A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs

By Andrew Hickey

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Subscribers: 1462
Reviews: 11
Episodes: 222

Bill
 Oct 16, 2023
Wow, excellent! extremely informative. The research done for this podcast sets the standard. One request...raise the volume on the musical passages...they are much softer than the narration.

jello
 May 13, 2023
This would be great without the virtue signaling interjections. Makes the podcast a little less historic and a little less professional. There is no need for the host to insert himself or his personal opinions.


 Mar 10, 2023

Bosco Gámiz
 Nov 10, 2022
Amazing. Awesome. Beautiful. Erudition that does not put you off. Your favorite bands and songs become multidimensional. Loving it!

Mike
 Sep 15, 2022
Essential listening, with thorough research, great information, and enjoyable and thoughtful presentation. One of my all time favorite podcasts.

Description

Andrew Hickey presents a history of rock music from 1938 to 1999, looking at five hundred songs that shaped the genre.

Episode Date
Song 173: “All Along the Watchtower” Part Two, The Hour is Getting Late
Apr 14, 2024
Song 173: “All Along the Watchtower”, Part One: “He’s Not the Messiah”
Mar 25, 2024
Song 172, Hickory Wind by the Byrds: Part 4, Hour of Darkness
Mar 01, 2024
Song 172, Hickory Wind by the Byrds: Part 3, The Parsons Tale
Feb 16, 2024
Song 172, “Hickory Wind” by the Byrds: Part Two, Of Submarines and Second Generations
Feb 01, 2024
Song 172, “Hickory Wind” by the Byrds: Part One, Ushering in a New Dimension
Jan 17, 2024
Announcement Regarding Schedule
Jan 17, 2024
Episode 171: “Hey Jude” by the Beatles
Dec 17, 2023
Episode 170: “Astral Weeks” by Van Morrison
Nov 21, 2023
Episode 169: “Piece of My Heart” by Big Brother and the Holding Company
Oct 30, 2023
Episode 168: “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin
Sep 28, 2023
Episode 167: “The Weight” by The Band
Aug 14, 2023
Episode 166: “Crossroads” by Cream
Jul 02, 2023
Episode 165: “Dark Star” by the Grateful Dead
May 20, 2023
Episode 164: “White Light/White Heat” by the Velvet Underground
Apr 03, 2023
Episode 163: “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
Feb 27, 2023
Episode 162: “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees
Jan 31, 2023
Episode 161: “Alone Again Or” by Love
Jan 13, 2023
XMAS BONUS: “Christmas Time is Here Again” by the Beatles
Dec 29, 2022
XMAS BONUS: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Dec 28, 2022
XMAS BONUS: Little St. Nick
Dec 27, 2022
Episode 160: “Flowers in the Rain” by the Move
Dec 22, 2022
ADMIN: Holiday Schedule 2022
Dec 18, 2022
Episode 159: “Itchycoo Park”, by the Small Faces
Dec 07, 2022
Episode 158: “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane
Nov 23, 2022
Episode 157: “See Emily Play” by The Pink Floyd
Nov 08, 2022
Episode 156: “I Was Made to Love Her” by Stevie Wonder
Oct 25, 2022
Admin: Podcast Now Fortnightly
Oct 21, 2022
Episode 155: “Waterloo Sunset” by the Kinks
Oct 11, 2022
A Request
Sep 29, 2022
Episode 154: “Happy Together” by the Turtles
Sep 21, 2022
Episode 153: “Heroes and Villains” by the Beach Boys
Sep 13, 2022
Episode 152: “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield
Aug 30, 2022
Episode 151: “San Francisco” by Scott McKenzie
Aug 22, 2022
Season Four Announcement
Aug 14, 2022
July 2022 Q&A
Jul 30, 2022
PLEDGE WEEK: “You’re Gonna Miss Me” by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators
Jul 16, 2022
Pledge Week: “Rescue Me” by Fontella Bass
Jul 15, 2022
PLEDGE WEEK: “I’m Henry VIII I Am” by Herman’s Hermits
Jul 14, 2022
PLEDGE WEEK: “Hanky Panky” by Tommy James and the Shondells
Jul 13, 2022
PLEDGE WEEK: “The Name Game” by Shirley Ellis
Jul 12, 2022
PLEDGE WEEK: “Blues Run the Game” by Jackson C Frank
Jul 11, 2022
PLEDGE WEEK: “Winchester Cathedral” by the New Vaudeville Band
Jul 10, 2022
ADMIN: Pledge Week 2022
Jul 10, 2022
Episode 150: “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles
Jun 26, 2022
Episode 149: “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
May 22, 2022
Episode 148: “Light My Fire” by the Doors
Apr 30, 2022
Episode 147: “Hey Joe” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Apr 16, 2022
Episode 146: “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys
Mar 25, 2022
Episode 145: “Tomorrow Never Knows” by the Beatles
Mar 05, 2022
Episode 144: “Last Train to Clarksville” by the Monkees
Feb 15, 2022
Episode 143: “Summer in the City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful
Feb 07, 2022
Episode 142: “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys
Jan 31, 2022
Episode 141: “River Deep, Mountain High” by Ike and Tina Turner
Jan 16, 2022
Episode 140: “Trouble Every Day” by the Mothers of Invention
Dec 25, 2021
Episode 139: “Eight Miles High” by the Byrds
Dec 22, 2021
[Admin] An Explanation for Delays… And What I’m Going to Do About It
Dec 12, 2021
Second Book Announcement
Dec 07, 2021
Episode 138: “I Fought the Law” by the Bobby Fuller Four
Dec 01, 2021
Episode 137: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown
Nov 15, 2021
Episode 136: “My Generation” by the Who
Nov 03, 2021
Episode 135: “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel
Oct 21, 2021
Episode 134: “In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett
Oct 13, 2021
Episode 133: “My Girl” by the Temptations
Sep 24, 2021
Episode 132: “I Can’t Help Myself” by the Four Tops
Sep 08, 2021
Episode 131: “I Hear a Symphony” by the Supremes
Aug 25, 2021
Episode 130: “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan
Aug 14, 2021
Episode 129: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones
Jul 30, 2021
Episode 128: “Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds
Jul 22, 2021
Episode 127: “Ticket to Ride” by the Beatles
Jul 13, 2021
Episode 126: “For Your Love” by the Yardbirds
Jul 01, 2021
PLEDGE WEEK: “Hey Little Cobra” by the Rip Chords
Jun 21, 2021
PLEDGE WEEK: “Farmer John” by Don and Dewey
Jun 20, 2021
PLEDGE WEEK: “Papa Oom Mow Mow” by the Rivingtons
Jun 19, 2021
PLEDGE WEEK: “Muleskinner Blues” by the Fendermen
Jun 18, 2021
Episode 125: “Here Comes the Night” by Them
Jun 18, 2021
PLEDGE WEEK: “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto
Jun 17, 2021
PLEDGE WEEK: “Any Other Way” by Jackie Shane
Jun 16, 2021
PLEDGE WEEK: “If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul
Jun 15, 2021
ADMIN: Pledge Week 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Episode 124: “People Get Ready” by the Impressions
Jun 08, 2021
Episode 123: “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by the Righteous Brothers
May 25, 2021
Episode 122: “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke
May 18, 2021
Episode 121: “The Leader of the Pack” by the Shangri-Las
May 06, 2021
Episode 120: “A Hard Day’s Night” by the Beatles
Apr 27, 2021
Admin Note: Podcast Host Moved
Apr 14, 2021
Episode 119: “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks
Apr 05, 2021
Episode 118: “Do-Wah-Diddy-Diddy” by Manfred Mann
Mar 28, 2021
Episode 117: “Don’t Worry Baby” by the Beach Boys
Mar 20, 2021
Episode 116: “Where Did Our Love Go?” by The Supremes
Mar 10, 2021
Episode 115: “House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals
Feb 27, 2021
Episode 114: “My Boy Lollipop” by Millie
Feb 18, 2021
Episode 113: “Needles and Pins” by The Searchers
Feb 08, 2021
Episode 112: “She Loves You” by The Beatles
Jan 30, 2021
Episode 111: “Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas
Jan 20, 2021
Episode 110: “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes
Jan 09, 2021
BONUS: A Tribute to Gerry Marsden
Jan 03, 2021
Episode 109: “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Peter, Paul, and Mary
Dec 23, 2020
Episode 108: “I Wanna Be Your Man” by the Rolling Stones
Dec 16, 2020
BONUS: I Read The NewsToday Oh Boy: The Kennedy Assassination
Dec 16, 2020
Episode 107: “Surf City” by Jan and Dean
Dec 08, 2020
Episode 106: “Louie Louie” by the Kingsmen
Dec 02, 2020
Episode 105: “Green Onions” by Booker T. and the MGs
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 104: “He’s a Rebel” by “The Crystals”
Nov 16, 2020
BONUS: I Read The News Today Oh Boy — The Profumo Affair
Nov 16, 2020
Episode 103: “Hitch-Hike” by Marvin Gaye
Nov 05, 2020
Episode 102: “Twist and Shout” by the Isley Brothers
Oct 26, 2020
Episode 101: “Telstar” by the Tornados
Oct 17, 2020
BONUS: I Read The News Today, Oh Boy: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Oct 06, 2020
Episode 100: “Love Me Do” by the Beatles
Sep 26, 2020
Episode 99: “Surfin’ Safari” by the Beach Boys
Sep 25, 2020
Episode 98: “I’ve Just Fallen For Someone” by Adam Faith
Sep 15, 2020
Episode 97: “Song to Woody” by Bob Dylan
Sep 10, 2020
Episode 96: “The Loco-Motion” by Little Eva
Sep 01, 2020
Episode 95: “You Better Move On” by Arthur Alexander
Aug 27, 2020
BONUS: “Strawberry Fair” by Anthony Newley
Aug 24, 2020
Episode 94: “Stand By Me”, by Ben E. King
Aug 18, 2020
Episode 93: “Please Mr. Postman” by the Marvelettes
Aug 10, 2020
Episode 92: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by the Tokens
Aug 02, 2020
Episode 91: “The Twist” by Chubby Checker
Jul 25, 2020
PLEDGE WEEK: “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford
Jul 19, 2020
Episode 90: “Runaway” by Del Shannon
Jul 18, 2020
PLEDGE WEEK: “Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots” by the Cheers
Jul 18, 2020
PLEDGE WEEK: “Ain’t Got No Home” by Clarence “Frogman” Henry
Jul 17, 2020
PLEDGE WEEK: “Shake a Hand” by Faye Adams
Jul 16, 2020
PLEDGE WEEK: “Blue Yodel #9” by Jimmie Rodgers
Jul 15, 2020
PLEDGE WEEK: “The Flying Saucer” by Buchanan and Goodman
Jul 14, 2020
PLEDGE WEEK BONUS: “Chantilly Lace” by the Big Bopper
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 89: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” by the Shirelles
Jul 10, 2020
Episode 88: “Cathy’s Clown” by the Everly Brothers
Jul 02, 2020
Episode 87: “Apache” by the Shadows
Jun 23, 2020
Episode 86: “LSD-25” by the Gamblers
Jun 10, 2020
Episode 85: “Three Steps to Heaven” by Eddie Cochran
Jun 05, 2020
Episode 84: “Shakin’ All Over” by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
May 28, 2020
Episode 83: “Only The Lonely” by Roy Orbison
May 22, 2020
Episode 82: “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” by Elvis Presley
May 14, 2020
Episode 81: “Shout” by the Isley Brothers
May 04, 2020
Episode 80: “Money” by Barrett Strong
Apr 27, 2020
Episode 79: “Sweet Nothin’s” by Brenda Lee
Apr 22, 2020
Episode 78: “What’d I Say” by Ray Charles
Apr 13, 2020
Episode 77: “Brand New Cadillac” by Vince Taylor and the Playboys
Apr 07, 2020
Episode 76: “Stagger Lee” by Lloyd Price
Mar 31, 2020
Episode 75: “There Goes My Baby” by the Drifters
Mar 23, 2020
Episode 74: “It Doesn’t Matter Any More” by Buddy Holly
Mar 17, 2020
Episode 73: “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens
Mar 09, 2020
Episode 72: “Trouble” by Elvis Presley
Mar 02, 2020
Episode 71: “Willie and the Hand Jive” by Johnny Otis
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 70: “Move It” by Cliff Richard and the Drifters
Feb 17, 2020
Episode 69: “Fujiyama Mama” by Wanda Jackson
Feb 10, 2020
Episode 68: “Yakety Yak” by the Coasters
Feb 04, 2020
Episode 67: “Johnny B. Goode”, by Chuck Berry
Jan 27, 2020
Episode 66: “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis
Jan 20, 2020
Episode 65: “Maybe” by the Chantels
Jan 13, 2020
Episode Sixty-Four: “Reet Petite” by Jackie Wilson
Jan 06, 2020
Episode 63: “Susie Q” by Dale Hawkins
Dec 30, 2019
Episode 62: “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley
Dec 22, 2019
Episode 61: “That’ll Be the Day” by The Crickets
Dec 16, 2019
Episode 60: “You Send Me” by Sam Cooke
Dec 09, 2019
Book Announcement
Dec 09, 2019
Episode 59: “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” by Jerry Lee Lewis
Dec 02, 2019
Episode 58: “Mr. Lee” by the Bobbettes
Nov 25, 2019
Episode 57: “Flying Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Billy Lee Riley and the Little Green Men
Nov 18, 2019
Episode 56: “Bye Bye Love” by the Everly Brothers
Nov 11, 2019
Episode 55: “Searchin'” by the Coasters
Nov 04, 2019
Episode 54: “Keep A Knockin'” by Little Richard
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 53: “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Oct 21, 2019
Episode 52: “Twenty Flight Rock”, by Eddie Cochran
Oct 14, 2019
Episode 51: “Matchbox” by Carl Perkins
Oct 07, 2019
BONUS: Question and Answer Episode 2
Sep 30, 2019
BONUS: Question and Answer Episode 1
Sep 23, 2019
Episode 50: “Honky Tonk” by Bill Doggett
Sep 16, 2019
Episode 49: “Love is Strange” by Mickey and Sylvia
Sep 09, 2019
Episode 48: “Rock With the Caveman” by Tommy Steele
Sep 02, 2019
Episode 47: “Goodnight My Love” by Jesse Belvin
Aug 26, 2019
Episode 46: “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man” by Chuck Berry
Aug 19, 2019
Episode 45: “Blueberry Hill”, by Fats Domino
Aug 11, 2019
Episode 44: “Train Kept A-Rollin'”, by Johnny Burnette and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio
Aug 05, 2019
Episode 43: “I Gotta Know” by Wanda Jackson
Jul 29, 2019
Episode 42: “Ooby Dooby” by Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings
Jul 22, 2019
Episode 41: “Be-Bop-A-Lula” by Gene Vincent and the Bluecaps
Jul 15, 2019
Episode 40: “Drugstore Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Janis Martin
Jul 07, 2019
Episode 39: “Please Please Please” by James Brown and the Famous Flames
Jul 01, 2019
Episode 38: “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley
Jun 24, 2019
Episode 37: “I Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash
Jun 16, 2019
Episode 36: “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins
Jun 09, 2019
Episode 35: “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Jun 03, 2019
Episode 34: “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard
May 28, 2019
Episode 33: “Mystery Train”, by Elvis Presley
May 20, 2019
Episode 32: “I Got A Woman” by Ray Charles
May 13, 2019
Episode 31: “Only You” by the Platters
May 06, 2019
Episode 30: “Bo Diddley” by Bo Diddley
Apr 29, 2019
Episode 29: “Maybellene” by Chuck Berry
Apr 22, 2019
Episode 28: “Sincerely” by the Moonglows
Apr 14, 2019
Episode 27: “Tweedle Dee” by LaVern Baker
Apr 07, 2019
Episode 26: “Ain’t That A Shame” by Fats Domino
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 25: “Earth Angel” by the Penguins
Mar 26, 2019
Episode 24: “Ko Ko Mo” by Gene and Eunice
Mar 18, 2019
Episode 23: “Pledging My Love” by Johnny Ace
Mar 11, 2019
Episode 22: “The Wallflower” by Etta James
Mar 04, 2019
Episode 21: “Rock Island Line” by Lonnie Donegan
Feb 25, 2019
Episode 20: “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets
Feb 18, 2019
Episode 19: “That’s All Right, Mama” by Elvis Presley
Feb 11, 2019
Episode 18: “Sh-Boom” by the Chords
Feb 04, 2019
Episode 17: “Money Honey” by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters
Jan 28, 2019
Episode 16: “Crazy Man Crazy” by Bill Haley and the Comets
Jan 21, 2019
Episode 15: “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 14″Jambalaya” by Hank Williams
Jan 07, 2019
Episode 13: “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean” by Ruth Brown
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 12: “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by Lloyd Price
Dec 23, 2018
“Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston and the Delta Cats
Dec 16, 2018
Episode 10: “Double Crossin’ Blues”, by Johnny Otis, Little Esther, and the Robins
Dec 09, 2018
Episode 9: “How High The Moon” by Les Paul and Mary Ford
Dec 03, 2018
Episode 8: “The Fat Man” by Fats Domino
Nov 26, 2018
Episode 7: Wynonie Harris and “Good Rockin’ Tonight”
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 6: The Ink Spots — “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin”
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 5: Rosetta Tharpe and “This Train”
Nov 05, 2018
Episode 4: “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” by Louis Jordan
Oct 29, 2018
A Disclaimer
Oct 21, 2018
Episode 3: “Ida Red” by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
Oct 21, 2018
Episode 2: “Roll ‘Em Pete” by Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson
Oct 14, 2018
Episode 1: “Flying Home” by the Benny Goodman Sextet
Oct 07, 2018
Introduction
Sep 30, 2018