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The RockIt Scientist
on 1485 Radio Today


1485 Radio Today
Also on DStv
Audio Channel 70

The RockIt Scientist is a very diverse music programme that features Progressive/ Hard/ Classic Rock, Blues, Brass Rock, Latin/ African Rock, Jazz and Metal music.

As "non-commercial/ non-Top 40" music ranging from the mid sixties to the present day is featured, the intention is to cater for the more discerning music listener, with no age limits or restrictions imposed or implied. An open mind and a love of music is mandatory!

The programme, which is broadcast on 1485am Radio Today, every Friday evening between 10pm and 1am, is presented by Leon Economides, who has worked with radio greats such as Tony Sanderson (Chuckle and Chat Show on Radio 5), Chris Prior (The Priority Feature on Radio 5), Phil Wright (The Dinosaur Days on 5fm), and Rafe Lavine (Rock Classics and The Great Unknowns on Radio 5, and the original RockIt Scientists on SAfm).

Radio Today is also available nationwide on the DStv Audio Channel 70.


Dave Sharp's Lists
  • 01.Deep Purple - Machine Head
  • 02.Deep Purple - Made In Japan
  • 03.Deep Purple - Burn
  • 04.The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Live at Carnegie 1963
  • 05.Jimmy Smith -Walk On The Wild Side
  • 06.The Oscar Peterson Trio - A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra
  • 07.Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
  • 08.Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Way It Is
  • 09.Bad Company - Bad Co
  • 10.Return To Forever, feat. Chick Corea - Romantic Warrior
  • 11.AC/DC - Back In Black
  • 12.Gino Vannelli - Brother To Brother
  • 13.Bily Cobham - Spectrum
  • 14.The Peddlers - Live In London
  • 15.Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Step
  • 16.Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
  • 17.Macy Gray - On How Life Is
  • 18.Niacin - Niacin
  • 19.Weather Report - Heavy Weather
  • 20.Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends
  • 21.Focus - Moving Waves
  • 22.John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, feat. Eric Clapton - The Beano Album
  • 23.Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues
  • 24.George Benson - Weekend In LA
  • 25.Led Zeppelin - IV
  • 26.Booker T & The MG's - Best Of Booker T & The MG's
  • 27.Eric Clapton - From The Cradle
  • 28.Jeff Beck - Truth
  • 29.Dixie Dregs - Free Fall
  • 30.Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive

Favourite Musicians:

Rock Guitar: Ritchie Blackmore/Jeff Beck/Angus Young
Blues Guitar: Stevie Ray Vaughan/BB King
Jazz Guitar: Barney Kessel/George Benson
Fusion Guitar: Al Di Meola/Bill Connors
Rock Drums: Ian Paice
Jazz Drums: Joe Morello
Fusion Drums: Billy Cobham/Dave Weckl
Rock Organ: Jon Lord
Jazz Organ: Jimmy Smith
R & B/Soul/Gospel Organ: Booker T Jones
Rock Keyboard/Synth: Keith Emerson
Fusion Keyboard/Synth: Chick Corea
Synth Soloist: Jan Hammer/Chick Corea/Tom Coster
Jazz Piano: Dave Brubeck/Oscar Peterson
Contemporary Piano: Bruce Horsby/Bill Payne/David Foster
Rock Piano: Billy Preston/Nicky Hopkins
Rock Bass: Billy Sheehan/Roger Glover/ Mel Schacher/Gary Thain/Lee Sklar
Jazz Bass: Ray Brown
Fusion Bass: Jaco Pastorious
Sax: Paul Desmond
Vocals: Ian Gillan/David Coverdale/ Glenn Hughes/Paul Rogers/Tina Turner/ Robbie Williams/Frank Sinatra/ Joe Cocker/Robert Plant/Faith Hill/ Macy Gray/Natalie Cole/Joe Jackson/ Ray Charles/Aretha Franklin

Dave Sharp is keyboardist for Off The Edge.

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