The Lost 45s

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The Lost 45s with Barry Scott is an American classic hits retro music radio and interview program. It focuses on Top 40 hits from the 1970s and 1980s.

History[edit]

The show has been on the air since 1981 starting at Emerson College, then at a series of Boston radio stations: WZLX, WBOS, Mix 98.5, 93.7 WEGQ, WODS Oldies 103.3 and WROR. It entered national syndication in 1993 and has been heard on the Internet at the Lost45.com website lost45.com since 1999.[1][2][3][4]

Scott has stated that his ultimate goal is to keep these songs and artists alive in an era of tight playlists. The Lost 45s claims to be America's largest music & interview library from the '70s and '80s.

Scott has written a book, We Had Joy, We Had Fun (ISBN 057119835X), released a CD series based on his program internationally and has appeared as a music expert and historian on VH-1's "Behind The Music," CNN and The Howard Stern Show. He has interviewed over 900 recording artists from the period.

Segments on The Lost 45s with Barry Scott[edit]

  • Lost 45 Conversations: Scott has interviewed over 900 pop stars from late 60s through the 80s, who tell their stories behind the songs.
  • Lost 45 Yearbook: Scott plays 5 songs that hit the Billboard Hot 100 from a certain year each week.
  • Rarities: Thousands of demos and rare versions of songs, some provided by the artists themselves. Includes lower charting 'shuddabeen' hits as requested often by listeners.
  • Lost Headlines: A look back at news stories from the late 60s through the 80s
  • TV Moments: Scott plays snippets of TV shows from the late 60s through the 80s
  • Movie Moments: Scott plays snippets of Movie from late 60s through the 80s
  • Lost 45 Box Set: Scott plays a group of themed based songs
  • Schoolhouse Rock Lessons: One "Schoolhouse Rock" segment is presented.

Current and former stations that have carried the show in syndication[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dean Johnson, "'Lost 45s' finds new life and new audience on Web", The Boston Herald, February 16, 2001  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. ^ "Listeners Find a Favorite in 'Lost 45s'", The Boston Globe, September 2, 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ Clea Simon, "He's at a loss over his `Lost 45s' success", The Boston Globe, October 19, 2007  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  4. ^ Gary Trust, "'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Exclusive Interview with DJ Barry Scott", Billboard, March 8, 2011.

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