6 PM – 10 PM
It’s true that KZOK’s Scotty Vanderpool is a living, breathing, walking, talking treasure-trove of useless rock and roll information, but much of that knowledge has come from first-hand experience. Scott began playing drums and singing in unpopular original rock and roll bands in the early 80’s, and has been wallowing in the beer, sweat, and filth of Seattle’s nightclubs ever since. He learned his way around an audio mixing console at the Evergreen State College, recorded albums for other unpopular original rock and roll bands, and ran live sound in clubs where some of the bands eventually became quite popular indeed. He was at the mixing desk at the Fabulous Rainbow Tavern for Soundgarden’s earliest shows; Nirvana’s second show in Seattle was as the opening act for his now long-defunct Chemistry Set; He was at the very first Green River show, a band that would eventually morph into Mudhoney and Pearl Jam; He shared practice spaces with Alice in Chains and The Presidents of the United States of America; When Bono of U2 was dragged off the stage at Astor Park to be passed around the crowd on the hands of fans during their first Seattle appearance, he handed the microphone to Scott, who filled in nicely on the song An Cat Dubh; He worked at the now legendary Sub-Pop record label back in their “What Part Of We Have No Money Don’t You Understand?” days for his friends Bruce Pavitt and Jon Poneman, who eventually handed over his local music radio show “Audioasis” on the UW’s KCMU to Scott just as Sub Pop was starting to take off nationally, and as he moved over to the commercial end of the dial at the now-legendary KXRX and later KISW, he was able to help many of his friends from Seattle’s bar scene achieve international superstardom. Some of them have even managed to avoid going back to day jobs. Scott continues to play in bands like Down With People, The Young Pioneers (we were in the 80’s anyway), Value Ape, and the ultra-psychedelic Green Pajamas, who have been avoiding fame since 1984. His radio day job keeps him off the streets, but he says “I’ll be playing until they pry the sticks from my cold, dead fingers”.
The Beatles Go Worldwide On Satellite, Pearl Jam vs. Ticketmaster: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
June 25th: In which The Beatles appear in the BBC’s part of the first-ever worldwide Satellite TV broadcast…Springsteen surprises Letterman…and Pearl Jam go to court for their fans!
Lennon Throws A Spaniard, Linda Shoots The Stones, Clapton Sells Strats: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
June 24th: In which John Lennon reads his own wordplay “poetry”, Eric Clapton talks guitars…and sells some for a s***-ton of money, and Jeff Beck on his birthday with tons of rock gods…
Alice Breaks Ribs, Allman Gets New Liver, Beatles Get New Bass Player: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
June 23rd: In which we see the BBC’s excellent documentary on Stu Sutcliffe, the “lost Beatle”….McCartney and Wings live in the Kingdome, live Alice Cooper, and more….
Zeppelin Go To The Land Of Ice And Snow, The Edge Weds, And The Jeff Beck Group Debut: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
June 22nd: In which The Beatles are down under, Led Zep write the Immigrant Song, and Peter Tosh is tortured and killed by a very bad baddie…
Pagey Joins The Yardbirds, Blackmore Quits Deep Purple, Ray Davies Is 73: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
June 21st: Live Kinks, Aerosmith in the “Toxic Twins” years, Badfinger, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds with Jimmy Page, The Troggs getting down and dirty in Paris, and Axl Rose losing his temper! Oh my!
June 20th: See Bowie’s different videos for Space Oddity AND the one made by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station…Sir Paul’s 3000th show…Cheech and Chong on American Bandstand…and meet Mickey Most!
Zeppelin Dump Vancouver For Seattle, Jumpin’ Jack Flash Tops Charts, Happy Birthday Ann Wilson: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
June 19th: Lennon introduces The Stones, Pearl Jam have that dirty feeling from being robbed, and great performances and quality time with our own Ann on her birthday!
Do You Still Need Him? Will You Still Feed Him? 64 Was 11 Years Ago: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
June 18th: Spend some quality time with Sir Paul on his Birthday, from the Cavern Club in Liverpool to The Beatles first trip Down Under, to Letterman, to….The White House!
June 17th: The sad story of the guy who played one of rock’s earliest and most recognizable guitar leads….Live Kinks and Moody Blues from the year they first came to America…Springsteen’s longest show ever….all of it…and Vanderpool plays Journey. What?
Stones Take A Loss, Monterey Pops, And Rod The Mod Gets Married…Again: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
June 16th: Mungo Jerry are motorcycle-riding dirtbags…Early LIVE Stones, Hendrix and The Who at Monterey Pop, and more in today’s bitchin’ videos….