Last night before bed as I was reading Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways, I learned that there was a thing on TV called the “Rock and Roll Sports Classic.”
On this show rock and rollers competed in various sporting events: 100-meter dash, a biking thing, swimming, tug-of-war, etc. This was in The Runaways book, because The Runaways competed along with oh, Michael Jackson (and the rest of the Jacksons), Kenny Loggins, the dudes from Boston, Marilyn McCoo. It’s a cornucopia of 70s music deliciousness hosted by Ed McMahon and Alex (George Papadopolis from “Webster”) Karras and features Phyllis Diller for a reason I cannot discern.
And because we live in a magical time where nothing is ever forgotten (except for, alas, Locker Loot) there is really shitty video footage of Joan Jett, Sandy West, and Lita Ford running a race against LaToya Jackson, Anne Murray, and Marilyn McCoo. Here it is, just in case you needed your faith in the awesomeness of the universe reaffirmed.
If you go to YouTube you can watch Kenny Loggins win a swimming event and then get interviewed by Susan Anton.