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The Adventure Team In 1971

Christmas of 1971 I got a G.I. Joe for Christmas.  It wasn't your average action figure (we didn't call them dolls).  He was the first with life like hair and beard. There were several members of the Adventure Team that you could collect.  My Joe would also say several different phrases such as: "I've got a tough assignment for you",  "Set up team headquarters here",  "We must get there before dark, follow me", or "Mission accomplished, good work men".  He was a good friend of mine and he still sits on the shelf of my man cave and has not lost his voice yet.  Songs that Joe and I were listening to in late 1971 include:  Brand New Key-Melanie, Two Divided By Love-Grass Roots,  Theme From Shaft-Isaac Hayes,  Family Affair-Sly and the Family Stone,  Sunshine-Jonathon Edwards,  I'd Like to Teach the World To Sing-Hillside Singers and Have You Seen Her-Chi-Lites.  The last two songs were two of the first new records in my collection.  I have mentioned on this blog before that Have You Seen Her was the first 45 that I purchased.  The Hillside Singers version of a popular Coca-Cola commercial was most likely my 2nd 45.  I owned several records at that time but they were all hand me downs and I played my dad's collection of '78's.  The chance to have my own records is what my wife calls and addiction.  I call it a hobby and I can play what I collect on my radio show, Those Were the Days on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco.com.  Saturday night you can hear the best of this weekends chart in 1971 during our salute to the rock and roll made during or before 1992.

I will be back in the studio this Saturday night to take requests and to play trivia.  I hope you enjoyed our salute to the great albums of 1977 and Otis Redding tribute last week.  The Solid Gold Dancers and me were guests at the Civic Media holiday party.  A good time was had by all.  Everyone was well behaved as far as I know.  I hope you will check in this Saturday night between six and midnight.  You can reach me at 608 647-4155 or contact me through this website.  

Phil

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