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This Week In 1970

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There were some hot hits this weekend in 1970.  We will take an audio look at some of the radio memories during this Saturday nights Those Were The Days program on WRCO FM 100.9.  One of the top groups was C.C.R., Norman Greenbaum was hitting it big with his only top 40 hit "Spirit In The Sky" and artists that appeared at Woodstock in August of 1969 were enjoying early 1970 radio success. 

 

Join the campfire gangs of Southwest Wisconsin that use Those Were The Days as a soundtrack to weekend fun.  Saturday nights from 6 until Midnight on WRCO.

 

Phil

There have been many great songs that rang from tiny radio speakers over the years during the 3 day Memorial weekend.  We will take a look at some of 60's best examples on this Saturdays Those Were The Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

I will also pull out some old Doors music in honor of Ray Manzarek who died this week. The Doors songs are so recognizable and the biggest reason is the key board sound.  Here is some info on the death of this amazingly talent musiciain.

 
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors, whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74. Manzarek died Monday in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family, said publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald. She said the musician's manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed Manzarek died after being stricken with bile duct cancer.
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Give me a call Saturday night during Those Were The Days. (608) 647-4145.
 
Phil

The Group America On TWTD

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Gerry Beckley of the group America will be our special artist guest on Those Were The Days this Saturday night.  America won the Grammy award for the best new group of 1972 after the success of the song 'A Horse With No Name' and a number one debut album.  They were up against Loggins And Messina,  John Prine, Harry Chapin, and the Eagles!  One of their number one songs is also one of my personal faves 'Sister Golden Hair' from 1975.  Enjoy the hits of America on Saturday night. 

 

Recently we have been getting a number of older Country songs requested.  Our rule of thumb has alway been that we will play it if it made the Top 40 charts.  Johnny Cash had several songs that were played on the rock n' roll stations.  Tunes like I Walk The Line,  Get Rhythm, Ring Of Fire, and A Boy Named Sue all crossed over. Patsy Cline had several records that had success outside of the Country field.  An artist such as George Jones or Merle Haggard did not have the same cross over appeal.  Listeners are some times confused when they hear Johnny Cash and wonder why I wont play their request.    Feel free to call Beau on Sunday nights during his Old Country program and he would be glad to play something for you.

 

I will look forward to hearing from you on Saturday night.  Request a song from the 50's through the 80's rock and roll. 

 

Phil-WRCO

Spring Of 1965 On The Radio

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Hey Rock N' Rollers!  This Saturday night on WRCO FM  I will take you back to some of the great pop radio tunes from 1965.  Even if you weren't alive, you will remember hearing many of these 45's on oldies radio through the years.  Though the Beatles had a big hit from their second movie 'A Ticket To Ride', British group Hermans Hermits had two songs in the top 20.  American group Gary Lewis And The Playboys were holding their own against the overseas musical attack. 

 

Tune in 100.9 FM this Saturday night for another shot of Rock N' Roll from the 50's through the 80's.  Give me a call and request a song on Saturday night.  I would love to hear from you.  Listen for the 'Magic Cow Bell' and win something from the grab bag of goodies.  Prizes include water park passes, a gas card, cash,  food, auto parts, and more.  Listen to Those Were The Days this Saturday night.

 

Phil Nee

I am happy to announce that our Saturday Night program that aired a while back will be rebroadcast Saturday in Lake County Illinois and streamed live to the World.  The moving and grooving 'Walk Don't Run" marathon will hit the airwaves Saturday at 11am.  Thanks to Kent Kotal for making this happen.  We have been proud to work with him on past projects and many of you have enjoyed all of the features of his Forgotten Hits website.  Thanks to WRLR 98.3 for agreeing to playback the six hour program.  It follows their 5k run/walk on Saturday morning.  You can listen in through their website Saturday and than listen to WRCO live Saturday night. That is a total of 12 hours of Those Were the Days!.   Their station link is below.

 

Phil

 
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