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  • Category: Radio
  • Unveiled: 17 Jul 1981
  • Address:
    6800 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
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Art Laboe

Next stretch: Jack H. Harris
Previous star: Evelyn Rudie

Biography

Compilation album promoted by Art Laboe

Source: Freebase

Art Laboe (born c.1925) is an American pioneering disc jockey, songwriter, record producer, and radio station owner who is generally credited with coining the term "Oldies But Goodies.". Through his "Original Sound Records" company, Laboe put together the first-ever record album to feature hit songs by various artists from more than one label. Titled "Oldies But Goodies," the album stayed on Billboard magazine's Top 100 LPs chart for over three years. For decades, Laboe was at the heart of the West Coast music scene, and worked on such pioneering stations as KPOP, where he broadcast a live show from Scrivners' Drive-In in Los Angeles, and KRLA in the 1950s, 1960's, 1970's, all the way through to the present. The city of Los Angeles declared July 17, 1981 to be "Art Laboe Day" when he received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fact file

  • Born: 1925

Read more about Art Laboe at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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