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Rigdon Osmond "Rick" Dees III (born March 14, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a radio disc jockey who currently lives in the San Fernando Valley community of Toluca Lake in Los Angeles, California, U.S.. Dees is best known for his syndicated radio show Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 and for the novelty song "Disco Duck." Dees currently hosts the morning show at Movin' 93-9 FM in Los Angeles, along with Patti "Long Legs" Lopez, and Mark Wong. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... San Fernando Valley from its southwestern edge. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Disco Duck was a satirical disco novelty song performed by Memphis disc jockey Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots and released in 1976, where it became a number-one hit (and ranked as the ninety-ninth most popular song of the year according to Billboard Magazine). ... KMVN redirects here. ... Patricia (Patti) Longlegs Lopez (born in Venice, California and is currently 30 years old) is a radio co-host with Rick Dees on the morning show on Movin 93-9 FM in Los Angeles, along with Mark Wong. ... Mark Wong (born July 13, 1971 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American host and radio personality. ...

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Early life

Dees was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He began his radio career in 1966 at WGBG, a Greensboro radio station. Rick graduated from Greensboro Grimsley High School in 1968 and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972. He was a member of the Tau chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha while attending college. Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... The year 1966 in radio involved some significant events. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Grimsley High School is the oldest institution of public secondary education in Greensboro, North Carolina, part of the Guilford County Schools system (it was originally part of the Greensboro Public Schools System before the two merged), founded in 1899. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ...


Career

Dees worked in various radio stations throughout the southeastern United States, including WSGN in Birmingham, Alabama. Along with his 'Cast Of Idiots', Dees recorded "Disco Duck" in 1976 while working at WMPS-AM in Memphis, Tennessee, but he was expressly forbidden from playing the song on the air by station management (rival stations refused to play it for fear of promoting their competition). He was later fired on-the-spot simply for talking about the song on the air one morning- the station manager claimed conflict of interest. Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Disco Duck was a satirical disco novelty song performed by Memphis disc jockey Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots and released in 1976, where it became a number-one hit (and ranked as the ninety-ninth most popular song of the year according to Billboard Magazine). ... The year 1976 in radio involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ...


After leaving WMPS he spent some time with friends Linda and L.C. in Blytheville. Following a 45 day mandatory hiatus after his time at rival WMPS, he went on to WHBQ-AM in Memphis. The single Disco Duck sold over two million copies and reached number 1 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart on October 16, 1976. The song can be heard in the movie Saturday Night Fever, in a brief scene in which a group of older people were learning to "move their feet to the disco beat", but the song was not included in that movie's enormously popular soundtrack album, thus depriving him of a Grammy award that the artists on the record received (for 1978's Album of the Year). In 1979 Dees moved to Los Angeles and did mornings on KHJ (which was at the time WHBQ's sister station) during its final years as a Top 40 station. When KHJ flipped to a country format, Dees left the station. WHBQ is an AM radio station in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States of America. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track was the soundtrack album from the blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... The year 1979 in radio involved some significant events. ... KHJ Radio in Los Angeles, California broadcasting Spanish-language entertainment programming as La Ranchera. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


In 1981, Rick Dees moved to crosstown Top 40 outlet KIIS-FM, where he served as host of Rick Dees in the Morning and was named Billboard Magazine's "Number One Radio Personality in America" for eleven consecutive years. The memorable "Did you hear what Rick Dees said this morning" advertising campaign helped propel him to number-one in the market. He was replaced on KIIS in 2004 by Ryan Seacrest. Dees began his weekly Top 40 show, still currently in syndication, in 1983. Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40 is currently heard on over 350 radio stations in the United States, as well as in 37 other countries. The chart show is available in three different versions, Hit Radio (for contemporary hit radio stations), Hot Adult (adult contemporary radio stations) and Rhythmic (Rhythmic Contemporary/Rhythmic Adult Contemporary radio), all of which are accessible for online streaming and podcasting on his official website. Previously, there was a version for Latin music radio, Con Sabor (Spanish for "with flavor"), which was canceled after a few months streamed online. The year 1981 in radio involved some significant events. ... KIIS-FM is a Los Angeles, California, USA-based radio station with a rhythmic leaning top 40 musical format. ... The year 2004 in radio involved some significant events. ... Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio and television personality, and anchorman. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... The year 1983 in radio involved some significant events. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Rhythmic Contemporary, also known as Rhythmic Top 40, Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio and Rhythmic Crossover, is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, and upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop, and R&B hits. ... Rhythmic Adult Contemporary is a format similar to Rhythmic Top 40 radio. ... Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio or video programs, over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. ... Latin American music, or the music of Latin America, is sometimes called Latin music. ...


Rick Dees was a frequent guest on Hot Seat with Wally George on Orange County's KDOC-TV, Channel 56. The term hot seat or hotseat can refer to The hot seat is a sarcastic term for the Electric chair, or an expression for a highly vulnerable position when someone is likely to get a very bad treatment (such as risk to lose his job) Hot Seat was a syndicated... George Walter Pearch, known as Wally George (4 December 1931 – 7 October 2003) was an American conservative radio and television commentator. ... KDOC-TV (Channel 56) is an independent television station based in Orange County, California (licensed to Anaheim, with studios and offices in Santa Ana). ...


Dees was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1999, and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2007. He has also received the People's Choice Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. // The National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, is a museum dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the development of the radio medium throughout its history in the United States. ... This article is about the year. ... The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is a US trade association that advocates on behalf of over 8,300 radio and television stations and networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and various judicial bodies. ... The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Controversy

In 1984, Dees (and his record company) made a request of Marvin Fisher, the owner of the copyright in the music of the song "When Sonny Gets Blue," for permission to use the song in a non-offensive parody of the performance by Johnny Mathis. Fisher refused to grant permission for the use. Dees decided to go ahead and do a parody even without the permission of the copyright holder, using about 29 seconds of the song in a parody album titled Put It Where the Moon Don't Shine. The year 1984 in radio involved some significant events. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... John Royce Mathis (b. ...


Fisher sued Dees for copyright infringement. The trial court found that the parody, titled When Sonny Sniffs Glue was clearly intended to "poke fun" at the style of singing which Johnny Mathis was well known, and thus was not infringing. The decision was upheld on appeal. Fisher v. Dees 794 F.2d 432 (9th Cir. 1986)[1] Court citation is a standard system used in common law countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia to uniquely identify the location of past court cases in special series of books called reporters. ...


Movies

Dees has appeared in movies such as La Bamba, as a voice in the Jetsons: The Movie, and has made many guest appearances on television shows such as Married... with Children, The Love Boat, and Diagnosis: Murder. Dees served as host of two television shows, including a stint on the syndicated weekly Solid Gold and the short-lived Into the Night with Rick Dees. The latter show aired on ABC weeknights after Nightline as competition for NBC's The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. He has also appeared on infomercials promoting 50s hit songs. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... La Bamba is an American biographical film released in 1987 written and directed by Luis Valdez. ... Jetsons: The Movie (1990) is an animated film based on the cartoon series The Jetsons, where George Jetson becomes vice president of Spacely Sprockets and oversees the work at Spacelys Orbiting Ore Asteroid. ... Married… with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ... The Love Boat was an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from 1977 until 1986. ... Solid Gold was an American syndicated television series which ran from 1980 to 1988. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Nightline is a late-night hard and soft news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ...


Dees is married to the former Julie McWhirter, a voice actress. They have a son, Kevin Dees, who is following directly in his father's steps as a DJ. He also contributed a recipe to the Married... with Children cookbook entitled "Pig Out With Peg" by Linda Merinoff. Julie McWhirter (also known as Julie Dees and Julie McWhirter Dees) is a voice actess best known for her work in Hanna-Barbera cartoons, such as Drak Pack and The Smurfs. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Married… with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ...


Discography

  • 1977 - The Original Disco Duck
  • 1983 - Hurt Me Baby, Make Me Write Bad Checks
  • 1984 - Put It Where the Moon Don't Shine
  • 1985 - I'm Not Crazy
  • Rick Dees' Greatest Hit (The White Album)
  • 1996 - Spousal Arousal

References

  1. ^ A reference to the text of the decision in Fisher v. Dees appears here

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Rick Dees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (586 words)
Dees graduated from Greensboro Grimsley High School in 1968 and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972.
Dees was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1999 and has also received the People's Choice Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Dees is married to the former Julie McWhirter, a voice actress.
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