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This Saturday night on Those Were The Days, we will fly back to some of my favorite June hits (not my wife June).  Radio has always sounded great during the month of June.  I remember school getting out and that meant I could listen to my radio even later at night.  I would record favorite songs from the radio for the ultimate mix tape.  The keys to a good radio mix tape is trying not to get much of the d.j.'s voice and  you must start recording before the vocal of the song.  This weekend we will stop and park for a time in June of 1978 and 1981.  Join me on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night for the best of the fifties through the eighties pop radio memories.  We will not be taking your requests this time.  Thank you for listening to the radio.  That keeps me employed!



Save Ferris Saturday Night On WRCO

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Saturday June 11th will be the exact date that the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released by in 1986.  Saturday night on Those Were The Days, we will pay tribute to the film thirty years later.  It is one of our favorite VHS era movies.  The main characters don't interest me as much as Principle Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones),  his secretary Grace (Edie McClurg), and the economics teacher (Ben Stein). In my humble opinion, these 3 make the movie.   We will play a few songs from the movie and ask a trivia question or two.  You can request a favorite song from the fifties through the eighties Saturday night between six and Midnight.  I will be in the studio drinking cans of Ski and playing your songs.  Get the campfire started and tune in 100.9 WRCO FM on Saturday night.



A June Weekend In 1964

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This Saturday night on Those Were The Days from WRCO FM 100.9, we will be taking your requests and playing trivia.  The past two Saturday nights have been crazy busy.  I have been hopping around taking song dedications, digging for songs, and playing trivia.  It has been awesome!  Thank you for remembering to turn on the radio.  This weekend in edition to the open line, we will stop and park during early June of 1964.  This Billboard Hot 100 chart is very interesting.  The Beatles were still present, however, some of their English counterparts were getting many spins on the radio waves.  American artists were fighting back for chart space.  The Beach Boys, Four Seasons, Rip Cords, Jan & Dean, Elvis, and Chuck Berry were all fighting off the English attack.  Two of my favorite British bands had a pair of songs in the Hot 100 this weekend in 1964.  Dave Clark Five were rockin' Do You Love Me, and I Knew It All The Time.  The Searchers were climbing with Sugar And Spice, and Don't Throw Your Love Away.  We will attack some of these songs from 1964 on Saturday nights' Those Were The Days.



Memorial weekend is often thought to be the first weekend of Summer.  We were usually out of school by the middle of May back in the day. Dad would start finding farm jobs that fit with my age. When I was old enough to drive a tractor, Memorial weekend was prime time for cultivating corn.  Driving the Farmall Super C in first gear through the endless rows was boring for a young boy.  I would take my Panasonic radio with the white ear phone and try to hear songs over the roar of the mighty 23 horse motor.  It was difficult to stay in the rows and not knock down corn when a hot record came over the airwaves.  Memorial weekend number one songs that I still like hearing on the radio include:  Groovin'-The Rascals, Brown Sugar-Rolling Stones, Frankenstein-Edgar Winter Group, Sir Duke-Stevie Wonder, and Let's Dance-David Bowie.  This weekend during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9, I will be playing a few songs that were at the top of the charts during Memorial weekend during the fifties through the eighties.  Give me a call Saturday night and dedicate a song.  We will have six trivia questions (one per hour) during our Those Were The Days radio show between 6 pm and Midnight.



The Last Day Of School In 1975

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By this time in 1975 I was out of school and ready to dream up ways to get out of work.  When it would rain I would get a day off to go to the music store and make mix tapes.  My sister Sue graduated from high school that Spring and soon would be going away to school.  I was making plans to lay claim to any 45 records that might have been hers.  There were so many great songs on the radio.  Many of these tunes I still love to hear including:  Jackie Blue-Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Killer Queen-Queen,  Sister Golden Hair-America, Bad Time-Grand Funk, Magic-Pilot,  Shining Star-Earth Wind & Fire, and Philadelphia Freedom-Elton John.  The number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 was He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)  by Tony Orlando & Dawn.  While I like the original, (He Will Break Your Heart by Jerry Butler)  I have always been a fan of the remake.  I liked the T.O. & Dawn variety show on television and I have always been partial to the arrangement of their number one hit from the Spring of 1975.  I remember cool dudes with c.b. radios talking back and forth that year.  If they taped the switch open, they could lay the c.b. mic on the car speaker and listen to music on the p.a. speaker outside the car.  I remember walking through a parking lot and hearing Bad Time by Grand Funk playing over someones c.b. system.  We will drive back to 1975 Saturday night during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  Bring along your pet rock.

I will be back in the studio this Saturday night for more musical memories.  Please give me a call.  We will be featuring trivia questions and the best pop and rock tunes from the fifties through the eighties.  Thanks again to Kent Kotal and his almost daily blog  Last weeks 'What's The Name Of That Song' show has received great reviews.  It was fun to play a few hits we haven't played for a while and a few of them aired for the first time.  Thanks to Kent for giving us the playlist.



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