There has always been a debate about which year was the best for popular music. Many times music lovers will choose the year they graduated from high school or college. When you are young and have less responsibilities, you seem to have more room in your mellon to store song memories. The year of 1967 has long been a favorite. Other years that are very good for memorable pop tunes include: 1966, 1969, 1973, and 1982 (the year they kicked me out of Ithaca High School for good).
Our featured year on WRCOs' Those Were The Days this Saturday night will be 1967. It was a year that is similar to our Saturday night format because of the wide variety of songs that got played on Top Forty radio. You could hear everything from the Blues Magoos biggest hit (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet, and Tom Jones crooning 'The Green, Green Grass Of Home'. 'Music To Watch Girls By' by the Bob Crewe Generation (which was the music of a diet soda commercial) was playing on those transistor radios and Chicagos' own Buckinghams were making a name for themselves with a number one 'Kind Of A Drag'. Hear some of those great '67 tunes and your rock and roll requests of the fifties through the eighties on WRCO FM 100.9 this Saturday night. I will be in the studio and together we will have some fun. There may be an after party at the moon tower. Those Were The Days my friend!