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 8: Author, Radio Host and Reggae Historian Roger Steffens on His Radio Show "Reggae Beat," Alan Freed and LSD: Part Two

In this episode of My Rock Moment, we sit down for Part Two of our discussion with Roger Steffens. Roger is a writer, actor, radio host, legendary reggae historian, and author of "So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley" (which Rolling Stone headlined in its review “…[arguably] the Best Bob Marley Book Ever.”). Roger was co-host of the "Reggae Beat" on KCRW from 1979 to 1987 and "Reggae Beat International" from 1983 to 1987, which was syndicated internationally to 130 stations. Seven rooms of his home in Los Angeles house reggae archives, which include the world's largest collection of Bob Marley material.

In Part Two of our interview with Steffens, he'll discuss how "Reggae Beat," took Los Angeles by storm...and led to two weeks on the road with Bob Marley and the Wailers. We'll also discuss his love of 1950s rock 'n' roll and the time he got to meet his idol, iconic 50s rock DJ, Alan Freed. Roger will also share how he got turned on to LSD and was almost pickpocketed the first time he touched down in Jamaica by one of the biggest reggae stars at the time.

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 July 6, 2023  49m