Back when Ed was still “little” and Barris was just the “prince,” Red Harden was among a handful that helped shape Kustom Kulture, influencing everything from pop culture to the cars we drive today…
A tale of two coasts, seven decades, and one dream. So this dream walks into a muffler shop…
There is a theater in McFarland that stopped showing movies more than sixty years ago; but if you know who to ask, you’ll discover that art is alive and well on the inside. But it isn’t through moving pictures, as they used to call movies—it’s through still images and a man who created them during one of the most important eras of American popular music.
Danny Spanks is sitting in his office at 1100 Mohawk Avenue, and he’s picking songs that will end up on the playlists at 106.1 KRAB Radio.
He isn’t using the latest charts out of Los Angeles, he’s using an old tool that many in the radio business have abandoned. He’s using his ears.
“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul,” Bob Marley sang in 1980’s “Zion Train”; “Wisdom is better than silver and gold.” It’s an old theme, and Bob wasn’t the first person to bring it up by a long shot.
Though Bob Elias may not have been able to see his dream realized before he passed away in 1965, his vision for a special place where all accomplished atheletes could be forever honored was not forgotten by his friends and colleagues.