Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10: "Convoy!"

On this date in history .... 1976:

C.W. McCall (aka William Dale Fries Jr.), an advertising creative director, has the #1 song on the pop charts with “Convoy”, a song that celebrated the trucker/C.B. radio craze of the 70s & had everyone creating “handles” for themselves.

The song sold over two million copies and became McCall's signature song and probably the best known of his many songs over the years.

The craze inspired shows such as BJ and the Bear, Smokey and the Bandit, & many say it was the pre-runner to shows such as Dukes of Hazard.

It was the theme song to the movie “Convoy” starring Kris Kristofferson. 

Fries was elected mayor of Ouray, Colorado in 1986 where he served in office for six years.

 Click Here ..... to see a clip of the movie "Convoy" and hear this theme song.

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