Adam-12 hit the air in September of 1968 and ran till August of 1975 on the NBC network. The show was produced by Dragnet’s Jack Webb’s Mark VII Limited, which was also responsible for the firefighter show Emergency. In fact, the show’s lead Officers, Reed and Malloy, originally appeared on Dragnet, so it was sort of a spin-off. Episodes were based on true life cases and names were, of course, changed to protect the innocent.
SO VERY HARD TO GO / TOWER OF POWER. I loved horn bands and Tower of Power was one of the best with their Oakland Funk sound. This video is priceless as the song is a classic, but the Soul Train flashback is outstanding.