Summer In Stereo #18

1974 is when HERC became conscious and aware of the music being played on the radio and performed on the TV.  It was a great time to be a fan of popular music as there was much variety and constant churn in radio playlists with only a third of the year's thirty-five Number One songs spending more than a week atop the chart.  (So far in 2014, there have been just seven Number One songs on the Hot 100, with each of them staying two or more weeks and averaging almost five weeks - not a lot of churn.)  Of course, forty years of listening to the music of 1974 was bound to make more than a few wrinkles on HERC's tiny brain as well. One of those songs from 1974 takes him back from the opening five notes.  Maybe you've heard the song, it goes a little something like this...

HERC SR. brought home the 45 for "Band On The Run" one fine day in July 1974 - for some reason he hadn't picked up the Band On The Run album - and one day while his father was at work, HERC snuck a listen to record, first to the A side and then to the B side.  That B side was "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" and it has been a favorite of HERC's for all of these years, with either song conjuring up Summer of 1974 memories with their opening notes.

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