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Old 01-25-2011, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Actually; judging by the line of 1964 Chevy Impalas in the bottom of that pic..........I am guessing it was taken ca. 1965-66

Ummm...if I could open the attachment I'm sure I could identify the businesses...that's where we shopped.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:48 AM
 
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Well, whatever the date, I think this was opening day. I see Jay's Coffee Shop, they also had one on Van Buren and Central. All the hookers along Van Buren would hang out there late at night.
Jay's was open in south Phx long before 64-65...wish I could see the photo.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Cache, OK (AZ Native)
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I remember picking up KOMA Oklahoma City at night...seemed like you got it better in north Phoenix than in south Phoenix.
KOMA played their music at a slightly slower speed than other stations. "Bennie and the Jets" sounded odd. The station's still there in OKC, but as an FM oldies station. The old KOMA changed format to news-talk and is now KOKC, still at 1520 AM. An equally good AM station in the 70s was XELO, or X-Rock 80 in Ciudad Juarez, 800 KHz and quite strong right after sunset. Used to listen to them a lot since KDKB went off the air at sunset.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Cache, OK (AZ Native)
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I still have a copy of the local talent collection, "Arizona Sounds Volume 1" from 1977, with Bob Meighan, Fairweather, Fester Plugg and the Stilt Chickens among others. Only $.93 at the time. It was kind of a joke but you couldn't beat the price; bring that up because of a previous post mentioning Bill Compton and Toad Hall. I remember Toad Hall did TV and radio commercials (like Pat McMahon) as well as DJ. Linda Clayton was another 70s/80s DJ at KDKB, which seemed to play just about anything... a very eclectic playmix, maybe Jerry Jeff Walker followed by Hendrix followed by Toto followed by Nugent.

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Old 01-25-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Fun to see Roosevelt's & Westside Willie's photos side by side. In the '61 scene you can see the pale blue "Guaranty Bank" way up Central. I recall it being the tallest building in town during much of my childhood.
Anyone know what the 8- or 9-story place is at Central & Roosevelt? Looks like maybe an apt. building in the old pic; still there with a glassy-looking exterior in the recent shot.
By the way, what's the current status of the Westward Ho?
I remember being able to see the Guaranty Bank from forever away! I believe it was the tallest building in town!
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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Lot's of Guggy's on the Chris Town group on Facebook.

Bill's records was at Park Central and also Uptown Plaza.

Some others, Augies, Bruce's, Burnett's, Mehagian's, Sandy's, Wallich's Music City, Recordland.
Bills Records was also in Christown-highest prices in town as I recall.
I used to buy my records across the concourse at JC Penny's. (yes they had a record dept.) Heres an old ad from Bills for the grand opening
Also a shot of the Christown Guggy's from the south parking lot.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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Anyone remember when we got zip codes...we had 'zones' before that. We were Phoenix 40, Arizona...also phone numbers had letters in them we were BR-6-5262. That BR stood for Broadway...if you were BR-5 that was Bridge.
YE = Yellowstone

we were YE9-2511 - had a party line, used to listen in on the neighborhood gossip. Always some women talking about their hair or something equally fascinating.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Does anybody remeber Roer's Birdfarm?
It was my grandpa's farm and I've only heard stories passed around by family members.
I do! I have a story about them too. In about '72 I was out walking in a cornfield down in Laveen with my dog...all the sudden something shot up in the air followed by my dog...it was a peacock...I wrapped it in my jacket and brought it home then though 'now what'...called Roer Birdfarm and they came out and picked it up and gave it a good home. I had those tail feathers for years after too.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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As for the first soft ice cream place I think it might have been Foster's Freeze at 12th Street and McDowell in the late 40's. The building was tall slanted glass on three sides with a free form angled roof, pretty modern for the time. Jetson architecture.
And here it it.
Can anyone date this photo based on that car in the back-ground?
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Yes, yes! This is it. I totally forgot about the foot race and the Cine Capri. Do you remember that the wife's best friend turned her into the police because she had gotten pregnant without a permit so that she could get her son into the hospital because he was very ill? Bizarre plot line, to say the least. I'm wondering if it was an LDS movie???
Just curious as to what you mean "I'm wondering if it was an LDS movie?" lol I've never even know LDS movies to have "bizarre plot lines". Sounds like a very strange movie though.
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