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Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Jon Anderson talks to T. Morgan about his early days, how much Philadelphia has meant to Yes (he got the key to the city), Chris Squire and a dream he had, and his solo latest album called 1,000 Hands..

LISTEN: PODCAST THIRTY-TWO — "The Jon Anderson Interview"

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Did you ever wonder how a hit song makes it to the very top of the music charts? In this podcast T. Morgan traces the history of how pop music charts started and just how hard it is to make it to the number position. It is a long interesting history that just may surprise you.

LISTEN: PODCAST THIRTY-ONE — "Number 1"

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In part one, David talked about his career with Deep Purple and working with Jimmy Page.  In part 2 the Hall of Famer reveals where Whitesnake came from and some new related projects that have been released or will be soon.

LISTEN: PODCAST THIRTY — "The David Coverdale Interview" Part Two"

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In this part one of two, T. Morgan interviews Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale.  In part one David talks about how he came to be a member of Deep Purple, the competition between Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, and doing a platinum album with Jimmy Page. For part two, click here.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY-NINE — "The David Coverdale Interview" Part One"

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T. Morgan talks about something that could help during these hard times for all of us. He traces the history of how it has helped in the past.  History does have a way of repeating itself.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY-EIGHT — "Hard Times"

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Annie Haslam, the lead singer of the group Renaissance, talks to T Morgan in this interview podcast. In this podcast Annie talks about joining Renaissance, stories of her time with the group, concerts, painting and much more! This is Part Two. To listen to Part One, click here.

To visit Annie online, go to her facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/AnnieHaslamArt/ or visit her website https://anniehaslam.com/.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY-SEVEN — "The Annie Haslam Interview - Part Two"

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Annie Haslam, the lead singer of the group Renaissance, talks to T Morgan in this interview podcast. In this part one of two she talks about her early life in England, her family and how she was influenced from some of those early days.

To visit Annie online, go to her facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/AnnieHaslamArt/ or visit her website https://anniehaslam.com/.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY-SIX — "The Annie Haslam Interview"

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T. Morgan talks to the leader of The Outlaws Henry Paul. Together they trace the history of not only The Outlaws, but the other successful bands headed up by Henry. The Outlaws currently have new album out called THE DIXIE HIGHWAY. It is a throwback to the early sound of the band.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY-FIVE — "The Henry Paul Interview"

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T. Morgan talks to Kasim Sulton about his music career including playing with Utopia, Meatloaf, and Joan Jett among others. There’s also some talk about what happened behind the scenes of the multimillion selling album by Meatloaf BAT OUT OF HELL. Kasim explained why he put Utopia back together to go out on tour. That tour includes a stop at the Sellersville Theater on February 29, 2020.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY-FOUR — "The Kasim Sulton Interview"

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In this podcast T. Morgan talks to Dave Clark of the Dave Clark 5. The leader of this truly legendary band talks about being the spearhead of the British Invasion, his relationship with The Beatles, the group’s appearance before 70 million viewers on the Ed Sullivan TV show, his life after The Dave Clark Five and the release of the newly remastered ALL THE HITS.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY-THREE — "The Dave Clark Interview"

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T. Morgan talks to Klaus Meine lead singer of the German group The Scorpions. Klaus talks about life as a child in post-World War Two Germany, his musical influences, performing THE WALL live with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd in Berlin and their upcoming recording and touring plans. That tour will include a residency in Las Vegas.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY-TWO — "The Klaus Meine Interview"

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Ronnie Platt talks to T. Morgan about his background before joining Kansas, his adjustment to the group, the band’s upcoming album release and their tour for 2020.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY-ONE — "Ronnie Platt Interview"

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T. Morgan talks about how music can be the perfect gift for this holiday season or for any occasion. Music has always made people happy and actually helps develop their thinking. There are many ways that you can accomplish that. Listen to find out what they are.

LISTEN: PODCAST TWENTY — "The Gift of Music"

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Who is Donald Dexter and where is he today. T. Morgan talks about his childhood friend and other mysteries of life.

LISTEN: PODCAST NINETEEN — "The Mystery of Donald Dexter"

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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. For Part 2, click here.

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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