Flashback Friday with The Big JD
Every Friday at 11 am, tune in with The Big JD for a trip down memory lane.
It's Flashback Friday, a look back at the music, news and fads of yesteryear!
Each Friday, we'll fire up the DeLorean for a trip through music history, from the early days of country music, right through to the mid-90's!
Stay tuned for all your favourites from the past and close out your week in style with
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December 4, 2015: 1975
For this Friday's show, we go back to the year that was 1975.
1975 was a tumultuous year in the history of country music. It seemed like for every high, there was a corresponding low. Conway Twitty's "Hello Darlin'" was played in Russian in space as a gesture of goodwill between the American and Russian space programs. Country also started it's cross-over phase with six songs reaching number one on both the country charts and the Billboard Hot 100.
The debate about what real country was came to a head at the CMA Awards when Charlie Rich was to read out the name of the Entertainer of the Year. Not thrilled with the choice of John Denver, Rich pulled out his lighter on stage and lit the envelope on fire.
Hank Williams Jr. had a rough 1975, starting with falling off a mountain. An avid mountain climber, Bocephus tumbled nearly 500 feet down Ajax Mountain in Montana. The accident results in numerous facial injuries, leading Hank to grow out his now trademark beard and don large sunglasses to cover the scars. His recovery takes nearly two years and when he emerges back on the music scene, he brings a whole new sound and a new attitude with him.
Top Five Songs
#5 "Wasted Days And Wasted Nights" by Freddy Fender
#4 "Thank God, I'm A Country Boy" by John Denver
#3 "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell
#2 "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" by Willie Nelson
#1 "Convoy" by C.W. McCall
World News of 1975 with Kronk Walters
Sports News of 1975 with The Coach
Entertainment News of 1975 with Ronnie Radio