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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