Streaking is a fad I never took part in. One time during the Summer of 1974 my swim trunks (which had a faulty draw string) slipped off while I was doing the mud crawl in the Willow Creek. I did run nakedly back through the woods to the farm house before anyone saw me. Technically that might qualify as streaking, however, I did not run naked on purpose. Other than streaking, the Spring of 1974 had many pop culture highlights. I loved watching American Bandstand, Don Kershner's In Concert, and the Midnight Special. There were not very many chances to see what the singers on the radio looked like. When we saw them on television, we were sometimes disappointed and other times impressed. There were no video recording possibilites so I had to stay awake. Sometimes I would fall asleep and miss the Midnight Special. I would often wake up to the sound of gunfire as reruns of The Riflemen would air following my favorite show. Chuck Conners trusty firearm would tell me I had just missed Steely Dan, Olivia Newton John, Brownsville Station, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and the Wolfman on the Midnight Special. I would than have to hope to see the show as a rerun in the Summer. April of 1974 featured many great 45 RPM records. My favorites included: Bennie & The Jets-Elton John, Hooked On A Feeling-Blue Suede, Come And Get Your Love-Redbone, Oh My My-Ringo Starr, The Loco-Motion-Grand Funk, Dancing Machine-The Jackson Five, Jet-Wings, and Let It Ride-B.T.O. You will hear a few of these this weekend.
Join the rock and roll party this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 during Those Were The Days. I will be in the studio between 6 p and Midnight to collect your requests and man the 'Close & Play'. We will ring the trivia cow bell once per hour. Lets get together Saturday night.