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Roger Bennett Tackles His Favorite Songs on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project

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Santa Monica, CA (February 1, 2017) – The latest installment of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project, hosted by Eric J. Lawrence, features Roger “Rog” Bennett co-host of the wildly popular Men in Blazers podcast and weekly show on the NBC Sports Network. While soccer – particularly the English Premier League – is his one true love, music also holds a special place in his heart and the Liverpool native shares favorites from his youth.

For Bennett’s Guest DJ set, he highlights songs that exemplify his fascination with America. “I grew up in Liverpool, England in the 1980s. It was a dark time in a changing England. And in Liverpool there were only two things that mattered: one was football, the other was music. And I loved both. So for this show I tried to choose five tracks from that formative period that ultimately lured me to the United States like a siren tempting ancient mariners onto the rocks.”

Roger Bennett Guest DJ Project Tracklist:

1. Simon and Garfunkel — I Am a Rock

2. Blondie — Hanging on the Telephone

3. Stevie Wonder —  Living For the City

4. Tracy Chapman  — Fast Car

5. Lena Horne – Now!

To listen to the full episode, click here.

KCRW’s Guest DJ Project is an online-only production that features an array of cultural luminaries sharing and discussing songs that have inspired and moved them. Past guests on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project include Emeril Lagasse, Joe Mantegna, Andy Cohen, D’Angelo Russell, Bruce Campbell, Bill Hader, John Krasinski, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, W Kamau Bell, Dr. Neil deGrass Tyson, Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Lee Curtis, and many more. All previous episodes can be found here.

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