Wednesday, August 29, 2012

the Bay City Rollers

I know I already wrote a post today, but I had one of those "thought trains" that I needed to record.  

This afternoon, on the way to pick up Mack from Cub Scouts, I was listening to the 70s on 7 station on the radio.  (I super love that station and the 92.5 classic rock station on regular radio.)  Usually there's a cycle of songs and artists that they play pretty regularly that I've gotten used to...Wish You Were Here (PF), Crazy on You (Heart), lots of Boston, Gordon Lightfoot, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac...but today there was an obscure song that I hadn't heard before on that station, but was still sort of familiar.  

Rock and Roll Love Letter by the Bay City Rollers

Do you remember the Bay City Rollers???  All of a sudden, listening to that song, I had this crazy flashback of being sprawled out on my parents' orange shag carpeted living room floor,  watching them on TV.

For a minute, I wondered if that was really a show or if I was just remembering something else...but the miracle of Google brought back all the details.  Did you watch this show?  I think I watched every show in the 70s...especially if there was music involved.  Anyway, it was a totally obscure, totally happy memory for about 2 1/2 minutes between carpooling this afternoon.  


  1. We certainly remember the Bay City Rollers! Come join us in reminiscing at our Facebook page:

    1. Oh, I totally wish I could. I'm not on FB. But how cool is that that there's a BCR fan page!! Thanks for visiting me.

  2. Came across your blog from a friend's blog (Clover Lane). It was fun to check out all the fun posts on your blog. I used to have a blog, but don't anymore.
    I watched all those fun 70s shows and sure listened to my share of the BCR. Did you ever watch Land of the Lost and HR Puff and Stuff?
    Love your blog.

    1. YES! I showed the Pufnstuf intro to my kids last night on youtube while I was reminiscing and they said it was "creepy!"
      Did you watch Hong Kong Phooey? And the Monkees? And the Donny and Marie show?? Oh man...I loved TV in the 70s!
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog! <3