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 Police, & becomes one of the most successful music producers in the UK with artists such as Tears For Fears, OMD, Joan Armatrading, China Crisis, A Flock of Seagulls, Fischer Z, etc.

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 & unheralded band, Caboose.

Join four members, that’s right!!!, four members of the Hi-Revvers/Tongues & Caboose: Guitarist Michael Balcombe, Lead vocalist, Chris Parfitt, Keyboardist Bruce Coleman & Bassist Graeme Thompson on this action packed podcasted episode of Purple Haze!

Hi-Revving Tongues CD on Frenzy Music: Available Here

 

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 the 1960s, having signed to such record companies such as: Astor Records, RCA, CBS, Deram & the Major Minor labels.

Listen back as Geoff & John recount their wild adventures with music legends: Horrie Dargie, Paul McCartney, The Seekers, Billy J Kramer & how one of their fellow band members discovered & nurtured two of the all time greatest OZ bands, ever!! That of Cold Chisel & Midnight Oil.

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 during the deadly Vietnam War, & as well, also became one of the most demand session singers for commercials, jingles, etc, & backed other well known musicians’ on their hit recordings too!

THE PURPLE HAZE ARCHIVE GUEST PP ARNOLD in MELBOURNE (MAY 17 to May 25)

PP Arnold is undoubtedly one of the greatest female vocalists of her generation. She started out as an ‘Ikette’ for the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, then ‘discovered’ by Mick Jagger, became a successful solo singer, especially in the UK. She was also known as one of the session singer queens, as she sung back-up for the Small Faces, Nick Drake, Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, & many many many more rock legends!

PP Arnold is currently touring in Melbourne & her latest release is The Turning Tide (The Lost Sessions) with many tracks produced by such luminaries as Barry Gibb & Eric Clapton.

PP Arnold on The Purple Haze Archive Podcast: Click Here

For more info check out PP Arnold’s Official Website: Click Here

PP Arnold Melbourne Tour Dates: Click Here

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