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The Dr. Demento Show #1 - July 7, 1974

NOTE: The show had been heard live in Los Angeles for three and a half years prior to this. A tape delayed version of that show had been heard in Seattle since February. But this was the first show produced for national syndication.

The first eight syndicated shows, including this one, were only an hour long. All syndicated shows from #9 on have been two hours.

Big Ten-Inch Record - Moose Jackson w/ Tiny Bradshaw's Orchestra
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group

Can You Dig It? - Jerry Samuels
Why A Duck - Groucho & Chico Marx
By The Beautiful Sea - Spike Jones & His City Slickers

Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford
Reefer Man - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Cocaine Blues - Freddy Countryman

Letters/T-shirt giveaway (personalized for each station)

I'm No Communist - Grandpa Jones
Bounce Your Boobies - Rusty Warren
The Crusher - The Novas

#5 The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins - Leonard Nimoy
#4 Everybody Wants My Fanny - Benny Bell
#3 Eleanor Rigby - Doodles Weaver

#2 Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent - Jef Jaisun
#1 Boobs A Lot - The Holy Modal Rounders
next week: 3 great singing cartoonists