087 – Rubber Soul: Greg Kihn

September 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

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Greg Kihn is a rock and roll musician, author, radio personality, and podcast host. We chat with Greg about growing up in Baltimore, moving to the Bay Area and forming the Greg Kihn Band in the 70’s and how the band signed with Beserkley Records. We discuss his hits The Breakup Song, and Jeopardy, and how the music video for the later was a pioneering achievement and MTV sensation.  Greg talks about his writing career with focus on his most recent book Rubber Soul, a historical fiction novel that tells the story of the Beatles early career, a book which is rooted in fact from many interviews that Greg conducted with several members of the Beatles camp. We get into stories from his time as morning host of the award winning Bay Area radio show on KFOX he had for 16 years, and his new direction as podcaster with his new Greg Kihn Show.

Greg continues to rock with his band, which features his son Ry Kihn. Check out his band during the upcoming Kihncert on Oct 12 in Morgan Hill CA at the Outdoor Sports Center, featuring Brett Michaels, The Greg Kihn Band, The Tubes, DaDa, BSB, Mad Jack, and XEB.

Greg Kihn Live

Rubber Soul by Greg Kihn Greg Kihn Early Career

Credits: “MLR Intro” by “Rob McCann“, “The Breakup Song” (live featuring Ry Kihn lead guitar) by “Greg Kihn“, “The Breakup Song (Original Recording) by “Greg Kihn“, “For You” by “Greg Kihn“, “Jeopardy” by “Greg Kihn“, “Noa Noa (Acoustic)” by “Greg Kihn

 

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Category: Artists, Authors, Bands, Media, Musicians, Podcast

About the Producer ()

Daniel Sauter – Host and Executive Producer. Musician, IT professional, recording engineer, and geek-of-all-trades. His resume includes the bands Visitor 42, Gunpowder, Greg Volker & Deer Crossing, Raging Free Radicals, Lower Sound, and Illegal Action. He is also the loremaster for Rock and Royalties, the fantasy rock and roll trivia role playing game.

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