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A small-c catholic preaching to the unevensong choir.

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

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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 :
...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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