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Flashback with me – won’t you ? – 39 years ago to the Summer of 1971. Odds are most of you reading this weren’t even alive back then, but I was. That’s because I’m older than you !  😀

I remember it well – sort of. I was a young 4-year-old boy living in the new  Chelsea Wood apartment complex in Greenbelt Maryland (suburban Washington D.C.). I lived with my Mom and Dad, and I frequently visited my Grandparents that lived just a mile-and-a-half down the road. An Uncle, Aunt, and a whole bunch of Cousins also lived about the same distance away. I was surrounded by relatives, so there was plenty to do with all of them. On Sunday mornings we all attended the 11:30 AM service at nearby St. Matthias Catholic Church – all dressed up in our Sunday best. Good Times !

On the radio during the hot Summer of 1971 was this cool gem from Hamilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds. It’s the trio’s TOP 5 gold smash “Don’t Pull Your Love”, and it’s one of the greatest songs ever made during my lifetime.

‘Saturday Night Retro’ is taking the week off next week, but on the 24TH of July I’m kicking-off a 6-week summer special – ‘The Awesome ’80s In August International Dance Party’. It’s a nod to a former annual tradition on my old hit music web site. Join the fun. Relive the ’80s memories. It all starts in a fortnight.

By Chris M. Day

I'm 55 years old. I've been online for the past 29 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own web site, Myspace, Wordpress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.