Los Angeles native Ted Alvy first heard rock and roll aged 9 on KFWB, where B. Mitchel Reed (BMR) became his favorite deejay. Teenage Ted met BMR at the June 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and became his producer at KFWB featuring album cuts and forever joining the conspiracy to improve music on the airwaves. He hosted Sunday Night Folk Festival on Stereo KVFM-FM, but was fired for playing folk-rock and sets of anti-war songs. He accompanied BMR to help pioneer Underground Radio at KPPC-FM Pasadena as Producer and substitute deejay.
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Interview by Ted Alvy, Rock's Backpages Audio, 30 August 1967
The Cros talks about the new vibe of co-operation between musicians, Monterey, the disintegration of Haight-Ashbury, seeing Cream play the Fillmore the night before, and all kinds of other fine stuff
File format: mp3; file size: 36.4mb, interview length: 39' 47" sound quality: ***
Interview by Ted Alvy, Rock's Backpages Audio, 27 December 1970
Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir from the Dead, plus New Riders David Nelson and Marmaduke, talk about Workingman's Dead and the birth of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, while DJ Ted Alvy spins tunes and tries to keep order. Originally broadcast on KPPC-FM Pasadena in December 1970.
File format: mp3 File size: 57.8mb Interview length: 1h 00' 43" Sound quality: ****
Interview by Ted Alvy, KPPC-FM 106.7 Pasadena, 16 October 1971
A splendid radio interview with Messrs. Mason and Wright in which they talk to DJ Ted Alvy about Meddle, the Zabriskie Point soundtrack, their quadraphonic p.a. system, and playing live. Originally broadcast on KPPC-FM Pasadena in October 1971.
File format: mp3 File size: 33.8mb Interview length: 36 minutes 52 seconds Sound quality: ****
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