What I Hated About The Music Of The 50s & 60s

fmdog44

Senior Member
Location
Houston, Texas
Recall how the radio disk jockeys would always talk in to the start of songs only to cut the end of the songs of so they could talk through the end a well? I hated that. Even when they did not stop the end of a song so they could talk sometimes they would just chop off the end of the song for a commercial. Also, they never played the long version of any song like House Of The Rising Sun for example.
 

CrackerJack

UK England
DJ's make or break a radio or tv show imo. They interupt at any time with often inane chatter and banter and destroying the song being played...grrr! 😠

Tony Blackburn was and still is a radio DJ here in the UK and impo the very best of many good DJ's. He has slot on the radio every Saturday morning at about 6am I think and ruddy unearthly hour for me and many who like Tony:rolleyes::( He fell out with the Radio Programmers for some reason and he paid a price for this as the reigning programmers hold sway and get s****y with anyone who challenges them. Having said this I dont know the full story behind gis fall from grace

Dont know the latest DJ's here now as I dont listen to the radio much and Stream my music to suit my self.
 

hollydolly

SF VIP
Location
London England
@CrackerJack , I completely agree with you with regard TB... he's one of the few old school DJ's left, and one of the original from Radio Caroline. His Sounds of the 60's show on a Sat morning is one of the best on the radio..

here's a Playlist...


he has been treated appallingly by the BBC.. was summarily dismissed from his 40 year position back in 2011, extremely unfairly, but this isn't the thread to discuss it, so I'll leave it at that , but fortunately we have him back again since 2017..

..another old school DJ is Paul Gambacini who now sits in TB's Old position playing Pick of the Pops ..I love that show. Paul (an American) is a music aficionado and a super presenter.. and again, never talks at the beginning or end of a song. (unlike Steve Wright)...

Pick of the pops playlist

We're very lucky that our major Radio music shows are on the BBC which means unlike local radio we don't get any commercials..
 

CrackerJack

UK England
A great read HollyD.👌 I set my alarm for his early Sat show and tune in in bed with phone and earphones and what a start to my Saturday.


Thanks for the links and info👍 What time is Paul G on the radio?
 

Damaged Goods

New Member
Location
Maryland
Recall how the radio disk jockeys would always talk in to the start of songs only to cut the end of the songs of so they could talk through the end a well? I hated that. Even when they did not stop the end of a song so they could talk sometimes they would just chop off the end of the song for a commercial. Also, they never played the long version of any song like House Of The Rising Sun for example.
Thankfully, I recall only a few DJs who pulled that nonsense. The songs back then were commercial-friendly anyway (mostly under 3 minutes) so the DJs, at least in Baltimore behaved themselves. I loved early rock 'n' roll and had a transistor radio damn near glued to my ear, especially in the mid and late 1950s.
 

CrackerJack

UK England
My favorite DJ’s were Alan Freed n Casey Kasem they always let the song finish, I would stand by the radio for hours taping the songs! 😊
Alan Freed was a good vibrant disc jockey and promoter and was notable for his promotions. I recall he was featured in Rock Around The Clock with Bill Haley and the Comets.He died young in his 40's of Cirrhosis, a penniless broken man.
 

chic

SF VIP
Location
U.S.
It depends on which disk jockey you listen to. The ones I listened to must have been lazy because most times, they wouldn't even talk between songs.
Ditto. We had an FM station just like that and the local college radio station never talked over music either. It was great.
 
Our local radio station even now play some of the 50s and 60s songs while I was just a kid then I never
got to listen to them much as no radio at home had to read books but I don`t mind them but would
rather listen to the 70s and 80s music I think myself were the best years on radio .. but that is just my opinion..
others may think differently .. :)
 

Old&InTheWay

New Member
Cousin Brucie...IMUS....Vernon with a V.... Tom Donahue...Wolfman.....Robert W. Morgan (Good Morgan! It's 80 degrees in Bos Angeles!) Miss you all, brothers!
 

fmdog44

Senior Member
Location
Houston, Texas
Original Poster
Recall all rock & roll was on AM therefore DJs were personalities. When FM kicked in on rock music DJs faded in to the background.
 

Sassycakes

Well-known Member
Location
Pennsylvania
I grew up in a house where music was always playing. I like the 40's 50's and 60's music. After my son was born in the 70's I enjoyed that music too.
 

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