Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Where were you in '72

Been listening to Top-40 hits from 1972 today (on the iPod). Lot of great stuff, and it really takes me back. 1972 was the year I turned 12 (mid-year), finished 6th grade and started 7th. A very dynamic time in any young man's life. We lived not too far from CMU campus in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh. I could walk over to the Forbes & Murray area to buy comic books and Records (at the National Record Mart), or into Oakland to imagine what it would be like to be a student at Pitt.... It was a great time to be a young sports fan, too. From the Pirates defending their World Series Championship (they lost to the Reds 3 games to 2 in the Championship) to the Steelers' rise from mediocrity and Franco Harris' Immaculate Reception...

Anyway, here's 20 songs that recently played on the iPod, out of the 125 in my playlist...
Vincent – Don McLean : Papa Was A Rolling Stone – Temptations : Dialogue Pts 1 & 2 – Chicago : Get Back Honkey Cat – Elton John – No One To Depend On – Santa : Freddie’s Dead – Curtis Mayfield : Troglodyte (Cave Man) – Jimmy Castor Bunch : Walking In The Rain With The One I Love – Love Unlimited : Fire & Water – Wilson Pickett : I’ll Be Around – Spinners : Me & Mrs Jones – Billy Paul : Hi Hi Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings : Outa Space – Billy Preston : Easy Livin’ – Uriah Heep : From The Beginning – Emerson Lake & Palmer : Run To Me – Bee Gees : Sweet Seasons – Carole King : Ben – Michael Jackson : Rock & Roll Pt. 2 – Gary Glitter : Sylvia’s Mother – Dr. Hook.

2 comments:

Sherry said...

i was married in 72.

living in aspinwall that summer.


i miss national record marts!
used to go to the one downtown and to stedeford's on the northside for hard to find stuff.

John Roberts said...

In 1972 I started my freshman year in high school. I remember "Whipping Post" by the Allman Brothers being big on the school cafeteria juke box.