Flashback: Y&R's First Decade (1973-1983)

Cast Photo, 1974

Cast Photo, 1974

The Fosters and the Brooks were the core families during Y&R’s first decade. 
A Mother and Son

A Mother and Son

Katherine Chancellor and her son, Brock Reynolds (Beau Kayzer).
Sally and Snapper

Sally and Snapper

Sally McGuire (Lee Crawford) uttered the first episode’s iconic line. William Gray Espy was the first actor to play Snapper Foster.
A Look Back at John McCook

A Look Back at John McCook

John McCook (now B&B’s Eric Forrester) with Jaime Lyn Bauer as Lorie Brooks.
Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Thomas Scott began playing Nikki Reed in 1979.
Jabot Founder

Jabot Founder

Jack carries on the legacy of Abbott Family patriarch and Jabot founder John Abbott (Jerry Douglas).
The Hoff

The Hoff

Nikki's sister, Casey (Roberta Leighton) and Snapper Foster (David Hasselhoff).
Nikki, Before Victor...

Nikki, Before Victor...

Before she fell in love with Victor, Nikki Reed (Melody Thomas Scott) married Greg Foster (Wings Hauser).
Victor's First Wife

Victor's First Wife

Victor (Eric Braeden) was very possessive of his first wife, Julia (Meg Bennett).
Traci Abbott

Traci Abbott

Beth Maitland as Traci Abbott.
The 1982 gang

The 1982 gang

The cast from 1982.
Wedding bells

Wedding bells

Weddings were beautiful and traditional on Y&R.