Today we’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to listen to what radio sounded like 75 years ago.
Well, good Sunday, loyal readers! No, I didn’t go on hiatus again, I was coaxed out of retirement to host a family friend’s wedding reception Friday night. Had to set up both the DJ system and a projector/screen for a video slideshow. Had a great time, saw some people I hadn’t seen since the late 90’s, got to check out a few well-dressed hotties half my age, and made some extra money. Thinking about hanging my shingle back up. You can hire me as a DJ or karaoke host for your wedding or other event, or you can just hit me up for a Top 10 flashback!
Originally written April 5, 2014.
All right, you asked for it. Want my take on the current hits? Here’s the top 10 from the Billboard Hot 100. I will actually listen to these, or at least as much as I can stomach. The cover dates are a week in advance, so survey dated April 12, 2014.
Be careful what you wish for!
Originally written December 27, 2013.
Remember the big hysteria leading up to Y2K? Of course you do. Every computer in the world was supposed to come unglued on 1/1/2000, causing death and destruction hitherto unknown to mankind, just like in that movie “Maximum Overdrive.” I was DJing at a sports bar/nightclub that night, and I thought up the ultimate prank: Station someone at the electrical panel and have them shut off the main disconnect at exactly midnight. Oh, they would have remembered me…
Originally written February 6, 2014.
Welcome aboard! This week we’re gonna do another 50th anniversary special, but this time it will be for a happy occasion. In November, we looked at the top 10 from when John F. Kennedy was assassinated (https://t10fb.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/top-10-flashback-november-22-1963-klif-dallas/ ), this week we’ll look back a half century to the event many say pulled America out of its doldrums.
Originally posted November 22, 2013 for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy.
Good Friday evening, and welcome to Top 10 Flashback. We’re going back a bit further than usual this week and featuring music that will mostly be “before your time,” but I think you’ll understand. Tonight, on this solemn anniversary of one of the darkest days in America, we will jump on the bandwagon and reach back 50 years to see what AM Top 40 radio was playing before the music stopped that afternoon. It’s both historically significant and a good snapshot of what Americans were listening to just before the Beatles came here.