Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The Great Ron Lundy: Goodbye, Love


I was so sorry to see that the great Ron Lundy has passed away. The legendary WABC DJ died from a heart attack on Monday at age 75.

David Hinckley has a nice piece on him today in the New York Daily News.

Lundy was part of WABC’s killer quartet from the 1970s (he actually started there in 1965). Ron bounced onto the air after Harry Harrison at 10AM with a booming, ebullient welcome with these words: “Hello, Love!” He was followed in the order by Dan Ingram and Cousin Brucie. Don’t kid yourselves: through the ten most important years in rock and roll history, from 1970 to 1980, these guys ruled the airwaves and literally created the soundtrack that has become classic pop. When WABC switched to talk in 1982, it was one of the saddest days in that history. But the gang moved to WCBS FM, where they got to recapture their golden days.

Here’s a clip from' YouTube:


Ron, thanks for everything.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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