Beginning, Middle and End

It’s night time in the big city

A woman goes through her husband’s pockets while he sleeps

Everyone’s either asleep or in the emergency room

It’s Theme Time Radio Hour with your host from coast to coast, Bob Dylan.

Singers and Songs

  • Anita O’Day
    I Can’t Get Started
  • Sonny Boy Williamson
    Don’t Start Me To Talking
  • J. Geils Band
    Start All Over Again
  • Peggy Lee
    Beginning To See The Light
  • (Begin the Beguine – clip)
  • Amos Milburn
    In the Middle of the Night
    “We usually think of our next artist as a piano pounding boogie master. But I wanted to take a second to show another side of him, his deep blue side.”
  • Manfred Mann
    The One in The Middle
  • Ray Charles
    Smack Dab in the Middle
    “Sometimes ya play a song for just one reason. This song has a lot going for it: it’s got a swingin’ arrangement done by Benny Carter; The Raelettes sound great on it; and Ray sings his ass off. But the reason I like this record – it’s got the best recorded finger snaps I’ve ever heard.”
  • Wanda Jackson
    In The Middle of a Heartache
    “She’s known as a rockabilly singer but she doesn’t get enough credit for singing straight country. She deserves it, too.”
  • Nick Lowe
    Half a Boy and Half a Man
    “…One of the forefathers of punk. He earned this by producing The Damned, and he made a lot of records on his own…you might not know this one, where he channels his inner Doug Sahm. His keyboard player does a pretty good Augie Myers impression too…That’s a knees-up rocker.”
  • Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys
    At the End of the Lane
  • The End of The World
  • The End of The Rainbow
  • Buddy Guy
    This Is The End
    “South of the border, they know him as Amigo Hombre”

Other People and Players

Other Songs and Albums

  • I Wanna Marry A Lighthouse Keeper
    (Clip played)
  • Chicken Shack Boogie
  • Let Me Go Home, Whisky
  • One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
  • The End of the World

The Plays & Musicals

Record Labels

  • Bluebird
  • Atlantic
  • Chess


  • Dry Ridge, Kentucky
  • San Francisco
  • Paris
  • Kiribati
  • Indonesia
  • The Maldives
  • Somalia
  • Uganda
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Brazil
  • Columbia
  • Ecuador
  • Lebanon, KS
  • The United States
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • England
  • Houston
  • Fiji Islands
  • Spain
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Boston
  • Gary, Indiana
  • Chicago
  • The North Pole


Books and Poems

Movies and TV Shows

Famous Middle Children

  • Bill Gates
  • JFK
  • Madonna
  • Princess Diana
  • Richard Nixon
  • George Burns
  • Bob Hope
    (Clip played)

Famous Carnival Sideshow Hermaphrodites