20th Century Jukebox

Auscast Network

Stories and reflections on the music of the 20th Century host by John Kenneally. John started in the music business in the early 70s, working in retail before moving into radio. He then spent 26 years in radio as a programmer, producer and presenter, always maintaining a close association with music. He still does the occasional music spot on-air and is still exploring his favourite subject.

All Episodes

The song still stands up today as one of the great singles of the 60's     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 17

10 min 28 sec

One of the most enigmatic and obsessive of all the swing era band leaders See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 23

10 min 27 sec

A member of 10CC, he wrote some of the best pop hits of the 60’s and 70’s See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 11

13 min 34 sec

Pink Floyd's classic album has spent the equivalent of 18 years on the charts!     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 1

13 min 15 sec

Lou Bega’s career didn’t take off until he discovered Perez Prado See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 22

8 min 56 sec

A 20th century troubadour who had a profound influence on musical life in America Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman interviewing Pete Seeger in 2004 https://youtu.be/UXbf7o8HGv0 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 15

15 min 40 sec

In the 60's, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass challenged even The Beatles for album sales. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 8

12 min 32 sec

Kristofferson's songs brought a gritty realism to Nashville     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 31

10 min 56 sec

One of the most inspiring stories in the 20th Century Jukebox     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 24

8 min 13 sec

The Bee Gees had a whole career any other group would have been proud of well before Saturday Night Fever See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 17

14 min 8 sec

Gershwin’s Summertime is the most recorded song in history See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 10

10 min 44 sec

Frank Ifield was so big in the early 60’s The Beatles missed a night at the Cavern Club to open for him See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 3

7 min 1 sec

Sunrises and sunsets have been a constant source of inspiration for songwriters     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

11 min 20 sec

The story of the most famous Christmas carol in the world     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

8 min 17 sec

The telephone has been in constant use in the 20th Century Jukebox See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

9 min 22 sec

Kubrick’s music choices for “2001: A Space Odyssey" were just one of many groundbreaking aspects of this remarkable film. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

12 min 2 sec

Great Rock intros, it’s the game the whole family can play   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

11 min 49 sec

One of the most successful and enduring songs of the century had an unusual pedigree     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

12 min 50 sec

Was Abba simply music to a formula? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

10 min 45 sec

The Real Thing was Australia’s most outlandish and biggest-selling single of 1969 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

9 min 44 sec

The Bond movies gave rise to their own genre - the Bond Theme     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

11 min 2 sec

He’s been called the luckiest man in show business, but was he really? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

8 min 3 sec

Donovan talks about a special moment for him in the Swinging London of 1965 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

8 min 12 sec

Elektra had to wait 16 years for their first #1 hit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

12 min 43 sec

One of Johnny Mercer’s biggest hits had an unlikely genesis https://podfollow.com/20th-century-jukebox See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

6 min 45 sec

One of the great arrangers of popular music, his career spanned four decades     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

9 min 25 sec

Bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Billy Vaughn was the first musician to be awarded a platinum disc. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

6 min 27 sec

Dave Brubeck's jazz explorations of time generated two surprise 'crossover' hits     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

9 min 11 sec

Written by a songwriting team that deserve to be better known. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

8 min 54 sec

There was more to SVB than Afternoon Delight See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

6 min 18 sec

'Like A Rolling Stone' gave Al Kooper his moment in the sun.     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

9 min 20 sec

The first man to produce The Beatles had a very successful career in his own right.     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

8 min 18 sec

The world's first telecommunications satellite inspired a classic intrumental   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

6 min 3 sec

A song its creator never much cared for, written in five minutes, becomes universally loved. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

6 min 37 sec

“Suspicious Minds” signalled the return of The King See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

9 min 12 sec

It was New Years Eve 1953, and pianist Johnnie Johnson had a problem....     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

10 min 3 sec

The Hollywood Western gave birth to a uniquely American pop music phenomenon - the gunfighter ballad.     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

8 min 7 sec

1975 still remains the magical year for Stevie Nicks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

10 min 9 sec

Mitch Miller was a much more interesting figure than his Sing-a-long image might suggest.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

9 min 10 sec

The Early 70's found Paul McCartney working hard to establish an identity separate to The Beatles   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

10 min 41 sec

There was more to Dave Clark than his clean-cut good looks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

8 min 42 sec

In the late 70's Willie Nelson took a left turn that blindsided everybody........except Willie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

9 min 34 sec

Many of our biggest hits in the 60’s actually came from sunny Italy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

9 min 10 sec

One of the most polished vocal groups in popular music, Manhattan Transfer are still following founder Tim Hauser's dream.             See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

11 min 38 sec

From 1939 until his disappearance in 1942, Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the Big Bands of the Swing Era.         See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

9 min 44 sec

The Mamas and the Papas were a defining force in the music scene of the counterculture of the 1960s. Their string of perfect pop hits became a soundtrack for the Summer Of Love.       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

8 min 38 sec