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Parking With The Radio On In 1965!

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It was a hot chart back in 1965.  As was the case in the 1960's, many styles of music were represented on the charts.  The top 10 this week included:  Marvin Gaye, Supremes,  Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass,  The Vogues,  Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones.  It was a time when Top 40 Radio was king with fast talking jocks, loud commercials, and 2 1/2 minute songs.  We will spin a few of those hot hits from all of those years ago on this Saturday nights' Those Were The Days show on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

I will be live in the studio and I can't wait to hear from you. Help program the playlist when you request a song and play trivia with us this Saturday night from 6 pm until Midnight.  We have talked with several listeners that enjoyed last Saturdays retro show.  We sounded a little younger back in 1987!  It is always fun to go back and remember when the show was all vinyl records and commercials on tape cartridges.  It involved a lot more running.  I was in better shape than!  Last weeks flashbacks to 1973 and 1983 were fun to put together.  Those two years were really great Top 40 music years.  I am glad that you liked it.

 

Phil

Go To 1973 During Nee's Oldie Spree

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This Saturday night we will park the 'Ford Maverick Time Machine'  in 1973 and listen to the radio.  It has been called the last great year for Rock n' Roll music.  Find out if that is true on Those Were The Days.  Elton John, Gladys Knight And The Pips,  Led Zepplin, Seals And Crofts, Allman Brothers,  Grand Funk, the Rolling Stones, and many others were enjoying radio success 40 yeears ago. 

 

Those Were The Days recently celebrated another birthday.  This Saturday night we will flash back to an aircheck of the show from 26 years ago.  We were than celebrating our 1st anniversary.  My voice was a little higher.  I thought the tape was playing fast, however, the songs sounded like they were on the right speed.  Hear what Those Were The Days sounded like in 1987 for a time on Saturday night.  We will also enjoy a few 'twin spins' of some of our favorite artists, and a few left over Halloween songs.  It will be an action packed Those Were The Days this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 from 6 pm until Midnight.

 

Phil

Halloween Nee Favorites

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This Saturday night we will feature a few of the classic rock and roll Halloween tracks that we love to play.  Don't be afraid as we enter the WRCO back room to find wierd and wild songs.  We will be taking your requests during the second part of the program and playing trivia.  Lets have another rock and roll party Saturday night!

 

Did you know?  Bobby "Boris" Pickett hit number one with Monster Mash in 1962.  It is one of the few non-Christmas songs to make the Billboard survey in its original form three times.  It charted again in 1970 and in 1973.  I remember being amazed to watch Monster Mash make its way up the chart in the Summer of 1973 before it peaked at number 10.  It may have been helped by Dr. Demento's National Radio show in which he played many of the wierd classics. 

 

I hope to hear from you this Saturday night.

 

Phil

The First Record You Bought?

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  • Cindy Rasmussen
    Cindy Rasmussen says #
    records
    Yes, that is exactly how it went for me too.
  • Phil Nee
    Phil Nee says #
    Record Clubs
    I recall joining those record clubs. It was always very tempting because they would offer 12 selections for one penny! You just
  • Cindy Rasmussen
    Cindy Rasmussen says #
    albums
    I had the benefit of five older siblings who bought records, so I got to listen to theirs for free. The first music I bought was a

Radio HIts Of 1966

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This weekend on WRCOs' Those Were The Days, we will be spinning some of the top tunes from the Fall of 1966.  It was a great time in Top 40 radio with many styles of music.  According to Billboard magazine, these were the top 10 artists for the year of '66....

 

1.  The Beatles

2.  The Beach Boys

3.  The Rolling Stones

4.  The Lovin'Spoonful

5.  Hermans Hermits

6.  Simon and Garfunkel

7.  The Righteous Brothers

8.  The Supremes

9.  Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

10.Gary Lewis And the Playboys

 

Take a trip back with Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 this Saturday night until Midnight.  I hope to hear from you.  Request one of your favorites from the past and play along when you hear the Magic Trivia Cowbell ring!

 

Phil

What is your favorite music decade?

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