I always rushed home from junior and sr high school to watch this show. The Go-Go's refer to him in one of their songs (can't remember which). He was a MAJOR influence in so many LA teens' lives. He's one of those people who are not a household name, but whose influence was powerful and lasting. I preferred his show over "American Bandstand."I don't remember his crazy antics. I only remember studying the teens on his show for cool clothes, hair and makeup. And of course, the MUSIC.Plus of course I watched Shindig, Hullabaloo, and the Monkees. Great fun! Those shows helped plant the seeds which compelled me to create my punk/rock photo archive.We all owe Mr. Thaxton a debt of gratitude. Bless him!
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