Wednesday, July 25, 2012

CLASSIC AUDIO ~






Les Crane with guest Bob Dylan
( 1965 )



Les Crane (December 3, 1933 – July 13, 2008), born Lesley Stein, was a radio announcer and television talk show host, a pioneer in interactive broadcasting.


Maybe the greatest talk-show (and radio-show) host you never saw or heard. Crane is remembered now for his "shotgun method" mic, where a microphone was swung out to the audience members to join in. . .a daring precursor to the likes of Phil Donahue, Don Imus, Howard Stern. A pioneer in the development of talk radio, Crane sparked and riled up his listeners and callers with his forthright style and confrontational techniques which seemed to also attract his guests, and he had beauties: the rarely seen on television Bob Dylan (shown here), Malcolm X, Robert Kennedy, George Wallace, Richard Burton, the first openly gay guest Randy Wicker (1964), and many other civil rights advocates of the time. He was loved by his followers and a thorn in the side to his promoters.


He began his radio career in 1958 at KONO in San Antonio, later moving to Philadelphia at call numbers WPEN. By 1962 he was steering KGO(AM) San Francisco with its powerhouse far reaching signal. It was Crane who was responsible for creating "the Top 40", so says none other than Casey Kasem. By 1963 Crane had shifted to a talk show on WABC—TV (NYC) where the first American TV appearance of The Rolling Stones took place, though only caught by New Yorkers. Leave it to Les Crane.


The late fifties and all of the sixties were his run and influence. By the late sixties he was hosting a talk show at KLAC (Los Angeles) now dressed in turtleneck and moccasins; by the 1980s he had shifted his talents as an innovator in the software industry. For whatever reason, perhaps neglect and stupidity on the part of owners, many of Crane's shows have been lost, or only the audio track has been left. After three marriages, including to Tina Louise from "Gilligan's Island" (Ginger), Crane died in California in 2008 at the age of 74. He was a handsome man.












171 comments:

Conrad DiDiodato said...

An awesome interview!

Didn't know Les Crane: I grew up with Dick Cavett.

Hank Williams an early inluence of Bob Dylan...wow

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Conrad, I caught

that Les Crane show sometime back in the wonderful ages, and like you I loved Dick Cavett (still do ~ you might enjoy, as I did, his recent book of essays, if you haven't already) and David Susskind, and William Buckley's Firing Line (Kerouac with Ed Sanders on one show is something to behold) and Steve Allen and so many others. All classic audio.

Funny Dylan doesn't mention Woody Guthrie. But then he is a playful contrariety.

Wow and onward
all's well, Bob

Conrad DiDiodato said...

As an aside,

I recall the William Buckley interview with Ginsberg: and particularly the poet's song to him at the end (playing on a zither-type instrument), part incantatory, part erotic. I believe still Ginsberg was not a little taken with a rather suave articulate and very personable Buckley.

Definitely a homo-erotic moment and Buckley looked very uncomfortable.

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Yes, Conrad, I remember that program, and Buckley, more than Ginsberg certainly, did look uncomfortable with a man his age singing sweet everythings to him.

It was a rare moment when Allen Ginsberg ever appeared uncomfortable on the public stage; it was his place and his time. Others may have been uncomfortable with him. And in Buckley's case, that was his problem.

Harmonium
all's well, Bob

Conrad DiDiodato said...

That's right,Bob, it was an harmonium.

Leonard Cohen used to play it too.
Must've been a 60s poetry thing.

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Classical composers, Conrad, knew their harmonium up to classical poets Ginsberg and Leonard Cohen — likewise modern musicians like Nico, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead. . . all with the harmonium in their mitts.

Breathe the sound,
Bob

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