In my post ‘HS Senior Year Memories’, I wrote the following –
Part of the downsizing taking place is opening boxes in our upstairs storage and going through possessions of long ago. Some of these possessions I have not viewed in many, many years. Some items will need to be discarded, as they hold no value as a keepsake. Other items will be kept a little longer until another day arrives that I will need to find a home for them, whether that be giving to my sons or the trash. I realize it is difficult to just throw items and memories of long ago away, but not everything can be kept forever.
One item I came across was a book titled ‘memories’, I received specially for my high school senior year to record ideas, impressions, opinions, thoughts and comments. This book includes personal data; including my senior picture, high school data, senior class data, class schedule, faculty information, clubs – activities – organizations; you get the idea.
I graduated high school in 1979 at the age of 19. I married my high school sweetheart at age 18, therefore I was married my senior year of high school.
In today’s post I write the following –
One of the pages in this ‘memories’ book is titled ‘top entertainment’; I thought I would share with you some top entertainment back in 1979.
Top singers –
Donna Summer: She was popular during this time – remember disco was taking place in the late 1970s
Barry Manilow: I like Barry and his music
Rita Coolidge: Do you remember this singer
Top songs –
Last Dance & Heaven Knows: Donna Summer sung these
Your Love is Lifting Me Higher: A song by Rita Coolidge
Hopelessly Devoted to You: Who can forget this song by Olivia Newton John
Top performers who had concerts in my area –
Rita Coolidge and Chris Christopherson: Yes they performed together; Chris is not one of my favorite singers
Doobie Brothers: ‘What A Fool Believes’ was popular in 1979
England Dan and John Ford Coley: ‘Love is the Answer’ a popular song in the 70s
Charlie Pride: ‘Help Me Make it Through the Night’ was a popular song
Top movies –
Grease: did you see the live version several weeks ago on network television – I thought it was good
Saturday Night Fever: Classic
Ice Castles: This movie will make you cry
Towering Inferno: This was a good movie for its time
Other Side of the Mountain: This movie was released in 1975
Thank God it’s Friday: A movie related to disco
Chicken Chronicles: This movie starred Steve Guttenberg
Foul Play: Who can forget Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn – I miss those 2 together
Top TV programs –
Real People: Reality TV program in the 1970s, yes reality TV was around back then
Vegas: This starred Robert Urich, who remembers him
Charlie’s Angels: Everyone knows this TV program
The Incredible Hulk: The program starred Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno
Fantasy Island: “Da plane! Da plane!”
Love Boat: I miss captain Stubing, doctor Briker, the bartender Isaac, Gopher, Julie and Vicki
Interesting how times change regarding top entertainment.
In the future I will post about fads & fashions, events of the years, and a few other odds & ends.