Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life

CKLW ROCK AND ROLL REVISITED: THE BIG 8! 03/01/69

March 1st, 2017

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-01)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-02)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-03)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-04)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-05)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-06)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-07)


48-YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

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In conjunction with KHJ Boss Radio (Los Angeles), RKO General, and Drake-Chenault Enterprises, CKLW presented ‘The History Of Rock & Roll‘ this week in 1969. This seminal, historic rockumentary comprised of 48 hours of programming from start to finish. Covering the first and second generation of rock, the program traces the early roots of rock ‘n’ roll from its origins in the early ’50s, of its influence impacting the hits of the ’60s. For four days, CKLW aired the Bill Drake HRR program in 12-hour blocks — 12 noon to 12 midnight — beginning Sunday, February 28 through Wednesday, March 3, 1969.


BILL DRAKE. The producer, the voice behind the landmark rockumentary, ‘The History of Rock & Roll.’ 1969.


THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL * TIME SWEEP (A.)
THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL * TIME SWEEP (B.)

THE ORIGINAL CKLW SURVEY February 18, 1969


Motor City Radio Flashbacks presents today the first hour of ‘THE HISTORY of ROCK & ROLL’ as aired on CKLW 12 noon — 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 28, 1969.

 Original program concept conceived and created by Ron Jacobs, KHJ. Produced by Bill Drake and Gene Chenault.

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Above CKLW music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.


THIS WEEK 50 YEARS AGO: THE HOTTEST HIT IN THE USA!

March 1st, 2017


 NUMBER 1 IN AMERICA ’67 * The Rolling Stones * WEEK OF 02/26/67 – 03/04/1967

BILLBOARD HOT 100 TOP FIVE: WEEK-ENDING MARCH 04, 1967

(click on chart image 2x for detailed view)


NUMBER ONE FOR 1967!

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TWELVE WEEKS on the singles chart, “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones peaked this week at No. 01 (1 week) on the Billboard Hot 100, week February 26 through March 04, 1967(source: Billboard)

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MCRFB Link: For the previous No. 1 record in the U.S.A. 1967 GO HERE.


Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life