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Old 07-08-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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1976 Three of my friends and I traveled to the east coast for three week bicentennial tour. We flew from LAX to JFK on TWA and slept in tube tents and ate dehydrated food. Saw everything from Virginia to Maine.

1976 IBM Series 1 Minicomputer system


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Post your picks from the year 1976.
My high school football team, Hell Week 1976

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Old 07-09-2019, 05:51 PM
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I was there for this


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w_k8q244qvs


My Brother’s fiancee from Italy was invited to visit the captain of a ship in port as he was from her town. We all got through security and had a private tour then the Captain and a few officers joined us at her family’s restaurant. Can’t remember the ship. I do remember it was a hot day/evening in lower Manhattan
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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I was there for this


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w_k8q244qvs


My Brother’s fiancee from Italy was invited to visit the captain of a ship in port as he was from her town. We all got through security and had a private tour then the Captain and a few officers joined us at her family’s restaurant. Can’t remember the ship. I do remember it was a hot day/evening in lower Manhattan
Was that Easter weekend? That was about the only real heat that year.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:14 PM
 
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I was at this game at Dodger Stadium, 1976.

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:18 PM
 
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Smile Very cool!

Very cool Mr. Boring and FireStation46
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:15 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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though my school life consisted of rock n roll 8 tracks (I still have many), my weekends in 1976 were consumed with my intense '3rd' job... 3 nights / weekend 863 mile trucking route through windy and snowy WY, SD, NE, CO
"10-4 good buddy - road block up on the cloverleaf, wall-to-wall-bears!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3VN54M1OXA

More appropriate...
"Me and Earl was haulin chickens on a flatbed outta Wiggins".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Lz...4M1OXA&index=2
I looked at Earl and his eyes was wide
His lip was curled and his leg was fried
And his hand was froze to the wheel
Like a tongue to a sled in the middle of a blizzard
I says, "Earl, I'm not the type to complain
But the time has come for me to explain
That if you don't apply some brake real soon
They're going to have to pick us up with a stick and a spoon"

https://genius.com/Cw-mccall-wolf-creek-pass-lyrics

Had a bunch of these memorized to get me through the night (all night).

Including The Streak! (1974)'Don't Look! Ethel... He's streakin' around the grease rack...didn't have nuthin' on but a smile.."

A favorite Saturday night radio program when within range of KUNC (college station)... "Music to Neck By"

And.. of course the early (good) years of Prairie Home Companion (I liked the 'camp / road trip songs' that people sent in... I have about 6 cassettes of those.

"Precious Memories, how they linger"

My current daily driver was born (delivered) in 1976. She still gets 50 mpg on free fuel, only 43 yrs later. ("It can run a mile cheaper than you can.").
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/303922674840021763/

oh, and my 'other' daily driver (rider) is a 1976 also!
http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...1004-500xt.jpg

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Old 07-23-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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No love for Elton John? He released Here and There in ‘76. It included live performances of “Crocodile Rock,” “Rocket Man,” and “Funeral for a Friend.”

Also, Bowie was huge at this time.
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Old Yesterday, 04:14 PM
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Was that Easter weekend? That was about the only real heat that year.
Nope. Around July 4th to celebrate the Bicentennial
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Old Yesterday, 05:34 PM
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Nope. Around July 4th to celebrate the Bicentennial
You probably had more fun than me. I was basic training on the holiday!
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Old Yesterday, 06:23 PM
 
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Default Not like today

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No love for Elton John? He released Here and There in ‘76. It included live performances of “Crocodile Rock,” “Rocket Man,” and “Funeral for a Friend.”

Also, Bowie was huge at this time.
You could see a list of the Top 40 or whatever they called it at the time and you knew (and usually liked) every song, every group.

There were so many, many great groups.
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