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Exploring the History of Rock, one band at a time

Music has an incredible power. It can transport you.  It can take you back in time, make you feel powerful, happy, incredibly sad. These words and notes from strangers can cut to the very quick of your soul and they can link us together in a shared humanity. That’s what I find so great about music.

I have been a music fan for as long as I can remember. My ears were first educated with classic country, Motown, and K-Tel records, before finally being introduced to the wealth of rock music and the magical worlds it opened.

Because of that love of music I chose a career in broadcasting and spent more than two decades on air, working in rock radio and television. I interviewed numerous famous, and not so famous artists, hosted musicians in the studio for live sessions, and wrote and produced music and artist profiles.

I’ve always studied liner notes and lyrics, trying to get a handle on where musicians get their spark of brilliance. I’ve always wondered…where did these people come from? What was their background and upbringing? How did that shape who they are and the music they made? But my biggest question has always been, how did that all come together in the 60’s so those people could invent a whole new music genre?

When I finally decided to satisfy my curiosity I quickly realized that it would be way more fun to share the experience. That’s why I created Rock Docs. It is a fan’s journey exploring the history of rock, one band at a time. The process is fun and engaging, but it is slow. As I create new episodes you will find them in The Collection listed by band.

I hope you find something you want to hear. I hope you learn something new and that you enjoy the journey as much as I am. But mostly I hope you appreciate and value what these people gave us and I hope you support them by buying their music. And if you do, please share RockDocs with your friends.

Thanks for listening.

Janet