‘Under-age’ Lubinsky Resurrects Rare 1965 ‘Murray The K’ Oldies Show

TJ Lubinsky, not an oldie himself, keeps the oldies alive… resurrecting forgotten artists and programs, latest being 5 shows, which debuts this Sat. Night on PBS > oldiescountry.com/

Loved hearing how this ‘under age’ lover of his father’s music went and found older, original rock and R&B singers who hadn’t sung in 40 years and brought them back for one last hurrah in his fabulous doowop, etc. PBS series’ as well as Ed Sullivan, and now Murray K revivals…talking
To George Noory on Coast to Coast, even young Lubinsky dismisses modern ‘music’ (‘no harmony,no melody,etc’) and remains lost in the 50s and 60s he never knew growing up.

Lubinsky tells the story of ‘unearthing’ (if you will) people like Betty Everett, down and out but who managed to get it together to reunite with Jerry Butler for one last performance 40 years later; she would pass two weeks later.
https://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/16/nyregion/in-person-he-may-be-golden-but-he-s-no-oldie.html 

Okay, who stopped the payment on my reality check?

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BEE BOPPERS QUIZ

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Bee Boppers Quiz

1. When did ”Little Suzie” finally wake up?

(a) The movie’s over, it’s 2 o’clock (b) The movie’s over, it’s 3 o’clock (c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock

 2. ”Rock Around The Clock” was used in what movie?

(a) Rebel Without A Cause(b) Blackboard Jungle(c) The Wild Ones 

3. What’s missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint?Earth _____

(a) Angel(b) Mother(c) Worm 

4. ”I found my thrill…’’ Where?

(a) Kansas City(b) Heartbreak Hotel(c) Blueberry Hill 

5. ”Please turn on your magic beam_____ _____ bring me a dream,”

(a) Mr. Sandman(b) Earth Angel(c) Dream Lover 

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?

(a) Atlantic(b) RCA(c) Sun 

7. He asked, ”Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” Who was he?

a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown(b) Charlie Brown(c) Buster Brown 

8. In Bobby Darin’s ”Mack The Knife,” the one with the knife, was named:

(a) Mac Heath(b) Mac Cloud(c) McNamara 

9. Name the song with ”A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.”

(a) Good Golly, Miss Molly(b) Be-Bop-A-Lula(c) Tutti Fruitti 

10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term ”Rock And Roll”?

(a) Dick Clark(b) Wolfman Jack(c) Alan Freed11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:

(a) Little Richard(b) Frankie Lymon(c) Tony Orlando 

12. Paul Anka’s ”Puppy Love” is written to what star?

(a) Brenda Lee(b) Connie Francis(c) Annette Funicello 

13. The Everly Brothers were…..

(a) Pete and Dick(b) Don and Phil(c) Bob and Bill

 14. The Big Bopper’s real name was:

(a) Jiles P. Richardson(b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.(c) Marion Michael Morrison 

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called…

(a) Decca(b) Cameo(c) Motown

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with ”Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb”. What TV show was he on?

(a) 77 Sunset Strip(b) Hawaiian Eye(c) Surfside Six 

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:

(a) Carol Lynley(b) Sandra Dee(c) Natalie Wood 

18. They were a one hit wonder with ”Book Of Love”

(a) The Penguins(b) The Monotones(c) The Moonglows 

19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called”Till I ______ You.”

(a) Loved(b) Kissed(c) Screwed(d) Met 

20. Chuck Berry sang ”Oh, ___________, why can’t you be true?”

(a) Suzie Q(b) Peggy Sue(c) Maybelline 21. ”Wooly _______”(a) Mammouth(b) Bully(c) Pully

 22. ”I’m like a one-eyed cat…..”(a) can’t go into town no more(b) sleepin’ on a cold hard floor(c) peepin’ in a seafood store

 23. ”Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do…….”(a) cause there ain’t no answer for a life without booze(b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues(c) cause my car’s gassed up and I’m ready to cruise 

24. ”They often call me Speedo, but my real name is……”(a) Mr. Earl(b) Jackie Pearl(c) Milton Berle 

25. ”Be Bop A Lula ….”(a) she’s got the rabies(b) she’s my baby.(c) she loves me, maybe 

26. ”Fine Love, Fine Kissing …..”(a) right here(b) fifty cents(c) just for you 

27. ”He wore black denim trousers and …..”(a) a pink carnation(b) pink leotards

DON’T CHEAT… ANSWERS BELOW

Buddy Holly and Little Richard in 1959. What advice did Richard give to Buddy?

Answers:Scroll Down so you aren’t tempted to cheat (as if cheating were needed here).* * * * * * * * * * * *1. (c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock2. (b) Blackboard Jungle3. (a) Angel4. (c) Blueberry Hill5. (a) Mr. Sandman6. (c) Sun7. (b) Charlie Brown8. (a) Mac Heath9. (c) Tutti Fruitti10 (c) Alan Freed11 (a) Little Richard12 (c) Annette Funicello13 (b) Don and Phil14 (a) Jiles P. Richardson15 (c) Motown16 (a) 77 Sunset Strip17 (b) Sandra Dee18 (b) The Monotones19 (b) Kissed20 (c) Maybelline21 (b) Bully22 (c) peepin’ in a sea food store23 (b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues24 (a) Mr. Earl25 (b) she’s my baby26 (a) right here27 (c) motorcycle boots28 (c) Boney Maroney Send this to everyone lucky enough to be teenagers in the Doo Wop era…… or who wishes they had been. 

Oldies Trivia Test – Some of these are Tough

eight days a week birthdays, deaths, etc

 

 

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PRESENTS …

Have Fun With This Oldies Trivia Test ….

SOME OF THESE ARE TOUGH

1. When did ”Little Suzie” finally wake up?
(a) The movie’s over, it’s 2 o’clock
(b) The movie’s over, it’s 3 o’clock
(c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock
2. ”Rock Around The Clock” was used in what movie?
(a) Rebel Without A Cause
(b) Blackboard Jungle
(c) The Wild Ones
3. What’s missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint?
Earth _____
(a) Angel
(b) Mother
(c) Worm
4. ”I found my thrill…” where?
(a) Kansas City
(b) Heartbreak Hotel
(c) Blueberry Hill
5. ”Please turn on your magic beam
_____ _____ bring me a dream,”
(a) Mr. Sandman
(b) Earth Angel
(c) Dream Lover
6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?
(a) Atlantic
(b) RCA
(c) Sun
7. He asked, ”Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” Who was he?
(a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
(b) Charlie Brown
(c) Buster Brown
8. In Bobby Darin’s ”Mack The Knife,” the one with the knife, was named:
(a) Mac Heath
(b) Mac Cloud
(c) McNamara
9. Name the song with
”A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.”
(a) Good Golly, Miss Molly
(b) Be-Bop-A-Lula
(c) Tutti Fruitti

DEL SHANNON
Can you name these two friends?


10. 
Who is generally given credit for originating the term ”Rock And Roll”?
(a) Dick Clark
(b) Wolfman Jack
(c) Alan Freed
11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:
(a) Little Richard
(b) Frankie Lymon
(c) Tony Orlando

12. 
Paul Anka’s ”Puppy Love” is written to what star?
(a) Brenda Lee
(b) Connie Francis
(c) Annette Funicello

13. 
The Everly Brothers were…..
(a) Pete and Dick
(b) Don and Phil
(c) Bob and Bill

14. 
The Big Bopper’s real name was:
(a) Jiles P. Richardson
(b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
(c) Marion Michael Morrison

15. 
In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called…
(a) Decca
(b) Cameo
(c) Motown

16. 
Edd Brynes had a hit with ”Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb”. What TV show was he on?
(a) 77 Sunset Strip
(b) Hawaiian Eye
(c) Surfside Six

17. 
In 1960 Bobby Darin married:
(a) Carol Lynley
(b) Sandra Dee
(c) Natalie Wood

18. 
They were a one hit wonder with ”Book Of Love”
(a) The Penguins
(b) The Monotones
(c) The Moonglows

Famous cameo role by who and on what show?


19. 
The Everly Brothers sang a song called
”Till I ______ You.”
(a) Loved
(b) Kissed
(c) Screwed
(d) Met

20. 
Chuck Berry sang
”Oh, ___________, why can’t you be true?”
(a) Suzie Q
(b) Peggy Sue
(c) Maybelline

21. 
”Wooly _______”
(a) Mammouth
(b) Bully
(c) Pully

22. 
”I’m like a one-eyed cat…..”
(a) can’t go into town no more
(b) sleepin’ on a cold hard floor
(c) peepin’ in a seafood store

23. 
”Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do……..”
(a) cause there ain’t no answer for a life without booze
(b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues
(c) cause my car’s gassed up and I’m ready to cruise

24. 
”They often call me Speedo, but my real name is……”
(a) Mr. Earl
(b) Jackie Pearl
(c) Milton Berle

25. 
”Be Bop A Lula ….”
(a) she’s got the rabies
(b) she’s my baby.
(c) she loves me, maybe

26. 
”Fine Love, Fine Kissing …..”
(a) right here
(b) fifty cents
(c) just for you

27. 
”He wore black denim trousers and …..”
(a) a pink carnation
(b) pink leotards
(c) motorcycle boots
28. ”I got a gal named………”
(a) Jenny Zamboni
(b) Gerri Mahoney
(c) Boney Maroney

W
where did Beatles final concert take place with these accompanying acts: Extra points for knowing the year , exact date even better?

Answers:
                                                                        

Scroll Down so you aren’t tempted to cheat (as if cheating were needed here).

* * * * * * * * * * * *
1. (c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock
2. (b) Blackboard Jungle
3. (a) Angel
4. (c) Blueberry Hill
5. (a) Mr. Sandman
6. (c) Sun
7. (b) Charlie Brown
8. (a) Mac Heath
9. (c) Tutti Fruitti
10. (c) Alan Freed
11. (a) Little Richard
12. (c) Annette Funicello
13. (b) Don and Phil
14. (a) Jiles P. Richardson
15. (c) Motown
16. (a) 77 Sunset Strip
17. (b) Sandra Dee
18. (b) The Monotones
19. (b) Kissed
20. (c) Maybelline
21. (b) Bully
22. (c) peepin’ in a sea food store
23. (b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues
24. (a) Mr. Earl
25. (b) she’s my baby
26. (a) right here
27. (c) motorcycle boots
28. (c) Boney Maroney
Send this to everyone lucky enough to be teenagers in the Doo Wop era…… or who wishes they had been.

KYA San Francisco Top 40 Radio Honored with DJs Norman Davis,Tommy Saunders








Top far left is DJ Lucky Logan (Norman Davis), who was on hand 6-23 when legendary Top 40 San Francisco Radio Station was honored by local Legends in Broadcasting. Also appearing were Djs Tommy Saunders and Gary Mora. 

 

 
 San Francisco Celebrates KYA Top 40 Day with DJs Norman Davis, Tommy Saunders, Gary Mora 
Legends in Broadcasting is a fine organization that celebrates its own radio personalities in the San Francisco Bay Area. It meets each quarter for a luncheon to honor a personality or radio station . June 23, 2016 was KYA Day, featuring DJs NORMAN DAVIS (known as Lucky Logan when he first came aboard in 1959), TOMMY SAUNDERS from 1962-1965 and GARY MORA from the late 60s and 1970s with noted DJ and media mogul BEN FONG-TORREZ as moderator. MORA continues to keep KYA alive with an internet version of the station with lots of memorabilia, concentrating on his era of the late 60s
 

 

From 1958 to 1963, KYA was the biggest radio thing in San Francisco  with popular DJs including those pictured above including ‘all night’ JOHNNY HAYES, PETER TRIPP, BOB MITCHELL, LUCKY LOGAN (Norman Davis) and TONY TREMAIN. GENE NELSON. TOMMY SAUNDERS and RUSS (The Moose) SYRACUSE  joined the staff in 1962 coming from noted broadcasting school in Syracuse. KYA was so popular several albums were produced with songs from the era and DJs pictured (partial) on cover (as at left)

 

VIDEO:Tommy Saunders and Norman Davis talk about the ‘happy days’ at KYA, circa 1959-1965. 
They describe how the station’s popularity was driven by the new ‘TOP 40’ format, which was sweeping the nation, thanks to Bill Drake and Bartell family. Top 40 was the rock and roll of the day but would hardly be considered rock and roll by today’s standards , what with the wide variety of music as shown   on the survey below…everything from Frank Sinatra to instrumentals with backing vocals by Anita Kerr Singers and novelty  songs.  Everything was fast-paced so as to cram as much as possible around a  fast-talking DJ…jingles, weather, newscast along with the great (in our opinion) music (even if Saunders and Davis weren’t big fans of it at the time). Sorry, time restraints don’t allow us to include the entire  lunch presentation.  In another   segment   the guys talk about one of the real ‘characters,’ one DJ named Harry Stevens (1959–1963) and his stories including one about a   playmate bunny.
We’ll try to put up some radio airchecks, too, if possible… the great Russ ‘the Moose’ and others
Top 40 (or Top 60 for awhile) was the rage in the 1950s and 1960s thanks to Bill Drake, Bartels family and others who introduced the format that combined a wide variety of the music of the day still called ‘rock and roll’ though it was a stretch (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett were played along side Elvis, Bobby Darin and the like. DJs generally talked fast so as to squeeze in as much ‘patter’ along with the ‘platters,’ jingles, weather reports and news as possible.  DJs of the time included Tony Tremayne and Jolly Rogers. See if you can’t make out some of those memorable songs from the day, above, by enlarging this official ‘Hit Parade’ survey from July 10, 1959.

 

 

Visable from left are NORMAN DAVIS (Lucky Logan), TOMMY SAUNDERS and Ben Fong-Torres (back)

 

Held at the Basque Cultural Center in So. San Francisco, the event featured a nice display of KYA memorabilia (see more on accompanying videos and photos .  A few hundred radio contemporaries joined the KYA folks to honor them and the legendary station 6-23-16

 

Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Temptations, Supremes, Crests, Belmonts, 4 Seasons, Beach Boys, Beatles, Elvis Presley


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Remembering JEAN SHEPHERD and his Christmas (Eve) Story

Remembering JEAN SHEPHERD and his

Christmas (Eve) Story

Great writeup by cofounder of Steely Dan about a pioneer of talk radio, when radio was still real fun and the ‘friend’ you’d take under your covers via transistor and go to sleep with. Didn’t know until now that Jean Shepherd  has since become, perhaps, more known for his connection to The Christmas Story movie than the wildly popular ‘hip’ early talk show on NEW YORK’ s powerhouse, WOR.    We grew up 3,000 miles away from where Shepherd reigned and never heard the man until recently, though we had many of our own out West  ( Bob Sherwood,  Al  Jazzbeaux Collins, Russ the Moose Ssyracuse, Bobby Dale, even Ira Blue, but perhaps no one person who could put it all together in one ascerbic session like Jean Shepherd.Here’s Fagen, who can talk much more intelligently about Shepherd than we can

On Christmas Eve, TBS will again present its annual 24-hour marathon of Bob Clark’s modern classic, A Christmas Story. Wrapping presents while watching Ralphie pine for a Red Riding BB gun has become a holiday tradition as beloved and durable as candy canes and eggnog. Yet the author and narrator of A Christmas Story, Jean Shepherd, had a deeper legacy of enchanting, subtly barbed storytelling as a longtime voice on nightly radio. In this piece from December 2008, Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagenrecounts growing up in suburban New Jersey enthralled by Shepherd’s radio show.

Remembering JEAN SHEPHERD and his Christmas (Eve) Story

Jean Shepherd.

Jean Shepherd

If you know Jean Shepherd’s name, it’s probably in connection with the now-classic film A Christmas Story, which is based on a couple of stories in his book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. He also does the compelling voice-over narration. On Christmas, TBS will continue its tradition of presenting a 24-hour Christmas Storymarathon. There are annual fan conventions devoted to the film released 25 years ago this Thanksgiving and the original location in Cleveland has been turned into a museum. But long before A Christmas Story was made, Shepherd did a nightly radio broadcast on WOR out of Manhattan that enthralled a generation of alienated young people within range of the station’s powerful transmitter. Including me: I was a spy for Jean Shepherd.
In the late ’50s, while Lenny Bruce was beginning his climb to holy infamy in jazz clubs on the West Coast, Shepherd’s all-night monologues on WOR had already gained him an intensely loyal cult of  MORE