The History of Punk Playlist #54: A Tribute to Professor Lawrence Aronsen!

“Larry thought teaching people to think was the highest avocation you could have.”

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This is a tribute to Professor Lawrence Aronsen, a wonderful friend and mentor (there’d be no radio show without him). He picked the playlist for the show, and listened to it air on CJSR from Vancouver with his wife, Elizabeth. Larry’s pals David Mills and John Thompson helped spin his songs, and talked about his life and the impact he’s had on generations of students. Great (non-punk) music, stories, and other special guests David Marples, John Harris, Jeremy Rossiter, and Thomas Reikie.

The show originally aired on CJSR from 10-11:30AM MST on Monday 30 November 2015. Here it is:

And here’s the playlist!

1. Anne Feenay (Pittsburgh) – “The Internationale”
2. The Rolling Stones (London) – “Street Fightin’ Man”
3. Elvis Presley (Memphis) – “Jailhouse Rock”
4. Johnny Cash (Dyess) – “I Walk the Line”
5. Booker T. & the M.G.’s (Memphis) – “Green Onions”
6. The Beach Boys (Hawthorne) – “Surfin’ USA”
7. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
8. The Beatles (Liverpo0l) – “Come Together”
9. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Yesterday”
10. Sam and Dave (Miami) – “Soul Man”
11.  Otis Redding (Macon) – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”
12. Marvin Gaye (DC) – “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”
13. Ray Charles (Greenville) – “Hit the Road Jack”
14. The Beatles (London) – “Revolution #1”

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