One final record rounds out our holiday vinyl trifecta. It's another radio disc, one half hour of musical fun and excitement to be exact, featuring a New Year's Eve party at Disneyland. There are no credits anywhere on the disc -- just the grim admonition "NOT FOR SALE," and the logo of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company. But it features two smashing teen groups, the Disneyland Mainstreeters, who get things started with a swinging New Years Eve go-go vamp, and the Disneyland Mustangs, who rock the proceedings with versions of "Sunny" and "New Breed." Our host, broadcasting super-legend Roger Carroll, leads us on a quick jaunt through the park, stopping every so often to point out an exhibit, introduce an act, or illuminate the many charms of a certain popular carbonated sugar water.
In addition to the aforementioned entertainers, and several swell ads for "the taste that beats the others cold," the disc also features the Firehouse Five Plus Two, the Golden Horseshoe Revue and a peek at the newly-opened Pirates Of The Caribbean attraction. This fixes the date of this recording around 1967, the year that ride opened, and also the year the "Pepsi pours it on"campaign began.
Speaking of pouring it on, this particular post, by the way, marks our first anniversary together here at Bostworld. To those of you who've hung in there with me, suffering my (mostly failed) attempts to turn my overly-wordy prose into the semblance of a readability, I offer my appreciation and my sympathy. I hope the carrots I've tossed in your direction along the way were an adequate recompense. To those of you offended by my harried sense of humor, I apologize for the misunderstanding. To the friends, family and acquaintances who were able to successfully ignore my pleas to read this thing, I commend your tenacity. As for everyone else, you probably stopped reading midway into the first paragraph.
Anyway, to all of you, thanks for visiting, see you in 2007, and, no, I'm not planning on stopping (famous last words).