T10FB Redux: August 24, 1970 – KDWB Minneapolis/St. Paul


Originally written August 13, 2013.

Hello once again, and welcome to Top 10 Flashback, an honored tradition since July 2013.  I’m your host, Dick Fitzwell.

This week, we will go back to a superb year in music, 1970, and count down the top ten songs from this week using that music industry bible, the playlist of AM 630, KDWB in Minneapolis/St. Paul.  This is what sweet, delectable, eminently fuckable Mary Richards may have been listening to in her Mustang on the way to work at WJM-TV.

You’re gonna make it after all, so on with the countdown!

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Top 10 Flashback: June 15, 1970 – CKLW Windsor/Detroit


Oh my God, he’s back!  Just when we thought we were rid of that blowhard…

Yes, loyal readers, tonight marks the return of Top 10 Flashback after a hiatus of several weeks.  It all started when my job took me to Toledo for a week.  The best thing to be said about Toledo is that it’s only 75 miles from home.  I could have just commuted, but hey, I had a room!  After I got back, I spent Memorial Day weekend in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, specifically the Marquette area, to visit someone I hadn’t seen in years.  If not for the long, cold, snowy winters and the lack of jobs, I could totally do the U.P.  It’s such a nice, slow, peaceful way of life; the kind of life where going to a place like Wal-Mart is an all-day excursion.  Oh, it’s not perfect – for one, they’ve got a real problem with meth there.  I suppose you’ll do fine if you steer clear of those people.  I drove the Crown Vic, which stood out like a sore thumb up there, and it averaged 23 mpg at a steady 75-80 mph.  Not bad for what it is.  Then, well, hell, I just decided to take a few weeks off. Continue reading