1969 :: Honky Tonk Women On KJR Seattle

by Norm Gregory on June 19, 2017

in 1969, KJR

One of the big hits I played on KJR radio in Seattle, WA, in 1969.

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1 Gary Burleigh June 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Just noticed arranger/producer credits on London label. Never noticed when we were playing Honky Tonk Women over and over again at KJR.

Maybe it was the over consumption of Ripple.

2 Norm Gregory June 20, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Maybe we were playing ‘DJ’ copies of the single.

I don’t remember.

3 Steven Smith July 5, 2017 at 9:01 am

You were in rock radio in the best years. I think it would be interesting if you expanded this same format to include classic albums of the era such as Revolver, Pet Sounds, Aftermath, Sgt Pepper, Book Ends. Each album had a number of songs that got lots of radio airplay, but some of those familiar tunes were not released as singles….A Day in the Life, Under My Thumb, Good Day Sunshine. I would like to hear your take on the best cut, or the best radio programmers cut, on the various albums.

4 Norm Gregory July 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm

What you are talking about is what AOR was all about back when. Not sure how current day radio is doing what. To tell you the truth I don’t listen much these days.

5 Steven Smith July 9, 2017 at 9:29 am

I was unclear. I was praising your personal website vs. radio formats in general. I meant that I really like your new video presentations where you talk about a song you played on the radio, telling personal history about it. Then you have a link to the song right beside the Webcam video. And I was hoping that you might continue this to not just singles but to iconic albums and a few of their tracks. For example, the ones that were not released as singles yet they got major chart airplay such as Day in the Life, Drive My Car, Taxman, Under My Thumb etc. As a jock and radio programmer, what is it in your view that led to those being the signature tunes from a given big album.

6 Norm Gregory July 9, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Aha… great idea. I could easily do it daily… if I wasn’t so lazy.

But… thanks for suggestion and encouragement.

7 Steven Smith July 9, 2017 at 8:23 pm


Just do it when you feel like it and have a story you want to tell. You need not be sadled with it daily. But what you are doing is interesting and warrants broader scope..

8 Norm Gregory July 10, 2017 at 12:54 pm

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