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It will be great to be back in the studio with the chance to spin the best of the fifties through the eighties on Saturday nights Those Were The Days radio show.  I hope you enjoyed the Elvis tribute and the other special features last weekend.   This week I will be taking your requests and first time guest Billy J. Kramer will give his memories of the first wave of the British Invasion.  Thanks to our forgottenhits.com friend Kent Kotal for helping to line this up.  Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas had a handful of hits including songs that were hand delivered by the Beatles.  They shared the same manager, Brian Epstein,  and producer, George Martin.  My favorite song by Billy is 'From A Window'.  Hear about his humble beginnings in Liverpool and recent appearances at Beatles festivals. 

While Those Were The Days was playing on Memorex last weekend, I took Ms. June to see Felix Cavaliere's Rascals.  It was a great concert and I am still humming Good Lovin', People Got To Be Free,  Groovin', I've Been Lonley Too Long', and several others.  What a great performance!  June was the youngest and prettiest there (other than me...hee hee..)  We will get the little records out of there sleeping bags on Saturday during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

Phil

Elvis Tribute-Beach Boys Saturday Night

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Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 brings back so many memories each Saturday night.  This week I had the chance to visit a Dog n' Suds in Northern Illinois.  I ate my first Dog n' Suds coney dog in thirty-five years and it brought back memories of Summer days cruising for a treat with our 'three on the tree' Chevy farm truck.  This Saturday night between 6 p and Midnight, I will play songs that will transport us to the past.  It is our Elvis tribute show and you can hear the Top Forty biggest Elvis songs.  If you are an Elvis fan, this is your show.  I can vividly remember hearing the report from ABC news back in 1977 that Elvis had died.  We celebrate his legacy of music on Those Were The Days this weekend. 

The Beach Boys and Summer go together.  I will look at some of the California groups biggest radio hits this Saturday night.  The Summer of 1972 brings back great memories.

The first K-tel album I owned was called 'Believe In Music'.  It featured some big hits from one of my favorite Summers.  I will play the entire album and chat about some of the tracks.  Though I will not be in the studio to take your requests this Saturday night, I hope you will stick around and enjoy some of the best pop radio hits of all time.  It will be nearly as good as a black cherry popsicle with two sticks!

 

Phil

An August Weekend With Those Were The Days

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Hey Rock and Rollers!  I will be waiting all week for Saturday night.  Those Were The Days will hit the airwaves with hits Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.  Your requests will be welcome.  Call 608 647-4155 and keep trying.  It gets very busy especially around trivia time. 

August 13th is a big date in rock and roll history.  My favorite Beatles movie 'Help' was released in America in 1965.  I will spin a few from that films soundtrack Saturday night.  The Lovin' Spoonful had a number one in 1966 with Summer In The City.  In 1969 The Guess Who recorded American Woman which would hit the top ten in 1970.   We will remember a few of these rock and roll moments Saturday night between 6 pm and Midnight during WRCOs' Those Were The Days.

 

Philip Nee

 

 

Rocking Toward Neptune In 1969

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In August of 1969, little Phil Nee was ready to challenge the Ithaca School District for the first time. It was official when the district came around and stapled a piece of paper to a tree marking the spot where I would get on the bus.  I was nervous but ready to learn from Mrs. Harper at Neptune school.  Years later she would also teach my two daughters in her kindergarten class at Ithacas' elementary school.

The radio was always on at our farm.  In the house or the barn and in the cab of the rusty, trusty, pickup truck.  It was always fun to sit in the truck and turn the knob to find a good song on a far out AM station. On August sixth of 1969 there were big hits playing such as: In The Year 2525, Crystal Blue Persuasion, Sweet Caroline, Bad Moon Rising, Get Back, and Honky Tonk Woman.  A few of these will be spinning again this Saturday night during our six hour Those Were The Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9.  I will be in the studio to take your requests and play trivia.  We will weave everyones favorites from the fifties through the eighties together for one six hour program.  I hope to hear from you!

 

Phil

Making Hay In The Summer Sun Of 1981

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The Summer of 1981 might be the favorite Summer of my youth.  I was preparing to be a big high school Senior in the Fall and the radio was my best friend.  Songs that were spinning in my brain as I accepted bales of hay from our New Holland model 273 came from artists such as Billy Squier,  Hall And Oates, and The Greg Kihn Band.  My friends and I would often spend some cool time eating popcorn and going to the picture show.  Movies in the Summer of 1981 included:  Raiders Of The Lost Ark,  Cheech And Chong's Nice Dreams, History Of The World Part 1, Stripes, and For Your Eyes Only. It seemed like every weekend there was a good movie coming to the indoor or outdoor theaters.

Join me Saturday night for Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 when we will go back to the Summer of '81 with music and memories.  You can request anything you like from the pop charts ranging from the fifites through the eighties.  I will also be back in the studio to play trivia with you.  I hope you will join the party Saturday night between six and midnight.

 

Phil-WRCO

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