“…so put another dime in the jukebox, baby”

rock_rollBoston’s mega public broadcasting treasure trove, WGBH, has added to its Open Vault the interviews that went into the making of its epic 1995 documentary, Rock and Roll. Those of us who remember this 10-hour landmark from those foggy, hoar-bitten pre-Wikipedia days may think fondly of it as the only long-form documentary to take on the genre as a whole, from a reasonable distance from Rock’s genesis but while many of its prophets were still alive and interview-able. While the finished programs are not as yet available (no doubt due to copyright on the songs used in the film), video and transcripts of the interviews are here:
Of particular interest to progarchists (but who’s to say, since this is all gold), Derek Taylor’s interview: http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5477939234A04D638139ECAD0FD8CC5B

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