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PLAY Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 22, 1969 2PM-3PM (01:01:25)

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Would you consider yourself a heavy drinker?
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Picture of
Marv Howard

Picture of
Little Richard

Picture of
Screamin' Jay Hawkins

[Description by Uncle Ricky from notes by contributor Don Kent]

This is Hour 27 of the First and Original History Of Rock And Roll, as broadcast by KHJ/Los Angeles between 2PM and 3PM on Saturday, February 22, 1969. Our host is Robert W. Morgan. An additional highlight of this hour is a 20/20 newscast delivered by long-time KHJ newsman Marv Howard. Howard reports on the condition of Southern California's first heart transplant patient, and the successful separation, by U.S. Army surgeons, of Siamese twins born in Vietnam.

This exhibit is a "reverse" restoration. Instead of restoring music, it utilizes Norm Garr's contribution of the program, one generation from the original KHJ contest distribution, for the main program content. However, commercial sets and the newscast came from Don Kent's original aircheck. This is the third hour of the "Rock" portion of The Original KHJ History of Rock & Roll, focusing on 1957, with the surprise inclusion of Screamin' Jay Hawkins from 1954.

This was the first "Rockumentary", produced by KHJ 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 1970 and 1982. An edited version (no jingle) of the last release, narrated by Bill Drake, was still in syndication as of 2006.

The morse code REELRADIO "copymark" included (three times) in this exhibit is a reminder that duplication and distribution for trade or sale is illegal and inappropriate. Do not copy, do not trade, do not sell.

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