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Tweet On this day in 1957 (no I don’t remember it) A film called “Don’t Knock The Rock” opened. In the late 50s and during the 60s rock was regarded with suspicion (to say the least) by the establishment. As a consequence films trying to show the positive side of real rock and blues tried […]
Tweet On This day in 1958 Billboard ran an article attacking the practice of accepting money to play certain records on the radio. The term used was ‘payola’ a combination of ‘pay’ and ‘victrola’ (Victrola was a line of phonographs originally introduced by RCA Victor in 1906 that continued until 1970). The article went on […]