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Mr. November 1981

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I turned eighteen in November of 1981.  There were many great tunes on the radio as I drove to basketball practice in the Ford Mav.  Daryl Hall and John Oates had two songs in the Top Twenty.  There were popular tunes from The Police, The Rolling Stones,  Rod Stewart,  Lindsey Buckingham, Genesis, and the J. Geils Band.  These songs were playing in the back ground as I slapped on the Brut and picked up my girl friend.  I am sure she was impressed.

Join me Saturday night on WRCOs' Those Were The Days for some great hits from 1981 as I put another candle on the cake.  I will have a mystery in studio guest to help me celebrate.  You wont want to miss this! 

Listen for Backtrackin at 5:30 p Saturday when I talk to Glen Leopold of Gunhill Road.  The group that brought us Back When My Hair Was Short has a new album called 'Every Forty Years'.  Hear the story of the new album this weekend.  We will celebrate with music together Saturday night.  Give me a call and request a song and play trivia.



Far Out Tunes From 1970 On WRCO

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The fourth weekend of November in 1970 we were jamming to some cool tunes.  The Partridge Family was a TV hit and 'I Think I Love You' was in the Top Five.  Neil Diamond was singing about 'Cracklin Rosie',  The Supremes were climbing the chart without Diana Ross,  The Jackson Five were the top selling act in music,  British groups like Free and The Who were having chart success.  What a great time to listen to Top 40 radio!  When I wasn't tuned in to hear the latest hits,  I was listening to the Milwaukee Bucks dominate teams.  They would win a championship the next Spring.  When the weather was just right, I could clearly see Marsha Brady on television.  Once in a while dad would have to get up on the roof and adjust the UHF  antenna so I could see the Brady Bunch better.

I hope to hear from you Saturday night during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  I will be in the studio to answer the Bat phone!  Join me for trivia and other fun stuff between 6 pm and Midnight Saturday.


Mr. P


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Gary Talley Of The Box Tops On TWTD

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This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 our Those Were The Days radio program will spotlight The Box Tops.  My special guest (by phone) will be Gary Talley who was the lead guitarist of the group and at 19 years of age was one of the elder statesmen when they first hit with 'The Letter' in 1967! Other hits followed including: Cry Like A Baby, Soul Deep,  Neon Rainbow, Choo Choo Train, and I Met Her In Church.  After the Box Tops days, Gary has backed up a long list of great artists with his guitar. Hear his story on Saturday night.

We will be taking your requests again this week and playing trivia.  Last Saturday night you did a great job asking for songs that we have not played for a while.  Keep up the good work!


Lets Go Parking In 1979!

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This weekend on Those Were the Days, we will park the Ford Maverick on a hill far away and imagine that it is 1979.  The songs coming from the radio included hits from such artists as Supertramp,  The Cars,  Cheap Trick and many more.  Relive those hits with us during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 on Saturday night.  I was starting to shoot hoops on the basket that hung on the outside of our corn crib.  My big debut with the Ithaca Bulldogs was near and I soon discovered that I was an outside shooter.  When I went inside the gym it wasn't all that pretty.  Speaking of pretty....I was about to go on my first date after dancing to the song 'Babe'  by Styx at the school dance. (the dance wasn't pretty but she was!)  The song 'Lets Go'  by the Cars was playing on the radio a week later as we went out for on a night on the town.  I will be set to play what you say this Saturday night as the best of the fifties through the eighties will be heard on the radio again.  Join us for a good time on Those Were The Days.



Trini Lopez With Phil On Saturday Night

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He may be the only artist that has been able to claim that he was friends with Buddy Holly, Elvis, and Frank Sinatra.  Trini Lopez will be my guest on the Saturday night show Those Were The Days.  I remember hearing Mr. Lopez's records on the radio when I was just a wee nee.  His first hit came in 1963 with 'If I Had A Hammer'.  He did a killer version of the song 'Kansas City' later that year.  His hard work from humble beginnings paid off when Buddy Holly helped him in Texas, later he was on Frank Sinatra's Reprise record label, and appeared in the classic movie The Dirty Dozen.  He was a fellow Vegas performer with Elvis.  He could have retired years ago, however, he recently put out his sixty-fifth album!  I have had the chance to interview hundreds over the past 28 plus years of doing the program.  Trini Lopez is a first time guest on Those Were The Days.  Join me for pop radio memories from the fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties this Saturday night between Six and Midnight.  I will be taking your requests and will be playing trivia.  I hope to hear from you!



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