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1977 School Pants And Summer Memories

It was about this time of year when mother would load me in the 1971 Impala and drive me to the store to get my new school pants.  This was not something I liked to do.  My worst fear was seeing someone that I knew while I was getting my inseam measured.  New school pants in 1977 had changed from bell bottoms to flair legs.  Sometimes they actually had the size marked on the brand name located in full view on the outside waist.  This was another fear for me.  If my belt did not cover up the entire tag, someone would read that I wore size 'husky' pants.  To avoid conflict, my mother would bribe me.  If I did not complain about shopping for pants,  I could pick out a new record!  There were plenty of cool songs to choose from in August of 1977 including:  Barracuda-Heart,  Smoke From A Distant Fire-Sanford Townsend Band,  Give A Little Bit-Supertramp,  Strawberry Letter 23-Brothers Johnson,  Cold As Ice-Foreigner,  Christine Sixteen-Kiss, and Way Down-Elvis.  Little did we know that on August 16th, the World would learn about the death of the legendary rock and roller.   This Saturday night I will be in the studio and it will be my pleasure to take down your song requests.  We will also look back at the first Billboard magazine Top 100 chart from early August 1958!  It will be an action packed Those Were The Days radio show Saturday night between six and Midnight on WRCO FM 100.9.  I will be wearing my new school pants from 2018! 

Phil

 

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