Legends Of Radio – Brian Beirne

30 years ago today, on January 18, 1991, Brian Beirne was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Brian was a DJ for K-EARTH 101 in Los Angeles. “Mr. Rock’n’Roll” is considered one of the foremost historians on rock music. His 40 year radio career included stints in San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland,…

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1958 Los Angeles Trip

In 1957 I drove my brand new ’57 Ford convertible to Hollywood. I was exactly twenty when I first visited “Tinseltown” but 1958 proved to be a more rewarding visit. I was greatly impressed by the sounds of KFWB during the Summer of 1958. Arnold Passman in his most colorful book “The Deejays” describes the…

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RIP Gerry Marsden

Sad to hear of the death this morning of Gerry Marsden at 78. With an engaging and happy personality, he had a wicked sense of humor and never took his success too seriously. Gerry And The Pacemakers first appeared in Vancouver in the Fall of 1964. In May that year the group released “Don’t Let…

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