Do you remember Hullabaloo, Upbeat, Shindig and Ed Sullivan too? . Do you remember rock 'n roll radio? Do you remember rock' n roll radio? Do you remember Murray the K, Alan Freed, and high energy? Its the end, the end of the 70s. Its the end, the end of the century. Do you remember lying in bed
With your covers pulled up over your head?
Radio playin so one can see.
We need change, we need it fast,
Before rock's just part of the past.
Cause lately it all sounds the same to me. Oh-oh. will you remember Jerry Lee,
John Lennon, T. Rex and ol Moulty? Its the end, the end of the 70s. Its the end, the end of the century.
Hullabaloo, Upbeat and Shindig were pop music showcase t.v. shows in the 1960s. Ed Sullivan was the host of The Ed Sullivan Show, a multi-genre t.v. variety show that ran 1948-1971, hosted, unsurprisingly, by Ed Sullivan. Because of the breadth of genres it presented, it was important in bringing rock 'n roll into wide public awareness. Murray the K. was a radio dj in New York City in the 1960s who promoted rock 'n roll & pioneered FM rock 'n roll radio. Alan Freed was a radio dj in 1950s credited with inventing the term "rock and roll" to describe a genre of music & with promoting the genre & black musicians across racial lines, first in Cleveland then in New York. Jerry Lee refers to Jerry Lee Lewis, early rock 'n roller ("Great Balls of Fire"), John Lennon was a member of the Beatles, T. Rex was a British band with great success in the early 1970s later seen by some as a precursor to punk & New Wave, Moulty was the one-armed drummer of the band The Barbarians, whose most famous song was called -- wait for it, --- ----- "Moulty." Moulty may be an indirect reference to music producer and Patti Smith bassist / collaborator Lenny Kaye, whose 1972 compilation album "Nuggets," recovering early psychedelic rock 'n roll "garage band" music, often distributed regionally more than nationally, was an influence on the punk rock rebellion against "progressive rock" and over-produced California music; "Moulty" was on "Nuggets." Kaye was active in the scene around CBGB in New York that launched the Ramones.
Submitted by: fudu
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