Indiana Wants Me

Over the past few weeks, I have had several occasions to speak to a couple of funeral service friends in Indianapolis, IN and last night, after hanging up from talking to one of them, remembered the song “Indiana Wants Me” by R. Dean Taylor.

Long story made short,(well, maybe not so short), I was ten when this came out and I remember being at Thanksgiving Dinner and hearing several times that day on the old WABC 770am out of New York City. Back in the day, WABC was THE top 40 radio station in the Tri-state area. It was not uncommon to hear the same song twice in a hour as it was what the audience wanted. If it was big hit, you might even get treated to an “instant replay” and hear it immediately again. We didn’t have all the gadgets to entertain us back in those days and a good AM radio set the backdrop for whatever you were doing.

WABC 770...You could hear it anywhere

I found the link for WABC 770 just this morning and want to get it posted. I can guarantee you that I will spend this evening drilling through it and will likely end up with a follow up post very soon.

There were a couple of versions I could have picked from, but I chose this for the clarity, being able to see the record itself and also because I could read the “45” on the digital display of the turntable. For those of you of the ipod generation, “45” referred to the number of revolutions the record made on the turntable per minute, (RPMs). This single records, such as the one shown, were referred to as “45’s”

Hope someone besides myself cares about remembering these days…..

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to Indiana Wants Me

  1. E. says:

    I remember well. “Lord I can’t go back there.” E.


  2. Brad Rissmiller says:

    Hello Ray,
    You keep sending me back to the sixties and seventies with these songs you dig up. LIstening to this one, I can still feel myself sitting on the front step listening to my AM transistor radio, with the 68 Pontiac wagon sitting in the driveway.

    Thank You,,,,,,


  3. Glad you liked it Brad. I’ll be up in your neck of the woods later this week. Maybe we can try to get together for a cup of coffee?


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