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Murray the K
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Radio Personality
    (February 14, 1922-February 21, 1982)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was Murray Kaufman
    DJ for New York radio stations WINS-AM (1958-65) and WOR-FM (1966-68)
    Hosted the TV special 'It's What's Happening, Baby' (1965)
    Appeared as himself in 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' (1978)
    Compiled the oldies collections 'Murray the K's Blasts from the Past' and 'Murray the K's Sing Along with the Original Golden Gassers'
    Wrote 'Murray the K Tells It Like It Is, Baby' (1966)
    Nicknamed 'The Fifth Beatle'
    He started as a Catskills borscht belt comic, warming up audiences for the headliners.
    He got his big break when he took over Alan Freed's timeslot after Freed was fired for payola.
    Tom Wolfe called him 'the original hysterical disc jockey.'
    When WINS switched to all-news, he resigned on the air and revealed the planned format change before the station could announce it.
    He was married six times, with his third marriage lasting three months.
    He co-wrote Bobby Darin's first hit, 'Splish Splash.'
    He was an early American supporter of the Beatles and during their first US tour broadcast shows from their hotel rooms in New York, Washington and Miami.
    He was mentioned in the lyrics of the Ramones' 'Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?'
    He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame (1997).

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