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Frankie Sullivan Of Survivor On TWTD

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The group Survivor had a ton of radio airplay in the eighties.  They had two songs that wound up in Rocky films.  Hear from group member Frankie Sullivan on this weeks Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  Frankie wrote many of the hits for the group.  One of my personal favorites is the 1981 release 'Poor Mans Son'.  That will be a good song to play during Labor Day weekend.  I will be in the studio celebrating the music of the fifties through the eighties on Saturday night.  Please listen to 100.9 and if you feel the urge, give me a call and request a song.  The program runs from 6 p until Midnight.

 

Phil

This Saturday night on Those Were The Days you will be able to hear the fifty biggest Beatles singles according to Billboard magazine.  It is amazing how many flip sides charted large for the boys from Liverpool.  Some of the 'b' sides were bigger hits than the 'a' sides.  The idea for this program came from an avid listener of the show.  They have been telling me for some time that they would like to hear a Saturday night dedicated to the Beatles!   This weeks program will start with an hour of hits picked by one of WRCOs' Walk With G.R.A.C.E. radio auction bidders.  Hear fifteen favorite tunes chosen by Tom Berry.    Tom did a great job picking songs from the eras that we play each week.  He likes songs with great melodies and you will hear them between six and a little after seven Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.  Our Beatles countdown will follow and than we will wrap up the show with a Saturday night dance party!  We will not be taking your requests until next Saturday night (August 30th).  I hope you will join us for an action packed Saturday night with Those Were The Days on the radio.

 

Phil

TWTD After Packer Post Game Saturday Night

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The Packers play for a second weekend in a row.  This weeks preseason game will start with the pregame at 1:00 p and kickoff at 3:00.  Join us Saturday night at app: 9:00 for Those Were The Days (following the postgame show).  We will take your requests and play trivia.  I will also haul out a few records from this weekend in 1970.   Dig out your miniskirt and your bell bottoms and join the dance party on WRCO FM 100.9.  We have great shows planned during this month.  Hear a guest dj winning GRACE bidder on August 23rd and Frankie Sullivan of Survivor will join us on August 30th.  Listen for the best of the fifties through the eighties on Saturday nights with WRCO.

 

Phil Nee

Bidders Pledge $900 To Play TWTD Tunes

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It was an amazing Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination radio auction recently. Two listeners bid for the chance to program fifties through the eighties radio memories for an hour on Those Were The Days.  The first bidder won the opportunity with a generous $500 donation to GRACE, and the second day total for one hour of Saturday night hits went for $400.  They will get the chance to play their favorite hits for you on Saturday night August 23rd. 

There will not be a Those Were The Days broadcast on Saturday night.  This weekend marks the start of Green Bay Packer football on WRCO FM 100.9.  The pregame is set for just after 5 pm.  Old rock and roll will follow next weeks preseason game on August 16th around 9 pm.

 

Phil-WRCO

 

Happy Together Tour Tours The Country

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This week on WRCOs' Those Were The Days, I will be playing some of the best tunes from this years Happy Together Tour.  It is my pregame show because the next day while I am at the Wisconsin State Fair, I will be in the crowd as the tour visits Milwaukee.   It will be the first time that I have seen the Happy Together hit makers since the mid-1980s.  This years lineup is again led by Flo and Eddie (The Turtles),  Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night),  Mark Farner (Grand Funk),  Gary Lewis (The Playboys),  and Mitch Ryder (The Detroit Wheels).  During their hit making days in the sixties and seventies, they amassed 30 top ten hits between them!  My friend Kent Kotal posted a list of the best of the best this week on his Forgotten Hits website......
 #1 - JOY TO THE WORLD - Three Dog Night (#1)
 #2 - HAPPY TOGETHER - The Turtles  (#1)
 #3 - THIS DIAMOND RING - Gary Lewis and the Playboys (#1)
 #4 - WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND - Grand Funk Railroad  (#1)
 #5 - MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME - Three Dog Night  (#1)
 #6 - THE LOCO-MOTION - Grand Funk Railroad  (#1)
 #7 - BLACK AND WHITE - Three Dog Night  (#1)
 #8 - SAVE YOUR HEART FOR ME - Gary Lewis and the Playboys  (#2)
  #9 - COUNT ME IN - Gary Lewis and the Playboys  (#2)
#10 - SHE'D RATHER BE WITH ME - The Turtles  (#3)
#11 - Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad  (#3)
#12 - She's Just My Style - Gary Lewis and the Playboys  (#3)
#13 - Shambala - Three Dog Night  (#3)
#14 - Easy To Be Hard - Three Dog Night  (#4)
#15 - Bad Time - Grand Funk Railroad  (#4)
#16 - Everybody Loves A Clown - Gary Lewis and the Playboys  (#4)
#17 - An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night  (#4)
#18 - Devil With A Blue Dress On and Good Golly Miss Molly (Medley) - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels ( #4)
#19 - The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night  (#4)
#20 - One - Three Dog Night  (#5)
#21 - Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night  (#5)
#22 - You Showed Me - The Turtles  (#6)
#23 - Elenore - The Turtles  (#6)
#24 - Sock It To Me Baby - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels  (#6)
#25 - Liar - Three Dog Night  (#7)
#26 - It Ain't Me Babe - The Turtles  (#8)
#27 - Green Grass - Gary Lewis and the Playboys  (#8)
#28 - Sure Gonna Miss Her - Gary Lewis and the Playboys  (#9)
#29 - Jenny Take A Ride - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels  (#10)
#30 - Eli's Coming - Three Dog Night  (#10)
#31 - Shinin' On - Grand Funk Railroad  (#11)
#32 - You Know What I Mean - The Turtles  (#12)
#33 - The Family Of Man - Three Dog Night  (#12)
#34 - My Heart's Symphony - Gary Lewis and the Playboys  (#13)
#35 - She's My Girl - The Turtles  (#14)
#36 - Celebrate - Three Dog Night  (#15)
#37 - Out In The Country - Three Dog Night  (#15)
#38 - You Don't Have To Paint Me A Picture - Gary Lewis and the Playboys  (#15)
#39 - Sure As I'm Sittin' Here - Three Dog Night  (#16)
#40 - Let Me Serenade You - Three Dog Night  (#17)

HONORABLE MENTION:
Pieces Of April - Three Dog Night
Walk Like A Man - Grand Funk Railroad
You Baby - The Turtles
Try A Little Tenderness - Three Dog Night
Footstompin' Music - Grand Funk Railroad
Closer To Home - Grand Funk Railroad
Little Latin Lupe Lu - Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

 

You will hear some of these great hits this Saturday night on Those Were The Days along with your rock and roll requests of the fifties through the eighties.  I hope to hear from you Saturday night.

 

Phil

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