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4/17/14 David McGowan-Hippie Era Historian & Weird Scenes Book

Dave McGowan

April 17, 2014 – 7pm-to-8pm EST, our guest is…
Independent Historian and Author, David McGowan on his book,
Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream

David McGowan on the thesis of his book:  To the extent that it has a central thesis, I would say that it is that the music and counterculture scene that sprung to life in the 1960s was not the organic, grassroots resistance movement that it is generally perceived to be, but rather a movement that was essentially manufactured and steered. And a corollary to that would be that for a scene that was supposed to be all about peace, love and understanding, there was a very dark, violent underbelly that this book attempts to expose.

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Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel Story with Xaviant Haze

Heartbreak HotelFarOutRadio Program. Listen HERE.  Our guest, independent historian, Xaviant Haze, takes a look back at the amazing life of the King of Rock N Roll, Elvis Presley. A few months ago Xaviant was on talking about his article on the strange story of the "alleged" death of Elvis Presley and some startling facts that just DO NOT add up. You can listen to that program, Here. This program we discuss the unique back story behind Elvis'a first big hit, Heartbreak Hotel. This song was not the typical kind of song anybody was recording in the late fifties and the record label wanted no parts of it. Find out who wrote it and why and how Elvis knew he had to record this unique song!

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No Traveler Returns: The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi

lugosi bookFarOutRadio Program. Listen HERE.  Bill Kaffenberger, co-author (with Gary D. Rhodes) of No Traveler Returns: The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi.  joins us this program to share the extraordinary truth about one of his favorite and very unique monster actors. Bill shares," I grew up in the era when Shock Theater and horror movie hosts first came to prominence on television in the late 1950s.  After seeing “Scared to Death” on a local TV station, I instantly became a fan of Bela Lugosi specifically and old fashioned “monster pictures” in general. From that start my interest in classic 1930s and 1940s films also developed." In his book, Bill shares  quite a few surprises that he believes will satisfy the Bela Lugosi fans in particular and classic horror film buffs in general.

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Radio Personality, Mel Simons on Old Time Radio Trivia

Mel SimonsFar Out Radio Program. It is an Old Time Radio Trivia Show here at FarOutRadio. Listen HERE Ready for some entertainment nostalgia? Mel Simons, author, comedian, accordion player, long-time radio personality will test your memory from the golden years of radio shows that tickled the imagination or his stories will add to your own trivia trove of days gone by. Mel will share delightful stories from his book, Old Time Radio Trivia.

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