What was playin' on the car radio when you got your licence to drive?

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  1. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    I got my licence in the last half of the 70s, Hotel California and Blinded by the light were blasting through the speakers of a 68 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible.

    Not my car ;)

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  2. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
  3. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Dang, you're old Frank. :eek: ;)
     
  4. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Only on Monday Mornings. The rest of the time, I'm good to go.
     
  5. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Classical gas. It was a new song.
     
  6. mwerner

    mwerner

    Apr 23, 2002
    1967 for me....Here's the Billboard "end of year" hits:
    http://www.billboard.com/archive/charts/1967/hot-100
    I remember all of these getting heavy airplay. My first car, a 1965 VW, had an AM radio.... The only way you could get FM in your car was an add-on unit from Radio Shack.
     
  7. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    ...and there weren't that many FM stations either. I put a Radio Shack reverb in my '67 Stang fastback.
     
  8. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I had Elvis Costello's Armed Forces in the cassette deck that day.
    I had zero problems with the drive test and I aced the written test. Then I locked the keys in the car.:eek:
     
  9. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I can't remember anymore, but I do remember playing a lot of Doors, Bowie, and when I wanted to piss off people I'd crank up some Black Sabbath. Cassettes were my favorite, as I hated that pause when 8 tracks would switch tracks and they often self destructed.
     
  10. 338375

    338375

    Nov 4, 2006
    I got my license in 77. I grew up on the old country music, and there was a small AM station that had been around for years that I listened to.
    Once I got a cassette deck, it was Merle, Patsy and other old country greats.

    The first cassette I bought that wasn't country was Eric Clapton. I damn near wore out the tape listening to " Cocaine " over and over.
    Not sure why because I didn't even do the crap :confused:
     
  11. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    There were 8-tracks galore in 77, I still can't listen to certain CDs without expecting the obligatory kerchunk sound in the middle of certain songs. :)
     
  12. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    My first was a 4-track. Remember those?
     
  13. 338375

    338375

    Nov 4, 2006
    I never did the 8-track program. They were a big deal at the time though. I listened to the factory AM radio in my Chevelle until I had enough money to put in an AM/FM/Cassette.

    It wasn't a huge deal though because the car was REALLY loud :D
     
  14. cj65

    cj65 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    I recall Tom Petty and Led Zeppelin. Got my license in 81.
     
  15. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Where was the high beam (switch) on your first car? ;)
     
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  16. 338375

    338375

    Nov 4, 2006
    Mine didn't have a swirch, but it did have a switch lol... On the floor :D
     
  17. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    The chrome book doesn't have auto correct, just spell check so I have to police myself. :) Sometimes I miss. ;)
     
  18. RicFlair

    RicFlair

    391
    Oct 1, 2014
    Sammy Hagar, I Can't Drive 55. :eek:
     
  19. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    On the floor.
     
  20. GasMan1

    GasMan1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2015
    My first car was a 72 Nova with an 8 track playing The Eagles. High beam switch in the floor of course ;). Man, that was so long ago. Where did the time go? :eek:nthego:
     

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