Thursday, September 24, 2009

All Memphis Music ~ Memphis Garage Bands ~ The Sixties

This week on The Specialty Show, is going back in the vault. Way, way back in the vault to that magical decade known as………the 60’s…….and we'll be featuring Memphis bands from the 60’s that made their presence known all over Memphis and the Mid-south area.

In the first part of the 60’s, most towns had a few bands that performed on a regular basis and Memphis was no different. But then came that magical night in February of 1964 when the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Overnight it seems like bands were sprouting up in every town in America…….and Memphis was no different.

This week we will be featuring music from bands that spanned the whole decade. We’ll be playing music by The Gentry’s, The Guilloteens, Randy & The Radiants, Lawson & Four More, The Rapscallions, Tommy Burk & The Counts, The Castels, The Escapades, Flash and the Board of Directors, Shadden & The King Lears, and The LeSabres.

And to top it all off - our guest this weekend is Ron Hall. Ron will be telling the story of all the bands featured on the show. Ron is a Memphis music historian and author of PLAYING FOR A PIECE OF THE DOOR: A History of Garage and Frat Bands in Memphis…1960-1975 and The Memphis Garage Rock Yearbook which are both currently available. Coming soon is his latest book...SPUTNIK, MASKED MEN, AND MIDGETS...The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling...which contains a 4 song cd with songs by Sputnk Monroe, Jackie Fargo, Len Rossi, and Handsome Jimmy Valiant.

This weekend………IT’S BACK TO THE 60’S.

This All Memphis Music Specialty Show will air this Friday night, September 25th at 10:00PM (CST Memphis Time) and rebroadcast on Saturday morning September 26th at 10:00AM (CST Memphis Time).

Special thanks to Phillip Rauls for his assistance with this program.

Special thanks to The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau,

The Memphis Commercial Appeal,

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