Tuesday, May 5, 2015

1975 Memories: 40 Years Ago Brings Back Memories Plus A Warriors World Championship

1975: I was 13.

The Warriors first NBA Championship (I don't want to jinx but I smell another one coming) I recall a lot of things happening. President Ford is the target of two assassination attempts; San Francisco and Sacramento, Sarah Jane Moore and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme come into the nation's lexicon.

Disco rules the world. Van McCoy's "Do The Hustle" is #1 and Barry White's "My Everything" is played on almost every jukebox. "When Will I See You Again" serenades the radio waves. KC and the Sunshine Band do a little dance, make a little love and get down tonight.

Jaws, the first long-line movie from Steven Spielberg debuts and scares the hell out of people.

 The "Win" button is born (Whip Inflation Now).

Patty Hearst is found on Morse Street in San Francisco in September; so too, Bill and Emily Harris from the SLA. The Giants are awful and the A's fail to win their 4th consecutive World Series. The Pittsburgh Steelers win their first Super Bowl.


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  1. And they played the championship games at the Cow Palace because the Coliseum Arena was hosting the Ice Capades.

  2. Squeaky Fromme and Sarah Jane Moore tried to get Ford, and Mike Riordan tried to get Rick Barry. Ford lived, but later fell down a flight of stairs. Barry lived, but fell in the playoffs the next season.

  3. Patty Hearst married Bernard Shaw, one of the bodyguards assigned to protect her while out on bail, after her SLA rescue. They stayed married until his death in 2013. Two children. I wish her well. Apart from SLA, Patty may have a natural affection for the unconventional and bizzarre. She has appeared in several feature films directed by the notorious John Waters of Baltimore. Cry Baby, Serial Mom, and Cecil B. DeMented are some of those films. John Waters became best known as the writer and director of Pink Flamingos with Mink Stole and Divine.

  4. A cousin bought me a pet rock for my birthday about then. The next day it was tossed in the yard with its siblings.
    Stupidest gift I ever got.

  5. The Giants weren't awful (80-81). However, their attendance was (522,919) and they almost ended up in Toronto.

    1. No, baseball is in trouble NOW. Attendance and interest in the sport were fine and dandy back then. Just ask Chris Rock and David Letterman.

  6. Was the '75 Championship parade in SF? I remember a bunch of A's and Raider parades through downtown Oakland, don't recall the Warriors parade.

  7. I remember my sister in law had a Mood Ring. It was purple from what I remember.
    1975 really was all the 70's in one.