A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
a rock singer, then being a DJ was next best thing. When I was a teenager growing
up, rock radio was exciting, risky, and dangerous. In the 1950’s, rock and roll songs were no more and no more less than 2 to 3 minutes. In the late 1960’s, underground rock radio began to take hold by going into deep album cuts from Bob Dylan to Emerson Lake & Palmer. And then there were the pioneers, Casey Casem , Alan Freed, Tom Donahue, and Bruce Borrow a.k.a. Cousin Brucie, and then there was Carol Miller.
Carol Miller is one of the last few DJ’s still standing in this field and she has written a memoir about her life and her life as a rock ‘n’ roll DJ.
Carol Miller comes from a traditional Jewish family with a mother , father,
and sister and a brother. Her father served in the Korean War as an Army Captain and physician. The family was station at Fort Brag, North Carolina.
The book was excellent and as well as riverting and I couldn’t put it down. Usually it takes me a month to read a book, but this down took me no more than 4 days.
She speaks glowingly and lovingly of her father and goes into great detail about battles with breast cancer. There are some interesting rock and roll tidbits including her interesting situations with Steven Tyler. She gives the lowdown on a 1975 jam at Electric Lady Studios with the Rolling Stones while they were in town at Madison Square Garden on their 1975 US tour.
One of the most interesting things that I learn about in the book is about the AFTRA Union which is (American Federation Television Radio Actors union) which helped her with her breast cancer bills. She gives great detail about her time spent with Mark Goodman who is a dog.
Her book is an open story in chronlogical order of her time spent at WMMR, WPLJ, and WNEW. Carol Miller is one the last great rock and roll DIsc Jockeys still standing
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