1974: A VERY QUIRKY YEAR
Fun, funky things were afoot at the Needle in ’74. For starters, DJ Bobby Wooten lived at the top of the Space Needle for six months! He stayed in an “apartment” created on the Observation Deck with his wife, and broadcast his live daily radio show right from the Needle. Also: Stephen Cosgrove’s children’s book “Wheedle on the Needle” was published, giving rise to a long-time favorite Seattle mascot. And in the summer, restaurant patrons watched a naked “streaker” parachute out of a nearby small private plane.