The year was 1974. I was in my second year of college. Over at a friend’s house on a Friday night smoking grass, he knew I was a Linda Ronstadt fan. I had her “Don’t Cry Now” album and I played it over and over for him.
He told me that on Monday night, WEBN was going to feature her new album, “Heart like a Wheel,” playing every track. That’s what WEBN did back in the old days—playing new albums in total without commercials interfering with the music.
I listened on that Monday night back in 1974 and the following morning, cut class and went out and bought the album. Stoned again, I played it all day.
I’ll never get those old days back but my ears are still good when it comes to music that never grows old.
Here’s Linda performing that title track from that wonderful album. Hey, at least it ain’t Christmas music.