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 6: Iconic Album Covers with Grammy Winning Art Director John Kosh - Part 2

Kosh is a Grammy Award Winning art director and former design director for Apple Records. His first project was John Lennon and Yoko's “War Is Over (if you want it)” Christmas card, which led to the worldwide WAR IS OVER billboard campaign that continues to this day. He designed The Beatles’ Let It Be book and album package and the Abbey Road album cover, as well as John & Yoko’s Wedding Album boxed set.

He worked extensively with Linda Ronstadt, garnering three Grammys for her albums, Simple Dreams, Get Closer and Lush Life. He designed and art directed the iconic logo and cover, Hotel California for the Eagles, the classic logo for ELO as well as several albums for James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet and Dan Fogelberg.

In today's episode, Kosh shares more memorable moments working for The Beatles and Lennon, namely the day he got to witness The Beatles perform LIVE for the very last time on top of the Apple Corps Headquarters on Jan 30th, 1969, and his participation in John Lennon's art exhibit titled Bag One, which showcased the erotic art Lennon sketched during his honeymoon with Yoko Ono.

We also discuss the Marvin Gaye album cover, Here, My Dear, he worked on that so aptly exposed the pain and emotion Gaye was feeling during his divorce at the time. Kosh also had the privilege of working with Richard Pryor and art directing several albums for James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg and Jimmy Buffet - and we cover it all in this episode of My Rock Moment.

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Songs from the episode:

ELO - Do Ya

The Beatles - Ballad of John and Yoko

Dan Fogelberg - The Language of Love

Marvin Gaye - You Can Leave, But It's Going to Cost You

REO Speedwagon - Good Trouble

Linda Ronstadt - When Will I Be Loved

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 June 8, 2023  49m