GOLDEN GIFT Our thanks to David Carson, author of Rockin' Down The Dial, for this unusual Golden Gift in the spirit of Halloween, 2002.
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PLAY John Benson, WXYZ Detroit, Halloween 1964 (05:53)

. . . This is a John Benson Ltd. production . . .

[Description by David Carson]

John Benson
British announcer John Benson, who died in 1995. (Courtesy David Chrenko)
To plug the hole between the departure of Russ "Weird Beard" Knight and the return of "Lee Alan, On the Horn," WXYZ brought over a popular deejay from England, named John Benson, for a big two-week promotion at the height of "Beatlemania."

This recording features some special Halloween production as well as special "British" show effects dreamed up and produced by WXYZ's creative production director, Bruce Miller. This was Benson's final broadcast over WXY-ZED, Halloween, 1964.

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