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This Weekend In 1972 On TWTD

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On WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night, you will be transported back to 1972.  This weeks Hot 100 Chart was a melting pot for many styles and tastes.  Artists such as Carly Simon,  Three Dog Night,  Badfinger, Melanie,  Faces w/ Rod Stewart,  The Partridge Family, and Led Zepplin were having hits.  At the same time on TV,  NBC was trying to be more competitive in the sitcom race.  A new show featuring nightclub comedian Redd Foxx was debuting.  It was called Sanford And Son.  The first nighttime Super Bowl was being played on CBS.  The Miami Dolphins played the Dallas Cowboys at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans for the 1972 pro football championship.  Join us for Those Were The Days on Saturday night from 6 p- Midnight.  We will be taking your requests and playing trivia during the 6 hour radio romp.  I can't wait for it to be Saturday night!

 

Phil

Old Songs In Advertising Saturday Night

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There have been many memorable songs over the years that have been used in commercials.  This introduces old songs to a new audience.  On a rare recent night at home I heard CCR, The Yardbirds,  The Rolling Stones, and The George Baker Selection (Little Green Bag) in the background of TV commercials.  I hadn't heard a Robert Parker song called Barefootin' for a long time before I heard it in a advertisement for deck stain. Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse Of The Heart has been reworked to sell Fiber One bars.  We will play for you a few of those newly brought back songs on this Saturday nights Those Were The Days.  Tune in WRCO FM 100.9 and request a song from the 50's through the 80's,  or play trivia and win something cool from the ' grab bag of goodies' .  I hope you will dial up Those Were The Days this Saturday night from 6 until Midnight.

 

Phil

During the year of 2014 we will pay tribute to the Beatles a few times.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America.  February 9th of this year will be the anniversary of their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show!  This weekend on Those Were The Days I am looking forward to featuring a few tracks from the brand new release, The Beatles 'On Air-Live At The BBC Volume 2'.  Volume 1 has been out for several years and we have previously played tracks from that set.  Volume 2 was a Christmas present that I bought myself (don't tell June)!  It shows how talented these guys were.  Most tracks were live radio segments that were heard on the BBC in 1963 and 1964.  Some of the songs were not released on any Beatles album until now.

Join us for the great rock and roll of the 50's through the 80's on WRCOs' Those Were The Days this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.  I will be taking your requests and asking more tough trivia questions.  Our first show of 2014 was a blast.  I was amazed how many times I had to go on a cd treasure hunt to find some rare rock last Saturday night.  Thanks for the Everly Brothers requests.  It was a nice tribute to the late Phil Everly.

 

Phil-Those Were The Days

 

New Years Resolution Songs

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Hey Rock n' Rollers!  We will celebrate our first show in 2014 by playing a few songs of inspiration.  Songs to give you inspiration which will help choose and keep a resolution.  So Put A Little Love In Your Heart,  Keep Pushin', Celebrate,  and Fly Like An Eagle in 2014.  I will be in the studio Saturday night and I hope to hear from you with a request.  Those Were The Days will again be chocked full of tunes from the 50's through the 80's on WRCO FM 100.9.  I will save a few questions from this years WRCO Triviathon for Saturday night.  Please join us this weekend for another live radio request show.  Happy New Year!

 

Phil-TWTD Host

1973 Year End Countown

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This Saturday night you can hear the greatest hits from one of the best years in popular music history.  Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 will turn back the clock to the year end countdown of 1973.  The best Top 40 and Rock And Roll hits will come back to life.  There are many that we don't get a chance to play.  The year is sometimes mentioned as the last great year for rock and roll music.  You can be the judge with us Saturday night!  I will be happy to play for you the Top 73 of 1973 between 6 p and Midnight.

According to Billboard the Top Artists of 1973 were:

10.  Four Tops  9.  Helen Reddy  8.  Stevie Wonder  7. Marvin Gaye  6.  Carpenters  5. Paul McCartney & Wings  4.  Tony Orlando & Dawn  3.  Gladys Knight & The Pips  2.  Jim Croce  1.  Elton John.

Many of these artists will appear on the countdown show this Saturday night.  Hear some chart extras,  should have been biggers, and comedy spotlights this weekend.

 

Phil-WRCO

 

 

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