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In the first two parts of T. Morgan's interview with Rick Wakeman, we found out about Rick's early childhood and how he hooked up with Yes. In this third podcast installment, Rick is asked why he chose to leave Yes to pursue solo work and what were his proudest moments while in Yes.

Rick Wakeman's "Grumpy Old Rock Star" Tour touches down at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ on October 11, 2019. 

LISTEN: PODCAST EIGHTEEN — "Rick Wakeman Interview - Pt.3"

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In Part II of the T. Morgan interview with Rick Wakeman we find out how Rick became a professional musician, session playing with many well known artists, how he ended up in the band Yes and more. 

Rick Wakeman's "Grumpy Old Rock Star" Tour touches down at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ on October 11, 2019. 

LISTEN: PODCAST SEVENTEEN — "Rick Wakeman Interview - Pt.2"

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On this podcast T. Morgan sits down with Rick Wakeman of Yes fame just before his "Grumpy Old Rock Star" Tour touches down at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ on October 11, 2019. Rick Wakeman has been known for decades as one of the best keyboard players of all time. In this podcast Rick Wakeman talks with T. Morgan about his family's influence with various genres of music on him, skiffle bands growing up in the 50's, listening to soul sax music in the 60's and much more! This podcast is Part 1 in a series.

LISTEN: PODCAST SIXTEEN — "Rick Wakeman Interview - Pt.1"

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T. Morgan's interview with Ric Lee of Ten Years After continues with Ric talking about what happened immediately after Woodstock and how touring has changed since.

LISTEN: PODCAST FIFTEEN — "Ric Lee of Ten Years After Interview - Pt.2"


 

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T. Morgan was MC for the Ten Years After concert at the Sellersville Theatre on August 21, 2019. After the show, T. Morgan sat down with Ten Years After founding member Ric Lee for a chat. This podcast is Part 1 of 2 where Ric talks about his experiences at Woodstock.

LISTEN: PODCAST FOURTEEN — "Ric Lee of Ten Years After Interview - Pt.1"


 

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This year makes the 50th anniversary of what is considered by many to be the most important concert event. On this podcast T. Morgan shares his thoughts on this famous event.

LISTEN: PODCAST THIRTEEN — "Woodstock"

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Over the years T. Morgan has had the opportunity to interview virtually the who’s who of rock stars and other celebrities.  Naturally, there is one question that is often asked of him.... “What are these people really like? The answer is not a simple one.  His answer in this podcast may surprise you.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWELVE — "So… What Are They Really Like?"

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Have you ever heard a test pressing? If you have been listening to radio since the late 60’s chances are that you did but not have been aware of what it was. Even if you aren’t old enough to have heard a testing pressing on the air, you should find this bit of record history interesting.

Below is a note that I wrote on a test pressing of the group Ten Years After that was given to me by Ric Lee of the group.

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LISTEN: PODCAST ELEVEN — "The Era of the Test Pressings"

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On May 15, 2019 the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia held a lunch to honor WMGK.  There was a panel of current and former on air talent that talked about their experiences at the station. T. Morgan was the MC for the event. In this podcast he shares his thoughts on the event.

LISTEN: PODCAST TEN — "The WMGK Broadcast Pioneers Event"

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While much of the new Rock was centered in San Francisco in the mid-sixties, by 1967 it was no longer confined to the Bay Area. This explosion of music was starting to be heard around the world. This podcast gives some more insight on the growing scope of the music.

LISTEN: PODCAST NINE — "The Rock Revolution Grows"

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The roots of what became the sound that rocked the world is further traces to its roots.  What was the relationship between the groups and their followers? Who had an influence on the early bands?  What caused the movement to spread? Find out in this podcast.

LISTEN: PODCAST EIGHT — "The Roots of San Francisco Rock"

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The first act to break out of San Francisco with a new direction of Rock was The Jefferson.  In this podcast we trace the history of the band that led the way.  The way to the top was a bit twisted, but they finally they overcame the odds and exploded on the charts.

LISTEN: PODCAST SEVEN — "The Jefferson Airplane Takes Off"

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In the 60’s a new youth movement in San Francisco started to get attention around the country and around the world.  It led the way to a whole new era in Rock music. In this podcast T. Morgan tells the real story how it all began.  It will surprise many that it didn’t actually begin in the city by the bay.

LISTEN: PODCAST SIX — "Hippies and Flower Power"

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The music charts were starting to be infiltrated by some new rocking artists in 1965-66. New groups were starting to spring up.  These new bands were not just the groups that part of the British Invasion.  Here in the US something was also going on.  Garage Rock and Blues based bands began to find their way on to the Billboard top hit records.  The top charts started looking very different with Rock, Pop and even movie soundtracks selling very well. Find out the story behind the recording of the major turning point in a new music with Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rollin’ Stone.”

LISTEN: PODCAST FIVE — "Pop Music Starts To Get Rocked"

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T. Morgan sets the scene for the emergence of several new forms of music in 1965. The country was most certainly changing and it was the youth of the US that was a huge factor in making most of those changes. The music was just part of what was going on in the country, but it was a major part. In this podcast you will hear how rock started to change and just who were some of the artists who influenced these changes.

LISTEN: PODCAST FOUR — "Times a-Changin"

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In his inaugural podcast, T. Morgan discusses several aspects of his book "Confessions of a Teenage Disc Jockey," including using memos (T. saved every memo while at each station), talking to book publishers, making the decision to self-publish (and the perils therein), the copyright process, the printing process of the book and sales. Since going on sale, the book has been sold to buyers all over the United States and as far away as Italy, Holland and England. The book can even be found inside the library at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. So are more books from T. on the way? Listen to the podcast to find out! 

LISTEN: PODCAST ONE — "Publishing Perils"

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T. Morgan answers questions that have been sent to him from viewers of his website, http://www.tmorganonline.com. One question had to do with a story T. Morgan wrote for the website called No Strings Attached. While for the most part strings don't belong in Rock and Roll, there are times that they can be used effectively. One such occasion is Procol Harum using The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Why did that work while others did not? Listen to the podcast and find out! Further discussion on this topic centered around the great jazz pianist Erroll Garner, with T. Morgan playing two tracks comparing the sound of an Erroll Garner composition both with and without strings. Which sounded better? Listen to the podcast and judge for yourself! The role of producers, Phil Spector, Joe Tarsia from Sigma Sound Studios, the band Thunder of Roses (whose album was produced by T. Morgan) and much more are also discussed in this podcast. 

LISTEN: PODCAST TWO — "String Theory"

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Some of the great and entertaining history of Rock and Roll is discussed in this podcast! The ups and the downs. How Folk and Pop were the beginning of rock. Surf music in California. Beach Boys. Disc Jockey Dick Summer in Boston playing a new group called The Beatles in 1963. T. Morgan talks about conversations with Hy Lit about the Beatles and getting them to come to Philadelphia. He shares with podcast listeners how he got to see the Beatles for the first time as a kid and get paid for doing it! How did he manage that one...? Listen and find out! Topics also discussed in this podcast are Bob Dylan going electric at Newport, Highway 61 Revisited, how the song Like a Rolling Stone changed rock forever, why the Beatles started writing better songs with more meaning, how in 1967 T. Morgan launched album radio in Philadelphia and much more! 

LISTEN: PODCAST THREE — "What's My Age Again?"

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