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Book details
  • Genre:PERFORMING ARTS
  • SubGenre:Radio / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:179
  • eBook ISBN:9780984804993

Records Truly Is My Middle Name

by John Records Landecker and Rick Kaempfer

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Overview
When you’re born with the middle name “Records”, your destiny has been chosen for you. John Records Landecker fulfilled his destiny by becoming one of the most respected disc jockeys in radio history. In Landecker’s incredible 40-plus year major market radio career, he lived an amazing life. His former long-time producer, author Rick Kaempfer, has managed to pull those stories out of him in the pages of “Records Truly Is My Middle Name.” Whether the stories are about the behind the scenes world of Top 40 Radio’s heyday, or Landecker’s colorful encounters with worldwide celebrities like George Harrison, Mel Brooks, Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, George Carlin, and countless others, Landecker recounts his tales with refreshing honesty and humor. * You’ll be transported into a radio studio with Stevie Wonder as the news of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination comes across the wire. * You’ll go into a shopping mall with John Travolta and 30,000 screaming teenage girls. * You’ll meet people before they were stars—the 14 year old kid who would become a legendary television producer—the teenager who went on to become a worldwide rock star—the original cast of Star Wars as their starships were blasting them into a galaxy far, far away. * You’ll wake up in an airplane overlooking the Grand Canyon without the slightest inkling of how you got there. * And you’ll take a “stay out of trouble” getaway vacation and inadvertently stumble onto a Playboy Playmate shoot and a crashed airplane full of pot. Landecker and Kaempfer produced this memoir as they once did their radio show together. The book is packed with the stories behind Landecker’s most famous bits and songs, timeless photographs, John’s personal memories of important Baby Boomer milestones, and additional stories from over thirty guest stars (like fellow radio legends Bob Sirott, Jonathon Brandmeier, Eric Ferguson, Don Wade, Fred Winston, Joey Reynolds and more).
Description
When you’re born with the middle name “Records”, your destiny has been chosen for you. John Records Landecker fulfilled his destiny by becoming one of the most respected disc jockeys in radio history. In Landecker’s incredible 40-plus year major market radio career, he lived an amazing life. His former long-time producer, author Rick Kaempfer, has managed to pull those stories out of him in the pages of “Records Truly Is My Middle Name.” Whether the stories are about the behind the scenes world of Top 40 Radio’s heyday, or Landecker’s colorful encounters with worldwide celebrities like George Harrison, Mel Brooks, Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, George Carlin, and countless others, Landecker recounts his tales with refreshing honesty and humor. * You’ll be transported into a radio studio with Stevie Wonder as the news of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination comes across the wire. * You’ll go into a shopping mall with John Travolta and 30,000 screaming teenage girls. * You’ll meet people before they were stars—the 14 year old kid who would become a legendary television producer—the teenager who went on to become a worldwide rock star—the original cast of Star Wars as their starships were blasting them into a galaxy far, far away. * You’ll wake up in an airplane overlooking the Grand Canyon without the slightest inkling of how you got there. * And you’ll take a “stay out of trouble” getaway vacation and inadvertently stumble onto a Playboy Playmate shoot and a crashed airplane full of pot. Landecker and Kaempfer produced this memoir as they once did their radio show together. The book is packed with the stories behind Landecker’s most famous bits and songs, timeless photographs, John’s personal memories of important Baby Boomer milestones, and additional stories from over thirty guest stars (like fellow radio legends Bob Sirott, Jonathon Brandmeier, Eric Ferguson, Don Wade, Fred Winston, Joey Reynolds and more).
About the author
John Records Landecker has had a legendary 40+ year radio career; one that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland saw fit to feature in their radio exhibit. Landecker was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and that’s where his radio career began. John has gone on to entertain radio audiences in Michigan (WOIA, WERX, WTRX, WILS), Philadelphia (WIBG), Chicago (WLS, WLUP, G-106, WCKG, WJMK), Toronto (CFTR) and Cleveland (Power 108). When he was working at WLS in the 1970s, John was named Billboard Magazine’s Radio Personality of the year. In the 1990s, his WJMK morning show was named the best morning show in Chicago, and in the early 2000s it was recognized as the best Oldies radio show in America by Radio and Records. John’s radio career is still going strong. He appears on WLS-FM 94.7 every night from 6-10pm. This is his first book, but he has released six previous CDs of his work; “Landecker & The Legends” (’94), “Landecker & The Legends, Volume 2″ (’95), “Baby Boomers” (’96), “Live Long & Perspire” (’97), “Landecker & The Legends, Volume 5″ (’98), and “20th Century Hits and Bits” (’99). He lives in Indiana with his wife Nika. And yes, Records truly still is his middle name.
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