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August Programs

August 6, 2016
Tommy Bolin's Guitar Genius
A 65th birthday celebration for late Iowa-born guitarist/vocalist whose adventurous style was a full decade ahead of it's time. Including live and studio sessions.

August 13, 2016
Spencer Davis Group

Vintage British R & B from this Birmingham band, featuring precocious teenage vocalist and keyboardist Stevie Winwood.

August 20, 2016
Left Coast Punk

Late 1970's first generation punk rock from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle including X, the Dils, the Urinals, the Lewd, the Weirdos, Zeros, and the Snots.

August 27, 2016
The Bristol Sound of Trip
A two part survey of early 1990's southern U.K. bred blend of hip hop, electronica, and soulfully detached vocals, all overlaid with thunderous dub influenced bass and drums. Including Massive Attack, Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Bjork, Olive, Beth Orton, and Mono. Part 2 continues September 3.

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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