My Rock Moment

Was it being front row at a Bowie concert as a kid? Was it meeting Van Halen at a record store album signing? Or was it the first time that your band got to play The Whisky A Go Go? My Rock Moment celebrates rock music from the 60s, 70s and 80s with interviews from those that lived it and keep the music alive today!  Host Amanda Morck is a native Angeleno, long-time resident of Sunset Strip, and an adjunct instructor of California rock history. She interviews Rock Hall of Fame musicians, Grammy-winning producers, rock journalists, photographers, DJs, managers, authors and award-winning Directors and entertainment personalities about the rock moments they’ll never forget - moments that fostered a deep love of a band, an album or inspired them to pursue a lifelong career as a musician. And you as the listener will be invited along for a trip down rock and roll memory lane. My Rock Moment is a proud member of Pantheon Podcasts, the first of its kind, all music-based podcast network.


episode 5: Americana Music in the 60s and 70s and Rock's Backpages with Music Journalist Barney Hoskyns

Barney Hoskyns is a celebrated author and rock journalist. He started his career in the early 80s at Melody Maker and then New Musical Express, eventually leaving NME to write his first book, "Say It One Time For The Brokenhearted," about the collision of soul and country music in the South. He went on to write more than fifteen books on musicians and music history including, "Waiting for the Sun: A Rock ‘N’ Roll History of Los Angeles "and "Hotel California," chronicling the Laurel Canyon music scene. He’s also the co-founder and editorial director of the online music journalism archive Rock's Backpages, as well as host of a podcast of the same name. 

In this episode, we discuss his time living in LA and Woodstock, NY and how immersing himself in those two very divergent scenes inspired the books "Waiting for the Sun, Hotel California" as well as "Small Town Talk." From Marc Bolan to The Band, Barney shares his early musical influences and how his love of all things Americana began. And we’ll hear about some of his memorable interviews and encounters over the years.

Check out links to Barney’s website, books and Rock’s Backpages: 

Waiting for the Sun: A Rock ‘N’ Roll History of Los Angeles

Hotel California

Small Town Talk

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 May 18, 2023  59m