This Week: Alan Freed Live Concert, 11/22/63 and the Finals Begin


Thanksgiving week will be a special week on “The Grooveyard”.

It begins with the end of the first round of the Grooveyard Greats polls.  Due to technical difficulties with the polling firm, voting on the survey for your favorite songs of 1956 has been extended until Tuesday at 10 PM.  You can pick your 10 favorite songs from that year here and find links to all the other surveys here.  Voting for the final round will start at the beginning of our Thanksgiving show Thursday at 9 PM.

The Thanksgiving show will have two special features.  We’ll share highlights of a rarely-heard live concert by Alan Freed during the 9 PM hour.  Freed, often called the “Father of Rock and Roll” was one of the first disc jockeys to promote the music on the radio.  His live concerts were among the first to be attended by racially mixed audiences.  This week’s Top Ten @ 10 will focus on the music of November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated.  It’s an unusual look at the eventful day in American history.  Unlike some shows thatare pre-recorded for the holiday, Alan Seltzer will host “The Grooveyard” live.

“The Grooveyard” can be heard on 88.1 FM on Long Island, the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or the TuneIn app on your SmartPhone.  Feel free to send song requests, comments and suggestions below.

“The Grooveyard”

…Where Oldies Come Alive!

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