BIOPIC PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1978

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American Hot Wax is a 1978 biopic film telling the story of Cleveland, Ohio DJ
Alan Freed (shown below), who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing 
rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s. Freed is credited with coining the term “rock ‘n’ roll”.The  
film starred Tim McIntire (above) as Freed, with Laraine Newman, Fran Drescher,  
and Jay Leno in supporting roles.The movie also featured performances by Chuck
Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Frankie Ford. The film was never officially released on 
VHS or DVD.

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Alan Freed

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The A&M soundtrack album reached #31 on the Billboard charts

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ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN DJ’s IN NORTH AMERICA ONCE WORKED IN PORTLAND

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Broadcast icon and former KGW radio afternoon DJ Red Robinson (far right) is shown
with unidentified record promoters in the KGW studio. Red was with KGW from 1959   
to about 1961. He helped with the birth of Rock and Roll in Canada before coming
to Portland. Red Robinson is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 
Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. He retired from full-time radio in 2001, but still
does a Sunday rock show on Vancouver, Canada’s radio 1049funfm called Red
Rock Diner
from 8am to 2pm (Pacific time).  

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BOB EUBANKS IS 73 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Radio and television personality Bob Eubanks is the host of the show
The Newlywed Game on ABC-TV and has been on and off since 1966.

KRLA Bob Eubanks
Eubanks was one of California’s most popular DJ’s on KRLA in
Pasadena during the 1960’s.

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TIM REID IS 66 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Tim Reid played DJ Venus Flytrap in the CBS TV sitcom
which ran from 1978 to 1982.

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WINK MARTINDALE IS 76 TODAY

                       (WINK ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW)

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wink martindale
Wink Martindale started his career as DJ at the
age of 17 on WPLI radio in Jackson, Tennessee
and in later years hosted numerous television
game shows.

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TICK – TAC – DOUGH was on NBC from 1956 to
1959 and on CBS from 1978 to 1986.

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