"It's What's Happening!"- Murray the "K
The Original and First "Fifth Beatle"
Very very nice Vintage 60s British Invasion era Collectible piece of memorabilia.
SUPER RARE 1965 MURRAY the 'K', International Fan Club Package or kit in it's original mailing envelope containing:
8" X 10" glossy, with printed inscription. LIKE NEW!
Tri-Fold (creating 6 8X10 Pages) "MURRAY the 'K'...and his friends" brochure for the "Greatest Holiday Show...LIVE FROM THE BROOKLYN FOX" Featuring Dick & Dee Dee, The Drifters, Chuck Jackson, Ben E. King, Patti & The Blue Bells, The Shangri-Las, The Shirelles, The Vibrations, Dionne Warwick. Additionally wallet sized images of Murray, his wife- Jacky the 'K'. His friends are also visible in many images including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Millie Small, etc. BEATLES back cover.
NOTE: Only the cover has a small crease across bottom right corner.
8 1/2" X 5 1/2" Fan Club membership certificate with printed signature.
8 1/2" X 5 1/2" Coupon for reduced subscription rate for MUSIC MAGAZINE.
3 1/2" X 9 1/4" Color insert on card stock for upcoming EASTER Show at the Fox featuring: Gerry and the Pacemakers, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Marvelettes, The Righteous Brothers, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Rag Dolls, The Dell Satins and Cannibal and the Headhunters.
8 1/2" X 5 1/2" Welcome to the club letter.
8 1/2" X 5 1/2" 2 pages stapled together of locations in NY, Long Island and New Jersey record shops offering 10% discounts on record purchases for fan club members.
▲ VG+ /FINE CONDITION, with the usual surface wear & slight rubbing to covers from book being handled, read and stored.
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"This meeting of the Swingin' Soiree is now in session!"
Murray Kaufman (February 14, 1922 – February 21, 1982), professionally known as Murray the K, was an influential rock and roll impresario and disc jockey of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. During the early days of Beatlemania, he frequently referred to himself as the fifth Beatle.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he worked in public relations and as a song plugger, helping to promote tunes like Bob Merrill's "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window." From there, he worked as a radio producer and co-host at WMCA (and briefly thereafter at WMGM). Kaufman's big break came in 1958 after he moved to WINS/1010 to do the all-night show, which he titled "The Swingin' Soiree." Shortly after his arrival, WINS's high energy star disk jockey, Alan Freed, was indicted for tax evasion and forced off the air. Though Freed's spot was briefly occupied by Bruce Morrow, who later became known as Cousin Brucie on WABC, Murray was soon moved into the 7–11 pm time period and remained there for the next seven years, always opening his show with Sinatra and making radio history with his innovative segues, jingles, sound effects, antics, and frenetic, creative programming. Jeff Rice, writing in M/C Journal, says that Tom Wolfe calls Murray "the original hysterical disk jockey"
Murray the K reached his peak of popularity in the mid-1960s when, as the top-rated radio host in New York City, he became an early and ardent supporter and friend of The Beatles. When the Beatles came to New York on February 7, 1964, Murray was the first DJ they welcomed into their circle, having heard about him and his Brooklyn Fox shows from American groups such as the Ronettes.
Murray was often a champion of the much-maligned electric Bob Dylan. He introduced him to boos at a huge Forest Hills Tennis Stadium concert in August 1965, saying "It's not rock, it's not folk, it's a new thing called Dylan." [wiki]