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Saturday, January 07, 2012

For the record:

While I admit that I loved Tony Orlando and Dawn, 30 million people might've watched The Tony Orlando And Dawn Show back in July of 1974 but our family wasn't one of them. I loved them, but my folks didn't. And since it was their house and we only had one TV at the time, I was over-ruled 2 to 1.

9 comments:

The Groovy Agent said...

Thankfully, my whole family loved the show. We never missed it until...

It morphed into the Rainbow Hour and went up against Happy Days. Yellow ribbons can't win against leather jackets.

joe said...

Well can't blame you on that one

lazlo1988 said...

I remember when I was a very young pre-teen kid in the '70s, my family used to watch all of those music/variety shows: Tony Orlando & Dawn, Sonny & Cher (and then Cher without the Sonny), The Captain & Tenille, Donny & Marie, and even the one with the mimes, Sheilds and Yarnell.

This was before I was deeply into music (which would change greatly when I got into my teens, when I got very deeply into music) . . . and as such these shows represented, at age 6 or 7, just about all I knew of '70s music.

joe said...

The Captain and Tenille had a variety show? I had no idea.

Janet said...

Oh, indeed, and it was horrible. "Hat Jokes" -- they really had a thing called Hat Jokes.

joe said...

I wonder if they're still performing these days

lazlo1988 said...

Regarding the Captain & Tenille show: they had a segment called "the Bionic Watermelon." I'm serious!!

joe said...

Haha

Sunnydaze said...

We watched all of the variety shows back then. What a flashback to mention Shields and Yarnell. Those days were weird, yet so interesting...

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