Feb 9, 1964.... (where were you?)

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  1. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Ooooh, 999 posts! Hey wait....
  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    They might have. My Dad landed at Bizerte, in Tunisia. Another time his ship was sunk off Portugal.

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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    congrats on reaching the 1000 mark.
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  4. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    I was a few months away from my second Birthday. Parents had moved to NorCal by then so they probably wouldn't have seen the live broadcast.
    As to heraldry, Mount St. Helens erupted on my 18th Birthday, mere weeks before my high school graduation ceremony took place on Friday the 13th. It was all downhill from there. :eek:
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  5. LongJohn

    LongJohn Synchromatic

    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    The water pressure dropped to dangerous levels during commercial times, we were all glued to our sets and hit the bathroom during the breaks.
  6. jcliff2k

    jcliff2k Newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    the model is 6122 (a 1963 model) the only difference between that one and my 64 model is the supertron pickup in the neck position on my model. The mute control is the same.
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  7. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I was 8 and watched it live. It changed my life.
  8. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I was nine and also watched it live. It changed my life, too.
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  9. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Watched it live as well, over TV dinner (not the frozen kind, but allowed eat in front of the TV for Ed). As @Tony65x55 and @new6659 said - a life changing event; even though I didn't recognize it at the time.
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  10. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    6 months from being born. My parents and older sisters were watching it from nearby, Bayonne, NJ. That's Grandma's address, but my parents were in the same city.

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  11. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    8th grade, my family watched it.

    Was Topo Gigio on there too...I liked the mouse

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  12. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Synchromatic

    Feb 11, 2013
    I was in our family home in Vancouver B.C. Canada. Dinner was finished and as we did every Sunday we watched the Ed Sullivan show on our one and only television. I was 10 years old, with me was my mother, father, sister and grandfather. I was anxiously waiting to see the Beatles for the first time. They finally came on and played two or three songs. I thought they were awesome. My parents were less impressed and my grandfather thought they were garbage. I will never forget that night.
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  13. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    Jun 29, 2020
    Ten years away from seeing the light of this planetary system with its Sol :D
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  14. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Oh yeah, I was just a few days away from my 7th birthday. The whole family watched it, big ol' B&W console TV, pretty much like the pic below. I would have been the blonde kid in the middle. I didn't know much about the music, but I was really struck by that guy on drums! I knew right then and there I wanted to do that!

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  15. Londoner

    Londoner Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    I was in the UK probably watching The Stones :D
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  16. lathoto

    lathoto Synchromatic

    Apr 23, 2020
    I was seven years old and listening to CKLW on my Montgomery Wards Airline transistor radio. As I recall "Leader of the Laundromat" by the The Detergents briefly broke into to the Top 40. Note the Gretsch guitar.

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  17. manunk

    manunk Gretschie

    10 years old, wondering why my sisters were going nuts, and irritated by the screaming of the audience. Probably more interested in the magcian that followed.
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  18. Made me do the math. I was born nine months after that. Odd, as my parents weren’t really fans of it. My mother was a Elvis fan.
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  19. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    I was 5 days away from getting canned from General Cigar in NYC, living in Stuyvesant Town with my sister I was so stoned I saw 12 of them on the screen thankfully those days are long gone.)
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