Last week was the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
I am going to admit that I was never a big Beatles fan, but I did enjoy a few of their records, yes, records…do you remember vinyl records and albums?
Remember 45’s and 33’s?
If you read the Wayback Wednesday post that I wrote about 8-tracks and cassettes, then you will remember that I told you that I still have vinyl records and albums in my basement but nothing to play them on.
Do you remember “putting the needle” on the record and if it skipped you had to weigh it down with a quarter!
Rushing to the record store early Saturday morning before heading to the movies where we would sit and watch Bruce Lee “karate movies'” and cartoons all day was a perfect way to kick off the weekends in the 60s and 70s.
The album covers and record jackets were bright, bold and most had inserts with all the lyrics written so you could sing along, and yes, they were actually words, unlike what is heard in today’s R&B, Hip Hop or Rap songs…WTW?
As you can see, these albums are old and I am not sure how much longer I will be keeping them. Perhaps out there are some collectors of R&B vinyl records and albums who may be interested in giving them a new home so if you know of someone please have them send an email to ablake48@gmail dot com.
Let’s Chat: what was your favorite record or album of the 60s or 70s?