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Fooling Around On Those Were The Days

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Saturday April first is April Fools Day 2017.  Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 will celebrate with foolish songs for the holiday.  I did not realize how many songs have titles that contain the word ' fool'.  During our best of the fifties through the eighties radio show you will be able to hear some of them.  Here is my unofficial list of top ten favorite fool songs.

1.  Wont Get Fooled Again-The Who   2.  Fool For The City-Foghat   3.  Everybody Plays The Fool-Main Ingrediant 4. Fool (If You Think Its Over)-Chris Rea   5.  A Fool Such As I -Elvis  6.  Poor Little Fool-Rick Nelson  7.  Fool On The Hill-The Beatles  8.  She's A Fool-Lesley Gore  9.  Foolin' Yourself-Styx  10.  What A Fool Believes-Doobie Brothers

I sure hope you can listen to WRCO FM 100.9 on Saturday night for our Those Were The Days show.  Request a song from any of the decades that we play.  It is always great to hear from you (no fooling)!

Phil

 

We found out that Chuck Berry had died just before we started our Those Were The Days radio program last Saturday night.  Many requested some of the 'Godfather Of Rock n' Roll's'  best licks during last weeks show on FM 100.9.  This weekend we will play for you some of the best cover versions of Chuck Berry songs.  My favorites include:  Promised Land-Elvis,  Reelin' and Rockin'-Dave Clark Five,  Roll Over Beethoven-Electric Light Orchestra,  Memphis-Johnny Rivers,  Back In the U.S.A.-Linda Rondstadt,  Rock and Roll Music- Beatles or Beach Boys, and Carol- Rolling Stones.   Many have the opinion that there would not have been a Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, or many other groups and artists without Chuck Berry's influence. 

  Many will talk this week about his guitar licks.  I have always been impressed by his lyrics...........I saw her from the corner and she turned and doubled back and started walking towards a coffee colored cadillac.  (Nadine),  The night was young and the moon was bold.. So we both decided to take a stroll. Can you imagine the way I felt? I couldn't unfasten her safety belt! (No Particular Place To Go),     Los Angeles, give me Norfolk Virginia Tidewater four ten o nine. Tell the folks back home this is the promised land callin' And the poor boy's on the line (Promised Land),  They furnished off an apartment with a two room Roebuck sale. The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale, But when Pierre found work, the little money comin' worked out well. "C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. (C'est la Vie).   

Join the rock and roll party this Saturday night and request a song from the fifties through the eighties.  We will ask you six trivia questions (one per hour) during Those Were The Days Saturday night between six and Midnight.

Phil

 

 

 

March Of 1984 Those Were The Days

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On Saturday nights Those Were The Days, I will dig out a few 45's from this weekends Hot 100 survey from 1984 and give them a spin.  I was busy during that time posing as 'Super Chore Boy'  during the day, and 'Prince Mobile D.J.'  at night.  Spare time and change was spent at the Music Shop in Richland Center buying all the latest danceable records many of which I transferred to cassette tapes so they wouldn't make the turntable skip while the frenzied dancers were jumping on the wood floor.  Top requested songs this week in 1984 included:  Jump-Van Halen, Girls Just Want To Have Fun-Cyndi Lauper, Footloose-Kenny Loggins,  I Want A New Drug-Huey Lewis, Got A Hold On Me-Christine McVie (my favorite Fleetwood Mac beauty), and Karma Chamleon-Culture Club.  Many songs from this weekends '84 chart still get requested today.  Join me for requests and trivia for six hours this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9. There are people that still think that this show is always pre-recorded and I have to let them know that I am gone only a few Saturday nights during the year.  We are proud that we are one of the only radio stations in the state that you can call on Saturday night and actually talk to a person and not a computer!    Give me a call Saturday night.

Phil

Forty Years Of Foreigner

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On March eighth 1977, a new album hit the record stores.  The group was a British-American band of music veterans known as Foreigner.  They would become known when the first single "Feels Like The First Time", was released later in the month.  By the end of the year they would have two more hits.  The songs were "Cold As Ice" which came out in July, and "Long, Long Way From Home" which hit radio in November.  When young Phil Nee was able to scrape $6.99 together and go to Ben Franklin and buy the album, it stayed on my Panasonic stereo with a BSR turntable for the entire year.  Other faves included:  "Starrider",  "Headknocker",  "Woman Oh Woman",  and "At War With The World".   On Saturday night I will get my old Foreigner album out and play some of the tracks on WRCO FM 100.9.  Those Were The Days will pay tribute to that great long play forty years after it was released.  We have played tributes to other albums recently and that usually motivates people to request a whole bunch of other songs from other albums that were made famous by that group or artist.  That is fine as the night will be wide open for whatever you want to ask for.  Many times I don't think people grab the concept of one album from a group.  In this day and age music lovers usually just listen to a couple of tracks from a group or artist and they don't pay attention to which album the songs were gleaned from.  Many groups don't release complete albums these days.  They will put out an e.p. (extended play) with four or five songs to please their fans.  And fans will only download songs that they know.  They don't always listen to twelve new songs that they may learn to like after a couple of plays. 

I hope you will request a song from the fifties through the eighties during our Those Were The Days radio show this Saturday night while listening to WRCO FM 100.9.  Perhaps you will win a great prize!  You could win concert tickets, food prizes, and gift certificates.

Phil

Back in 1968 I was playing on the linoleum.  The radio was always on and the hits of the day became forever etched in my brain.  Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat,  Spooky by the Classics IV,  Walk Away Renee by the Four Tops,  Lemon Pipers singing Green Tamborine, and Simon Says sung by 1910 Fruitgum Company were among the biggest hits from March of 1968.  Although I was very young, I can remember hearing those songs while I set up my play farm with Tru-Scale toy tractors.  The empty cardboard Quaker Oats containers were my silos and dominoes were my bales of hay. The year of 1968 later became a very violent and sad year.  The music was a great escape from all of the trouble in the World.  Escape with the radio again this Saturday night with WRCO FM 100.9.  I will be in the studio taking your requests for old rock and roll from the fifties through the eighties.  We will have our tough trivia questions (one per hour) during our six hour Those Were The Days radio show Saturday night between six and midnight.

Phil

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