Ohio66 presents an in-depth look at the circumstances surrounding the departure of George Maharis from route 66 in the middle
of the third season.
preview Starring George Maharis
Note the KENWOOD radio. I wonder what happened to the AC Delco?
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock Hall stands just west of the East Ninth Street Pier where Tod and Buz worked on the Carol Diane II tour boat in the episode Two On The House.
Carol Diane is no longer in business and currently the lake and river tours are handled by Goodtime Tours
East Ninth Street Pier
The Goodtime III is visible in the distance
Downtown Cleveland from the East Ninth Street Pier
The 1961 photo is from the Route 66 episode Two On The House and shows
downtown Cleveland in the backround with the Terminal Tower dominating the skyline behind City Hall.
I believe that the Terminal Tower is visible in all six episode of Route 66 filmed in Cleveland.
Below is the same shot from April, 2009 which includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the right.
of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame showing the Goodtime III
Fans of Route 66 and 1960 Corvettes?
The Goodtime III
Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll
When radio station WJW disc jockey Alan Freed (1921-1965) used the term "rock and roll" to
describe the uptempo black rhythym and blues records he played beginning in 1951 he named a new
genre of popular music that appealed to audiences on both sides of 1950s American racial
boundaries - and dominated American culture for the rest of the 20th century. The popularity
of Freed's nightly "Moon Dog House Rock and Roll Party" radio show encouraged him to organize
the Moondog Coronation Ball - the first ever rock concert. Held at the Cleveland Arena on March
21, 1952, the oversold show was beset by a riot during the first set. Freed, a charter inductee
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, moved to WINS in New York City in 1954 and continued to
promote rock music through radio, television, movies, and live performances.
It's interesting to note that one of the other items on display at the Rock Hall was
a set list from a 1967 gig by one of Springsteen's first bands - the Castiles -
which included the song "Route 66." I suspect that the band would most likely have
been listening to the Rolling Stones' 1964 recording of the Bobby Troup composition.