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Thread #113112   Message #2400974
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
30-Jul-08 - 12:47 AM
Thread Name: looking for les claypool
Subject: RE: looking for les claypool
** Hi-Fi’s Les Claypool
"You were inquiring the other day if any of your readers remembered Les Claypool. I listened to him regularly through the mid 1960s on KRHM. He had the best nightly folk music [primarily] show on L.A. radio. He featured new recordings, hi-fi stereo equipment reviews and commentary...especially towards the end of his tenure there. To classify him as a Progressive would, I believe, to minimize his politics. One night I missed his show; the next night he was gone. His replacement was Skip Weshner, who had a similar show. While I never got the real story as to why he left, I heard that he had made an extremely caustic commentary, including a slam at station management, and just walked off. Later he turned up at KPFK [I said he was a Progressive], where he recorded a demonstration in front of the Century Plaza Hotel. That is my last concrete memory of him. I, too would be interested in knowing about his whereabouts, as I really, politics aside, enjoyed his radio work. Incidentally, I have several records that he wrote the liner notes [remember those?] for." - John

The above was an email comment I sent to laradio.com nearly ten years ago in response to Don Barrett's query re: LC.