The ‘Tickets @ 2′ hit of the day is “Good Times” by Chic.
The song is built around Bernard Edwards’ distinctive bassline, which is one of the most copied records ever. In the same year it came out (1979), the Sugarhill Gang lifted a riff for their hit “Rapper’s Delight,” thus fueling emerging Rap music.
Nile Rodgers didn’t start legal action until “Rapper’s Delight” was well on it’s way to becoming a hit, in the end it was settled out of court, with Rodgers and Edwards sharing writers’ credits and receiving a large cut of royalties. It was the first of many legal battles for Rap, over copyright issues.
The song is a joyful look back at the roller-disco decade after Nixon and Vietnam, where better times seemed ahead.
When you hear it come on the radio between two and three we’ll take caller #10 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see Journey with special guests Pat Benetar and Loverboy.