Purple Haze

Purple Haze – Presenter profile: Mark Copolov Wednesdays 8pm – 10pm

I’ve been working at 88.3 Southern FM for a long time, after someone at Gold FM I was helping out suggested that ‘you should do something with your music knowledge’. I specialise in interviewing recording artists that I admire, mostly from the 60’s. These interviews were also broadcast nationally on the CBAA network for 4 years. Past interviewees include : Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, Phil Everly, Jeff Lynne, Sir George Martin, Neil Sedaka & Glenn Shorrock. I love being able to share my music & knowledge with people who enjoy hearing it!

Mark’s favourite artists include : The Beatles, The Doors, CCR, Ten Years After, The Guess Who, The Carpenters, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Doobie Brothers, E.L.O., Daddy Cool, The Masters Apprentices, Graham Bonnet, Carly Simon & many, many others.

Excerpts from Mark’s 70+ interviews can be seen & heard at www.mcopolov.com.

Mark works in the IT industry. The centre of his universe is his wife Rachel and two teenage children, Carly & Adam.

Contact Purple Haze via email: purplehaze@southernfm.com.au

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THE PURPLE HAZE ARCHIVE presents MIKE HOWLETT of PROG-ROCK LEGENDS – GONG on PODCAST

On this podcast listen to Mike Howlett discussing his fascinating musical journey as he traverses the top echelons of the music industry in his extremely successful career. Mike Howlett begins his professional travels in Sydney with the band The Affair, then joins up as bass player/vocalist/songwriter with progressive rock legends Gong in France & England, forms the seeds of The

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THE PURPLE HAZE ARCHIVE presents CLASSIC CULT NEW ZEALAND BAND THE HI-REVVING TONGUES on PODCAST

One of New Zealand’s finest psychedelic 60s bands was The Hi-Revving Tongues, with their brilliant sound & classic Tropic of Capricorn song, they rode high for many years in that decade. After a name change to The Tongues they then permanently came to Australia in the early 70s & after some personnel changes morphed into the excellent, but mostly unreleased

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THE PURPLE HAZE ARCHIVE presents AUSTRALIAN POP PIONEERS GEOFF DART & JOHN KAYE of THE GIBSONS on PODCAST

Geoff Dart & John Kaye are true Aussie Pop Pioneers, commencing their musical careers in the late 1950s & early 1960s. First there was The Hi-Fi’s, then a name change to The Cicadas & then finally when in England they changed their band name to The Gibsons, one of the most collectible of recording bands in the UK in

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Podcast – Mark Copolov with special guest Athol Guy from The Seekers – May 2018

Hi Everyone, Here’s the podcast of my interview with Athol Guy, which went to air on Wednesday 30th May, 2018. I hope you enjoy it. Athol Guy, the founder and bass player from The Seekers, talking about the release of The Seeker’s new DVD, “The Legendary Television Specials”, which celebrates the 50 year anniversary of The Seekers being named Australians

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THE PURPLE HAZE ARCHIVE presents ESTEEMED AUSTRALIAN SONGSTRESS LINDA GEORGE on PODCAST

Linda George commenced her highly celebrated musical career in the late 1960’s with the band, Nova Express, then went onto a successful solo career which included her most well known hit song, Mama’s Little Girl, and, she also recorded two highly acclaimed albums in the mid 70s. Linda has also toured extensively, including to Russia & even a stint

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