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Monday, September 21st – Guest: Steve Bergsman

Steve Bergsman – The Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Story

Journalist Steve Bergsman tracks the life of the noted shock rocker from the early days of rock and roll known as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, including his rise-and-fall-and-rise to fame, run-ins with the law, and rocky romantic life. We will also discuss the true stories of Mary Wells, Johnny Ace, Billy Preston and the Dixie Cups.


Steve Bergsman’s news stories and travel articles have been contributed to a wide range of magazines, newspapers and wire services for more than 25 years.


I Put a Spell on You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

The Friends of Billy Preston

The Seduction of Mary Wells

Hobnobbing With Ghosts: A Literature and Lyric Junkie Travels The World

The Death Of Johnny Ace


Steve Bergsman on Facebook



All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
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