Monday, November 5, 2007

TVD Recalls the 70's | Day One: 1970

I didn't grow up with an older sibling in the house...a brother or sister who'd clue me in as to what's hip or not. I relied on that blue, round thing right there in the logo -- my AM radio. Before you laugh, the AM dial was more alive than you'd think back in the day. I grew up in New Jersey and was force-fed NYC's radio stations with surprisingly good play lists. Any moment you'd hear such classics as...well, wait a minnit. Why spoil the surprise?

Over the next 10 days, we'll dig into the best of AM radio as it informed and shaped my brain. MY AM classics as I recall them and most likely they're yours as well. So sit back, open your lunchbox, and let's get started...

The Beatles - The Long and Winding Road (Mp3)
Carpenters - Close to You (Mp3)
Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime (Mp3)
B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (Mp3)
Partridge Family - I Think I Love You (Mp3)
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Badfinger - Come and Get It

1971...brainwashed by the likes of Alice Cooper, Bowie, KISS, Sweet. You can see it in the eyes.