Tuesday, October 16, 2007

24th Wedding Anniversary Today

It was 24 years ago today that Karen and I were married at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation.  We had about 140 people at the wedding.  It is a little sad to look at the photos and see how many people have passed away since then.  Anyway I will take this opportunity to recall a radio link to my wedding.

In the early 1980s there was a syndicated show called Soundtrack of the Sixties.  It first was heard on WCBS-FM when Murray the K was the host.  Sadly, Murray became ill and Gary Owens was the new host.  Gary is best known for his role on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, but for years has been a disk jockey in Los Angeles.  At that point the show was heard from 8 AM - 11 AM on Sunday mornings on WYNY which at that point was an Adult Contemporary Station at 97.1 FM.  I sent them a letter saying that I would be listening to the show on the way to my wedding and asked that three Beatles songs be played.  Beatles music was featured at the wedding.  Anyway, the morning of the wedding my best man Herb Hollander picked me up.  We listened to the show on the way, but there was no dedication.  I few weeks later I received a package from the producers of Soundtrack of the Sixties.  It was a cassette tape with Gary Owens wishing us a happy weeding and played the three Beatles songs that I requested.  Better late than never.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bruce, congratulations to you and Karen.  This is quite a feat in today's day n' age.  Julie and I celebrated our third anniversary on October 3rd.  

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