INTERVIEW – America’s Gerry Beckley On Great George Martin Memories

This is the first of five videos on our interview with one of the lead voices of America – Gerry Beckley. I also had a chance to do a long 90 minute interview with Dan Peek who left America in 1977 to go solo. We lost Dan in 2011. We are just cleaning up that interview right now.

In 1974 on their third album “Holiday” America got to work with one of their idols Beatles producer George Martin who produced seven of their albums. Beckley shared a few interesting stories about Martin, who we lost in 2016. First I asked if their parting in 1979 was mutual. (Clip 10)

We will have more from our exclusive interview with Gerry Beckley of America next Friday. America are currently on tour. Go to for details – by John Beaudin

John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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