40 Years Ago, The Scranton Times and Rock 107 started the “Sounding Board,” an occasional column that appeared in the paper featuring album reviews from members of the Times and Rock 107 staff.
The first column appeared in the Times on April 16, 1980 with reviews of albums by The Clash, Billy Joel, Humble Pie, The Pretenders, Genesis, Firefall, Van Halen, Little River Band and The Marshall Tucker Band.
To mark the 40th anniversary of Rock 107, Pages of the Past will be sharing these columns occasionally. Let us know if you think these reviews still hold up today.
Here are the reviews –
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 14 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast