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The Fall Of 1981 Saturday Night

Posted by on in Those Were The Days

It was the Fall of eighty-one and music was in the air as I lined up at center on the mighty Ithaca Bulldogs Football team.  Perhaps if I would not have had songs like Urgent by Foreigner,  Jessie's Girl from Rick Springfield, or The Breakup Song by The Greg Kihn Band running through my brain, I might have been able to block better for our quarterbacks. Poor Scott Crine,  Randy Nelson, Bob Faga and whoever else played the position.   That was a great time to be 17 going on 18.  My friends and I listened to the new Greg Kihn album,  AC/DCs' Back In Black,  4 from Foreigner,  Hi Infidelity-REO Speedwagon and the Blue Brothers movie soundtrack which had been released the year before.  So much water from the Willow Creek has gone under the bridge at Bush Flat near Ithaca since than.  Many things have changed, however, I still listen to those songs and I still go to Ithaca football games.  Thank you to the folks at Ithaca for inducting me in the school Hall Of Fame last Saturday.  It is something I will always cherish.  Who would have ever believed that the boy who spent more time in the principles office than Mr. Modjeski would some day have a legit reason for being in the hall!  Thanks for your kind words and I hope I can keep on rockin' for a few more years.  I will be back to deliver your favorite requests and play trivia this Saturday night on WRCOs' Those Were The Days from 6 until Midnight.  Join me for the greatest rock and roll and pop radio memories ever! 

 

Phil

This Saturday night on Those Were The Days between six and Midnight on WRCO FM I will dig out more favorite tunes from the fifties through the eighties.  We will continue our year long tribute to the British Invasion of American music that began fifty years ago.  Hear the Top Ten biggest chart hits from Hermans Hermits,  the Rolling Stones, and the Who!  I will also dig out the chart from this weekend in 1972 and spin a few!  This coundown is special to me because I remember writing down these songs in order as I listened to WRCO. There I was sitting at the kitchen table of the old farm house and listening to the old G.E. table top radio with a clock that never worked.  Songs from the Raspberries, the Hollies,  the Doobie Brothers, and America are all like old friends that have been in my life all of these years.  We will not be taking your requests this week.  Save those for next week because I always look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers!

Phil-One Time Member Of The Ithaca Math Team, All Star Center Football/Basketball, Right Fielder, Lead Singer Marty And The Corndogs.

Saturday Night In 1964 With TWTD

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This Saturday night we will cruise back to the year of 1964.  Fifty years have passed since the British group The Animals had the number one hit "House Of The Rising Sun".  That was a staple for many live bands.  Other memorable September of '64 hits include: Because-The Dave Clark Five,  A Hard Days Night-The Beatles,  Oh Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison,  It's All Over Now-The Rolling Stones, and G.T.O-Ronnie And The Daytonas.  What a great time for Top Forty radio.  We will have fun with those songs and more this Saturday night during Those Were The Days. Give me a call and request a song during the six hour request show.  You gave me good stuff last week and I had to dig for several that we seldom play.  Listen for the best of the fifties through the eighties between 6 pm and Midnight this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.  

 

Phil-Host of Those Were The Days since 1986!

 

 

Weekend Heaven In '77 On Saturday Night

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This weekend we will go parking in September of 1977.  I promise to have you home by Midnight.  I will play some of my favorite records from artists such as Fleetwood Mac,  Heart,  Pablo Cruise,  Supertramp,  Kiss,  and more.  That era often is given a bad rap from music folks.  These 45s from '77 can put up a strong argument that the music was really strong.  I can remember being a big Junior High kid trying to play football for the first time.  I would run laps with these songs in my head dreaming about getting home to turn on the radio so that I could hear them again.  I saved some of my hay unloading money to buy the debut album by Foreigner that Fall.  It seemed everyone had a copy of Fleetwood Macs' Rumors that year.  Hear great hits from the fifties through the eighties this Saturday night between six and Midnight.  I will be writing down your requests and we will play trivia.  Get the gang together and please tune in FM 100.9 Saturday night!

 

Phil

Frankie Sullivan Of Survivor On TWTD

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The group Survivor had a ton of radio airplay in the eighties.  They had two songs that wound up in Rocky films.  Hear from group member Frankie Sullivan on this weeks Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  Frankie wrote many of the hits for the group.  One of my personal favorites is the 1981 release 'Poor Mans Son'.  That will be a good song to play during Labor Day weekend.  I will be in the studio celebrating the music of the fifties through the eighties on Saturday night.  Please listen to 100.9 and if you feel the urge, give me a call and request a song.  The program runs from 6 p until Midnight.

 

Phil

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