[78-L] Not ONE mention..
soundthink at live.com
Thu Aug 16 21:05:36 PDT 2012
Well, I did mention it on Facebook when the subject came up. I recalled working at KLOS, L.A.'s number one rock station at the time. I was an intern who worked as a fill-in engineer during the NABET strike. I was working with J. J. Jackson, later one of the first MTV "VJs" when the news guy yelled through the talkback that Elvis had died. The news guy being a known screw-up and flake, nobody believed him until I went across the hall to check the UPI wire, and sure enough, Elvis had gone to that great Heartbreak Hotel in the sky. J. J. screamed through the talkback "GET ME AN ELVIS RECORD!!!" I dropped the UPI wire copy and dashed into the music library and came up empty. I thought it was quite ironic and sad that even though Elvis was currently on top of the charts with the song "Way Down," there was not one Elvis record to be found in the entire library of the number one rock station in town. And this was 1977 - when the birth of rock 'n' roll was not all that distant.
On Aug 16, 2012, at 8:59 PM, David Lennick wrote:
> 11:59 PM and not a single mention of the 35th anniversary of the death of
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