Welcome To "The Mop Tops and The King" Radio Show
The goal of our radio show is to simply bring joy and happiness to the world through the music of The Beatles and Elvis Presley. In addition to the music of "The Mop Tops and The King", we also play solo Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Pete Best ...yes, even Pete Best, the original drummer of The Beatles) and any "cover" version of any Beatles or Elvis tune! We also have introduced our "Three Degrees Separation of Elvis and The Beatles" policy which allows us to play many artists and songs with "connect-the-dots" ties to "The Mop Tops and The King"! Do we play the Rutles? Yes, The Rutles too! We strive to provide an hour of listening pleasure for our growing audience!
To hear a sample of our radio show please click on the "Listen" tab. To hear the "The Mop Tops and The King" live, please consult the progam schedules for each radio station that carries our show.
Music of The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Much More!
Steve Chelmsford is the host of "The Mop Tops and The King"
Steve Chelmsford has been a fan of The Beatles and Elvis Presley since he was a young boy. Steve got his start in radio when he met Carl Brownfield and Dusty Fenders, two local radio personalities on "Radio Goldfield", a small station in the middle of the Nevada desert. Steve became a member of "The Carl and Dusty Radio Boogie" writing jingles and other musical pieces. After a couple years on the show, Steve begged the station for his own show and they finally granted his request! "The Mop Tops and The King" has been on the air since December 2011.
Steve is also a semi-talented musician/songwriter and played in a band called "The Backward Kings" in the late 1970's through the mid-1990's. In a previous life, Steve was a research engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory for more than 28 years. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife Nancy and sons Steven and Paul.