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#258801 - 10/29/08 01:37 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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F#ck the 60s! Bono and Greenspan were instrumental in my early development.

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#258806 - 10/29/08 01:40 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Hippie genes. That's what I've got, latent Hippie genes!

Hell, I haven't been to a protest, or occupied a building since, hmmm 1977 I think. We knew how to do it then. Peace, love, good food, good company, non-violent. The good old days!

Mark, your mention of Haystack Calhoun just sent waves of nostalgia over me. My oldest frined, Mike and I would head down to the Gardens, accompanied by his opera loving, red wine sipping father to watch the matches. Tiger Jeet Singh, Haystack, the Sheik, Whipper Watson, Lord Athol Layton. I think Haystack died not too long ago if I remember correctly. Maybe I'm thinking of Bobo Brazil! I feel grey hair sprouting all over!

Thanks for helping me recall some really good memories from my youth!
Jim

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#258814 - 10/29/08 02:10 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Geeders]
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I went to the hash bash in Ann Arbor in 1976, and attended several big outdoor concerts in the mid-70s too, even CSN&Y, The Band, and Santana at University Stadium in Toronto, where we got soaking wet in the pouring rain, just 3 days after the same show at the old Cleveland Stadium. I can't remember if it was Labor Day weekend of 73, 74, or 75, but it was a mystical experience, as we had to hitchhike to Toronto and back all of the way from 14 Mile and Telegraph after my car had broken down the day before. It only took 4 rides to get to Toronto, and only one ride to get home from Younge and Bloor. Oh the humanity!

In Detroit Haystack and the gang were usually at Cobo Arena or the old Olympia Stadium, even sometimes at Masonic Auditorium. I saw lots of concerts at all three venues including Pink Floyd's Dark Side Tour and Clapton at Olympia, and lots of others at Cobo. One of the best at Cobo was Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic tour in May of 1975 or a couple of older Yes shows there. I remember both Zeppelin on their Houses tour, Humble Pie, and Elton John on his Yellow Brick tour there too. I saw Jeff Beck at Masonic in 1975 also.

Remember standing in line waiting for tickets in the days before Ticketron? The line was a half-mile long for the Pink Floyd Dark Side tickets. That was where I first learned to drink coffee black when WABX came around with black coffee in a van for all of us poor freezing hippie-types. The news crews were even there, and a couple of us got in trouble later for skipping school when we were on the 6:00 News. I remember when the story came on I stood between my dad and the TV and got away with it!!!

Crazy, those memories from so long ago,

Mark

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#258828 - 10/29/08 03:24 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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dang I wasn't born yet....seems i missed a lot


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#258834 - 10/29/08 03:35 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: sunwolf]
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Back in the late 1970s, there was a bar in South Euclid, OH, a Cleveland suburb, called Gandolph's. One of the weeknights every week was "Oldies Night". The oldies that they played back then were from the later 1950s and early 1960s. Do you realize that the music from my teenage years is in the neighborhood of twice as old now as the "oldies" at Gandolph's were back then?

I hear the gray hair thing. Keep the memories coming. We will need them in 30 years at the nursing home.

Sorry Jim,

Mark

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#258835 - 10/29/08 03:37 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: sunwolf]
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Great music. Gordon Lightfoot, CSN+Y, Richie Havens, Yes, Santana, The Guess Who (CanCon). I could go on and on, and on, and on for miles, and miles, and miles and miles.

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#258837 - 10/29/08 03:43 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Geeders]
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Gordon Lightfoot? Good grief! Too bad no "Sundown" on him sooner.

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#258848 - 10/29/08 04:07 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Stretch73]
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more like the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald...

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#258856 - 10/29/08 04:19 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Geeders]
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Just like the wreck of the Carl D. Bradley many years earlier. Did I ever tell you that I smoked hash on board the Canadian grain freighter Lake Nipigon when it was docked in Cleveland back in my early days too? But that is another story.

Those were the days, my friend.

Mark

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#259038 - 10/30/08 02:10 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
60's
I remember Channel surfing on the t.v. with a pair of pryers and your choices were-ABC,NBC,or CBS unless you counted the channels on UHF.
When gas stations had people who would pump your gas for you-I think they called it Full service and if you filled the tank they would give you a six pack of coke too. Gas cost a quarter a gallon.
Speaking of quarters that's what a Big Mac cost. You could get a big mac, fries and a soda with a dollar and still have change.
I remember watching Neil Armstrong walking on the moon and the taste of tang.
And the images of the war in Vietnam.
I first fell in love with the NFL and especially the Rams and their fearsome foursome defense- Deacon Jones, Merlin Olson,and Rosey Geer- quarterback Roman Grabiel. Loved that yellow and blue helmet. wish they still wore it.
When I first started school the white kids rode in the front and the blacks kids in the back.

70's

I remember wearing three inch high stack shoes and flower pattern shirt and super bell-bottom pants. man I loved those pants.
Disco still sucks.
eight track tapes.
Drive-in movies in the summer.
In elemetary school they spanks us with a wooden paddle if we misbehaved.
My high school had a smoking area where we would smoke pot during lunch and breaks.
Riding in the back of my uncles pickup truck down on the farm where my grandfather had been born.
Having keg parties in the tobacco barn in the winter when the weather was cold.
Having hair that went down to the middle of my back.(Today i just wish I had hair).
My first car a 72 Ford Vega that used more oil then gas.
The oil embargo when there was no gas and long lines.
Summers on the outer banks of North Carolina when the huge sand dunes still existed.
Man those were the days no work or mortages and when everyday was a party. no such thing as a drug test.

Mike





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