New this week in ’69: September 6

(Above: If I could get to my records, this photo would be bigger.) September 6, 1969 It's the day before Princeton University will break with tradition and let women attend classes there. The school existed as all-male for the first 233 years of its existence, predating the Declaration of Independence by forty years. That same … Continue reading New this week in ’69: September 6

New this week in ’69: June 28

June 28, 1969 The Stonewall riots continue in New York City, having begun the night before. Police harassment of patrons of a well-known gay bar boils over into violence. The event is commemorated a year later, and that march has gone on to become the annual Pride celebrations that take place across the country. It's … Continue reading New this week in ’69: June 28

A night in front of the TV: REO Speedwagon, “Roll With the Changes” (1978)

(The famous Los Angeles Times photo of the Bronco chase.) "So - what are we going to do about the O.J. thing?" This was the topic of conversation after my morning show finished on Monday, June 20, 1994. I was working as the lead character of the show on Oldies WQQL-FM in Springfield, Illinois. The … Continue reading A night in front of the TV: REO Speedwagon, “Roll With the Changes” (1978)