This Saturday night on Those Were The Days, I will be taking a look at the amazing amount of good movies with memorable soundtrack songs from 1985. What a great year to go the movies! I was courting my future wife, June, and there wasn't much to do in Richland Center Wisconsin. We often went to the movies. The awesome films included: Back To The Future, Vision Quest, The Breakfast Club, A View To A Kill, St. Elmo's Fire, Rocky IV, The Jewel Of The Nile, The Last Dragon, and The Goonies. All of these films had at least one hit song from the soundtrack which was played on the radio. Of the twenty-six number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985, eight were a part of famous films. It was a great way to cross promote on the radio and at the theatre.
Join me for Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night for the best of the fifties through the eighties radio hits. I will be back and propped up in the studio ready to take your requests and play trivia.
I hope you enjoyed our Fourth of July special this past Saturday night. It was fun putting together so many songs about America and playing Summertime hits. There were many good comments about the show that were sent to me. Thank you so much. If you would like to talk to me you can leave a message here on the blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While visiting Grand Rapids Michigan over the fourth, I had the chance to visit Vertigo Records. What an amazing store! I have been collecting records for nearly 45 years and have been in many music stores all over the country. It takes a lot to 'wow' me. This place had my head spinning the moment I walked in the door. They have over 20,000 new vinyl records and a good collection of used. They have a lot of reasonably priced cds and dvds. If you are a music lover I highly suggest stopping there. If you are not ever in Grand Rapids, you can still order from them on line. The owner is a great guy and he even gave me a free t-shirt which I will be wearing this Saturday night on the radio. I could have spent the entire day at Vertigo Records, however, since June was with me I only bought one record. I will be waiting all week for Saturday night to play it for you.