Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Flashback.



Thirty-five years ago this week, this song appeared on the Billboard charts. Probably on Casey Kasem, American Bandstand and The Midnight Special, too. "Sister Golden Hair" makes me want to hop in my parents' Bonneville convertible and drive with the music blaring, daydreaming of suntans and spring break...

Who else is old enough to remember this? And if you weren't even born yet? Keep it to yourself. :-)

23 comments:

Nikki said...

Although I was only a gleam in my father's eye, I recognize the song. Do I get points for that?

Love how music can take you back to a different place and time.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

God almighty - deja vu....I was likely sited next to you in that 75'Bonneville slathered in baby oil headed to the beach. I was likely wearing huarache sandals,and we were listing to SGH on an 8 track tape. I long for those care-free mindless days! Thanks for the flashback it was great fun. Groovy weekend to you xx

Paul Anater said...

Was that really so long ago? Who knows where the time goes? Thanks for the flashback.

Angie said...

Ah, yes, I do remember that group, and that song. Still love it. Thanks for posting it!

Pink Martini said...

I would hop into my metallic blue Plymouth Duster and head up the coast to Santa Barbara to see my BF who went to school there...'I've been one poor correspondent and I've been too, too hard to find, but it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind.' :)

preppyplayer said...

And wasn't that song alternating with Afternoon Delight?
On Long Beach Island, NJ it was and it was the best summer ever. I wasn't old enough to work yet as I was only fifteen- it was my last free summer :)

Paul Anater said...

Long Beach Island? My family had a place in Brant Beach.

A Perfect Gray said...

oh, honey, I am delighted to see some one who actually remembers stuff like this. I had that America album and played it over and over...thanks for the memories

hello gorgeous said...

Yes, Nikki, you get extra points and it also give me hope for the future.

Right on, DT. Slathered in baby oil on the rooftop getting a tan. Good grief. I was right there with ya, baby.

Preppy: I was not quite 15 (a freshman in H.S.). Yeah, go ahead everyone and do the math. I'm old.

Yay, Gray! It makes me happy that I'm in such good company here.

my favorite and my best said...

i totally recognize the song, but i was probably a youngster. i was born in 69, so i am by no means terribly young..but this seemed like a song my parents would have been into. that said, i dig it now. sister golden hair ROCKS!!!!!

Pam Kersting said...

Me! I'm old enough to know and love the band America! Spent many hours on our way back and forth to Rehoboth Beach and O.C., MD listening to them. 70's music. Ahhh, yes! Miss those days!

hello gorgeous said...

I knew I could count on you, Pam! I am in Rehoboth right now, playing your song. Are you feeling it?

boops said...

i remember this song, i used to sing it all the time, but i was quite young when it first came out. thanks for posting it!

Kate said...

yikes, at least I was only twelve when this song was making the charts. Took another sip of wine before I did the math. Good to know that there are other bloggers out there that remember or should I say lived this stuff.
www.painteveryday.blogspot.com

Jg. for FatScribe said...

My brothers used to play "America" all of the time. I heard so many 8-tracks like America, Grateful Dead, Bread, Supertramp ... and as an 8 yr-old, I got my fill of these guys. wow. Good times and memories even if I was just a wee little guy. Thx for visiting today!

The Zhush said...

I was probably in or around 4th grade, and watching all the cool teens on our street, driving off in Dodge Darts and the like, heading out to the beaches and Shore, and feeling very envious! LOVE this song!!!!

La Dolfina said...

I love that song and am definitely old enough to have memories attached to it :)

Tammy@InStitches said...

I remember my parents listening to this. Good song.

my favorite and my best said...

no! HG i didn't mean to say that bc my parents listened to it that meant you were old! no no no!
did i tell you how awesome i think you are? and funny?

Catchingup said...

I was 10! And I remember "Afternoon Delight," too. I remember my dad asking me if I knew what it (AD) was about (because I'd walk around the house singing it). I didn't have a clue! Love America -- looking forward to sending to my husband, who was 15, too.

red ticking said...

35 years ago?????? so frightening... i do remember oh so well. and i went to see firefall too. he he xx

hello gorgeous said...

MFAMB: I was just kidding, honey. We old folks can be touchy. :-) Love your new blog.

harmony said...

I was born in '78 but was raised on America. I even went to their concert a few years ago. My faves...muskrat love and horse with no name

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