The A-z Of Aor

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Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock [AOR].

Powered by the West Coast experimental music scene and the release of the Beatles' Sgt.

Pepper LP, AOR first burst onto American radio in San Francisco in 1967.

It was a revelation, a tour de force of creative programming which empowered its DJs and provided an antidote to the Top 40 hit radio that just wasn't "hip" anymore.

By the mid-70s, AOR had become the most successful radio format in America.

The A-Z of AOR plays the biggest hits and the hidden gems from a genre that drove album sales into the triple millions.

Boston, Rick Springfield, Pat Benatar and Supertramp are amongst the artists featured this week.

Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock (AOR).

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Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock (AOR).

Powered by the West Coast experimental music scene and the release of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper LP, AOR first burst onto American radio in San Francisco in 1967. It was a revelation, a tour de force of creative programming which empowered its DJs and provided an antidote to the Top 40 hit radio that just wasn't "hip" anymore. By the mid-70s, AOR had become the most successful radio format in America.

The A-Z of AOR plays the biggest hits and the hidden gems from a genre that drove album sales into the triple millions. Boston, Rick Springfield, Pat Benatar and Supertramp are amongst the artists featured this week.

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Powered by the West Coast experimental music scene, and the release of the Beatles' Sgt.

Pepper LP, AOR first burst onto American radio in San Francisco in 1967.

It was a revelation, a tour de force of creative programming which empowered its DJs and provided an antidote to the Top 40 hit radio that just wasn't "hip" anymore.

By the mid-70s, AOR had become the most successful radio format in America.

The A-Z of AOR plays the biggest hits and the hidden gems from a genre that drove album sales into the triple millions.

From Appletree Theater in 1967 through to Porcupine Tree in 2002, via Santana and Jethro Tull, Bob Harris presents another eclectic selection of music from the AOR songbook.

Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock [AOR]

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Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock [AOR], playing the biggest hits and the hidden gems from a genre that drove album sales into the triple millions.

This week's show features Bruce Hornsby as either pianist, songwriter or performer; as well as tracks from Janis Joplin, It's A Beautiful Day and Toto.

Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock [AOR]

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Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock [AOR], playing the biggest hits and the hidden gems from a genre that drove album sales into the triple millions.

This week's show features Asia, Bob Seger, The Wallflowers and a rarely heard version of a Mott The Hoople classic.

Bob Harris continues his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock [AOR]

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Bob Harris concludes his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock [AOR], playing the biggest hits and the hidden gems from a genre that drove album sales into the triple millions.

This week's show features Steve Perry, Free, Cry of Love, Stevie Nicks, and an all time classic by Led Zeppelin.

Bob Harris concludes his journey through the world of Album Orientated Rock.