On my way to the "big market" LA. This is a pic during my San Bernardino.
One year later I was in Los Angeles on KRLA. I was blessed to have hung out with some amazing people and stars. A few pics below...
And one of my all favorites of all time below.
A DISK JOCKEY IS A RADIO PERSONALITY WHO PRESENTS MUSICAL SELECTIONS, EITHER OF HIS OWN CHOOSING , OR AT THE DIRECTION OF A STATION SUPERVISOR,THAT USUALLY COVERS A SPECTRUM OF MUSICAL TYPES OR GENRE...... THE DEGREE TO WHICH HIS OWN PERSONALITY AND TASTES ARE ALLOWED TO BE PRESENTED VARY BY THE RADIO STATION FORMAT AND THE DEMANDS OF MANAGEMENT. NOW A CLUB DJ OR FESTIVAL DJ IS A WHOLE DIFFERANT ANIMAL...... RO
some nemrod ...not really...asked me what is a disk jockey.......i have not had that question before. So i gave it some thought ....and i'm still not sure how to answer that....i'll get back to you RO
MORE ABOUT HENDRIX..WE GOT TO BE FRIENDS AND INVITED ME TO BE THE MC AT THE NEWPORT POP FESTIVAL THAT ODDLY HELD AT CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE CAMPUS...HE SAID WHY DON'T COME TO MY HOTEL ..HILTON..BRING YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND WE;LL GO IN MY LIMO.....SHE THOUGHT I WAS MAKING IT UP .. BUT THATS WHAT WE DID ...WHEN WE GOT THRU THE GATES BACKSTAGE AND GOT OUT WITH CLOUDS OF HERB FILLING THE AIR ...OF JIMI GETS OUT AND COPS LOOKED ON OTHER WAY..HE WAS THE HEADLINER .WHAT A PARTY AND HELL OF A SHOW..YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE.. MORE TO COME RO
When i was hired at KRLA 1110 LA radio in 69 i went to the teenage fair at the Paladium on sunset in hollywood during spring break. I got backstage and to my surprise ...there was HENDRIX.. OH YA.. he was very nice so i took a chance and asked him if he would play...bringing up the fact that as the 6 to 9 nite guy i played a lot of his music..... long story short .. he did ... i stood a few feet away and watched him ROCK...I'LL NEVER FORGET IT and either will anyone who was there.. thers more .. but thats for latter........... RO
looking back which is difficult because my eyes face forward ... what...the night at the Rainbow on sunset in hollywood..when i drove my brand new Porsche 911 t into the lot and turned around ..there was an identical silver 911 in back of me. owned by Gerry Beckley of the group AMERICA . What a coincidence..I said hi and introduced my self ..Russ O'HARA KRLA RADIO ...He told who he was and asked would it be considerd payola if he bought me a drink...the night on and we did what rock n rollers do ..hit on hot girls ..party ..etc ........wish i had pictures to share..ahh maybe not.. we became friends . more to come..