Jim Owen

(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY – OTIS REDDING – 1968

  NEWS•    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968.•    Police battled protesters at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.•    We saw the first live broadcast from the moon as Apollo 8 circled above.•    North Korea grabbed one of our warships.•    Apollo 8 Astronauts (William Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell) were on the cover of Time ... Read More »

PICK UP THE PIECES – AVERAGE WHITE BAND – 1975

   NEWS•    The Unemployment Rate in the US reaches 9.2% and recession is recognized by President Ford.•    The Vietnam War ends as Communist forces take Saigon•    Microsoft is founded.•    Frazer and Ali fight the “Thrilla in Manila”•    President Ford escapes 2 assassination attempts!•    1st Class Stamp is $.10•    Union Teamster Jimmy Hoffa disappeared.   FADS and ENTERTAINMENT•    MOVIES “Jaws,” “The ... Read More »

BLAZE OF GLORY – JON BON JOVI – 1990

NEWS •    The Hubble Space Telescope was put into orbit.•    The Soviet Union collapsed.•    Nelson Mandela was released after 26 years in prison•    Iraq thought invading Kuwait was a good idea and that triggers the first Gulf War. FADS and ENTERTAINMENT•    MOVIES: “Dances With Wolves” “Ghost” and “Home Alone”.•    T.V.: In Living Color, Law & Order, Beverly Hills, 90210 all ... Read More »

DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY – MANFRED MANN – 1964

NEWS•    Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law, abolishing racial segregation in the U.S.•    The “War on Poverty” would be declared.•    The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2, strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage, Alaska.•    Jimmy Hoffa is convicted ... Read More »

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW – JOHNNY NASH – 1972

  NEWS •    Munich Massacre takes place during the summer Olympics.•    The Watergate break-in takes place.•    George Wallace is shot.•    President Nixon orders the development of the “Space Shuttle”•    Mariner 9 sent back the first pictures of Mars.•    The last manned mission to the moon, Apollo 17 comes back to earth.•    Nixon goes to the Soviet Union…the first president to ... Read More »

MONY MONY – BILLY IDOL – 1987

NEWS•    The “Black Monday” stock market fall.•    The Iran-Contra affair was big news.•    Gary Hart playing hanky panky with Donna Rice.•    The Rev. Jim Bakker admitted committing adultery with a church secretary Jessica Hann.•    Prozac hit the market FADS and ENTERTAINMENT•    MOVIES:“3 Men & a Baby” “Beverly Hills Cop II” “Fatal Attraction” and “Good Morning Vietnam”•    T.V.: “Cosby Show”,  “Roseanne” ... Read More »

LUNCHTIME THEME PARK THEMES FOR 1/6 THROUGH 1/10:

MONDAY – WE START OFF THE WEEK WITH OUR MOJO AT PEAK PERFORMANCE.  OH YEAH, WE GOT OUR MOJO WORKIN’ ON THE LTTP TODAY! TUESDAY UNTIL IT’S DONE – ITS THE TOP 36 GUITAR ALBUMS. WHETHER YOU’RE A SHREDDER OR A PICKER–JIM HAS YOU COVERED ON THE LUNCHTIME THEME PARK!        SEE ALL THE LISTS FROM THE LUNCHTIME THEME ... Read More »