. . . and a dash of good, clean filth . . .
[Description by Uncle Ricky, April 11 2004]
"This is a Sneak Preview of the Silver Anniversary Edition of
As of the debut of this exhibit on April 11, 2004, this is a demo for the last
Lots of outstanding voice work by Bill Drake. Has he done any voice work since then? Great scripts, delightful production. First-Class! You'll hear about and from Dion DiMucci, Elvis Presley, Smokey Robinson, The Beatles, 10cc, Diana Ross, Chicago, Barry Manilow, the Bee Gees, Kenny Rogers, Donna Summer, and Billy Joel.
I bought this syndicated feature for my radio station (KROY-FM) in 1981. We ran some TV spots to promote it, and I think we got some new listeners. We dutifully returned the LPs after our contracted period. I still wonder what happened to the returned LPs. Did they end up on E-Bay, or did Drake-Chenault destroy their product before disappearing into radio legend? And how many radio station people just took them home instead of returning them?
And, I heard that there's some sort of new plan for an updated edition of The History of Rock and Roll, under the dubious auspices of That Giant Radio Conglomerate. I can't wait to hear Ryan Seacrest detail the histories of popular "hip-hop" artists. "After parole, he had two number one hits before being shot to death by unknown assailants".
Hey, I remember when "Hanky Panky" was Number One, but I never wanted to murder Tommy James And The Shondells.
Our thanks again to Curt Lundgren for the last great demo of the Drake-Chenault era.
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