Created on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 22:30
Former Old Grey Whistle Test presenter releases never-before-heard interviews with music legends, exclusive to audioBoom
audioBoom's partnership with Bob Harris continues to grow - with the radio legend set to release previously unheard interviews with some of the biggest names in music. 'Whispering Bob's Legends Vault' will be available exclusively on audioBoom's online platform, iOS and Android apps.
Whispering Bob is renowned for interviewing legendary musicians before they hit the big time. Now, for the first time ever, these previously unreleased 'legends interviews' will be made public. 'Whispering Bob's Legends Vault' will consist of six unheard interviews to be released biweekly across a period of 12 weeks. Beginning on Friday 29th May, a long-listen will be released every other Friday, with the first an interview with Led Zeppelin frontman, Robert Plant.
audioBoom users have already been reaping the rewards of the audioBoom & Bob Harris partnership. His channel (WhisperingBobTV), which features his live 'Under The Apple Tree' sessions and more, has had over 43,000 listens on the platform. Now with 'Whispering Bob's Legends Vault' audioBoom users will be able to listen to the man himself chat with artists whose music has stood the test of time.
Bob Harris says: "I am so happy to be working with audioBoom to uncover some of the gems from my extensive archive of classic interviews for the 'Whispering Bob's Legends Vault' channel."
Robert Proctor, CEO of audioBoom says: "Working with Bob Harris is a real pleasure, he's one of the few legends of radio and it's brilliant to have him exclusively on audioBoom. I'm personally very excited to listen to the never-heard-before interviews and I'm certain our users will feel the same. The ever-growing exclusive content we now have on audioBoom is extremely exciting and further evidence that we are the best spoken-word platform in the world."
About Bob Harris
Bob Harris has been working with the BBC for over 40 years, rubbing shoulders with some of the true greats of music along the way. As the host of the Old Grey Whistle Testhe made a habit of launching some of the world's biggest artists and this has been recognised with the Americana Music Association of America Trailblazer Award, a UK Heritage Award, and a Mojo Medal, as well as his OBE for services to broadcasting.
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|March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)|
|March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"|
|March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow|
|March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums|
|March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll. |
|March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra|
|March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover|
|March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.|
|March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material|
|March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.|
|March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours|
|March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence|
|March 31, 1976 - Presence is released|
|March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US|
|March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands|
|March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham|
|March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly|
|March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.|