggae-3552831#

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggae

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastafari

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/06/island-records-founder-chris-blackwell-im-interested-in-whats-different

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Blackwell

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marley

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spencer_Davis_Group

    https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20220709/chris-blackwell-publishes-memoir

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/jimmy-cliff-i-don-t-reach-my-peak-yet-1.4643891

    https://consequence.net/2012/07/interview-jimmy-cliff/

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/chris-blackwell-remembers-making-bob-marleys-catch-a-fire-1358985/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Shot_the_Sheriff

    https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/eric-clapton-admitted-didnt-get-i-shot-sheriff.html/

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/paul-mccartney-foreword-7-inch-singles-box-set-1234627790/

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/story-behind-the-led-zeppelins-song-dyer-maker-joke/

     

     

     

     

    • 42 min
    Episode 121 – John Lennon vs the Maharishi

    Episode 121 – John Lennon vs the Maharishi

    The guys get into Beatles history and look into the reality (or lack there of) around the rumor that ended the Fab Four's famous trip to India.

    SHOW NOTES:

    Songs used in this episode: "Sexy Sadie" The Beatles

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison

    Walk Hard Beatles scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6frgnqTo1eM

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/beatles-she-said-she-said/

    .https://thebeatlesinindia.com/stories/beatles-maharishi-meditation/

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/See_Yourself#Background

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendental_Meditation

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Epstein

    https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/the-beatles-in-india-16-things-you-didnt-know-203601/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_in_India

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Alex

    https://www.culturesonar.com/the-enduring-mystery-of-magic-alex/

     

     

    • 43 min
    RETOLD – Ticketmaster Sucks

    RETOLD – Ticketmaster Sucks

    In light of the Taylor Swift ticket fiasco, the guys revisit Episode 63 and the story of the first major artist to go head-to-head with the entertainment entity - and lose.

    NEW SHOW NOTES:

    https://blog.ticketmaster.com/the-taylor-swift-onsale-explained/

    • 54 min
    Episode 120 – Harry Nilsson vs Hollywood

    Episode 120 – Harry Nilsson vs Hollywood

    The guys get wild unraveling the story of the "American Beatle" who wrote some of the all-time greatest songs, partied with the all-time greatest musicians, and ultimately couldn't shake his obsession with the silver screen - a preoccupation that would be his undoing.

    SHOW NOTES:

    Songs used in this episode:

    Harry Nilsson – Without You, Coconut, Everybody’s Talkin’, Me and My Arrow, You’re Breaking My Heart, Jump Into the Fire, You Can’t Do That

    Badfinger – Without You, The Beatles – You Can’t Do That

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Telephone_(1988_film)

    https://www.smoothradio.com/features/the-story-of/without-you-harry-nilsson-lyrics-meaning/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_(song)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Nilsson

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-11-04-fi-59566-story.html

    https://rocknrollstorytimecom.wordpress.com/2022/01/18/the-lost-weekend/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Point!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_of_Dracula_(1974_film)

    Watch Son of Dracula: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfkHN_QxNcw

    https://dangerousminds.net/comments/harry_nilssons_best_friend_courtship_of_eddies_father_theme_was_originally

    Watch The Telephone for free on Tubi: https://tubitv.com/movies/487254/the-telephone

    Buy the screenplay: https://www.royalbooks.com/pages/books/147221/terry-southern-harry-nilsson-rip-torn-elliott-gould-whoopi-goldberg-john-heard-screenwriters/the-telephone-original-screenplay-for-the-1988-film

    Watch the documentary (2006): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8g10Q3-gY

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Southern

    The 1988 LA Times piece on Hawkeye: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-01-12-fi-35188-story.html

    The 1994 LA Times piece on Nilsson’s death: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-11-04-fi-59566-story.html

    New York Times review of The Telephone: https://www.nytimes.com/1988/02/14/movies/film-whoopi-goldberg-in-telephone.html

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-11-04-fi-59566-story.html

     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Wardster25 ,

Fun show

The only thing keeping this from 5 stars is how often the guys get way off subject. It’s a fun show. If you’re a huge music fan you aren’t learning anything new. This is a good time show with funny hosts. I enjoy it.

4wyattabe ,

Steve H.

Fantastic show!!! I recently suggested Harry Nilsson as a subject and the guys did awesome with it. THANK YOU!!! I definitely recommend this podcast for any music lover who loves learning new things about their musical heroes…

Bill from Depew ,

Great show

Great podcast with two down to earth dudes talking about music. Party on, Garth!

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