The weekend prior, Dr. Demento appeared at the Old Songs Festival in Altamont, NY. Since he was scheduled to appear in Indianapolis the next weekend, he decided to spend the whole week in Indiana, rather than flying back to the West Coast.
Here is Dr. D with Andy Hollinden (left) and Glenn Gass (right), professors from the IU School Of Music. Glenn is the originator of the rock history classes here at IU, and has been teaching them for over 15 years.
Andy brought along some old 78s for Dr. D to look through, and he found
a few interesting ones.
The next day, it was off to Earwax record store, in downtown Bloomington, for a record signing. We can see that Dr. D was overwhelmed by the selection at Earwax!
Many people showed up at the record signing, including Pete Frenzer, nephew of "Dead Puppies" lead singer Bill Frenzer!
The record signing was at lunchtime, and Dr. D got so hungry that he
started munching on the merchandise! They say you are what you eat...
Also that day, the good Dr. stopped by Morris Studios to record
show #97-30. I had a blast doing the show with Dr. D. Here we are
in the control room recording the vocal tracks.
If you've ever wondered what Dr. D uses to make all the weird sounds on the show, here he is displaying his props: the train whistle, noisemaker, and horn.
Even with all this activity, the Dr. still had a little time to take
a well-deserved rest.
But Dr. D is a hard worker, and bright and early Thursday morning he
headed for WFBQ in Indianapolis, to appear on the nationally syndicated
morning show "The Bob & Tom Show". On the left, we
see Dr. D in the studio with Tom, and on the right we see him with
both Bob and Tom, just outside of the broadcast room.
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