Grammy-winning producer, British Invasion rocker and former Apple Records exec Peter Asher joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating discussion about (among other topics) the genius of James Taylor, the profound influence of the Everly Brothers, the rivalry between the Beach Boys and the Fab Four and the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Also, John Lennon meets Yoko Ono, Peter “inspires” Austin Powers, Linda Ronstadt teams with Nelson Riddle and Peter and Gordon play the ’64 World’s Fair. PLUS: Spike Milligan! Del Shannon! Jackie Gleason acts out! Chad & Jeremy meet the Caped Crusaders! And a “rejected” Beatles tune lands Peter at the top of the charts!
This week: Burt Reynolds sings! Gene Kelly skates! Carol Channing covers the Beatles! And Gilbert meets Mr. Baseball! To listen (and support the podcast) go to http://www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Gilbert and Frank welcome actor-director Richard Benjamin for an enlightening and thoroughly entertaining discussion about his six-decade career in Hollywood as well as his memories of working with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Clint Eastwood, Mike Nichols and Orson Welles. Also, James Mason pulls a fast one, Walter Matthau plays the ponies, Johnny Guitar meets Lawrence of Arabia and Richard helms a comedy classic (“My Favorite Year”). PLUS: The genius of Michael Crichton! The brilliance of Buck Henry! George Burns orders soup! Richard pursues Albert Finney! And Gilbert sings the theme from “Goodbye Columbus”!
This week: Uma Thurman does the Batusi! Adam teams with the Three Stooges! The genius of Neal Hefti! And the unsung brilliance of “Lookwell.” To listen (and support the podcast) go to http://www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Man of a thousand talents — singer, songwriter, record producer, playwright and novelist Rupert Holmes joins Gilbert and Frank to discuss the lost art of “story songs,” the visual allure of Hammer films, the mimicry gifts of Peter Bogdanovich and the unsung musicianship of the Wrecking Crew. Also, Rupert lunches with Groucho (and Frank Capra!), pens tunes for Barbra Streisand, joins forces with Jerry Lewis and reveals the origin of “The Pina Colada Song.” PLUS: “The Indestructible Man”! The magic of Orson Welles! Gene Pitney makes a note! Darren McGavin takes a steam! And Rupert hangs with the Jackson 5!
This week: “The Road to Hong Kong”! Edna Babish meets Al Jolson! Jerry Colonna goes to an orgy! And Gilbert sings (sort of) “Build Me Up Buttercup”! To listen (and support the podcast) go to http://www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Actor, film historian, memorabilia collector and self-described “Monster Kid” Bob Burns regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about meeting Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, George Pal and William Castle, among others. Also, Bob mentors Rick Baker, tours with Eddie Munster, brings Lon Chaney Jr. to tears, and visits the set of “Plan 9 from Outer Space.” PLUS: “Shock Theater”! Ray “Crash” Corrigan! “Invasion of the Saucer Men”! Tor Johnson goes to the movies! And Bob confirms the “legend” of Forrest Tucker! This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/GILBERT).
This week: Chevy Chase vs. Gallagher! The Legendary Peter Lasally! Johnny “tests” Uri Geller! And the King of Late Night’s final curtain! To listen (and support the podcast) go to http://www.stitcher.com/premium now!