STATUS:  In Production

 

We Were Funky is a documentary that tells the story of the Funk/R&B musician, the music scene, and culture of the 70's in Atlanta, GA. We Were Funky covers such topics as the music, the live entertainment club scene, the musicians, the band concept, and the music industry.

Magga Brain

Magga Brain

Velvetone Band

Velvetone Band

3rd World

3rd World

The Fabulous Citations

The Fabulous Citations

7th Wonder

7th Wonder

Southside Coalition

Southside Coalition

Sparkling Brown Sugar

Sparkling Brown Sugar

The Maxx

The Maxx

The Chapparrals

The Chapparrals

The Voltage Brothers

The Voltage Brothers

HIGHLIGHTS

On April 8, 1974 history was made in Atlanta, GA. The center of all the attention was Hank Aaron himself. By virtue of his 714th career homer April 4 at Cincinnati, he was perched in a tie with the most legendary hero in sports history, George Herman Ruth.

 

With a mean whip of the bat, his first swing of the evening, Aaron sent the specially marked ball into the Braves bullpen in left-center, approximately 400 feet from home plate, at 9:07 p.m. It was a great moment for many Atlanta fans, and many fans throughout the nation.

"I just thank God it's all over," said Aaron. What most of us didn't realize was Hank Aaron endured months of  death threats and hate mail leading up to breaking Babe Ruth's record. He had hired a bodyguard, needed to find temporary living quarters in Atlanta, and registered under a false name at hotels on the road. Thanks for the memories Hank.

Breaking Babe Ruth's Record