In 2003 we
discovered some old reels of tape that represented the top-40
magic of a 1960s AM disc jockey named Johnny Lizard, and edited
them together as "Wonderful WORM Radio." This was released as a
CD bonus with my book, "Up and Down the Dial." After the print
copies sold out (this title is now
available on Amazon as an E-Book), this little piece of
radio history found new life, thanks to Ted Tatman, on this
site. You can hear it again right
additional airchecks of the legendary Johnny Lizard were
unearthed from 1965, and the results are presented for you here
now as, "Much More Wonderful Worm." We hope that you enjoy this
blast from the past.
top-40 parody featuring the fictitious DJ "Johnny
Lizard" is not to be confused with any creative work
produced by Ken Levine, a Hollywood writer and jingle
Ken Levine occasionally used the name "Johnny Lizard"
when he was in college, a fact of which Ken
Deutsch was unaware, and Mr. Levine just wants to ensure
that people understand that Wonderful WORM is not
connected with him in any way.
Wonderful WORM" could not have been completed without the help
of friends and family. I'd like to thank Dave Milberg, Ted
Tatman, Greg Clancy, Michael Neff, Jackie Aniolek, DJ Hiner,
Brittany "Sparkle" Anderson, Norman Barrington, Morgan
Cunningham, Marty Deutsch (brother) and Linda Deutsch (wife) for
their invaluable assistance. Sonovox was created by Glenn Sauter.
Voice tracks for Johnny Lizard were recorded in the studios of
WDAM Radio, Longboat Key, Florida.
Johnny Lizard and
all of us at Wonderful WORM invite you to join our friend Radio
Dave on the "Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" podcast series
available at iTunes, TuneIn, Libsyn, and Stitcher. Visit
www.rareandscratchy.com for complete information.