Bill McCullough Remembers: Track Recorders (pt. 1)

If Zero to 180 isn’t too careful, February might come and go without a new history piece. Unacceptable!

As it turns out, Zero to 180 has been working on a trio of Silver Spring music history pieces, with a two-part encore tribute to Track Recorders — featuring reflections and anecdotes from chief engineer, Bill McCullough — before Track yields the stage to Gene Rosenthal and Adelphi Records.

At this very moment, Zero to 180 research staff are uploading images of ads, articles, and ephemera recently obtained from the Bill Hanke Music Research Archives that will be used to augment the nice assortment of vintage photos that Bill McCullough has generously shared.

Check out, for instance, this playful (and no doubt pricy) full-page advertisement that appeared in the middle fold of the April, 1980 edition of DC’s Unicorn Times.

(left to right) Gerry Wyckoff, Bill McCullough, and Mark Greenhouse

Track Recorders ad - 1980 (hi res ver)

[For maximum fun, click on the vintage ad above to view the musical superheroes, appropriately enough, in super hi-rez]

Full disclosure:  This piece is essentially an ad for Part Two, where all the action takes place. Join Zero to 180’s Facebook page, so that you are alerted the moment Part Two goes live!