Do you know the answers to these "American Top 40" questions?
*What was the date of the AT40 program that featured Dick Clark as guest host?
*What AT40 promotional tool included a picture of Casey Kasem -- without a shirt?!!
*What year did radio listeners hear -- for the first time -- AT40's Top 100 year-end review?
*Name the unedited song -- which was played on AT40 two weeks in a row -- that contained an offensive lyric often referred to as "a byproduct of the cattle industry."
*Why is there a woman in a bikini featured in one of AT40's full-page trade advertisements in Billboard magazine?
The answers to these questions and a lot more are found in the book available here!
What you get...
Battistini's book contains hundreds of "American Top 40" program summaries from 1970-1979 (two sample summaries are located elsewhere on this site), a listing of every radio station that carried Casey Kasem's countdown during the 70s, the author's "Confessions of an AT40 Enthusiast," countless illustrations including AT40's Billboard ads, memos, script cards, radio station surveys, personal anecdotes from other AT40 fans, and more!
This book likely offers more inside information about AT40 than you ever knew. If you enjoyed the countdown every weekend, it will take you back to the glory days of Top 40 radio. And to the greatest radio program of all time!
If you're still not convinced that this 380-page retrospection belongs in your music or radio library, check out the "expert" critiques on the Book Reviews page. And then order your copy today!