All dates listed here are Sundays and refer to the syndicated version of the show. If your area aired the show on a different day, the Sunday following that day will probably get you the correct playlist.
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The spellings on the playlists are determined by cross-referencing several people's record collections, reference books, and extensive library catalogs. Here is a bibliography of some of the books we use the verify artists, titles, and spellings. We try to get these as accurate as possible, but if you do find mistakes, please let us know.
So far, all syndicated playlists (July, 1974 to present) are available. I hope in the future to have all live playlists entered as well. If you have live playlists from 1970-1973, or syndicated lists from the summer of 1975 or 1978 (where there are a couple of mysteries), please contact me at the address above.
The playlists and associated information on this site are the product of years of hard work by disc jockey
Dr. Demento, historian Jeff Morris, and many other contributors to the
rec.music.dementia newsgroup (see below). They are made publicly available
for personal use by anyone interested. They are NOT
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We appreciate everyone who has donated to the playlist archives. The following people have provided significant donations of playlist photocopies, data entry, corrections, clarifications, and/or general consultation: The Rev. Warren Debenham, Mike Kieffer, Chris Mezzolesta, Tom McCown, J. Alan Septimus, John Lorentz, Evan L. Marcus, Paul A. Winders, Annie Sattler, Russ Josephson, Craig G. Andersen, Tim P. Ryan, J.D. Zack, Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, Frank Merrill, Rob Killam, Elizabeth & William Simpson, Jason Howard, Dan White, Edwin Harvey Jr., David Tanny, and of course Dr. Demento.