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[Description by Uncle Ricky, September 1, 2002]
Internet-savvy communications professors should make this mandatory listening for their students, and anyone who spent long hours in the production room after the sales guys have gone home will appreciate this outstanding 1981 marketing-inspired documentary about The Making Of The History of Rock and Roll, Silver Anniversary Edition. This was distributed on vinyl in 1981 by Drake-Chenault, and Bill Drake is featured prominently throughout.
There may be arguable "history" presented here, (there is no acknowledgment of the original KHJ History of Rock and Roll and Ron Jacobs) but the "behind the scenes" production elements are better than the stuff you get on Major Movie DVDs these days.
Executive Producer Bill Watson talks about how the earlier syndicated version of the History of Rock and Roll was updated for The Silver
Anniversary Edition. This exhibit is yet another that validates the importance of REELRADIO for educational purposes.
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