2017 JohnTalkRadio Shows-Timmons Brothers Guest Appearances

“Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: A Classic Rock Band for the Ages”

Original airdate: December 16, 2017  


Truly one of the great American rock groups, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. When Jakob Dylan introduced the band at their induction, he said a line from a Heartbreakers’ song “Think of me what you will. I’ve got a little space to fill”, which is an incredibly humble comment of a band that made records for 40 years. Whether taking a stand against the record companies or representing the common man in tuneful pop nuggets that sounded like a hit the first time they were heard, Tom Petty bridged the music of the 1960s British Invasion with 1970s Southern rock into the MTV generation and beyond. He transcended eras by earning the respect of many legendary artists, which led to collaborations with Roger McGuinn and Stevie Nicks and eventually becoming a member of the super group, The Traveling Wilburys. Join the Timmons Brothers for a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a classic rock band for the ages.


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“One Hit Artists and Tony Burrows – The Only One Hit Wonder Five Times”

Original airdate: September 16, 2017 


The label “one hit wonder” is an enigma when most commonly used in regard to music performers with only one top-40 hit single that overshadows their other work. The song looms larger than the artist and may be a positive or a negative force. It can serve as the foundation to build an entire career as a performer or it can be the puzzling albatross that is forever linked to type-cast the artist for only one song. However, there is one artist who uniquely defies logic when discussing one hit wonders and it is Tony Burrows, who describes himself as “the only one hit wonder who did it five times” – all in the 1970s. Although not a household name, when it comes to chart success, this Brit is a record breaker and in this show, the Timmons Brothers will examine why he is one of a kind while exploring other one hit artists.


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“The Summer of Love – 1967 (The Golden Anniversary of Art, Fashion, and Music)”

Original airdate: May 13, 2017 


Beginning with the Human Be-In at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to popularize the hippie culture, it would lead to the Summer of Love of 1967. Although this social phenomenon of counter culture interest included politics, drugs, and a love peace philosophy, central to the scene was the artistic world of music, painting, and fashion. From various areas of London in Britain (where the Beatles provided an anthem to this movement with “All You Need Is Love”) to Greenwich Village in Manhattan on the east coast, this social spirit of youth quickly spread, but the epicenter of the psychedelic-flower power world was the Haight-Asbury neighborhood of San Francisco where at its zenith, 100,000 mostly young people converged. With the release of Sgt. Pepper, the growing popularity of outdoor music festivals with the improvement of sound technology highlighted by the Monterey Pop Festival, and the amazing music, it was a summer to remember 50 years later.   “The Summer of Love – 1967 (The Golden Anniversary of Art, Fashion, and Music”    


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 In 2006, the Timmons Brothers provided a presentation on The Beatles and the mania it created when they first came to the USA in 1964. With the recent success of The Beatles Rock Guitar Hero and the charting of re-mastered CDs of Beatle albums, it is time to present another era of the world’s most popular and commercially successful group. Plan to be present at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 1 at the Mount Sterling Public Library as the Timmons Brothers will examine and discuss the era from late 1966 to early 1968 when the Beatles stopped touring and focused their creative energies on their music.  The period gave us some of the most critically acclaimed and innovative music of the 20th century with the release of the albums “Revolver”, “Magical Mystery Tour” and “Sgt. Pepper” (the album recognized by critics and publications as one of the most influential albums in the history of rock music). Join the Timmons Brothers as they share rare audio performances and video footage of the Beatles from this era. They are also encouraging people to bring Beatles memorabilia as an exhibit area will be provided to showcase various Beatle collectibles. As spoken in song by the Beatles, “A splendid time is guaranteed for all.” -Source: Mount Sterling, OH Web Site


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“Eric Clapton: A Living Embodiment of the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Original airdate: January 28, 2017


Eric Clapton was the first three time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when he was honored as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992, then with Cream in 1993, and finally as a solo artist in 2000. As a young performer, he described himself as “an English kid playing the blues being just wrong” and possibly explaining why it was not popular in some respects. But a few years later, he earned the nickname “Slowhand” and inspired the scrawling of “Clapton Is God” graffiti around London. With inspirations ranging from reggae to country to rhythm and blues, his loyalty has not been to a single style, but the integrity of the music. Despite the bouts with drug and alcohol addiction, Clapton is not only a survivor, but an artist who has maintained his stature as rock’s preeminent guitarist. “Eric Clapton: A Living Embodiment of the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll”