This episode is another delightful departure from our regular format. Normally we’re all about the greatest rock and roll stories on record. But audience response to our Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll podcast 010 – when we grabbed legendary 1960’s disc Johnny Lizard from the past and brought him into our studio was so strong that we wanted to do it again. Only this time, I’m going to back in time and visiting him so he can tell us about some of those long-forgotten-but-worth-remembering dances the kids all did.
So, once again, we were able to borrow a time machine from our friends at the world famous Institute of Spectral Energy at South Northeast Pomona Community College and Drive-In. This device is capable of specifying a day, month and year in the past, then stipulating a set of geographical coordinates. With special dials and levers, I’ll be able to transport me from Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll World Headquarters to wherever Johnny Lizard is. All it takes is the miracle of quantum physics, two tiny tubeless transistors, and the magic of your imagination and mine.
For this Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll experiment in time travel, our production staff has selected February 29, 1964. Our target is the Loyal Benevolent Order Of The Muskrat Lodge Hall in Lompoc, California, where famed disc jockey Johnny Lizard, a top air personality at Wonderful WORM Radio, will be hosting a sock hop. With a little luck, I’ll be joining him so he can let us in on what teenagers were dancing to more than 50 years ago. I hope you will join us!