In these links, you will find a treasure-trove of information about the many people, places, and things we refer to in The RTI Story. We also start the decades with lines from songs that capture the feelings we’ve tried to convey. Enjoy!
Opening Song Lyrics
Lean on me, when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on… “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers; from the 1972 album, Still Bill.
You say you want a revolution… “Revolution” by the Beatles; from the 1968 White Album.
I get by with a little help from my friends… “With a Little Help from My Friends,” Joe Cocker version; from the 1969 album, Joe Cocker.
Glory days, well, they pass you by… “Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen; from the single recorded in 1982.
Exit light, enter night, take my hand, we’re off to never-never land… “Enter Sandman” by Metallica; from the 1991 album, Metallica.
We’ve been doing this longer than you’ve been alive, propelled by some mysterious drive… “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive” by Old 97’s; from the 2014 album, Most Messed Up.
And admit that the waters around you have grown… “The Times They Are a-Changin’” by Bob Dylan; from the 1964 album of the same name.
If heaven was a town, it would be my town… “If Heaven,” Andy Griggs version; from the 2004 album, This I Gotta See.
You get your chance to try in the twinkling of an eye… “Free Four” by Pink Floyd; from the 1972 album, Obscured by Clouds.
There are places I’ll remember, all my life, though some have changed… “In My Life” by the Beatles; from the 1965 album, Rubber Soul.
Mentioned in Chapter Two
45 RPM single record, Wikipedia.
Cars from the 50s and 60s with fins, Google search results.
Brown vs. Board of Education, ThoughtCo.
Disneyland opens in California, ThoughtCo.
Rosa Parks, ThoughtCo.
Elvis Presley Gyrates on Ed Sullivan’s Show, ThoughtCo.
Sputnik 1, ThoughtCo.
Cat in the Hat, Wikipedia.
“Davey Crockett,” YouTube.
Adlai Stephenson, Wikipedia.
“Hound Dog,” YouTube.
“Peyton Place,” YouTube.
“The Three Stooges,” YouTube.
“Laurel and Hardy,” Wikipedia.
The Marx Brothers, Wikipedia. “Abbott and Costello,” YouTube.
“Little Rascals/Our Gang,” Wikipedia.
The Mummy, YouTube.
“Tom and Jerry,” Wikipedia.
“Crusader Rabbit,” YouTube.
“Rocky and Bullwinkle,” YouTube.
“Dudley Do-Right,” YouTube.
“Peabody’s Improbable History,” YouTube.
“George of the Jungle,” YouTube.
“Wanted Dead or Alive,” YouTube.
“Have Gun Will Travel,” YouTube.
Tex Ritter, Wikipedia.
Gene Autry, Wikipedia.
“Roy Rogers,” YouTube.
“Sky King,” YouTube.
“Howdy Doody,” YouTube.
“Pinky Lee,” YouTube.
“Ding-Dong School,” YouTube.
“Captain Kangaroo,” YouTube.
“Mickey Mouse Club,” YouTube.
“Andy’s Gang,” YouTube.
“Soupy Sales,” YouTube.
“Winky-Dink and You,” YouTube.
“Icky Twerp and Slam Bang Theater,” YouTube.
“Ed Sullivan,” YouTube.
“I Love Lucy,” YouTube.
“The Honeymooners,” YouTube.
“Disney’s Wonderful World of Color,” YouTube.
“The Donna Reed Show,” YouTube.
“The Jack Benny Show,” Wikipedia.
“The Red Skelton Show,” Wikipedia.
“Father Knows Best,” YouTube.
“Leave It to Beaver,” YouTube.
“Lawrence Welk,” YouTube.
“Sing Along with Mitch,” Wikipedia.
Chuck Berry, YouTube.
Kingston Trio, YouTube.
Harry Bellefonte, YouTube.
Jerry Lee Lewis, YouTube.
“In the Mood,” YouTube.
White Rock Lake, Dallas Parks and Recreation website.