(Topic ID: 249441)

Roger Sharpe - Pinball! The Interviews - Episode 3 - Alvin Gottlieb


By C2CPinball

11 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 33 posts
  • 24 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 63 days ago by cad-kid
  • Topic is favorited by 18 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    There have been 4 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    Roger ep 3 art (resized).jpg
    Roger Sharpe 2 (resized).jpg
    Harry-Williams-photo-by-James-Hamilton-appeared-in-PINBALL-E.P.-Dutton-1977-used-with-permission-from-author-Roger-C.-Sharpe.-191x300 (resized).jpg
    RogerEpi1Art (resized).png

    41
    #1 11 months ago

    Hi all! I am excited to share this first episode of a very exciting project. These will still be uploaded and sent out through the Coast 2 Coast Pinball Feed, so keep that in your podcast player. These interviews that Roger is sharing now are a treasure to pinball history. So glad I could help bring them to life in podcast form.

    Episode 1 - An Evening with Harry Williams
    In the first episode of the series, Nate Shivers talks to Roger Sharpe about his long unheard interviews with some of the all time greats in the pinball business.

    ​Roger interviews famed pinball designer and inventor Harry Williams in 1975. They discuss Harry's long and amazing career working in pinball and the coin-op field. Not to be missed!

    In the mid 1970's, while working on material for his acclaimed book, Pinball!, Roger Sharpe interviewed many of the greatest luminaries in the world of pinball. Now, over 40 years later, we have a chance to hear these rare recordings and discuss them with Roger himself.

    Thanks!

    http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/roger-sharpe-pinball-the-interviews-episode-1_147834

    http://www.coast2coastpinball.com/roger-sharpe---pinball-the-interviews.html
    RogerEpi1Art (resized).png

    #2 11 months ago

    Can we actually hear Harry Williams speak?

    #3 11 months ago

    So cool!!!

    #4 11 months ago

    nice! Thank you for this!

    #5 11 months ago

    Sounds cool.

    #6 11 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Can we actually hear Harry Williams speak?

    Yeah man.. it's almost 80 minutes of him and Roger. The interview was recorded on an old school tape machine, and I did all I could to clean up the audio.. and I have to say... it's such a trip to hear these interviews... so cool. Hope you enjoy.

    Spoiler Alert... You can hear the story of the PENDULUM TILT being invented. From the guy who invented it!

    #7 11 months ago
    Quoted from C2CPinball:

    The interview was recorded on an old school tape machine

    Oh, this is going to be right up my alley!

    Harry Williams moved pinball forward more than anybody else I can think of. What a creative genius the man truly was.

    #8 11 months ago

    Wow...mind blown! Thank you! This is like hearing Moses speak.

    #9 11 months ago

    Here's the man that goes with the voice.

    Harry-Williams-photo-by-James-Hamilton-appeared-in-PINBALL-E.P.-Dutton-1977-used-with-permission-from-author-Roger-C.-Sharpe.-191x300 (resized).jpg
    #10 11 months ago

    Awesome work! Thanks for doing this awesome project!

    #11 11 months ago

    I remember Josh saying a few years back that these tapes existed. Really excited that they're seeing the light of day.
    Thank so much to Roger for sharing them and thanks to Nate for getting them out to the folks.

    #12 11 months ago

    Very cool stuff! Thanks for making the effort to bring these to light. The history that goes along with this hobby is what keeps me going!

    Thanks
    Blake

    #13 11 months ago

    Very VERY delighted that Roger Sharpes archieve is being preserved and shared with us. Don't worry too much about the sound quality. It is not degrading anything to the content. And sometimes processing becomes too excessive. It is great.

    Thanks, Nate and Roger.

    #14 11 months ago

    Wanted to also post in this thread that it is great how you and Roger are sharing these treasures with the rest of the community.

    Thanks again for all you do and looking forward to the next episodes.

    #15 11 months ago

    This is fantastic. Truly enjoyed hearing Harry Williams speak about his early career in pinball and the many devices he pioneered. What an absolute treat.

    I can't wait to hear more.

    Thank you, Nate and Roger!

    #16 11 months ago

    The NYT feature Roger wrote and mentions in this interview is at https://www.nytimes.com/1975/12/28/archives/ping-boing-buzz-tilt-pinball-machines-are-moving-into-family-rooms.html

    December 1972 is the Playboy article, but it's behind a paywall: https://www.iplayboy.com/search?query=pinball

    #18 11 months ago

    Whenever someone complains about about a pinsider calling a machine a “table” they should be referred to this interview.

    Thanks c2c & the Sharpe fam.

    #19 11 months ago

    That was cool !! Keep em coming!!

    I can listen to Roger for hours!!

    Great job Nate !

    1 week later
    #20 11 months ago

    Episode 2 - An Evening with Sam Stern

    ​Roger interviews Sam Stern, founder of Stern Electronics, who at one time was part owner and served as President of Williams Manufacturing Company. Sam is the father of Gary Stern, the Founder and CEO of Stern Pinball. Sam's experience and success as an operator, distributor and most importantly, manufacturer in pinball has undeniably left a lasting impression on the industry.

    This interview took place in Sam's office at Williams in 1975.

    In the mid 1970's, while working on material for his acclaimed book, Pinball!, Roger Sharpe interviewed many of the greatest luminaries in the world of pinball. Now, over 40 years later, we have a chance to hear these rare recordings and discuss them with Roger himself.

    http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/roger-sharpe-pinball-the-interviews-episode-2-sam-stern_148319
    Roger Sharpe 2 (resized).jpg

    http://www.coast2coastpinball.com/roger-sharpe---pinball-the-interviews.html

    #21 11 months ago

    Thanks for doing these, they make interesting listening!

    In the Sam Stern one, when they discuss “pinball in the home”, I think by “cheating angles” Sam is referring to tilt bobs, slam tilt switches and anti lift mechs, as he says “home owners aren’t going to cheat themselves”

    rd

    #22 11 months ago

    These are neat to listen to. You get some insight into the names and faces behind pinball past that made pinball what it is today. Hopefully none of rogers tapes are lost to history. i think even releasing these interviews here he still could do a book about pinball then and now. Shouldn't be hard for roger to get interviews with current people and bs about the past in pinball if he needs more to fill a book. Yes his past in pinball has been posted here and there in bits and pieces that could be reassembled. Just getting him talking about revisiting these is enjoyable. Adding pictures of the games discussed in each interview. I was jumping on pinball database just to put images to the games harry was talking about.

    #23 11 months ago

    Thank you to you and Roger for sharing these historical pinball interviews. Right up there with TopCast for me.

    #24 11 months ago

    when we played again at pinburgh you told me you had something cool coming up.

    no idea it would be this awesome.

    thanks nate and roger

    #25 11 months ago

    I'm loving these series! Besides the great historical interview in each one is the always interesting interview you do with Roger where he talks about what was going on in his life at that time and his thoughts on the interview.

    Thank you to those involved in this project

    #26 11 months ago

    Initial thoughts on the Harry Williams interview: energetic, passionate, sounding person whom I wish I could have met.

    I was especially struck by the story of the young man who invented the free play unit - that one caught me off guard. I was listening along and went "say what?, what happened to him??"

    I had to listen to that bit a second time just to let it soak in - really sad

    Jeremy (Pinball Mayhem)

    #27 11 months ago

    Initial thoughts on the Sam Stern interview: Someone to be respected, he knew his stuff.

    I liked the sounds of the office - the dialing and later the ringing of the telephone.

    I also liked Rogers thoughts on going to the Williams plant. That really got my imagination going on what it would be like to experience that scale of production.

    Jeremy (Pinball Mayhem)

    8 months later
    #28 70 days ago

    Any more of these interview podcast episodes coming out?

    #29 70 days ago

    There will be. Unexpected delays, blah blah blah. But yes... more to come.

    #30 69 days ago
    Quoted from C2CPinball:

    There will be. Unexpected delays, blah blah blah. But yes... more to come.

    Glad to hear that! Was just thinking about these interviews the other day. Looking forward to more!

    1 week later
    #31 63 days ago

    Roger Sharpe - Pinball! The Interviews - Episode 3 - Alvin Gottlieb

    Roger Sharpe interviews Alvin Gottlieb in 1974. They have a wide ranging discussion on the pinball industry, the history of Gottlieb and many topics surrounding the coin-op business in the 1970's.

    In the mid 1970's, while working on material for his acclaimed book, Pinball!, Roger Sharpe interviewed many of the greatest luminaries in the world of pinball. Now, over 40 years later, we have a chance to hear these rare recordings and discuss them with Roger himself.
    *** DATA WARNING, LONG EPISODE, YOU MAY WANT TO DOWNLOAD ON WIFI ***

    http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/roger-sharpe-pinball-the-interviews-episode-3-alvin-gottlieb_156630

    www.coast2coastpinball.com
    facebook.com/coast2coastpinball

    Roger ep 3 art (resized).jpg
    #32 63 days ago

    These are really great so far. I am looking forward to the latest. Thanks for putting this together!

    #33 63 days ago

    Awesome!

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 12.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    COINTAKER.COM
    $ 64.00
    From: $ 395.00
    $ 89.00
    Cabinet Parts
    Pappy's Pinball Palace
    $ 14.95
    Playfield - Other
    Hookedonpinball.com
    $ 229.99
    Lighting - Led
    PinballBulbs
    $ 89.99
    $ 69.99
    Lighting - Led
    PinballBulbs
    $ 149.95
    Boards
    Allteksystems
    $ 90.00
    Lighting - Under Cabinet
    Rock Custom Pinball
    $ 45.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    The MOD Couple
    From: $ 42.00
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 10.00
    Playfield - Decals
    Mods for your pinballs
    $ 15.45
    Gameroom - Decorations
    KAHR.US Circuits
    $ 6,300.00
    Pinball Machine
    Pinball Pro
    € 159.00
    Cabinet - Toppers
    FlipperLED
    $ 51.45
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lermods
    $ 79.99
    Cabinet - Armor And Blades
    PinGraffix Pinside Shop
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    From: $ 42.00
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 128.00
    Playfield - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 74.00
    Cabinet - Armor And Blades
    Id Rather Play Pinball
    $ 18.99
    Eproms
    Matt's Basement Arcade
    From: $ 15.00

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside