Books tagged: disk jockey

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The Deejays
By Arnold Passman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,510. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction
In 1971, Arnold Passman's 'The Deejays' was the first book to closely examine the rise of the disc jockey - the tribal chieftains who manipulate (and possibly create) popular taste with every spin of the turntable. It became the "go-to" reference book on the subject for decades thereafter. Included is a never-before-published afterword from the author, "How We Hate to Get Up in the Morning."
The Pied Pipers of Rock and Roll: Radio Deejays of the '50s and '60s
By Wes Smith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,650. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction
Rock-'n'-roll and the men who brought it over the airwaves into homes and cars changed the cultural landscape. This book examines the phenomenon of the AM deejays who captivated a generation and helped define the counterculture that has forever changed the landscape of American youth.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.