2 thoughts on “68 WRKO “Blooper Tape, circa 1968-73


  1. Well, lessee here…the first half of this is actually just the aircheck of Chris Bailey’s last show before going to KCBQ in San Diego. That’s from 1971. So are the couple of bits from Dale Dorman. And the rewinding tape thing was not an accident….it was Mark Rivers fairly cleverly handling the “spring forward” move to Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. (when the clock went forward an hour to 3 a.m.).

    The oldest stuff on this tape (from WRKO) is from 1970. The newest from 1971. And apart from the blown back-announce on the Johnny Rivers record and the J.J. Jeffries microphone problem, there’s not really a “blooper” on it. Bailey being a little loose on his last show and Dorman not realizing he was talking up the long version of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” don’t really count.

    And the Lewis and Martin thing was an outtake from a commercial session in 1953…which had nothing to do with WRKO.


  2. The sound quality was fluttery (is that even a word?) for the first 5:09. I got a kick out of Martin and Lewis at the end. Hilarious!

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