Monday, June 28, 2010

Bonus: KFXM April 10, 1959

New aquisition. I received scans of this 1959 KFXM survey from a collector of surveys. He has over 1,000 surveys . Thank you, Frank!
Sea Cruise-Frankie Ford #1 New
Kansas City-Wilbert Harrison/Rocky Olson
A Teenager In Love-Dion & The Belmonts

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see THREE STARS by Tommy Dee.
Great tribute to the music tragedy
that happened only 4 months earlier
on 2/3/1959. That was the day the music died, Ms. American Pie.......
Holly/Valens/Bopper.

Anonymous said...

That's 3 months earlier, not 4 as
I stated.

Anonymous said...

Must be a bad math day for me.
It's 2 months.......cheesh.

megablogger said...

Thanks for posting, Doug. Killer list.

Wasn't Tommy Dee a KFXM DJ? Can you spell conflict of interest? Of course, that was the norm at the time (Wink Martindale on KRLA with Deck of Cards, etc.) Wonder how high 3 Stars got on the survey.

Great interest in wax to watch
Phil Harvey was none other than Phil Spector (Harvey was his middle name). Both titles of this piano jazz instro were slang for sex: Bumpershoot (female genitalia); flip side: Little Willie (do I have to draw a picture?)

Lou Rawls on Candix - later the home of the Beach Boys...Rawls' first release.

Sea Cruise was a great thumping rocker...should've been credited to Huey Piano Smith & the Clowns with Frankie Ford on vocals.

Anonymous said...

Wink Martindale didn't work at KRLA
when "Deck of Cards " was a hit in 1959.
He started on KRLA Oct 1 1960,replacing Perry Allen,who took Wink's place at KHJ.

Wink left KRLA in April of 1962
"to take a job for Dot records",
but showed up a few months later on KFWB.

megablogger said...

My own correction...Lou Rawls was on Shar-Dee, a Herb Alpert-Lou Adler label, Candix came later.

You're right about Martindale, who went to work for Dot, which had released Deck Of Cards. My point was it wasn't unusual for stations to promote records by their own DJs...Casey Kasem played on KRLA (same with Reb Foster/Frosty Harris, etc.).

I had a funny feeling about the Wink example as I was writing the first entry. Otherwise (except for two bad errors), it was a perfect posting.

Anonymous said...

Must be a bad day for
remebering menuschia.

But then is was soooooooo
long ago still surprised we're
connecting the dots.

megablogger said...

Gee whiz, we're 8 postings in and have yet to hear from Lord Darth Sidious. Are we missing something here?

Anonymous said...

THREE STARS and THREE BELLS,
only 2 months apart.
2 different subjects on these
2 songs. 3 Bells is about
being born, getting married,
funeral: 3 Bells that will ring
for you at tome point for most
people. The middle one is
optional. So, you may get only
2 bells.......

Anonymous said...

Don't see Tommy Dee (Donaldson)
on the KFXM jock lineup.
He had been there only a week
when he came up with the song.
What happened??

Lord Darth Sidious said...

megablogger said...

"Gee whiz, we're 8 postings in and have yet to hear from Lord Darth Sidious. Are we missing something here?"

AND THE RESPONSE IS:
"For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible."

Anonymous said...

I understand less than I did and
a little more than I thought.

Splain, Lucy.

Anonymous said...

The sounds of silence here is
a message in itself.
Where'd everybody go?
No more words?
Words that never were true,
spoken to help nobody but you??????
Yada-yada-yada

Tell me more.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

Desert Island Madness at work:

1. ROY ORBISON - "Ooby Dooby"
2. THE BEATLES - "Obladi Oblada"
3. FRANK SINTRA - "Scooby Scooby Doo"