I'll be doing Michael Stock's FOLK AND ACOUSTIC radio show this Sunday, September 19th, sometime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tune in and listen to me shamelessly hawking the screening of the brand-new documentary: BOB LIND Perspective.
If you live in South Florida, you can hear the show on WLRN 91.3 FM.
If you're out of range, you can listen live online here:
The first-ever public showing of the film will be at THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING in Boca Raton.
For more about BOB LIND Perspective, by director Paul Surratt, visit my website:
Info on buying the DVD: http://www.boblind.com/merchan.html
Info on the world premiere screening in South Florida: http://www.boblind.com/tour.html
or call (561) 368-8248.
I hope to see you there.
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS' Landmark #1 Album
"Band On the Run" To Be Reissued
Paul's Epic #1 Album From 1973 Will Be Available In Multiple Configurations Featuring Remastered Rare Bonus Audio & Video Content With Special Exclusive PackagingNovember 1st in the UKNovember 2nd in the USGet a free download of A Trip To Lagos featuring Paul McCartney & Wings -
MPL and the Concord Music Group are pleased to announce the re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings’ iconic Band on the Run.
Heralded as one of the greatest albums of all time, the GRAMMY winning, smash # 1 album - originally released December of 1973 - yielded the immortal title track and world-wide hit “Jet” becoming Wings’ most successful and celebrated album ever.
Paul personally supervised all aspects of the Band on the Run reissue. The remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles’ catalog.
Band on the Run will be available in a variety of formats originating with the single disc digitally remastered, essential 9-track standard edition.
The 3 disc (2 CD, 1 DVD) special edition features nine bonus audio tracks (including the top 10 smash “Helen Wheels”), rare footage of the McCartneys in Lagos and behind-the-scenes at the famous album cover shoot, original Band on the Run promotional video clips, the One Hand Clapping television special (highlighted by studio performances filmed at Abbey Road in 1974) all with beautifully enhanced packaging.
Collectors will be especially thrilled by the 4 disc (3 CD, 1 DVD) deluxe edition which adds an extraordinary 120-page hard bound book containing many unseen and unpublished photos by Linda McCartney and Clive Arrowsmith, album and single artwork, downloadable hi-res audio versions of the remastered album and bonus audio tracks, a full history of the album complete with a new interview with Paul and expanded track by track information for all four discs. The deluxe edition also includes a special Band on the Run audio documentary (originally produced for the 25th Anniversary edition.)
The original remastered album and bonus audio content will also be issued in a 2 disc 180gm audiophile vinyl edition that comes with an MP3 download of all 18 tracks. Lastly, the standard and deluxe versions of Band on the Run will be available digitally worldwide.
The musical achievement of Band on the Run is nearly matched by the amazing story behind its creation. Intrigued with recording abroad in the summer of 1973, McCartney searched for a list of studios around the world. Spotting one in the remote location of Lagos, Nigeria, he became enthralled with the idea of recording in Africa.
Days before departure, lead guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Seiwell quit the band, leaving the entire project to the three core members, Paul, his wife Linda McCartney and band-member Denny Laine (along with recording engineer Geoff Emerick). Recorded in August and September of 1973 (with further work done at AIR Studios in London in October 1973), they persevered through a tumultuous, yet creatively invigorating two month recording process, battling difficult studio conditions, oppressive heat and a dangerous mugging at knife point. The thieves made off with the demo tapes (among other valuables), forcing the band to record the entire album from memory.
Band on the Run triumphed both critically and commercially. The album topped the US album chart 3 separate times, won a Grammy and went on to sell more than 7 million copies. Upon the release of Band on the Run, then Rolling Stone reviewer Jon Landau famously gushed, “The finest record yet released by any of the four musicians who were once called The Beatles.”
Paul is currently playing five songs from the album on his ‘Up and Coming Tour’. Live favorites over the last 8 years of touring have included “Jet”, “Band on the Run” and “Let Me Roll It”. In 2008 when Paul played a free outdoor show to over 500,000 people in Kiev, a Ukrainian poll listed “Mrs Vandebilt” as their all time favorite Paul McCartney song. It’s been included in the set ever since. At the start of this tour Paul added “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five” to the set.
Band on the Run marks the first release from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, an ambitious reissue program that encompasses 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history. It’s also the initial physical release of the recently announced agreement between McCartney’s MPL and Concord Music Group to globally market and distribute Paul’s venerated solo and Wings catalogue.
Wow, the Growing Bolder people just completed a new one hour interview with Roger McGuinn and his adorable wife Camilla. The first two segments are on video the entire interview complete with music is also attached. Just a great story with great music. Please check it out and ENJOY!
"Wild" Bill Cody
http://growingbolder.com/media/entertainment/music/roger-mcguinn-in-studio-part-1-670336.html#content_tabs Part 1 Video
http://growingbolder.com/media/entertainment/music/roger-mcguinn-in-studio-part-2-672000.html#content_tabs Part 2 Video
http://growingbolder.com/media/gb-exclusives/gb-radio-show/gb-radio-show-an-hour-with-roger-649067.html#content_tabs Entire 1 hour interview
Rhino Handmade To Release Three Disc Deluxe Edition Of The Monkees’
Album, Head, In Tandem With Criterion Collection Box Set
As many Criterion fans are surely aware, the cult film Head, starring The Monkees, will soon be released as part of the box set America Lost And Found: The BBS Story. Preceding this cinematic bonanza by a month, Rhino Handmade will be releasing an expanded 3-CD edition of the film’s soundtrack on October 26, chock-full of previously unreleased goodies and rarities.
While this will certainly appeal more to hardcore Monkees fans than the average Criterion collector, it is worth noting that The Monkees’ music is not without merit, and the Head soundtrack in particular was one of their more adventurous albums. From the get-go as a pop band manufactured for television in 1966 by Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson, The Monkees chafed under the control of music coordinator Don Kirshner, who commissioned songs to be written (by professional songwriters such as Neil Diamond, Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, and Harry Nilsson) and recorded the instrumental tracks largely without the participation of the band members who, although not lacking in musical ability, were dismissed by Kirshner as mere actors. (Their second album, 1967’s More Of The Monkees, was released without the band’s knowledge of its very existence; legend has it they had to go out and buy copies for themselves like everybody else since the record company didn’t even bother to give them one.)
Tired of being dismissed by the rock cognoscenti as the “Prefab Four”, they eventually wrested control of their music away from Kirshner, and promptly set about recording an album written and performed largely on their own; the result, Headquarters, shot straight to number one on the charts … and was knocked off its perch just one week later by an obscure cult album of dubious renown, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. (Kirshner, meanwhile, moved on to a more cooperative group: The Archies. Cartoons can’t argue.)
By 1968, The Monkees’ TV series had been canceled, and Head was conceived by Rafelson and co-writer / co-producer Jack Nicholson to explode the band’s clean-cut, safe-for-all-ages image (guitarist Mike Nesmith — the one whose mother invented Liquid Paper and thus had enough money to skip every Monkees reunion of the last thirty years — has stated that Rafelson and Nicholson intended to “kill” the band for good and all). The movie pretty much did the trick: after its November 1968 release, The Monkees had been largely written off, and indeed began disintegrating as a band shortly thereafter.
Regardless of what one may think of the film, however — and the opinions may soon beflying hither and yon on THAT topic — the soundtrack album is pretty catchy. Assembled by Nicholson, the Head album is a somewhat unique collage of songs and dialogue snippets from the film spoken by band members (“I’d like a glass of cold gravy with a hair in it, please”), several performers who made cameo appearances such as Victor Mature and Frank Zappa, and seemingly random citizens of the world (“Are you telling me that you don’t see the connection between government and laughing atpeople?”).
I say “somewhat” unique because the album is clearly influenced by Zappa’s mindbending 1967 album Lumpy Gravy, which was even more daring in its avant-garde, seemingly haphazard collage of rock, orchestral music, strange sounds, and improvised dialogue from a group of people who live in a piano. You heard me.
The songs are a solid lot, from Peter Tork’s psychedelic “Can You Dig It?” to Harry Nilsson’s rollicking “Daddy’s Song”, from Nesmith’s burning rocker “Circle Sky” to the absolutely sublime “Porpoise Song (Theme From Head)” — written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, authors of such pop classics as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “TheLoco-Motion” — which is arguably one of the loveliest songs The Monkees ever recorded.
And, in spite of the band’s desire for more control over their music, these songs were recorded with the assistance of some of the finest musicians lurking round Los Angeles studios at the time, including Jerry Scheff (bass player for Elvis Presley’s TCB band), Dewey Martin (drummer for the Buffalo Springfield), guitarist Ry Cooder (composer for another Criterion title, Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas) and Neil Young (not to be confusedwith Young Neil).
The deluxe edition of the Head soundtrack has been compiled with the participation of Andrew Sandoval, mastermind of many previous Monkees reissues for Rhino Records, as well as producer of several wonderful Rhino collections such as the recent Big Star box set Keep An Eye On The Sky and the deluxe reissue of Love’s immortal album Forever Changes.
Pre-orders commence on September 20 at Rhino’s website (www.rhino.com), and everyone who pre-orders from their website will also get a bonus 7” single (hey kids, remember 7” singles? You don’t? Crap, I’m old).
For those who still enjoy physical media, it would be a nice way to support Rhino Records, a label that has produced innumerable outstanding collections of classic rock and pop, but nevertheless were forced to lay off many of their employees last year … and, rumor has it, are expected to lay off more very soon due to the increasingly precarious condition of the major label music industry.
Again, for the casual Monkees fan and even for many a die-hard Criterion fan, it may be a bit much — especially at $60 a pop — but for the devoted Head-heads out there, it’s a must. So you better get ready — they will be coming to your town ….
From the Press Release:
Rhino Handmade Expands The Cult Classic’s Soundtrack Into A Three-Disc Boxed Set With 21 Unreleased Tracks, Outtakes, Rarities, And Live Performances
Pre-Order Beginning September 20 Exclusively At Rhino.com
And Receive A Bonus 7" With Two Previously Unreleased Instrumentals
Boxed Set Arrives October 26
LOS ANGELES – Ahead of its time when it was released in 1968, Head has emerged over the years as a cult classic from the psychedelic era. Produced by Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson, the surreal odyssey stars The Monkees — Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork.
While the film did not achieve commercial success, its soundtrack contains some of the quartet’s finest and most daring work. Rhino Handmade expands the superbly strange soundtrack, originally compiled by Jack Nicholson, as a three-disc boxed set that features 21 previously unreleased tracks, outtakes, rarities, and live performances, plus an entire disc containing a rare interview with Jones recorded in 1968 for radio broadcast.
All those who pre-order, will receive a bonus 7" that includes unreleased instrumental versions of “Porpoise Song” and “As We Go Along.” The collection comes in a 7" x 7" deluxe box with a mirrored finish like the original vinyl release. Due out October 26, HEAD (DELUXE EDITION) will be availablefor pre-order beginning September 20 exclusively at Rhino for a suggested list price of $59.98. Later this year, the Criterion Collection will release Head as part of America Lost And Found: The BBS Story, a compilation of innovative films produced between 1968 and 1972 by Rafelson and Bert Schneider (cocreators of The Monkees) and Steve Blauner. The BBS Story boxed set will be available on Blu-ray November 23 and DVD December 14.
Head features a new, restored high-definition digital transfer (with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray edition). The extras include new audio commentaries by Dolenz, Tork, and Jones, and an interview with Rafelson.
HEAD (DELUXE EDITION) begins with the original soundtrack remastered, including “Porpoise Song” the film’s theme written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Nesmith’s rocker “Circle Sky,” Tork’s “Can You Dig It,” Jones singing Harry Nilsson’s “Daddy’s Song,” and Dolenz singing “As We Go Along,” a track penned by Carole King and Toni Stern (who later composed the chart topper “You’ve Got A Friend”). Also included from the original soundtrack are bits of dialogue from the film and incidental music conducted by Ken Thorne, who composed music for The Beatles’ film Help!
The first disc’s bonus tracks present alternate stereo mixes for nearly every song, except “Can You Dig It” which is featured as a rough stereo mix with Tork singing instead of Dolenz, and “Daddy’s Song” which is remixed with a section that was never originally used in the film or soundtrack album. The disc also features an unreleased stereo mix of the album’s closing audio collage: “Swami – Plus Strings.”
Disc two is dedicated to outtakes and rarities, including mono mixes for every track along with unreleased mono movie mixes for “Can You Dig It” and “Daddy’s Song.” The unreleased gems include an alternate version of “Ditty Diego – War Chant,” a satirical send-up of the theme to The Monkees television series written by Nicholson and Rafelson, plus “California, Here It Comes,” a song heard briefly in 1969 playing over the credits of The Monkees’ television special 33 Revolutions Per Monkee. The disc also includes a rare live set from the Valley Music Hall in Salt Lake City from the spring of 1968. The performances were recorded for the film, but ultimately only one track (“CircleSky”) was used. The unreleased live tracks from this set include the Headquarters-era gems “You Just May Be The One,” “Sunny Girlfriend,” and “You Told Me.”
The final disc contains a radio interview with Jones about the album that was issued in 1968 by Colgems as a promotional LP. The disc also includes full tracks and excerpts from the Head soundtrack that were interspersed throughout the interview. Deluxe booklet features new liner notes by Andrew Sandoval and Rachel Lichtman highlighted by brand-new interviews with Michael Nesmith and director Bob Rafelson about Head, in addition to dozens of unpublished color photos.
HEAD (DELUXE EDITION) Track Listing
Disc 1 – Original LP … Plus
1. Opening Ceremony
2. “Porpoise Song” (Theme From Head) – The Monkees
3. “Ditty Diego – War Chant” – The Monkees
4. “Circle Sky” – The Monkees
6. “Can You Dig It” – The Monkees
9. “As We Go Along” – The Monkees
11. “Daddy’s Song” – The Monkees
13. “Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again” – The Monkees
14. “Swami – Plus Strings (Ken Thorne), Etc.”
15. “Porpoise Song” (Theme From Head) (Alternate Stereo Mix) – The Monkees
16. “Ditty Diego –War Chant” (Alternate Stereo Mix) – The Monkees
17. “Circle Sky” (Alternate Stereo Mix) – The Monkees
18. “Can You Dig It” (Peter’s Vocal – Stereo Rough Mix) – The Monkees
*19. “As We Go Along” (Alternate Stereo Mix) – The Monkees
20. “Daddy’s Song” (Remix with slow verse) – The Monkees
*21. “Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again” (Alternate Stereo Mix) – The Monkees
22. “Swami – Plus Strings (Ken Thorne), Etc.” (Alternate Stereo Mix)
*23. “Happy Birthday To You” (Alternate Stereo Mix) – The Monkees
*24. “Ditty Diego” (Session) – The Monkees
*Disc 2 – Outtakes And Rarities
1. Head Promo “Coming Soon”
2. “Porpoise Song” (Theme From Head) (Mono Single Mix) – The Monkees
3. “Ditty Diego – War Chant” (Mono Mix) – The Monkees
*4. “Circle Sky” (Mono Mix) – The Monkees
*5. “Can You Dig It” (Mono Mix) – The Monkees
*6. “As We Go Along” (Mono Single Mix) – The Monkees
7. “Daddy’s Song” (Mono Mix) – The Monkees
*8. “Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again” (Mono Mix) – The Monkees *9. “Porpoise Song” (Theme From Head) (Rough Mono Mix) – The Monkees
*10. “Ditty Diego” (Alternate Version) – The Monkees
*11. “Circle Sky” (Alternate Mono Mix) – The Monkees
*12. “Can You Dig It” (Peter’s Vocal) – The Monkees
13. “Daddy’s Song” (Mike’s Vocal) – The Monkees
14. “Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again” (Rough Mix Acetate) – The Monkees
*15. “Can You Dig It” (Mono Movie Mix) – The Monkees
*16. “Daddy’s Song” (Mono Movie Mix) – The Monkees
*17. Head Promo “Now Playing”
18. Introduction To Live Show – The Monkees
*19. “You Just May Be The One” (Live) – The Monkees
*20. “Sunny Girlfriend” (Live) – The Monkees
*21. “You Told Me” (Live) – The Monkees
*22. “Circle Sky” (Live) – The Monkees
23. “California, Here It Comes” – The Monkees
*Disc 3 – Head Open-End Radio Special Interview Platter With Davy Jones
1. “Circle Sky” (Excerpt) – The Monkees
2. Davy Jones Interview, Pt. 1
3. “Can You Dig It” (Excerpt) – The Monkees
4. Davy Jones Interview, Pt. 2
5. “Daddy’s Song” – The Monkees
6. Davy Jones Interview, Pt. 3
7. “Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again” – The Monkees
8. Davy Jones Interview, Pt. 4
9. “Porpoise Song” (Theme From Head) – The Monkees
10. Davy Jones Interview, Pt. 5
11. “Can You Dig It” (Excerpt) – The Monkees*
re: FROM YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE INSTRUMENTALS ... :
I really liked the article.
Santo & Johnny
re: ... TO THE ONE HUNDRED WORST SONGS EVER:
The worst 100 songs list is not too bad as those things go. There are a few decent tunes on it, but the great bulk of the list is indeed horrible. I would take off a couple of the alternative style tracks and put more rap stuff on, which is mostly hideous!
>>>And our VERY SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS go out to Janis Johnson of Chicago, IL, who won a free pair of ticket to see Peter Noone and Micky Dolenz at The Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana, on Saturday, October 23rd ... courtesy of Peter Noone himself! Have a GREAT time at the concert! (kk)
>>>Ohmygosh, Kent! You are kidding me, right????? Okay, got to tell you what a fan I am but before I say another word: THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I have been his fan 4Ever, am the age of an original fan, and have entered every Herman concert every time he has had one! I don't win, but I just sit and daydream (used to be to win a kiss from Herman, date from Herman, jacket from Herman ... modern day contests have been concert tickets, or backstage passes ... I have NEVER won, but then, most people don't of course! He has a zillion fans who enter!!!!! I am stunned!!!!!! And I couldn't believe when I read your site and also the email updates and saw that he had given tickets! I just thought, how beyond cool! Yes, I am absolutely able to attend this concert, I mean, come on!!!! Are you kidding me????? I feel like driving there tonight and "queuing" up! (I always start throwing British words around when I think of 'erman!!!! I always wanted to be his fab bird!!!!!) Totally, totally thrilled. Can't believe it. Thank you!!!!!!!! Best, Best, Best!!!!! (Janis)
Janis, you lucky dog!!!! Congratulations, you deserve it. I got a kick out of this email. Have fun at the concert. : )
I am really happy that this went to a true, long-time fan ... I think Janis felt a little guilty ... but she's going to the concert anyway!!! (lol) And she ABSOLUTELY deserves it! (kk)
Talk about a last blast of summer!!! (okay, the concert will be in fall, but I heard the news as summer is waning!) You really did thrill me!!!I would imagine that Herman would like to attract new fans with his contests (and he gathers new fans well and often, of course!) so a pinch of me felt guilty that I am just same-old, same-old, but that being said, I have entered every Herman contest, everywhere, every radio station, every magazine, and finally, finally won!!!!! Thank you, again (and again, and again!!!!!)
Have a BLAST at the concert ... and I know you will! (kk)
re: PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS:
Once a Paul Revere and the Raiders fan, always a Raiders fan. If you are interested in having the four hour special that Hoss did on RockandRollHeaven.net, please contact Mason Ramsey and tell him that you would like to purchase a copy of the interview.
America's Coast to Coast Entertainment Network
re: THE BUDDY HOLLY FOUNDATION:
Thank you so much for posting those two items. Regarding the Buddy Holly Foundation, they've picked eight recipients so far, I'm anxious to see who the other ten will be!
re: AND, SPEAKING OF FOUNDATIONS NEEDING YOUR HELP ... :
Pepsi is listing the Sixties Museum on the Pepsi Refresh America Project at refresheverything.com/sixtiesmueum. You can vote every day in September, that is 30 votes for the museum. If we get enough votes, Pepsi will contribute $250,000 dollars toward getting a building for the museum in the NW suburbs. That means about 300,000 people coming to town, jobs and at least something happening. Please tell family and friends. We need more votes to make the museum a reality. Please vote and help spread the word.
George Pedersen / VP Sixties Museum, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is GREAT news, George ... we have been campaigning for this dream to become a reality for quite some time now. (Obviously, we have a vested interest in preserving the '60's!!! lol) Happy to pass this info along ... and hoping that all of our readers will visit the website and do what they can to help. (kk)
We had difficulty finding the proper place to vote when we visited the Pepsi website ... so I asked George if he could provide a little better direction on how to do so ... here's the scoop:
They don't make it easy. Go to www.refresheverything.com/sixtiesmuseum. Or you can put sixties museum in the search box on the top of the site. I just voted so it takes you right to the vote spot. Thanks for the support. You aren't the only one who has had problems.
re: LESLEY GORE:
Speaking of Lesley Gore, this is probably my all time favorite that she sang. I think it was in a movie also but can't think of the name of it. ("Young And Foolish")
Lesley had one of the most distinctive voices in pop music at the time ... VERY powerful yet perfectly suited to virtually everything she sang. She was able to branch out into both television and movies. (Who can forget her appearance on Batman as Pussycat, one of Catwoman's hench-women?!?!?) I'm not sure if "Young And Foolish" is from one of those movies or not, but it IS a very pretty song! (kk)
I loved that Lesley Gore track you featured today!!!! (You've Come Back)
Yep, one of MY all-time favorites by her, too. Lesley could REALLY sing ... and although most of her biggest hits were up-tempo pop tunes, she could send shivers up your spine when she tackled a ballad. (kk)
re: ANOTHER LOSS:
Wow, I remember being a card carrying member of Pogo's KIMN Hi-Fi Coke Club in the late 50's early 60's, and I made my parents take me to Zale's Jewlers in Downtown Denver to see him in the snake pit, then again on S Broadway to Pappy Fry Plymouth to see him high atop a flagpole for days! He's the one that inspired me to do a bunch of goofy stunts and break a couple of world records during my radio career ... Pogo will be missed!
Obituary: Stunt-spinning DJ Pogo Poge kept teens tuned to rock 'n' roll
By Virginia Culver The Denver Post
Pogo Poge would do almost anything to get people to listen to KIMN radio.
Sometimes that included setting a world record for sitting on a Ferris wheel. Or spending two weeks in a snake pit with more than 100 snakes, some poisonous, a stunt that put him in the hospital.
Poge, whose real name was Morgan Branch White, died of heart problems Sept. 2 in a Provo, Utah, hospital. He was 86.
Poge was in Colorado and later in Honolulu during the heyday of disc jockeys doing wacky things to get attention.
In 1984, Denver Post television critic Clark Secrest called him "Denver's favorite disc jockey ever."
"There was some ham in him," said his son, Steve White of Austin, Texas. "He always had to be the center of attention."
White lived in Denver from 1957 until 1964. After moving to Honolulu in 1964, he did amateur theater and appeared on TV's "Hawaii Five-0."
When Secrest was a reporter, he was sent out on a slow-news Saturday night to 16th Street by an editor who told him "to see what was going on."
Secrest listened as teen-laden cars cruised 16th and 17th streets downtown and "every one of them had their radios tuned to KIMN and Poge," said Secrest.
"It was like a gigantic stereo system," said Secrest, of Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Secrest called White "personable," someone "who connected with the kids. No one who heard him ever forgot him, as they did other DJs."
White and the snakes were on 16th Street at the dug-out site of a Zale's Jewelry store for 13 days. White was bitten by a water moccasin and was hospitalized because the antidote was given incorrectly, said Steve White.
Known for his outrageous costumes, White once bounced on a pogo stick from Denver to Boulder and another time sat atop a flagpole at a South Broadway used-car lot for days. Another time, he broadcast while sitting on a giant block of ice.
On one April Fool's Day, he played "Tom Dooley" for the entire day, although at the end of each playing he would announce another number. It always turned out to be "Tom Dooley," said his daughter, Tonya Riches of Murray, Utah.
He was a hero to many teens because he gave them advice over the air, according to a 1976 Denver Post story.
He also emceed gigantic "sock hops" at Mammoth Gardens (now the Fillmore) that featured some of the era's leading rock 'n' roll figures.
In Hawaii, White was a fixture on a popular television show, "Checkers and Pogo" a kids' program that ran two hours after school weekdays.
Morgan Branch White was born in Monroe, Utah, on July 25, 1924, and earned a degree in speech and drama from Utah State College. He married Mildred Tanner on June 5, 1951.
White was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as a young man, served on a church mission to Sweden. He hosted many events for charitable organizations.
In addition to his wife, son and daughter, he is survived by three other sons: Morgan White of Sevier, Utah; Kimo White and Keoni White both of Salt Lake City; his sister, Beth Nordgren of Salt Lake; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.
Stunt-spinning DJ Pogo Poge kept teens tuned to rock 'n' roll - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/obituaries/ci_16053274#ixzz0zWhJav8W
re: COMING SOON TO A MOVIE THEATER NEAR YOU:
Last week it was announced that Borat has been cast as Freddie Mercury, the dynamic lead singer of Queen. Strange as this may seem, I can kinda see it ... from a looks perspective. (But Sacha Baron Cohen is so much taller than Freddie Mercury was ... and I'm sure the singing will all have to be dubbed in from the original recordings ... unless they can convince Adam Lambert to give it a go!) Of course from a bare-butt trousers perspective, Cohen's a shoe-in. And this just days after the announcement that Brad Pitt has been cast to play Jerry Lee Lewis in another new bio-pic. (OK, I can buy Borat ... but this one not so much!) Dennis Quaid has already portrayed The Killer before on film ... and, with other faux Jerry Lee's stealing the show in "The Million Dollar Quartet" all over the country on stage, I suppose this was a natural ... but Brad Pitt??? I don't think ANYONE has ever accused Jerry Lee Lewis of being a pretty boy! (kk)
I just heard a Tommy James interview on the radio. He said his book "Me, The Mob & The Music" is going to be made into a movie and a play in the next two years.
Yes, of course, we broke that story about three months ago here in Forgotten Hits ... but it's great to see that WCBS-FM is finally catching up! (kk)
re: RECORD STORES:
RollingStone.com recently ran a poll spotlighting The Best Record Stores in the USA ... see if YOUR favorite is on the list (or make your travel plans accordingly!!! lol) kk
Click here: The Best Record Stores in the USA: The top 25 spots for unique vinyl and CDs, from San Francisco to Boston Rolli
re: CAMEO / PARKWAY:
Just saw your website, Forgotten Hits. It was your piece on Cameo / Parkway, Len Barry, etc., that I was especially interested in.
I have a website devoted to Cameo Parkway. Perhaps some of your visitors would find it interesting.
Happy to pass the info along, Dave. We've done two lengthy series on Cameo / Parkway in the past (so long ago that neither are on the website anymore ... but you WILL find our interviews with John Madara there ... as well as our coverage from the recent Philadelphia International fire) ... hopefully still enough to interest some of YOUR website visitors, too! (kk)
re: DIGGIN' FORGOTTEN HITS:
We would fade away without your site!
Most people spent this morning doing the NY Times crossword puzzle. We spent our precious time reading every inch of Forgotten Hits. Your passion, for getting this info out to us is a gift from the heart. Forgotten Hits is our discovery of the fountain of youth!.
Thanks, you are the BEST!
Mare V.Z. and Family
I LOVE Forgotten Hits. I’m a retired (now in IT) jock from So Cal, but Chicago is my home, so you have probably never heard of me. But Biondi and Doremus got me interested in radio, and I kept it up for 20 years.
(aka: T. Michael Jordan … followed by 20 stations)
Glad to have you on board, Tom ... share some of those radio memories with us from time to time! (kk)
re: NEXT WEEK IN FORGOTTEN HITS:
You'll find more of your comments in the days ahead ...
Tomorrow, we take one more look at The Ides Of March ...
On Tuesday, it's your "Last Blast Of Summer" / Summer Countdowns Comments ...
And then on Wednesday, another edition of our "Helping Out Our Readers" feature.
Kots of neat stuff in the days ahead ... so please stop back and visit!