What is that song? Who’s the performer? How did they get that name?
What inspired those words? Why does this music touch my heart …make me smile …
make me cry … make me want to dance, romance and fall in love?
Whatever happened to the great hits I grew up with?
For the answers, tune in to The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, a two-hour weekly look back at the songs and the stars who made the music magic, distributed by Grace Gibson Productions in Australia.
Each episode is built round a theme spotlighting yet another aspect of rock and pop history from ‘Leading Ladies of the ‘80s’ to ‘The ‘60s Greatest Dance Hits’, ‘Singer-Songwriters of the ‘70s’ to ‘The Best of Folk-Rock’, ‘The Magic of Motown’ to ‘The Top 25 Hits of 1980’, ‘Super Groups of the ‘60s’ to ‘Inside Beatlemania’, ‘Goodtime Gold’ to ‘The Super Summer Song Collection’ — and many more.
These are the songs and stars everyone knows, the memorable music that’s formed the soundtrack of our lives.
Each episode features the full-length versions of all-time favourite classic hits along with insightful artist interviews and remarkable revelations from host and legendary broadcaster Wink Martindale.
It’s fascinating fun to learn the true facts behind favourite songs and stars, they become even more special because now you know the rest of their sometimes sad, sometimes silly, often incredible and always unforgettable inside stories.
Each hour of The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll with Wink Martindale consists of 47:50 of content divided into four segments – plus a two-minute artist spotlight feature hosted by Gary Theroux.
There are five spot breaks per hour, allowing for 12 minutes of commercial avails. There’s also room for a ten second top-of-the-hour station ID.
The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll with Wink Martindale is written and produced by Gary Theroux, who researched, wrote and co-produced the epic 52-hour Billboard award-winning History Of Rock ‘n’ Roll, as well as the annually updated ten-hour Yuletide countdown The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits Of All Time.