Rock Tales

Hosted BySteve Blacknell

Rock Tales is a series of podcasts where we invite music and entertainment luminaries and veterans to recount stories about their time in the entertainment business.

Rock Tales 3 Part 1


Rock Tales Episode 3 – Part 1

Welcome to the third edition of Rock Tales, produced by Podidoc. Once again, we’ve gathered together an illustrious group of hugely talented musicians, producers and music industry veterans to share their favourite ’backstage’ stories and other tales. 

In Episode 3 stories that feature or refer to: Prince Edward, Bros, Pink Floyd, Wham, Johnny Walker, Radio 1, John Peel, John Walters, Chris De Burgh, Brian Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Pope John Paul II, Elton John, AC/DC, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton John, Bruce Welch, Sacha Distel, Andy Williams, Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Marianna Faithful, Freddie Mercury, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Sarah Brightman, Prince Charles & Camilla, Linda Lewis, Bryan Adams, Nolan Sisters, John Farnham, U2, Nik Kershaw, Mickey Modern, Ronato Zero, the Ten Commandments, Mike Batt, Andy Hill, Charlotte Rampling, Jean-Michel Jarre, Bard Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Our guests are …. Record producer and composer – Simon Boswell …. Record plugger and music publisher – Steve Payne …. TV and Radio producer – Nick Carpenter …. Record Producer and  songwriter – Pete Woodroffe …. Record Producer & Songwriter – Nicky Graham …. And of course our hosts – David Beeching and Jon Mais.

Situated in the upstairs lounge at The Hope pub in London’s West End, we turned on the microphones and let it roll, unscripted from there.  So be warned, this ‘pubcast’ contains some very strong language. The occasional and annoying sound of drilling in the next door building, the rustle of dry roast peanut packets, and the scraping of chairs as guests played musical chairs!