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I remember my first transistor radio....

April 07, 2017 04:46PM
Rabbit ears antenna. I don't remember the model, brand that is, but I can picture it in my mind. Rectangle... wide, not that tall, perhaps an inch thick... or a bit more.

That radio was, I'm sure of it, my best friend... for a long while.. and accompanied me, led me if you will, from childhood into adolescence.

Now that I think about it.... and don't hold me to this.... I think it was the first 'adult' gift I received in life. We were, and I hate to sound cliche, not very wealthy, my family that is, but we didn't know it. A transistor radio was, for us, an extravagant gift... and it didn't come on a 'special' day.. I believe I got it not for a birthday, or a graduation, but my parents simply came home with it out of the blue sometime during, perhaps, my 6th grade year? Perhaps 7th.

I had it into my college years... and sometime in the late 60's I stored it away. I came across it a couple of times after that... not searching for it but rather just stumbling upon it while rummaging. It is possible that it still exists; though it would take a scientific expedition with state of the art technology to locate it today. - JamesJM
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  Which famous bands did you see the most IN CONCERT?

JamesJM266March 29, 2017 01:21PM

  I have seen most of the bands you mention

ferragamo7962March 29, 2017 04:09PM

  Prince

Speed_Kills80March 29, 2017 04:19PM

  I saw neither in concert...

JamesJM62March 29, 2017 06:55PM

  I would of loved to seen Earth Wind & Fire circa

ferragamo7965March 29, 2017 06:58PM

  Great post he was a once in a lifetime personality

LesBaker67April 02, 2017 08:02AM

  That ones easy

IowaRam75March 29, 2017 07:18PM

  Well, lets see...

sstrams82March 30, 2017 04:15AM

  Frank Zappa

zn68March 30, 2017 08:32AM

  I saw Zappa twice...

JamesJM61March 30, 2017 08:41AM

  Ok, allow to finish that reply....

JamesJM70March 30, 2017 10:11AM

  this is one of my favorite concerts of all time

zn75March 30, 2017 01:01PM

  It is possible...

JamesJM66March 30, 2017 02:14PM

  Weezer at Del Mar three times.....

Rampage2K-66March 30, 2017 10:09AM

  U2 three times. 4th this Summer.

Ramgator55March 31, 2017 09:32AM

  I saw U2 as a support band

RamUK71April 02, 2017 02:44PM

  Big fan of the Jam

ferragamo7960April 02, 2017 06:47PM

  I saw Madness and The Beat

RamUK61April 03, 2017 04:40AM

  Re: I saw Madness and The Beat

The_Bad_Guy67April 03, 2017 05:45AM

  love the Kinks

21Dog64April 03, 2017 07:28AM

  Me too

Atlantic Ram58April 05, 2017 03:45PM

  I don't know if they were underrated....

JamesJM55April 05, 2017 03:51PM

  Re: I saw Madness and The Beat

RamUK62April 03, 2017 07:28AM

  Would have loved to have seen the Ramones!

The_Bad_Guy67April 07, 2017 10:18AM

  When I think of Madness, I think of the line....

Ramgator56April 04, 2017 02:02PM

  Indeed

RamUK60April 05, 2017 12:52PM

  Re: Indeed

ferragamo7961April 08, 2017 11:28AM

  A band from the UK I regret not seeing....

Ramgator57April 03, 2017 11:16AM

  U2, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty

LMU9362April 04, 2017 08:52AM

  Oddly enough its Yes

Atlantic Ram74April 05, 2017 04:01PM

  So many

six2stack55April 06, 2017 07:25AM

  Yes is fantastic live

LesBaker58April 08, 2017 10:17AM

  ELP and Yes

21Dog52April 09, 2017 06:56AM

  A video for you

LesBaker60April 09, 2017 04:10PM

  Another one

LesBaker54April 09, 2017 05:23PM

  Re: A video for you

21Dog53April 10, 2017 05:20AM

  Just got inducted into the HOF a few days ago

Atlantic Ram43April 11, 2017 05:35PM

  Raise you hand if you know what this is

IowaRam76April 07, 2017 11:21AM

  I remember my first walkman..

sstrams61April 07, 2017 11:30AM

  I remember my first transistor radio....

JamesJM58April 07, 2017 04:46PM

  I actually remember mine, as well..

sstrams62April 08, 2017 06:35AM

  good stuff, Steve...

JamesJM52April 08, 2017 10:44AM

  I STILL have and use my 1992 Walkman!

Ramgator68April 08, 2017 09:08AM

  coolest thing ever when they came out

ferragamo7970April 08, 2017 11:30AM