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The Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
are two radio documentary series which together "may constitute the most complete audio history of 1940s-60s popular music."[2] Both were produced by John Gilliland.

Contents

1 The Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
of the 50s and 60s 2 The Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
of the 1940s 3 See also 4 References

4.1 Notes 4.2 Print sources

5 External links

The Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
of the 50s and 60s[edit] Inspired by the Monterey Pop Festival,[3] the Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
of the 1950s and 1960s was originally produced at KRLA 1110
KRLA 1110
and first aired on February 9, 1969.[4] John Gilliland narrated the series along with Sie Holliday and Thom Beck (pictured).[5] Also performing interviews were Dick LaPalm, Lew Irwin, Harry Shearer, Mike Masterson, and Richard Perry.[6] The show's brief recurring theme song “The Chronicles of Pop” was written and performed by Len Chandler.[7] The engineer and associate producer of the series was Chester Coleman.[8][9] KRLA 1110
KRLA 1110
originally broadcast an hour a week of the Pop Chronicles,[8] which were later syndicated[1][10] and broadcast on Armed Forces Radio.[11] The photo above indicates that it was broadcast on KABC-FM
KABC-FM
sometime before that station became KLOS. The University of North Texas
University of North Texas
Music Library has made the Pop Chronicles available online[3] since June 2010.[12] The Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
of the 1940s[edit] The Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
of the 1940s was produced by John Gilliland and broadcast on KSFO (AM)
KSFO (AM)
while he worked there beginning in 1972[10] and 1976.[13] To promote the show, KSFO
KSFO
"had a 40's month celebration with a dance remote and a jitterbug contest at Union Square."[14] This was also syndicated[14] and broadcast on AFRTS.[15] In 1994, an edited version was released as the four cassette audiobook Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
the 40's: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40's.[16][17] This was later rereleased as The Big Band Chronicles.[18][19]

Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
the 40s

Cover of the audiobook version

Home station KSFO

Syndicates AFRTS

Created by John Gilliland

Narrated by John Gilliland

Original release 1972 – 1976

No. of episodes 24

After his death, Gilliand's sister donated the Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
tapes to the University of North Texas
University of North Texas
Music Library where they form the John Gilliland Collection.[2] See also[edit]

The History of Rock and Roll

References[edit] Notes[edit]

^ a b "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.com. 1970-09-26. Retrieved 2011-01-04.  ^ a b "ARSC Conference 2008 - Session Abstracts" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-13.  ^ a b "Explore the holdings of UNT Music Library: List View UNT Digital Library". Digital.library.unt.edu. 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2010-08-23.  ^ "CLASSIC DJ & RADIO SCRAPBOOK: KRLA POP CHRONICLES Program, 1969 (1 of 2)". Classicdjradioscrapbook.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2009-07-13.  ^ "Los Angeles Radio People, Where Are They Now, G". Laradio.com. Retrieved 2009-04-16.  ^ "Index to Interviews — University of North Texas
University of North Texas
Libraries". Library.unt.edu. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2009-04-16.  ^ "Index to "Pop Chronicles" — University of North Texas
University of North Texas
Libraries". Library.unt.edu. 2008-07-24. Archived from the original on 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2009-04-16.  ^ a b *Hopkins, Jerry (October 4, 1969). "'Pop Chronicles' Chronicle Pop". Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
(43). p. 34.  ^ "CLASSIC DJ & RADIO SCRAPBOOK: KRLA POP CHRONICLES Program, 1969 (2 of 2)". Classicdjradioscrapbook.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2009-07-13.  ^ a b MacKenzie, Bob (1972-10-29). "Radio Returns to the '40s" (PDF). Oakland Tribune. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-09.  ^ Gilliland, John (2008-08-18). "Pop chronicles. 36 (RU 11-1 [Sept. 1970]) [WorldCat.org]". [WorldCat.org]. Retrieved 2009-04-16.  ^ "Statistics: John Gilliland's Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
UNT Digital Library". Digital.library.unt.edu. Retrieved 2013-07-24.  ^ " John Gilliland - Pop Chronicles: The Forties". bayarearadio.org. Retrieved 2009-04-16.  ^ a b "12-Hour Special
Special
Spots Forties' Music & Events". Billboard - Google Books. 1973-01-13. Retrieved 2011-01-04.  ^ Gilliland, John (2008-08-18). "Pop chronicles of the 40's. 1 (RU 14-76 [Apr. 1976]) [WorldCat.org]". [WorldCat.org]. Retrieved 2009-04-16.  ^ Gilliland, John (2008-08-18). "Pop chronicles". Worldcat.org. Retrieved 2009-04-16.  ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  ^ Ruhlmann, William. The Big Band Chronicles > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-08-03. ^ "The big band chronicles". Worldcat.org. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 

Print sources[edit]

Gilliland, John (1997). "On Chronicling Pop". In Barrett, Don. Los Angeles radio people: Volume 2, 1957-1997. Valencia, CA: Db Marketing. ISBN 978-0-9658907-0-0. OCLC 38994418. (The pages in this book are not numbered, but Gilliland's essay is located between the E and F entries.)

External links[edit]

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The Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
audio at the University of North Texas
University of North Texas
Music Library The Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
Presents The Forties originally broadcast Sunday, November 5, 1972 "Index to Interviews at the John Gilliland Collection". The University of North Texas Music Library. Archived from the original on 2009-06-03.  Los Angeles Radio People, B Los Angeles Radio People, G The Man on the Beat: John Gilliland and The Pop Chronicles, 2008 Association for Recorded Sound Collections
Association for Recorded Sound Collections
conference presentation by Andrew Justice and Jonat

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