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!
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.
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".
Tony Orlando never actually met the singers in his backing group Dawn until after they had their first hit together. Initially his involvement was kept secret to protect his day job but thankfully the hits kept coming. These days we know Tony Orlando for songs like "Knock Three Times", "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" and "He Don't Love You" amongst others.
Tommy James had to wait of a couple of years for his debut hit to take off but then many followed. More than 300 cover versions of his hits have been recorded and two of those songs made chart history in the USA. One of the biggest Tommy James songs was inspired by a bank's neon sign while another of his hits was banned!
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.