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PLAY Robert W. Morgan, KHJ Los Angeles, February 22, 1969 3PM-4PM (01:01:25)

Picture of
Jackie Wilson

Picture of
Steve Allen

Picture of
Johnny Otis

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Dip, Dip, Dip, Dip Dip Dip, Do
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[Description by Uncle Ricky from notes by contributor Don Kent]

This is Hour 28 of the First and Original History Of Rock And Roll, as broadcast by KHJ/Los Angeles between 3PM and 4PM on Saturday, February 22, 1969. Our host is Robert W. Morgan.

This hour, focusing on 1958, features some extra goodies, including Steve Allen reading doo-wop lyrics, a doo-wop montage, and comments from Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Conway Twitty and Dick Clark.

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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