Real stories of some of the greatest bands of the 60's 70's & 80's
The introduction of LA Lloyd & Fred Meyers and the set up of what the Podcast will be about. They get into what a promotion man is and the inception of radio and how radio and records come together. The fact that Van Halen was Fred’s first band to work to radio with their debut album and is this going to be about hookers and blow.
Intro: Van Halen “Runnin with the Devil”
Close: Van Halen “Jamie’s Cryin”
We find the boys (LA Lloyd & Fred) getting a rhythm and continuing to set up the show. The history of Warner Bros. Records, Frank Sinatra, WEA Distribution and more. How did Fred get hired by Warner Bros. Records and Fred meeting Mick Fleetwood two years before he will be with him on the Tusk tour as a WB rep.
Intro: Van Halen “You really got me”
Middle: Frank Sinatra “The best is yet to come”
Close: Fleetwood Mac “Tusk”
We have gone from the beginning of radio, history of Warner Bros and now we get an understanding of the Billboard charts and what makes a song #1 with a bullet. MTV and Martha Quinn, Prince is on Dick Clarks Bandstand TV show. We explore how retail stores stock and display music. Fred describes a “Blitz” to radio with Van Halen’s debut album and his first radio interview and retail store autograph signing with Van Halen.
Intro: Rod Stewart “Hot Legs”
Middle: Prince “I want to be your lover”
Middle: Steve Martin “King Tut”
Close: Van Halen Ain’t talkin bout love”
So we continue with the tours Fred has in his territory and that brings us to Fred finishing up with Van Halen and Black Sabbath and did Ozzy go missing on the tour?
Robert Palmer has a few dates and he is touring for the Double Fun album that has “Every kind of People”. Then on to the Ramones for several dates for the support of the “Road to ruin” album. Fred describes the band and their amazing live shows.
Intro: Robert Palmer “Every kind of people”
Middle: Ramones “I want to be sedated”
Close: Ramones “Needles and pins”