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Out the School Door in 1974

The school year was ending in mid-May of 1974.  Dad was plowing the good earth of  Aubrey Corners.  I was not old enough to drive the spring tillage equipment, however, I loved to help out.  When he was planting corn, I would wait with the pickup truck and help him fill the planter boxes and the fertilizer compartments.  I had the radio on in the truck while I was waiting.  Out in the middle of nowhere and away from power lines, I could get glorious AM radio during the day including the Big 89 WLS.  Some of my favorite tunes from this week in 1974 include:  The Locomotion-Grand Funk, Bennie & the Jets-Elton John,  The Show Must Go On-Three Dog Night,  Band On the Run-Wings,  Come and Get Your Love-Redbone,  Lookin For a Love-Bobby Womack,  Let It Ride-BTO,  Sundown-Gordon Lightfoot,  Star Baby-Guess Who,  LA Grange-ZZ Top, and Rikki, Don't Lose That Number-Steely Dan.  It was a great time to grow up and the music was a soundtrack to a wonderful spring and summer.  That summer I had my first major crush on a young lady that knew how to sing and play guitar.  If there is an era that I would most like to go time traveling it might be 1974.  Since they have not officially invented that device yet (sorry Uncle Ricco),  we will have to use music and radio the 'theater of the mind'.  I hope you will help me with the playlist Saturday night during Those Were the Days on WRCO FM 100.9 and between six and midnight.  Join us for trivia and the best music from the fifties through the early '90's and a trip to '74 during the six hour show.


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