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July Programs

July 16, 2016
Beatnik Rock & Roll

Art collides with commerce as Mel Torme, Rod McKuen, Babs Gonzalez and others capture the pre-hippie era on wax. Sunglasses and beret are optional.

July 23, 2016
Eccentric British multi instrumentalist is profiled through his solo career plus founding roles in the Move, Wizzard, and Electric Light Orchestra.

July 30, 2016
Mike Pinder & The Mellotron

Guest Jeff Duty with the story of how the Moody Blues' piano player helped launched progressive rock with this new fangled, at the time, keyboard device.

When asked where he draws his inspiration for Johnson’s Improbable History of Pop, John had this to say, “I write and produce based on my interest in all forms of popular music. I've been listening to this "stuff" since in pre-school.” That seems to work well for John, who’s produced 625 shows since 1995. The show evolved out of an idea John had in December ’93. He did a few specials and the concept eventually gelled into the JIHOP of today. Outside of the studio, John recently retired from Boeing and enjoys golf, jogging and radio, especially the Saturday night lineup on KPBX. He and his wife Melinda have two daughters Korissa and Alicia, and 3 grandchildren.
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