Frances Hackley, Publicity Chair
The Robson Ranch Community Choir is putting on a show! That 70’s Show that is! Come and ease back into the ’70s. The audience is encouraged to be part of the show by wearing vintage ’70s attire. Step back in time when we were wearing high-waisted pants with big flared legs, loud patterned tops, hot pants, leisure suits, fringed vests, and granny or vinyl boots. The hair styles were Farrah Fawcett shags, Dorothy Hamill bowl cuts, or Afros, and the makeup was all about the blue eye shadow.
Watching TV was so simple then, you only had a choice of three or maybe four stations to choose from. Remember shows like Welcome Back, Kotter, The Waltons, Hawaii 50, Alice, Fantasy Island, All In The Family, and Good Times? These shows gave us some of the most memorable sayings like, “up your nose with a rubber hose”, “good night John Boy”, “book ‘em, Dano”, “kiss my grits”, “da plane, da plane”, “meathead”, and “dyno mite”. We were using terms like, far out, psyche, rad, dude, dig it, and to the max. The nation was looking to the end of the Vietnam War and a time of healing, peace and brotherhood. The music of the time reflected these sentiments.
Some of the best music of all time was written in the ’70s. That 70’s Show will have you once again “digging” these heart-felt songs of love, joy and caring for one another. Artists like the Carpenter’s got you to Sing a song about how You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman by none other than Aretha Franklin because, of course, you had the Best of My Love by the Eagles. Stevie Wonder was declaring the love for his new baby girl to the world in the song Isn’t She Lovely while Joe Cocker told us all You Are So Beautiful. The Bee Gees made their mark when they recorded How Deep Is Your Love and it became part of the soundtrack for the hit movie Saturday Night Fever, staying at the top of the charts for a record seventeen weeks. Who can forget Carole King’s kind and tender song You’ve Got A Friend, the answer to her friend, James Taylor’s lyrics in Fire and Rain, saying “I could not find a friend”? The music was indeed lifting us up as we were encouraged to connect to each other with care and kindness in the lyrics of the song He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.
This show is going to be absolutely “dyno mite”. Come in your totally “Rad” and “Far Out” duds to join in the celebration of the ’70s in this show of incredible music. After all, just like in the ’70s, What The World Needs Now is still love, sweet love. That 70’s Show will definitely bring the love!
The show takes place April 18 at 7 p.m. and April 19 at 4 p.m. Tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, March 30 and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9–11 a.m. through April 17. The cost of a ticket for this amazing step back in time, just $10 or $12 at the door. It’s a wonderful show just minutes from your front door with
no parking fee!
For more information on upcoming events of the Robson Ranch Music Club go to the website rrmusicclub.com.