“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Reason I am a Broadcaster…

Posted on October 18, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Dave Hull, aka The Hullabalooer, was a radio personality who was voted one of the Top Ten Los Angeles radio disc jockeys of all time.  As a kid, he was my escape each day. He is a reason I chose a career in radio.      DAVE HULL –>

“`Dave started his broadcasting career in  Armed Forces Radio in Casablanca, Morocco and in commercial radio at KGFL in Roswell, New Mexico. He started at KRLA in Pasadena in the summer of 1963 as weekend relief and went full-time in the 9pm-midnight slot by the fall.

“`Hull became close with The Beatles during their 1965 and 1966 American tours. During that time, he taped approximately fourteen interviews with the band. He, along with Bob Eubanks, planned The Beatles’ 1966 concert at Dodgers Stadium.  His work with the band earned him the honorary title of the fifth Beatle.

“`Hull also collaborated with The Beach Boys, the Dave Clark Five, and The Rolling Stones. In December 1965, Hull opened the Hullabaloo club on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. He appeared as a talent contest manager in an October 1966 episode of The Monkees.

“`When he returned to KRLA in 1982, I finally met my influencer at a Christmas parade, and I went to shake his hand. He looked up at me, and said,

Don’t touch me, I’m a stroke victim!

“`Truthfully, Dave was recovering from a minor stroke. He smiled and shook my hand. It was worth the encounter.

“`Dave Hull was eighty-six.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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