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PhilFest This Weekend!

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Listen for a broadcast of great live performances during this weekends Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  This concert of the mind is sold out and the only way to hear it is by listening Saturday night.  These are the groups, artists, and the songs that I would most like to hear at an outdoor fest.  The radio cast of the concert will begin around 7:30 pm.  I will be introducing the acts. 

  Here is a list of the performers at the first annual PhilFest in Sextonville.

 

7:30-8:00 p    Vilas Craig And The Vicounts

                    Tommy James

 

8:00-9:00 p    Steve Miller Band

                    Neil Young

                    Dave Mason

                    Fats Domino

                    The Grass Roots

                    Bob Seger

                    Kansas

 

9:00-10:00 p  Sha Na Na

                    The Guess Who

                    The Blues Magoos

                    The Cars

                    BoDeans

                    Kiss

                    Paul Revere & The Raiders

                    Foghat

                    Paul McCartney

 

10:00-11:00 p Tom Petty

                     Grand Funk

                     AC/DC

                     Billy Joel

                     ZZ Topp

 

11:00-12:00 a  Fleetwood Mac

                     The Eagles

 

 

*****Times are subject to change because of heavy runway traffic in Sextonville.

 

Join us for the concert of the mind this Saturday night on WRCO.  We will kick off the show with a look at The Forgotten Hits Favorite TV Themes as voted on by Forgotten Hits readers earlier this Spring!  Join us for a great time this weekend.

 

Phil

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Grease Weekend!

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The mega successful movie Grease was released 35 years ago this weekend!  For those of us old enough to remember, Grease was the word during the Summer of 1978.  The soundtrack album came out 2 months before the movie and by the time the movie was released, You're The One That I Want by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta had hit number one. The most successful songs from the soundtrack also include: Grease,  Hopelessly Devoted To You,  Summer Nights,  Sandy, and Greased Lightnin.   We will be spinning some of the best loved Grease songs along with your favorite tunes from the 50's through the 80's on this weekends Those Were The Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9.  Listen for the 'Magic Cow Bell' which can make you a winner during this Saturday nights show and it airs between 6 p and Midnight.

 

Phil-Host

 

 

This Week In 1970

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There were some hot hits this weekend in 1970.  We will take an audio look at some of the radio memories during this Saturday nights Those Were The Days program on WRCO FM 100.9.  One of the top groups was C.C.R., Norman Greenbaum was hitting it big with his only top 40 hit "Spirit In The Sky" and artists that appeared at Woodstock in August of 1969 were enjoying early 1970 radio success. 

 

Join the campfire gangs of Southwest Wisconsin that use Those Were The Days as a soundtrack to weekend fun.  Saturday nights from 6 until Midnight on WRCO.

 

Phil

There have been many great songs that rang from tiny radio speakers over the years during the 3 day Memorial weekend.  We will take a look at some of 60's best examples on this Saturdays Those Were The Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

I will also pull out some old Doors music in honor of Ray Manzarek who died this week. The Doors songs are so recognizable and the biggest reason is the key board sound.  Here is some info on the death of this amazingly talent musiciain.

 
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors, whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74. Manzarek died Monday in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family, said publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald. She said the musician's manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed Manzarek died after being stricken with bile duct cancer.
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Give me a call Saturday night during Those Were The Days. (608) 647-4145.
 
Phil

The Group America On TWTD

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Gerry Beckley of the group America will be our special artist guest on Those Were The Days this Saturday night.  America won the Grammy award for the best new group of 1972 after the success of the song 'A Horse With No Name' and a number one debut album.  They were up against Loggins And Messina,  John Prine, Harry Chapin, and the Eagles!  One of their number one songs is also one of my personal faves 'Sister Golden Hair' from 1975.  Enjoy the hits of America on Saturday night. 

 

Recently we have been getting a number of older Country songs requested.  Our rule of thumb has alway been that we will play it if it made the Top 40 charts.  Johnny Cash had several songs that were played on the rock n' roll stations.  Tunes like I Walk The Line,  Get Rhythm, Ring Of Fire, and A Boy Named Sue all crossed over. Patsy Cline had several records that had success outside of the Country field.  An artist such as George Jones or Merle Haggard did not have the same cross over appeal.  Listeners are some times confused when they hear Johnny Cash and wonder why I wont play their request.    Feel free to call Beau on Sunday nights during his Old Country program and he would be glad to play something for you.

 

I will look forward to hearing from you on Saturday night.  Request a song from the 50's through the 80's rock and roll. 

 

Phil-WRCO

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