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    I first met my angel in the summer of 1970 and we married in the spring of 1971, so I too grew up in the seventies.
    It wasn't a time in our lives to watch television. As we were both working and bought a house and were living together for the first time, we were too busy and too tired to watch TV and didn't even own one for several years. The home entertainment was outstanding though.
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    Some of the best times of my life have been without a television set, we lived in a coach in an orchard for forur years when we first met, no TV there. I didn't have one as a student either, that would have been early seventies. I didn't want one, but people kept offering me their old ones.
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    My friends and I rode our bicycles everywhere. The old iron Huffys that weighed 100 pounds. We had dirt clod fights and caught crawdads down at the creek.
    I had this "hippie" backpack from one of my older sisters. It had a silk screen image of Goofy smoking pot and drinking red wine. I had this proto-boombox (one speaker) I shoved in the thing. Played rock music at top volume while peddling my arse all over town. The radio sounded like crap, but I didn't care. I was free. Well, until dinnertime.
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    How many boys ruined their baseball cards by putting them on bike wheels so they'd make a lot a noise? I lost a fortune doing that.
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    A flattened cigarette packet held to the fork with a clothes peg so it hit the spokes, these things get around.

    There was a kids version of the Davey Crockett song, "Born on a table top in joe's café, dirtiest place in the USA …" . Anyway there was a researcher studying children's songs and rhymes who had contacts with teachers all over. That song was in every school in England Wales and Scotland in a couple of days, then he started getting airletters from Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc. It had gone world wide in a week! Mind you I think that would have been fifties, not seventies.
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    I remember at age 6, sitting my babysitter's yellow Trans Am in 75, and holding a Nazareth Hair of the Dog 8 track. She put in the cart player and my world was changed forever. I had been raised on classic country. You better believe I introduced my then 8 year old nephew in 2011. He now loves classic rock along with the new stuff


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    ...and holding a Nazareth Hair of the Dog 8 track. She put in the cart player and my world was changed forever.
    I can't nail it down for me. I memorized the lyrics to Hotel California at age 10. About that time, I cranked-up the Doobie Brothers' China Grove every time I came on our local AM radio station. One of the first cassettes I ever bought was AC /DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. By around 1978, I saved enough money to buy my own stereo, with big arse speakers, turntable, AM / FM and a tape deck. Then came the stacks of vinyl.

    It was a lot of work back then, not just making a list on Spotify and buying some ear buds. But it was a labour of love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston View Post
    I can't nail it down for me. I memorized the lyrics to Hotel California at age 10. About that time, I cranked-up the Doobie Brothers' China Grove every time I came on our local AM radio station. One of the first cassettes I ever bought was AC /DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. By around 1978, I saved enough money to buy my own stereo, with big arse speakers, turntable, AM / FM and a tape deck. Then came the stacks of vinyl.

    It was a lot of work back then, not just making a list on Spotify and buying some ear buds. But it was a labour of love.
    Agreed on the work.1976 Teac Reel To Reel and frantically trying to get the music recorded for Sis's wedding reception on Dec. 30 I've been a mobile DJ for over 30 years, but the venue won't let anybody else play, but we can make a file of the music we want and they will play it. So I'm recording to the reel and back to the comp. 2 problems, 1. that 35 year old tape wasn't having it and 2. Sis wont listen to me on song choices

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  9. #29
    I never miss an opportunity to ask, What was the best show you ever saw? The worst? The most surprisingly good (or anticlimactic)? I really enjoy live music of all kinds and grew up listening to old bootlegs of Grateful Dead shows from the 70s (and 80s), Zeppelin, Zappa, and the list continues. I started REALLY listening when I was 12 or 13 and was obsessed with sonic transportation in the moment. Of course there are the seminal albums that one should never go without hearing, but the live performances are another standard, another animal.

    Thank you for sharing!

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    The youtube thing says "not available" from here. It kinda sounds like a sexual assault, though.











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