As the school year ended in 1978, I was set to put on my blue denim suit mom bought me at Murley's Mens Wear in Boscobel. Eighth grade graduation was that night and there were young ladies to impress! I could sing the John Travolta part in the song 'You're The One That I Want' (it had been released a few weeks before the movie Grease). Finding a soon to be Freshmen girl that could sing the Olivia part was a challenge. My problems were always the same in the seventies and eighties. I was worrying about girls and how to raise enough money to buy the latest albums or forty-fives. There was plenty of good music that Spring. Songs from such groups as Atlanta Rhythm Section, Abba, The Sweet, Steely Dan and Electric Light Orchestra were catching my ear. Solo artists having hits included: Billy Joel, Andy Gibb, Gerry Rafferty, Warren Zevon, and Patti Smith. I was singing these songs over the whine of the Farmall Super C tractor while I cultivated corn. Dad would put me on the tractor seat from the end of May until July fourth (corn was knee high by the fourth of July) so I could knock down weeds. The little white ear plug patched into my transistor radio could not overcome the tractor noise. The tractor made the AM full of static. As a result I had to sing all of my faves for entertainment. Join me for more memories this weekend on WRCO FM 100.9. I promise that I wont sing (very much). It will be fun to spin a few of those tunes from 1978. You can call and request a song from any era of the fifties through the eighties during Those Were The Days this Saturday night between 6p and Midnight (608) 647-4155.