The 70’s Elephant Bells and David Cassidy

January 15th, 2015

Life, Musings

Throw Back Thursdays always makes me think of my favorite pair of pants, a pair of corduroy plaid elephant bells. The bells rang out around my ankles. My fashion “flare” had begun. As much as I relished my 70’s fashion, it was the music that got my groove.


David Cassidy singing “I think I love you,” is deep in my head. It’s still there. After more than 30 years, I have mornings that I sing it to my teen sons to make them blush. They run away in embarrassment. Mom’s just can’t sing or dance.

david cassidy

But I’ve danced and sang into my fist-microphone from forever. I can remember the songs, the albums and the Tiger Beat heartthrobs as clear as the soft feel of my white Naugahyde Go-Go boots against my calves.

partridge album cover

My first album. Of course a milestone. The Partridge Family. It was clear. David Cassidy was a babe, and he took over for my favorite Monkee, Davy Jones. In the early years–the pop music–phase–one cute lead singer was shoved away fast and furiously replaced by another.

David Cassidy replaced Davy Jones, but then I was drawn to Mickey Dolenz. (Though I still want Susan Day’s hair).


KC and the Sunshine Band “That’s the Way” unhuh unhuh “I like it.”

kc album

In 8th grade we drove to North Carolina. In the back seat of the Ford Thunderbird I sang along to 10cc.

10cc black and white

I wasn’t in love, until the 80’s and Bruce came along. I went from Pop to Rock and haven’t looked back.

bruce album

Next week’s #tbt–The Eighties.

I love album covers. I totally miss vinyl. Feel free to share some of your favorite LP’s here…

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