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Frankie Crocker (1940–2000)

On air-radio personality who was prominent during the late 60s through the early 80s in New York City. Conceptualized the "Urban Contemporary" format while Program Director for WBLS-FM New York City that is the staple of most urban radio stations today.Began his career in Buffalo, New York got his big break with WMCA-AM and then WWRL-AM in New ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 59) in Miami, Florida, USA

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Known For

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix Himself - Interviewee
(1973)
Friday Night
Friday Night Himself (1990-94)
(1983)
Five on the Black Hand Side
(1973)
Death Drug
Death Drug Drug dealer
(1978)

Filmography

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 1998 Top Ten (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Intertviewee
- Disco (1998) ... Himself - Intertviewee
 1986 VH1 New Visions (TV Series)
Himself - Host VJ (1986)
 1985 VH1 Music Videos (TV Series)
Himself - Video Jockey
 1983 Friday Night (TV Series)
Himself (1990-94)
 1976 Soul Train (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- The Sylvers/Sun (1976) ... Himself
 1973 Jimi Hendrix (Documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
 1973 Cleopatra Jones
Himself
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 2015 The Seventies (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Music DJ
- What's Goin' On (2015) ... Himself - Music DJ

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Inductee Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. See more »

Nickname:

Hollywood

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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