Recalling the Days of Payola
I was "blown away" today to see my dad on the front page of the Mirror News. My dad, Norm Prescott, was a big DJ in Boston and New York. We all moved to Los Angeles in 1966.
The guys who got the most amount of press in this congressional investigation, were of course, Dick Clark and Alan Freed. This scandal ruined Freed, and we all know about Dick Clark.
I can't say any more---I'll have to check on the statute of limitations!
Jeff Prescott, La Jolla
Note: After coming to Los Angeles, Norm Prescott was one of the founders of Filmation. He died in 2005 at the age of 78.