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Recalling Captain Kirk at Expo 74

“Unless I missed it, nobody has noted William Shatner's appearance at the World's Fair 40 years ago,” wrote John McTear. “As I recall, he was a warm-up act for the John Denver concert. Shatner stood in front of a huge, rear-projected screen showing whales and featuring 'whale songs' while he read some inane essay about whales.”

This week at Expo 74

The two on the right performed here during the fair. The guy on the left had been in a popular band a few years before.

On this date at Expo 74

Were you a Chicago fan?

This week at Expo 74

Salute Expo by adopting 1974 hair styles

Back in 2004, I suggested that we all do that.

Yes, I noted at that time that many of us already sported '70s hair styles.

Several guys who had gone bald since 1974 wrote and said “I wish I could.”

OK, the photo above is actually more like 1977 hair. But you get the idea.

This week at Expo 74: Van Cliburn

OK, I know perfectly well that the photo is of Jerry Lee Lewis, not Van Cliburn.

But admit it. Weren't you kind of excited for just a second when you thought you had caught me in a goof-up of that magnitude?

If memory serves, Van Cliburn never jumped up while playing and mule-kicked the piano bench.

On this date at Expo 74

Porter and Dolly.

On this date at Expo 74

John Denver in concert.

I know I have mentioned this anniversary before. But not everyone remembers him. And I feel like I need to point out that he was so frickin' big at that exact time that it almost cannot be exaggerated.

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