Monday, September 07, 2009

K/mentertainer September 6, 1969

Get Together-Youngbloods-#1
Highest debut Give Peace A Chance-Plastic Ono Band #23
Mah-Ha-Mah-Na-K/men Car 1290 Pit Crew (not really) This is a song from a soundtrack that doesn't really list an artist. Instrumental?/Novelty record
Baby It's You-Smith
Suspicious Minds-Elvis Presley
Never heard You Don't Know It-Playhouse
Iron Butterfly, John Mayall and Blues Image at the Swing Auditorium
One of the most requested songs, an album track Tombstone Shadow-Creedence Clearwater Revival
TU 8-129-0 & OV 6-129-1


Lord Darth Sidious said...

i wonder how many people remember what "TU" and "OV" stood for back when local telephone exchange prefixes still existed???
(ah, the good ole days when things seemed simpler by comparison)

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid i'm one of the oldies that remembers TU=Turner and OV=Overland.Different parts of Riverside County had different letter prefixes. I enjoy your insight on the K/MEN,K/FXM days, Lord D.Keep it up!!

Riverside Dweller '55 thru '74.

Anonymous said...

K/MEN had a jingle that sang the requestline numbers

"Turner Eight Twelve Ninety and
Overland Six One Twentynine one!"

Bob Harlow

Lord Darth Sidious said...

[to "Riverside Dweller '55 thru '74] much obliged for the compliment on my past input here.
i have been in the process of assimilating all my documentation, notes, research sources, personal statements, newspaper clippings, etc., along with my own working knowledge and experience gained by just "being there" (not always in the foreground but present, nevertheless)) for witnessing a lot of the behind-the-doors history of our two fab Top-40 radio stations in the Inland Empire.
only recently, have i been able to begin sharing some of my academic dissertations which i hope will be of interest to some while providing one more keen perspective into the golden heydays of KFXM/KMEN respectively.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

Bob, this is why a well-written, cleverly produced jingle is worth its weight in gold -- such memorable jingles (their immediate money-making value aside) tend to have an afterlife long after they have been aired...