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[Picture of Elvis Presley on "Stage Show" March 24, 1956

and the Cleveland disc jockey
who helped make Elvis famous

[Picture of Elvis Presley and Bill Randle, Nov 23, 1956 from]




The Pied Piper of Cleveland:
A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey


(left to right): Bill Randle and Tommy Edwards, Scotty Moore (not shown), Elvis Presley, Bill Black, at Brooklyn High School, Brooklyn, Ohio, October 20, 1955

The above picture is from the handsome book:
1950s Radio in Color: The Lost Photographs of Deejay Tommy Edwards

by Christopher Kennedy, Kent State University Press, 2011.

"Shake, Rattle and Roll"
Electric Elvis and Bill Randle
(PineTree Multimedia 1010)

This computer disc by Roger Lee Hall includes information how disc jockey Bill Randle promoted Elvis in 1955 and 1956 on his WERE radio program and also with his contacts at WCBS radio in New York City, where Randle was asked to introduce Elvis for his first appearance on national TV for the Dorsey Brothers "Stage Show" in 1956.

For the 60th anniversary of the first national television appearance, the CD-ROM contains 60 files including articles, picture gallery, two music albums about Bill Randle and Electric Elvis, and video clip from first national TV appearance in January 1956.




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Note: This title is now SOLD OUT and no longer available.

The information is now included on this DVD-ROM title...





The Bill Randle Chronicles -
From Electric Elvis To The Shakers
(PTM 1039)
PineTree Press, 2016

by Roger Lee Hall

Popular Cleveland disc jockey, Bill Randle




Read more bout this computer disc with files, music albums and more -- click here

Praise for The Bill Randle Chronicles--

  • "I've read the article. Fantastic info for ALL Elvis fansl!!"
    -- Mark Lee Pringle, popular Elvis impersonator

  • "I must say it is an impressive collection. I was glad to see the original Time Magazine article on Randle reprinted as well as other documents, like Col. Parker's telegram, and was especially interested in the interview with Alanna Nash. 
    -- Allen Wiener, author of the book,
    Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock n' Roll


The Bill Randle Chronicles:
From Electric Elvis To The Shakers

by Roger Lee Hall


available on a disc readable on your computer,
with articles, music album, audio files
including an interview with Bill Randle,
a picture gallery, and
video clip of Elvis national TV debut
in 1956.
It is available for $18.00 including shipping.

For orders outside the USA,
see "AMRE Title No. 6" at the




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Why isn't Bill Randle in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?


Disc jockey Alan Freed (1986), TV host Dick Clark (1993), and other early non-performers are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Yet the influential WERE radio host, who in the mid-1950s was one of America's top disc jockeys and helped promote major rock stars like Bill Haley & His Comets and Elvis Presley is still not in the Hall of Fame.

If you would like to join the campaign to install Bill Randle, send your email request to:

Rock and Rolll Hall of Fame
(Cleveland, Ohio)

Read more about the home of
the Hall of Fame at

Hello Cleveland: The City's Rock and Roll Legacy





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