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This Saturday night on Those Were The Days, I will be taking a look at the amazing amount of good movies with memorable soundtrack songs from 1985.  What a great year to go the movies!  I was courting my future wife, June, and there wasn't much to do in Richland Center Wisconsin.  We often went to the movies.   The awesome films included:  Back To The Future, Vision Quest, The Breakfast Club, A View To A Kill, St. Elmo's Fire, Rocky IV, The Jewel Of The Nile, The Last Dragon, and The Goonies.  All of these films had at least one hit song from the soundtrack which was played on the radio.  Of the twenty-six number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985, eight were a part of famous films.  It was a great way to cross promote on the radio and at the theatre.

Join me for Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night for the best of the fifties through the eighties radio hits.  I will be back and propped up in the studio ready to take your requests and play trivia. 

I hope you enjoyed our Fourth of July special this past Saturday night.  It was fun putting together so many songs about America and playing Summertime hits.  There were many good comments about the show that were sent to me.  Thank you so much.  If you would like to talk to me you can leave a message here on the blog or email me at philnee@wrco.com

While visiting Grand Rapids Michigan over the fourth, I had the chance to visit Vertigo Records.  What an amazing store!  I have been collecting records for nearly 45 years and have been in many music stores all over the country.  It takes a lot to 'wow' me.  This place had my head spinning the moment I walked in the door.  They have over 20,000 new vinyl records and a good collection of used.  They have a lot of reasonably priced cds and dvds.  If you are a music lover I highly suggest stopping there.  If you are not ever in Grand Rapids, you can still order from them on line.  The owner is a great guy and he even gave me a free t-shirt which I will be wearing this Saturday night on the radio.  I could have spent the entire day at Vertigo Records, however, since June was with me I only bought one record.  I will be waiting all week for Saturday night to play it for you.

 

Phil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great American Fourth Of July With TWTD

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This Saturday night I will be playing only American artists as we celebrate the fourth of July and Summertime with hot hits from the fifties throuh the eighties.  That means no Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Guess Who, Fleetwood Mac, and many others. For one night only the playlist will exclude any artist or group that was born outside of the United States.  Those Were The Days on Saturday night will be the soundtrack for your July fourth celebration and a great American Summer weekend.  Hear some awesome tunes from the Eagles, Bob Seger, Beach Boys,  Elvis, James Brown, Eddie Cochran and many more!  We will take a trip all over this Country with some of our favorite hits made in America.  We will not be taking your requests this week.  Write those down with your crayon and save them for next Saturday night.  Happy fourth!

 

Philip Nee

Help me assemble an awesome playlist this Saturday night for Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  The best of the fifties through the eighties will live again in the dairy air of Southwest Wisconsin.  Last week you really gave me some great tunes to look for.  It is even more fun when songs are requested that we seldom hear.  One of the special features this week will be an in studio interview recorded recently with Bert Koelbl who was a member of Underground Sunshine.  They were a group from the Montello Wisconsin area which made it all the way to American Bandstand in 1969.  Their version of the Beatles 'Birthday' was played on many stations and it went number one in a lot of cities. I always like the followup single (which was written by David Gates) called Don't Shut Me Out.  Check out youtube for video of the groups Bandstand appearance.  Hear some inside tidbits from Bert.  He stopped by WRCO radio promoting his new solo cd called Silly Reasons.  It is a very good mix of folk, rock, and country songs.  You can find out more at amakrec@gmail.com

Play trivia with us and have a great time listening to the radio.  We bring the old days back every Saturday night during WRCOs' Those Were The Days.

 

Phil

This Saturday night we will say happy birthday to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys on WRCOs' Those Were The Days.  Hear some of the best Beach Boys tunes on FM 100.9 along with anything you request from the pop charts of the 1950s through the 1980s.  I recently saw the movie 'Love And Mercy' which is a bio-pic about Brian Wilson and his genius and personal demons.  I have read mixed reviews about it.  I really liked the movie especially the 60's Brian Wilson when he was creating classics in the studio for the Beach Boys.  Films about the era that have all of the visuals always appeal to me.  There may be some Hollywood tweaks to the story, but the music is incredible!  Overall I give it a thumbs up. You should go see it if you get the chance.

I hope you will join the family of Those Were The Days radio listeners during this Saturday nights program between 6 and Midnight. 

 

Phil

Summertime Fun In 1972

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This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will stop and park for a time in the year of 1972.  We will hear such songs as: Sylvia's Mother-Dr. Hook, Nice To Be With You-Gallery, Oh Girl-Chi-Lites, Rocket Man-Elton John, and one hit wonders like How Do You Do by Mouth and MacNeal.  All the kids were singing along with Alice Cooper.  Schools Out was a brand new 45 in '72. As these songs played in my head, dad was getting out the haying equipment.  The rest of the Summer featured some hard work.  My parents paid me 25 cents per wagon of hay I helped unload.  If I finished 14 to 16 loads, I was ready to go to Richland Center and blow my earnings on a new album.  I helped pay the Osmond families' dentist by buying their records. 

I will be taking your requests and dedications this weekend during Those Were The Days.  Give me a call and lets have some fun!  In a town where you can still go roller skating.  You can still see an outdoor movie and you can still call the radio dj and talk with them about playing a song.  Join me for Those Were The Days this Saturday night between 6 p and Midnight.

 

Phil

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It is amazing that vinyl records are outselling any of the other ways to buy music. There are some ...
phil
Saturday April 16th is National Record Store day.
Susan
Hello Phil, just wanted to tell you how much my family and I enjoy your Saturday night programs. I'v...
Jeff
I bought all of the Beatles albums in the seventies. They r timeless.
Terri
1973 is one of the best years for popular music! I am glad you will be there Saturday.
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See you next year Phil. Happy New Year to you and all the staff.
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