Alan Light’s 1975 San Diego Comic-Con LP Record- Listen to it here!

December 22, 2009

In 1975, Alan Light. through his DynaPubs company, produced an LP recording of that year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The entrepreneurial spirit he showed in doing so is matched now by the generous spirit he shows in allowing this recording to be made available on the Comic-Convention Memories web site as streamable audio for your listening pleasure.

First, here are front and back scans of the original album cover. (And this copy of the album, by the way, was Shel Dorf’s copy which comes to us through Shel’s brother, Michael Dorf, and Shel’s good friend Charlie Roberts.)

The 1975 San Diego Comic-Con Album Front Cover

The 1975 San Diego Comic-Con Album Front Cover

(Entire contents copyright © 1975 by Alan L. Light. All rights reserved.)


The 1975 San Diego Comic-Con Album Back Cover

The 1975 San Diego Comic-Con Album Back Cover

(Entire contents copyright © 1975 by Alan L. Light. All rights reserved.)

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And here is Alan Light at his recording station at the 1975 Comic-Con.

Alan Light at his Comic-Con recording station in 1975

Alan Light at his Comic-Con recording station in 1975.

(Photograph courtesy of Alan Light.)

And here, without further ado, is the recording itself. Just click on each player button below to have a listen. (If you’re reading this via news reader or email, you may have to visit the web site at http://www.comicconmemories.com/2009/12/22/alan-lights-1975-san-diego-comic-con-lp-record-listen-to-it-here/to play the clip.)

The 1975 San Diego Comic Convention!

Opening comment: Ray Bradbury (00:47)

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Introduction: Alan Light (00:31)

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Ray Bradbury (07:35)

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Stan Lee (09:39)

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Jack Kirby/Jim Steranko (08:07)

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Special interview: Jerry Siegel and Joanne Siegel (13:40)

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Chuck Norris (04:23)

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June Foray/Daws Butler (02:33)

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Robert Bloch (speaking on H.P. Lovecraft) (03:07)

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Will Eisner/Stan Lee (04:01)

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Close: Alan Light (00:26)

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(The entire record and album-cover contents are copyright © 1975 by Alan L. Light. All rights reserved. They are presented on the Comic-Convention Memories web site for viewing and audio streaming by Alan L. Light’s permission.)

(Digital conversion of original LP vinyl record to CD performed by the highly recommended www.RecordRescuers.com.)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Gary Hackenburg June 1, 2011 at 6:15 am

Just a quick “Hello” to Alan Light! I never met you,but Loved that Buyer’s Guide so much! It was such a treasure….

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Greg Koudoulian January 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm

George Clayton Johnson told me yesterday that of all the Cons that he has attended, since the 1950’s, the best, most enjoyable in his experience were the Cortez years 1972-1978 SDCC , which also stands for Shel Dorf Comic Con. Happy New Year to Shel, Ken and all Cortez Alumni

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Sean Howe December 26, 2009 at 8:00 am

Thanks for posting this! Terrific stuff.

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Alan Light December 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Thanks, Mike, for making this available to everyone. Over the years I have thought about doing this, but didn’t know how. This is perfect.

By the way, here’s a huge scan of the back cover of the album –
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-light/4156527454/sizes/o/

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