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October Programs

September 30 & October 7, 2017
An Alternate Oktoberfest

Celebrate the Munich festival with samples of the West German progressive rock movement of the early 1970's. We'll hear from Guru Guru, Frumpy, Jane, Birth Control, Eloy, King Ping Meh, the Scorpions (long before their 1980 MTV success), and many more.

October 14, 2017
The Real Sonny Boy Williamson

A comparison of two very different artists who recorded and performed under the Sonny Boy handle. Between them, they wrote dozens of songs that became blue-rock standards for succeeding generations.

October 21, 2017
Grateful Dead's Best Month Ever, Part 3

Shows from late May, 1977 in Georgia & Florida are featured including a mind blowing disco grooved version of "Dancin' in the Street."

October 28, 2017
New Order

A career retrospective of the Manchester, U.K. outfit who broke ground for both the post punk and alt dance genres of 1980's and 90's.

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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