Continuing examining the life Phil Spector we hit one of his first of many road bumps. Spector may have well been forgotten after his inital success. He may have fallen destitute as well if not for a little help from his friends. Batten down the hatches the storm that is Spector's life is going to class 4 hurricane.
A musical genius? Undoubtedly. Amazingly influential? Yep. A Murderer? The State of California believes so. This is the big one. We could not contain this in one or even two episodes. Four episodes we'll delve deep into Spector's life, influence in music, his incredibly long career with success coming in peaks and valleys. This week is his first peak - his early success and incredible rise as a hit making producer.
This week we are discussing the unsolved murder of Peter Ivers. Ivers was a virtuoso harmonica player, great pop songwriter and godfather of the New Wave movement- using his show New Wave Theater as a vehicle to promote the popular New Wave acts of the early 80's. His list of friends was impressive (Harold Ramis, Ron Howard, Doug Kenney Jim Belushi etc.) and he was loved by all who knew him. Come along with us as we discuss this underground icon and his bizarre and violent death.
Rosemary Brown was a woman who claimed to receive music from the spirits of the greatest composers throughout history. Many people believed her, and many thought she was lying. Come with us this week as we go beyond the grave and see if Rosemary was a talented, manipulative musician or the real deal.
Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool at the age of 27. While generally considered an accident, there are conflicting theories that say it may not be that cut and dry. This week we take a look at the circumstances surrounding his drowning.
Well ... I guess we had to do it at some point and now is as good a time as any. This week we take on what is probably the most talked about crime in music history. We add our thoughts on this already confusing crime into the decades long discussion.
Has a secret society that controls - government, religion, finance, the military, that little clock on your microwave- been behind the massively popular music known as hip hop? We turn the Info Wars up to 11 and take a double dose of Brain Force Plus to get to the bottom of this.
Albert Ayler's death was as befuddling as the music he played - chaotic, enigmatic and full of questions. This week we dive into the saxophonist's life and last days and end up with as many questions as answers.