Dick Tyler lived the iron history many love to read about, and in this recording, part two, he tells of his experiences of Muscle Beach in the late ’50s and the early bodybuilding shows of the ’60s. We hear his memories of the old-time strongmen, the heroes of the origins of bodybuilding, Joe Weider and much more.
“The important thing is that we have a very beautiful history, a beautiful background. It’s not a freak show. It’s not a bunch of muscle-bound people without any brains. We have wonderful and bright people who have been bodybuilders in all different professions. They wanted to be better at doing something they enjoyed.”~Dick Tyler
Duration: 54 minutes; Transcript: 10 pages; Mp3 file size: 125 MBs
• Punishment Reps (7:05)
• Power Stops and Strength (10:20)
• Guys From The Beach (19:00)
• Golden Era of Bodybuilding (28:33)
• Weider and Franco (36:56)
• Wrestling in Scotland (46:36)
• A Beautiful History (50:23)
Here’s a short clip to give you an idea of what this lecture sounds like:
Dick Tyler was an actor, journalist and writer who paid for chiropractic school by writing most of the articles in the Weider magazines during the mid-’60s to early ’70s. If you enjoy his stories, you’ll love his fabulous book of Golden Era bodybuilding, West Coast Bodybuilding Scene. Dick is a practicing chiropractor.