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PLAY Robert W. Morgan, KHJ History of Rock and Roll, February 22, 1969 7PM-8PM (Hour 32) (59:20)

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Little Eva

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Dee Dee Sharp

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Mary Wells

. . . It's not hard to see the influence of dancing on rock 'n' roll, or vice-versa . . .

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

This is Hour 32 of the First and Original History Of Rock And Roll, as broadcast by KHJ/Los Angeles between 7PM and 8PM on Saturday, February 22, 1969.

Our host is Robert W. Morgan. This hour features music and commentary focused around 1962, but there is a dance song composite that covers over a decade. Comments are included from Dick Clark, Carole King and Neil Sedaka.

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.

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