WBA Hall of Famer Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. He interviewed the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck, Dick Clark, Cher and many more. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Barry has collected remarkable recordings of these encounters which he’s now sharing with the public. SUBSCRIBE! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher | Google Play Music | Pocketcasts | RSS

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews Podcast: Beau Brummels

The Beau Brummels was an American rock band, formed in San Francisco in 1964. Some fans thought they were British. Sylvester Stewart, better known as Sly Stone, produced the group’s first recordings. They drew comparisons to the Beatles. Their song “Laugh Laugh” came about after the group’s Ron Elliott heard the Four Seasons on the radio, after listening to one of their songs. He wrote it in 15 minutes. This conversation is made up of outtakes from a WITI-TV6 interview, recorded backstage at the noisy Milwaukee arena, now the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. In this conversation we hear how they developed their sound and their name.  

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