I went to the D.M.V. in January of 1980. A stern man by the name of Ray Schroeder stepped forward to ride with me and determine whether or not I was worthy of driving freedom. Somehow I was able to secure a piece of paper that declared my legal driver status. The first time I drove solo (off the farm) Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was playing on the radio. I was driving a 1970 rusty Chevrolet farm truck which had a three on the tree transmission and an AM radio. On special occasions I could borrow my parents 1978 Impala. I remember hearing Smokey Robinson singing Cruisin as I drove through the night after dropping my date at her front gate. The Eagles album The Long Run featured some great music including the title song which was a big hit in January of 1980. Some of my other faves included: Jane by Jefferson Starship, Head Games from Foreigner, and Romeos Tune by Steve Forbert. There is still no such thing as a time machine, however, music is the closest thing that I have found. I hope you will climb in the cab of our old yellow pickup and take a trip back to 1980 this weekend. I will be playing all of your favorite requests from the fifties through the eighties during this weeks Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.
Phil-Mr. January 1980