Hey Rock n' Rollers! I hope you will join our Those Were The Days party on Saturday night. Hop in the Ford Maverick with me and travel through the time tunnel to this weekend in 1970. With the news breaking that the Beatles were breaking up, fans were enjoying the song 'Let It Be' which was number two on the Billboard survery this weekend. John Lennon's 'Instant Karma (We All Shine On)' was at number 3. There were many memorable records getting radio play from artists such as: Bobby Sherman, Badfinger, Three Dog Night, Guess Who, Santana, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. These songs were playing on the radio as I was pumping up the tires on my Huffy bike and discovering a wonderful Spring. With fresh playing cards in the spokes, I was ready to ride a mile to Aubrey Corners and get the mail. One of the goofiest songs on the Billboard Hot 100 came from the dou of Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan. The 'Tennessee Birdwalk' was a country hit that made its way to the pop charts. Norman Greenbaum was having his only hit. 'Spirit In The Sky' was in the Top Ten this weekend in 1970. I will dig back in the archives and play for you portions of a rare interview I recorded with Norman some years ago. He was recently in the news as he was hurt in a traffic accident while a passenger in a car. Get well wishes and prayers go out to him. Those Were The Days will be heard on WRCO FM 100.9 this Saturday night between 6 p and Midnight. I will be in the studio to talk with you live and I hope that you will call.
Philip James Nee