Tag Archives: 70’s

Charlie’s Angels

There seems to be some synchronicity at work here. On Thursday night, a television program called “This is Farrah Fawcett” was aired, celebrating the 10th anniversary of her fight with cancer. Then last night, the second movie, “Charlie’s Angels: Full … Continue reading

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Telling It Like It Was: 70’s Sitcoms

  Live! All in the Family & The Jeffersons Last night’s live event on ABC was a project from Jimmy Kimmel which was inspired by live musicals. Two episodes from these TV shows were performed word-for-word from the original scripts. … Continue reading

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Only Game I Saw at Maple Leaf Gardens

Toronto Toros vs. Indianapolis Racers In all the years that I watched hockey on television, I only saw one game live in Toronto. I treated myself to a game on my 25th birthday. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the Toronto Maple Leafs … Continue reading

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Something to Pass the Time of Day

Time Passages Al Stewart followed up his smash hit Year of the Cat with this time traveling song. Here are the lyrics: It was late in December, the sky turned to snow All round the day was going down slow … Continue reading

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An Open Book Inspires a Name of a Song

Year of the Cat Al Stewart tells the story about how Year of the Cat came to be named.   So, Vietnamese Astrology, eh? Here are the lyrics. On a morning from a Bogart movie In a country where they … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something Blues

Dazed & Confused Some songs come a long way from their original creation. This one, for example, was first recorded by Jake Holmes:   Then the Yardbirds adapted it slightly for a live recording:   Finally, Led Zepplin recorded what … Continue reading

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Have You Had a Fender-Bender?

Designed for Maximum Damage When I was growing up, during the late 60’s and early 70’s, there was a scandal brewing about the way cars were designed. Although it seems preposterous now, the front bumper and the back bumperĀ of the … Continue reading

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