Posts tagged: Expo ‘74
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.
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.
The psychedelic rock stylings of the King Family singers.
Yes, I said I was going to cease and desist all Expo references. But it seems I cannot help myself.
I wonder if anyone remembers this.
But who would have worn one of these?
Any memories of it? This postcard makes it look pretty modest.
An email from a reader commenting on today's Slice column makes me suspect the number is not insignificant.
Are those supposed to be contrails?
The whitest skies you've ever seen are in, uh, Spokane.
Bend and Peel could be a band name.
A list I consult shows that actress Myrna Loy was among the entertainers who appeared at Expo '74. I have no idea what she did here. The SR's clip files might answer this. But I prefer to imagine that she cheerfully stood on a stage and allowed people to call out requests.
“Hey, Myrna. Remember that scene in 'The Best Years of Our Lives' when you are in the kitchen and you call out 'Who was that at the door?' and neither of your kids answers and it dawns on you that, Al, your husband, is, at long last, home from the war? Could you recreate that for us?”
As I recall, there was no middle ground. Reactions were 100 percent polarized.