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A small-c catholic preaching to the unevensong choir.

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Favoriting July 6, 2014: P.O.P. Music
Featuring guests Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore, authors of Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space-Age Nautical Pleasure Pier. Every musical act played in this program had performed at P.O.P.

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The Beach Boys  Amusement Parks U.S.A.   Favoriting  
The Rendezvous  Those Memories   Favoriting  
Lawrence Welk  Calcutta   Favoriting  
The Fabs  That's the Bag I'm In   Favoriting  
Sam Cooke  Shake   Favoriting  
The Byrds  I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better   Favoriting  
The Seeds  Mr. Farmer   Favoriting  
unknown  Pacific Ocean Park Radio Commercial No. 1   Favoriting  
  Interview with Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore, Part 1
The Beach Boys  Surfin'   Favoriting  
Paul Revere & the Raiders  Like, Long Hair   Favoriting  
The Belairs  Mr. Moto   Favoriting  
Annette and the Beach Boys  The Monkey's Uncle   Favoriting  
Donna Loren  It Only Hurts When I Cry   Favoriting  
Dick Dale & His Del-Tones  Secret Surfin' Spot   Favoriting  
unknown  Pacific Ocean Park Full Radio Commercial   Favoriting  
  Interview with Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore, Part 2
Ritchie Valens  Come On Let's Go   Favoriting  
Johnny Burnette Trio  Honey Hush   Favoriting  
The Champs  Ali-Baba   Favoriting  
Rosie and the Originals  Angel Baby   Favoriting  
Olympics  Shimmy Like Kate   Favoriting  
Marvin Gaye  I'll Be Doggone   Favoriting  
Ike & Tina Turner  Finger Poppin'   Favoriting  
Sam & Dave  Wrap It Up   Favoriting  
  Interview with Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore, Part 3
Love  My Little Red Book   Favoriting  
The Chambers Brothers  Love, Peace, and Happiness   Favoriting  
Big Brother & the Holding Company  Blindman   Favoriting  
The Peanut Butter Conspiracy  It's a Happening Thing   Favoriting  
The Pink Floyd  Lucifer Sam   Favoriting  
The Nazz  Lay Down and Die, Goodbye   Favoriting This is Alice Cooper's old Sixties group, not Todd Rundgren's old Sixties group. 
The Mothers of Invention  Trouble Every Day   Favoriting  
  Interview with Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore, conclusion
none  Mystery Island Banana Train Ride β€” Goony Bird   Favoriting  


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Listener comments!

  5:18pm
marmalade kitty:

Great set Gaylord!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm
Gaylord Fields:

Thanks, mk!
  5:25pm
~L:

Some photos are here: http://pacificoceanpark.tripod.com/
  5:34pm
peter:

Great set and going to request they acquire the book for Seattle Public Library!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm
Gaylord Fields:

@peter: Please do. It's spectacular!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm
Gaylord Fields:

Thanks for supplying the link, tilde-L!
  5:47pm
Jack:

Wow. Thank you everybody for this flashback. I was born and grew up in Long Beach CA area (Lakewood) and P.O.P. was wonderful. We probably went there a dozen times when I was a kid, couldn't get enough. I think I might have old 8mm home movies of the family there. I haven't even thought of it in decades; suddenly I'm 11 again!
  5:48pm
Jack:

(I missed the first part of the show, I'll listen to the archive, but I will definitely get this book.) Thanks again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm
Gaylord Fields:

Thank you, Jack!
  5:56pm
SuW Guru:

i'm reading an article titled: Steven Spielberg, two Sloths and a giant octopus - THE GOONIES story that didn't make it to the screen
Avatar 5:56pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...perfect Summer (holiday weekend) show
...lord - those line-ups !!...
Avatar 5:58pm
Peteski:

Boggles the mind just how run down that part of Santa Monica / Venice was at that time (and until the '90s really), probably had lost to do with the demise of POP (I live in Venice, btw)
Avatar 6:05pm
Peteski:

Let me ask then: Did the "bad" neighborhood (that part Santa Monica / Venice was pretty run down) have anything to do with the parks demise? Being that Anaheim was pure white suburban and practically empty? Crazy how people at that time didn't place being at the beach as a winning element.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
SeanG:

that Ritchie Valens tune is epic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
Gaylord Fields:

@Peteski: I'll ask my guests. Thanks for the question!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm
Gaylord Fields:

@SeanG: He was seventeen! Poor kid never made it to effin' 18!
Avatar 6:09pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Angel Baby' a fave of John Lennon's; the flipside is reportedly some kinda classic breakdown (??) - I've always wanted to hear
- yeah - even Buddy Holly was only 22 (!!!)
  6:11pm
JakeGould:

Effing great show. Also, makes me wistful for those times where lots of land would just have amusement parks just because. Great era.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm
SeanG:

Good God Almighty!
  6:23pm
JakeGould:

This is so great.
Avatar 6:25pm
Peteski:

www.youtube.com... wink sings
Avatar 6:29pm
Peteski:

Great answer, thanks!
  6:30pm
Jack:

My favorite ride was the Diving Bell!!! It was scary! and cool!
  6:32pm
JakeGould:

@Jack, was that a diving bell that just dunked into a n above ground pool? They had one of those at Astroland. Liked that!
  6:35pm
Jack:

Jake, yes, a big iron tank you were strapped in, and then a lot of hydraulic clanking and you'd be lowered into..like, maybe 20 feet of water! But there were fishes and sharks and things swimming in it.
  6:37pm
JakeGould:

In Astroland it was mainly murky water & a shark or whale. They actually still have the shark or whale somewhere behind the Cyclone in Coney Island.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm
James in ATL:

Great show Gaylord! It was terrific to meet you last weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
Gaylord Fields:

My pleasure, James!
Avatar 6:38pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...here's 'Angel Baby''s flip :
www.youtube.com...
...I overstated what I read about it; what's notable actually is the contrast between the A (Pop) & B (raw R&B)-sides
- & what *that* says about the Era ;
...it's always interested me that the Common Myth was there was nothing between Elvis joining the Army & The Beatles arriving - the ways this is - & is **not** true - as illustrated very well exactly in previous sets right here...
  6:39pm
Jack:

From the bottom of the tank, you'd look up through the portholes and see the light streaming through the water, and the sea life. It was transcendental (for a kid) I so wanted to become a marine biologist.
  6:43pm
JakeGould:

β€œIt was transcendental (for a kid) I so wanted to become a marine biologist.” It was weird to me because there was an aquarium 1 block away & the ocean another block away. So it seemed like a weird fun distraction to the reality that was close by.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm
dale:

i thought the big brother track was frank zappa. so embarrassed.
  6:43pm
Jack:

Jesus, Gaylord, you're playing some amazing music today! (but you always do) Really hitting all the sweet spots.
Avatar 6:45pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...just to have seen Syd Barrett play in America...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
Gaylord Fields:

Thanks, Jack! This has been an especially fun show to program.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
SeanG:

gonna turn this UP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
Gaylord Fields:

Am I allowed to think and say that this has been a really good show?
  6:49pm
Nardo:

Mike Sin spun this same Mothers track earlier today. Getting my Zappa fix today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
Gaylord Fields:

My concern is that it's not especially good form to toot your own horn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
Gaylord Fields:

@Nardo: That makes me feel I made a good choice, because Mike Sin is the real deal!
  6:51pm
Jack:

Gaylord: Best show ever! Toot yer horn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
SeanG:

Go for it Gaylord. Toot that horn!
  6:52pm
marmalade kitty:

great show ! toots to ya!
  Swag For Life Member 6:56pm
12539:

Great tooting show, Gaylord!
Avatar 6:58pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Gaylord - yer unique & exceptional - & this was informative & great fun ~ virtual summer vacation visit ; yer allowed to enjoy yer own show !!
...This woulda been when Alice & Syd met & associated...
- Knickerbockers !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm
James in ATL:

So glad this will be archived as I am sure I will listen to this many times.
  7:01pm
Jack:

Christopher and Domenic: Thank you!
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