Music: Top Jock

What makes a pop record pop? The man who writes catchy tunes, say the men who write them. The artists who give it an attractive performance, say the record companies. There are also experts who claim that the disk jockey, who does nothing but spin the platter and talk it up on the radio, is the most important of all. Of the 2,000-odd deejays, a scant dozen wield the bulk of influence. They are strategically situated in such cities as Cleveland, Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, which are unaccountably sensitive (but not New York,...

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