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Richard Barone Interview from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Now Posted On Our Podcast Page

Richard Barone

Richard Barone

Our career-spanning interview with Richard Barone is now posted for listening and downloading on our PodOMatic podcast page.

Comprising two separate talks, our latest program goes the extra mile to bring Richard’s fans up to the minute with his latest goings-on. The very first Bongos platter, Drums Along the Hudson, was recently released on Jem Recordings, where it belongs. Richard talks extensively about this welcome release, his growing up days as a young deejay and musician, his upcoming tribute (put together with Alejandro Escovedo) to Lou Reed at this year’s South by Southwest festival, and his solo career, among other important topics. He also talks about his feelings toward his friend and mentor, Lou Reed, and another good friend and mentor, Pete Seeger. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Richard Barone.

This interview originally aired on Pure Pop Radio on February 25, 2014. We hope you enjoy the show.

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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on PodOMatic!

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on PodOMatic!

Richard Barone Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Tomorrow, February 25

The Bongos in front of Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey

The Bongos in front of Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey

We’ve got a wonderful treat for you tomorrow night: Richard Barone joins us on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation for a wide-ranging chat about his musical life with the Bongos and as a solo recording artist and performer.

Just released this past week on February 18 is a 27-track reissue of the very first Bongos platter, Drums Along the Hudson, and it’s on Jem Recordings, where it belongs. Richard talks extensively about this welcome release, his growing up days as a young deejay and musician, his upcoming tribute (put together with Alejandro Escovedo) to Lou Reed at this year’s South by Southwest festival, and his solo career, among other important topics. He also talks about his feelings toward his friend and mentor, Lou Reed, and another good friend and mentor, Pete Seeger. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Richard Barone, including choice cuts from the Bongos and Richard’s solo years.

Listen to this historic conversation with Richard Barone tomorrow night, February 25, at 8 pm ET. The show repeats on Thursday, February 27, at 8 pm ET. It’s all for you on your original 24-hour-a-day home for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe–Pure Pop Radio.

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Richard Barone Guests on Next Week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Richard Barone

Richard Barone

Continuing our penchant for featuring only pop music’s brightest lights in talk and song, next week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation features Richard Barone, who has consistently made great music with his band, The Bongos, and in his thriving solo career.

We spoke with Richard about a variety of topics, including his friendship with the late Pete Seeger and the late Tiny Tim; the re-release, on CD, of a classic Bongos album; details on Richard’s many ongoing projects; and much more. You’ll hear a few, choice classic cuts from both the Bongos years and Richard’s solo career.

Our latest, in-depth interview airs next Tuesday and Thursday at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. Don’t miss it!

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