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The Magical 1970s


By o-din

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#451 10 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

80s you say? What have they done to my radio station!
Actually it was a one of a kind and made it to the early 90s, and put the biggest LA corporate rock station KMET out of business.[quoted image]

KMET went "Off the air" because FOX had to sell it when they purchased Metromedia. Then it became the "Wave" and I learned to REALLY hate Kenny G and that kind of music. It was nice for the few short years that The Sound (100.3 FM) was on the air and they had some of the old KMET personalities, but it's gone also.

#452 10 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

KMET went "Off the air" because FOX had to sell it when they purchased Metromedia.

I was sure it was because nobody wanted to listen to Jim Ladd drone on any more playing the same old records in between his droning on while KNAC had adopted a new format in the mid 80s playing Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, GNR, and all those other bands corporate rock wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole until it actually sold and made money, then they would come on and play it like it was something new.

I stand corrected.

#453 10 days ago
Quoted from mof:

Before they all got bought up by 1 company thanks to deregulation...
Remember how cool radio stations used to be?
Talk about cool.
-mof

Oh yes. Clear Channel. The McDonalds of American music. One 30 song play list for the entire country. It's like you never left home.

#454 10 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Oh yes. Clear Channel. The McDonalds of American music. One 30 song play list for the entire country. It's like you never left home.

Where do you think they are getting the inspiration for today's pinball themes?

But I digress...

#455 10 days ago

Lights Out was a landmark album that sort of finally put UFO on the map.

One last hurrah for Michael and the boys before he would pack it up and go.

#456 10 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Warning: Major spoiler here if you haven't seen the movie ...
The pivotal scene of the movie.

Ralph Bakshi is a personal hero to me.

#457 10 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

80s you say? What have they done to my radio station!
Actually it was a one of a kind and made it to the early 90s, and put the biggest LA corporate rock station KMET out of business.[quoted image]

I used to have knac bumper stickers on my mustang.
When I had hair.

#458 10 days ago
Quoted from mrgone:

Ralph Bakshi is a personal hero to me.

Wizards was first of a double feature when Song Remains the Same came around the second time so you know we were all primed up when we sat down in that theatre. Had to see it again because I couldn't remember most of it. And again, and again, and again...

#459 10 days ago

1977 wasn't really that big a deal.

#460 10 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Oh yes. Clear Channel. The McDonalds of American music. One 30 song play list for the entire country. It's like you never left home.

Clear channel, where they not only edit songs they play, sometimes deleting entire versus, but also demand that the band do a sanitized version to play on their stations. If there is true evil in this world, clear channel is it, or at least Disney’s right hand man to it.

#461 9 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Oh yes. Clear Channel. The McDonalds of American music. One 30 song play list for the entire country. It's like you never left home.

Speaking of Clear Channel, they outright banned Tom Pettys “The Last DJ” from playing on any of their stations because the song was about a DJ that moved to Mexico so he could still play the songs he wanted to play and not be restricted to the Corporate playlist. I urge you all to watch the latest South Park Episode. The new Clear channel for everything entertainment is China. Sorry for the digression.

#462 9 days ago

How good was the Lights Out album?

Listen to their respect for the Moody Blues.

#463 9 days ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

Clear channel, where they not only edit songs they play, sometimes deleting entire versus, but also demand that the band do a sanitized version to play on their stations. If there is true evil in this world, clear channel is it, or at least Disney’s right hand man to it.

Agreed. Disney is pretty darn evil when you peel back the layers and do some research on this corporation

#464 9 days ago

Since we are getting close to Halloween, a couple familiar faces that were all over the place in the 70s.

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#465 9 days ago

#466 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Since we are getting close to Halloween, a couple familiar faces that were all over the place in the 70s.[quoted image][quoted image]

There's Wolfman Jack. I other guy I cannot identify. Who?

#467 8 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

There's Wolfman Jack. I other guy I cannot identify. Who?

The other guy is Seymour.

It may have been local only but he hosted Fright Night and showed horror movies, and was one of the first around here to do so.

#468 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Since we are getting close to Halloween, a couple familiar faces that were all over the place in the 70s.[quoted image][quoted image]

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#469 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

The other guy is Seymour.
It may have been local only but he hosted Fright Night and showed horror movies, and was one of the first around here to do so.

Seymour was eventually replaced by another local Socal person, a certain red-headed female who went on to some fame and even 3 pinball machines.

#470 8 days ago

Anybody remember KAAY 1090 AM out of Little Rock?

50,000 watts that would cover east of the rockies from Canada to Cuba at night. In the late 60's early 70's, they had a late night "underground" Radio Show called Beaker Street. It pre-dated Album Rock on FM and there's an interesting section about Beaker Street on Wikipedia. There's also some shows preserved on Youtube.

Spent many nights listening to it when I should have been sleeping and remember hearing Hendrix, Cream, Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, etc. I will never forget hearing a killer version of "House of the Rising Sun" and having it stuck in my head for years until I finally discovered it was done by Frijid Pink.

#471 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

The other guy is Seymour.
It may have been local only but he hosted Fright Night and showed horror movies, and was one of the first around here to do so.

Way before Seymour on KABC:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1847484/

... and those who followed: https://terrordaves.com/2011/06/05/the-real-horror-hosts-of-southern-california/

#472 8 days ago

Yes, I wasn't alive but remember Vampira for some reason. Maybe they had model kits we could build or something like that.

Another was Saturday afternoon's Chiller.

Didn't really have a host as such, but always showed some green dude in a swamp putting his hand on his face and pushing himself into the water. Mid to late 60s on that one. Perhaps into the 70s.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/monsterkidclassichorrorforum/chiller-early-70s-los-angeles-t15986.html

#473 8 days ago
Quoted from tullster:

I will never forget hearing a killer version of "House of the Rising Sun" and having it stuck in my head for years until I finally discovered it was done by Frigid Pink.

LTG : )

#474 8 days ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Seymour was eventually replaced by another local Socal person, a certain red-headed female who went on to some fame and even 3 pinball machines.

That's about the time I stopped watching it. I liked Seymour's spiel better. I guess he just didn't have the body to attract so many fans.

#475 8 days ago

Wow! I had the Frigid Pink version on some compilation 8-Track.

#476 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yes, I wasn't alive but remember Vampira for some reason. Maybe they had model kits we could build or something like that.

Super duper rare now, but yes I built one.

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#477 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yes, I wasn't alive but remember Vampira for some reason. Maybe they had model kits we could build or something like that.
Another was Saturday afternoon's Chiller.
Didn't really have a host as such, but always showed some green dude in a swamp putting his hand on his face and pushing himself into the water. Mid to late 60s on that one. Perhaps into the 70s.
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/monsterkidclassichorrorforum/chiller-early-70s-los-angeles-t15986.html

Yup, I remember Chiller being on KTTV back in the early 70's.

#478 8 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Yup, I remember Chiller being on KTTV back in the early 70's.

Shouldn't we have been outside playing?

We used to call that guy the green man of the swamp. I would love to find a pic or vid clip of that dude.

#479 8 days ago

I know I've told this story before, but I went to one of the first Halloween Haunts at Knott's Berry Farm when it only lasted for a few days, maybe a week at most.

Wolfman Jack was putting on a very entertaining show, and when he waved his cape, the firepots on the stage caught the curtain in the John Wayne Theatre on fire.

My buddy and I sat there as the place emptied out because now it was even more entertaining. We were the last two to leave.
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#480 8 days ago

Yeah Lloyd! That got me thinkin' about how that particular song escaped me for years... I was about 10, listening to my Zenith tube or Magnavox transistor AM radio and this SOUND comes out of the speaker. I had heard The Animals version, but this just blew me away. I didn't have anybody to ask who the hell that band was and just sorta forgot about it until years later when I heard it on an FM AOR Radio Station.

It was all mostly word of mouth back in those days, and the "popular" songs they were playing on the radio certainly weren't the cool ones!

#481 8 days ago

Man o Man! Don't ask me how but I completely missed these guys and this song.

Research show Led Zeppelin opened for these guys !

Nice song.

THanks for posting it.

#482 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Wolfman Jack was putting on a very entertaining show, and when he waved his cape, the firepots on the stage caught the curtain in the John Wayne Theatre on fire.
My buddy and I sat there as the place emptied out because now it was even more entertaining. We were the last two to leave.

For some reason, the phrase "lucky to be alive" keeps running through my head .

#483 8 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

For some reason, the phrase "lucky to be alive" keeps running through my head .

The doors were in the back of the place and plenty of them, and the stage where the fire was, was in the front. We were sitting in the middle.

At first we thought the fire was just part of the show, until the smoke told us it wasn't.

We were just being courteous, letting everybody else exit the place first.

Seriously though, Wolfman Jack put on one hell of a show!

#484 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

The doors were in the back of the place and plenty of them, and the stage where the fire was, was in the front. We were sitting in the middle.
At first we thought the fire was just part of the show, until the smoke told us it wasn't.
We were just being courteous, letting everybody else exit the place first.
Seriously though, Wolfman Jack put on one hell of a show!

OK. Lots of doors. But my first thought was the Great White Station fire in 2003.

Wolfman and other personalities were not too plentiful in the midwest. I had bought tickets to see Jimi Hendrix but my money was refunded due to slow ticket sales.

#485 8 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

OK. Lots of doors. But my first thought was the Great White Station fire in 2003.

I was 12 years old and hadn't even heard of Mrs. O'Leary's cow at the time.

Plus you are talking to the guy that got thrown out of Disneyland about the same time for shaking the Skyway buckets and shutting the ride down. Twice before it made it to the station.

You don't think a little fire was going to ruin our fun do you?

Looking back, if I had really been on my game, I would have pointed at this poster as they escorted us out of the park. Sure looks like they are swaying there.
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#486 8 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I had bought tickets to see Jimi Hendrix but my money was refunded due to slow ticket sales.

I would have gone, but was only six years old at the time.

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#487 8 days ago

https://images.app.goo.gl/akqj4Fh4xCZdVc7Y8

Creature features.
If you grew up in nor cal in the 70’s he was the man.

#488 8 days ago

http://www.plaidstallions.com/aurora/75monsters.html

That catalog pretty much wraps up my obsession in the mid-70s. I don't think I collected and built them all, but Godzilla and the Mummy for sure.

But I viewed that catalog front to back 100's of times, and it felt good every time...

Planes, tanks, dinosaurs, 50's hot rods, I mean you couldn't lose...

-mof

#489 8 days ago

Holy heck mof, I built all those Aurora glow in the dark monsters.

In the 70s, toy stores had entire sections devoted just to models, where I spent most of my time. They had all the paints to go along with them too.

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#490 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

They had all the paints to go along with them too.

Glue too.

LTG : )

#491 8 days ago

Some things are still as good as they ever were.

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#492 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Some things are still as good as they ever were.

I remember back at my Father's arcade, late 1960's. A customer got drafted and sent to Viet Nam. His name was Ted.

Ted grew up in the projects. Didn't have much growing up. His first leave home. He went to Jolly's ( a hobby/toy store ) in Apache Plaza. And picked out a hundred bucks worth of plastic kits. Planes, cars, ships, etc. etc. He never had them growing up. He was going to spend his whole leave assembling kits.

He went to pay for them and by then you had to buy glue at the counter. He wasn't 21 years old, so they wouldn't sell him glue. He never did buy the kits, left dejected.

Funny, 50 years later I still feel sorry for him. And wonder why they didn't just toss a couple tubes in the bags for free, that many kits he wasn't getting glue to sniff ? People under 21 serving in the armed forces in WW2 never had trouble buying a drink in a bar.

LTG : (
Disclaimer : His next tour of duty, I never saw him again. I don't think he survived the 'Nam.

#493 8 days ago

Poor guy.

Funny you should say that Lloyd as I remember buying glue was like buying alcohol. Either you had to be 21 or pimp some bum standing out front to buy it for you.

Fast forward to today, and I go to Walmart yesterday, and all the Tide products are in a locked cabinet. None of the other brands, just Tide. I like their original non HE liquid, so I ring a buzzer and a clerk tells me which register to go to where my Tide will be waiting. lol.

I also picked up some Comet so my tub won't be so slippery.

#494 8 days ago
Quoted from tullster:

Anybody remember KAAY 1090 AM out of Little Rock?
50,000 watts that would cover east of the rockies from Canada to Cuba at night. In
the late 60's early 70's, they had a late night "underground" Radio Show called Beaker Street. It pre-dated Album Rock on FM and there's an interesting section about Beaker Street on Wikipedia. There's also some shows preserved on Youtube.
Spent many nights listening to it when I should have been sleeping and remember hearing Hendrix, Cream, Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, etc. I will never forget hearing a killer version of "House of the Rising Sun" and having it stuck in my head for years until I finally discovered it was done by Frijid Pink.

Likewise, there was an "underground" type radio show I used to listen to in Chicago in the early 70's called "Triad." One night they played a cover version of " I Am The Walrus" that blew me away. Found out later it was done by Spooky Tooth.

#495 8 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Poor guy.
Funny you should say that Lloyd as I remember buying glue was like buying alcohol. Either you had to be 21 or pimp some bum standing out front to buy it for you.
Fast forward to today, and I go to Walmart yesterday, and all the Tide products are in a locked cabinet. None of the other brands, just Tide. I like their original non HE liquid, so I ring a buzzer and a clerk tells me which register to go to where my Tide will be waiting. lol.
I also picked up some Comet so my tub won't be so slippery.

Go to Walmart and you cannot buy:

Acetone---finger nail polish remover

Magic Markers

Rattle can paint.

Some other marking type what nots.

They all shut the register down until the clerk walks up and makes sure you are not some snot nosed kid.

And now Tide (Pods) have been added to the list. Amazing.

Models: I used to put model cars together way back. I went into local hobby shop a couple of weeks ago (yes, we have one of those) and about had a heart attack when I see the Revel '57 Chevy with a $27.00 price tag. And it is the same kit, same damn car I put together in the 60s for $1.95. Same for the AMT stuff. Overpriced. And they are same car/kits I put together in the 60s. Talk about a product with a long life cycle.

#496 8 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I see the Revel '57 Chevy with a $27.00 price tag. And it is the same kit, same damn car I put together in the 60s for $1.95. Same for the AMT stuff. Overpriced. And they are same car/kits I put together in the 60s. Talk about a product with a long life cycle.

I started out with a 1968 AMT AMC Ambassador I believe. Most model kits in the 70s were under $5.

This is a rare item now, but was the swan song of my model building career in the mid 70s.

A Tamiya 1/25 scale Tiger 1, fully detailed inside and out. So intricate, each track was a separate piece that snapped together and had fully functional torsion bar suspension. Came in a big box.

Price $17. Half my month's paper route money.
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#497 7 days ago

Modern armor and plane kits from the high end companies are typically $75 to $150 now. Different market though as those expensive kits are something an average kid probably won’t be able to build.

My favorite company right now is Wingnut Wings, which is owned by Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings fame. He also runs a company restoring WWI planes to flying condition

#498 7 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

A Tamiya 1/25 scale Tiger 1

Memory flashback! I saved up my allowance from mowing yards for one of those.

#499 7 days ago

I remember the radio stations hosting these fake, mega concerts.

We, as kids, of course, bought into the whole thing!

Even going so far as to ask our parents if they would buy us tickets.

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#500 7 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

I started out with a 1968 AMT AMC Ambassador I believe. Most model kits in the 70s were under $5.
This is a rare item now, but was the swan song of my model building career in the mid 70s.
A Tamiya 1/25 scale Tiger 1, fully detailed inside and out. So intricate, each track was a separate piece that snapped together and had fully functional torsion bar suspension. Came in a big box.
Price $17. Half my month's paper route money.
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If that Tiger Tank is your build you do some amazing work.

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