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.

Carole King and James Taylor

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".

Tommy James

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!

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.

America’s Dewey Bunnell

Dewey Bunnell of the band America has been there throughout the group's history. In fact it was a 19 year old Dewey who wrote the band's first hit "A Horse With No Name". Since then there's been many hits and also the curious habit of giving their albums titles beginning with "H". Dewey reveals how it all began.

Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. Amazingly he has only ever had one of his songs go all the way to the top of the charts in the USA and it will probably be a surprise as to which one it is. He also has a great story about a visit to Galveston.

Boz Scaggs

Here's a man who became an overnight success AFTER five or six albums. "Silk Degrees" made Boz Scaggs a star thanks to classics like "Lido Shuffle", "What Can I Say" and "Lowdown". Boz discusses what made that album such a hit and reveals his favourite song from it.

Joe Camilleri

Few Australian musicians have had the success and longevity enjoyed by Joe Camilleri. In the 70's his band Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons enjoyed the type of success which the Black Sorrows enjoyed in the late 80's and early 90's. He claims they always struggled to find hit singles but there was one they didn't even want to include on an album!

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