Suzi Quatro's Heroes Of Rock 'n' Roll

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20060726"2/6. Johnny Maestro

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

Johnny was the lead singer of one of the most popular doo wop groups of the 1950s - The Crests. They were about as integrated as you could get, with four men (two blacks, a Puerto Rican and an Italian) and one black female. Johnny still performs brilliantly today and will tell fascinating tales about the record business and touring in the early days of rock 'n' roll. The Crests' eternal birthday ballad 'Sixteen Candles' burns just as brightly nearly fifty years later.

2/6. Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes. Johnny Maestro. Johnny was the lead singer of the Crests, a popular 1950s doo wop group."

20060726"2/6. Johnny Maestro

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

Johnny was the lead singer of one of the most popular doo wop groups of the 1950s - The Crests. They were about as integrated as you could get, with four men (two blacks, a Puerto Rican and an Italian) and one black female. Johnny still performs brilliantly today and will tell fascinating tales about the record business and touring in the early days of rock 'n' roll. The Crests' eternal birthday ballad 'Sixteen Candles' burns just as brightly nearly fifty years later.

2/6. Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes. Johnny Maestro. Johnny was the lead singer of the Crests, a popular 1950s doo wop group.

2/6. Johnny Maestro

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

Johnny was the lead singer of one of the most popular doo wop groups of the 1950s - The Crests. They were about as integrated as you could get, with four men (two blacks, a Puerto Rican and an Italian) and one black female. Johnny still performs brilliantly today and will tell fascinating tales about the record business and touring in the early days of rock 'n' roll. The Crests' eternal birthday ballad 'Sixteen Candles' burns just as brightly nearly fifty years later.

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200607262/6. Johnny Maestro

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

Johnny was the lead singer of one of the most popular doo wop groups of the 1950s - The Crests. They were about as integrated as you could get, with four men (two blacks, a Puerto Rican and an Italian) and one black female. Johnny still performs brilliantly today and will tell fascinating tales about the record business and touring in the early days of rock 'n' roll. The Crests' eternal birthday ballad 'Sixteen Candles' burns just as brightly nearly fifty years later.

2/6. Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes. Johnny Maestro. Johnny was the lead singer of the Crests, a popular 1950s doo wop group.

200607262/6. Johnny Maestro

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

Johnny was the lead singer of one of the most popular doo wop groups of the 1950s - The Crests. They were about as integrated as you could get, with four men (two blacks, a Puerto Rican and an Italian) and one black female. Johnny still performs brilliantly today and will tell fascinating tales about the record business and touring in the early days of rock 'n' roll. The Crests' eternal birthday ballad 'Sixteen Candles' burns just as brightly nearly fifty years later.

2/6. Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes. Johnny Maestro. Johnny was the lead singer of the Crests, a popular 1950s doo wop group.

2/6. Johnny Maestro

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

Johnny was the lead singer of one of the most popular doo wop groups of the 1950s - The Crests. They were about as integrated as you could get, with four men (two blacks, a Puerto Rican and an Italian) and one black female. Johnny still performs brilliantly today and will tell fascinating tales about the record business and touring in the early days of rock 'n' roll. The Crests' eternal birthday ballad 'Sixteen Candles' burns just as brightly nearly fifty years later.

200607262/6. Johnny Maestro

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

Johnny was the lead singer of one of the most popular doo wop groups of the 1950s - The Crests. They were about as integrated as you could get, with four men (two blacks, a Puerto Rican and an Italian) and one black female. Johnny still performs brilliantly today and will tell fascinating tales about the record business and touring in the early days of rock 'n' roll. The Crests' eternal birthday ballad 'Sixteen Candles' burns just as brightly nearly fifty years later.

200608023/6. Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes. Paul Anka: The Canadian singer who had a worldwide number one at the age of fifteen with the song Diana.
200608023/6. Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes. Paul Anka: The Canadian singer who had a worldwide number one at the age of fifteen with the song Diana.
200608023/6. Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes. Paul Anka: The Canadian singer who had a worldwide number one at the age of fifteen with the song Diana.

3/6. Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes. Paul Anka: The Canadian singer who had a worldwide number one at the age of fifteen with the song Diana.

20060809"4/6. Ricky Nelson

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

In 1957, Ricky Nelson was the first television soap star to graduate to a recording career. He starred with his parents Ozzie and Harriet on US television and performed his latest singles on the programme. His relaxed singing style was captured on brilliantly crafted discs made with excellent musicians. Suzi talks to James Burton, who played many of the dazzling guitar solos on Ricky's records and also to Sir Tim Rice, who grew up loving those hits - 'It's Late', 'Poor Little Fool', 'Never Be Anyone Else But You', and 'Hello Mary Lou'.

The programme also features archive Ricky Nelson interview material."

20060809"4/6. Ricky Nelson

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

In 1957, Ricky Nelson was the first television soap star to graduate to a recording career. He starred with his parents Ozzie and Harriet on US television and performed his latest singles on the programme. His relaxed singing style was captured on brilliantly crafted discs made with excellent musicians. Suzi talks to James Burton, who played many of the dazzling guitar solos on Ricky's records and also to Sir Tim Rice, who grew up loving those hits - 'It's Late', 'Poor Little Fool', 'Never Be Anyone Else But You', and 'Hello Mary Lou'.

The programme also features archive Ricky Nelson interview material.

4/6. Ricky Nelson

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

In 1957, Ricky Nelson was the first television soap star to graduate to a recording career. He starred with his parents Ozzie and Harriet on US television and performed his latest singles on the programme. His relaxed singing style was captured on brilliantly crafted discs made with excellent musicians. Suzi talks to James Burton, who played many of the dazzling guitar solos on Ricky's records and also to Sir Tim Rice, who grew up loving those hits - 'It's Late', 'Poor Little Fool', 'Never Be Anyone Else But You', and 'Hello Mary Lou'.

The programme also features archive Ricky Nelson interview material."

200608094/6. Ricky Nelson

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

In 1957, Ricky Nelson was the first television soap star to graduate to a recording career. He starred with his parents Ozzie and Harriet on US television and performed his latest singles on the programme. His relaxed singing style was captured on brilliantly crafted discs made with excellent musicians. Suzi talks to James Burton, who played many of the dazzling guitar solos on Ricky's records and also to Sir Tim Rice, who grew up loving those hits - 'It's Late', 'Poor Little Fool', 'Never Be Anyone Else But You', and 'Hello Mary Lou'.

The programme also features archive Ricky Nelson interview material.

200608094/6. Ricky Nelson

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

In 1957, Ricky Nelson was the first television soap star to graduate to a recording career. He starred with his parents Ozzie and Harriet on US television and performed his latest singles on the programme. His relaxed singing style was captured on brilliantly crafted discs made with excellent musicians. Suzi talks to James Burton, who played many of the dazzling guitar solos on Ricky's records and also to Sir Tim Rice, who grew up loving those hits - 'It's Late', 'Poor Little Fool', 'Never Be Anyone Else But You', and 'Hello Mary Lou'.

The programme also features archive Ricky Nelson interview material.

200608094/6. Ricky Nelson

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

In 1957, Ricky Nelson was the first television soap star to graduate to a recording career. He starred with his parents Ozzie and Harriet on US television and performed his latest singles on the programme. His relaxed singing style was captured on brilliantly crafted discs made with excellent musicians. Suzi talks to James Burton, who played many of the dazzling guitar solos on Ricky's records and also to Sir Tim Rice, who grew up loving those hits - 'It's Late', 'Poor Little Fool', 'Never Be Anyone Else But You', and 'Hello Mary Lou'.

The programme also features archive Ricky Nelson interview material.

4/6. Ricky Nelson

Suzi Quatro presents a six-part series profiling rock heroes.

In 1957, Ricky Nelson was the first television soap star to graduate to a recording career. He starred with his parents Ozzie and Harriet on US television and performed his latest singles on the programme. His relaxed singing style was captured on brilliantly crafted discs made with excellent musicians. Suzi talks to James Burton, who played many of the dazzling guitar solos on Ricky's records and also to Sir Tim Rice, who grew up loving those hits - 'It's Late', 'Poor Little Fool', 'Never Be Anyone Else But You', and 'Hello Mary Lou'.

The programme also features archive Ricky Nelson interview material.

20060816"Suzi Quatro presents a series profiling rock heroes.

5/6. Duane Eddy

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, guitarist Duane Eddy recorded distinctive instrumental hits with producer Lee Hazelwood. The low sound of his twangy guitar recorded with echo and tape delay is one of the unique sounds of the fifties and early sixties."

20060816"Suzi Quatro presents a series profiling rock heroes.

5/6. Duane Eddy

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, guitarist Duane Eddy recorded distinctive instrumental hits with producer Lee Hazelwood. The low sound of his twangy guitar recorded with echo and tape delay is one of the unique sounds of the fifties and early sixties.

Suzi Quatro presents a series profiling rock heroes.

5/6. Duane Eddy

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, guitarist Duane Eddy recorded distinctive instrumental hits with producer Lee Hazelwood. The low sound of his twangy guitar recorded with echo and tape delay is one of the unique sounds of the fifties and early sixties."

20060816Suzi Quatro presents a series profiling rock heroes.

5/6. Duane Eddy

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, guitarist Duane Eddy recorded distinctive instrumental hits with producer Lee Hazelwood. The low sound of his twangy guitar recorded with echo and tape delay is one of the unique sounds of the fifties and early sixties.

20060816Suzi Quatro presents a series profiling rock heroes.

5/6. Duane Eddy

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, guitarist Duane Eddy recorded distinctive instrumental hits with producer Lee Hazelwood. The low sound of his twangy guitar recorded with echo and tape delay is one of the unique sounds of the fifties and early sixties.

20060816Suzi Quatro presents a series profiling rock heroes.

5/6. Duane Eddy

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, guitarist Duane Eddy recorded distinctive instrumental hits with producer Lee Hazelwood. The low sound of his twangy guitar recorded with echo and tape delay is one of the unique sounds of the fifties and early sixties.

Suzi Quatro presents a series profiling rock heroes.

5/6. Duane Eddy

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, guitarist Duane Eddy recorded distinctive instrumental hits with producer Lee Hazelwood. The low sound of his twangy guitar recorded with echo and tape delay is one of the unique sounds of the fifties and early sixties.

20071010"Rock 'n' Roll

2/6. Suzi chats to Ben E King, who reflects on a career which, in his view, seems to have progressed by 'happenstance'. King recalls working with Leiber and Stoller, The Drifters and then going solo, leading to his first hit Spanish Harlem."

20071010Rock 'n' Roll

2/6. Suzi chats to Ben E King, who reflects on a career which, in his view, seems to have progressed by 'happenstance'. King recalls working with Leiber and Stoller, The Drifters and then going solo, leading to his first hit Spanish Harlem.

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3/6. Gary 'US' Bonds chats to Suzi about his career, which had two eras of hits - in the early Sixties with infectious party records and the early Eighties, helped by famous fan Bruce Springsteen. The first hits were characterised by a raw sound and an energetic atmosphere. Gary's debut record, New Orleans, made it to the Top 10 and, as Gary recalls, he spent all of his first royalties on a Cadillac."

20071017Rock 'n' Roll

3/6. Gary 'US' Bonds chats to Suzi about his career, which had two eras of hits - in the early Sixties with infectious party records and the early Eighties, helped by famous fan Bruce Springsteen. The first hits were characterised by a raw sound and an energetic atmosphere. Gary's debut record, New Orleans, made it to the Top 10 and, as Gary recalls, he spent all of his first royalties on a Cadillac.

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4/6. Mary Weiss, the lead singer of the Shangri-Las, who made some of the most dramatic girl-group records of the Sixties, talks to Suzi Quatro in a rare interview. Mary recalls how the group formed in 1964, when she was just 15. The other members were her sister, Betty, and identical twins Marge and Mary Ann Ganser."

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4/6. Mary Weiss, the lead singer of the Shangri-Las, who made some of the most dramatic girl-group records of the Sixties, talks to Suzi Quatro in a rare interview. Mary recalls how the group formed in 1964, when she was just 15. The other members were her sister, Betty, and identical twins Marge and Mary Ann Ganser.

Big Joe Turner20071107"Suzi has talked to some of the biggest legends in rock 'n' roll, and rounds off the series by featuring Big Joe Turner"
Big Joe Turner20071107Suzi has talked to some of the biggest legends in rock 'n' roll, and rounds off the series by featuring Big Joe Turner
Freddy 'boom Boom' Cannon20071031
Freddy 'boom Boom' Cannon20071031Suzi Quatro talks to Freddy 'Boom Boom' Cannon, who recalls the early days of listening to rock 'n' roll radio and his attempts as a teenager in Massachusetts to launch a career with various local groups on independent labels.

His success began in May 1959 with the Top 10 record Tallahassie Lassi.

Freddy conjures up the 'Philly' era of rock 'n' roll with its dance crazes and daily parade of stars on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.

01Bobby Vee20080728
01Bobby Vee20080728The singer's break came through tragic circumstances as Bobby, at the time just 15, filled in after the loss of Buddy Holly's plane in 1959. There followed a string of hits including Rubber Ball and Take Good Care of My Baby.
02Jackie Deshannon20080804"Suzi talks to Jackie DeShannon, an artist who was singing on the radio at the age of six; who was around the rock 'n' roll greats while still a teenager and who became a successful songwriter."
02Jackie Deshannon20080804Suzi talks to Jackie DeShannon, an artist who was singing on the radio at the age of six; who was around the rock 'n' roll greats while still a teenager and who became a successful songwriter.