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Staying Up Late In 1978

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This Saturday night on WRCOs' Those Were The Days, we will be taking the Ford Maverick through the time tunnel and we will check out things in 1978.  It will be fun to play for you some of the hits from my early high school years.  Contrary to popular belief, it was a good time for pop music.  Here is a list of artists that debuted on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1978.

Van Halen

Eddie Money

Journey

Juice Newton

Kim Carnes

The Cars

Rick James

Cheap Trick

Toto

Prince

Ray Parker Jr.

I will be taking your pop radio requests from the 50's through the 80's this Saturday night and I hope to hear from you.

 

Phil

Tower Of Power On TWTD

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This Saturday night we will focus on one of the greatest horn rock bands of all time.  Formed in 1968, Tower Of Power began developing a great following all over the World.  This week I had the chance to interview original group member Emilio Castillo about the history of the group.  They are still playing many shows and look to go on tour with The Steve Miller Band, and Journey in 2014!  I can't wait to play my two favorite Tower Of Power songs, "You're Still A Young Man", and "So Very Hard To Go". 
I will be live in the studio to talk with you and take requests on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night.  We will again enjoy the best of the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's pop music together.

 

Phil-WRCO

 

Phil's Fabulous Fifties!

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This week on WRCOs Those Were The Days, we will flash back to some of the best tunes from the 50's.  The decade that marked the start of Rock and Roll.  Lately it seems there has been a renewed interest in some of this music.  We have been getting requests from Wanda Jackson's rockabilly years.  Elvis, Rick Nelson, Chuck Berry, and the Everly Brothers are among the 50's era artists that often get requested.  Rock Around The Clock was the first song that was ever played on Those Were The Days and it is still one of the most popular songs of all time!

 

I will celebrate the 50's this Saturday night and I hope you will join the party.  Give me a call and request a song from the 50's through the 80's on Saturday night between 6 p and Midnight on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

Philip-TWTD Host

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  • Justin Craig
    Justin Craig says #
    Those Fabulous 50's
    I loved listening to Elvis Presley including "Heartbreak Hotel!" There could be more music in my list of songs!

Phil's Fave Groups-The Turtles

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I love all eras of the music we play from the 50's through the 80's on Those Were The Days.  Some of my favorite listening music comes from the late 60's.  Top 40 pop music was in its prime and the Turtles led the way.  They had 5 top ten tunes including: It Aint Me Babe, Happy Together, She'd Rather Be With Me, Elenore, and You Showed Me.  They had 17 memorable pop and folk rock ditties make the Billboard charts between 1965 and 1970.  We will revive some of those tunes during this weeks Saturday night rock and roll program.  We will share with you some reflections on the Turtles with guest group member Mark Volman!

 

I hope to hear from you this Saturday night.  You can call the hotline or email me with ideas and requests This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Â">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Listen for trivia and other surprises during Those Were The Days.

 

Phil

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  • Phil Nee
    Phil Nee says #
    Happy Together
    It might be the most used movie and commercial song of all time! I remember it in a movie called Innerspace. Here is what wikipe
  • Bennie
    Bennie says #
    Movie Music
    I wonder how many times Happy Together has been used in a TV show or commerical.

Sitting In A Bean Bag Chair-1979

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I remember listening to music all of the time back in 1979 while sitting in a bean bag chair.  Normally I could tell you what was playing on the radio in 1-2 seconds.  Scanning the dial an AM and FM was my night time ritual.  I would wear those great big Koss headphones (which I still have) and fall asleep each night to cool tunes. Some of my favorites from mid November included:  Heartache Tonight-The Eagles,  Tusk-Fleetwood Mac,  Good Girls Don't-The Knack,  Don't Stop Til You Get Enough-Michael Jackson,  Take The Long Way Home-Supertramp,  Cool Change-Little River Band,  Dream Police-Cheap Trick, Please Don't Go-KC, and Still-The Commodores.

Artists that made their chart debut in the Fall of 1979 included:  Pat Benatar and John Mellencamp.  The Top Five Charting Artists of the year were:  5.  Earth, Wind, & Fire,  4. Village People  3. Peaches & Herb  2.  Bee Gees  1.  Donna Summer.  Hear some of these artists mixed in with your rock and roll requests on Saturday nights edtition of Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  Request a song and play trivia with us this weekend.  I hope to hear from you.

 

Phil-WRCO

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