Archive for December, 2007

Billboard Hot 100 – 1975

December 31, 2007


Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1975 were:

  1. Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennille
  2. Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
  3. Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John
  4. Before The Next Teardrop Falls – Freddy Fender
  5. My Eyes Adored You – Frankie Valli
  6. Shining Star – “Earth, Wind & Fire”
  7. Fame – David Bowie
  8. Laughter In The Rain – Neil Sedaka
  9. One Of These Nights – The Eagles
  10. Thank God I’m A Country Boy – John Denver
  11. (more…)

Livewire Performs at New Year’s

December 31, 2007

Livewire at the Hard Rock Cafe on New Year’s Eve 2007 – San Francisco
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JCPenney Catalog Circa 1977

December 27, 2007

Johnny Virgil, from 15 Minute Lunch, posted these photos after discovering a JCPenney catalog from 1977 in his attic. The full article has not been reprinted here due to content. I encourage anyone who has a sense of humor to visit Johnny’s blog. You can read his original amusing post here.

(Courtesy Johnny Virgil, 15 Minute Lunch)


Billboard Hot 100 – 1974

December 24, 2007


Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1974 were:

  1. The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand
  2. Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks
  3. Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
  4. Come And Get Your Love – Redbone
  5. Dancing Machine – Jackson 5
  6. The Locomotion – Grand Funk Railroad
  7. T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) – MFSB
  8. The Streak – Ray Stevens
  9. Bennie And The Jets – Elton John
  10. One Hell Of A Woman – Mac Davis
  11. (more…)

Verdigris Architecture

December 18, 2007

Verdigris is a nimble team of architects focused on bringing order and form to our clients’ physical requirements. In the complex design, regulatory and construction environment, our collaborative approach generates nuanced solutions.

Working as joint venture partners, Verdigris frequently develops it’s own projects. Full exposure to the process of conception, development, refinement and implementation sharpens our ability to provide informed advice at each project phase.

To have greatest financial and creative impact, Verdigris continually investigates and incorporates emerging construction technology. We Strive to provide elegant solutions, efficiently designed and environmentally considered. Lifecycle analysis is integral to our thinking.

Past projects have included single and multi-family housing in urban and suburban neighborhoods as well as commercial and retail renovation. We love working with historic structures and challenging sites to extend useful life and provide layerd experience where past and present intersect.


Verdigris Architecture in Sausalito has generously donated 2 hours of architectural consultation for residential or commercial projects. ($250 value)

Solicited by Chip Smith

Billboard Hot 100 – 1973

December 17, 2007


Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1973 were:

  1. Tie A Yellow Ribbon – Tony Orlando & Dawn
  2. Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
  3. Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
  4. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  5. My Love – Paul McCartney & Wings
  6. Why Me – Kris Kristofferson
  7. Crocodile Rock – Elton John
  8. Will It Go Round In Circles – Billy Preston
  9. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
  10. Touch Me In The Morning – Diana Ross
  11. (more…)

Holidays are Approaching!

December 17, 2007

With the Holidays fast approaching many of you are busy scrambling to get things done. The Auction Night team has also been frantically getting all of our collective loose ends tied for our big event in February. Keep an eye out for our postcard reminder in the mail and remember to tell your friends to visit the website for fascinating new 70’s content in the coming weeks. Thanks for all the suggestions and keep those nostalgic ideas coming. You won’t want to miss what we have planned!

Shirley Parks Design

December 14, 2007

StyleHaus – Designing Style For Your House

Your home should reflect the very best version of you. The look of one’s house is an extension of one’s personality. Even if you don’t know what your style is exactly, Shirley will insipre individuality that makes you say, “that’s me.”

Your personal environment matters. The right space enhances outlook, inner peace and productivity. It can’t be easily measured or proven, but it’s instinctive.

Style and function co-exist beautifully. A room designed to be bulletproof can also be completely hip and stylish with the right fabrics, storage solutions, floor coverings and room dividers.

One can get a lot of style without a lot of money. The stylish and distinctive exists without the premium – one just needs to know where to go to find perfect item within budget – because it is always out there.


Shirley Parks Design in Mill Valley has generously donated 2 hours of interior design consulting. ($375 value)

Solicited by Shirley Parks

Saturday Night Fever 30th Anniversary

December 14, 2007

Excess Hollywood: ’30 Years of ‘Saturday Night Fever’

“Saturday Night Fever” premiered Dec. 14, 1977, and defined the moment disco held in popular culture. Director John Badham’s snapshot of the 1970s disco craze, set in gritty pre-Giuliani New York, tells the story of 19-year-old Tony Manero (John Travolta, in the role that made him a film star) and his pals, whose lives revolve around Saturday nights at a Brooklyn disco. Polyester shirts, big hair, thumping music, touch-dancing, sexual promiscuity and the drug subculture were all part of the disco scene and “SNF” captured it all. Disco was dead by the 1980s but the movie remains a classic.

Text by Frank Mastropolo (AP)

(Fotos International/Courtesy Getty Images)


Sam’s Anchor Cafe

December 12, 2007

Since 1920, Sam’s Anchor Cafe has been a favorite waterfront restaurant on San Francisco Bay. Located in Marin County in the quaint historical township of Tiburon, we have long been famous for our American / seafood cuisine, our fun atmosphere and breathtaking views of Angel Island, Alcatraz and the San Francisco skyline!


Sam’s Anchor Cafe in Tiburon has generously donated a Gift Certificate. ($60 value)

Solicited by Sophie Kim