And now, as we honor Uncle Ricky, let's flip on the mic, and Rock On back to 1968 …
Motown Surrenders to Prog Rock
Were you suffering a sunburn from your day on the beach 50 Years Ago this Month? Or hiding in cool, dark movie theaters, peeking through your fingers at the horrors of , or equally horrific Vietnam war film, ?
Radio to the rescue to lighten the mood and cool our red faces, with nighttime Rock on the radar 50 Years Ago this Month …
June 10th: ended with /San Francisco fans and owner, Metromedia, lovin' their format style. So they spread the love to its station in Los Angeles. Tom’s progressive rock format began with a meager four hours per night. But not for long. “The Mighty MET” soon broke through the underground to full time Rockin’!
June 20th: A stellar appearance at the famed Copacabana on this day in 1968, gave’ new single “ ” a fighting chance on the charts. It debuted on Good Guys Survey for June 25th at #47. Alas, this tribute to long-distance military love failed to impress, and dropped off the following week. They had hit their peak on a .
♪ Swim in the cove, have a snack in the grove … ♪ Recall that: As a beacon of Rock & Roll in the Pacific Northwest, KISN/Portland, kept its listeners tuned in to the in-crowd, 50 Years Ago This Month.
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LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: ; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: . Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!
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