Indiana Jones & The Buzzard of Rock
During a newsroom remodel at my last workplace, a copy of the June 17, 1982 edition of The Cleveland Press passed into my guardianship. It was the final day of publication for the 104-year-old paper, which is why this copy had been kept around in one of my colleagues’ desks.
Me, of course, I find its real value in the reminders and glimpses of the world in which 11-and-a-half-year-old me was growing up. Not in the hard news stuff, really, but in the advertisements and the music articles and the movie listings and television programming grids. Not that I specifically remember all of these things, exactly, but they were there, being absorbed into my brain whether I knew it or not.
For instance, just feast your eyes on this ad for WMMS in which The Buzzard sports full Indiana Jones gear beneath a Raiders of the Lost Ark-style splash. Snake wearing headphones? Bonus.
Oh, and trust me: This is just the first of the almost-three-decades-back journeys this Press edition is fueling. Fire up the wayback machine, Sherman.