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Segarini: When Radio and Records Ruled the World Part 5 – Do the Mashed Watusi Jerk Swim Twist, and The Great Folk Scare of 1962.

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by segarini

Part 4 can be found here

It’s 1959. While Elvis afforded photo ops for military big shots inGermany, peeled his share of potatoes, and started to fall in love with a 14 year old girl, radio was being overrun by Bobbies, Jimmies, Johnnies, and an occasional Annette, Shelly, or Donna. Rock and Roll had been usurped by savvy record company and radio visionaries who understood that this music was at the core of a new cultural explosion that had captured the hearts, souls, and wallets of every person on the planet under the age of 25.

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