Monday, December 10, 2012

Where Were You December 9, 1968?-- Part 1

Yesterday, Bob Stroud went back to that date in 1968 and then jumped ahead ten years on his Sunday Rock and Roll Roots show on WDRV in Chicago.

Back then, i was a Senior at Palatine High School in Palatine, Illinois, and enjoying all that being top dog implies, especially the Senior lounge and woe to any underclassman who accidentally entered.

I was sports editor of the school newspaper, the Cutlass, and covering basketball games.  Liz and I were going steady and had been since the previous December.  I was working part time at the Burger King on Northwest Highway (US-14) in town.

These were songs on the radio back then, 44 years ago:

THOSE WERE THE DAYS--  MARY HOPKINS--    Paul McCartney had a big hand in the song on the Beatles' Apple label.    It was descending down the charts. 
HOOKED ON A FEELING--  B.J. THOMAS--  Brand new and climbing the charts.  Of course, then there was that great Blue Swede version, Ooga-chacka!!

SOULFUL STRUT--  YOUNG HOLT LIMITED--  a great soulful instrumental.
SON OF A PREACHER MAN--  DUSTY SPRINGFIELD-- From her great record Dusty in Memphis.

And We Thought They'd Never End.  --RoadDog

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