I was very lucky to have grown up in the years from the mid 1960’s to the late eighties, when rock n roll produced some of its greatest bands, the iconic bands that form the foundation of today’s Classic Rock. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, and the like are enjoyed by parents and their children which now span 3 generations today.
I was what is called a PROMOTION MAN. This was a man or woman who worked for a record label and who's responsibility was to take an artist's new song and get it exposed to radio, print and live concerts across the World. This weekly podcast describes these bands through my eyes and the eyes of my friends and colleagues and our first hand accounts of signing the bands, being on the road, in radio station interviews, record stores autograph signings to backstage and tour bus moments, from the men and women, whose job it was to spread the word and ultimately get a #1 record that goes Gold and hopefully Platinum.
My name is Fred Meyers and I share my stories and adventures from my days at Warner Bros Records and Virgin Records and my relationships with some of the most influential bands that I worked with from the very beginning. It’s about the struggles and victories, parties and crazy adventures with these bands that I had in the very beginning of their careers. As the series unfolds we want to educate and entertain you so you will hear stories from people who found the bands, signed the bands and again the men and women who were at the very beginning of what is now Classic rock. You will enjoy hearing how 60’s rock turns into 80’s rock and then punk and beyond. These stories represent Promotion Man and are the true "back stories" of your favorite bands that you still love today.
Richard Wolod WB, Bernie Talpin, Alice Cooper and me Fred Meyers.