Show No. 416 with guests David Arnoff and Chuck Harter
Original Airdates: Aug. 24-27, 2018
First hour: Chuck Harter joins Ed for Part 2 of our look at the era of pop music TV shows from the mid to late 1960s. This week we focus on such syndicated shows as The Lloyd Thaxton Show, Shebang (with Casey Kasem), Hollywood a Go Go (aka Ninth Street West), Shivaree, and Groovy. Second hour: Ed welcomes iconic rock photographer David Arnoff. Known among followers of punk rock and underground music, David’s interest in music—and, particularly, the music of British bands—was shaped by such shows as Shindig, Hullabaloo, The Lloyd Thaxton Show and other pop music shows that he watched as a teenager in the 1960s. Topics include the Beatles concert at Dodger Stadium in 1966 (which David attended, along with Robert Crane); meeting Boyce and Hart and Davy Jones of The Monkees by accident; and how a lot of punk artists, such as Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, were fans of such shows as The Honeymooners and The Untouchables. David’s book, Shot in the Dark: The Collected Photography of David Arnoff, is a collection of more than 150 black and white photographs, circa 1976 to 1985, of such punk rock performers as Patti Smith, The Clash, Blondie, Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, X, The Damned, Ian Dury, Misfits, The Ramones, The Cramps, Lux Interior, Poison Ivy, David Johansen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joan Jett, and Elvis Costello—all in their prime and, in many cases, before they become well known to the public. Shot in the Dark also includes personal insights and eyewitness accounts from many of the artists photographed in the book, including Motorhead, Nick Cave, X, Jayne/Wayne County, Walter Lure, and The Dead Boys.