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1970s

Take Me To Funkytown

Disco Dancing Tonite
Blackford
1979

Submitter: It pained me to weed this relic of a bygone era from our collection, but I figured if I didn’t get rid of it now, I never would.

Holly: It is quite groovy, but I’m afraid it’s time to let go.  There’s just no end to these disco books in libraries, is there?

Mary: As the designated baby boomer at ALB, I would like to say that I think we can safely weed these books and or hand them off to an archive.  I know that I would rather not be reminded of some the poor fashion choices of that decade.  As an aside,  any other Midwestern old timers remember Steve Dahl and Disco Demolition Night?  Hint:  Comiskey Park July 1979.  Since I married South Side Irish, I am thinking this is probably some kind of holiday.  Comments?

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And they called it “Puppy Love”…

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Delaney
1976

I figured if Holly got to have her teen crush featured, then equal time should be allowed for mine.  I Couldn’t find any Bobby Sherman (does anyone else of my age group remember him?) or David Cassidy biographies for kids in my local catalog, but David did pen a memoir in 1994 called  C’mon Get Happy: Fear And Loathing On The Partridge Family Bus and another book in 2007 called Could it be forever?: My Story. I am a sucker for the “where are they now” books and intend to catch up on hunky David’s life.  Donny didn’t have the status of Bobby or David in my teen crush lineup, but he does have idol status among my peers.  Why this particular public library felt the need to hang on to this kid biography for more than 30 years past the prime Osmond years, I guess we will never know.  The art for the whole book is just awful even for 1976.  Just bad illustrations and no photos of our “boys”.  Here is the entry on Donny and some other illustrations.  The giant “mouth”.  Really?  I also have included back cover which I am still trying to figure out.  It looks like an outline of the of the state of Idaho on the back cover.  Who didn’t know that the Osmonds are all from Utah? Enjoy the flashback and stay groovy everyone!

Mary

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