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Welcome to The Stueytunes Show, where you can hear great rock and roll stories in 10 minutes or less! I’m your host, Tony Stuart, and I hope you’ll join me!


June 1, 2020

Ep 8 The Decca Debacle

On January 1, 1962 Decca Records turned down an up-and-coming rock band called The Beatles.  Find out what happens when you don't sign the group who will go on to become the biggest act in rock and roll history.

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He was the self-styled 'architect of rock and roll'.  In this episode I take a look at some of the people who owe their careers to Little Richard.  

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Part 2 of a look at 'The 27 Club' exploring the tragic passings of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse.

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Some numbers are just unlucky, and in rock music, the none more so than the number 27.  In one of music's weirder coincidences, we'll take a look at something called 'The 27 Club'.  This will be part 1 of 2.

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Certain people have always felt threatened by rock and roll.  In 1985 a powerful group called the Parent Music Resource Centre wanted to legislate widespread censorship.  This is the story of three brave musicians who fought back. 

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Meet the woman who some say invented rock and roll with her virtuosic guitar playing.  Chuck Berry said that his career was basically 'one long Sister Rosetta Tharpe impersonation'.  This is the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe!

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April 29, 2020

Ep 2 Rocket 88

A busted amp and a producer with the foresight to recognize that he was on to something big led to what many consider to be the first rock and roll song, "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats.  There's a fascinating story behind this iconic song.

Rocket 88 Full Recording

The Fat Man (Fats Domino, 1949)


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April 28, 2020

Ep 1 Elvis the Pelvis

Elvis Presley had many nicknames, but one that stuck with him (and that he hated) was "Elvis the Pelvis".  Check out these links as well:

The infamous Milton Berle Show appearance!

Elvis' humiliation on the Steve Allen show.


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Welcome to The Stueytunes Show!  I’m your host Tony Stuart and I hope you’ll join me on the rock and roll highway as we learn about the people, places and stories behind some of the world’s most popular music, all in 10 minutes or less.  If you’re ready, then buckle up and join me, because it’s going to be a great ride!


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