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

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  1. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    On the floor. So was the starter button.
  2. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    The Cult - Love
    ZZ Top - Eliminator
    Van Halen - 1984

    While those were new releases then, I hadn't quite worn out Boston's self titled album nor the previous Van Halen offerings.
  3. Goldtanker


    Oct 22, 2004
    Back in 1959.


    My 1947 Pontiac.

  4. mwerner


    Apr 23, 2002
    We had an 8-track... We bought a '75 Beetle convertible that had one. Right when 8-track was dying; we scarfed up a dozen or so titles from a big bin at a discount store for a buck apiece.....

    Just a few years earlier you couldn't keep one in your car....You can always tell what's popular by what's getting stolen.
  5. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    What a car!
  6. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.) Gold Member

    Oct 9, 1998
    That was a fastback! Ahead of it's time! :thumbup:
  7. footballplayerchris


    Jan 1, 2011
    I'm only 20 years old, so I was playing some Joe Satriani in my first car (1999 Saturn SL-1)
  8. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    yep! Did you have a "cruise control" that was the throttle cable? :eek:
  9. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Only on the bobtruck. The car did have a manual choke though.
  10. Shann


    Sep 2, 2004
    On the floor. So it could sit in the muck of the footwells during a nasty winter so it could rust out or otherwise not work on all the old POS cars that I grew up driving.
  11. wildebeast


    Nov 18, 2015
    What radio...Had a 39 chevy sedan that had a million miles on it and looked like it also. Got my license in 62 but drove the car for years without one. those were the days.
  12. stargawker


    Mar 1, 2014
    Got my license in 76. Looking at the Billboard top 100 for 1976 there were sure a lot of great tunes. I doubt I would find as many in 2015 top 100.

    December 1963 - The Four Seasons
    Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
    You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
    Love Hurts - Nazareth
    Only Sixteen - Dr. Hook
    Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
    Do You Khow Where You're Going To - Diana Ross
    Shannon, Henry Gross
    If You Leave Me Now, Chicago.

    And who could forget Convoy by C.W. McCall!

  13. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    The high beam? My first car was a 1964 Buick Special. The high beam switch was in the same place as it would have been on the Coronet. Got my license in 77. Willie Nelson's "Redheaded Stranger Album" and Joe Walsh's "Life"s Been Good".

    I wish mine had looked like this...
  14. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    I got my license in Atlanta in '82 but my first car was a '76 VW Golf (Rabbit) which was a hand me down from my brother.

    Two of my favourite tunes the year I got my license..........:)


  15. severtecher

    severtecher Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2002
    Ya young whipper snappers, it's been so long my first car came with a guy in the back seat with a banjo.
    You just hope you got a good one that could play a song you liked.

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