Call me weird...but I believe in payola. I think that good recordings need a chance to be heard...and that, given the opportunity, the cream WILL rise.
Why not pay money to get your song played? If the song is good, it'll catch on...or, at least, it'll stand a chance if it's heard. I've never called a radio station to request a tune, but I'm sure millions of others have.
I wouldn't have had a #1 record at the age of 18 were it not for payola. ONE guy got paid to play our song ONE time. ONCE. Three months later it was #1 on the BillBoard chart. It just needed to be heard by millions. It cost $5,000 (1967 dollars).
Payola is GOOD. Having a great record that you can't get played on the radio is BAD!
rocker2462: Looking for info on Ed's red Strat with the tele neck? point me in the right direction please.
Feb 19, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
stevecamp: I believe it was was a Warmoth body, aftermarket pickups, an old tele neck.
Mar 5, 2019 16:59:18 GMT -5
stevecamp: Pick ups may have been "lindy Fralins"
Mar 5, 2019 17:00:08 GMT -5
mdfan: Hey Ed King FANS come on over to SKYNYRD FRYNDS FORUM and join the party
Sept 24, 2020 2:51:13 GMT -5
Zap: Welcome back Ed Heads!!!!
Aug 12, 2023 10:47:34 GMT -5
ls1fan: Howdy! Hope we get some posters back. I used to love this place for all the info and of course, reading about Ed, may her rest in peace
Aug 12, 2023 15:17:20 GMT -5
GONZO: Hey ZAP!! Yes this place has been missed along with our exhausted ruler Ed. Took off my shoes and will wait for some other characters to show up.
Aug 14, 2023 9:33:08 GMT -5
GONZO: I see that Joe Barnes had liked the new post. How are you doing Joe. Wondering if you have been to the new memorial in Mississippi or any of the Jacksonville festivities. I did see an interview with you at Garys celebration of life at Whiteys Fish Camp!
Aug 14, 2023 9:37:42 GMT -5
GONZO: Is anyone following Craig Reeds "The Stoned Roadie" podcasts on Youtube? He is up to like 90 episodes and a lot of it has been fun to see. Okay I am done rambling on now! LOL
Aug 14, 2023 9:39:06 GMT -5
flgator: All hail our Highly Exhausted Ruler! Gonzo, yep I am following The Stoned Roadie podcast too. Hopefully some of the old gang will start to trickle back to the forum.
Aug 14, 2023 19:41:48 GMT -5
Southern Swede: Hi Zap and all other friends! I've really missed this place and the good old activity from past. I'm just fine - How about you?
Aug 15, 2023 5:46:41 GMT -5
enogy: Zap, thanks for reviving this forum, I always enjoy the info and history here.
Aug 15, 2023 10:52:20 GMT -5
bpwannab: Glad see it is back. Thanks for the invite Zap! Wish you and forum the best of success.
Aug 16, 2023 10:12:12 GMT -5
Chris: Thanks Allan’s!
Aug 29, 2023 20:09:59 GMT -5
randy: Hey everyone. Nice to see this forum is back. So I don't know if anyone remembers me but Ed and I were born in the same town same year and the same hospital. We went to grammer school together. As kids we called him Cal. This won't let me write anymore.
Aug 30, 2023 12:51:28 GMT -5
randy: Are we limited to how much we can say.
Aug 30, 2023 12:52:48 GMT -5
starrider: Been a long time, thanks for putting life back into it.
Sept 15, 2023 9:54:35 GMT -5
Johnny-O: Thx Zap - appreciate your effort to get things rolling here again!
Sept 28, 2023 21:58:12 GMT -5