Casey was the reason I got into radio in the first place, he was also the reason I got into doing countdown shows and was responsible for my love for these charts and all they represent. Throughout his career, Kasem worked as a character actor in films and television. Her work is helping many of us who have lost our parents and struggled for our rights as their children to say good-bye and see them off properly as they pass on. He also helped promote and support workshops like the Cousins Club that brings Arabs, Jews and others together to discuss conflict resolutions. Dedicated in memory of 1975 Year End Countdown sponsorship. He has voiced countless commercials and Saturday morning cartoon-show characters, including the voice of Shaggy in the evergreen Scooby Doo television and film franchise. They help you recall specific moments of our lives.
They are a historic countdown of special times and places. And Casey was there every step of the way for us. In 1997, Billboard magazine honored him with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a short hop to radio acting. All copyrights and trademarks remain property of their respective owners. Text reads: Casey Kasem Host of the weekly American Top 40 program. Music is clipped to avoid copyright violations.
Millions of fans around the world still find his name synonymous with musical countdowns. The man, who once dreamed of being a baseball player but ended up as a radio sports announcer instead, was the youngest member ever inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. On the air for over 50 years, Casey founded the radio staple American Top 40, which continues to be the most relevant source for pop music hits. To find out the whole story, please click. It was in 1979 that I began recording these charts as you see them now and followed them religiously until 1989.
To this day, there is no better way to experience classic hits than with Casey and the Classic American Top 40 Countdown. Music fans relive their pasts and enjoy the songs that never get old, spun with style by the most iconic voice in radio history. If the site does not display well for you, please. . Kasem passed away on June 15, 2014. Please visit Kerri Kasem at. The easy-going vocal style that was his trademark came about as the result of a station manager in Oakland telling him to change his format from wild, improvised comedy characters — just minutes before he was to go on the air.
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Thanks for all of your support as we attempt to create the leading library for great countdown airchecks online. Casey Kasem was one of the most recognizable voices in radio and television. American Top 40 July 22, 1978 with Casey Kasem. It was full of facts about recording artists — exactly what he needed. Use of reproductions is not likely to cause confusion, mistake, or deception as to the affiliation, connection, or association of this work with owners of published registered marks, nor as to the origin, sponsorship, or approval of this work by owners of published registered marks. That night he began telling stories about the true lives of popular musicians — teased with lead-ins a few minutes before each story was told. To this day, there is no better way to experience….
A civilian again in 1954, Kasem became a disc jockey, moving from Detroit to Cleveland, Buffalo, Oakland and eventually Los Angeles. Quincy Jones debuts for the first time, with uncredited on the label but credited by Casey backup from Ashford and Simpson, and Chaka Khan. This site has no affiliation with Premiere Networks, Billboard Magazine, or the former Radio and Records Magazine. He returned to Moscow in 1992 to emcee a pop music concert on behalf of the Children of Chernobyl charity project. Kasem aided the Great Peace March in the U. Casey Kasem was one of a kind and the originator of a media that still lives on today. On the air for over 50 years, Casey founded the radio staple American Top 40, which continues to be the most relevant source for pop music hits.
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