Tony Burrows

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

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.

Spencer Davis of the Spencer Davis Group #2

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.

Smokie’s Terry Utley

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.

Gallagher and Lyle

Benny Gallagher is most often remembered as half of the British duo Gallagher and Lyle. Along with Graham Lyle, Benny was also a major contributor to the band McGuiness Flint and co-wrote a solo hit for Art Garfunkel. Among the Gallagher and Lyle duo chart successes are "I Wanna Stay With You" and "Heart On My Sleeve". We know you'll enjoy the hit stories of Benny Gallagher.


Sting and The Police were labelled New Wave when they first emerged in the UK but did they ever consider themselves to be "punk"? Sting has his say on that, talks about the famous desk where he once wrote songs, reminisces about the legendary 60's band that played at his wedding and tells how he came to record with Dire Straits.

Peter Sarstedt

Peter Sarstedt left us in January 2017 aged 75. You'll probably recall him for his worldwide number one "Where Do You Go To My Lovely". It's considered a serious love song but that's not the way, or why, he wrote it. Peter Sarstedt also tells the story of the notable record he shares with his brothers in relation to the British Top Forty.

Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt

Status Quo's Rick Parfitt is sadly no longer with us however this chat will bring back memories for Quo fans. Rick left us on Christmas Eve 2016 at age 68. He recalls the hits "Wild Side Of Life", "Pictures Of Matchstick Men", their appearance at Live Aid in 1985 and how Rick could see the band ending. You can also access our chat with Status Quo's Francis Rossi here.

Beatles’ author Larry Kane

Larry Kane was a young American radio news reporter in 1964 when chosen to tour around America with The Beatles. He wasn't impressed at first but soon became a fan and most recently he has featured in the Ron Howard documentary on the Fab Four tour of America called "Eight Days A Week". Beatles' fans can also hear Sir George Martin interviewed here.

Dave Edmunds

One of the early rock and roll records had a profound effect on a young Dave Edmunds as he tells in this interview. He also explains how his first hit came about almost inadvertently and shares a very funny story about a movie he was in with another rock and roll legend.

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