Where were you in 62’ – American Graffiti

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For us kids who were in our teens in 1973, the movie AMERICAN GRAFFITI gave us a perspective of what we were missing growing up, and this time travel back to life and times in 1962, was nothing but sheer fun, high school hi-jinks, and the music soundtrack, – well Daddy-O it was the coolest! Directed by George Lucas, and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, the flick boasted a star-studded lineup cast, which included Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Mackensie Phillips, Suzanne Sommers and more. Plus, we can’t forget ol’ Wolfman Jack makin’ the scene with his record machine, broadcasting loud and clear on the radio, with his dedications. And how about the cars that cruised along, namely John Milner (played by Paul Le Mat) with his 1932 Ford, that incredible yellow five window coupe, a sign of the era. If I made a list of my top five films, depicting the life and times of the early 1960s, this movie is probably number one!

Let’s go there once again, with a poignant scene, from Wolfman Jack & Richard Dreyfus.

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