Friday, February 10, 2017

Backers hope to raise enough money to tell legendary DJ's Dick Biondi's story

We first were introduced to the voice of Dick Biondi many years ago in the great "Crusin'" audio series that had legendary DJs do special versions of their original shows complete with commercials and jingles. Biondi's, which was for 1960, was one of the best in the series.

Now Pamela Joy Pullice, Brian Kallies and Stephanie Serna are hoping to do a film about the career of "The Wild Eyetralian." They've started a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $30,000 in 36 days. It's a steep mountain, but Biondi is one of the best DJ voices there ever was and his film would be a great story. For Beatles fans, there is also evidence that it was he, not Carroll James, who played the first Beatles record in the U.S.

Here's Biondi talking after playing the Beatles:

And here's Biondi's wonderful Cruisin' 1960 re-creation: