Jim Ladd

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Jim Ladd (born January 17, 1948) served as the inspiration for the 2002 Tom Petty album “The Last DJ” and it’s title track. In his career, he has become friends with many rock legends such as Roger Waters, Tom Petty, John Lennon and Jackson Browne, along with filmmaker Cameron Crowe (he played an all-night DJ in Crowe’s 1989 film “Say Anything”). Ladd appeared on Roger Waters’ second solo album Radio K.A.O.S.. As “DJ Jim”, he joined Waters on the tour that followed and appeared in the three music videos for the album.

Ladd began his career in 1969 at KNAC, a small Long Beach, CA rock station, but he moved in 1974 to KMET, known to its legions of listeners as “The Mighty Met”, where he would remain for the rest of the 1970s and most of the 1980s while also hosting and producing Innerview an hour-long nationally syndicated interview program. On May 6, 2005 Jim Ladd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where Jackson Browne made the induction speech.
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Series #8, Show #10 The Doobie Brothers, Jim Ladd The Doobie Brothers, Jim Ladd - Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #8, Show #10 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #17, Show #11+12 Jim Ladd - Hosts Grateful Dead Acoustic/Electric album art Jim Ladd Hosts Grateful Dead* Jim Ladd Hosts Grateful Dead* - Hosts Grateful Dead Acoustic/Electric(2xLP, Transcription) Innerview Series #17, Show #11+12 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #19 Show #9 Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts The Henry Paul Band album art Jim Ladd Hosts The Henry Paul Band* Jim Ladd Hosts The Henry Paul Band* - Jim Ladd Hosts The Henry Paul Band(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #19 Show #9 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #11 Show #12 Jim Ladd - Inner-view album art Boz Scaggs Hosts Jim Ladd Boz Scaggs Hosts Jim Ladd - Inner-view(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #11 Show #12 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #18 Show #3 Jim Ladd - Presents Graham Parker album art Jim Ladd, Graham Parker Jim Ladd, Graham Parker - Presents Graham Parker(LP, Transcription) InnerView Series #18 Show #3 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #17, Show #6 & 7 Jim Ladd - Innerview: Pink Floyd Part 1 & 2 with Roger Waters album art Pink Floyd, Jim Ladd Pink Floyd, Jim Ladd - Innerview: Pink Floyd Part 1 & 2 with Roger Waters(2xLP, Transcription) Innerview Series #17, Show #6 & 7 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #18, Show #5 Jim Ladd Hosts The Babys Jim Ladd Hosts The Babys - Jim Ladd Hosts The Babys(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #18, Show #5 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series # 13 Show # 12 Jim Ladd Hosts Jeff Beck Jim Ladd Hosts Jeff Beck - Jim Ladd Hosts Jeff Beck(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series # 13 Show # 12 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #19, Show #10 Jim Ladd Jim Ladd Hosts Foreigner(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #19, Show #10 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series # 12 Show # 9 Jim Ladd Hosts Journey Jim Ladd Hosts Journey - Jim Ladd Hosts Journey(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series # 12 Show # 9 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #18, Show #6 Jim Ladd Hosts Electric Light Orchestra Jim Ladd Hosts Electric Light Orchestra - Innerview: Electric Light Orchestra With Jeff Lynne(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #18, Show #6 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #16 Show #2 Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts Nazareth album art Jim Ladd Hosts Nazareth (2) Jim Ladd Hosts Nazareth (2) - Jim Ladd Hosts Nazareth(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #16 Show #2 US 1976 Sell This Version
Series #19 Show #12 Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts Prism album art Jim Ladd Hosts Prism (7) w/ Henry Small Jim Ladd Hosts Prism (7) w/ Henry Small - Jim Ladd Hosts Prism(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #19 Show #12 US 1978 Sell This Version
Series 13, Show 10 Jim Ladd - Innerview, Series #13, Show #10 album art Jethro Tull, Jim Ladd Jethro Tull, Jim Ladd - Innerview, Series #13, Show #10(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series 13, Show 10 US 1979 Sell This Version
Series #16 Show #11 Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars album art Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars - Jim Ladd Hosts The Cars(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #16 Show #11 US 1980 Sell This Version
Series #18 Show #4 Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts Rush album art Rush, Jim Ladd Rush, Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts Rush(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #18 Show #4 US 1980 Sell This Version
Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts Pat Benatar With Neil Geraldo album art Jim Ladd Hosts Pat Benatar Jim Ladd Hosts Pat Benatar - Jim Ladd Hosts Pat Benatar With Neil Geraldo Innerview US 1981 Sell This Version
Series #16 , Show #3 Jim Ladd - Jeff Beck Innerview album art Jim Ladd Hosts Jeff Beck Jim Ladd Hosts Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #16 , Show #3 US 1981 Sell This Version
Series #15 Show #4 Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts Devo album art Jim Ladd, Devo Jim Ladd, Devo - Jim Ladd Hosts Devo(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #15 Show #4 US 1981 Sell This Version
Series #22, Show #2 Jim Ladd - Innerview: Pink Floyd The Wall (Film) album art Pink Floyd, Jim Ladd Pink Floyd, Jim Ladd - Innerview: Pink Floyd The Wall (Film)(2xLP, Transcription) Innerview Series #22, Show #2 US 1982 Sell This Version
Series #26 Show #13, Series #25 Show #8 Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls album art Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls - Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls(LP, Transcription) Innerview, Innerview Series #26 Show #13, Series #25 Show #8 US 1982 Sell This Version
Series #21 Show #10 Jim Ladd - Innerview - Jim Ladd Hosts Jethro Tull album art Jim Ladd Hosts Jethro Tull Jim Ladd Hosts Jethro Tull - Innerview - Jim Ladd Hosts Jethro Tull(LP, Transcription, Rad) Innerview Series #21 Show #10 US 1982 Sell This Version
Series #25 Show #11 Jim Ladd - Innerview: Jim Ladd Hosts Robert Plant album art Jim Ladd, Robert Plant Jim Ladd, Robert Plant - Innerview: Jim Ladd Hosts Robert Plant(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #25 Show #11 US 1983 Sell This Version
Series #24, Show #8 & 9 Jim Ladd - Innerview - Pink Floyd With Roger Waters album art Jim Ladd Hosts Pink Floyd Jim Ladd Hosts Pink Floyd - Innerview - Pink Floyd With Roger Waters(2xLP, Transcription) Innerview Series #24, Show #8 & 9 US 1983 Sell This Version
Series #27 Show #12 Jim Ladd - Jim Ladd Hosts ZZ Top album art Jim Ladd Hosts ZZ Top Jim Ladd Hosts ZZ Top - Jim Ladd Hosts ZZ Top(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #27 Show #12 US 1983 Sell This Version