Music History

If you’ve ever gone to a concert, you need to thank this guy.

Back in the 1960s when rock was young, PA systems were puny and awful. No one had given much thought on how to make live music loud and clear. Then there was the matter of miking and mixing. Concert sound was not just only an ad hoc affair but often an afterthought.

Enter Bob Heil. Starting in 1970, he began a run of innovations that revolutionized concert sound.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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