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Beatles On Sullivan Fifty Years Ago!

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We have talked about Beatle events from fifty years ago for the last two weeks on Those Were The Days.  This Saturday night we will share a few more moments.  Listeners have been sharing their memories about that black and white night 50th years ago Sunday.  The tv event inspired many young musicians to form a band.  This Sunday night on CBS you can watch a tribute from the Ed Sullivan Theatre which features many new artisits paying tribute as they preform Beatle songs.  Ringo and Paul will even play a few including:  Matchbox,  Boys,  Yellow Submarine, Magical Mystery Tour,  Birthday, Get Back, I Saw Her Standing There,  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,  and With A Little Help From My Friends!  This will be better than the Super Bowl for me.  On WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night (between 6 p and Midnight) you can hear a few Beatles classics and later in the night (when I get back from wrestling broadcasts) we will be taking your rock n' roll requests from the 50's through the 80's.  Get set for trivia questions that are guaranteed to start a few conversations.

Phil-TWTD Host

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  • Roger Burrow
    Roger Burrow says #
    Beatles vs Jesus
    I was 12 1/2 yrs old when I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. I remember my dad's dislike for them after George (I think) p

Billboard Top Hits 02/01/1964

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Saturday night during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 we will transport you back fifty years to February first of 1964.  It was a chart that was dominated by American artists with one big exception.  The Rip Chords were at number five with the car classic Hey Little Cobra. The Trashmen from Minnesota were at number four with Surfin' Bird. The instrumental classic Out Of Limits by the Marketts held down the third spot.  Talented teenager Leslie Gore had the second most popular record with You Don't Own Me.  This weekend fifty years ago the Beatles were enjoying the groups first American number one with I Want To Hold Your Hand.  In the coming weeks with three straight appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show the group would dominate the American record surveys.  Many of the British groups would follow with TV appearances and huge hits.  Enjoy some of the great tunes from 1964 this weekend.  We will also be taking your rock and roll requests from the 50's through the 80's.  Maybe you will win a prize when we ring the 'Magic Cowbell' this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

Phil

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  • Bob
    Bob says #
    Beatles In Wisconsin
    I saw the Beatles in Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Arena in 1964! What a memorable time.
  • Phil
    Phil says #
    RE:Beatles In Wisconsin
    That is so cool! Someone showed me a program from that show. The one thing I remember is that they had the wrong names under the

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

 

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