|April 12, 1964|
Almost missed this
The Anniversary of "Rock Around the Clock"
It just turned 61
Remember this? Some of you? Anyone? Buellar Buellar, Anyone? 1973.
Gloria Katz & Willard Huyck
On a dark screen an immense amber light appears and an
electric humming begins. The eerie light glows brighter and
illuminates a single huge number--11. We hear static and a
large vertical band of red floats mysteriously across the
Pulling back slowly, we watch the glowing band traverse back
and forth over the amber light and past more numbers appearing--
70... 90... 110... 130. And we begin to hear voices--strange
|Wolfman and Dryfuss|
Pulling back further, we realize it is a car radio filling
the screen and radio stations we're hearing, until the
indicator stops. There's a pause...and suddenly we are hit
by a blasting-out-of-the-past, Rocking and Rolling, turn-upthe-
volume, pounding Intro to a Vintage 1962 Golden Week-End
Radio Show--back when things were simpler and the music was
And now a wolf howl shatters through time as the legendary
Wolfman Jack hits the airwaves, his gravel voice shrieking
and growling while the music pumps and grinds...
Awwrigght, baay-haay-baay! I got a
oldie for ya--gonna knock ya right
on de flowa--baay-haay-hee-baay!
The Wolfman howls like a soulful banshee as "Rock Around the
Clock" blasts forth.