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Show 1 - Play A Simple Melody: American pop music in the early fifties. [Part 1]

Description: Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland’s “The Pop Chronicles” traces the history of popular music from the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, CA. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interleaving of Mr. Gilliland’s narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day. The guests are: Mitch Miller, Johnnie Ray, Kay Starr, Pete Seeger, Stan Freberg, George Harrison and others.
Date: unknown
Duration: 56 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Show 2 - Play A Simple Melody: American pop music in the early fifties. [Part 2]

Description: Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland’s “The Pop Chronicles” traces the history of popular music from the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, CA. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interleaving of Mr. Gilliland’s narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day. The guests are: Mitch Miller, Johnnie Ray, Kay Starr, Pete Seeger, Stan Freberg, George Harrison and others.
Date: unknown
Duration: 55 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Show 51 - The Soul Reformation: Phase three, soul music at the summit. [Part 7]

Description: Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland’s “The Pop Chronicles” traces the history of popular music from the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, CA. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interleaving of Mr. Gilliland’s narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day. The guests are: James Brown, the Temptations, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and others.
Date: unknown
Duration: 56 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Show 45 - Sergeant Pepper at the Summit: The very best of a very good year. [Part 1]

Description: Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland’s “The Pop Chronicles” traces the history of popular music from the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, CA. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interleaving of Mr. Gilliland’s narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day. The guests are: Beatles, Stones, and a good many stars of the Monterey International Pop Music Festival.
Date: unknown
Duration: 55 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Show 47 - Sergeant Pepper at the Summit: The very best of a very good year. [Part 3]

Description: Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland’s “The Pop Chronicles” traces the history of popular music from the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, CA. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interleaving of Mr. Gilliland’s narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day. The guests are: Beatles, Stones, and a good many stars of the Monterey International Pop Music Festival.
Date: unknown
Duration: 57 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Show 49 - The British are Coming! The British are Coming!: With an emphasis on Donovan, the Bee Gees and the Who. [Part 6]

Description: Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland’s “The Pop Chronicles” traces the history of popular music from the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, CA. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interleaving of Mr. Gilliland’s narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day. The guests are: Donovan, the Bee Gees, Moody Blues, Procul Harum and the Who.
Date: unknown
Duration: 59 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Show 48 - The British are Coming! The British are Coming!: With an emphasis on Donovan, the Bee Gees and the Who. [Part 5]

Description: Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland’s “The Pop Chronicles” traces the history of popular music from the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, CA. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interleaving of Mr. Gilliland’s narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day. The guest is: Donovan.
Date: unknown
Duration: 55 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Show 22 - Smack Dab in the Middle on Route 66: A skinny dip in the easy listening mainstream. [Part 1]

Description: Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland’s “The Pop Chronicles” traces the history of popular music from the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, CA. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interleaving of Mr. Gilliland’s narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day. The guests are: Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Johnny Mathis, Nelson Riddle and others.
Date: unknown
Duration: 55 minutes 01 second
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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