Jim Owen

LUNCHTIME THEME PARK THEMES FOR 2/3 THROUGH 2/7:

MONDAY:  WHAT A STRANGE GAME!  THE BRONCOS GOT THUMPED HARD BY THE SEAHAWKS IN THE SUPERBOWL LAST NIGHT.  HIM HONORS THIS EPIC BEATDOWN WITH WINNER AND LOSER SONGS ON THE LTTP TODAY.   TUESDAY – BOOTS, HATS AND STEEL GUITARS.  JIM BRINGS YOU A HEAPIN’ HELPIN’ OF COUNTRY ROCK ON THE LTTP TODAY.   WEDNESDAY – YESTERDAY’S LTTP FEATURED COUNTRY ROCK ... Read More »

LEAN ON ME – BILL WITHERS – 1972

NEWS •    Nixon was re-elected and goes to the Soviet Union…the first president to do so.•    Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.•    US forces resume the bombing of North Viet Nam just in time for Christmas.•    The program code for something called “E-Mail” was written•    U.S. airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage.•    The Pioneer 10 ... Read More »

Billboard weighs in on Halftime Performances

Billboard has weighed in on the best Super Bowl Halftime Shows and their pick is Prince in 2007. His set included “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Purple Rain,” as well as covers of CCR‘s “Proud Mary” andBob Dylan‘s “All Along the Watchtower.”  U2, who without question turned in the most emotional performance ever as it was the first Bowl after the September 11th terrorist attacks, ... Read More »

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN – ANIMALS – 1964

NEWS•    The “War on Poverty” would be declared•    An attack on an American destroyer would begin the Viet Nam war•    Barry Goldwater ran for President.•    US Surgeon General warns against cigarette smoking.•    Nelson Mandela imprisoned in South Africa, for opposing Apartheid.•    Major earthquake (“Good Friday Earthquake”) hits Alaska. FADS and ENTERTAINMENT•    MOVIES: “Bikini Beach”,  “Dr. Strangelove”, “My Fair Lady” wins ... Read More »

CALL ME – BLONDIE – 1980

NEWS•    The Iran — Iraq War started.•    President Jimmy Carter O.K’d a bailout of Chrysler Corporation•    Mount St. Helen’s in Washington State erupted.•    Ronald Regan would become the 40th President of the United States•    The “Miracle on Ice” took place during the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.•    CNN becomes the first 24hrs News Station FADS and ENTERTAINMENT•    MOVIES: ... Read More »

LUNCHTIME THEME PARK THEMES FOR 1/27 THROUGH 1/31:

MONDAY – MONDAYS CAN PUT YOU IN A MOOD.  JIM’S IN A MOOD SO IT’S MOODY MONDAY ON THE LTTP TODAY. TUESDAY – TONIGHT IN NASHVILLE SOME GREAT GUITAR PLAYERS ARE GOING TO BE INDUCTED IN TO THE MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME.  A HALL OF FAME FOR THE REAL PLAYERS.  JIM FEATURES SOME OF THE INDUCTEES ON THE LTTP TODAY. WEDNESDAY – ... Read More »

EVERYDAY PEOPLE – SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE – 1969

NEWS•    Man would first step foot on the moon.•    The first troop withdrawals were made from Viet Nam.•    The Manson Family commits the Tate-LaBianca Murders.•    It would be the first time the United States would use a lottery to conscript soldiers into military service.  •    The first year headrests would be mandated in all new cars FADS and ENTERTAINMENT•    MOVIE: ... Read More »

INVISIBLE TOUCH – GENESIS – 1986

NEWS•    We were stunned at the sight over Cape Canaveral Florida in early 1986 as the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after take off killing all 7 astronauts on board.•    The Russians launched the Mir space station into orbit•    The world’s worst nuclear disaster took place at Chernobyl.•    We watched as Al Capone’s secret vault was opened only to ... Read More »

50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER – PAUL SIMON – 1976

NEWS•    The country was celebrating its 200th birthday.•    Jimmy Carter was elected as the 39th President of the United States and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office.•    Apple Computer became a company.  •    Viking 2 gave us the first color pictures of Mars.•    The Tiananmen ... Read More »

SISTER GOLDEN HAIR – AMERICA – 1975

NEWS•    Watergate was still headline news.•    President Ford escapes 2 assassination attempts!•    The Edmund Fitzgerald would slip beneath the waves of Lake Superior FADS and ENTERTAINMENT •    MOVIE: “Jaws” “Rocky Horror Picture Show” “Dog Day Afternoon” & “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”.•    TV: “Saturday Night Live” “Barney Miller” & “Welcome Back Kotter”.•    The “Betamax” would change the way we ... Read More »