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Written with Helen Hayes's biographer, Stephen Moore, Johnny's autobiography overflows with ...
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Written with Helen Hayes's biographer, Stephen Moore, Johnny's autobiography overflows with no-holds-barred memories and colorful stories from over fifty years of early rock radio and sportscasting adventures. His story touches an alphabet of major sports and music celebrities from Hank Aaron, Rick Barry, the Beatles, Joe DiMaggio, Ralph Friedgen, and Paul Hornung to Janis Joplin, Murray the K, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roger Miller, and both Ted and Gary Williams.
|An Opening Word||vii|
|Warm Up in Miami||1|
|Practice in Rochester||14|
|NYC Forward Motion||40|
|San Francisco High Ball||52|
|Hullabaloos and Hollywood||65|
|Warriors and Oneders||69|
|Washington DC's Capital Acts||81|
|Fear the Turtle||110|
|Kensington Home Base||149|
|A Few Good Jocks||157|
|ABC Radio World View||187|
|The Plane Crash||199|
|Put Your Money On Sr. Marie Louise||211|
|Pitching the Commercials, Sharing the Stage||218|
Posted October 8, 2002
As radio-TV editor of Billboard Magazine for more than a decade, I kept track of the heroics of Johnny Holliday when he was one of the nation's leading rock 'n' roll disc jockeys. I left to become a college professor. He spun right to become a sportscaster. One of the best! Here, he details his fascinating life as a deejay and the people, then does the same for sports. And he knew them all! Great book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 30, 2002
Growing up, I did not have the fortune to listen to Johnny Holliday, but as a sports broadcaster and broadcast educator I quickly became familiar with the man and his work. With the introduction of audio streaming, via the internet, I finally had a chance to listen to Johnny's call. From the computer speakers, I could feel the passion and energy that he has brought to Maryland fans the past 20 plus years, and I made sure to listen as often as possible. Johnny's work also served as examples, for my students, as to how a game ought to be broadcast. Stephen Moore has written a book that is both entertaining and educational and a must read for any student of the broadcast industry. Now if I can just get him to write a book about Tony Roberts!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.