1970s music

# 407 - 50 Years of Grease Lightning


1:00:00 minutes (53.01 MB)

We are going back to school and the carefree days of the 1950s to Rydell High School, for this Grease-themed show.

Tonight on the show, we celebrate 50 years of Grease, which debuted OFF-Broadway on February 14, 1972, and was the first Off-Broadway musical to be done under Broadway Contracts. The show moved to Broadway in June 1972, and was on Broadway for eight years and 3,380 shows, becoming the longest-running musical (at least for awhile). The show, written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey, debuted in Chicago in 1971, and was based off their high school experiences in the 1950s. The musical was part of the 1950s revival of the 1970s, which saw the likes of American Graffiti, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, M*A*S*H, Sha Na Na, and...

Grease the film was released on June 16, 1978, and was the highest-grossing musical film for over 30 years, and the # 2 Best-Selling Album of 1978 (and the # 2 Best-Selling Album from a John Travolta movie, as well). Some songs from the original musical ("Alma Mater", "It's Raining on Prom Night", and "All Choked Up") were replaced in the film by songs that we all know and love ("Grease", "Hopelessly Devoted To You", and "You're the One That I Want"). "Hopelessly Devoted to You" scored the film's only Oscar nomination, and "You're The One That I Want" was # 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 in the Summer of 1978.

The 2007 Reality Competition Program, "Grease: You're The One That I Want" was a reality casting call for the title roles in the 2007 Broadway Revival, that was re-tooled from the 1978 film. The 2017 LIVE Musical Special on FOX was also re-tooled from the '78 film as well.

In this hour, you'll hear songs from both the Soundtrack of the 1972 Broadway Cast Musical and 1978 Blockbuster Film.

# 378 - The JCS + Godspell Golden Pentecost Happy Hour


59:44 minutes (54.7 MB)

Tonight on the show, we celebrate the 50th Anniversaries of Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar with selected songs from each of the respective 1970s musicals. Godspell, composed by Stephen Schwartz (with the book by John-Michael Tebelak) was a musical based off of parables from the Gospel of St. Matthew, while the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice) was originally a rock opera concept album (a la Tommy) in 1970, and transferred quickly to Broadway in October 1971. The Original Cast Album for JCS was nominated for the top Grammy in 1973 - Album of the Year. Jesus Christ Superstar, a musical rock opera depicting the Passion of Jesus Christ, was later re-made into a Golden Globe-nominated movie in 1973 (the one with Ted Neeley and the late Carl Anderson) and an Emmy-winning LIVE Television Special (starring John Legend as Jesus) in 2018. Godspell debuted off-off-Broadway on May 17, 1971, and was also adapted for the big screen, also in 1973. Both musicals have been performed on stages all over the world the last 50 years.

# 175 (Re-Packaged) - Valentine's Day Eight Track


2:00:44 minutes (110.54 MB)

Originally Aired on February 8, 2016; Then Re-Packaged and Aired on February 7 & 14, 2021.

# 175 B - DJBC Classic Brunch - Valentine's Day Love Songs from the 1970s


1:00:06 minutes (55.02 MB)

DJBC Classic Sunday Brunch for Valentine's Day 2021 - February 14
Originally Uploaded for February 8, 2016

The second hour of this two-hour Valentine's Day show (minus the opening segue) was the online ONLY Bonus Hour of Show # 175, which originally aired on February 8, 2016.

# 175 A - DJBC Classic Brunch - Valentine's Day Love Songs from the 1970s


1:00:01 minutes (54.95 MB)

Valentine's Day Love Songs from the 1970s - Originally broadcast on February 8, 2016.

# 343 - 1972: Music and Headlines


2:03:12 minutes (112.81 MB)

**Under Construction**

HEADLINES:
- Terrorists Hijack the Summer Olympic Games in Munich, killing 11 Israeli Athletes.
- Five people are arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. (AKA - The Beginning of the End for both President Nixon and the Republican Party)
- Mustachioed Speedo Wearing Swimmer Mark Spitz swims to heights at the Summer Olympics, winning a then-record Seven Gold Medals.
- President Nixon visits Russia and China.
- The Last TWO Moon Missions (Apollo 16 & Apollo 17) Take Place. NASA also announces the Space Shuttle Program.
- Idi Amin takes over Uganda.
- The last ground troops leave Vietnam.
- Sapporo, Japan hosts the Winter Olympics, 32 years after it was originally supposed to Host.

COLUMBUS in 1972:
- The First Community Festival (Comfest) takes place at 16th and Waldeck Avenues near the OSU Campus.
- Tom Moody takes office as Mayor of Columbus on January 1, beginning 28 straight years of Republican Leadership in the City of Columbus (the first 12 were by Moody).
- Archie Mason Griffin, a freshman fullback from Eastmoor High School in Columbus shatters records (which have since been shattered, sans the Heisman one) for Ohio State, in the first year that the NCAA allows Freshmen to compete.
- The OHSAA High School Football Playoffs are held for the first time. The Eagles from Bishop Watterson are Class AA Runners-Up in Football.
- Bishop Ready wins the Class AA Boys Basketball Championship.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NCAA Basketball - UCLA Bruins (6th Straight)
College Football - University of Southern California Trojans
Big Ten Football - The Ohio B*ckeyes
Super Bowl VI - Dallas Cowboys
NFL (1972 Season) - The Team of Perfection, the Miami Dolphins
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers (first Title in Los Angeles; Lakers also won a record 33 straight games that season)
Stanley Cup - Boston Bruins
World Series - Oakland Athletics

# 45A - 1976: Music and Headlines, Side A


58:45 minutes (53.79 MB)

Tonight, Side A to "1976, A Bicentennial Portrait" (Originally Aired on May 7, 2012).

SONG LIST:
"The Rockford Files" - Mike Post
"Kid Charlemagne" - Steely Dan
"Convoy" - C.W. McCall
"If You Leave Me Now" - Chicago
"More, More, More" - Andrea True Connection
"One" - A Chorus Line Cast
"S.W.A.T." Theme Song - Rhythm Heritage
"Happy Days" - Pratt & McClain
"Making Our Dreams Come True" - Cyndi Grecco
"Welcome Back" - John Sebastian
"Lowdown" - Boz Scaggs
"Disco Duck" - Rick Dees
"Moonlight Feels Right" - Starbuck

# 334 - The Earth Day Wind & Fire Happy Hour


58:31 minutes (53.58 MB)

Tonight on the show, a FULL hour of Earth, Wind & Fire classics (plus that one song that Philip Bailey paired up with Phil Collins, or 1/3 of Genesis + one fraction of Earth, Wind & Fire). Earth, Wind & Fire is a true American band, crossing genres in its five decade history, founded in Chicago by the late Maurice White in 1969. The band had its breakthrough year in 1975 with hits like "Shining Star", "Can't Hide Love", and "That's The Way of the World" (the latter song was also the name of an other than forgettable film co-starring the band and featuring their music, starring Harvey Keitel). The group is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame, and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2019, in honor of the group's 50th Anniversary, the band was rewarded with the Kennedy Center Honor, one of the highest and most prestigious honors in the entertainment business. The group has infused African, Latin, Caribbean, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Disco, and Afro Pop through the years and through the hits.

# 302-B - 1979: Music and Headlines (Part 2 of 2)


1:32:40 minutes (84.84 MB)

Part 2 of 1979, Music and Headlines

COLUMBUS in 1979:
- Columbus City Schools begin mandated busing.
- East High School, coached by Larry Walker, wins the Class AAA (now Division I) State Championship, beating Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 74-65. Clark Kellogg scored 51 points for VASJ in a losing effort. Both he and East's Granville Waiters would become teammates for Coach Eldon Miller and the B*ckeyes the following Fall.
- Ohio State fires Woody Hayes after that incident involving a Clemson player. The B*ckeyes hire Iowa State coach Earle Bruce. Bruce and his fedora lead the B*ckeyes to an 11-0 Season, winning the Big Ten (and Bruce was the last B*ckeye Big Ten Coach of the Year), but then choking to Pac-10 Champs USC (which had a couple of Heisman winners - Charles White & Marcus Allen, and future NFL staples like Allen, Jeff Fisher, and a Matthews brother) in the Rose Bowl by one point.
- The Columbus Clippers win their first Governor's Cup (International League Championship).
- Columbus North High School on Arcadia Avenue closes its doors.
- Columbus Mayor Tom Moody coasts to an easy re-election.
- The Franklin County Courthouse and Government Center (369, 373, and 375 S. High St.) opens its doors for the very first time.
- Tom Watson wins the Memorial Tournament in Dublin.
- The State of Ohio pays $ 675,000 in retribution to the victims and survivors of Kent State.

ACADEMY AWARDS:
- John Wayne made his final public appearance at the 1979 Oscars before his death from cancer.
Best Picture: The Deer Hunter
Best Actress: Jane Fonda, Coming Home
Best Actor: Jon Voight, Coming Home
Best Supporting Actress: Dame Maggie Smith, California Suite
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter
Best Original Song: "Last Dance", from Thank God It's Friday

GRAMMYS:
Album of the Year: Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, Various Artists (including, but not limited to the Bee Gees)

# 302 A - 1979: Music & Headlines (Part 1 of 2)


1:31:03 minutes (83.37 MB)

Tonight on the Show, we go back in time to 1979, the end of a rollercoaster decade for pop culture and news.

HEADLINES:
- China introduces its "ONE Child per Family" Policy (which lasted 34 years, being altered to TWO Children in 2013)
- Pol Pot and Phnom Penh fall in Cambodia
- Idi Amin falls from power in Uganda and is exiled
- The Shah of Iran is exiled as the Ayatollah Khomeini takes over rule of Iran
- 63 Americans are held hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran
- Lord Mountbatten is assassinated by the IRA
- Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
- The Sandinistas take rule of Nicaragua
- Saddam Hussein takes over power in Iraq
- President Carter and Soviet Premier Brezhnev sign the SALT II Treaty
- Punk Rocker Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose while on trial for murdering his girlfriend
- Sony introduces the Walkman, a portable cassette player (which cost $ 200 at the time of its debut in July)
- The State of Ohio pays $ 675,000 to the survivors and victims families of the Kent State Massacre (more Columbus Headlines in Part 2)

SPORTS:
- Michigan State beats Indiana State in the first-ever meeting between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird
- Earle Bruce takes over the Ohio B*ckeyes, leading them to an 11-1 record in his first year.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers return to the top of the NFL Mountain, winning Super Bowl XIII.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA - Seattle SuperSonics
Stanley Cup - Montreal Canadiens
World Series - Pittsburgh Pirates
Super Bowl XIII - Pittsburgh Steelers
Ohio High School Basketball Class AAA/Division I - Columbus East High Tigers (their last, to date)
Ohio Division II/Class AA Boys Golf - Dublin (Coffman) Shamrocks
Ohio Division I Girls Volleyball - Whitehall-Yearling Lady Rams
Ohio Division III Girls Volleyball - Newark Catholic Lady Green Wave
Ohio Division II/Class AA Baseball - St. Francis DeSales Stallions
Ohio Division I/Class AAA Track - Gahanna-Lincoln

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