Rock School

Series produced by KSLU

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Rock School is a weekly, insightful and energetic showcase of the music, history, laws and culture of rock-n-roll hosted by music historian Joe Burns , Ph.D. and his wife Tammy.

Rock School is a weekly, hour-long lecture by music historian, Dr. Joe Burns. No topic is off the table. In the over a decade the show has been on air, Rock School has talked about everything from simple music lists to music in society, the audio production side of the business and just about every legal area you can imagine.

Hosted by Dr. Joe Burns and his wife Tammy, Rock School is recorded and produced in Joe's home studio and sent out through Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA from the studios of KSLU public radio.


625 Pieces

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Dolly Parton just had her 57th wedding anniversary to Carl Dean. That may make her the longest married musician alive today. For this hour, we ha...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Many famous music fathers have children who are following them into the family business. Here's a long list of them along with clips and full songs.

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week in 1992, Bill Clinton played saxophone on the Arsinio Hall show. With that and the presidential race heating up, here's a rundown of pre...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, we speak with music author Hank Davis about his new book, Ducktails, Drive-ins and Broken Hearts: An Unsweetened Look at 50s Music.

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we speak with author Scott Shea about his new book, All the Leaves are Brown: How the Mamas and the Papas Came Together and Broke Apart.

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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If the predictions are correct, Swift's Eras tour is set to become the first tour, ever, break a billion dollars in gross sales. But how? How is...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Believe it or do not but there are scientists out there who have taken their life work and named their findings after rock star. I would probably ...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Rolling Stone came out with their list of best songs by bands found in movies and television. That means they are songs by bands that do not exist...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In my music feeds, it often comes up that a musician received his or her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that day. I decided to investigate. W...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Now and again, you will see a rock musician show up in a movie either as a performer or an extra. This week we have a long list of appearences.

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The Midnight Special was one of a slew of late night music shows that proved people would stay up late to watch something they liked. This was bef...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Of course rock stars do commercials. Some believe it is selling out but you have pay the bills. This week is a long list of rock stars you might ...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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You all know the Windmill from Pete Townshend. You know the Duck Walk from Chuck Berry but there are so many more stage moves named after musician...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Banning a song is often done for a strong reason. Then there is the show today. Here is a list of songs that were banned for silly or dumb reason...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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The phrase Big in Japan has become a bit of a joke thanks to Spinal Tap. However, it is a real thing and the Japanese press began noticing and rep...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Nine days before the recoding of this show, I had the Widow Maker Heart Attack. This is my story told as a warning to other to take care of themse...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Taylor Swift is re-recording all the albums she recorded with Big Machine Records. She is not the first. Not even close. We have a long list of ...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The Rolling Stones are putting out new hits. Mick Jagger is 80. Is he the oldest person to have a hit? Not by 21 years. The oldest person to go...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Streaming service Deezer is trying a new format of paying artists and the world is watching. We have the story.

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Music celebrities that have passed often have fans that come to the grave sites and leave gifts. Here is a list of some of the more famous ones.

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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