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PB 8 Footnotes and Credits

Footnotes and Credits 

(Editor’s note:  This manuscript contains many references from Billboard magazine. Their searchable ‘archive,’ which is located online within Google Books, served as an invaluable resource for this article.  It helped me both construct and confirm the chronology for much of Pat’s radio and performance career, in particular. It appears that Pat Boyd as well as various other radio station employees submitted information concerning Pat’s activities to Billboard between 1955 and 1964.

The information obtained from my interviews with Pat Boyd (Holton) as well as the data gleaned from printed materials which Pat supplied was generally accurate and complete. Pat has done an incredible job of documenting her radio and performance career. Her memory of details is excellent, especially considering how busy she was while she was a radio announcer and also working full time at General Motors.

Nevertheless, it was very useful to be able to cross-reference Billboard magazine articles concerning events and dates relating to her story which appeared to be unclear, out of order, overlooked or forgotten.

None of these original Billboard excerpts which are cited in this article are more than one or two paragraphs in length. In an attempt to make this article more pleasant and readable, I have deposited most of the Billboard magazine reference information in the footnote section, located below.)

 

 Footnotes and credits:

1. http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/remembering.html

“Remembering the Ladies– A Salute to the Women of Early Radio, contributed by Donna L. Halper, from the January 1999 issue of Popular Communications

2. This information is based on federal census reports from 1910 and 1920.
3. Tennessee Coal Mining, Railroading & Logging in Cumberland, Fentress, Overton & Putnam Counties by Jason Duke, page 41
4. Based on information obtained from Polk’s Grand Rapids city directories, 1927, 1929, and 1930
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WLS_(AM)
6. http://www.scaruffi.com/history/country.html
History of Popular Music, from a chapter entitled A Brief History of Country Music, Piero Scaruffi
Also see: There’s a Contest Coming and a Ticket to Nashville”: Hillbillies on the Radio at: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/radio/c_w/essay1.html
Also see: The Cowboy in Country Music: An Historical Survey with Artistic Profiles, Don Cusic, page 12

7. wlshistory.com/NBD/

8. http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2006/10/krfc-poudre-valley-barn-dance.html

9. Music of the World War II Era, by William H. Young
Also: http://recollectionbooks.com/siml/library/mirror/Depressionmusic2.html
Also: http://www.pbs.org/jazz/time/time_depression.htm

10.http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/publication/2008/08/20080812225638eaifas0.9692761.html#ixzz2lqjP5ZI9

The above article is excerpted from American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman, published by Oxford University Press, copyright 2003, 2007

11. youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlULuyvMEJw

12. youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TQuSLSrsdI&list=PL58A795AE74D077C5

13. Ten Things You Didn’t Know about the Origins of Country Music, Richard A. Peterson, author of Creating Country Music http://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/662845.html

14. http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grandrapids/index.ssf/2008/09/christian_singersongwriter_ray.html

15. http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1951/BC-1951-01-29.pdf 1.29.1951, page 2 Broadcasting-Telecasting,) i.e. state fairs
16. Billboard 1.1.1949, page 65
17. Billboard, 6.25.1949, page 1
18. Billboard, 7.16.1949, p.33
19. Grand Rapids Press, 11.23.1951, p. 34
20. youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idURSDVwIVE
21. The source of this photo is WSM’s Official Grand Ole Opry, (souvenir book), 1957, volume 1, number 1. This picture of Del Wood is located on the cover of this souvenir book.
22. This photo was obtained from the following webpage: http://bobmartzradio.com/
23. http://wnew1130com.ipower.com/music-2/staff/a-b-c-d/ted-brown/
Also see: http://www.metromediaradio.net/ted-brown/
24. This photo was obtained from: http://www.waterwinterwonderland.com/movietheaters.aspx?id=1260&Type=5
25. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive_time
26. Billboard, 11.5.1955, page 42
27. Grand Rapids Press, 12.9.1955, page 52
28. The Sparta Reminder, Saturday, 8.29.1957, page 1, volume 7 number 35.
Also: The Sparta Reminder, 9. 5.1957, volume 7, number 36, page 1.
29. The Music Reporter, 12.16.1957, page 1
The Music Reporter magazine was established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1956, initially as the Country Music Reporter.
Also: Billboard, 12.23.1957, p.46

30. The Grand Rapids Press, 12.9.1955, page 52
31. The Music Reporter, 9.1957, page 1
32. Billboard, 9.30.1957, p. 61
33. The Sparta Reminder, 8.29.1957, volume 7, number 35, page 1
34. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wq8VSEuPkE
35. http://www.hillbilly-music.com/artists/story/index.php?id=16700
36. youtube.com
37. Grand Rapids Press, 1.4.1958, page 22
38. WSM’s Official Grand Old Opry History-Picture Book, 1957, volume 1, number 1, page 51
39. Billboard, 1.13.1958, page 79
40. Grand Rapids Press, 2. 4.1958, page 14
41. Anne Janette Johnson, Ernest Tubb Biography,

http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608000516/Ernest-Tubb.html
42. Grand Rapids Press, 7.2.1958, p.18 Pat’s show was broadcast at 6 P.M on Wednesday, July 2, 1958
43. South Kent News, 7.31.1958, p.1
44. Radio TV Mirror, volume 51, number 3 (mid-west edition)
45. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_B0Ngd7kV3ig/TCWL6WcGatI/AAAAAAAAKJI/9WF06dbdRPo/s1600/Simon-Crum—Ferlin-Husky—FrontUG.jpg
46. Grand Rapids Visitor Magazine, December 1958 issue (cover) (Courtesy of GRPL Local History collection)
47. Billboard, 1.19.1959, page 18. (Pat appeared on this radio show on the January 10th)
48. http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608000516/Ernest-Tubb.html
49. The Music Reporter 3.30.1959, page 16 and Billboard, 4.13.1959, page 51. Pat Boyd appeared for this show on 3.14.1959.
50. http://www.michiganfiddle.com/band-spotlight-rem-wall-and
51. Billboard, 4.20.1959, page 72
52. Grand Rapids Press, 2.18.1960 page 22
53. Grand Rapids Press, 4.1.1959 page 45
54. Billboard, June 6.8.1959, page 50
55. Grand Rapids Press, 5.9.1959, page 9
56. Billboard, 6.22.1959, page 73
57. Folk and Country Songs magazine, August 1959, page 20
58. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Roberts_(musician)
59. This is the cover art for a compact disc release which contains a compilation of recordings Roberts made between 1948 and 1959. Release Date is 1999, Bear Family, ASIN: B0000282R6)
60. Billboard, 6.13.1960, page 46
61. Billboard, 8.15.1960, page 38
62. Billboard, 8.22.1960, page 42
63. Billboard, 9.7.1963, page 6
64. Billboard, 8.22.1960, page 42
65. Grand Rapids Press, 9.29.60, “Raid Ada Home”
66. Lowell Ledger-Suburban Life, Thursday, 7.29.1971, page 6
67. Grand Rapids Press, Thursday, 2.18.1960, page 22
68. Grand Rapids Press, 8.13.1960, page 18
69. Grand Rapids Press, 9.16.1960, page 40
70. WGRD music survey chart, 10.3.1960
71. Billboard 12.19.1960, page 166
72. Billboard 1.16.1961, page 56)
73. Billboard 5.26.1962, page 34.

Also Billboard, 11.10.1962, page 40. (The May 26, 1962 issue of Billboard magazine stated that “Cousin Ed Denkema is back on the air after a three year absence.”}

74. http://www.mcrfb.com/?cat=201 Also: Tarnished Gold, The Industry Revisited, R. Serge Denisoff, page 259
75. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_programming “ Block programming can simply be defined as arranging programs on radio or television so that similar programs or programs of the same sort of genre are aired one after another. The concept is to provide similar programming to keep the viewers interested in watching. Radio stations use it consistently, by programming the same type of music for long periods of time.”
76. http://www.reelradio.com/storz/
Also: http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Miscellaneous/Archive-KOWH/Storz-Television-1957-May.pdf (Television Magazine, Radio study, ‘The Storz Bombshell,’ (about) Robert Todd Storz. Herman Land, executive editor, pp.85-92)
Also: http://www.americanradiohistory.com/KOWH_Birth_of_Top-40.htm
77. http://top40.about.com/od/popmusic101/a/top40.htm
Also: http://the-reaction.blogspot.com/2011/03/origins-of-top-40-radio.html
78. http://www.countryhound.com/the-billboard-music-charts
79. Billboard, 11.17.1958, page 2
80. Billboard, 1.16.1961, page 56
81. Billboard, 1.16.1961, page 56
82. Billboard, 3.6.1961, page 10
83. Billboard, 6.26.1961, page 14
84. Wyoming, Norma Lewis and Jay DeVrie, page 51
85. Wyoming, Norma Lewis and Jay DeVrie, page 51
86. http://articles.latimes.com/2002/may/03/local/me-passing3.2 Also: Billboard, 6.26.1961 page 14
87. Billboard, 8.28.1961, page 38
88. Billboard, 7.31.1961, page 8
89. Grand Rapids Press, 7.1.1961, page 7
90. Grand Rapids Press, 7.15.1961, page 7
91. South Kent News, 9.21.1961, page 8 Also: Billboard, 9.18.61, page 14
92. Billboard, 12.4.1961, page 31
93. Grand Rapids Press, 3.24.1962, page 3. The Jim Reeves Muskegon show was on 3.23.1962. The Grand Rapids concert was held on 3.24.1962, and on 3.25.1962 Jim Reeves appeared in Saginaw.
94. Grand Rapids Press, 3.24.1962, page 3
95. Grand Rapids Press, 10.2.1962, page 17
96. Grand Rapids Press, 12.31.1962, page 7
97. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_City_(song)
98. WGRD music chart, 4.5.1963, WGRD chart. (Ron Beatty collection)
99. Billboard, 8.31.1963, pages 16 and 47
100. Billboard, 5.23.1964, page 18
101. http://www.michiguide.com/dials/rad-a/wbfx.html
102, 103. Grand Rapids Press, Sunday, December 12, 1976, Mike Firlik, pages 3-5. My sincere thanks to Ed Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Melanie Boyles, for sending me this article, as well as answering numerous questions about Ed’s career.
104. Billboard, 9.28. 1963, page 16
105. 1966 Country Music’s Who’s Who, Thurston Moore, page 81

 

Credits: 

 

  1. Ada Historical Society
  2. Bill Branz
  3. Bill Farrow
  4. Dick Fitzgerald (son of Ed Fitzgerald)
  5. Dick Wolf
  6. Don Holton
  7. Evans DeVries
  8. George Hawkins
  9. Lee Lyons
  10. Matt Weber
  11. Melanie Boyles (granddaughter of Ed Fitzgerald)
  12. Pat Boyd Holton
  13. Paul Collins
  14. Sandy Simon
  15. Steve Smith
  16. Tiffany Travis Bacon
  17. Tom Maas
  18. Marian Bolhuis– Ada Historical Society
  19. Dan DeVries
  20. Fred DeVries
  21. Tom Olejniczak

 

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