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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

National Dance Day On Saturday

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Saturday July 26th is National Dance Day!  It began in 2010 and was created by Nigel Lythgoe who is the producer of the TV show 'So You Think You Can Dance'.  Young and old across the World are encouraged to have fun and dance this Saturday.  WRCO FM 100.9 will try to encourage you with some of the top titles that feature the word dance.   Those songs include:  Let's Dance-David Bowie,  Dancing In The Street-Martha And The Vandellas,  Come Dancing-The Kinks,  You Make Me Feel Like Dancing-Leo Sayer,  Dancing In The Dark-Bruce Springsteen. and Save The Last Dance For Me-The Drifters.  Maybe you can think of more 'dance' songs.  I hope you will help me decide which way the oldie songs go on Saturday night during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9. Give me a call on the request line at 608 647-4155.

Phil

1969 Summer Reunion On WRCO FM

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This weekend on Those Were The Days, I will dig out a few little 45s from 1969.  American artists were flying high on the charts the Summer that man first walked on the moon.  The top artists of 1969 were all enjoying hot Summer hits.  Creedence Clearwater Revival may not have ever had a number one hit, however, they were the top artist of 1969 according to Billboard.  The Temptations were second, followed by The Supremes,  The Beatles,  and The 5th Dimension.  Groups were ruling the roost in popular music that year!  We will be taking your fifties through the eighties requests during the program which runs from 6 p until Midnight Saturday on FM 100.9.  You can win some cool stuff whenever you hear the 'Magic Bell'.  We will get together Saturday night.

 

Phil

The Summer Of 1984

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Join me Saturday night for memories of the Summer of 1984 on WRCO FM 100.9.  Many iconic eighties moments happened during that time.  Bruce Springsteen released his Born In The USA album.  Prince was on the big screen and on the radio with songs from Purple Rain.  Huge hits from Huey Lewis And The News and ZZ Top were getting large amounts of radio airplay.  Chicago was enjoying success with one of its best albums (Chicago 17).  I will spin hits from 1984 this Saturday night and all of your requests from the fifties through the eighties.  Play trivia when you hear the Magic Bell and win a cool prize.   I hope you are having a great Summer.  Let me play a few tunes for you on the radio this Saturday night on Those Were The Days.

 

Phil

Frankie Ford's song "Sea Cruise" is one of the definitive songs of the 1950s.  I had the chance to ask him about the recording of that song all of those years ago.  Hear about it on Saturday nights edition of Those Were The Days on WRCO FM.  I will spin a few others from the Summer of 1959 and your rock and roll requests from the fifties through the eighties.  Its a holiday weekend and a great time to have a campfire night with family and friends.  I hope you remember to listen to the radio. Maybe you will win a fantastic prize from the trivia games!  Listen for the cow bell (the very one that LadyBelle used to wear) !

 

Philip TWTD President and CEO

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