Speaking of Johnny Cash, I remember running across this video, pretty cool and watch what happens at the end,
I was at both, I remember once you said Elliott Murphy because I bought his album before the concert. He was sort of a poor mans mixture of Dylan and Springsteen.
The ELO / Foreigner must have been 78 because they were together in Cleveland at World Series of Rock in 78 and probably played here the same week.
lol, I don't think John would have been to happy with my spelling mistake.
BTW, big Petra fan as well, but I liked the earlier Greg X Volz stuff over Schlitt. I also recently learned that Volz turned down the lead singing gig for REO Speedwagon to accept Hartman's offer to sing for Petra. That would have been interesting with Volz instead of Cronin.
I saw Head East, Foghat, and Uriah Heep in the mid 70's.
I knew nothing about Head East at the time, but earlier in the day on the way to the concert we saw their tour bus at a truck stop where we stopped to get gas. So we go in to tell them we are on the way to see them play. We got to meet the lead singer John Schlitt who later on would be the lead singer for Petra, a famous Christian Rock band. This big guy sitting next to him scarfing down a huge plate of fries, who wasn't in the band, but was a roadie (we think) had on a Illinois jacket and started yelling, "get them Archie Griffin Buckeye F&%$ers away from my food". Everything got quiet, we were all like 16 and must have looked scared shitless, because he then said, "I'm just messin' with ya, you guys kicked our ass!"
Good concert, Uriah Heep was awesome!
LOL, yeah it's a good thing I love his music, because I'm not a big fan of his
politics, I mean avant-garde mindset :-)
First Concert: ELO at St Johns Arena 1977
I think I was at that concert, was Foreigner the opening act? I saw them both together at St John's and remember going away really impressed with Foreigner, who only had their first album out at the time.
& my for 20th birthday party (July 28, 1979) I had 65,000 friends and Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Journey, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Scorpions
I saw Nugent, Scorpions, and AC/DC in Cincy a few nights later at Riverfront Coliseum...great concert! Plus, I turned 20 that year as well, in June.
First Concert - The Guess Who (1971)
Best Concert - Dan Fogelberg and The Eagles (1974)
Runner up - Martina McBride and Vince Gill (94 or 95?)
Never Disappointed - Seen James Taylor like 10x over the years and have never been disappointed
Fawlty Towers, Coupling, Red Green, Chef, and Benny Hill would be my top 5
I remember those Chrysler Cordoba commercials well. I did love the interior of that car and the T-tops didn't leak, but everything else was crap. It had the same headlights in the picture that had the clear hard plastic covers that flapped down when you turned them on; they would fill up with water when it rained and stay that way until the water evaporated. I thought about putting a gold fish in each one.
While you are at it, could I get the vin # ?
Yo Nm_Buck, we either know each other or a lot of the same people. I worked at Thurman from 70-80 and Brice 81 & 82. Gantner was my first manager at South and I was his assistant later. I managed Tamarack a couple weeks while Roger was on vacation.
I still talk and get together with Gantner, Roger, Donice, Richard, Willie and others early managers regularly. We all get together with Grote a couple times a year to tell the same old stories.
I'm trying to remember who worked at Brice when you were there...Bauman? Nancy Hill? Fea? Bret & Bart King?
Wow, upvotes for everyone. I love hearing about all the beaters, some funny stories.
The funny thing about my Ventura, I thought it was "cool", but it wasn't the babe-magnet I had hoped. Later I bought "cruising car", a Dodge Magnum with white leather and T-tops and all of a sudden my dance card was full.
It was a piece of crap, tons of electrical problems. True story - I knew I made a mistake trading in my Ventura for the Magnum when while I was signing the paperwork, another salesman stuck his head in the cubicle I was sitting in and asked my guy, "Is that Ventura available? I have someone who wants to buy it". Sure enough I looked out and there was dude looking at my car. I had to go out and clear out my crap so he could test drive it. The guy asked me some questions and I joked with the salesman if the guy buys it he owes me some commission. A few days later I got a $50 personal check in the mail from the salesman.
BTW, this was what the Magnum looked like except powder blue with white leather interior...best looking piece of crap on the road at the time.
A lot of good ones already said, but here are a few I thought of...
- I love the smell of napalm in the morning
- Say hello to my little friend
- It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood
- No soup for you
- Heeeer's Johnny
- What you talkin' bout Willis
- Yada, yada, yada
- You look marvelous
- Come on down
- Is that your final answer
I'll stop at ten...good topic!
Let's see, it's 10:15 PM and most people still alive who remember this show have been in bed since 8:00 :-)
Anyways, if you can find it, great show. I saw it in reruns in the late 60's and Connie Stevens was on my 10 year old "in love" list, with Donna Reed and Elizabeth Montgomery.
Also, this was the first of of three great shows for Robert Conrad (also, Wild, Wild, West and Baa Baa Black Sheep)
edit - LOL, forgot to put the name of the show, Hawaiian Eye, talk about being old.
+1 for White Shadow, good show.
Great story, I don't know why, but about a third of the way through reading it I started hearing the voice of Daniel Stern as he narrated The Wonder Years.
Then Came Bronson was a good show that was canceled too early. I think it went up against Hawaii Five-O and another popular show, so it was doomed from the start. It starred a young Michael Parks, and if you don't think you know him, look up his movie credits, you probably do.
BTW, if you watched The Mentalist, you should check out Forever, a show in it's first season. It's sort of a Quincy meets Mentalist, but you better hurry, it may be one of those shows that may not be hip enough for the under 40 viewers.
A few, not obvious, but well worth the time to search for, Room 222, Alias Smith and Jones, Switch, and Lou Grant.
So no one?
It's all good, but yeah at this point you would have been better off making up a high profile name, instead of the real one, plus he was more like 6'1, 6'2".
It's a good story though, thanks for sharing.
The first Bug guy in the thread, good story.
There was a friend who delivered pizza's in a VW that had a rusted hole in the floor board as well. He also had no heat. Back then we used delivery ovens with a can of sterno to heat it, so he would keep a lit can of sterno in a bean bag bottom ash tray in his passenger side for heat. He would have to lift up the sterno to defrost his windshield...funny stuff.
I think it was around 73-75 the first time I had BK. It was awesome, but then you waited for your burger to come right out of the flame broiler and on to your bun. The quality of the meat was better back then as well.
There use to be a short lived chain here in Columbus called Back Yard Burgers (I believe it is still around down south). They cooked your burger on an actual flame grill while you waited. The inside was smoky, but had a great smell, and a great burger. That had to be 20 years ago, not sure if they are still as good either.