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DVD provides reunion planners a link to past

By: Jan Hopkins/Bountiful, Utah
Clipper 19.JUL.05
DAVIS COUNTY — Davis County residents can now have the closest thing to time travel they may yet experience. The new DVD, “Remember the 70s — Greatest Hits Live,” is for people celebrating their 30-40th high school reunions, who are veterans of the Vietnam War or just remember the mood and music of that politically and socially charged time period. Mickey Jones, drummer for the First Edition, narrates the 86-minute DVD as he looks back on some of the world-class performers who appeared on the group’s television show, “Rollin,” that ran from 1971-73.

From the crooning of Jim Croce’s “Operator” to Ike and Tina Turner’s rendition of the Beatle great “Get Back,” to the poignant “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” by the First Edition with Kenny Rogers singing lead, the DVD is an enjoyable “trip” to the past.

Highlights include the Turners before their split and Tina’s foray into stardom.

Her melancholy and gritty vocals are already well developed along with her innovative, signature dance style.

Croce performs two of his hit tunes before his untimely death in a plane crash.

The DVD is formatted to be user friendly and to complement a variety of musical indulgences.

One can choose Play All, Songs Only, Play with Special Introductions or Features. The Play with Introductions feature boasts fast facts of the time period as well as background and follow up information about each performer.

The Features prompt takes viewers to a one-on-one interview with Jones as he remembers things specific to his personal encounters with the stars.

Useful to Davis County reunion planners looking for something different to spice up this year’s reunion, the DVD is available to order online at http://www.rememberthe70s.com.