Musical Documentary Series: The Evolution of Prog

 

Audio Promo w/song samples (6min MP3)

Presented in 12 2-hour installments, this show chronologically traces progressive rock's emergence in the music scene in the late 60's all the way through the end of the 70's. It will focus on what I consider to be the seminal events, music and musicians that shaped this new genre as well as offer personal anecdotes of my impressions of living through it at the time. We will trace the inception and progression of bands that are now legendary, and try to isolate what it was that made their music magical and timeless. 

The show originally aired from September 6, 2007 through November 22, 2007 on the web-radio station Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio. 

I hope you enjoy this informative and entertaining journey through the music that speaks to our hearts and minds.

Show Number - Year (Broadcast Date)  

SHOW 1 - The Pre-Prog Years SHOW 2 - 1970 (Sept 13, 2007) SHOW 3 - 1971 (Sept 20, 2007)
SHOW 4 - 1972 (Sept 27, 2007) SHOW 5 - 1973 (Oct 4, 2007) SHOW 6 - 1974 (Oct 11, 2007)
SHOW 7 - 1975 (Oct. 18, 2007) SHOW 8 - 1976 (Oct 25, 2007) SHOW 9 - 1977 (Nov 1, 2007)
SHOW 10 - 1978 (Nov. 8, 2007) SHOW 11 - 1979 (Nov. 15, 2007) SHOW 12 - 1980 (Nov. 22, 2007)

Album research done primarily using the incredible music database at ProgGnosis.com that can be accessed here: http://www.proggnosis.com/ Movie and Grammy data obtained from Wikipedia.

Fascinating article that examines how the brain processes music featured on ScientificAmerican.com here.