Now you've heard the story of
"The Britling That Got Away."
beginning of WSGN's transition away from old-line network radio to a
newfangled program concept it called "music and news." It was the
dawn of contemporary top-40 radio in Alabama.
beautiful thing about Davy Crockett from a merchandising point of view
is that, while there were plenty of licensed Disney items bearing Fess
Parker's image, old Davy was a public domain historical figure, so
pretty much any manufacturer could come up with merchandise based on
him without paying Disney anything.
that one minor song which tried to start a musical craze that went
nowhere. Something called "Rock Around the Clock", I think, but
that's just trivial rumor.
Was their slogan "If they're not better, they're Wortz"?
And is that Mr. Realee Good serving as their mascot a few years before he joined Burger In A Hurry?
Alabama's Sin City! (The Phenix City Story is a movie worth seeking out)
martial law was imposed, and the crime elements run out of town, some
of the old Phenix City mob migrated to the Mississippi/Tennessee line
north of Corinth, where they operated a nightclub, restaurant and
motel. What happened next was the story of Walking Tall.
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