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WQAM top songs for 1965

WQAM top songs for 1965

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miamicrg08-Oct-2007 15:57
Rick Shaw was of course the biggest DJ in the history of SFLA radio. In the spring of 1965--I was an 8th grader at Driftwood Jr High in Hollywood Florida. Everyone knew about Rick's Saturday Hop show--and it usually highlighted a high school from Dade or Broward County every week. I never knew why--but they were to schedule a live show from the patio area of DJH. One of my best friends in life is the former Yankee player and manager Bucky Dent. We were both football managers for our 9th grade football team. We had heard a rumor that Rick Shaw was coming to meet with out pricipal John Aycock one afternoon to discuss and finalize the TV show gig. Well--it was supposed to be right after school at 2:20. Buck & I were supposed to go directly to football practice--but we said screw it--we'll go to see if we can catch a glimpse of Ricki Tici Shaw. You could not believe it--there were about a hundred kids outside the office waiting for him to appear. Sure enough--he drove in the WQAM red 1965 2+2 Tiger in the Tank Mustang--you'd thought The Beatles had arrived. He was mobbed--kids pulling at his clothes--I though they were going to rip off his toupee! The dance was a total success--it was on the patio area outside the cafetoria--inside we had closed circuit TV's for class--so people could watch it live as it was happening--pretty far out for the times.

As for Buck & I being late to football practice--coach Tom Spec was not too happy with us--but had forgotten it by the end of practice--we thought that we would get some "whacks".... Remember those? Today--teachers would be thrown in jail!