Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jimmy O'Neill, R. I. P.

LA Observed: Jimmy O'Neill gained a measure of Los Angeles radio immortality when he became the first voice heard on KRLA when the AM station switched to rock and roll (from country western music) in 1959. He went on to become LA's top radio deejay, then at age 24 went national as the host of ABC's short-lived rock music show "Shindig" in 1964.


Cap'n Bob said...

Sad. I loved Shindig and tried to see it every week. Other than Bobby Sherman, it always had a sterling lineup.

Anonymous said...

Now I feel really old. I watched every week too.