J. P. McCarthy was a popular morning radio talk show host on WJR in Detroit back when Michigan was our adopted State for a bunch of years, mostly the 70’s.
Every morning he’d send out birthday wishes to family, friends, and celebrities. For those reaching the ripe old age of 76, he’d refer to the main song from “The Music Man,” a 1962 movie. The song is “76 Trombones,” and J. P. would say something like: “And for Cary and Rita and Fred it’s trombones!”
More than I can count he’d broadcast a few bars of the then familiar march you can check out at:
Yesterday was my turn: another click on the age meter, another line to scroll down to get to 1940.
Once again I count my blessings. Once again I am so fortunate and grateful to be blanketed with the love and best wishes of family and friends.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.