Thursday, June 11, 2009

Grad Nite - 1970 & 1971

Update: This just in from Matterhorn1959 over at the blog "Stuff from the Park", It's Grad Nite 1970!!!! Thanks Matterhorn! Be sure to scroll down for Grad Nite 1971 below after the 1970 program. There is some serious Groovy artwork in this program!








The Raiders featuring Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay? Jackie De Shannon "What the World Needs Now Is Love"... A personal favorite of mine...



Dig the Groovy-ness...









A HUGE thanks again to Matterhorn1959 for these scans, you ROCK!!



**************Grad Nite 1971 ***************


Welcome to Grad Nite 1971! An interesting cover this year, it’s whimsical? I like the half moon and all those smiling grads crammed on Mark Twain. Hey, where’s Waldo?








Linda "Hurts so Bad" Ronstadt! I was a serious Linda Ronstadt fanatic in the ’70's. I still have all her vinyl LP’s (up to the Nelson Riddle album) and I even have the poster of her that was on my wall for years (the roller skates ones). I bet she rocked the park in 1971! Oh yeah, Smokey Robinson and some other folks performed too.






Check out the sun and the bus! Katella Gate, is this the “70's psychedelica” you where talking about on yesterday's post? Or is this (and the cover) just plain wierd?






The Sound Castle Ltd has the Grads Dancing the night away. Does the "dance floor" still have that same pattern? I think it does have some swooping pattern and circles, I'll have to check on my next visit, unless, Daveland - do you know????


11 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Yay...the Carousel of Progress is visible behind Sound Castle!

TokyoMagic! said...

By the way, The Sound Castle appears on that 1970 episode of The Wonderful World of Disney...the one with the Osmonds. Kurt Russell even sings "Sugar, Sugar" with them.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

The Grad Nite posts are awesome Tim. All that music at DL was the best. Thanks!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Just added a Grad Nite 1970 program to today's post, thank you Matterhorn1959!!!!!

Major Pepperidge said...

So cool to see how Grad Nite changed over the years. And Linda Ronstadt, that's impressive!

DIsney On Parole said...

What History! These are great! Thanks Tim!

Matt said...

I keep looking for my high school on these, guess the reason they gave us we couldn't go in our year was true - we were banned from Grad Night :(

Cyberdillo said...

Thanks for the post and memories! I have the same paraphernalia somewhere as my high school was there either the 17th or 18th. I was working as a sweeper at the time and actually asked for the night off so I could attend my Grad Night.

Doug said...

Love this stuff! I just put a link to this post from my blog since I'm on vacation in NYC and I think my readers will love it's grooviness.

Thanks for sharing!

Michael said...

1971 was my year for Grad Night. I can still hear Linda Ronstadt singing "Only Momma That'll Walk the Line." Her backup band that night was to shortly become a little more famous as the Eagles!

Thanks for the cool posts!

Anonymous said...

Class of '71 San Gorgonio HS -- I was there!