I admit it. I was a teenager in the 70's.
I don't think I ever missed an episode of THE MONKEES.
And I never stopped singing I'm A Believer even before it became popular again with SHREK.
My teenage crushes included Davy Jones, Bobby Sherman, David Cassidy and even Shaun Cassidy. There may have been more, but these guys had a prominent place on my bedroom wall. I still have my first ever LP (Portrait of Bobby). I can't tell you how many times I played Bubblegum & Braces or Julie Do You Love Me. The LP is warped from the sunshine that beat down on it while we danced in the cool grass on hot summer days in the back yard. My girlfriends and I would stick the cord through the corner of the window screen and set the portable record player on the bush outside my bedroom.
I also remember that the first time I heard SUGAR SUGAR was on the 45 I cut from the back of a Super Sugar Crisp cereal box. I also heard The Jackson Five and The Osmonds the same way.
I'll miss Davy Jones. Wherever you are Davy, have a groovy time!
CARE TO SHARE YOUR TEEN IDOL? Come on, I know you had one!