The Rock-A-Fire Explosion Birthday Record (1980s)

Do you know what the greatest thing about having your birthday party at Showbiz Pizza was when you were a kid? Besides the fact that you got to play awesome games and be the center of attention on your birthday I mean. It was the wonderful 45 record that you were given along with your birthday crown. Dook Larue as I’ve stated before was my favorite cast member so I was more than ecstatic to see his recording of “Heartaches” sitting on my table at my party, the opposite side of course had the Rock-A-Fire Explosion’s covering of “Happy Birthday”.

I still have my 45 record and on days like today I make sure to give it a spin.
[Via] Carl Livingston


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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7 thoughts on “The Rock-A-Fire Explosion Birthday Record (1980s)

  1. Spottedfeather says:

    I’ve had a lot a birthdays at Showbiz, but they never gave me any record….wish they had….

  2. I used to listen to mine all the time. I didn’t get it for my birthday, but it was from someone else’s party. Not sure why we all get records. Did they give them out to everyone?

  3. Sorry to hear that, Spottedfeather. :(

    Patrick, I know that at my local Showbiz they only gave them to the birthday boy or girl. Perhaps you could pay though to have them handed out to the entire table?

  4. Well…my Showbiz was a bit different, Patrick. Rough place. They heard that Chuck E. Cheese was coming into town. Ha, ha. ;)

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