Re: DJs who tried to have their own hits.
Probably ... from what I found it was 4:15 in length, whereas the single was 3:29. Much longer intro on the long version, and the first thing from Wolfman is "Yes, gracious" after "rate your record high"; on the single, he comes in with a laugh after "'til the day you die".
I thought of various CHUM DJs that charted on CHUM with novelty records, but there would be lots of other DJs like that. However, Keith Hampshire was very much a legitimate artist who also charted on Billboard. A CHUM DJ who was also a regular recording artist was Michael Holland. As Michael Bouyea (his real name), I recall him originally received airplay locally with a song called The Fury. It didn't chart on CHUM, but subsequently he did chart as Michael Holland with Do She Want Love, and as Home Run with We Got The Blue Jays (although that one would fall into the novelty category). Interesting that this meant there were two local DJs that had success with Blue Jay songs, and in both cases under other names (the Hampshire effort was officially released as being by The Bat Boys).
Y'know I'm a big fan of The Guess Who but I've only heard one version of Clap For The Wolfman. Perhaps the version that appeared on their Road Food lp was edited for radio?
A Canuck jock who hit the charts, at least up here, was former CKFH dj Keith Hampshire, who clicked with Daytime-Nighttime and The First Cut Is The Deepest. He also sang the Toronto Blue Jays theme song OK Blue Jays, which they still play at the ball park today.
Yes, I immediately thought of him as well. He was also on Clap For The Wolfman by the Guess Who, and at the beginning and end of the long version of Hit The Road Jack by the Stampeders. Interestingly Clap For The Wolfman had a long version too, which had even more interjections by him. Also, both groups were Canadian and were having much more success in Canada than in the US at the time, but the songs with Wolfman did much better on Billboard than their other records before or afterwards.
The legendary Wolfman Jack had a few singles out back when. I think the label was 'Wooden Nickel'. He also was a key voice in the Flash Cadillac hit "Did You Boogie (With Your Baby)" back in 1976.
Casey Kasem came out with "A Letter From Elaina" in 1964 on Warner Brothers Records. He was reciting a letter he received from a fan about the Beatles. I am not sure of the spelling of her name, but he read the letter on his show when he was at KRLA in L.A. We got the record when I was at KXLF in Butte, MT and we did play it for a few weeks.
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