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This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will go 'old school' once again on Those Were The Days.  This time we will feature a time sweep.  We will play the top hits of the weekend starting in 1957 and than we will jump ahead to 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987.  These were some of the best years for Top 40 rock and roll.  See what I mean this weekend between 6 p and Midnight.  I love the variety of songs that we play each week.  That is the way pop radio used to be.  It was like a K-tel record of original hits/original stars.  It was the K-tel company that fueled the fire for me.  I was a radio listener before that, however, when I bought the album 'Believe In Music' in 1972 it made me want to go out and find more of my favorite music on black vinyl and play it on my Airline model stereo at home.  You would get everything from Eric Clapton, Slade, Bobby Vinton, and Donny Osmond on one long playing album! K-tel went on to produce many albums of greatest hits.  Those Were The Days on WRCO is a lot like those great albums from back in the day.  We will not be taking your requests this week.  Stay tuned for a special show with many memorable tracks that we don't often get a chance to play.        Phil

 

Here is a track listing for my favorite K-tel album 'Believe In Music' from 1972.

  Looking Glass Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)  
  Daniel Boone Beautiful Sunday  
  Lighthouse (2) Sunny Days  
  Mouth & MacNeil* How Do You Do?  
  Hollies* Long Cool Woman  
  Donny Osmond Go Away Little Girl  
  O'Jays* Backstabbers  
  Raspberries Go All The Way  
  Andy & David Williams* Fly Pretty Baby  
  Rod Stewart Maggie May  
  Bobby Vinton Sealed With A Kiss  
  Cher Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves  
  Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Sylvia's Mother  
  Donny Osmond Sweet & Innocent  
  Argent Hold Your Head Up  
  Eric Clapton Let It Rain  
  Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now  
  Bulldog (9) No  
  Five Man Electrical Band Money Back Guarantee  
  Rick Springfield Speak To The Sky  
  Albert Hammond Down By The River  
  Gallery (2) I Believe In Music

 

Wrestling With 1977 On TWTD

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This Saturday night Those Were The Days will slip on a few 45's from 1977 in between high school sports coverage of wrestling and basketball.  Join us for musical interludes from 1977 and your rock and roll requests.   This weekend back in '77 Manfred Mann's Earth Band was 'Blinded By The Light', The Jackson's were encouraging you to 'Enjoy Yourself', Rose Royce was taking everyone to the 'Car Wash'.  One of my favorite Kiss songs was 'Hard Luck Woman' was on the airwaves.  It was written with Rod Stewart in mind.  Peter Criss had sung the groups biggest hit 'Beth' the year before and he sang 'Hard Luck Woman' a year later with his signiture raspy voice.   Kansas had one of the hottest songs on the radio with 'Carry On Wayward Son'.  It was a good time for music.  The old barn radio had finally faded to silence and a new one included the FM band.  That allowed me to fine tune stations like D-93 out of Dubuque (now Kat-FM). They played many of the previously mentioned hits and they programmed a few lesser known songs and album tracks. It helped me get the chores finished faster.  I hope you will go back to 1977 with me on Saturday night.  Join me in between sports coverage for another edition of Those Were The Days.

 

Philip

Remembering Lesley Gore

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The World lost another great singer this week. Lesley Gore lost her battle with cancer.  Ever since my young days I have always loved her records.  Many remember 'It's My Party' which was her first hit.  Her songs got better with each release.  'The Look Of Love' is one of my faves.  Just a couple of weeks ago I was t.v. channel flipping and I came across the 1967 episode of Batman in which Lesley Gore played one of Catwoman's helpers and sang 'California Nights'.  What a great moment from the '60s!  I have always felt that Ms. Gore stole the show in the concert movie The T.A.M.I. Show. from 1964.  Even though she was just a teen, her stage presence was simply amazing.   You can hear some of Lesley Gore's finest hits during this Saturday nights Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  Request a song from the fifties through the eighties this weekend.  I will be hosting the weekly trivia game as well.  Let's have some fun this Saturday night with Those Were The Days.

 

Phil

Tune in 100.9 WRCO FM on Saturday night for Those Were The Days.  Perhaps you can request a song for your sweetheart!  We will celebrate Valentines Day with some of the best love songs of all time from the fifties through the eighties.  Instead of requesting "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do",  you should request "Happy Together".  "Love Stinks" would not be a great choice for your loved one, however, "You're Still The One" by Orleans would be a better request.  Play trivia and have some fun with your radio this Saturday night between Six and Midnight.  Happy Valentines Day from WRCO!

 

Philip

A Magical Saturday Night With TWTD

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There were so many songs about magic from the first thirty years of rock and roll.  This Saturday night on Those Were The Days I will spin a few of those.  It will be a 'Magical Mystery Tour',  'Magic Carpet Ride', 'Grand Illusion', 'Magic Moment'.  We may mix up 'Love Potion Number Nine' for some 'Strange Magic'.  'Hocus Pocus', 'Abracadabra'...Saturday night will be here before we know it!  Join me for great fun with Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  I will be taking your requests and playing trivia.  It is very rewarding to hear from you.  It is like a family gathering when we all get together.  I would also like to thank all of our sponsors.  Jones Chevrolet-Buick, Town And Country TV And Appliance,  Chets Feed And Seed, and Dairy Queen of Richland Center have been in our sponsor family since the early days of the show.  Thank them for me!

 

Phil

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See you next year Phil. Happy New Year to you and all the staff.
Jeff Peper
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Hi Phil, could you play something from Eddie & the Cruisers. Maybe, Tender years? Thank you for th...
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I love that tune. I remember hearing that in high school.
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The New Colony Six played at my high school. It was like the Beatles showing up because we heard th...
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