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The Summer Of 1963

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On this Saturday nights Those Were The Days radio program we will travel back to the Summer of 1963.  There were many great 45's playing on the radio back than.  Hear some of the great ones and coments from Chubby Checker and Lou Christie who were both having hits that year.  According to Joel Whitburn's Record Research, the top 5 artists that year were: #5. Bobby Vinton  #4. The 4 Seasons #3. Rick Nelson  #2. Dion  #1. The Beach Boys.

 

We will be taking your requests during this Saturday nights show.  There were some great dedications called in last week.  I love it when someone gives me a 'Wow' factor request and I have to go digging.  My favorite requests from last weekend included: 'My Back Pages' by the Byrds,  'Ride My See-Saw'- the Moody Blues,  Jeepster by T-Rex,  and 'You Know How' by Vilas Craig And The Vicounts.  Keep up the good work!   Listen for trivia this Saturday night when you hear the 'Magic Cow Bell'. 

 

Phil

Summer of 1972

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Tune in WRCO FM 100.9 for Those Were The Days Saturday night.  Following up the sister of a Beatle is a tough thing to do!  Many of you sent coments this week about the interview on last weeks show with Louise Harrison.  She was a great guest and it was fun to learn more about George and celebrate his legacy.

 

This Saturday night we will celebrate the music from the Summer of 1972.  It was a magical Summer of songs. Every song on the radio spoke to me.  I remember a trip to LaCrosse with a cousin of mine.  We were singing to every radio hit.  I was especially good at the Donny Osmond tunes! I bought one of the early K-tel albums that year.  It was called 'Believe In Music'.  Even though the songs were all edited to 2 minutes, that album captured the variety of music that Summer.  It is still one of my favorite albums.  I will be in the studio this week taking requests and talking to as many listeners as I can.  I can't wait for Saturday night....

 

Phil

This Saturday night you will be able hear one of my 'bucket list' interviews.  This week I had the chance to phone Louise Harrison (sister of the famous Beatle George).  It is an interview I have long wished for.  This is the closest I have been to a Beatle!  I have interviewed several artists from the British Invasion who knew them and once I had a chance to chat with Ringo but it never happened.  We will celebrate the music of George Harrison as we share the interview on Those Were The Days this Saturday night. 

 

Louise and her husband were living in Illinois when George came to visit them in July of 1963.  The Beatles were famous every where else in the World, however, were not known in the states.  He spent time in tiny Benton, Illinois and even played with a local band.  In February of the next year he and his band were watched by a record TV audience on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I will talk to Louise about that July of 50 years ago and about her famed brothers life.

 

I hope you enjoy our action packed program Saturday night.  I will also go back to one of my favorite music Summers growing up.  The Summer of 1978!

 

Join us Saturday night for Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 10o.9.

 

Phil

Greg Kihn On TWTD

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This Saturday night on WRCOs' Those Were The Days, we will again be taking your requests and playing trivia.  Special guest Greg Kihn will talk by phone about his career and his appearance at Mayo Park in Rochester MN. this weekend.  It is an honor to talk with him.  His Rock Kihn Roll album in the Summer of 1981 is one that I will always remember.  The song "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write Ém )" is one of those songs that I still can get a chill with when it plays.  I bought all of Greg Kihn's 80s albums and have always thought that they were under rated.  Who can ever forget Wierd Al's parody "I Lost On Jeopardy"?  It was a take off on "Jeopardy" which was the Greg Kihn Bands highest charted hit.  Greg even had a cameo role in Wierd Al's video! 

 

I hope you will use Those Were The Days as a soundtrack to your weekend fun this Saturday night.

 

Phil-TWTD Host

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TV Themes List

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Last week we counted down the Top 40 Favorite TV Themes.  The list was voted on by the readers of ForgottenHits, the greatest web site ever!  Thanks to Kent Kotal for letting us count them down.  The reponse to the list was great and we even picked up a few suggestions for future countdowns.  Here is the ForgottenHits list that we counted down last week.

 

40. Where The Action Is

39. S.W.A.T.

38. The Munsters

37. The Dick Van Dyke Show

36. Miami Vice

35. The Dukes Of Hazzard

34. I Love Lucy

33. Green Acres

32. Twilight Zone

31. M*A*S*H

30. The Monkees

29. WKRP In Cincinnati

28. My Three Sons

27. Mr. Ed

26. The Brady Bunch

25. Perry Mason

24. The Jeffersons

23. Welcome Back Kotter

22. Davy Crockett

21. Laverne And Shirley

20. The Flintstones

19. Friends

18. The Mary Tyler Moore Show

17. The Andy Griffith Show

16. Hill Street Blues

15. Happy Days

14. Gilligans Island

13. Cheers

12. The Greatest American Hero

11. American Bandstand

10. Secret Agent Man

09. The Rockford Files

08. Batman

07. The Beverly Hillbillies

06. Dragnet

05. Bonanza

04. The Adams Family

03. Peter Gunn

02. Mission: Impossible

01. Hawaii Five-0

What is your favorite music decade?

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