WRCOs' Those Were The Days will again team with Rich Appel for the I.R.S. (It Really Should Have Been A Top Ten) countdown. For the past seven years, Rich has conducted an online poll to see which songs did not reach true potential. On Saturday night I will play the top 30 vote getters. There are several songs that are back from previous years. Tunes like God Only Knows by the Beach Boys, Solitary Man from Neil Diamond,and Things I'd Like To Say by the New Colony Six are highly regarded by the Worldwide audience. New members of the countdown this year include: What I Like About You-The Romantics, Back When My Hair Was Short-Gunhill Road, and
Drivers Seat-Sniff 'n The Tears. I hope that you will join me for the coundown which can be heard between 6 and 9 Saturday night. Following that, I will drive my Ford Maverick back to 1984 and even further back to 1974. We can listen to some songs on my under dash cassette player with FM converter! I will not be taking your requests this week. Stock those up for next weeks Those Were The Days.
Phil Nee-TWTD Host
This Saturday night we will have some fun remembering rock and roll groups named after birds. Dave Wagner of the Minnesota group Crow will be the spotlight artist. You may also hear songs from the Byrds, Flamingos, Yardbirds, Eagles, Flock Of Seagulls, and the Robins. I hope to hear from you this holiday weekend. Challenge me to find one of your favorite songs from the 50's through the 80's on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night. You may hear something you forgot that you liked. You may find a new favorite. Saturday April 19th is National Record Store Day. I will again be on a quest to find hidden gems and my hope is that I can play some rare vinyl for you during an action packed Those Were The Days radio program.
On April 12th, 1954, Bill Haley And His Comets recorded "Rock Around The Clock" for Decca Records. It is considered the first rock and roll song to top the charts. This week on WRCOs' Those Were The Days we will remember that great history making tune. From our golden vault of interviews, hear from James Myers who was one of the writers of the song, and Marshall Lytle who was a member of Bill Haley's Comets. We will say happy birthday to David Cassidy and John Kay of Steppenwolf. Get ready to win some cool stuff when we play trivia. Your classic rock and roll requests are only a phone call away Saturday night. I hope to hear from you. Our ratings should be better this week because we will not be going head to head with the Badger men's basketball team!
What was I doing in the Spring of 1976? I was listening to the radio as I did the chores, rode my Huffy bike with the banana seat and the sissy bar, popped zits, and watched Happy Days and Laverne And Shirley. Sal Bando and Hank Aaron were playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. I was playing my trumpet in band for our director Mr. Olie. Dad was planting oats and I was feeling my oats. The music was 'neat'! This weekend on WRCOs' Those Were The Days you can go on a date with me to 1976. We will spin some 45's on my Close and Play. Songs like Right Back Where We Started From by Maxine Nightingale, Bohemian Rhapsody from Queen, Love Machine by the Miracles, and David Bowie's Golden Years. I will be playing from '76 and your rock and roll requests this Saturday night from 6 pm to Midnight. We will be playing trivia and giving you the chance to win. Listen to us and watch the Badgers in the Final 4 at the same time. Those Were The Days can relieve your stress while you watch another intense battle!