After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.
Rupert crafted hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.
In her days with The Runaways, Joan Jett saw The Arrows perform "I Love Rock And Roll," which Alan Merrill co-wrote - that story and much more from this glam rock pioneer.