Jeff St John left us on March 6, 2018. He was an Australian music legend who's hit-making spanned the 60's, 70's and 80's but it wasn't until the year 2000 that he performed in front of his biggest ever audience.
Glen Campbell will be remembered as one of the biggest country stars of the 70's and one of the most recorded guitarists of the 60's. The hits he created with song-writer Jimmy Webb are a major part of the soundtrack for his generation and the stories behind them are worth hearing.
Tony Burrows has often been called 'the greatest singer whose name you never knew'! It's his voice on huge British hits by First Class, Edison Lighthouse and Brotherhood of Man just to mention a few. At one stage Tony Burrows was actually banned by the BBC for having too many hits!
Pilot lead singer David Paton shares the stories behind the Pilot hits "Magic" and "January". David also has some fascinating tales from his work with artists such as Elton John and the Alan Parsons Project. Alan Parsons also produced the Pilot hits, as you can hear in his Hitstories interviews here.
David Cassidy was the biggest teenage idol of the 70's thanks to his starring role in the "Partridge Family" TV series which produced hit songs like "I Think I Love You", "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted" and "I Woke Up In Love This Morning". As a solo artist David Cassidy concerts also broke records while his good looks broke hearts.
Doug Parkinson is an Australian music legend who first came to fame in the 60's when he and his band, In Focus, topped the charts with this Beatles cover. In an earlier career Doug Parkinson had already received an important boost from The Beatles as you'll hear. Plus there's a great story about Doug making headlines for his tour with The Who and Small Faces.
Slim Jim Phantom is best known as the Stray Cats drummer. This American rockabilly band first found fame in the UK after being produced by Dave Edmunds. Jim explains how they met Dave, why his drumming style is different to most and which music legends influenced the Stray Cats. Also hear the story behind their hit "Runaway Boys".
This is Ian Keenan's second interview with Spencer Davis of the Spencer Davis Group, you can find the first here. In this interview he reveals the story behind their biggest ever hit, why he wasn't always lead singer of the group and you'll learn what Spencer Davis did before his music career took off.
Carole King and James Taylor have know each other for more than 40 years but in that time there's one surprising thing they've never done together. James Taylor reveals which was his favourite version of "Carolina In My Mind" and Carole King hints at what may have inspired her song "Smackwater Jack".
Terry Utley was one of the founders of the band Smokie. He began the band while still at school and saw them become an overnight success years later. Remember "Don't Play Your Rock and Roll To Me", "It's Your Life" and "Living Next Door To Alice"? He shares the stories behind those Smokie hits and more as well as how the band lost it's first two lead singers.