Brooke was best known
in Tampa Bay for his chant The Beatles Are Great!.
Young Brooke was a star at WALT radio in 1965-66. Real name Frank
Edmondson, got his radio name from his home town and school. Brooke
was from Fort Brooke (Tampa) & Chamberlain from his high school.
Brooke left WALT and started a national Contemporary
Christian Radio Show A Joyful Noise. He has become
quite a star on the Christian music circuit as a writer and lecturer.
He is now known as Paul Baker, and is also the Operations Manager
and Program Director at The Word 1070 AM in Houston,
During his WALT years, he recorded one song
with a local group called Forvus (4 of us). He was also co- publisher
of Love can Make You Happy by Mercy. The song sold
over 1 million copies in 1969, but resulted in a long dragged
out lawsuit with co-publisher Gil Cabot. Brooke was in the US
Army in Germany at the time, and had a tough time fighting the
lawsuit. It is rumored he did not get one penny from the sales
of the record.
A great guy, warm smile, and a heart full of