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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Monday, April 23, 2007

1974

It's hard to believe this was 33 years ago.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

In the early to mid 1970's, this commercial seemed like it was here to stay forever:

Hold the pickles, Hold the lettuce
Special orders don't upset us
All we ask is that you let us
Serve it your way.
Have it your way,
Have it your way,
Have it your way
At Burger King.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Top 40 of 1967 (a GREAT year indeed):

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Harpers Bizarre (#13)
7 Rooms of Gloom - Four Tops (#14)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (#19)
Alfie - Dionne Warwick (#15)
All - James Darren (#35)
All I Need - The Temptations (#8)
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles (#1)
An Open Letter to My Teenage Son - Victor Lundberg (#10)
And Get Away - The Esquires (#22)
Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - Jay & The Techniques (#6)
Baby I Love You - Aretha Franklin (#4)
Baby You Got It - Brenton Wood (#34)
Baby, I Need Your Lovin' - Johnny Rivers (#3)
Baby, You're a Rich Man - The Beatles (#34)
Back On the Street Again - The Sunshine Company (#36)
A Banda (Ah Bahn-da) - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (#35) (instrumental)
The Beat Goes On - Sonny & Cher (#6)
Beautiful People - Bobby Vee & The Strangers (#37)
Beg, Borrow and Steal - Ohio Express (#29)
Beggin' - The 4 Seasons (#16)
Bernadette - Four Tops (#4)
Best of Both Worlds - Lulu (#32)
Big Boss Man - Elvis Presley (#38)
Blue Autumn - Bobby Goldsboro (#35)
Blue's Theme - Davie Allan & The Arrows (#37) (instrumental)
Boogaloo Down Broadway - The Fantastic Johnny C (#7)
Bowling Green - The Everly Brothers (#40)
Bring It Up - James Brown & The Famous Flames (#29)
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (#10)
By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Glen Campbell (#26)
C'mon Marianne - The 4 Seasons (#9)
California Nights - Lesley Gore (#16)
Can't Take My Eyes off You - Frankie Valli (#2)
Carrie-Anne - The Hollies (#9)
Casino Royale - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (#27) (instrumental)
The Cat in the Window (The Bird in the Sky) - Petula Clark (#26)
Child of Clay - Jimmie Rodgers (#31)
Close Your Eyes - Peaches & Herb (#8)
Cold Sweat (Part 1) - James Brown (#7)
Color My World - Petula Clark (#16)
Come Back When You Grow Up - Bobby Vee & The Strangers (#3)
Come On Down to My Boat - Every Mothers' Son (#6)
Come See About Me - Jr. Walker & The All-Stars (#24)
Come To the Sunshine - Harpers Bizarre (#37)
Creeque Alley - The Mamas & The Papas (#5)
Dandelion - The Rolling Stones (#14)
Darling Be Home Soon - The Lovin' Spoonful (#15)
Daydream Believer - The Monkees (#1)
Dead End Street - Lou Rawls (#29)
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas & The Papas (#2)
Detroit City - Tom Jones (#27)
Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead - The Fifth Estate (#11)
The Dis-Advantages of You - The Brass Ring (#36) (instrumental)
Do It Again a Little Bit Slower - Jon & Robin & The In Crowd (#18)
Don't Blame the Children - Sammy Davis, Jr. (#37)
Don't Go Out Into the Rain (You're Going to Melt) - Herman's Hermits (#18)
Don't Let the Rain Fall Down on Me - The Critters (#39)
Don't Sleep In The Subway - Petula Clark (#5)
Don't You Care - The Buckinghams (#6)
Dry Your Eyes - Brenda & The Tabulations (#20)
Epistle to Dippy - Donovan (#19)
Even the Bad Times Are Good - The Tremeloes (#36)
Everlasting Love - Robert Knight (#13)
Everybody Needs Love - Gladys Knight & The Pips (#39)
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - Wilson Pickett (#29)
Explosion in Your Soul - Soul Survivors (#33)
Expressway To Your Heart - Soul Survivors (#4)
Fakin' It - Simon & Garfunkel (#23)
For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound) - The Buffalo Springfield (#7)
For Your Love - Peaches & Herb (#20)
For Your Precious Love - Oscar Toney, Jr. (#23)
Friday on My Mind - The Easybeats (#16)
Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett (#8)
Gallant Men - Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (#29)
Get It Together (Part 1) - James Brown & The Famous Flames (#40)
Get Me to the World on Time - The Electric Prunes (#27)
Get on Up - The Esquires (#11)
Gettin' Together - Tommy James & The Shondells
(#18) Gimme Little Sign - Brenton Wood (#9)
Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group (#7)
The Girl I Knew Somewhere - The Monkees (#39)
A Girl Like You - The Young Rascals (#10)
Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon - Neil Diamond (#10)
Girls in Love - Gary Lewis & The Playboys (#39)
Glad to Be Unhappy - The Mamas & The Papas (#26)
Go Where You Wanna Go - The 5th Dimension (#16)
Goin' Out of My Head / Can't Take My Eyes Off You - The Lettermen (#7)
Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got - Jimmy Ruffin (#29)
Groovin' - Booker T. & The MG's (#21) (instrumental)
Groovin' - The Young Rascals (#1)
The Happening - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (#32) (instrumental)
The Happening - The Supremes (#1)
Happy Jack - The Who (#24)
Happy Together - The Turtles (#1)
Hello Goodbye - The Beatles (#1)
Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes (#13)
Here We Go Again - Ray Charles (#15)
Heroes and Villains - The Beach Boys (#12)
Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song) - The Buckinghams (#12)
Hey, Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You - Jimmy Castor (#31) (instrumental)
Him or Me - What's It Gonna Be? - Paul Revere & The Raiders (#5)
Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & The MG's (#37) (instrumental)
Holiday - Bee Gees (#16)
Homburg - Procol Harum (#34)
Honey Chile - Martha & The Vandellas (#11)
How Can I Be Sure - The Young Rascals (#4)
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game - The Marvelettes (#13)
Hypnotized - Linda Jones (#21)
I Can See for Miles - The Who (#9)
I Dig Rock and Roll Music - Peter, Paul & Mary (#9)
I Found a Love (Part 1) - Wilson Pickett (#32)
I Got Rhythm - The Happenings (#3)
I Had a Dream - Paul Revere & The Raiders (#17)
I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) - The Electric Prunes (#11)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips (#2)
I Like the Way - Tommy James & The Shondells (#25)
I Make a Fool of Myself - Frankie Valli (#18)
I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin (#9)
I Say a Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick (#4)
I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (#4)
I Take It Back - Sandy Posey (#12)
I Thank the Lord for the Night Time - Neil Diamond (#13)
I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James & The Shondells (#4)
(I Wanna) Testify - The Parliaments (#20)
I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Whistling Jack Smith (#20) (instrumental)
I Was Made to Love Her - Stevie Wonder (#2)
I'll Take Care of Your Cares - Frankie Laine (#39)
I'll Try Anything - Dusty Springfield (#40)
I'm a Man - Spencer Davis Group (#10)
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - The Monkees (#20)
I'm Wondering - Stevie Wonder (#12)
I've Been Lonely Too Long - The Young Rascals (#16)
In and Out of Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes (#9)
In the Chapel in the Moonlight - Dean Martin (#25)
In the Heat of the Night - Ray Charles (#33)
Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock (#1)
Indescribably Blue - Elvis Presley (#33)
It Must Be Him - Vikki Carr (#3)
It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston (#14)
It's Wonderful - The Young Rascals (#20)
Itchycoo Park - Small Faces (#16)
Jackson - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood (#14)
Jimmy Mack - Martha & The Vandellas (#10)
Just as Much as Ever - Bobby Vinton (#24)
Keep the Ball Rollin' - Jay & The Techniques (#14)
Kentucky Woman - Neil Diamond (#22)
Kind Of A Drag - The Buckinghams (#1)
Knock on Wood - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (#30)
Lady - Jack Jones (#39)
Lady Bird - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood (#20)
The Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck (#25)
Lazy Day - Spanky & Our Gang (#14)
Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) - The Hombres (#12)
Let Love Come Between Us - James & Bobby Purify (#23)
Let the Good Times Roll / Feel So Good - Bunny Sigler (#22)
Let's Live for Today - The Grass Roots (#8)
The Letter - The Box Tops (#1)
Light My Fire - The Doors (#1)
Lightning's Girl - Nancy Sinatra (#24)
The (Lights Went Out in) Massachusetts - Bee Gees (#11)
Like An Old Time Movie - Scott McKenzie (#24)
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - The Monkees (#2)
Little Bit o' Soul - The Music Explosion (#2)
Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me - Dean Martin (#38)
Little Ole' Man (Uptight - Everything's Alright) - Bill Cosby (#4)
(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need - The Temptations (#1)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I loved this stuff.
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This was my favorite book in 1972.
When I was a kid, I absolutely loved to read. There was no cable back then, or VCR's or DVD players or home video game systems (except for Pong and that was totally lame).
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Friday, April 06, 2007

These came out around 1974. It was a very successful line for Mego. I thought they were cool, but owning them was out of the question because they were considered, by my parents, to be dolls. They sell for a small fortune MIB. If I had known back then how much our stuff would be worth today, I would have bought one of everything. ....
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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Having been an only child in the 70's, mom didn't have to deal with this nagging question...
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Sunday, April 01, 2007

So where were you June 5 - 11, 1976? I'm not sure what I did all week, but I'm almost positive I watched Sonny and Cher on one of those nights...
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10 minutes ago I was on eBay. I didn't know what to look for but for some reason I typed in "Jack in the boxes" (I've never done that before. I swear. hahahaa!). When I saw the above item, I did a double-take. I had this back when I was about 4 ('72). I forgot all about it until now. I don't think I'll bid, though. The memories are enough....
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