Let’s do another installment of my 3 Things series.
Here’s the list so far. I started with the year 1965, because that’s the first year I can remember 3 things about.
1) You simply cannot mention 1977 without mentioning Star Wars. For a sci-fi fan like me, this was a before and after moment. It was a great film, and it was the beginning of the a great era in science fiction films. I can’t remember where I saw it. Probably in Florence, SC, as Cheraw had lost its movie theater by then. It occurs to me that young people will one day be able to search their social media feeds and figure out stuff like that.
2) I played a lot of pool at Johnny’s Red Door Lounge, which we all referred to as Funderburk’s.
Funderburk’s played a part in a bunch of my songs, including these two.
3) I spent the first part of my summer at South Carolina Boys State in Charleston. Here’s a newspaper story.
I spent the second part of the summer at Governor’s School, also in Charleston, which at the time was a summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. I focused on math, and had my first experience with programming. In Fortran.
Here’s a newspaper article (complete with a typo in the title and my name misspelled), in which I eloquently sum up the experience.
My music of the era:
Much of my year was spent with two records (or 8-tracks) playing in the background.
Hotel California (Remastered) (Amazon link)
Rumours (Amazon link)
In fact, one time I just about got killed trying to change from one record to the other.
Assuming you were alive then, what do you remember about 1977?