Wednesday, May 24, 2023



Ben Took and The Investas
Dart 125 (1959)

Sarcastic rocker about payola. Lyrics written by Bill Camfield & Dave Naugle, music by  Bill Smith & Georges Campbell. Bill Camfield (1929-1991) & Dave Naugle were both with KFJZ, Fort Worth. Bill was "Icky Twerp" on "Slam Bang Theater" while Dave Naugle was a broadcaster in the same station, doing some skits sometimes with "Icky Twerp". David Naugle (1923-2002) was the first to announce the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the Fort Worth-Dallas area on KFJZ 1270-AM radio Dec. 7, 1941, as an 18-year-old intern. 

In 1959, Major Bill Smith set up the LeCam record label and production company in Fort Worth with George Campbell; the name derived from that of Smith's wife Letitia, and Campbell, a songwriter, arranger, pianist, and bandleader in Fort-Worth for over 50 years.

Cash Box, December 26, 1959

Dick Clark, a payola survivor
"Payola ? What is it ?"


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