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PLAY Robert W. Morgan, KHJ History of Rock and Roll, February 22, 1969 6PM-7PM (Hour 31) (57:29)

Picture of
Gary U.S. Bonds

Picture of
Bobby Bland

Picture of
Phil Spector

. . . This is from a Rimsky-Korsakov, background (cue burn) . . .

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

This is the corrected Hour 31 of the First and Original History Of Rock And Roll, as broadcast by KHJ/Los Angeles between 6PM and 7PM on Saturday, February 22, 1969. Our thanks to John Lewis for the heads-up on the first version of this exhibit, which actually featured the second half of Hour 31 and the first half of Hour 32.

Our host is Robert W. Morgan. This hour features music and commentary from 1960 and 1961. The first half of the hour is from Norm Garr. The second half of this hour comes from Don Kent's off-the-air recording. Interviews include Florence Greenberg (Sceptre Records) and Phil Spector.

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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