Published in September 2015, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography contains the first-hand testimonies, memories, and recollections from 200 prominent individuals from Bob Crane's life. Family, friends as far back as grade school, and coworkers in radio, television (including many from Hogan's Heroes), theatre, and film have helped tell his complete story. In addition, the hard cover edition contains more than 200 rare family and professional photographs, some never before published or seen by the public until now. Discover the truth! If you think you know Bob Crane before reading this book, you don't know him at all. Author profits will be donated to various charities in Bob's memory.
Official Statement about the Re-Investigation of Bob Crane's Murder (11/23/16)
"We—my coauthors and I, members of Bob Crane's family, his friends, and his colleagues—are always hopeful that one day, the true identity of Bob's murderer will be known and justice can be served. However, this recent investigation did not reveal any groundbreaking information or provide a resolution, and the subsequent media coverage did nothing more than bring unnecessary heartache to many who knew, loved, and cared about Bob. We do not discuss or endorse any speculative theories as to who may have committed the crime. We encourage those who want to know more about Bob Crane to discover his complete and true life story in Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography. All author profits are being donated to various charities in Bob's memory."
—Carol Ford, author, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

'Mr. Crane, please listen to my record?'

Bob Crane at the KNX
offices, circa 1960.
Bob Crane was a very powerful man in radio, and as a result, in the record industry. In essence, if he liked your record, he would play it on his morning show, and in LA, that could make you the next big music star. Recording artists and/or their label representatives would meet with Bob on a daily basis to pitch their latest songs, hoping he liked them enough to give them air time. Crane would then listen to these new releases and consider whether or not they fit the format of his show (which did not include rock and roll). Some of what he heard he liked a lot; others...well...don't quit your day job, kid!

Bob Crane Meets with Recording Representative
Bob Crane Show / KMPC Los Angeles
April 13, 1973

Bob Crane and Record Rep / KMPC by vote4bobcrane

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