...I've found another link that I hadn't come upon before...and it's quite succinct in it's history of the program, more so than I've seen in the past. Clyde Clifford (Dale Seidenschwarz), Stuart McRae and Don Payne are all mentioned in the article.
The article is too long to print here...nonetheless, it makes a good read. Influences upon listeners include that of a particular band (there were MANY musicians influenced by the music) and Cuban listeners, as well.
I remember somewhere, a comment as to how one listener liked the music, but not the problems brought on by the drug culture of some of the musicians...and that, as a child of six years old, he saw how several artists died from overdoses. Liked the music, didn't like the drugs, never got involved with the latter. I felt the same way, as a fan of the show....
Bud S. (email@example.com)