Vancouver Canucks 1975-76 Yearbook

Vancouver Canucks Official Yearbook 1975-76

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UPDATE: NHL expected to cancel games up to November 1st. The hope is that the situation will be resolved and the regular season will begin November 2nd. Call me a pessimist, but I just don’t see that happening.

In any event, we continue with our ‘Vancouver Canucks of Old’ feature — Part Three: Vancouver Canucks 1975-76 Yearbook. Click the image to view the players.

Canucks 75-76 Season Record: 33 wins, 32 losses, 15 ties for a total of 81 points. Lost in preliminary round of the post-season 0 – 2 to the NY Islanders.

CKLG Top 30 October 7, 1975

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October 7, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. Fame — David Bowie
  2. Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka & Elton John
  3. Mr. Jaws — Dickie Goodman
  4. Rocky — Austin Roberts
  5. Could It Be Magic — Barry Manilow
  6. Ballroom Blitz — Sweet
  7. Get Down Tonight — KC & The Sunshine Band
  8. I'm Sorry — John Denver
  9. New Orleans — Stampeders
  10. Rhinestone Cowboy — Glen Campbell

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday October 7, 1975.

More Classic Canucks Stuff

Classic Canucks: Vancouver Canucks Program Covers

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OK, then. Regular season’s SUPPOSED to begin Oct 11 (nine days from today) Talks are on-going, but only "non-core" issues are being discussed (how’s that for a sense of urgency?). No hockey this year is our prediction.

In any event, as promised, more Classic Canucks stuff from days gone by. Won’t be long before we’re forced to dig out the VHS library of the ’94 Stanley Cup run. Let’s hope the ol’ VCR is still in working order.

Bummed About the NHL Lockout?

Bummed About the NHL Lockout? Vancouver Canucks Official Yearbook 1974-75

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Bummed About the NHL Lockout? Join the club. As the spectre of No Hockey This Season looms ever larger, we find ourselves regressing to a time, long ago, before greed and stupidity messed up the greatest sport ever…

Until this lockout foolishness is resolved, we will do our best to fill the void by focusing on choice items from our voluminous ‘Vancouver Canucks of Old’ collection. Part One: The Vancouver Canucks Official Yearbook 1974-75.

Worth Noting: This was Harold Snepts’ Rookie Season – HAAAAROLD!!

CKLG Top 30 August 15, 1975

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August 15, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. Jive Talkin' — Bee Gees
  2. One Of These Nights — Eagles
  3. The Rockford Files — Mike Post
  4. The Hustle — Van McCoy
  5. Midnight Blue — Melissa Manchester
  6. How Sweet It Is — James Taylor
  7. I'm Not In Love — 10cc
  8. Love Will Keep Us Together — Captain & Tennille
  9. Rhinestone Cowboy — Glen Campbell
  10. Rockin' Chair — Gwen McCrae

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday August 15, 1975.

CKLG Top 30 July 25, 1975

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July 25, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. Love Will Keep Us Together — Captain & Tennille
  2. Magic — Pilot
  3. Someone Saved My Life Tonight — Elton John
  4. The Hustle — Van McCoy
  5. I'm Not In Love — 10cc
  6. Listen To What The Man Said — Paul McCartney
  7. Jive Talkin' — Bee Gees
  8. I'm Not Lisa — Jessi Colter
  9. Magic Man — Heart
  10. One Of These Nights — Eagles

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday July 25, 1975.

CKLG Top 30 June 27, 1975

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June 27, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. Love Will Keep Us Together — Captain & Tennille
  2. Wildfire — Michael Murphy
  3. Sister Golden Hair — America
  4. Listen To What The Man Said — Paul McCartney
  5. When Will I Be Loved — Linda Ronstadt
  6. Magic — Pilot
  7. Hey You — Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  8. The Last Farewell — Roger Whittaker
  9. Only Women — Alice Cooper
  10. I'm Not Lisa — Jessi Colter

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday June 27, 1975.

CKLG Top 30 June 13, 1975

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June 13, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. Thank God I'm A Country Boy — John Denver
  2. The Last Farewell — Roger Whittaker
  3. Wildfire — Michael Murphy
  4. Sister Golden Hair — America
  5. Pinball Wizard — Elton John
  6. How Long Has This Been Going On — Ace
  7. Love Will Keep Us Together — Captain & Tennille
  8. Hey You — Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  9. When Will I Be Loved — Linda Ronstadt
  10. Listen To What The Man Said — Paul McCartney

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday June 13, 1975.

CKLG Top 30 May 30, 1975

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May 30, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. Emma — Hot Chocolate
  2. The Last Farewell — Roger Whittaker
  3. Pinball Wizard — Elton John
  4. Thank God I'm A Country Boy — John Denver
  5. Somebody Done Somebody Wrong — B.J. Thomas
  6. How Long Has This Been Going On — Ace
  7. It's A Miracle — Barry Manilow
  8. I Can Dance — Shooter
  9. Sister Golden Hair — America
  10. Jackie Blue — Ozark Mountain Daredevils

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday May 30, 1975.

CKLG Top 30 May 2, 1975

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May 2, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. Pinball Wizard — Elton John
  2. Shame Shame Shame — Shirley & Company
  3. Somebody Done Somebody Wrong — B.J. Thomas
  4. Philadelphia Freedom — Elton John
  5. Chevy Van — Sammy Johns
  6. Stand By Me — John Lennon
  7. I Don't Like To Sleep Alone — Paul Anka
  8. Don't Call Us/We'll Call You — Sugarloaf
  9. Autobahn — Kraftwerk
  10. The Last Farewell — Roger Whittaker

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday May 2, 1975.

CKLG Top 30 April 25, 1975

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April 25, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. Shame Shame Shame — Shirley & Company
  2. Philadelphia Freedom — Elton John
  3. Pinball Wizard — Elton John
  4. Lady Marmalade — Labelle
  5. Don't Call Us/We'll Call You — Sugarloaf
  6. Somebody Done Somebody Wrong — B.J. Thomas
  7. Chevy Van — Sammy Johns
  8. He Don't Love You — Tony Orlando & Dawn
  9. I Don't Like To Sleep Alone — Paul Anka
  10. Stand By Me — John Lennon

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday April 25, 1975.

CKLG Top 30 April 18, 1975

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April 18, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. Philadelphia Freedom — Elton John
  2. Lady Marmalade — Labelle
  3. Shame Shame Shame — Shirley & Company
  4. Don't Call Us/We'll Call You — Sugarloaf
  5. No No Song — Ringo Starr
  6. Dancing On A Saturday Night — Bond
  7. Chevy Van — Sammy Johns
  8. He Don't Love You — Tony Orlando & Dawn
  9. Loving You — Minnie Ripperton
  10. I Don't Like To Sleep Alone — Paul Anka

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday April 18, 1975.

April 17, 1975: The NHL Playoffs!!

Playoffs April 17, 1975

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At the end of the 1974-75 regular season, the Vancouver Canucks finished #1 in their division with 86 points, earning their first ever berth in the NHL Playoffs.

So what if the Smythe (a.k.a. "Sweathog") Division was arguably the weakest in the league at the time – this was a scrappy, lunch-bucket team that had fought tooth-and-nail for every point, and they’d EARNED the right to compete in the post-season.

Dauntingly, their opponents were to be the legendary Montreal Canadiens. Although the Canucks surprised everyone by winning game 2 in Montreal, the Habs eventually took the series in 5 games.

Maybe not the most talented Canuck team to ever make it into the playoffs — but they were most definitely the first, and they had tons of heart!

CKLG Top 30 Mar. 28, 1975

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March 28, 1975 — Hi-Lites:

  1. My Eyes Adored You — Frankie Valli
  2. No No Song — Ringo Starr
  3. Have You Never Been Mellow — Olivia Newton-John
  4. Lady Marmalade — Labelle
  5. Philadelphia Freedom — Elton John
  6. Roll On Down The Highway — Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  7. Don't Call Us/We'll Call You — Sugarloaf
  8. Black Water — Doobie Brothers
  9. You Are So Beautiful — Joe Cocker
  10. Get Dancin' — Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday March 28, 1974.

Are You Valid? Are You Void?

Well, this certainly ranks up there as one of the frikkin’ weirdest music videos I’ve ever seen… Remember watching this on the old "Nite Dreems" show back in the day.

Artist: Shrink 
Song: "Valid or Void" 
Year: circa 1979 

Been hunting around for this one for a couple of years now, and finally it has surfaced! YouTube – gotta love it!

PS: Thanks to Avex Design for their Responsive Youtube Embed Tutorial!

Bad 70s Technology (part 1)

Doomed to the scrap heap of obsolescence, the eight-track cartridge easily falls into the category of "It seemed like a good idea at the time…" Of our fairly substantial eight-track library, which at one time included such timeless classics as KISS ALIVE! and the first BOSTON album, only three tapes survive. From Wikipedia: "… some of the inherent deficiencies of the Stereo 8 format that contributed to its decline:

Led Zeppelin IV eight-track

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  • High wow and flutter due to the constantly changing load presented by the sliding tape pack
  • Tendency to jam as the tape got dirty, the lubricant wore away, and the tape was exposed to heat
  • Flattening of the pinch roller, over time, when a cartridge was left plugged in, causing increased wow and flutter
  • Inability to attain and maintain head alignment due to the movable head design.

"By the late 1970s, when sales of eight-tracks slipped, (record companies) were quick to abandon the format…"

There were, of course, other factors that contributed to the demise of the eight-track — not the least of which was the fact that record companies often had to resort to outright butchery in order to fit an entire album on a tape: note that "Rock and Roll" on the Zeppelin eight-track has been split into two parts — it just fades out in the middle of the song, then clicks over to part two. As if no one would notice!

CKLG Top 30 Dec. 13, 1974

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December 13, 1974 — Hi-Lites:

  1. I Can Help — Billy Swan
  2. So You Are A Star — Hudson Brothers
  3. I Got The Music In Me — Kiki Dee Band
  4. Angie Baby — Helen Reddy
  5. Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) — Reunion
  6. Laughter In The Rain — Neil Sedaka
  7. Longfellow Seranade — Neil Diamond
  8. Kung Fu Fighting — Carl Douglas
  9. Cats In The Cradle — Harry Chapin
  10. Junior's Farm — Paul McCartney

CKLG AM Vancouver — Top Thirty Singles for Saturday December 13, 1974.