The “Convoy” Story, or “What If the Quaker Oats Guy Had a No. 1 Hit Record”


The story of an ad campaign that became a huge  hit song that became a TV series and a movie. There must be plenty of t-shirts too.

Tom Bodett now sort of famously hates the song “Convoy,” to the point that it made him evacuate from the lower 48. But the story behind the song “Convoy” is one of the greatest swindles ever to be perpetrated on the American public. It’s at the intersection of bumpkin music, twin oil crises, the truckers’ strike, and the close of the Mad Men era, and you’ve got to read it to believe it. Read more…  Craig Fitzgerald , JUN 16, 2015


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