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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Baby Boomer Thursdays: July 4th Edition

It's July 4th weekend. Thinking about a theme for this week's baby boomer fun, the American Bicentennial came to mind. So let's take a look at a few items of popular culture in 1976.

Best Motion Picture: Rocky
Made for $1.2 million, a film like that today might get released on 300 screens vs. more than 3,000 screens for big budget cinema. The movie exploded and ended up grossing almost $120 million, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, won three, and spawned a franchise.

Top 20 Television Shows
Notice The Emmy Awards, including, Mary Tyler Moore, Carrol O'Connor, Beatrice Arthur and others. A personal nomination for best TV theme music goes from us to Welcome Back Cotter, by John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful. Video montage, click here.

And in Music
Just around July 4, 1976, the song Afternoon Delight, by The Starland Vocal Band peaked at number 1. At The Grammy Awards the band received five nominations, winning two, Best New Act, and Best Vocal Arrangement. They really were nice singers.

It is interesting to note that the band had an association with John Denver, including writing credits for the tune Take Me Home, Country Roads.

This Week's Video Clip
Afternoon Delight, a very nice live performance. Yes, that is Andy Williams that we see briefly at the start of the film.
3 minutes and 17 seconds

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