Thursday, June 18, 2009

Grad Nite - 1966 Revisited

More Grad Nite Goodness. This just in from Major at Gorilla’s Don’t Blog, thanks Major!!! Although I had already posted a Grad Nite ’66 ticket and photo, this program and flyer are so great that Grand Nite ’66 gets another post!

Is your High School on the list?

Wow, Walt’s last personal message to Grad’s. Interesting that Walt’s message opens with: “Today we live in uncertain times”.

So much fine entertainment, does anyone know about the current Grad Nites, is there any entertainment like this??? The Association! How cool would that have been to see The Association at the Golden Horseshoe, where's my time machine!

That 1966 GTO is “Rarin’ to Go”!

This nifty flyer recaps all the entertainment and Grad Nite information.

The GTO drawing is held at 3:45am and you better be there by 4:05am or you can kiss that Pontiac goodbye!

And to round things out, from my previous post, here are the tickets and souvenir photo.

The happy couple, lets call them Ken and Peggy. I wonder which of the "10 special locations" this was taken at?


Katella Gate said...

Special Guests: The Womenfolk: I never heard of them, but then in 1966 I had never heard of the Beatles either -- but I sure the h*** knew who Richard and Robert Sherman were, (by name, rank and favorite key signature.)

The group looks like a folk outfit, with pre-Helen Reddy social commentary. Their one charting record was at No. 83 - "Little Boxes" - You know the song about life in a 50's suburb...

"Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky,
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes all the same.

There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one,
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same."

... and so it goes on for three more verses so caustic that the urProphet of Snarkery Tom Lehrer called it "the most sanctimonious song ever written."

I don't think they'll be performing that one at Disneyland.

Major Pepperidge said...

Yay, I'm famous! Notice that the Mustangs are listed as "Tina and the Mustangs". What the...??!

Anonymous said...

"The frontwoman of Tina & The Mustangs, Tina Mason had a short recording career with Capitol in the 60s. Her only LP, Is Something Wonderful!, quickly disappeared into obscurity after its 1967 release. Now vinyl copies regularly sell for three figures.--

Anonymous said...

"I wonder which of the "10 special locations" this was taken at?"

I would say 3 or 4, judging from the small piece of wall we can see in the photo.

Anonymous said...

Nogales High is not on the list. We were there.