drive-ins, pizza parlors & ‘The Midnight Special’

Today is the 8th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

Let’s see – today’s date is 1/13/16 and it is my 8th month blog anniversary.

Okay, got it!

I went back to my 8th post I wrote and the title of that post is ‘Music of the 1970s’.  You know how much I love the music of the 1970s; after all, it does have its own category on my blog.

Let’s go backwards, say when I was 16; that was year 1976 and let’s find the 13th song that hit #1 in that year.

You get it?  8th post, #1 hit for the 13th song when I was 16!

Per billboard.com, that song was ‘Boogie Fever’ by ‘The Sylvers’ – who could forget Disco!

The older folks can relate to some of the words in the lyrics of this song –

I took my baby to the drive-in show

I was going to write about drive-in shows.  Does anyone remember drive-in shows?  I remember 2 of these in the town I grew up in and if my memory serves me correctly, my first date with my future wife was at a drive-in show.  I think there are very few left and today they are referred to as drive-in theaters.  I found the following about ‘drive-in show’ on Wikipedia –

“Drive In Show” is a song originally performed by Eddie Cochran and released on single by Liberty Records in July 1957. “Drive In Show” backed with “Am I Blue” rose to number 82 on the Billboard charts.

Okay, here are more lyrics of the song ‘Boogie Fever’ –

I took my baby too the pizza parlor

I was going to write about pizza parlors, but actually I am not sure if there are pizza parlors.  If you Google pizza parlors you get back pizza shops, pizza restaurants, pizza places and pizza chains.  A little more research and I found information about ‘Shakey’s Pizza Parlor’.  I remember one of these in the town I grew up in.  Does anyone else remember Shakey’s Pizza Parlor?

The below video is a live performance by ‘The Sylvers’ singing ‘Boogie Fever’ from the show ‘The Midnight Special’.

Who remembers ‘The Midnight Special’?

Wikipedia.org has the following –

The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The ninety-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Those were the days of long ago when I was 16; drive-in shows, pizza parlors & ‘The Midnight Special’ and a course Disco.

Today is the 8th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

32 thoughts on “drive-ins, pizza parlors & ‘The Midnight Special’

  1. You got me boogie’ing now! Haven’t thought of this song in so long! But I was a dancin’ while listening. Loved how you used the numbers to come up with it. we still have a drive in or two around here – kids get a kick out of them! Thanks for sharing and happy 8 month blogaversary!

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  2. I do remember the drive in. I couldn’t tell you what I saw there – I think we used it as an excuse to run around and party? Thanks for the video, it was really entertaining and I will probably have that song stuck in my head for awhile. ☺

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    • This is one of those songs that will stay in your head for awhile. And the cloths – what where we thinking back then? Actually I really like the disco era – lots of fun. Thanks for stopping by today to read and comment. 🙂

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  3. OMG….I had been married one year, I was 19….we were going clubbing to the disco’s danced to this more times than I can remember….LOL another wonderful blast from the past….love their afro’s….that was the time….LOL

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