Some Things About Me
Having grown up in the 1950s and the 1960s, Pop music was central to my life. As a teenager, I listened to Top 40 radio stations often.
So by time we got into the 1970s I was purchasing pop hit 45s and top selling Lps from top music artists.
I even became a DJ for almost 2 years. I worked at a local bar called the Purple Haze.
I was the disc jockey at this business for 4 nights a week. I worked as DJ on Tuesday nights, Thursday nights and Friday and Saturday nights.
I played music, did announcements and my goal every night was to get the dance floor packed with patrons. It worked really well on the busy nights.
I was very good at getting the folks out on the floor, and then keeping them there for the evening. It was fun as well. My biggest and most often requested were Free Bird and Stairway To Heaven.
The refrain was “Play Free Bird man”, “Free Bird”
Of course we are talking about Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
I got the job because my brother owned it along with his business partner a local insurance man. So as the second year wore on I decided that I had better put my college education to better use.
So I went about looking at other opportunities to pursue. I ended up with three job offers at the same time. By the last week on October 1976 I had to decide on one of the job offers. The one I picked took me many places over the next 15 years.
Much fun, but I never ended up with the position I thought I really wanted. But regardless these 15 years were very fulfilling and full of experiences I treasure today. Camelot Music was a dream job for me.
So then I went into the Music Retail business.
So I know first hand about 70s pop music, both as a businessman and a big fan.
It was a golden age of pop music. Here are some of my insights on artists, top hits, and the times.
I will be sharing many of my experiences from my work life at the number one music retailer in the industry Camelot Music, from North Canton, Ohio.