Live music radio begins
Soon Lopez is doing a weekly 90-minute remote from the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan; the signal is sent to the transmitter by Western Union lines. Nola — written by Felix Arndt in 1915 — becomes Lopez’s signature tune. 1922 Nola Lopez record
Working with him in 1924-5 was Benjamin Albert Rolfe, who would eventually lead (courtesy Chicago booking agency MCA Inc.) NBC’s famous Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra (hour-long shows on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 pm. each week) from September, 1928 to 1931.
The Beatles release their psych rock album Magical Mystery Tour.
The album, on the other hand, remains at US#1 for two months beginning in January. It also contributes greatly to the — despite no internet — international Paul is dead phenomenon (*) two years later. (Rumors — not stupid ones like those that came later — had been circulating on midwest campuses for -months- before the documented radio or press mentions. McCartney had a moped accident on 26 December 1965, chipping a tooth.) ▷Beatles FAQs▹