Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Grad Nite - 1972

It’s time for more Grad Nite madness! This Grad Nite 1972 program scan is another great donation from “Stuff from the Park” – Thank you Mattherhorn!

More groovy-ness on the cover. Hey wait a minute, they lifted parts of this drawing from the Grad Nite ’71 Program cover (link), the ’72 version is condensed and has some changes (try and spot them all) but the same “Grads” are riding the bus in ’71 & ’72!

All that Roaring ‘20’s Jazz”, did Knott’s see this? The Sound Castle, Ltd. is still a Grad Nite favorite. Is that Helen Reddy? This being June 14, 1972 I’d say she is two seconds away from major fame, Wikipedia has this to say about Helen in 1972: “The single (I am woman) actually barely dented the charts on its initial release in the summer of 1972, but it wasn't long before female listeners adopted the song as an anthem and began requesting it from their local radio stations in droves, spurring it on to re-enter the charts in September and become a hit. "I Am Woman" earned a Grammy Award for Female Pop Vocal Performance and at the awards ceremony she concluded her acceptance speech by famously thanking God "because She makes everything possible"."

Smokey and the Miracles, good times indeed. The Grass Roots and some other folks rounded out an amazing Nite of entertainment.

Is your High School on the list?

There’s that fun bus again, check out the guy sleeping in the first row!


TokyoMagic! said...

In the Tomorrowland photo to the left of Smokey and the Miracles....there are those Goodyear diamond-shaped shadow boxes that used to be on either side of the PeopleMover escalators/speedramps! I am kind of obssessed with those! I'm waiting for the day that I find a close-up shot of those displays. That pic is still pretty cool though, even though it mostly shows the backs. A couple of the boxes are facing us on the right side of the ramps, but I can't make out the contents, darn it!

Groovy 70's graphics on these Grad Nite souvenirs! I heart the seventies!

Katella Gate said...

Looks like ole' Mr. Sun is getting high sniffing the bus fumes. Knarly!

Disney On Parole said...

Great Post!
I think that's Teri Robinson in The picture of the Roaring 20's show. Teri was Betty Taylors sub over at the GHR for years.
I know she did a 20's show at the park
and over at Tokyo DL when it opened.
Cool post!
thanks Guys

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