6 PM – 10 PM
It’s true that KZOK’s Scotty Vanderpool is a living, breathing, walking, talking treasure-trove of useless rock and roll information, but much of that knowledge has come from first-hand experience. Scott began playing drums and singing in unpopular original rock and roll bands in the early 80’s, and has been wallowing in the beer, sweat, and filth of Seattle’s nightclubs ever since. He learned his way around an audio mixing console at the Evergreen State College, recorded albums for other unpopular original rock and roll bands, and ran live sound in clubs where some of the bands eventually became quite popular indeed. He was at the mixing desk at the Fabulous Rainbow Tavern for Soundgarden’s earliest shows; Nirvana’s second show in Seattle was as the opening act for his now long-defunct Chemistry Set; He was at the very first Green River show, a band that would eventually morph into Mudhoney and Pearl Jam; He shared practice spaces with Alice in Chains and The Presidents of the United States of America; When Bono of U2 was dragged off the stage at Astor Park to be passed around the crowd on the hands of fans during their first Seattle appearance, he handed the microphone to Scott, who filled in nicely on the song An Cat Dubh; He worked at the now legendary Sub-Pop record label back in their “What Part Of We Have No Money Don’t You Understand?” days for his friends Bruce Pavitt and Jon Poneman, who eventually handed over his local music radio show “Audioasis” on the UW’s KCMU to Scott just as Sub Pop was starting to take off nationally, and as he moved over to the commercial end of the dial at the now-legendary KXRX and later KISW, he was able to help many of his friends from Seattle’s bar scene achieve international superstardom. Some of them have even managed to avoid going back to day jobs. Scott continues to play in bands like Down With People, The Young Pioneers (we were in the 80’s anyway), Value Ape, and the ultra-psychedelic Green Pajamas, who have been avoiding fame since 1984. His radio day job keeps him off the streets, but he says “I’ll be playing until they pry the sticks from my cold, dead fingers”.
November 12th: Ultra rare video today includes Billy Preston talking about meeting The Beatles and his boss Little Richard, Patti Boyd opens up to Ron Wood, and Screaming Lord Sutch, England’s original shock-rocker!
Jim Morrison Behaves Badly, Berry Oakley Follows Duane The Same Way: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
November 11th: David Gilmore takes you on a video tour of his recording studio, based on a houseboat on the river Thames outside of London…Mose Allison’s B-Day with Mose, The who, and The Clash doing his songs…and Sabbath dump their drummer…
November 10th: The Beatles “music video” for Hello Goodbye…they made two, we get to see one legally…The making of Elton’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in which he steals Led Zeppelin’s airplane…and a song from creepy Gary Glitter that was actually sort of creepy at the time, we just didn’t know it yet…..
November 9th: In which Brian Epstein goes to check out a band kids keep asking for in his record store…the first issue of Rolling Stone comes with a free roach clip…and BTO point out they didn’t rip off The Who…
November 8th: Led Zeppelin IV, the 3rd best selling album in history came out today in ’71, and to celebrate, a gray-haired Jimmy Page takes you on a tour of Headley Grange, the former 18th century poorhouse where they became mind-bogglingly rich!
Paul’s Still Pretty Sure He’s Not Dead, Stones Start Their Best…And Worst…American Tour Ever: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
November 7th: Ultra-rare footage of The Beatles on their only trip to Ireland…one of Elton John’s earliest songs, and a funny Brit Elton parody..The Stones live in ’69, and MORE in today’s bitchin’ videos…
Bill Graham Opens The Fillmore…Guess Who’s Playing? And Aerosmith’s First Show: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
November 6th: …Oooh! Oooh! It was the Grateful Dead I’ll bet! What do I win? George Young has Friday on his mind, it’s his birthday. And The Monkees movie! Man is that weird!
November 5th: Boyce and Hart and The Monkees….a tour of Bron-Yr-Aur in south Snowdonia Wales, where Page and Plant wrote most of Zeppelin III… that cute Peter Noone on Ed Sullivan, and more!
Dylan Plays To 53 At Carnegie Hall, John Tells The Royals To “Rattle Their Jewelry”: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
November 4th: Rare early Dylan, The Beatles play for royalty, Martin Scorsese’s trailer for The Last Waltz, The Yardbirds inducted into the Rock Hall….and more!
November 3rd: The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, live Stones, Metallica, CSNY, and Grateful Dead…Elton John announces his retirement…in 1977…and Jimmy Page demonstrates Leon Theremin’s namesake instrument….