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Dedicated in memory of Jim Collins



 

Inspired by the syndicated show, 'The History of Rock & Roll', the 'Rock and Roll Generation'
ran during the week between Christmas and New Years each year
in 1969 - 1971.

 

 

Good Guy Davy Jones writes:

The 'Rock and Roll Generation' was a highly researched, in-depth, chronological on-air over-view of the music of the 50's through the 70's. big Wilson (who narrated the special) and I spent hours researching the music, the styles, the ethnic aspects of the music, and came up with what we considered one of the most in depth overviews of the music industry ever put together for a radio station presention. It was a dynamic and truly entertaining presentation, and should forever be a part of really creative radio.

 

 

Hear the production elements for each year as narrated by big Wilson below:

Play Year Time
Produced Elements: 1950 - 1953  
WPGC Play Audio Button Prelude to Rock & Roll 1:13
WPGC Play Audio Button Growth of Rhythm & Blues Music :37
WPGC Play Audio Button Alan Freed - Rock & Roll 1:32
WPGC Play Audio Button Evolution of Rhythm & Blues Music :55
WPGC Play Audio Button

Barriers Being Broken Down

:59
Produced Elements: 1954  
WPGC Play Audio Button Lyrical Freedom :58
WPGC Play Audio Button R&B Covers By White Artists 1:13
WPGC Play Audio Button Bill Haley & His Comets :50
  Produced Elements: 1955  
WPGC Play Audio Button Early Rock & Roll Songs :58
WPGC Play Audio Button Early Elvis Presley :51
WPGC Play Audio Button Early Cover Records 1:40
WPGC Play Audio Button Early Little Richard 1:09
WPGC Play Audio Button Early Banned Records 1:43
  Produced Elements: 1956  
WPGC Play Audio Button Elvis Aaron Presley 1:42
WPGC Play Audio Button Elvis On Fame 1:06
WPGC Play Audio Button Other Artists 1:17
WPGC Play Audio Button Knock Rock 1:10
WPGC Play Audio Button Elvis' Coronation 1:58
  Produced Elements: 1957  
WPGC Play Audio Button Country Music Invasion 1:06
WPGC Play Audio Button Rockabilly Music 1:41
WPGC Play Audio Button Rock Makes Progress 1:28
  Produced Elements: 1958  
WPGC Play Audio Button Teen Idols 1:15
WPGC Play Audio Button Death Of Rock & Roll 2:04
Produced Elements: 1959  
WPGC Play Audio Button Dark Age Of Rock & Roll 1:45
WPGC Play Audio Button Payola! :51
Produced Elements: 1960  
WPGC Play Audio Button Payola Revisited! 1:10
WPGC Play Audio Button Variety Of Styles 1:07
WPGC Play Audio Button Little Miss Dynamite 1:12
Produced Elements: 1961  
WPGC Play Audio Button Philadelphia Sound 1:36
WPGC Play Audio Button Instrumental Hits 1:12
WPGC Play Audio Button Rhythm & Blues Artists 1:17
Produced Elements: 1962  
WPGC Play Audio Button The Twist 1:28
WPGC Play Audio Button Twist Spinoffs :51
WPGC Play Audio Button Other Dance Crazes 2:12
Produced Elements: 1963  
WPGC Play Audio Button Motown Explosion 1:19
WPGC Play Audio Button Love Ballads 1:10
WPGC Play Audio Button Upcoming British Invasion 1:00
Produced Elements: 1964  
WPGC Play Audio Button Beatlemania! 1:13
WPGC Play Audio Button Middle Of The Road Artists 2:01
  Produced Elements: 1965  
WPGC Play Audio Button Hard Rock 1:11
WPGC Play Audio Button Eve Of Destruction 1:54
WPGC Play Audio Button New Words 1:37
  Produced Elements: 1966  
WPGC Play Audio Button Message Music 1:10
WPGC Play Audio Button No Matter What Shape :27
WPGC Play Audio Button Green Beret 1:09
  Produced Elements: 1967  
WPGC Play Audio Button Protest Songs 1:33
WPGC Play Audio Button Catch Phrases :55
WPGC Play Audio Button Now Generation 1:05
  Produced Elements: 1968  
WPGC Play Audio Button Psychedelia 1:22
WPGC Play Audio Button Black Is Beautiful :56
WPGC Play Audio Button Bubblegum Music 1:42
WPGC Play Audio Button Here Come Da Judge! 1:32
WPGC Play Audio Button Tiny Tim 1:49
  Produced Elements: 1969  
WPGC Play Audio Button Age Of Aquarius 1:33
WPGC Play Audio Button Gospel Rock 1:58
WPGC Play Audio Button Paul Is Dead 1:05
WPGC Play Audio Button Song Of The Year 1:30
  Produced Elements: 1970  
WPGC Play Audio Button Not Available Yet X:XX
  Produced Elements: 1971  
WPGC Play Audio Button Not Available Yet X:XX

 

 

Listen to the production elements in context as they were used on the air by year of music:

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Play Date Jock Format Time
    Featuring the Years: 1950 - 1953    
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/26/69 Davy Jones - Rock & Roll Generation: 1950-1953 UNscoped 31:13
  12/29/70 Big Wilson - Rock & Roll Generation: 1950-1953 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/29/70 Big Wilson - Rock & Roll Generation: 1950-1953 UNscoped 7:43
  12/31/70 Jim Madison - (Joel Denver) - R&R Gen.: 1950-1953 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/31/70 Jim Madison - (Joel Denver) - R&R Gen.: 1950-1953 UNscoped 38:05
    Featuring the Years: 1950 - 1954    
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/31/69 Jack Rabbit - Rock & Roll Generation: 1950-1954 Scoped 25:42
    Featuring the Year: 1954    
  12/30/70 Bob Raleigh, Sr. - (Bill Miller) - R&R Gen.: 1954 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/30/70 Bob Raleigh, Sr. - (Bill Miller) - R&R Gen.: 1954 UNscoped 33:01
  12/31/70 Jim Madison - (Joel Denver) - R&R Gen.: 1954 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/31/70 Jim Madison - (Joel Denver) - R&R Gen.: 1954 UNscoped 46:55
  12/27/71 Harv Moore - Rock & Roll Generation: 1954 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/27/71 Harv Moore - Rock & Roll Generation: 1954 UNscoped 1:10:16
  12/28/71 Big Wilson - Rock & Roll Generation: 1954 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/28/71 Big Wilson - Rock & Roll Generation: 1954 UNscoped 13:05
    Featuring the Year: 1955    
  12/30/70 Bob Raleigh, Sr. - (Bill Miller) - R&R Gen.: 1955 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/30/70 Bob Raleigh, Sr. - (Bill Miller) - R&R Gen.: 1955 UNscoped 23:28
  12/31/70 Jim Madison - (Joel Denver) - R&R Gen.: 1955 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/31/70 Jim Madison - (Joel Denver) - R&R Gen.: 1955 UNscoped 35:11
  12/27/71 Harv Moore - Rock & Roll Generation: 1955 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/27/71 Harv Moore - Rock & Roll Generation: 1955 UNscoped 1:00:20
  12/28/71 Bryan Lawrence - Rock & Roll Generation: 1955 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/28/71 Bryan Lawrence - Rock & Roll Generation: 1955 UNscoped 6:38
    Featuring the Year: 1956    
12/28/70 Harv Moore - Rock & Roll Generation: 1956 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/28/70 Harv Moore - Rock & Roll Generation: 1956 UNscoped 3:33
  12/29/70 Davy Jones - Rock & Roll Generation: 1956 Scoped X:XX
WPGC Play Audio Button 12/29/70 Davy Jones - Rock & Roll Generation: 1956 UNscoped 15:46
  12/30/70 Bob Raleigh, Sr. (Bill Miller) - R&R Gen.: 1956 Scoped X:XX
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