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Radio free Boston : the rise and fall of WBCN

Author: Carter Alan
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the definitive story of the pioneering rock radio station that galvanized a city and a generation. Blaring the Cream anthem "I Feel Free," WBCN went on the air in March 1968 as an experiment in free-form rock on the fledgling FM radio band. It broadcast its final song, Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," in August 2009. In between, WBCN became the musical, cultural, and political voice of the young  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carter Alan
ISBN: 9781555537296 1555537294
OCLC Number: 830837432
Description: xiii, 334 pages, 8 color pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The American revolution --
A radio commune --
I read the news today --
Movin' on up --
Camelot --
The battle joined --
Power to the people --
The reallllll WBCN, Boston! --
I (don't) want my MTV --
Number 1 rock n' roll connection --
Camelot redux --
From Boylston Street to Wall Street --
Nelson, Howard, and The love shack --
Any given Sunday, any given weekday --
A bad-boy business --
Shine on you crazy diamond --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Carter Alan ; with a foreword by Steven Tyler.

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Alan s book traces WBCN s unassuming birth from the ashes of a classical music station in 1968, through its heyday as the Rock of Boston in the 70s and 80s, to its demise in 2009, when, Alan writes, Read more...

 
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