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The Professor plays & talks about rock'n'roll/rockabilly from 54 -58. A New show each week. Buddy Holly Gene Vincent Eddie Cochran Johnny Burnette Bob Luman Carl Perkins Link Wray Elvis Fats Domino & Jerry Lee, and plenty of lesser-known but great heroes

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I've been living in the US, in Washington DC, for 15 years - I'm originally from England and I have lived and worked in five countries. I saw Buddy Holly on TV in England in 1958, and my life was changed! Since I've been in the States I've achieved most of my ambitions - I've met Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Sam Phillips, and Scotty Moore, I've been to New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville, and I met Buddy Holly's family in Lubbock. I used to work on a radio station on the Viriginia/Maryland/West Virginia border, playing a lot of Gene Vincent and Johnny Burnette, and I now have a show on Fairfax Public Access.

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I've never understood the point of "Oldies" shows that simply play one track after another, with no attempt at putting the recordings into their musical (and social) context. For example, I think it's very interesting that the records produced out of the Sun studios were all made by the sons of sharecroppers who had recently moved into the cities. I play lesser-known songs by well-known singers like Carl Perkins and Fats Domino, and also some great tracks by not-so-well known singers such as Bobby Charles and Rosco Gordon. And I'll tell you who played on each track, who wrote the song, where it was recorded, and what the singer did later in his/her career. It's fun, you hear the best music, and you get to appreciate one of the 20th. century's great art-forms - the 2-minute record.

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