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PLAY Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 21 1969, 9PM-10PM (57:46)

. . . Everybody's talkin' 'bout a new way of walkin' . . .

This is Hour Ten of the First and Original History Of Rock And Roll, as broadcast by KHJ between 9 and 10PM on February 21, 1969. Our host is Robert W. Morgan.

This hour is very folksy, in fact, it's all about folksy folks, with too much attention (in retrospect) paid to Donovan. There are several fairly obscure Donovan recordings here. There are also some bizarre and exciting electronic sounds of the era, magically generated at the time of recording, permanently identifying the source as Don Kent, our much-appreciated contributor.

This was the first "Rockumentary", produced by Program Director Ron Jacobs. Following the unprecedented success of this legendary broadcast, Jacobs left KHJ later that year. RKO made the show available to the other stations in their group, narrated by station-specific talent. When RKO was done with it, Drake-Chenault offered a re-recorded version in syndication three times between 1972 and 1982. An edited version (no jingle) of the last release, narrated by Bill Drake, was still in syndication as of 2006.

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