From the early days of rock and roll to the present day, it seems there’s always been more artists than material. That’s why so many rock acts “popped over” to a place called Tin Pan Alley. And they still do, including several established acts creating new classics out of old ones.
Most of the composers who crafted them could never have dreamed their pop songs would be repurposed as rock and roll. But at least one crossed over to co-compose a hit with a legendary rock and roll star. On this part two of two podcasts,
Radio Dave takes you a return trip to the rock and roll side of Tin Pan Alley. You’ll hear the remarkable stories of legendary Tin Pan Alley composers Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer, as well as the surprising Tin Pan Alley connections of Bob Dylan and Elton John, among others.
Those stories and a whole lot more tales about Tin Pan Alley tunes that made rock and roll history are all right here.