This is part three of T Morgan’s interview with Ric Lee of Ten Years After.
This is part two of T Morgan’s interview with Ric Lee of Ten Years After. In part one, Ric talked about his early life. In part two the drummer for Ten Years After talks about the group’s start and rise to fame.
The Ten Years After CD A STING IN THE TAIL deluxe edition was released on March 19, 2021. It is the best album the group has done since their platinum album A SPACE IN TIME. Ric Lee, the group’s Drummer and longtime friend of T Morgan, has also written a book about his life entitled “Headstocks to Woodstock”. In part one, they talk about Ric’s early life.
Ahmet Zappa, the son of the late Frank Zappa, has produced a film about the life of his father. Don’t jump to the conclusion that he was able to do this documentary because he was the son of Frank. You will hear in this podcast why is was more than qualified. Ahmet talks T Morgan about his unfettered access to the Zappa trust and all the archival footage and his working with film maker Alex Winter to make this unique look at one of the most interesting and creative people in the history of Rock.
Stewart Young is not a name that most Rock fans will know. He’s one of those people who foes so much behind the scenes to make it possible for the stars to perform. Stewart has been the manager for many of those stars. Among those he has guided includes AC DC, and Emerson Lake & Palmer. In this podcast, Stewart talks to T Morgan about the first group that he managed and the unusual set of circumstances that allowed that it happen. Greg Lake ended up not only becoming one of his clients, but his best friend.
It has been over twenty years since the platinum selling group Pablo Cruise has recorded a new song. Dave Jenkins talks to T Morgan about the history of the band and why they decided to release a new song called “Breathe” after all these years.
Long time drummer for Billy Joel, Liberty DeVitto, has done much more than play behind the superstar. T Morgan talks to him about his latest projects. Liberty has not only formed a new group called The Slim Kings but has written a book about his life with Billy Joel.
What is going on with Styx? Their leader, James “JY” Young talks to T. Morgan about the history of one of the most popular Rock bands of all time. You can also find out when you might expect a new album from the band.
Brian Wheat, the bassist for the multi-platinum selling Rock group Tesla, talks to T. Morgan about life with the band. They talk about his highly personal account of a life that began as the result of an affair his mother had with the family milkman. More information on Brian's book, "Son of a Milkman, My Crazy Life with Tesla" can be found here.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Ricky Byrd talks to T. Morgan about his career which includes playing guitar with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. He has since gone solo and talks about his new album and life outside of music. For more information visit Ricky Byrd's website by clicking here.
Rob Halford, the lead singer for Judas Priest, talks to T Morgan about his new book just called “Confess”. During the interview Rob traces his life that began in a dirty industrial neighborhood. Learning that he could sing changed his life which has been filled with some controversy.
Patty Smyth earned gold and platinum records while being the lead singer of the group Scandal. Then she pretty much disappeared from the recoding scene. After a twenty-eight year hiatus, Patty is back with a new solo album. T. Morgan talks to her about her career and what took her so long to record this new album which is called ABOUT TIME.
Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, talks to T. Morgan about this year’s nominees. The Philadelphia area native tells how the members are selected and how you can vote.
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For more than 45 years The Outlaws have been one of leading Southern Rock bands. Freddie Salem was one of the famous trio of guitarists that made their live shows so explosive. That live show has been captured in a new release called THE OUTLAWS LIVE AT ROCKPLALAST. T. Morgan talks to Freddie about the album and his days playing with the band.
Lisa Robinson has been a Rock Journalist since she started working for Led Zeppelin. She went on to travel and report on The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Who, Patti Smith, Aerosmith, The Clash, Joni Mitchell and many others. She has written countless articles for major newspapers and magazines. If that weren’t enough, she has been on many documentaries on both radio and TV. Her first book “There Goes Gravity” was a memoir of her life. Lisa talks to T Morgan about this amazing career and her latest book called “Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls: Women, Music and Fame”.
Mick Box is the lead guitarist for the very popular heavy rockers known as Uriah Heep. The group sold over 40 million records during their run that took them to places no western world rockers had ever been. Find out more in this T Morgan interview with Mick Box.
Noddy Holder was not only a member of the ground breaking British group Slade, but is a well know actor and comic in England. He talks to T. Morgan about his days with Slade, the release of a new deluxe album by the band and his days since his departure from the band.
Albert Bouchard is best known as a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult. The original line-up sold millions of albums for Columbia Records, with such classic songs as “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning For You”. Contributing to songwriting, drums, and lead vocals on some of their greatest songs, such as “Cites on Flame with Rock and Roll” Albert talks to T Morgan about his new album that was just released and has already made it on to the charts. It marks the first time in 32 years that His music has been charted.
Cindy Blackman Santana made a name for herself as an outstanding drummer long before she met and married Carlos Santana. In this conversation with T Morgan she talks about her life before Santana, how she came to not only become a member of Santana and eventually became his wife. Carlos and a host of very talented people helped her with her latest album called GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME.
Mike Figgis English film director, screenwriter, and composer talks to T. Morgan about his latest film called SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME. It is a documentary about the life of Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones that is now available for streaming and on DVD. Mike was nominated for two Academy Awards for his work in Leaving Las Vegas (1995).
Candice Night talks to T. Morgan about how she met Ritchie Blackmore in a fairy tale story. The two of them not only got married but started their own group called Blackmore’s Night. They now have several albums available including a new Christmas EP called HERE WE COME A CAROLING. It should become a Christmas classic. They plan on having another release next Christmas as well.
Al Pitrelli the music director for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra talks to T Morgan about one of the most successful bands in music history. Since 2000 they are ranked in the top ten most popular music acts by Billboard Magazine selling over 10 million albums and 10 million tickets to their live show.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be bringing an electrifying 90-minute performance of its beloved album, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” directly into your home this December 18th at 8 PM EST. For more information, go to https://tsolivestream.com/.
Dave Mason, member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, talks to T Morgan about playing with Traffic, Mama Cass, Delaney & Bonnie, Fleetwood Mac and his solo career. That solo career started over 50 years ago with the release of the album ALONE TOGETHER. Dave explains why he did a redo on the album ALONE TOGETHER AGAIN — that is now available.
The group Fleetwood Mac has one of the longest and most complicated histories of any band in the history of Rock. Through all of the ups and downs, the backbone of the group has been the man behind the drum kit. In part two, T Morgan talks to Mick Fleetwood about that history. For Part I, click here.
The group Fleetwood Mac has one of the longest and most complicated histories of any band in the history of Rock. Through all of the ups and downs, the backbone of the group has been the man behind the drum kit. In part one of two, T Morgan talks to Mick Fleetwood about that history. For Part II, click here.
Kathy Valentine talks to T. Morgan about what it was like being a key member of the most popular all female band in Rock history, The Go-Go's. The daughter of a single mom who came here from England, she left public school to attend a special alternative school in Austin Texas that led to having a career in music.
David was one of the building blocks of the music scene in San Francisco that exploded in the so called “Summer of Love”. He co-founded the group Quickslilver Messenger Service in 1965. In 1972 he became a member of The Jefferson Airplane which later became The Jefferson Starship and he is still a member of that band. In this podcast with T. Morgan he recalls the early days and talks of the current Jefferson Starship.
T. Morgan looks back at the long list of guitar heroes that influenced all the rockers who followed. Many of these outstanding guitar players often didn’t reap the rewards that they deserved. They led the way for an explosion of guitar heroes that did achieve fame and fortune and should not be lost in musical history.
Joe Bouchard was a member of the Blue Oyster Cult for many years. During his time with the band B O C earned nine gold and two platinum record awards. Joe has a new solo album called STRANGE LEGENDS that is very much in the style of his old band. In this podcast he talks about his time with the B O C, his growing up on a farm and “Don’t Fear the Reaper”.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who is Donald Dexter and where is he today. T. Morgan talks about his childhood friend and other mysteries of life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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!