Mr John McCoy [ex #Gillan #Mammoth #GMT #Samson] is ‘The Classic Rock Show’ studio guest on 30th January

On Thursday 30th January, I’ll be joined in the studio by Mr John McCoy [ex Zzebra, Samson, Gillan, GMT, Mammoth].

John has been a regular contributor to the show; indeed, last year we got together to chat about his music career. You can still catch the two-part interview via our Mixcloud stream (see link below), so it’s a real treat for me to welcome him to the studio.

Amongst the usual mayhem that has become the norm over the past four years on a Thursday night, John’s tales of rock ‘n’ roll’s jolly japes will be interspersed with a healthy scattering of some choice of tunes which he has chosen to share with you.

Share this event on your Facebook Timeline and invite all fellow rockers along for this rather special show, more details of which will be announced soon.

In the meantime, make this a date in your diary that’s not to be missed….as it’s a date not to be missed!!

Thursday, 30th January at 7pm GMT…no pun intended ;-)’

Cheers!

MJx

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The Classic Rock Show ‘Christmas Party’ is all set to be a cracker!! Feast your mince pies on this…

santaHello and Seasons Greetings to you all!

I’m duty bound to empty my sack again this week, even more so ‘cos it’s Christmas 😉

The Classic Rock Show ‘Christmas Party’ is all set to be a cracker!! Feast your mince pies on this little lot…

Our playlist this week is made up of Magnum, Thin Lizzy, Gillan, Boston, .38 Special, Heart, Iron Butterfly, Humble Pie, Accept, Halestorm, Fall Out Boy, Ozzy, Poison, Bon Jovi, Heavy Pettin’, as well as a couple of dozen or so great sounding rock tracks, intermingled with some festive numbers to keep in the spirit of things.

Come and party with us this Thursday, 7pm – here. We’ll be the loud one’s wearing reindeer antlers, rocking out, generally misbehaving and drinking Jägerbombs.

Sound like a plan? Too right.

Cheers!!

MJx

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Tonight from 7pm on The #ClassicRock Show…

Hello everybody

 

First off, thanks for all the nice words of encouragement sent in both during and after last weeks show. We’ll be doing Part 4 (1976 & 1977) of our series of ‘Specials’ which has focussed on the 1970s before the end of the year.

Secondly, Thursday has come around again quickly…thank you!!

We’ve a great looking show for you tonight. Tracks from Led Zeppelin, Rival Sons, Motorhead, Mike Oldfield, Pat Benatar, Nazareth, Robert Plant, Twisted Sister, Gillan, Genesis, Kansas, Ted Nugent, all that plus the new single from one of Finland’s Cold Cold Ground and much more besides.

Show starts at 7pm (UK time) – here’s the listen link

Cheers

MJx

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Part 2 of the John McCoy interview is now available via #mixcloud

Hello again.

Part 2, the final part of the interview with John McCoy, is now available. We ended Part 1 on the subject of Gillan’s last gig at Wembley. If you haven’t heard Part 1 yet, you can do so by clicking this link here. It’s a great listen – it’s full of rock n roll history.

In Part 2, I began by asking John how this and previous experiences have come to shape his approach to the work he does in the studio when producing bands. The hugely popular Serbian band Riblja Čorba reached #1 with a John McCoy produced album, and John talks about the challenges working with non-English speaking musicians. He also talks about his association with Angel Air Records www.angelair.co.uk

It all makes, I hope, for an entertaining listen into the life of one of Britain’s most talented and recognisable musicians / record producers.

You can listen to Part 2 here.

MJ

John McCoy

Here’s ‘Part 1’ of the John McCoy interview

Hi there

I’ve been afforded some fabulous opportunities over the years, meeting members of bands that I grew up with, chatting to them about their lives ‘back in the day’ and what they’re up to nowadays. This was one of those opportunities which I’ll treasure forever.

John McCoy is a bass player, record producer and former member of bands such as Zzebra, Samson, Gillan, Mammoth and GMT to name but a few.

I met up with John McCoy recently over a pint of ale. Here’s ‘Part 1’ of the interview with John I recorded in a quiet little pub in Norfolk. John speaks of learning his trade with a variety of instruments through to his time with bands such as Zzebra, Samson and with Gillan, a hugely popular band which came to prominence during the NWOBHM era. He delivers an appraisal of his time with the band, the highs and the lows, describing just what it was like being at the centre of a band, leading up towards it’s untimely and rather abrupt end.

I hope you’ll find this an enjoyable listen.
MJ

Link: John McCoy interview (Part 1)

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John McCoy

Last night’s playlist now available!! #TCRS #ClassicRockShow

Thanks for tuning in last night. We welcomed in yet more listeners to the show and also into our Facebook Group where there was a huge amount of interaction and banter.

Here’s the playlist from last night. Really appreciate all the requests that came in during the week 🙂

Have a great weekend….oh, and do watch out for the big announcement being made very soon…I think you’re gonna like it!!

Cheers!!

MJx

Playlist from 17th January 2013

Playlist from 17th January 2013