A slightly censored hit from 1961.

On this date in 1962, Billboard Magazine reported that last year’s most-played jukebox record was ‘Big Bad John’ by Jimmy Dean. Many stations, including Keener’s predecessor, WKMH, insisted that the line “At the bottom of this mine lies one hell of a man,” be changed to “a big, big, man,” before they would play it.

May 12th, 2015 | Posted in Keener
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