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PLAY Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 21 1969, 8PM-9PM (59:51)

. . . and Judy sang a song of mine that's making both of us fabulously wealthy . . .

This is Hour Nine of the First and Original History Of Rock And Roll, as broadcast by KHJ between 8 and 9PM on February 21, 1969. Our host is Robert W. Morgan.

This original KHJ Hour features the Folk Music that was part of the variety (not diversity) of mass-appeal Top 40 formats. Many Top 40 hits were Folk hits, first. There's a lot of original American music in this hour, featuring performers like The Weavers, Woody Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, The Highwaymen, and more.

Marv Howard is included along with Danny Baxter and an extended KHJ 20/20 NEWS segment.

Recorded off the air on reel tape by contributor Don Kent, this program defined all the "music documentary" programs that followed. 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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