American Top 40 Theme
Wed Dec 10 08:42:42 EST 2003
Bob Nelson wrote:
>With the news that Casey Kasem is leaving "American
>Top 40" in a few weeks (he's 71; new host Ryan
>Seacrest is 29), I was thinking about the original
>"AT40" theme (from the 70s). It sounded like it was
>played on a moog synthesizer (notes were something
Ryan who??? Never heard of him. Remember what happened to the show when
Casey left to start his own "Casey's Top 40"....as I recall replacement
host Shadoe Stevens (who worked at WRKO briefly in the late 60s) bombed
badly. I wonder how many stations carry the show primarily because Casey
is so well known, and will find something else with an unknown doing it.
>. At one
>point, some singers shout out, "Shine-a-tu!" Anyone
>remember these? Are they on the Net?
Somewhere I have a dub of the original AT-40 theme. I got it off a cart at
a station I worked at back in the mid-70s....I think they sent a copy of
the theme to affiliates to use as fill if need be. IIRC when they went to
the newer theme they were more guarded about it. I don't recall hearing
"shine-a tu" in it.
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