The Great Frankie Crockers wbls Group

The Great Frankie Crockers wbls Group The King Of F.M. Radio� The Chief Rocker TheLoveMan Hollywood The 8th Wonder TheGreatFrankieCrocker Good Music Good Memories WUFO am WMCA am WABC am WWRL am WLIB fm WBLS fm KACE fm (Los Angeles) KISS fm Frankie "Hollywood" Crocker (December 18, 1937, Buffalo, New York, USA - October 21, 2000, North Miami Beach, Florida) was a famous New York radio DJ.

(Coined "Hollywood" for his keen sense of showmanship and self-marketing tactics.) According to popeducation.org, Crocker began his career in Buffalo at the AM Soul powerhouse WUFO (also the home to future greats Eddie O'Jay, Herb Hamlett, Gary Byrd and Chucky T) before moving to Manhattan, where he first worked for Soul station WWRL and later top-40 WMCA in 1969. He then worked for WBLS-FM as program director, taking that station to the top of the ratings during the late 1970s. He sometimes called himself the "Chief Rocker", and he was as well known for his boastful on-air patter as for his off-air flamboyance. When Studio 54 was at the height of its popularity, Crocker rode in through the front entrance on a white stallion. In the studio, before he left for the day, Crocker would light a candle and invite female listeners to enjoy a candlelight bath with him. He signed off the air each night to the tune "Moody's Mood For Love" by vocalese crooner King Pleasure. Crocker, a native of Buffalo, coined the phrase "urban contemporary" in the 1970s, a label for the eclectic mix of songs that he played. He was the master of ceremonies of shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and was one of the first V.J.'s on VH-1, the cable music video channel, in addition to hosting the TV series Solid Gold and NBC's Friday Night Videos. As an actor, Crocker appeared in five films, including Cleopatra Jones, Five on the Black Hand Side, and Darktown Strutters[1]. He is credited with introducing as many as 30 new artists to the mainstream, including Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa" to American audiences. While both Gary Byrd and Herb Hamlett were influenced by Crocker, it is only Hamlett who always attributes his success to his mentor in Buffalo, Frankie Crocker.

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Mary Jane

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Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupMary Jane · Rick JamesCome Get It!℗ 1978 UMG Recordings, Inc.Released on: 1978-04-20Producer, Associated Perform...

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Who Can I Run To

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Provided to YouTube by Sony Music EntertainmentWho Can I Run To · The Jones GirlsThe Jones Girls℗ 1979 Assorted Music, Inc. d/b/a Philadelphia International ...

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01/03/2021
Howard Johnson - So Fine

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Howard Johnson - So FineLyrics:So fineSo fine, blow my mindSo fineSo fine, blows my mindWhen I saw you, come insideCouldn't to help notice that you were alon...

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01/01/2021
My Love Is Free (David Morales Classic Def Mix)

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Provided to YouTube by Salsoul RecordsMy Love Is Free (David Morales Classic Def Mix) · Double ExposureMy Love Is Free℗ 1976 Salsoul RecordsRemixer: David Mo...

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I Want Your Love

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Provided to YouTube by Atlantic RecordsI Want Your Love · ChicC'est Chic℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc...

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Young Hearts Run Free

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Cherchez la Femme / Se Si Bon

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Change - Paradise (extended version)

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This was the 1st single taken from their 1981 album "Miracles", featuring lead vocals by Diva Gray. Here in a specially stretched version taken from the Germ...

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12/29/2020
Intimate Friends - Eddie Kendricks

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sorry i havent been on for a while, was busy wit school and stuff, heres for makin it up to u guys

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Far Out

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Provided to YouTube by Unidisc Music Inc.Far Out · Crown Heights AffairDo It Your Way℗ 1976 Unidisc Music Inc.Released on: 1976-01-01Main Artist: Crown Heig...

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The Delfonics - Break Your Promise

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Break Your Promise is off The Delfonics 1968 album "La La means I Love You" on Buddah Records lable. Composed and arranged by Thom Bell, Group members Willi...

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Something He Can Feel

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Provided to YouTube by Rhino AtlanticSomething He Can Feel · Aretha FranklinSparkle℗ 1976 Atlantic Recording Corp.Vocals: Aretha FranklinArranger, Guitar, Ke...

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Tin Man - America

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Title: Tin Man Track: 08 Artist: America Album: America's Greatest Hits Year: 1976

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WBLS 107.5 New York - Frankie Crocker - 1974

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WBLS 107.5 New York - Frankie Crocker - 1974. From the early days of WBLS, 2 years after changing from WLIB-FM. Radio Aircheck.

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You Stepped Into My Life

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Provided to YouTube by Epic/LegacyYou Stepped Into My Life · Melba MooreClub Epic 2℗ 1978 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.Released on: 1992-05-12Composer, Lyric...

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Love on a Two Way Street

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Provided to YouTube by Rhino Atlantic Love on a Two Way Street · Stacy Lattisaw The Very Best Of Stacy Lattisaw ℗ 1990 Atlantic Recording Corp For the United...

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I can't help it - Michael Jackson

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Looking In My Mirror Took Me By Surprise I Can't Help But See You Running Often Through My Mind [2nd Verse] Helpless Like A Baby Sensual Disguise I Can't Hel...

U don’t have 2-B-A-🌟-Baby Frankie Crocker 💫
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You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be In My Show)

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Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be In My Show) · Marilyn McCoo · Billy Davis Jr. I Hope We Get To Love In Tim...

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Today in 1971: Frankie Crocker on WLIB-FM (before the call letter change to WBLS). For more vintage music radio, please visit the RadioMaven77 page and "like" us. It's comfort food for your ears.
Today in 2000: The Chief Rocker remembered. For more vintage music radio, please visit the RadioMaven77 page and "like" us. It's comfort food for your ears.
Is there anyone associated with this page who knew or is related to Frankie Crocker? I'm writing a book, and some of the information I'm gathering concerns Mr. Crocker's time in Los Angeles during the mid to late 70s. Any help would be most appreciated. My email is [email protected]. Thank you!
I’ve been trying to get the name of the instrumental jazz song that Frankie played in the background when he was speaking. It started with a trumpet (I believe) in the foreground. Someone told me it was Vaughn Harper, I’m sure it was Frankie. Real mellow and sweet sounding horn, playing a few bars. C’mon Frankie scholars!! Help a Sister out!!🤣🤣🤣. “Bah bah bah bahhhh bahhhh.....bah bah bahhhh bah bahhh bahhhhhh....!🎺🎺🎺
Two of Two Tried to recreate an early 80’s WBLS feel.
I’m a huge Frankie Crocker fan. I put this together a while ago as a tribute mix. One of Two
Do anyone remember the name of the song that Frankie would play when it was time for him to go off the air, it went like this there I go there I go there I go. 
A Beautiful song.