|Syndicates||Armed Forces Radio|
|Created by||John Gilliland|
|Produced by||Chester Coleman|
|Narrated by||John Gilliland, Sie Holliday, Thom Beck|
|Original release||1969 – c1971|
|No. of episodes||55|
|Other themes||The Chronicles of Pop by Len Chandler|
|Website||The John Gilliland Collection|
The Pop Chronicles of the 50s and 60s
Inspired by the Monterey Pop Festival, the Pop Chronicles of the 1950s and 1960s was originally produced at KRLA 1110 and first aired on February 9, 1969. John Gilliland narrated the series along with Sie Holliday and Thom Beck (pictured). Also performing interviews were Dick LaPalm, Lew Irwin, Harry Shearer, Mike Masterson, and Richard Perry. The show's brief recurring theme song “The Chronicles of Pop” was written and performed by Len Chandler. The engineer and associate producer of the series was Chester Coleman.
KRLA 1110 originally broadcast an hour a week of the Pop Chronicles, which were later syndicated and broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. The photo above indicates that it was broadcast on KABC-FM sometime before that station became KLOS.
The Pop Chronicles of the 1940s
The Pop Chronicles of the 1940s was produced by John Gilliland and broadcast on KSFO (AM) while he worked there beginning in 1972 and then in 1976. To promote the show, KSFO "had a 40's month celebration with a dance remote and a jitterbug contest at Union Square." This was also syndicated and broadcast on AFRTS. In 1994, an edited version was released as the four cassette audiobook Pop Chronicles the 40's: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40's. This was later rereleased as The Big Band Chronicles.
Cover of the audiobook version
|Created by||John Gilliland|
|Narrated by||John Gilliland|
|Original release||1972 – 1976|
|No. of episodes||24|
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- Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.
- Ruhlmann, William. The Big Band Chronicles at AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
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- Gilliland, John (1997). "On Chronicling Pop". In Barrett, Don. Los Angeles radio people: Volume 2, 1957-1997. Valencia, CA: Db Marketing. ISBN 978-0-9658907-0-0. OCLC 38994418.(The pages in this book are not numbered, but Gilliland's essay is located between the E and F entries.)
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- Los Angeles Radio People, B
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- The Man on the Beat: John Gilliland and The Pop Chronicles, 2008 Association for Recorded Sound Collections conference presentation by Andrew Justice and Jonathan Thorn (audio & slides).