November, 1980. WYYS said they were giving away half a million, and we said we could do better than that. We did.
We had these two little trucks and they’d drive around in the summer dispensing free sample sizes of Coca-Cola products.
This was just prior to me getting there in May of 1980. We did another Z later and Andy Craig and I had that one up to airplane speed outside Batavia I believe. If we had wrecked it, we wouldn’t have had to explain why.
So, the ideal was to have a “live global concert” from around the world, with the biggest acts all playing at the same time. Right. The radio theater of the mind was supposed to make you believe this, but they were merely the regular studio songs with some crowd noise and echo. They didn’t even use live albums that were out there at the time, like from Fleetwood Mac or the Eagles. In a staff meeting, Pat said, “Fox! Brinke made the turntable skip!”