Granny Clampett and the Dowager Countess of Grantham? Practically identical! Both are feisty old ladies who dress retro, speak their minds, happily manipulate family members and offer plenty of sage advice to the "young 'uns. "
Maybe it was because of the social and political turbulence, or maybe it was because of the drugs. Maybe it was because television was still relatively young and foolish. Millions of Americans tuned in faithfully each week to watch the supernatural and the absurd.
At first, I wanted to write an obituary for my friend Dobie Gray who passed away last week after losing his battle with cancer. Instead, I decided to share a few mainly professional memories of the man who introduced amazing hits into pop culture.