The Rock Show -- Feb 24th with Geoff Downes and Styx
PICS- FROM THE TOP
1) ASIA live 1982
2) ASIA live 2007
3) Geoff Downes at his Raglan Studio
THE ROCK SHOW ON SUNSHINE RADIO -- SUNDAY 6PM-9PM -- February 24th.
This week featuring GEOFF DOWNES (Asia, Yes and the Buggles) and DENNIS DE YOUNG (Styx).
Listen on www.sunshine-radio.net and 106.2 in Herefordshire and 107FM in Monmouthshire
Rock Keyboard player GEOFF DOWNES talks to presenter Jeff Collins about the 80’s Supergroup ASIA and the making of their smash hit debut album.
Asia featured Geoff Downes (from Yes and Buggles) on Keyboards, Steve Howe (from Yes) on Guitars, Carl Palmer (From ELP) on drums and John Wetton (King Crimson and Roxy Music) on Bass and lead vocals.
The band’s self-titled debut album, released in the spring of 1982, was one of the biggest selling albums of the decade.
It spent nine weeks at number one in the U.S. and sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, spawning the hit singles Heat Of The Moment and Only Time Will Tell.
Tune in from 6pm to hear Geoff Downes talk to the Rock Show at his recording studio in Raglan. Geoff explains about how the supergroup got together, the making of their first album and its huge success worldwide.
Asia start a tour of the UK next month to mark their 25th anniversary and the release of a new album.
Jeff will also be speaking to former Styx singer Dennis De Young from his home in Chicago. Dennis will talk about his favourite Styx tunes, such as Babe and Lady. He also explain the reasons behind his break with America’s best-selling rock band in 1999.
The Rock Show will also feature two Styx’s classics played on Dennis’ recent solo tour.
The featured New/Unsigned band are Fury UK - with tracks from their new album In The Face Of Adversity.
All that plus three hours of the best classic rock tunes around.
Jeff’s previous guests on the Rock Show have included Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice, Fish, Paul Carrack, Stuart Cable, Paul Rodgers, Richie Edwards from The Darkness, Marillion’s Mark Kelly, ELP’s Keith Emerson and Whitesnake’s Neil Murray.
The Rock Show on Sunshine Radio: 106.2 fm across Herefordshire and 107fm across Monmouthshire (107.8fm in Abergavenny).
Jeff Collins is also the author of the best selling ROCK LEGENDS AT ROCKFIELD, written about the iconic rock acts who have recorded at Rockfield and Monnow Valley studios in Monmouthshire.
Jeff has just finished his latest book about former Stereophonic’s drummer Stuart Cable, which is due out in September 2008.
Call Jeff on 07825 653506 or email email@example.com