Class of 1960 was born on
September 8, 1954, when most of us entered
Oceanside Jr. High School.
Just the night before,
first picked up a microphone at WINS AM radio in New York, and started a
musical and cultural revolution of unprecedented and as yet unsurpassed significance. Thus,
like a twin, the birth of our great class has been inexorably associated
with the dawn of rock íní roll.
clicking below, you can view the story of that
beginning in an original, 13-minute, music video documentary that was made
especially for us in conjunction with our 50-Year Grand
Reunion, now available online here for viewing by everyone.
note that the video is a big file and may take some time
to download, and once it begins to play, the screen will be black,
and you will only hear audio for the first 45
seconds until a still image appears followed shortly by
the video presentation. So
If the video frame does not open, you may have to
unblock pop-ups on this site,
set up Windows (or an alternative) Media Player or
download a QuickTime plug-in,
for example, if you are using
a Firefox browser.
prefer to view the video
screen" mode by clicking on
the icon in the lower right corner of the pop-up
Click here to watch,
After you have enjoyed both reading
the thumbnail history presented on the
preceding page and
viewing the video documentary, then the next logical
place for you to visit would be our
"Rock 'n' Roll Radio"
page where you will be able to read more about your favorite New
York DJs of the 1950s, the people who gave
us our music and who, in doing so, changed the world forever,
Alan Freed, Murray the K and, of course, the incomparable Jocko, the
"Ace from Outer Space." There you
will find links to individual pages for each of them that
will allow you to view their photos and, once again, hear
─ rare audio of their familiar voices recorded when we were young and listening every day.