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Long before mobile phones, which quite literally were phones hard-wired into cars due to the limitations of batteries, there were CB (Citizen’s Band) radios; essentially a long range walkie-talkie that was utilized by truckers as a way to communicate with each other during boring long-haul drives. As the result of oil shortages and high fuel prices in the 1970’s the posted speed limit on the nations highways was 55 m.p.h. To circumvent the law, truckers would form convoys to up their chances of speeding without getting pulled over. The CBs would provide advanced warning if there were speed traps up the road. C.W. McCall was the pseudonym of former advertising executive William Fries, Jr. who, as part of a television commercial, created a truck driver named C.W. McCall. He wasn’t technically a one–hit wonder having charted three other songs on the Billboard Hot 100 but I don’t remember hearing any of them growing up. The daughter of a 1950s pop singer, this performer left her mark on the decade with a monster hit that became the best selling single of the seventies. 37.  Who is the singer? Rosanne Cash Nancy Sinatra Debby Boone Natalie Cole

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