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This Saturday night you will be able hear one of my 'bucket list' interviews.  This week I had the chance to phone Louise Harrison (sister of the famous Beatle George).  It is an interview I have long wished for.  This is the closest I have been to a Beatle!  I have interviewed several artists from the British Invasion who knew them and once I had a chance to chat with Ringo but it never happened.  We will celebrate the music of George Harrison as we share the interview on Those Were The Days this Saturday night. 

 

Louise and her husband were living in Illinois when George came to visit them in July of 1963.  The Beatles were famous every where else in the World, however, were not known in the states.  He spent time in tiny Benton, Illinois and even played with a local band.  In February of the next year he and his band were watched by a record TV audience on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I will talk to Louise about that July of 50 years ago and about her famed brothers life.

 

I hope you enjoy our action packed program Saturday night.  I will also go back to one of my favorite music Summers growing up.  The Summer of 1978!

 

Join us Saturday night for Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 10o.9.

 

Phil

Greg Kihn On TWTD

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This Saturday night on WRCOs' Those Were The Days, we will again be taking your requests and playing trivia.  Special guest Greg Kihn will talk by phone about his career and his appearance at Mayo Park in Rochester MN. this weekend.  It is an honor to talk with him.  His Rock Kihn Roll album in the Summer of 1981 is one that I will always remember.  The song "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write Ém )" is one of those songs that I still can get a chill with when it plays.  I bought all of Greg Kihn's 80s albums and have always thought that they were under rated.  Who can ever forget Wierd Al's parody "I Lost On Jeopardy"?  It was a take off on "Jeopardy" which was the Greg Kihn Bands highest charted hit.  Greg even had a cameo role in Wierd Al's video! 

 

I hope you will use Those Were The Days as a soundtrack to your weekend fun this Saturday night.

 

Phil-TWTD Host

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    Love Greg Kihn!
    I have been a Greg Kihn Band fan since the early '80's. Loved the Break-Up song and still do! Glad to see he is still playing li

TV Themes List

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Last week we counted down the Top 40 Favorite TV Themes.  The list was voted on by the readers of ForgottenHits, the greatest web site ever!  Thanks to Kent Kotal for letting us count them down.  The reponse to the list was great and we even picked up a few suggestions for future countdowns.  Here is the ForgottenHits list that we counted down last week.

 

40. Where The Action Is

39. S.W.A.T.

38. The Munsters

37. The Dick Van Dyke Show

36. Miami Vice

35. The Dukes Of Hazzard

34. I Love Lucy

33. Green Acres

32. Twilight Zone

31. M*A*S*H

30. The Monkees

29. WKRP In Cincinnati

28. My Three Sons

27. Mr. Ed

26. The Brady Bunch

25. Perry Mason

24. The Jeffersons

23. Welcome Back Kotter

22. Davy Crockett

21. Laverne And Shirley

20. The Flintstones

19. Friends

18. The Mary Tyler Moore Show

17. The Andy Griffith Show

16. Hill Street Blues

15. Happy Days

14. Gilligans Island

13. Cheers

12. The Greatest American Hero

11. American Bandstand

10. Secret Agent Man

09. The Rockford Files

08. Batman

07. The Beverly Hillbillies

06. Dragnet

05. Bonanza

04. The Adams Family

03. Peter Gunn

02. Mission: Impossible

01. Hawaii Five-0

The Summer Of Love

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This week on Those Were The Days we will be flying back to this weekend in 1967.  The Summer Of Love was just getting underway.  The underground sound of rock and roll music was crossing over to the Top 40.  The Doors were the first group to have a number one on the FM and AM radio charts at the same time with 'Light My Fire'.  The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts club band was the album to have.  Some of the 60's biggest stars were still cranking out hits including Frankie Valli who was having a solo hit away from the Four Seasons. I hope you enjoy the best of the Summer of '67.  I will be in the studio to take your requests from the 50's through the 80's and will be playing trivia as well.  Give me a call Saturday night!

 

Phil-TWTD Host

 

P.S. We have been getting great coments about last weeks Philfest 'live' concert of the mind!  The weather got bad Saturday night, however, luckily we were able to stretch a tarp across the audience and keep everyone dry. 

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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    Countdown
    Good stuff. Brought back a lot of memories. Maybe next time you could have a contest of who can name the top 10 of what ever you

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